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Diasporic Blackness and Enactments of Care

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:45pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care” to explore its significance and resonances throughout the Black diaspora. Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state?” (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.

Presentations will consider how Black writers, artists, filmmakers, and other cultural producers explore the practice of care in relation to Black peoples and other living beings across national boundaries. Participants might consider, but are not limited to, some of the following questions:

Lee Child Symposium UEA (Friday 1st April 2022) *Updated Deadline*

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8:21am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:48am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. A review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.

Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy

updated: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
Istanbul University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 4, 2021

Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).

 

All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:

https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/987/submission/step/manuscript/new

 

Last date of submission: 4 October 2021.

 

Author Guidelines:

https://iupress.istanbul.edu.tr/journal/jtcd/information/author-guidelines

 

Contact:

WASTELANDS-34th European Association for American Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

WASTELANDS

34TH EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

UNED, Madrid 6-8 April 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.

Proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:

 WASTELANDS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Creative Authorship(s): Looking for Partners in Devising a Collaborative Funding Application

updated: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.

Polygraph 29 "Narrative and Crisis"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:11pm
Polygraph Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”

As a Matter of Affect: Making Sense of Planetarity

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:21pm
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Young Researchers’ Conference

on

As a Matter of Affect: Making Sense of Planetarity

 

2-3 December 2021

 

Department of English

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

 

 

CFP: 3 Women In French sessions at NeMLA 2022!

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
Anne Brancky
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13.   Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021. 
 

Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: DISTRIBUTION IN THE STREAMING ERA (Velvet Light Trap #90)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “over-the-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.  

 

August Wilson Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
August Wilson Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that promotes the ongoing study of Wilson's American Century Cycle. The journal seeks scholarly papers on all aspects of August Wilson career.

Selected topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Literary Interpretation 

Performative Theory?Studies

Interdisciplinary Approaches 

Film Analysis of Fences and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Literary Theory 

August Wilson's Impact on Education (high school, college, etc,)

Comparative Literature Approaches

Historical Research

Biographical Research

Interviews

Paper Submissions

Film Exhibition: The Italian Context (Symposium / Edited Volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Damien Pollard & Edward Bowen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

This symposium and edited volume seeks to draw together research into cinematic exhibition in Italy throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century. Current research into Italian cinema is continuously expanding its purview to consider the great range of genres, forms and contexts that have been engaged by filmmakers working in the country. Similarly, recent studies have shone vital light on the complex make up of Italy’s film audiences, and on the practices of film producers and distributors in the country. This project will continue this critical expansion by investigating the myriad ways in which film media (both Italian and foreign) has been exhibited and consumed in Italy.

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Prof. Adam Barkman, Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

  

Simon Stone & Company: CTR Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Contemporary Theatre Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Simon Stone & Company 

Special Issue of Contemporary Theatre Review


Guest Editors
Emma Cole
 (University of Bristol)
Chris Hay (University of Queensland) 

Ticket holders to a new production of The Good Hope at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA), to be directed by the iconoclastic Australian-Swiss director Simon Stone, received an unusual email in September 2020: 

Reminder: Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

Reminder: Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice

The Frankfurt School in the US Today: The Intellectual Heritage of War Refugees (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Williams Rothvoss-Buchheimer, Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).

Simulacra and Distortion of media in 21st century Journalism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Journalism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 12, 2021

The paper will discuss the progression of media in the last 20 years and how journalism has deteriorated and misssppropriated news. Digital journalism and recirculation of images has made post truth more vivid and information more disruptive and toxic. Simulacra as an active device in propaganda creating conflicts and misleading the general mass

Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Indian Disability Studies in Association with SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University and Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)

In association with

Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

&

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University

IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)

CFP

Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression

Vampire Studies (2022 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

      The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)

      The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics (Panel, NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics

(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)

Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)

Abstract

Teaching Popular Culture in Language Courses (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. On the contrary, lower advanced and intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in language classes?

Call for Proposals (Special Issue): Women Confronting Political Bias in Spain

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.

Graham Greene Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904–1991).

University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

• Greene’s political and theological landscapes
• Greene’s depiction of women
• The short fiction
• The early novels
• The plays
• Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
• Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.

NeMLA 2022: Sex in Literature After #MeToo

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.

Visual Representation of Transgender Bodies in Film and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Mary Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6).  Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry InchA Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.

CFP: Edited volume on TV series created by Shonda Rhimes

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Anna Weinstein / Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 

Screen Storytelling: 

The Works of Shonda Rhimes 

Edited by Anna Weinstein 

 

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