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ACLA seminar: South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Film, and Culture: 

a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association meeting on April 8-11, 2021.

Co-organized by Liam O'Loughlin (Capital University) and Pallavi Rastogi (Louisiana State University)

ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference: The Ends of Travel

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Kyle Richert Kamaiopili, Utah Valley University, and Seohyon Jung, Seoul National University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel examines travel and emplacement in response to crises. Interruptions to normative modes of travel in the ongoing wake of COVID-19 reveal fault-lines in the ways such norms are understood--how travel bans and exclusionary rhetoric extend national borders inward and outward, from the targeting of racialized international students, to the upheaval of the global passport rankings, to travel advisories crossing settler-state and tribal boundaries. Recent approaches to travel writing, mobility, and place studies have emphasized dwelling, emplacement, and urban exploration as a way of engaging with the seeming shifts in discussion towards travel within rather than across space.

Deconstruction contra Fascist Mythologies

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association, 2021 Virtual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

By considering antifascism’s historical aspirations to destroy fascism alongside Derrida’s neologistic distinction of deconstruction from Heidegger’s phenomenological Destruktion of metaphysics, the organizers of this seminar seek papers that probe the possibilities and limits of conceptualizing deconstruction as/toward an anti-fascism. Among questions to consider are: Is there room in anti-fascism for a deconstruction that both semantically and philosophically distances itself from outright destruction? Must a deconstruction of fascism specify the “anti” of “anti-fascism,” perhaps through an analysis of deconstruction’s critique of dialectical thinking (à la Deleuze)?

OA Journal Translat Library is Accepting Submissions

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:00am
Translat Library - University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for Papers -- Translat Library is accepting submissions.

Translat Library is a new open access journal devoted to the literary culture of Europe (1200-1600), with an emphasis on vernacular translations, the Romance letters, and the Latin tradition. Translat Library publishes short rigorous essays contributing new documentation and editions of unpublished texts.

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:00am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations
International Conference 
14-15 November 2020(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days) 

Thematic Approach

The  new International Conference,orgnized by GIRES-Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarhip, opens the discussion on a highly interesting and complex issue. We live in the most technologically advanced era in human history, offering the unique privilege of access to limitless knowledge and information. Despite the knowledge we have gained from the painful lessons of the past, in many ways we face challenges similar to those of previous generations.

Special Latin American Issue

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:41am
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Call for Papers
Special Latin American Issue of Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Guest Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Full Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of Rio de Janeiro—UERJ)

Deadline extended for 'The Gendered Subaltern and the Urban Theatre Space'

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:00am
Dr Shuchi Sharma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Deadline Extended for Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume

‘The Gendered Subaltern and the Urban Theatre Space’

 

deadline for submissions: 

30 November, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Dr Shuchi Sharma

contact email: 

shuchi.sharma@ipu.ac.in

Research articles are being invited for a peer reviewed edited book to be published by a reputed publisher tentatively in early 2021.   

The Gendered Subaltern and the Urban Theatre Space

 

Final Call for chapters for an edited book, Refrigerated Culture and Pluralism: A Literary Perspective

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:44am
Khan & kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Vernon Press has shown interest in the proposed book. 

Kind attention: We seek representations of minority and refrigerated cultures from Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, as we have received ample representations from other parts of the world.

“No Culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

updated: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 11:18pm
Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

  CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

 Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

 Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag

Contact mail-womanquestionsubmission@gmail.com

  

NEMLA 2021: Resurgences of the Past, Fears of the Future: Time(s) in Popular French Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 5:02pm
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Literature in France has always had the potential to become a form of popular entertainment. However, what delighted families in La Bibliothèque Bleue has been forgotten or classified as literary “classics.” But popular literature, or “genre literature,” is more recent. Born in 19th-century newspapers when writers like Méry, Balzac, or Sue published their novels in serial form, its most emblematic writer is Alexandre Dumas. Unlike conventional works, where historical characters are magnified (epic tales) or relegated to the background (La Princesse de Clèves)Dumas’ novels staged characters who marked the history of France.

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:10am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

A New Meaning of Viral: COVID-19 and Internet Memes

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:09am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

After completing four essays (two with a co-author), which are set to be published in different collections, on COVID-19 Internet memes, this edited collection seeks to include novel perspectives in addition to these to be gathered in a meme-focused volume, especially since online practices and behaviors have become the critical forms of expression during the pandemic.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:08am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.

Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:07am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:06am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Writing the Pandemic: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:05am
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Call for Papers

Writing the Pandemonium: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

 

 

Proposals for an edited book/ anthology of chapters on Pandemic Literature i.e. novels, poetry, short fiction pertaining to Pandemic Literature.

