The Victorian period is generally thought of as an age where science and its discoveries led to a shift from the religious to a scientific explanation of the natural world. Obviously at the centre of this whole shift was Charles Darwin, his powerful inferences and the delayed publication of The Origin of Species, as he feared disturbing established religious and social practices. And the crises of faith it did instill affected an entire generation. However much we wish to adhere to this scientific aspect of the Victorian period, one cannot ignore the fact that the age also saw a proliferation of the interest and belief in the supernatural, the occult, in ghost stories, séances et al.
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2020:
Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath
Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls
Proposal deadline March 25, Draft deadline June 25, Final paper deadline August 25
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 25
Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: May 31, 2020
General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”
The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here:
MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM STUDIES CONFERENCE 2020
An international online conference organised by Modernism and Postmodernism
Studies Network in Turkey and Kocaeli University
CALL FOR PAPERS (23-24 July 2020)
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GLOBAL CRISES: STATE SURVEILLANCE, SOLIDARITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE
May 20–30, 2020 at The American University of Paris (This is a virtual conference. Participate from wherever you are.)
The deadline for submission is May 10, 2020. Submit your proposal using the form below.
The National institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing a symposium on ''Digital Expressions of the Self'' during 7-8 Dec 2020. We are interested in how people experiment with creative expressions of the self. Constructing the self in the digital sphere may involve processes of experimentation that in turn allow one to experience the self in multiple ways. This is mediated of course by the apparatus of the digital-codes and algorithms. We are interested in the nuances of these processes and the aesthetics of the expressions. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 May. Details available here:
Due to disruptions caused by the current Coronavirus crisis, we have extended the deadline for abstracts for the 25th September 2020 symposium- Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon.
Dependent on further developments, online participation may become our primary method for all to engage in this one day event. We will, of course, update accordingly.
Call for Papers:
Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium
School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.
25th September 2020
Digital technologies have in the last decade profoundly changed China’s cultural landscape. Messaging apps such as WeChat and Chinese-language podcasts have become important platforms for critical debate, whilst the rising popularity of online platforms for fiction writing, video sharing, shopping, movie ratings and gaming reflect new practices of media consumption and reception. State surveillance and censorship play an important role in China’s wired culture, but web-based cultural activities do not only take place in the shadows of a repressive state but also reflect profound social and cultural transformations, technological developments as well as innovative engagements with traditional aesthetics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We look forward to innovative articles on documentary and / or staged photography. Pictures science is an interdisciplinary magazine that is open to different approaches. Submissions should be accompanied by at least one picture. We are also open to artistic contributions, but the underlying methods and theories should be explained.
Please contact: email@example.com
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Alt KidLit: What Children’s Literature Has Been, Never Was, and Might Yet Be
eds. Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason (editors of Queer as Camp: Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality, Fordham UP, 2019)
International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes
CALL FOR ESSAYS
Issue No. 2/2020
Deadline for abstract proposal: May 31, 2020
Full essay due by: July 15, 2020
Panel CFP for Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia
Call for Papers
Doing Southern Studies Today
Humboldt University in Berlin
14-15 January 2021
Special Issue: Nostalgia and Popular Culture
Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2020
Full article (6,000-7,000 words) submission deadline: 19 July 2020
Issue Guest Editors: Carmel Cedro (Auckland University of Technology) and Blair Speakman (Auckland University of Technology)
Call for Papers for Women in French
2020 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 5-8, 2020
I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2020 MMLA Convention (November 5-8 in Milwaukee, WI). This year’s theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.”
The political narrative of immigration trends is that people are fleeing their countries to exploit American resources. Immigrants are generally depicted as violent, the cause of crime and job loss, not only in America but around the world. The undercover criminal narrative overshadows that of the risk-taker, willing to leave what is familiar to improve the life of his or her family. The stereotype of violent behavior overshadows the violence enacted upon them by their host countries which have put many immigrants in the situations they are in today. It is well documented that immigrants, and especially undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes.
Call for Papers for the Dickens Society
2020 MMLA Conference
“Cultures of Collectivity”
November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center
As a result of the delays and disruptions of the spring, the deadline for all MMLA submissions has been extended to May 31.
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:
[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.
Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to May 31.
Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.
The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.
Call for Book Chapters on Environmental Racism and/or Literature of the Global South
The Anthropocene: Approaches and Contexts for Literature and the Humanities
Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
I am seeking paper presentations for this year’s English II (1800-1900) session at the Midwest Modern Language Association's conference in Milwaukee (November 5-8) that discuss the significance and dynamics of social class and class consciousness in the representations, production, consumption, and understanding of literature in 19th century Britain. Please send a 250-word abstract, and a brief C.V. and bio to Kevin Swafford at email@example.com. Abstract, C.V. and bio are due on June 15
According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.
This MLA panel still needs a couple of submissions! Sponsored by the LLC Occitan Forum and CLCS Medieval Forum
Examines circulation of literary forms in the Latin east (lyric, romance, epic) and whether they provide culture continuity and support the construction of national identities.
Please send a brief abstract to Amy Vines at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2020!
We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of cultures of collectivity. Considerations may be given to audience, race, technologies, body image, sexualities, disabilities, literacies, socioeconomics, immigration, rural/urban spaces, posthumanism, regionalism, and any other critical issues in children’s and young adult literature from any period and genre. Panel proposals are also welcome. The MMLA conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI November 4-8, 2020. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to Dr.
2020 MMLA Annual Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 5-8, 2020
Creative Writing II: Poetry Permanent Section CFP
“Cultures of Collectivity: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice”
Community and Collaboration in Native American Literature - MMLA Conference, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
In addressing the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring collaboration and community building in a literary context. Possible topics may include analyses of representations of diverse communities or collective movements in literature by Native American authors. Discussions of author collaborations are also encouraged. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 5 to the panel chair, Kate Beutel, at email@example.com.
Deadline extended to May 31, 2020