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Optimizing Diverse Realities of Study Abroad Experiences

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:55am
Brendan W. Spinelli/North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Study abroad is frequently imagined as a transformative endeavor during a student’s university experience. Students often begin their studies with a tentative roadmap of courses guided by their future career goals, and, if the stars align, they will study abroad in their third or fourth year. Studying abroad is often encouraged in foreign language programs, but is traditionally framed as a parallel experience to their at-home semester. While of course the linguistic, cultural, intellectual and personal benefits of this experience have always been recognized to be invaluable, the long-lasting impact of the study abroad path is often not fully optimized.

Beyond Crisis: Raymond Williams and the present conjuncture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:55am
Victoria Allen (University of Kiel), Harald Pittel (University of Potsdam)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Beyond Crisis: Raymond Williams and the present conjuncture

A special issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

Guest Editors: Victoria Allen (Kiel) and Harald Pittel (Potsdam)

 

Deadline extended --- CFP: Media, Materiality and Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:55am
MAST: Journal of Media Art Study and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

 CFP: Media, Materiality and EmergencyThe deadline for full submissions is extended to 31st July 2020 (for submission in Nov 2020)

 

MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory

Guest editor: Timothy Barker (University of Glasgow)

In what ways do questions of materiality matter in a time of crisis? What does it mean to explore the matter of things at a time when we are threatened with the annihilation of that matter, its disappearance, or its disintegration? In this issue, MAST journal seeks to answer and further explore these questions through essays from arts practitioners and theorists.

for more details please see: http://mast-nemla.org/cfp-issue-2/

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media 

(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)

 

SPECIAL THEME:

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging

in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

 

SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:

Dr. Efthymia-Lydia Roupakia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

roupakia@enl.auth.gr

The Secular and the Literary: Re-thinking Analysis and Interpretation in Light of Post-Secularism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
NEMLA 2021- North East Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ever since Charles Taylor (A Secular Age) and Talal Asad (Formations of the Secular) questioned the supremacy of secularization, scholars in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and anthropology have used post-secularism to analyze gender, state violence, religion, pain, the senses, and more. This perspective has helped us to consider how secularization has been accepted as normative and inevitable, and how it functions as a disciplinary apparatus or as a constructed ideology.

The Graveyard in Literature: Liminality and Social Critique

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
Dr Aoileann Ni Eigeartaigh, Dundalk Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

This edited collection will be published by Cambridge Scholars in late 2020. The volume invites essays that focus on literary or other cultural texts that use the graveyard as a liminal space within which received narratives and social values can be challenged, and new and empowering perspectives on the present articulated.  Essays in the volume will examine the use of liminality as a vehicle for social critique, paying particular attention to the ways in which liminal spaces facilitate the construction of alternative perspectives.

A Chapter should be no longer than 6000 words, and should be original and previously unpublished.

Terrorism and the City

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel invites papers that address how terrorism, whether historically or contemporarily, engages with and within the city. Sociologist Saskia Sassen argued in “When the City Itself Becomes a Technology of War” that asymmetrical military strategy has turned the space of the city itself into a technology of warfare. She writes that asymmetric warfare, the military strategy that defines U.S. engagement with terrorist cells across the world, are “partial, intermittent and lack clear endings…They are one indication of how the center no longer holds – whatever the center’s format: the imperial power of a period of the national state of our modernity” (36).

21st Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Kristen Skjonsby / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Networks, broadly defined, share tasks and information between nodes through a unique spatial constellation which allows them to distribute power evenly and, in the process, eliminates the need for a concentrated source of directives. For this reason, they have been looked at within various disciplinary communities as harbingers of negative and positive possibilities in the 21st Century. What are networks capable of, and how does literature address the significance of networks, both locally and globally? Are authors working to alter, exploit, or combat modes of power through their portrayal of various networks? This standing session invites papers from all fields, but has a particular interest in papers that address the local and global.

Teaching with Images in Composition Courses

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021 Conference, Philadelphia, PA

NeMLA2021 Roundtable: “Beyond the Silk Road”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

For centuries Italy and East Asia have been at the center of numerous economic, political, and cultural exchanges. Studies have mostly focused on the relationship between Italy and China. As Zhang (2018) points out, in the last decade this topic has piqued the interest of a number of scholars on Italy-China issues. In addition to the special issues of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2010) and in the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (2014), books have been published on Italian-Chinese relations such as Marinelli and Andornino (2013) and Chinese migration to Italy (Pedone 2013).

 

Althusser's Renaissance (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Martin Moraw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Louis Althusser’s thought is receiving renewed attention in the humanities and social sciences. This session seeks to bring together scholars of various disciplines and specializations to explore the potential of a return to Althusser in the particular context of Renaissance/early modern studies. Contributions may reflect on Althusser’s writings on early modern figures, make use of Althusserian concepts to produce new readings of early modern texts, or engage relevant theoretical questions.  

