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CFP: Leaky Ontologies - ACLA 2021 Virtual Seminar

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00pm
Pedro Lopes de Almeida
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Stuff leaks through such that the real manifests not just as gaps and inconsistencies in reality.” 
                                                                                   Tim Morton, Humankind  

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:16pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:15pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:56pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.

Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Mirror Maze

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
pacificREVIEW: West Coast Arts Review Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

pacificREVIEW is now open to submissions!! This year's theme: The Mirror Maze! Please review the info below & visit pacrev.submittable.com/submit for complete submission guidelines and to submit. Any questions can be directed at info.pacrev@gmail.com. **The Mirror Maze 

Mother Mortality Project Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Dr. Kenya Mitchell and Emily Picard/Demeter Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

 

Historical, mythical, and fictional narratives have relegated mothers to the roles of monster or quiet idol. These narrow identity barriers are exacerbated when other labels - woman of color, indigenous, trans, queer, low income, for example - are added. These multiple oppressions ultimately lead to biased, unethical, and incomplete medical treatment as women's understandings of their own bodies are dismissed. 

 

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 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:

 

The Body in Pain - ACLA 2021 (Virtual)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

"We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain"

- Charles Bukowski

Call for Research Articles and Creative Writings - The Contour (ISSN 2349-6398)-An International Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Of Studies In English | ESTD 2014

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
The Contour (ISSN 2349-6398)- An International Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Of Studies In English | ESTD 2014
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recently we all must have noticed that there had been numerous memes doing rounds on social media platforms acknowledging, albeit in sarcastic ways, the role of the Covid-19 virus in teaching mankind some of the most-neglected values of life heretofore.  Such cultural texts with their nuanced sub-texts have been rapidly gaining access to our lives and activities as the subsidiary effects of this present pandemic situation. However, the pandemic is not something new to human civilization. There are references galore in various literary and non-literary texts of its sweeping destructive force before. But this present threat from Covid-19 seems to be a kind of a shock to the anthropocentric worldview.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — will hold its first virtual conference, and calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

In the 30 years of this conference, there has perhaps never been a more urgent time to address the fundamental issues of postcolonial studies: justice, injustice, the imposition of power, and the mechanisms of control.

Particularly appropriate thematic issues:

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation (online conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation

 

6 – 7 May 2021

University of Leuven, Belgium (online)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

 

CFP: HyperCultura- 9/2020 - deadline extension

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dear all,

 We live in quite challenging times, therefore we have decided to extend our submission deadline by 1 month, until November 1st, 2020! HyperCultura, http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/ encourages, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas: literature (print and hypertext), (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (all of the above). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they analyze one of the above mentioned area. (eg, Postcolonialism applied to a book, a film, etc). 

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
Sam Huber, Yale University (on behalf of Post45)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

February 19-20 and 26-27, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Annie McClanahan 

Additional Faculty Participation by Srimayee Basu, Chris Fan, Oren Izenburg, Virginia Jackson, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Theodore Martin, and Rahda Radakrishnan

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post-1945 literature and culture. We particularly welcome submissions that expand our conception of post-1945 literature’s histories, boundaries, and future trajectories, or place it in a comparative, transnational, or hemispheric frame.

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:22pm
Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event

Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, & Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)

The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:59am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:16pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held virtually Mach 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:51pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held over Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11th and Thursday, Nov. 12th

6-8:30 pm

featuring Chicago-based cartoonist and writer Anya Davidson as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for 5-10 min virtual papers or presentations no later than Oct. 7, 2020 in any of the following categories:

Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:33pm
Kevin Ennis / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the "environmental imagination," which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of acting, personally, politically, and legally, that have shaped the world in concrete ways” (7).

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:01pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

Deadline Extended. Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception in an Age of Academic Innovation

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Just as the Greeks on the plains of Troy faced the plague-arrows of Apollo, the modern world currently stands before unprecedented challenges.  The present pandemic has forced us to face issues of mortality more closely than has been the case in recent decades. At the same time, the situation in which the academic world now finds itself is breaking down barriers in many areas: between home and work environments; between academics, students and the wider community; between teachers and pupils; between traditional disciplines; and between different methods of teaching. In fact, there has been a feeling amongst many for quite some time that winds of change are blowing through the corridors of academia.

Thinking with Plants (NeMLA deadline extended to Oct 11)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:33pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

Been There, Survived That: Strategies for Navigating the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:13pm
Justine Dymond
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

UPDATE:

  • Deadline extension for proposals now due October 11, 2020
  • All-virtual platform for conference
  • Reduced registration fee for all-virtual platform

Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021

Roundtable sponsored by NeMLA's Women's and Gender Studies Caucus

Metaphor in the Philosophical Text - ACLA 2021 (virtual)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:55am
Giovanni Menegalle / Mauro Senatore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

It is 50 years since the publication of Jacques Derrida’s « La mythologie blanche: la métaphore dans le texte philosophique » in the journal Poétique (1971). As the proofs of La mythologie blanche held in the archives testify, the essay draws on the course Théorie du discours philosophique that Derrida taught between 1969 and 1971. The essay, which at the time sparked an important debate, has today receded from the forestage of philosophical discussion. In the original course, Derrida explores the relationship between philosophy and other discourses and the possibility of a theory of philosophical discourse.

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