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The sense of an ending and the imagination of the end: apocalypse, disaster and messianic time

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:18pm
Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Colloquia Humanistica is the interdisciplinary journal of humanities of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Our aim is to introduce a variety of perspectives in discussing contemporary issues. We would like to propose a unique space that allows an intensive intellectual debate and a dynamic exchange of thoughts between researchers of different perspectives in humanities and social sciences. Colloquia Humanistica kindly invites submissions of manuscripts that address the topic:

The sense of an ending and the imagination of the end: apocalypse, disaster and messianic time

Literature and the Other Arts Conference Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This session is open to any proposal that explores the intersection of literature and some other art. However, in accordance with the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction," we welcome papers that explore the cross-sections between literature and the other arts in connection to issues of the urban, cityscapes, the postmodern, noir, gothic, or religious spaces or architecture, or religious or spiritual painting or sculpture.

 

To submit a  paper proposal, please visit   https://pamla.ballastacademic.com, and look for session 18248 Literature and the Other Arts (in person) or 18249 (on line)

 

Trans James

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Henry James scholarship has hesitated to engage with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rich and proliferating constellation of thought that is Trans Studies. How might the question of transgender revise, reinvigorate or transform our understanding of James’s writing, and / or of James as a biographical subject?

We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of the topic. Possible approaches might include:

-          Transgender subjects in James’s fictional worlds and nonfiction texts

-          Transgender and subjectless queer critique

-          Sex, gender, and narration

-          Transgender and sexuality

-          Transgender and sibling relationships

CfP: Film Education Journal (8th edition - November 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Film Education Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 26, 2021

The Film Education Journal (FEJ) is the world’s only publication committed to exploring how teachers and other educators work with film, and to involving other participants – policymakers, academics, researchers, cultural agencies and film-makers themselves – in that conversation. The journal publishes a range of article types, aimed at reaching our diverse academic and practitioner audience. FEJ welcomes submissions for its eighth edition (to be published in November 2021). Full submission guidelines and information can be found here: https://www.uclpress.co.uk/pages/film-education-journal

The Idea of the Lumpenproletariat

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

            Marx and Engels famously use the term lumpenproletariat to describe “that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society.” The concept suggests that the most marginal are not part of the revolutionary class but are in fact more likely to function as a “bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.” As Raphael Samuel noted, the word came to function as an “unproblematic term of abuse” in early twentieth-century Communist discourse, suggesting a relation between political unreliability and moral failings. The precarious were not merely represented as a threat to radical movements but as personally contemptible in ways that drew on conservative ideas of the undeserving poor.

CFP - VOL.3, NO.2 - JULY 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:15pm
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2021 issue.

Women and Music in the Early Modern Age

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Divino Sospiro-Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Women and music in the early modern age  

 

Queluz National Palace

July 2nd - 4th, 2021

Organization:

Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal 

Scientific Committee:

Cristina Fernandes, Giuseppina Raggi, Iskrena Yordanova,

Ricardo Bernardes, José Camões, Francesco Cotticelli, Paologiovanni Maione

 

Women in the Nineteenth Century--Traveling, Writing, Speaking

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021

 

Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking

Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Margaret Fuller SocietyAmerican Literature Association ConferenceBoston, July 7–11, 2021EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposals due February 23, 2021 

The Kurt Vonnegut Society at the ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Please come join us at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, from July 7-11, 2021 where the Kurt Vonnegut Society will hold two academic sessions and host a business meeting. The ALA has made accommodations for distant-presentation, so we welcome those who may only appear digitally.

Here’s the Call for Papers.  Proposals are due by February 1, 2021.  Since the ALA has pushed the conference back to July, we have extended the deadline for proposals to February 20, 2021.

Panel 1:  Vonnegut and Religion

When American Television Became American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

CFP

When American Television Became American Literature

 

**** Please note this is an up-dated posting for a volume originally entitled, The Platinum Age of American Television ****

Title: When American Television Became American Literature

Publisher: Brill Publishers (European Perspectives on the United States series)

Editor: Ben Alexander
Contact: Benalexander@fas.harvard.edu or Benalexa@usc.edu

INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

     CALL FOR CHAPTERS   

INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE,    CULTURE,    AND  IDENTITY    

 

Sub-themes

E T H N I C I T Y    A N D    D I A S P O R A P L U R A L I S M        A N D        D I A S P O R A

M U L T I C U L T U R A L I S M    A N D    D I A S P O R A G L O B A L I S A T I O N    A N D        D I A S P O R A

T R A N S N A T I O N A L I S M    A N D    D I A S P O R A P A R T I T I O N    A N D    D I A S P O R A

Nineteenth-Century Religious Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022. 

 

Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism,  Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance. 

 

Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged. 

 

Buddhism and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For a special section of Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited at Boston College.

A call for papers in Buddhism and Literature: any tradition, language or literature or time period from ancient times to the present.

Complete papers of 5,000-10,000 words should be submitted by 15 June 2021, in MLA 7 format with parenthetical documentation.

Illustrations, color or black and white, are welcome. 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:09pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Justice Framed. Reviewers must be post-comprehensive exam scholars, and reviews must not be previously published elsewhere. The deadline for reviews is April 1, 2021.

 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts:

 

Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America by Brigitte Fielder (Duke University Press, 2020)

Open Issue: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:08pm
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for Papers (CFP) for Volume VI Number ii (July 2021 issue) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies ISSN: 2456-7507 postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal of  Literary  Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507, invites original,  unpublished, scholarly research articles, popular articles, book/film reviews, interviews in English on Literary Studies for its July 2021 issue (Vol VI  No ii). There is no focal theme for this issue. 

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:51am
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.

Topics may include (but are not limited) to:

 

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:56am
Bangor University, Wales UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

June 14th-17th 2022

Bangor University, Wales

Keynotes:

Don Mee Choi
Forrest Gander

Edited Collection, Women Writing Trauma in Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:44pm
Laura Alexander/editor/Associate Professor of English, High Point University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature."  The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to laura.leigh.alexander@gmail.com. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021. 

PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, VIRTUAL

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:59pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2021 National Conference

Jun 2nd – 5th – VIRTUAL

 

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

 

(ONLINE) POSTMEMORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 4:33am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/

 

Scientific Committee:

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

​We are happy to announce that the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS at our 2nd "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", 25-26 February 2021 will be Marianne Hirsch and Mirta Kupferminc.

 CFP:

“Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps”

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:48am
Dept. of English, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Abstracts

(convocatoria en español abajo) 

The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe. 

Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices

updated: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 9:11pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"

Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th

 

"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)       

 

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 11:00pm
Daniel Toomey/The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

For its American Literature Association panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered.

The deadline for proposals is now February 21, 2021.

Please send proposals to Daniel Toomey at dtoomey@landmark.edu

The American Literature Association 32nd Annual Conference will be held July 7 to July 11, 2021 at Westin Cople Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116.

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 6:02pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2021

Virtual Conference April 16th - 17th, 2021 

Call For Proposals:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 2:24pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

MLA 2022: Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Orchid Tierney/Eric Schmaltz/ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel. 

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