53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022
The theme of ghostliness is often present in modernist literature and boundaries between life and death are very often blurred. What can the recurrent invocation of spectrality say about modernism and modernists? How do modernist authors represent their characters who dwell a death in life (or a life in death)?
What determines the readership of a text or other medium, and how does such determination occur? Who are the imagined readers of a specific work, or a genre of literature or media, and how is this legible in textual features, modes of dissemination, implicit or explicit intentions of authors, or histories of reception? How do real readers encounter such assumptions or positionings and accept or resist them? Which works reach more homogeneous audiences, which garner multiple or intersecting ones, and how do audiences shift over time? Do readers have the power to choose their identities as readers? Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers: submit to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022.
Irish identity has long been approached as anomalous. Ireland itself has been viewed as an anomalous state (Lloyd, Anomalous States). It was England’s first colony, a laboratory for empire, but at the same time contributed to the imperial project elsewhere, making it arguably semicolonial (Attridge and Howe, Semicolonial Joyce). It has been described as a first-world country with a third-world memory (Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture). But what defines Irishness now? After the Celtic Tiger, the 2008 banking crisis, and Brexit, how has Irish identity changed? As a result of increasing refugee crises around the world, Ireland is as much marked by immigration as emigration.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel. Submission deadline is 30 Sept 2021.
What is the approach of postcolonial women writers to issues of home and multiple belongings? How do they narrate the encounter with estrangement and familiarity?
The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.
Call for Chapter Proposals or Chapters:
Edited volume Consuming Bodies: Body Commodification and Embodiment in Late Capitalist Societies
Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University)
Fae Chubin (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)
Sarah Whetstone (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)
LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium November 20th, 2021 [Updated Dates]
“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.
“Am I Not a Man, and a Brother?”: Networks of Black Nationalism/Liberation
in African-American Film and Literature
- A Roundtable for the 2021 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference –
November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center
We are seeking contributors and proposals for chapters to be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature, newly commissioned by Cambridge University Press.
Supplementary Call For Papers
Our 2020 conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our speakers from 2020 have agreed to present their papers this year, but unfortunately some speakers' circumstances have changed and they can no longer participate.
We are therefore seeking to fill some gaps in our programme.
We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts (for papers lasting 15 minutes) on all aspects of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. We especially welcome submissions from women.
Papers relating to Margaret Thatcher and the concept of citizenship or Margaret Thatcher and the constitution would be particularly pertinent to our programme.
Most cultural representations of the Latinx community produced in the United States have historically reduced this population to stereotypes or caricatures. Nevertheless, there is a new wave of cultural phenomena (literature, films, tv series, etc.) that has not only challenged these exaggerated and erroneous representations but has also sought to breathe complexity into real Latinx subjectivities and experiences. This panel welcomes essays that discuss new forms and interpretations of the histories and traditions of the Latinx communities present in literature and film. We are particularly interested in works that delve into the intersections of race and identity in Latinx production and self/representation.
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 2021
8-10 December 2021
Un.sited: “Sites” in French Studies
Hosted by the French Discipline, School of Language and Cultures, University of Queensland
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the university stands.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS /CFP for Edited Volume
Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 15, 2021
Name: Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler
Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).
A special issue of The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
edited by Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Benjamin VanWagoner
Call for papers
"Violence against Women (VAW)"
Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies
ISSN: 2682-4361 (print) & E-ISSN 2682-437X (online)
Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
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Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 24th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
Call for abstracts for the 2022 NeMLA conference in Baltimore, Maryland, March 10-13, 2022
Feminism does not exist in singularity, and its plurality centers disenfranchised narratives and perspectives. Due to the interwoven structural oppressions based on the social construct of identities, intersectionality’s formation provides a foundation and praxis to theorize and contribute to the dismantling of systemic oppressions. The whitening of intersectionality participates in commodification (Bilge 2015), in stark opposition to its original intentionality (Crenshaw 1991), and calls into question the plurality of feminism as if a hegemonic conceptualization of ‘feminism’ would be preferred, enhanced, or (en)forced.
Call for papers: States of Immersion: Bodies, Media Technologies
Edited collection — Estimated publication 2023
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022
Northeast MLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022
Don’t you realize that we are worms
born to become angelic butterflies,
that fly towards justice without impediment?
– Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio 10. 124–6