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Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom; PAMLA (Nov. 11-14, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 11, to Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:

This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.

Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 14 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

 

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

on the theme of

 

Katherine Mansfield’s

The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)

Making Sense: The Construction of Feeling in the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 7:13am
Nikki Roulo and Shawn Welch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses. 

 

On Going: figuring journey, position and place

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Christian Literary Studies Group, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Day conference
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 6 November 2021 
We are looking for papers which consider journeying, place and the way as tropes in ancient or modern texts, and we look especially for associations with Christian and Biblical themes.

Papers normally have a reading time of about 20 minutes, and are followed by a few minutes of discussion. They are offered for publication in The Glass and subsequently on the CLSG website.

The deadline for offering a paper is 31 May 2021. Send a provisional title and a few lines on how you will tackle your topic. Email Dr Roger Kojecký, secretary@clsg.org

Humanizing Disease: Tuning into the Instruments of Medical Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:49pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Papers are sought for this virtual (online) session of the PAMLA 2021 conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021; https://www.pamla.org/) that explore the way the disciplines of the humanities unlock the human experience behind disease for patients, healthcare providers, and public health officials alike. Close readings of selected cultural texts that explore specific disease events, investigations into cultural responses to broader healthcare issues, or even considerations about the challenges of teaching students during a pandemic, are encouraged.

Special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:27pm
Viatica
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

            Viatica, the first French online journal devoted to travel writing, invites contributions for a special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor in 2023.

Nightmare Before Christmas

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:04pm
Rebecca Williams, Filipa Antunes, Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 3, 2021

CFP:  Nightmare Before Christmas (Key Films/Filmmakers in Animation series, Bloomsbury) 

 

This edited collection will consider Nightmare Before Christmas as a milestone in animation and film history as well as a key cultural object with lasting impact. The book will be inserted in Bloomsbury’s Key Film/Filmmakers in Animation series. 

 

CFP: "What is an Image, Now?" Special Issue, Visual Resources Journal

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:04pm
Visual Resources Journal, Taylor & Francis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

 Visual Resources Journal, Special Issue (Guest  Editor: Krešimir Purgar)

 

Call for Papers: 

What is an Image, Now?

 

The study of images is a vast and complicated field of enquiry that looks to understand how changing modes of production, dissemination and consumption, (including changes to the aesthetics and materiality of images) transforms the value of images, their very definition and ontology.

 

Podcast: Serialized audio forms in context of global distribution and local consumption

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:02pm
Literatura Ludowa. Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Podcasting constitutes a new form of digital media which cannot be reduced to the phenomenon of which some would describe as the “Radio Renaissance” on the Internet. Moreover, podcasts have crossed over from a cultural niche to mainstream, as evidenced not only by a vast number of titles available on countless platforms and applications, but also by the increasing number of listeners and transmedia influences of podcasts in the form of TV series and literary adaptations (such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, Limetown and others).

DELVING INTO URBAN MYTHS: THE WORKS OF CHARLES DE LINT

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:01pm
Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Sylwia Borowska-Szerszun / University of Białystok
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

With over seventy titles to his name and new ones in the making, Charles de Lint is among the most prolific writers of Canadian speculative fiction and a key representative of urban fantasy/mythic fiction. Given his vast literary output, several awards (including the World Fantasy Award in 2000 and the Aurora Award in 2013 and again in 2015), and a large gathering of devoted readers (if Facebook profiles such as “The Mythic Café, with Charles de Lint & Company” are any indication), it is more than surprising that his fiction has yet to become the subject of a full-length academic study. That is not to say, of course, that the academia is unaware of de Lint’s presence.

The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:58am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.

The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works

Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)

Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights

Binary Modernisms: Re/Appropriations of Modernist Art in the Digital Age

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:58am
Open Library of Humanities Journal Special Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Binary Modernisms addresses the convergence of modernism and digital technologies in their disruption of traditional methods of art creation.

Emily Dickinson International Society 2022 CFP

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:55am
Emily Dickinson International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Conference in Seville,

“Dickinson and Foreignhood”

 

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites proposals for papers and panels at its international conference “Dickinson and Foreignhood,” scheduled at the College of Philology, University of Seville, Spain, from Tuesday, July 12, to Thursday, July 14, 2022. Because the academic calendar for 2021-2022 at the University of Seville is pending, conference dates will be confirmed in July 2021.

