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"Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children's Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:54am
Special Issue of Children’s Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue Call for Papers

“Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children’s Literature”

Guest editor: Jill Coste

Post-theory, Post-craft

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:54am
In Spatele Blocului
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

What remains in the aftermath the overarching deconstruction theory for the fields of literary criticism and literary practice? Did the humanities find their vocation in the field of (meta)-theory and did literary practice abandon its traditional craft for good? Or does the advent of theory spell out a crisis of the humanities, and the "literature of replenishment" has been replaced by the "literature of exhaustion" (John Barth)? These are some of the questions we will try to address in the third issue of the Romanian online magazine In Spatele Blocului (www.inspateleblocului.ro), together with discerning new ways of configuring the craft of literary practice in general.

Panelists for invited panel on Antoine Volodine

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:54am
20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

This is a call for panelists on an invited panel.

The topic of the panel is Antoine Volodine, and the theme is “the medium is the message.”

Below is a draft of the panel proposal.

The fiction of Antoine Volodine often depicts media traveling across networks and communities. Messages are destroyed after being disseminated, a la Snapchat. The low character counts of the narrats call to mind the brevity of Twitter posts. How does the literature of Volodine, across five decades (the 1980s through the 2020s), depict the rise of new media technologies? What does the treatment of media technologies in the novels of Volodine say about the current era of silos, polarizations, suspicion, censorship, and propaganda?

NeMLA 2022 Roundtable: Worlds of Care: Medieval and Early Modern Drama and Why It Still Matters Today

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proceeding from the beginning to the end of time, occurring in a ritual space, and focusing on moments of extraordinary joy, suffering, humor, and election, medieval drama maps worlds of vulnerability and interconnectedness.  Its scope has continued to inspire re-enactment and adaptation from Passion Plays and the Mormon Hill Cumorah pageants to Yiimimangaliso, a South African version of the Chester mystery plays stressing truth and reconciliation, and Brandon Jacob-Jenkins’ reworking of the medieval morality play Everyman as Everybody.

NeMLA 2022: Seminar After the Plague Year: Caring for/with Shakespeare in Text and in Performance

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:41am
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

We envision this seminar as an opportunity to further reflect on the changes in pedagogy and performance praxis that have germinated from the changes brought about by the global health crisis and social justice movements. As Shakespeareans working across the disciplinary lines of literary and theatre pedagogy and performance, we invite colleagues to present papers critically discussing the experience of reading, teaching, performing, and appreciating Shakespeare in text and in performance.

The 1ST International Conference on Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:41am
Badr University in Cairo, Egypt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Badr University in Cairo

School of Linguistics and Translation

Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo

 

The 1ST International Conference

 on

Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later 

23rd - 24th, October 2021

 

INTRODUCTION:

#WaynePop2021: Disruptions, Gaps, Transitions, and Leaps (DGTL)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:39pm
Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference location/date:

Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th

Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.

 

UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 

Translation Review, call for translations of prose and poetry and scholarship on literary translation

updated: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 3:12pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 6, 2021

Translation Review invites submissions of

  • translations of contemporary prose and poetry into English
  • manuscripts on the process and practical problems of translating, including the reconstruction of the translation process.
  • interviews with translators
  • manuscritps that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts
  • translation in the digital age

Guidelines

Please note that all scholarly manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style EB (endnotes and bibliography). 

