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Fictions of the Sacred

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:25pm
Medieval French LLC, MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The omnipresence of religious rhetoric in medieval French culture is among the most salient and often among the most alienating cultural juggernauts faced by students and scholars alike. Yet, sacred biography–hagiographical, Marian, and Christological–has not fully found its place in the discipline of medieval French studies.

CEA Mid-Atlantic Review - Volume 30

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:25pm
College English Association, Mid-Atlantic Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

CEA Mid-Atlantic Review­ – Volume 30

Deadline: April 18, 2022

Contact: CEAMidAtlanticReview@gmail.com

The CEA Mid-Atlantic Review seeksscholarly articles, position papers, short stories, poems, and pedagogical reflections for its 2022 issue. For those in search for inspiration, the theme for the 64th Annual CEAMAG Conference is “The Way Forward.” We are also looking for an original photograph or artwork for our cover, which can relate either to the conference theme or something related to the Mid-Atlantic region.

City Lights 70 Years: 1953-2023

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:21pm
Italian American Studies Association (MLA Allied Organization)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Call for Papers for a non-guaranteed session sponsored by the LLC Italian American Forum and Allied Organization Italian American Studies Association at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 5 through 8, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

One of the US’s most famous and beloved independent bookstores, City Lights celebrates its 70 birthday this year while we gather for MLA. This special session, a joint venture between the LLC Italian-American and the Allied Organization Italian American Studies Association, celebrates City Lights focusing on book cultures and print communities. 

Special Issue of East-West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:20pm
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Special Issue: Literacy in the Digital Age. June 2023

 

Deadline: 1 November 2022

 

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19th Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:20pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19th Century Literature International Seminar
6 sessions in total (March,April,May 2022) 

Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D 

Literary Prizes, Prestige, and Contemporary African Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:20pm
MLA LLC Africa since 1990 and LLC Francophone Forums
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

An unprecedented wave of literary prizes were awarded to African writers in the past year. These include awards for Abdulrazakh Gurnah (Nobel), Boubacar Boris Diop (Neustadt), David Diop (Man-Booker), Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (Goncourt) and Damon Galgut (Booker). This roundtable brings together scholars of African literatures and francophone studies to respond to these recent developments and reflect critically on what these awards mean for the field. Potential topics might include situating 2021 against other historical arcs of consecration in African literatures or how this recent wave relates to questions of genre, gender, and language of expression.

20th-century War-writings and Film: A Critical Anthology

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:19pm
Prof. Pinaki Roy, Department of English, Raiganj University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The proposed anthology of critical writings on 20th-century war-literature and war-movies is likely to be published from an old university-press in the northern U.K. The last date of submission is 31 July 2022.

Prospective writers are being requested to submit critical approaches to the literatures and films of the First World War, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War,  the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Bosnian War in not less than 6000 words,  with M.L.A.-style of citation to the editor at monkaaroy@gmail.com as soon as they are completed. Prior to that, abstracts of the proposals could be sent. This is a very old project, and is scheduled to be completed this year.

Transatlantic Literary Networks 1949-1972 TRANSLATION, MODERNITY, AND CULTURAL TRANSFER BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Università del Piemonte Orientale - Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo. 

Global Snapshot: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Media, Performativity, and Global Communities

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
A Collaboration Between the UCSB Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Research Focus Group “What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media”
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Many scholars have questioned what the rise of globalization, facilitated through new forms of technology, could mean for our ability to study and reach larger audiences. While some media practitioners and researchers have struggled to keep pace, changes to global technologies also present the benefits of accessibility and creativity. Due to the impacts of Covid-19, global media has become an ever more vital avenue for continuing typical social practices in scholarship and artistic endeavors like conferences and performances. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to interrogate the methodologies that have arisen with media development around the world.

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Bournemouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

22nd – 23rd of June 2022 at Bournemouth University

 

The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a renaissance both in the literary marketplace and in scholarship. This conference intervenes in emerging academic debates to define and negotiate the boundaries of Golden Age scholarship. 

 

Journal of Ethnic American Lit seeks scholarly essays by Aug 1

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Journal of Ethnic American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Journal of Ethnic American Literature, a refereed scholarly annual dedicated to new research and criticism in American literature and culture, seeks scholarly articles (5000 to 7000 words saved in Word) that use the MLA Style. Submissions can be emailed to journaljeal@yahoo.com, and the subject line should contain JEAL, Sub, your name, and the date. The deadline is August 1.