 

The Storytelling of the Disaster (ACLA 2021, April 8-11)

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 12:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

According to Walter Benjamin, “the art of storytelling is coming to an end”; we are losing “the ability to share experiences.” Without storytelling, which was once “a capability that seemed inalienable to us, the securest among our possessions,” we are fragmented into a piece of “information” and isolate ourselves in what is believed to be subjectivity (“The Storyteller”). And yet, in exceptional situations, storytelling appears still possible. For example, when the northeast Japan was struck by the earthquake and tsunami disaster, after initial muteness and banal narrativization by the major media (which was indeed a disaster for storytelling), there emerged stories among the survivors.

George Gissing: Work, Life, Friends, Reputation

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

 Abstracts for papers on George Gissing are sought for a Gissing panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19.  Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.

To submit you must go to the NeMLA website http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Navigating the Challenges and Exploring the Riches of Online Archives

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

 Abstracts for papers on are sought for a  Roundtable on Online Archives  at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021 . The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020.  Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.

Description:  Online archives are something that we should all implement inside and outside of our classrooms to encourage original research by and critical thinking by our students. This panel seeks presentations on all aspects of online archives: creating them, using them, helping students develop skills in using them, and thinking about the future of archives, both digital and conventional, generally.

Realism and its Antinomies: Climate Change Edition (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 1:46pm
Rebecca Oh, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The representational challenges of climate change, unending environmental disaster, and the Anthropocene have spurred lively debates about realism, its uses or limits, and its antinomies. This seminar seeks to create an opportunity for a comparative aesthetics of realism, and to think deeply about realism and its antinomies in relation to climate change.

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:40am
Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event

Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)

Abstracts due by Oct 31.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:26am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

The Contemporary Essay: How Do We Read Them and Who Are They For?

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
American Comparative Literature Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The esteemed American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting is now fully virtual and will take place April 8-11, 2021. Please find details below about an exciting opportunity to submit a proposal to get involved with the conversation about the ‘contemporary essay’ at the ACLA 2021 virtual conference. 

Panel Title: The Contemporary Essay: How Do We Read Them and Who Are They For?

Scent and Fragrance: Medieval and Renaissance Form 2021 CFP

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
Medieval and Renaissance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

41st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum: VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Scent and Fragrance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Keene State College
Friday and Saturday April 16-17, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the 41st Medieval and Renaissance Forum: Scent and Fragrance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will take place virtually on Friday, April 16 and Saturday April 17, 2021.

We welcome abstracts (one page or less) or panel proposals that discuss smell and fragrance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Papers and sessions, however, need not be confined to this theme but may cover other aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history, and music.

Call for book chapters: edited collection on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
Cathy Yue Wang/Shanghai Normal University and Maria Alberto/University of Utah
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed

Thanks to an increasing range of streaming platforms, a greater general familiarity with adaptation-driven and transmedial storytelling, and faster rates of communication among invested viewers—among other factors! —audiences today have access to an increasingly transcultural range of popular culture content. The 2019 Chinese web series Chen Qing Ling (English translation: The Untamed) is one such example. While the show is not the first of its various genres or circumstances, it has generated and sustained a wide appeal that is worth exploring.

 

CFP Art, Disease, and Expression - Issue 31, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 30 November 2020

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers 

Issue 31 (2020): Art, Disease, and Expression

Science and art are the very nature of human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. As COVID-19 continues to dominate public discourse across the world - its ongoing effects trickling into every facet of our lives - the relationship between our health and how it affects the way we move through society has never felt more prescient. The 31st issue of FORUM aims to explore what has been identified as ‘sickness’ in literature and art through the years. How have the body and mind been treated by writers, artists, and cultural commentators - in sickness and in health.

The End Times: Approaches to the Apocalypse ESA Conference 2021 CFP

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:12am
English Student Association at The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What: English Student Association Conference

Where: ONLINE (hosted through The Graduate Center, CUNY).

When: 12 March 2021

 

Abstract deadline: December 1st

Registration deadline: February 12th (*registration will be free)

 

Please submit all abstracts through the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/srZJ4Wn7YBpaYnHW8

Premodern New Materialisms

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:12am
Adin Lears and Tekla Bude
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

      In recent decades, critical theory and scholarship have taken up the category of matter and the material in order to renew interrogations of categories such as the “self” and the “human.” But whereas mid-twentieth century scholarship’s Marxist-historicist turn focused on material circumstances of reading and its social and political effects, these more recent theoretical endeavors – loosely aggregated under the framework of “new materialism” – explore and expand the notion of matter itself: what, after all, is matter, and how does it affect society and its discursive practices? How does it have agency or force, and how does it relate to life, broadly understood?

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