CFP — NeMLA 2021 (March 11-14, Philadelphia)
Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.
Messengers from the Stars:
On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 5, 2020
Edited by: Matthew Hill
Co-edited by: João Félix
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias
Call for papers
Covid and conflict: Local impacts and global questions
Andres F. Rengifo
Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice, NJ, United States
118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
*** Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, organizers will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November.
PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions!
In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016), Eric Hayot and Rebecca L. Walkowitz call for thinking about modernism from a global perspective, in order to recover and examine “local instances of modernism...[with] the traces of world thinking and world imagining that both respond to...global pressures...and anticipate into being the structures of feeling that...shape the world we live in” (8-9).
SAMLA 92: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts - November 13-15, 2020: Virtual Conference through Accelevents
Scandalous Spaces (Modernist Literature)
Pedagogy Pop Up: a Textshop Experiments special issue
Guest Editors: Mari Ramler (Tennessee Tech University) and Dan Frank (UC Santa Barbara)
Due: July 1, 2020
Spanish in the US: Globalization, Glocalization and New Discourses
CALL FOR PAPERS
Inaugural Conference on Ecological Spiritualities in Spring 2021
The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. We are open to paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres, time periods, and critical approaches; in particular, we are interested in papers that engage with the PAMLA special conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."
We tend to look at medicine and the arts & humanities as two separate entities unaware that they are similar. Medicine is affiliated with rationality while the arts & humanities are affiliated with emotions. As a result, a number of gaps exist between Medicine and Literature that need to be closed. In this session, I would like to expand upon the practice of storytelling in Healthcare settings and the ways in which it allows for a more patient-centered approach. I would also like to examine our roles as literature, language, and creative writing scholars in bridging the gaps between the two disciplines, attempting to improve the mental health of healthcare professionals through the act of writing, and contributing to a better healthcare system.
DALIT LITERATURE/DALIT STUDIES
LAST DATE OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15/6/2020
LAST DATE OF FULL PAPER SUBMISSION: 30/6/2020
PAPER LENGTH: 4000-5000 words (approx.) [Author’s short bio and an abstract of approximately 200 words with 5-6 keywords should be attached with the final paper]
DOCUMENTATION: MLA Stylesheet (8th Edition) End Notes in lieu of Foot Notes are preferred
After proper verification, review and editing (if required), acceptance letters will be sent to the contributors within one month.
PUBLICATION TIME: Three Months (approx.)
Discourses of contamination and pollution have long figured in crime writing. Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, crime fiction has frequently elucidated a correlation between transgressive acts and the topographies in which they occur. Within this, it is the detective’s heightened capacity to interpret material and spatial signs – often through the embracement of new technologies and innovative modes of deciphering the social body – that allows for the containment of deviancy and restoration of order.
As Carroll Pursell suggests in Technology in Postwar America, technology enabled America to develop global prominence in the 20th century. And in seems poised to do the same in the 21st. Yet the relationship Americans have with technology is thorny. For instance, Thomas L. Friedman lauds technology, observing that “Globalization 3.0,” a new era in global history that is marked by digital developments, is leveling the playing field (The World is Flat 10).
Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.
This panel deals with women writers’ intervention in the Latin American political arena during the 20th and 21st centuries. Either by participating in a political party, a feminist organization, or by writing independently, this panel addresses how women writing have opposed, transgressed, and sought changes in the social order of their time. We invite proposals—in English, Spanish, and Portuguese—that reflect on how these subversive practices and ideas circulate and construct a personal and collective subjectivity. Additionally, this panel inquires on the relationship between these women’s writing and both the feminist movement and the wider political / economic context (which in Latin America has been marked by dictatorships and crisis).
As a result of the pandemic, the RHOME 2020 Conference on Dislocation (22-23 October 2020) has been postponed. However, the good news is RHOME will launch the first issue of, its new creative journal, ROAM, later this year.
Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and confinement, RHOME sees the need to continue its focus on the theme, the experience and the actuality of home, the place and abode that looms so large these days in the lives of everyone on the planet.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 61 (2/2021)
Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)
Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender
Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021
In Demand the Impossible, Tom Moylan writes, “Utopian writing is, at heart, rooted in the unfulfilled needs and wants of specific classes, groups, and individuals in their unique historical contexts.” Women have long been creating utopic and dystopic visions in literature, history, and politics, sharing their own unfulfilled desires through dreams of better worlds or nightmares of oppressive societies. Texts such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland and Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower present alternative realities that simultaneously critique the author’s present time and place.
As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life”; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity. Nevertheless, this new entanglement between the pandemic and digital media is not devoid of national, political, economic, and linguistic specificities: issues of accessibility, censorship, credibility, and the like cannot be addressed in the abstract. Instead, they only become visible when uses of digital media is contextualized and compared across national and linguistic boundaries.
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021, Philadelphia, PA
Theme: Tradition and Innovation, Changing Worlds though the Humanities
SEASECS 2021: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century”
February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida
Session Proposal Deadline: 6.15.2020
(Individual Papers and Fully-formed Panels Deadline: 10.15.2020)
The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines.
Call for Contribution Proposals
To be considered for the edited volume, Queer TV China
Dr. Jamie J. Zhao, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
This special issue examines the role of literature and criticism in addressing poverty and dispossession. In a 2009 Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Keith Gandal predicted that the economic crisis would lead to literary studies finally putting “poverty near the top of the agenda and the center of the field.” Ten years later, poverty has become a focus of scholarship in the social sciences, particularly geography, anthropology, sociology, and critical legal studies. Yet the topic remains stubbornly marginal to literary studies, even though qualitative social scientific methods have been taken up in the discipline as never before.
The global COVID-19 crisis, and its economic fallout, have re-established two facts - that the economy is a fictive category, and that its inimitable centrality derives essentially from the power of its narratives. Prior to actual policies of austerity or re-openings of the economy, there exist narratives of weathering storms as character-building or the inalienable connection between economic and individual freedom. These narratives help us imagine the economy as a system; most often it becomes palpable because we have learned to tell stories about its origins, maintenance, purity, precarity, and futures. These stories acquire unique characteristics in the global south, a geopolitical category itself that narrativizes economic agon.
Political contradiction is written all over modernism. No other literary historical period seems quite as striven between the static, apolitical or even conservative outlook of its various key figures on the one hand, and the explosive and even revolutionary formal potential on the other. Woolf’s classism, for example, is met by her quasi-revolutionary declaration that “in or about December, 1910, human character changed.” No literary period so vehemently defines itself against mass culture while also expressing unbridled democratic impulses. Joyce’s defense of autonomous art is met by the opposite impulse in Ulysses to forge an aesthetic of the everyday.