International Virtual Conference on Religion, Spirituality, and Society: Health

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Research Center on the Dialogue between Science and Theology of „Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

#CFP: Invitation to submit papers on HEALTH, from a religious, spiritual, or secular point of view.
Virtual attendance during May 20-28, 2022

Many Ghosts of Hamlet

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:17pm
Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Many Ghosts of HamletTheory and Practice in English Studies Journal 11/1 (Spring 2022)


Issue Editor: Anna Mikyšková (Masaryk University)

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:15pm
J.C. Bernthal, Stefano Serafini, Sarah Martin, and Mia Dormer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

22nd – 23rd June 2022 at Bournemouth University

 

The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a renaissance both in the literary marketplace and in scholarship. This conference intervenes in emerging academic debates to define and negotiate the boundaries of Golden Age scholarship.

 

Liberalism and Islam in Contemporary Global Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:14pm
Priyadarshini Gupta/ O.P. Jindal Global University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Post-9/11 interdisciplinary scholarship has considered questions of Islamophobia, Islam’s incompatibility with the democracy, Muslims as either ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’, or Muslims responding or adapting to the Muslim demonization in and outside the Muslim world. But there is little to no scholarship on how Islam in everyday life shapes or is shaped by western liberalism in post-9/11 global fiction. To that effect, this panel aims to understand the complicated relationship between liberalism and Islam through contemporary Muslim literature. It also seeks to understand the ways in which contemporary fiction and its depiction of “acceptable” Islam have Orientalized Muslims in a post-9/11 economy.

Arkansas English Journal Pandemic Pedagogy Edition

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:07pm
Arkansas English Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Arkansas English Journal (AEJ) Call for Manuscripts
Issue Theme: Pandemic Pedagogy
Vol 7.1 (2022)
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

Types of Manuscripts
The Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA) seeks a variety of submissions based on the issue theme. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Diaspora Cinema and Media: Globalising the Local

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:06pm
AHRC Diaspora Screen Media Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

 

[extended deadline] Diaspora Screen Media Network virtual conference 17/18 March 2022 (Birmingham City University, UK)

 

 

 

Diaspora Cinema and Media: Globalising the Local

 

 

 

This AHRC-funded virtual conference is the culmination of the Diaspora Screen Media Network’s series of successful events. The network has been formed to examine and discuss the exciting new viewing practices in relation to screen media and social networking apps in the field of Black British and British Asian diaspora screen media.

 

New Directions in Feminist and Queer Readings of Medieval French Literature: A Session in Honor of Simon Gaunt

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:06pm
Medieval French LLC, MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Simon Gaunt’s research interests were remarkably varied: from Romance philology to psychoanalysis, postcolonial studies, and beyond. This panel honors one important part of his legacy: his groundbreaking feminist and queer readings of medieval literature. Two of his monographs stand out in this regard. The influential Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literature (1995)offers a remarkably broad map of the ways whereby different genres—chansons de geste, romance, troubadour lyrics, hagiography, and fabliaux—both construe and trouble notions of masculinity and femininity. Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Literature: Martyrs to Love (2006) is concerned with the interplay of death and desire in courtly texts.

CFP: Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:06pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wooden O Symposium

August 8-10, 2022
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival

Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:05pm
University of Chicago, Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Call for Papers

Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc
Bilingual French/English symposium
 

 1 July 2022, The University of Chicago, Paris (France) 

 Keynote speakers:
Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Alexis Lothian (University of Maryland)
 

Call for papers: MLA 2023; Africa since 1990 forum panel

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:03pm
Shirin Edwin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

 

MLA annual convention--African since 1990 forum-- guaranteed session panel. 

Papers invited on types and conditions of work and labor as connected to gender, class, ethnicity, or other social groups and identities in African literatures.

Send 150-word abstracts and CV to shirin.edwin@metrostate.edu

Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2022.

Building Professional Dispositions for Undergraduate Humanities Majors

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:03pm
MLA 2023 // San Francisco, CA (5-8 Jan. 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Professional development prepares humanities majors for post-baccalaureate success and undermines myths about weak career outcomes, yet too often, it remains an afterthough rather than an integral component of undergraduate curricula. Furthermore, increasing professional development opportunities for undergraduates also has programmatic benefits for recruitment and retention, not least becuase such programs better equip faculty and students to more effectively articulate the value of the humanites to public life, and the applicability of humanities across public, private, and volunteer sectors.

Talking Place: A Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:02pm
Manchester Metropolitan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Is place central to your work, your creativity, or your understanding?

This symposium, organised by WomenTalkPlace and supported by the Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, will provide a platform for conversations between those who find inspiration from their environment, whether that be the countryside, the city, or the places in between. The relationship with place might inspire acts of creativity, philosophical debate, or be a guide for day-to-day living. Sometimes this might engender a feeling of connection, but also less comfortable and more problematic responses.

Deadline Extended: Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Chicago, May 26-29, 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:02pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

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