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PAMLA 2021 Panel: Disney and Its Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:19am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Graduate Student Conference: Trash Talkin 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:19am
University of Regina English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

Virtual Trash Talkin' 2021:  Grad Student Conference on Pop Culture 

Call for Papers

Open to All Academic Disciplines

March 12-13, 2021

 

Trash Talkin' is an interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on popular culture and creative writing that is hosted by the English Students' Association of the University of Regina. We will consider scholarly papers, creative writing, visual art, and film from students of all disciplines, from any theoretical or methodological perspective, on any aspect of popular culture! 

 

ACLA Undergraduate Seminar: “Thinking Race in a Comparative Perspective”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:19am
American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, April 8-11, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

2021 American Comparative Literature Association annual conference

April 8-11, 2021 (via Zoom)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Undergraduate Seminar: “Thinking Race in a Comparative Perspective”

 

The American Comparative Literature Association (www.acla.org) invites undergraduate students to participate in the Undergraduate Seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, which will take place virtually, April 8-11, 2021.

 

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session: Our Aesthetic Contexts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:17am
TC Forum on Cognitive and Affect Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The MLA Forum on Cognitive and Affect Studies is pleased to sponsor a guaranteed session on “Our Aesthetic Contexts” at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC. We invite papers that explore how the situational, relational, and mediated contexts in which audiences encounter the arts (including fiction, poetry, theater, film, visual art, music, and dance) enable distinctive aesthetic, affective, and ethical experiences. Submit a 300-word abstract and CV to Elaine Auyoung (eauyoung@umn.edu) by 15 March 2021.

CFP Jack London Society: ALA 32nd Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:17am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

 Call for Papers Jack London Society: ALA 32nd Annual Conference

July 7-11, 2021

Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

Experimental Life-Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:15am
University of Wrocław and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

 

CFP: PAMLA 2021-Young Adult Literature and Culture Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:15am
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Papers: Young Adult Literature and Culture Panel

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)

Panel Abstract:

Call It What It Is: Antiblackness

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:14am
Northwest Journal of Teacher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

NWJTE Special Issue, Summer 2021: Call It What It Is: Antiblackness 

 

Guest Editors: Amir A. Gilmore, LaToya T. Brackett, and Davida Sharpe-Haygood 

 

Background and Context

What does it mean to be against the Black? 

CFP: DHSI 2021 – Online Edition Conference & Colloquium

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:14am
Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Conference & Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

DHSI 2021 – Online Edition Conference & Colloquium

Call for Papers                        

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, a virtual event to be held in June 2021 alongside other events at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute – Online Edition. The DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere.

Hawthorne and Play

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 8, 2021

We invite papers that consider “play” and “at play” in the most capacious sense, welcoming historical, formal, and theoretical readings of “Hawthorne at Play.” These might include the play of language in Hawthorne’s work (the pleasure of the text, jouissance, textual desire); intertextual play and play with precursors and historical sources; play with generic and readerly expectations; or representations and figures of play in Hawthorne’s writings and relevant historical contexts.  Papers might also engage various theories of play, affect, and aesthetics to illuminate Hawthorne’s work.  Might, for example, Sianne Ngai’s “aesthetic categories” of the zany, the cute, and the interesting apply to Hawthorne’s work?

PAMLA Session: Jewish Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
Jana Schmidt/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas.  Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.

The City and Canadian Literature and Authors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The theme of the 2021 PAMLA conference focuses on ideas and forms of cities, fictive cities, and symbolic cities, and on various representations of urban cultures and peoples. This panel focuses on real and fictional Canadian cities, expressing visions of city types, culture, and the development of identity through cityscapes in Canadian literature and/or by Canadian writers. Given Canada’s great size but small, dispersed population, “city” has divided Canada into the “Big Three” -- Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver -- and the rest, not only from the Canadian perspective, but also from external perspectives.

The 29th Annual Conference of the EALA, Taiwan (Deadline extended to January 31, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
English and American Literature Association, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The 29thAnnual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

 

Theme: The Immaterial

 

Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Date: October 30, 2021

Venue: National Taiwan Normal University (Main Campus), Taipei, Taiwan

 

Call for Papers

“Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces” - 2nd Annual SEASGRAD Student Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Association (SEASGRAD), UCR
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

“Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”
2nd Annual SEASGRAD Student Conference

 

Theme: “Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2021

Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2021

Name of organization: University of California, Riverside, SEASGRAD

Contact email: seasgradspaces@gmail.com

Conference dates: May 14, 2021

Location: Zoom

"Shadows of Empire: Decline and Transformations of a Global Vision"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:07am
Franco Laguna Correa / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Recent political transatlantic events, from the culmination of the Brexit to the attempt of coup in Washington D.C. in January, demand new interpretations of the declining role of populist political formations of the 21st century. On the one hand, Trump's America aspired to the establishment of a totalitarian regime that would counterbalance the emergence of China as a global political leader; on the other, the negotiations leading to the Brexit revealed a kind of British exceptionalism that is not at all new in relation to continental Europe.

True Crime Index - Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:07am
True Crime Index
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

As an increasingly popular genre, true crime has enjoyed a fascinating surge in both academic and cultural interest over the last twenty years. As a relatively new academic discipline, scholars such as Mark Seltzer, David Schmidt, Tanya Horeck, and many others have published ground-breaking studies of the phenomenon of true crime and our various responses to it. However, the gap between popular culture’s interest in true crime and the burgeoning academic discipline remains wide, and True Crime Index invites reviews that seek to close this gap.

Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:07am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Papers are sought for a session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, Indigenous ecocriticism, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial, postcolonial, and settler colonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.

 

(ONLINE) POSTMEMORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:05am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/

 

Scientific Committee:

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

 CFP:

Romancing the Gothic

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 3:25pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com

 

Conference series | 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 8:55am
PopMeC research collective and academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester. 

New Fictional Formats & Age-Old Narratives: Understanding Creative Modes of Popular Culture in the Digital Age

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 7:50am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020). 

Persian-Arabic Poetics in the Context of Indian Poetics: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations in South Asian Literatures

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 7:18am
Comparative Literature Association of India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021

The comparative approach acknowledges the co-existence of diverse entities in our world and takes for its province the understanding of multiple relations between these entities, and the cultures of which they are constituents. Comparative practice demands that difference be respected paving the way for mutuality and understanding. This approach is particularly  fruitful in the study of the arts and their nesting cultures in the Asian subcontinent.

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 2:02am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021


Call for Papers

 

THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D. JAMES's Adam Dalgliesh series, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, James M Cain, Horace McCoy, W R Burnett, Paul Cain

AND in Bengali detective fiction:

Priyonath Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Nihar Ranjan Gupta, Sunil Gangyopadhyay, Suchitra Bhattacharya's Mitin Mashi series

 

IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.

 

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