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Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

 

Body Studies Journal - Covid, BLM, and more

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
The Body Studies Journal / Cabrini University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Body Studies Journal (bodystudiesjournal.org, ISSN 2642-9772), a peer-reviewed, open access journal for the inter-/trans-disciplinary field of Body Studies, welcomes submissions for its third issue.  

Coronavirus, the brutal murders of George Floyd and so many other innocent Black people, and the Black Lives Matters movement have indelibly marked how 2020 will be recorded in history.  All of these revolutionary social, medical, cultural and historical movements intersect with the body.  The Body Studies Journal specifically invites papers that focus on the events of 2020.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:  

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality between religion, politics, and literature.  How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community?  How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community?  What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.

Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Virtual Symposium, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars to examine early modern women’s agency from a transnational perspective. Conversations about women’s agency continue to ripple across the world, from new, passionate campaigns in Mexico and Poland that have fought to address feminicide and sexual violence, to the Women’s Marches, which have annually inspired global response. Now, we turn with fresh urgency to early modern women’s participation in intellectual and literary cultures that bridged regional, national, and transnational divides.

“Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization”

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.

 

FSAC Roundtable: Production as Critical Engagement

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Film Studies Association of Canada, at Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

  

We are seeking two more participants for a roundtable on “Production as Critical Engagement” at FSAC’s 2021 conference. In this teaching-centred discussion, we want to hear about innovative pedagogical strategies that employ production (i.e., video essay, “master copy” art, collective annotation and film commentary, and other forms) to bridge film studies and film practice.

 

Such concrete methods of analysis are especially vital in this moment, when the shift to online teaching has dematerialized the traditional facets of film studies courses (screening, lecture/discussion).

 

Topics for discussion may include:

 

Call for Papers - How is patriotism defined in 21st Century America?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:15am
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Within the scholarly realm, patriotism has often been researched within social sciences, humanities, but there is little published research through the lens of veteran studies. Patriotism in America has evoked passionate responses from both non-veterans as well as veterans but what does it mean to be patriotic in America in the 21st century?  Has the meaning of patriotism changed from the last century?  Is American patriotism accessible across social and cultural boundaries, is it an aspirational idea for some, or is it an outdated social construct in an ever-evolving society?  How can patriotism be measured?  

 

Disruption and Reconstruction in and of Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:10am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:10am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 16, 2021

SAMLA's 93rd Annual ConferenceSocial Networks, Social DistancesNovember 4–6, 2021Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:09am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

Call for Papers for a special section of HJEAS

Proposed for Spring 2022

Handmaidens of the Patriarchy: Anti-Feminist Complicity across Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:09am
Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Handmaidens of the Patriarchy: Anti-Feminist Complicity across Cultures (sponsored by the Coalition of Women in German)

Modern Language Association Convention, January 6–9, 2022 Washington, DC

“Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.” -Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (p. 34)

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

Bengali cinema

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:04am
Devapriya Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Films do not exist in a vaccum: they are almost always conceived produced, distributed and consumed within specific economic and social contexts.Film is now an integral part of our culture. What is it about films that attract us so much? Why do we enjoy films so much? Why indeed should we study films? It is not only fascinating to look at how films are made or even constructed but how they affect us is also a seminal question.

Shakespeare, Eastern Europe, and Cultural Influence

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:55am
Natalia Khomenko / York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This seminar is part of the World Shakespeare Congress, planned as a fully virtual event for July 18-24, 2021. We invite investigations of Eastern Europe as a node in global engagements with the Shakespearean canon and with Shakespeare as cultural capital, ranging from the early modern English playing companies’ presence in Eastern Europe and early Eastern European adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, to the global influence of twentieth-century Eastern European studies and productions. 

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:55am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

International Conference
(Zoom sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)

15 & 16 MAY, 2021

Organizing Committee
John Dean  –  Gerhard Finster  –  Konstantinos D. Karatzas

Thematic Approach

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:48am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

Antipolitics: From New Anarchisms to the Alt-Right

updated: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:40pm
Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

This graduate student conference seeks to analyze the emergence of new forms of antipolitics over the last several decades. If politics has meant many things to many people, from statecraft and representation to movements for social change, antipolitics names an array of practices, discourses, and structures of feeling linked by the contention that politics is a dead end.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 5:52am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Posthuman Drag (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 10:40am
Kai Prins (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States) and Florian Zitzelsberger (University of Passau, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Is drag separable from gender? A preponderance of self-described "drag things" (versus drag kings and queens) specializing in performances of non-human entities and appearing everywhere from stages in local gay bars to digital platforms like Instagram and YouTube would suggest so; however, when we speak of drag in academic literature, we hew closely to notions of drag as demonstrating gender performativity above all else. This collection therefore seeks to theorize a previously underrepresented form of drag performance that does not necessarily play with gender so much as it plays with humanness:We call this "posthuman drag."

Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 10:25am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERSImpressionsA Bi-Annual Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures and Indigenous Studies

Obscenity & Censorship: (Re)Constructing Taboos

updated: 
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 10:09pm
Graduate Association of French & Italian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 24, 2021

34TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS

APRIL 9 & 1O, 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

KEYNOTE: DR. CHRIS FORSTER (SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY)

The "Obscenity & Censorship" Conference:

Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.

Navigating (Un)Certainty: Chaos, Coping, and Reconciliation in Eras of Disarray

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Florida Atlantic University--Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.

Call for proposals on Aging and Ageism for EDITED VOLUME

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 11:44am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Call for Papers on Aging and Ageism

To be published as a book by the University of Debrecen Press.

 

The Impasse

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 8:28am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

For the next volume of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit work that critically engages with the theme of impasse.

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