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Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize

updated: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 1:46pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100. 

The Stand, the Original Stephen King Novel and its Adaptations, in the Covid era (PCA/ACA, Stephen King Area, panel/roundtable) (**NEWLY** EXTENDED DEADLINE; AMENDED SUBMISSION GUIDELINES)

updated: 
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 10:01am
Stephen King Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/stephen-king)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the "Covid era," that we have turned to "pandemic literature" and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics).

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Philosophy and Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/philosophy-and-culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 2:40am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:55am
PopMeC Research Blog - hypotheses
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

CFP ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:52am
Universidad de Valladolid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Editorial Board of ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies is pleased to announce its Call for Submissions for Issue 41 (2020).

ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies, a refereed scientific journal published yearly by the Department of Filología Inglesa at the University of Valladolid, cordially invites submission of original manuscripts in the form of articles and book reviews dealing with all major areas of English Studies.

London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:18pm
Kevin A. Morrison
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Owing to a variety of reasons, a number of entries in London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (under contract, McFarland) that were initially assigned have now become available. I am currently look for writers in a number of different categories, including people, film and literature, architecture, periodicals, major events, television, music, and art. Entries range from 50-2000 words with most following on the lower end of the spectrum. Interested individuals are urged to contact the editor for a contents list and style guide. A description of the encyclopedia appears below. Established scholars, early career researchers, and advanced graduate students—those who, in a US context, have passed their qualifying exams—are welcome.

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The 2021 ELLAK International Conference "Beyond Pandemics: Reimagining the Humanities and the New Normal"

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:18pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 

The 2021 ELLAK International Conference

 

“Beyond Pandemics: Reimagining the Humanities and the New Normal”

 

 

- Organized by The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

- Date: December 16-18, 2021

 

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) is pleased to announce an international conference on “Beyond Pandemics: Reimagining the Humanities and the New Normal” to be held at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, from December 16 to 18, 2021.

 

Cosmopolitan Strangers in Latina/o Literature and Culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:16pm
Esther Alvarez Lopez
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

COSMOPOLITAN STRANGERS IN LATINA/O LITERATURE AND CULTURE

This volume sets out to identify and analyze current definitions of the figure of the stranger, as well as ‘rooted’ or ‘vernacular’ cosmopolitanism at work in Latina/o literature with a cosmopolitan outlook that runs counter to discourses that criminalize ‘strangers’. While necessarily examining the workings of xenophobia, racism, gendering and othering in that specific context, we will focus on the alternative processes of interaction, conviviality, and inclusive practices.

Southwest CCL 2021

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:15pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Department of Languages and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University will be hosting the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature annual regional meeting on October 15-16, 2021 at Northeastern State University’s campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

In light of the disruptions in our world created by COVID-19, the working theme for this year’s conference will be “Christian Community” as we begin to rebuild and reestablish communal bonds and seek to understand how our sense of community and the communal have changed in response to the world around us.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts"

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:15pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021

 

The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,

invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,

California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,

this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths - New Deadline

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:06pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This special issue of The Projector, edited by guest editor Jamie Ann Rogers, seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.”[1] In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.

CfP for Edited Collection on Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Maria Torres-Quevedo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.

UPDATE: Great Writing 2021: Great Writing the International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:29pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

24th Annual Conference

Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021
- Virtual -

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 24th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021.

Great Writing 2021 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2020 and is being expanded this year. The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.

CALL CLOSING SOON.

Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:02pm
Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference (Ball State University African American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference

Call for Papers 

Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women 

The Ball State African American Studies program, Teachers College, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce the 1st Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference taking place virtually March 12-13, 2021. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Irma McClaurin, founder of the Black Feminist Archive.

Revised Call for Papers for MELUS 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 2:09pm
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MELUS 2021 Virtual Conference

April 8-10, 2021

Abstracts due December 15, 2020 to MELUS2021@gmail.com

REMINDER - Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:24am
Dr Sally O'Gorman and Dr Kate Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE.

Editors: Dr Kate Watson and Dr Sally O’Gorman

 

This original collection invites teachers and academics to contribute a book chapter on a GCSE text, applying a theory and considering a new and innovative aspect of the literary text.

GRAPHSY 2021 – Georgetown Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
Spanish & Portuguese at Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Dear all,

The graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University would like to invite graduate students to send abstracts for the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2021 (GRAPHSY). The conference will be held on February 18 and 19, 2021 through Georgetown University’s online platform. Paper and poster presentations are welcome on a wide range of topics within the fields of Hispanic linguistics and literatures. This year our goal is to promote a dialogue on the effects of the current global crisis on linguistics and literature, focusing our attention on how to overcome this impact.

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 27-30, 2021.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

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