Environments and Spaces - Intermountain Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:54am
Intermountain Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

ENVIRONMENTS AND SPACES

March 12 & 13, 2021

 

LOCATION: Online

 

TIMES: TBA

 

Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University

 

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Intermountain Graduate Conference. This year we are seeking a variety of papers around the theme “Environments and Spaces,” interpreted and explored broadly across topics and perspectives. The concept of human interactions with our environment(s) appears throughout human history, from the beginning of recorded history to the exploration of outer space and beyond.

Various approaches to our theme mightinclude:

Music and Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:50am
Jeff Dailey/MLA--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations seeks 250 word proposals for its session at the 2022 Modern Language Association conference, which will take place in Washington DC  January 6-9, 2022.  The theme for the session is "Music and Theatre," and we seek proposals that explore the connection between music and live theatre.  

Interpretations, Appropriations, and Rewritings of Giovanni Boccaccio

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:50am
11th International Montevideana Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Department of European Literature at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) announces its 11th International Montevideana Conference, to be held virtually.

 

It is tempting to think of Boccaccio's most important work in relation to our current times, given that in recent months the Decameron has become a virtual meeting place through rewrites, seminars, and group readings dedicated to the text. The superposition of his pandemic with ours has become, in more than one sense, a paradoxical kind of locus amoenus, adding a new layer to the varied investigations and artistic appropriations that this Italian text has motivated in its 700 years of existence.

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:50am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
3 April 2021
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: astuart@bloomu.edu, timothy.ruppert@sru.edu
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. As well, we invite submissions of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism.

Narrative and Music

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:50am
VUB - KCB
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021

The cognitivist turn sparked a renewed interest in narrative analysis that extends beyond the study of literature. It has expanded across media such as film, graphic novels, video games, and music. This conference focuses on the study of narrative and narrativity in music. While some critics are convinced of music’s capacity for story-building, others consider the use of narrative theory derived from literary studies for the analysis of music unsuitable. This conference takes music’s narrative potential as its point of departure but recognizes that musical narrativity is scalar.

CFP: The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:48am
English Department, Soochow University, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Click Here to Download Paper Submission Application Form

The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation

Theme: The Task of the Translator

Conference organizers: Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation & Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University

Date: June 5, 2021

Venue: Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

 

Special issue of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies journal: Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Intersectional Analyses of Popular Culture (re)presentations of the Election and Subsequent Coup Attempt

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:48am
Erica Edwards- Wayne State University and Jennifer Esposito- Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Special Issue of CulturalStudies/CriticalMethodologies

Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Intersectional Analyses of Popular Culture (Re)presentations of the Election and Subsequent Coup Attempt

Special Issue Editors:

Erica B. Edwards, Wayne State University Jennifer Esposito, Georgia State University

 

Counternarratives: Weaving Graphic Narratives in the Local, National, and the Global

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
Sayanti Mondal, MLA, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Counternarratives: Weaving Graphic Narratives in the Local, National, and the Global

Special Session, MLA, 2022.
Washington DC, 6-9th Jan, 2022.

 

“Art can be a powerful means of challenging the stereotypes of mutually antagonizing nations”—Aphrodite Desiree Navab

PAMLA Online Panel: Latin American Imaginary Cities

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This virtual (online) panel seeks papers that explore the imaginary cities built by Latin American literature from the 19th century to the present. Since this year's conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are interested in proposals that study both the utopian and dystopian cities that Latin American writers have imagined to place there the collective fears and desires of their societies, as well as all those other fictional cities –neither paradisiacal nor infernal– that have served as microcosms to represent the tensions and conflicts of human comedy.

The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries  Online ConferenceUniversity of Birmingham, UK29–30 June 2021  Keynote Speakers:  Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor University)Dr Jenni Hyde (Lancaster University)   ***   John Worthington, Church of England clergyman and close associate of the Cambridge Platonists, complained of isolation from fellow scholars in his rectory at the small village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, in the 1660s.

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