THE POLITICS OF MORAL OUTRAGE

updated: 
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 3:56pm
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

 

SAMLA 93 Panel Presentation: CFP

Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction (NEMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 6:32pm
Nemla 2022, Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

My colleague Sharanya Dutta and I are proposing a panel for the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)’s annual conference in 2022 (March 10-13, Baltimore) on the work of theory that South Asian novels can do. You will NOT need to pay a registration fee or become a member to apply but you WILL need to make an account to log in. Please submit your abstract through the NeMLA portal in order to be considered. We are pasting the link below. The NeMLA website contains a short description, but the complete panel proposal is:

 

Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction

 

Decolonising the Panel; Deconstructing the Gutter: Two-day Virtual International Conference on Postcolonial Studies in Comics and Graphic Narratives from South Asia

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute Technology Patna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2022

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2022 PANEL PROPOSAL

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Tentative Panel Title: “Beyond Persuasion: Rhetoric & Response-ability”
Conference Location
: Baltimore, Maryland (May 26-29, 2022)

Conference Theme: The Charge for Change

 

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, University of Southern California

 

Precariousness: Challenges and Solidarities (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Human beings, irrespective of their socio-cultural differences, exist in co-dependence with each other as well as in terms of their relationality to the state. This necessitates the formation of different institutions of care: mutual-aids, co-operative societies, care-centres, and NGOs, which are mechanisms of state-power that both define and threaten human being’s relationship to the state. Regulations imposed upon subject-citizens by the state on a daily basis in the form of ideological inflections make the human mind precarious, while the disciplinary machineries of the state expose them to ineffable stages of biological as well as social risks.

Film Authorship and Adaptation

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fidelity to the original author, long a subject of debate for viewers of film adaptations of books, encounters a particular challenge when the adapter is also an author, exerting comparable claims to creative and expressive control. This panel explores the rivalry always inherent in such a situation, as well as in film remakes where the original and the copy contend for artistic prestige. Submissions are welcome on all such contentious pairings, as well as papers asserting an implicit authorial claim for studio adaptations or authorial appropriations of narratives of uncertain origin.

 

CFP: The Migrant Archive: Studies on Migration through Film Archives

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
L'Atalante. Journal of Film Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 10, 2021

We are pleased to announce the call for papers of issue 34 of /L’Atalante. Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos/ which, under the title of “*The Migrant Archive: Studies on Migration through Film Archives*”, is open to contributions.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Information, Data, Media: Literacies and Cultures of Care

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022

Today, much of our research and information gathering takes place online. The reality is that despite information literacy efforts, many, if not most, users are increasingly vulnerable online. How do we care about information literacy, data literacy, and media literacy?

Thinking beyond Competition: Envisioning Practices of Collaboration for Doctoral Writers

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts of approx. 150-200 words to the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

Transformations: Evolving Approaches to Teaching, Poetry, and the Natural World

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
The West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

The West Chester University Poetry Center 

Call for Papers 

Transformations: 

Evolving Approaches to Teaching, Poetry, and the Natural World 

A Virtual Conference 

November 11-13, 2021 

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2021 

Call for Articles for Inaugural Issue: Leadership, Disease, and Pandemic

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies is seeking submissions for its inaugural volume, themed around “Leadership, Pandemic, and Disease.” We welcome submissions from any discipline in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, arts, or cross-disciplinary studies that address questions of leadership, justice, policy, and/or society relating to the concepts of illness, disease, and pandemic (taken literally or metaphorically). 

 

Making Space for Care: Reimagining Sites of Care in 19th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
NeMLA 2022 (MARCH 10-13)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.

 

Update (New deadline) Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

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 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
GCRR Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

BOOK: Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments
Click the link below to submit your proposal:
https://www.gcrr.org/submit-proposals

GCRR Press is releasing a large-scale publication that will offer an interdisciplinary and scientific examination of the origins, impact, and treatment options of religious trauma. The intended audience for this publication will be therapeutic practitioners, psychological researchers, and sufferers of religious trauma. Currently, this textbook-style resource will include sections on:

“Caliban’s Mirror”: The 2022 Wilde and Joyce Symposium (Trinity College Dublin, 5-6 May, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In June 1906, James Joyce wrote to his publisher Grant Richards, who suggested changes to Dubliners for mitigating the text’s supposed ‘indecency’, “I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking-glass.” Joyce’s metaphor recalls the popular Wildean aphorism, first published in the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray: “The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban at seeing his own face in a glass.

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