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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?

Lucerne Master Class 2021 with Marion Fourcade

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Lucerne
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lucerne Master Classes offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers. Selected doctoral students will receive the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and to discuss it with the guest expert.

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The Sovereign Erotic

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CFP: The Sovereign Erotic

42nd American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal

 

12-17 July 2021

Conference to take place online

 

Proposals are invited for the 41st annual AIW conference, organized by European University Cyprus in association with Transmotion journal, to be held from 12-17 July 2021. Papers are, as always, welcome on any topic in any discipline, though distinct priority will be given to papers that speak to the conference theme. Following the conference, a special issue of Transmotion will be dedicated to articles developed from papers presented at this event.

 

The Nonhuman in American Literary Naturalism

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
Kenneth K Brandt and Karin M Danielsson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Call for proposals

The Nonhuman in American Literary Naturalism

Editors: Kenneth K Brandt and Karin M Danielsson

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab).

“Shakespeare’s Difficult Pleasures: New Essays on Carnival, Philosophy, and Moral Agency in honor of Michael Bristol”

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
J. F. Bernard Champlain College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

This collection aims to celebrate the work and influence of Michael Bristol by producing new scholarship on Shakespeare, early modern theater, and their enduring and complicated legacy in our modern world. Bristol’s criticism has left a profound impact on the fields on Shakespeare and early modern studies, in particular as it relates to questions of dramatic agency, theory and philosophy, to matters pertaining to the carnivalesque body, as well as to ideas of cultural production.

 

Psychoanalysis and Hermeneutics

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
Critical Hermeneutics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CRITICAL HERMENEUTICS

http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/ecch

 

Call for Papers Vol. 4, n.2, December 2020

Psychoanalysis and Hermeneutics

Guest Editors: Ignacio Iglesias Colillas (Psychoanalyst / PhD_University of Buenos Aires), Giuseppe Martini (Italian Psychoanalytic Society)

Deadline (full paper): 1 December 2020

 

The Metamorphoses of Historical Past: Memory, Representation and Facts

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
Vinicio Busacchi (University of Cagliari, Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

I am pulling together an Edited Collection called The Metamorphoses of Historical Past: Memory, Representation and Facts and I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters.
The abstract/call for the Collection is here:
Historical facts are not objects. The ‘historical-real’ is constitutively representational because it is a process. The question of what is a given truth in history becomes the dilemma of creating a representative reconstruction of the process of (past) events that are close to the ‘real’ events as they are given in that specific time.

Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:52am
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Edited Anthology to be published by Bloomsbury

Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms

 

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:52am
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: Edited Book on “Theatre-Fiction”

Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies 2021

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:51am
University of Warsaw, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

CFP: ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies volumes 30.1 and 30.2 (2021)

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw.  The journal is indexed in SCOPUS,   DOAJ,   CEEOL,   CEJSH,   BazHum,   EBSCO,  Index Copernicus, ERIHPLUS, the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.

Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:50am
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Published annually in June and December, Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures is seeking essays in critical theory, literature, culture, and translation theory. The submissions deadline is October 15 for the December issue, and April 15 for the June issue. The journal's website is: http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/. Submissions should use MLA style and be approximately 4,000-7,000 words. Inquiries are welcome to co-editor Lauri Scheyer at Lramey@calstatela.edu.

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 9:50am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021) -- Extended Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:55pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Parul Mishra / GD Goenka University, Gurugram, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposed Title of the Book

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

Sub- Themes

  1. Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  2. Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  3. Socio-cultural Perspectives

  4. Psycho-political Perspectives

  5. Historical Perspectives

  6. Pandemic Fear and Literature

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