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Death, Sickness, and Plagues in 19th-century British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.

CFP: Reimagining the Victim in Post-1970s Horror Media

updated: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:49pm
Amsterdam University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Deadline July 1st

CFP: Reimagining the Victim in Post-1970s Horror Media

Editors: Madelon Hoedt, Marko Lukic

 

Latin American Digitalities

updated: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 6:41am
Catholic University of Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Latin American Digitalities

Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso

Open CFP/Journal -- Intraspection

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 5:50pm
Intraspection
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Intraspection, a journal of rhetoric, culture, and style, is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) Special Issue: Post-Normative?

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
South Atlantic Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021


(Deadline Extended to June 30th, 2021)

 

South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”

Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University

Critical Insights: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (Deadline June 18th)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Jericho Williams, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.

 

The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works

 

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 7:55am
Venice International University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

 

Venice International University

 

ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

updated: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:51pm
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MELOW 2021

THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be organized by

SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/ 

FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021

 

CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Joe Lines and James Ward / ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

 

Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Elif Sendur and Allison Mackey/ NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework  

CFP for NeMLA 2022 | Queering Dark Academia: Investigating Cultural Expressions of the 'Other'

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dark academia is a recently emerging term of phrase describing not only an aesthetic within popular culture but also a type of genre involving an academic background, elements of the gothic, and the spectacular. Like the speculative supergenre, dark academia often borrows freely from other literary and cultural categorizations, in the way of crime fiction, classical Greek & British mythologies, artistic aesthetics, paranormalcy, romance, villainy, stoicism, and posthumanism. Oftentimes within dark academia, the Other represents a romanticized villain and/or monster with whom the reader and reviewer empathizes with. Through this romanticization, we often find that nostalgia for a colonial history takes centerstage.

AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION

CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

Special Issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Hawthorne and Religion

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

 The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review invites submissions for a special issue on Hawthorne and Religion, with guest editor Jonathan A. Cook.  Over the course of his career, Hawthorne earned a reputation as the nation’s leading imaginative interpreter of New England Puritanism and its nineteenth-century cultural legacy, but the exact nature of his religious predilections remains open to debate.  Was he a bona fide Christian?  If he was, why didn’t he go to church?  What credence did Hawthorne give to his ancestral Calvinism?  What impact did his wife’s Unitarianism have on him?  Did Hawthorne have a well-kept “secret” that influenced his depiction of repressed guilt?  What did Hawthorne think of contemporary evangelical Protestantism, and of the nation’

NeMLA 2022: Video games and the literary

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.

Cfp: Routledge Volume: Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
The Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP), University of Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers 

Routledge Volume

Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics

Heike Härting and Heather Meek (eds.) 

 

TWC: Chinese Fandoms

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Chinese Fandoms

Chinese fandoms are a growing area of interest attracting attention from groups as diverse as academia, industry, and even government. Although the foci of these groups vary, at the core are questions related to the function, organization, interests, and activities of fan groups. As Chinese media and entertainment industries mature and transnational collaborations increase, content and celebrity figures both inside and outside the Chinese context are increasingly distributed, consumed, and implicated in the formation (or extension) of fan communities.

Art and Activism: The Reshaping of Collective Consciousness and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In his 1962 essay, “The Creative Process,” James Baldwin writes, “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven. . .The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.” The link between artist and activist illustrates the import of black public voices that challenge institutions of white supremacy, gender oppression, and systemic dehumanization. Historically, artists have critiqued, documented, and contextualized racial violence to ensure that the past is not forgotten and to reshape the nation’s consciousness.

Critical Theory Now: Repurposing Adorno's Rich Annoyance

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

“The complex relation between the private, the individual and loneliness is unique and necessary to Adorno’s work, despite the rich annoyance of his particular mode of provocation.” (Fred Moten, “The Phonographic mise-en-scene” 2004)

 

Genre Meshing as Social Action: The Rhetoric of Formal Hybridity in Contemporary Texts (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.

CFP: Streaming #MeToo - Rape Culture in American Television

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell / University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Streaming #MeToo:

Rape Culture in American Television

 

Edited by Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell

 

Call for Papers: Peer Review and the Pandemic

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
F1000Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers

Title: Peer Review and the Pandemic
Deadline: 1 September 2021

Call for Articles: JNT Journal of Narrative Theory

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory solicits submissions that address the intersection of narrative, history, ideology, and/or culture, all broadly defined. Of particular interest are narrative and history; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory and media studies; post-structural, postcolonial, and ecocritical approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and/or disciplinary boundaries. 

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

International Seminar
1st & 4th Sunday (July,August,September 2021)

Course FacilitatorOlga Akroyd , Ph.D 

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Disability Studies and French Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Although academia’s interest in disability studies emerged in the late 1980s, an ever-growing body of research has emerged since then, mainly from Anglo-Saxon and Nordic countries.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Autumn 2021 Issue Submissions CallSeptember 2021 | Theme: Changes...When you think of Autumn, what words come to mind? Cool nights, foliage colours, warm cider, crisp breezes, new weather events, pumpkins?

Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2022: Call for Sub-themes

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

Contact|Touch

 

Plenary Speakers:

Hussein Fancy, Department of History, Yale University

Elina Gertsman, Department of Art and Art History, Case Western Reserve University

 

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