The Location of Utopia

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
World Literature Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Although Utopia literally means no-place, in some utopias the location definitely has some cultural significance. If utopia is in the sun or under the earth, it is probably not the case. Thomas More put his Utopia in the South Atlantic, but the imaginary geography of the island does not seem to have any importance for social construction. More’s Utopia does not seem to have anything South American. However, the geographical and temporal orientation of Chinese and European utopias seem to be different in many aspects, which carry a politico-cultural significance. The special issue of World Literature Studies will explore two questions about the location of utopias:

COVID19 and the Plague Year SPECIAL ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Angles - New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

“The plague full swift goes by;
I am sick, I must die.
                Lord, have mercy on us!”
Thomas Nashe, ‘A Litany in Time of Plague’ (1592)

“I had a little bird
Its name was Enza
I opened the window,
And in-flu-enza.”
1918 jump-rope rhyme

“It's going to disappear. One day — it's like a miracle — it will disappear.”
Donald Trump, remarks at African-American History Month reception in the Cabinet Room of the White House (February 27, 2020)

 

Climate Change: Activating the Humanities through Service Learning

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Cynthia S. Williams/NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable at NeMLA (Northeast MLA, Philadelphia 2021) will explore humanities courses that incorporate service learning as a way to respond to climate change. Given the exigency of global warming and the stress it places on our local communities, it becomes increasingly vital to leverage the humanities through focused civic engagement.

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID19 Pandemic:Dis/Articulating the 'New Normal'.

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Andrea C Valente/ Rhetoric & Communication eJournal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic:

Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

 

Journal Chief Editor: Ivanka Mavrodieva

Guest Editors: Andrea Valente and Paola Giorgis

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NeMLA 2021 (Philadelphia): World Literature and Unhomeliness

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:51am
William Arighi (Springfield College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

World literature in its contemporary formation is often traced back to the catastrophe of World War II and the large number of European academics whose displacement was produced in its wake. Though the Euro-centric post-War vision of world literature has been gradually overcome with the introduction of East Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern (and, more rarely, Latin American and African) texts to syllabi and graduate programs, much of the pedagogy of world literature is still organized by national traditions and historical epochs defined by empires and states. Like the return of the repressed in Freud's famous formulation of the Unheimlich (lit.

interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:50am
interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme, an open access journal offered by The Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University, Ontario, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Call for Papers: Interconnections / Interconnexions

The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830

updated: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:08am
Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

**Deadline Extended to 14 June 2019**

The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830

Thursday 12th September - Saturday 14th September 2019

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Plenary speakers: Dr Lisa Maruca (Wayne State University); Professor James Raven (Cambridge University)

UPDATE: Extended Deadline - Participations Special Issue: Podcasting’s Listening Publics

updated: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:04am
Dario Llinares, Alyn Euritt, Anne Korfmacher
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

UPDATE: Extended Deadline
CfP: Podcasting’s Listening Publics
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Co-editors: Dario Llinares (Brighton), Alyn Euritt (Leipzig), Anne Korfmacher (Köln)

 

“Listening is essential to the engagement with most of our media, albeit that the act of listening which is embedded in the word ‘audience’ is rarely acknowledged. It is a no less curious absence in theories of the public sphere, where the objective of political agency is often characterized as being to find a voice - which surely implies finding a public that will listen, and that has a will to listen” (Lacey viii).

 

Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump (virtual session/roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:40am
Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump (virtual session/roundtable)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for a special session/roundtable on “Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump” for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.

Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.

 

Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump

CFP - European Journal of Theatre and Performance

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:40am
Timmy De Laet (University of Antwerp) / EASTAP (European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 20, 2020

European Journal of Theatre and Performance 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 (proposal deadline: 20 July 2020)

 Language and Performance: Moving across Discourses and Practices in a Globalised World

Guest Editors: Małgorzata Sugiera, Karel Vanhaesebrouck, and Timmy De Laet

Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic) (virtual session)

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:04am
Michael Torregrossa / Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for Papers on Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The revised deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.

Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.

 

Monsters & the Monstrous Area:

*UPDATE* Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:28am
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

Reminder – Call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:58am
Dr. Edward Lamberti and Professor Michael Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 13, 2020

Reminder – Call for chapters:

Call Me by Your Name edited collection

 

Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.

Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:57am
Amanda Sikarskie
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Papers for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled “Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China” to be edited by Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., University of Michigan.

In China, popular culture idols are vital to the luxury fashion and cosmetics industry as brand ambassadors. This volume hopes to fill a critical gap in the English-language literature on this subject, bringing together authors from China, the United States, and around the world.

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