"Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts": Sacred texts continue to inspire a diversity of scholarship that seeks to transform the ancient into the contemporary, the remote into the immediate, and the distant into the visceral experience. At the same time, the texts confront a plethora of troubling topics. Reflecting the spirit of comparative studies in religion seriously engaging two or more religious traditions around a common topic and the recent publication of Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts: Readings in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur’an (De Gruyter 2021), this panel focuses attention on how not only sacred texts themselves but their religious inflections function to manage, signify, and negotiate the most troubling of topics.
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.
Submissions to both the general section and the Forum should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)
Call for papers: Edited volume:
The Feel of Experience: Cognition, Emotion and Consciousness in Modernist Storyworlds
I am guest-editing a collection of essays for Cambridge Scholars Publishing called The Feel of Experience: Cognition, Emotion and Consciousness in Modernist Storyworlds and would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters. Please see the call for chapters here below:
CFP: “Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time”, 61 (2/2021) Paper submission date extension
Editors: Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga), Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków).
Due to the large number of request we have extended the deadline for full paper submissions to the issue “Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time”, 61 (2/2021). All Authors who have not yet submitted their manuscripts are invited to submit up to February 20, 2021.
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
25-27 October 2021
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Invitation to contribute to a volume of critical essays
Proposed title: “Disease, Disability and Death”
(To be published by a reputed publisher)
Editors: Abhishek Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chakdaha College
and Suman Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Krishnagar Government College
Corresponding E-mail ID: email@example.com
Short Description of the volume:
CALL FOR PAPERS
is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled:
The Mother and the Insurmountable: Mothering Children with Psychological, Neurological and Emotional Disorders
Editors: Mary Bronstein and Lorrinda Peterson
Deadline for Abstracts: March 20, 2021
Call for papers CRITICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
Vol. 5, n.1, June 2021
Emilio Betti : A Humanist between Law and Philosophy
Editors: Gaspare Mura, Angelo Antonio Cervati and Vinicio Busacchi
Emilio Betti was not only one of the greatest Romanists and jurists of the contemporary era, but a historian and philosopher.
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE
deadline for submissions:
April 15, 2020
full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University
I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.
Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
Thursday afternoons, April, 2021
Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.
Aims of the conference
Call for Papers for Women in French
2021 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 4-7, 2021
I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2021 MMLA Convention (November 4-7 in Milwaukee, WI). Since the 2020 MMLA Convention was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, the organizers have retained the 2020 theme for 2021: “Cultures of Collectivity.”
HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.
Working Title of the Volume: Wings, Wonders, and Warriors: Dragons in Children’s Literature and Graphic Novels
As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.
This edited collection, “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator, still needs at least one essay on Juba. Any new critical or pop cultural perspectives will be considered.
The essay would need to have a quick turnaround time. The entire collection needs to be complete no later than March 2021, so abstract proposals submitted before the CFP deadline will receive a fast response.
A first draft deadline of February 10, 2021 is ideal. Essays will use Chicago style endnotes and should be 5,000 to 7,000 words.
For abstract submissions or questions, please email Rachel L. Carazo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChLA Non-Guaranteed Session
Anima Mundi: Finding our Shared Ecological Experience in Non-environmental Children’s Literature
Crossings: A Journal of English Studies is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of scholarly articles and book reviews. Crossings invites contributions in the fields of language, applied linguistics, literature, and culture from scholars and researchers mainly affiliated with higher education.
Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. Reviews may take four to six months to complete after the submission deadline.
Crossings does not accept student papers or creative writing.
Call for Papers
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
32nd Annual Conference: May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Deadline: January 31, 2020
The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing & Publishing graduate programs will host a virtual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 23, 2021. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. We are also seeking creative writers to read original work related to the conference theme.
This essay collection explores how contemporary British authors engage in their fiction with the theme of crisis (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Ian McEwan, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, etc.) Crisis can be investigated as informing any aspect of fiction involving not only individual, sociopolitical, cultural systems but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.
The Power of Individuality
Carey E. Bradley
Business Major, Utah Valley University
Professor Jonathon Patterson
December 13, 2020
In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation.
In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper.
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 1
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel.
The Sport Literature Association seeks entries for its annual graduate student competition, the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.
Essays must pertain, in some significant way, to the literature of sport. For exemplary treatment of sport-related subject matter, applicants are invited to consult the association's peer-reviewed journal, Aethlon, “a print journal designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport.” All submissions must be unpublished work. Original creative pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, are not considered for this contest. There is no word limit, but Aethlon articles do not generally exceed 25 manuscript pages.
Critical Insights: Amy Tan
“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”
Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2021 for the Spring 2021 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2021
We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.
18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021
You are invited to contribute a proposal for Technical and Professional Writing special issue of Writing and Pedagogy.
For this issue, we are soliciting contributions that present interesting pedagogical questions, theories, and reflections and innovative and practical, as well as potentially adaptable, approaches that target professional writing teachers and students who are navigating diverse and dynamic professional landscapes in the context of change in the professional writing world. Your paper can address these questions but are not limited to them: