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Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE]

updated: 
Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:01pm
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Deadline Extended for Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives Anniversary Edition

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:35pm
KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Seeking abstract proposals for new chapters

 

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives

Revised and Expanded 10-Year Anniversary Edition (2024 Publication with Routledge)

 

Since Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives was published in 2014, we have seen exponential growth in scholarship on asexuality as well as more widespread recognition of asexuality in socio-political life, including increased asexual representation in art and media, a surge in people identifying as asexual and aromantic, and a greater presence of asexuality in the public lexicon. 

 

Refractions Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 7:30pm
Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism is a journal dedicated to interdisciplinary and experimental scholarship in postcolonial cultural studies. In physics, refraction is the phenomenon by which a wave changes its direction as it passes from one medium to another, and in the process, alters perception of that thing.

Short Story (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:44pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts for a panel on the short story (and other forms of short narrative broadly conceived). This panel will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics, including studies of the traditional 'short story' literary genre as well as other types of short narrative — like short-program multimedia, short films, music videos, short-episode video games, social media micro-literature, and anything else that pushes at the boundaries of literature studies.

Film- English-language (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:41pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts on English-language films. The topic is broadly conceived and open, and approaches may favor criticism, theory, history, etc. At least one panel, more as interests warrant and the program allows, will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference will be hybrid and offers options for either in-person or virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics on films in the English language.

If you are interested, please submit a paper title and abstract of approximately 400 words to

Scott L. Baugh (scott.baugh@ttu.edu) and

DEADLINE EXTENDED Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 6:17am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

This special session of the 94th South Atlantic MLA conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, Change, are especially welcome. By May 7th, 2022, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges at mberg35@lsu.edu

Children in Politics and Public Life

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:52pm
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

JOCPC is now accepting article submissions for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.

 

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA)

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:42am
Alejandra Ortega / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2022 conference theme is “Post-Now.” The conference will take place November 16-21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/)

 

The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by exploring our ethical responsibilities as instructors of writing, our pedagogy, and our work with students as they seek to find their voice in composition classrooms. 

 

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms: 

Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

 

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

 

June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY

 

ASPECTS OF CHANGE IN THE FICTION OF JOSEPH CONRAD

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The SAMLA 94 conference theme of “change” encourages us to look at texts in different ways, which might include looking at texts that reflect real change or that perhaps illustrate the appearance of change coupled with a sense, ultimately, of stasis. This theme of “change” gives us a chance to examine Conrad’s authorial engagement with the potential complexities of change in society or politics and in our personal lives.

SCMLA: Bibliography and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:08am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

We are currently accepting submissions for the longstanding Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference to be held in Memphis, TN on October 13-15, 2022.

This panel will examine bibliography as a field ripe for intersections and collaborations with other methodologies, including digital humanities, publishing studies, textual criticism, critical theory, and literary history.

Interdisciplinary approaches to bibliography and technical studies are welcome.

Administory Vol. 8 - Administrative Cultures and their Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:07am
Administory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This special issue of Administory focuses on the relationship between different traditions of literature or art, on the one hand, and of state administration, on the other. By highlighting the "story" in Administory, it seeks to unpack aesthetic configurations manifest in literary and artistic works engaging with bureaucratic topics and spaces, set in (or against) a variety of historical backgrounds. Drawing on literature, but also on film or other arts to highlight different administrative cultural contexts and then contrasting them in their specificity is the goal of the edition.

Post-Now: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:31am
MMLA 2022 Minneapolis; Creative Writing: Poetry Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Creative Writing II: Poetry permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks creative, critical, and hybrid proposals that connect to this year’s convention theme of “Post-Now.” We are particularly interested in presentations from poets and poet-scholars who engage with future-oriented poetics and praxis. Questions to consider include: How is (your) poetry and poetic practice positioned within the (ecological, technological, political, intersectional) contemporary momentum of the twenty-first century? How does poetry engage with and/or towards the future while also negotiating past and present? What poetic possibilities lie ahead, and what cannot be left behind?  

Images of the Hero: Heroism in Literature (East/Southeast Regional Meeting of the CCL)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:44pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

In The Hero with A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell asserts that the mythic figure of the hero is central to understanding the human experience. He argues that “the hero is symbolical of that divine creative and redemptive image within us all, only waiting to be known and rendered into life.” The hero, in other words, might be said to be the embodiment or archetype of the imago Dei raised to the highest pitch, functioning as an exemplar of what humanity at its level best can do.

Dis/Orientations and Dis/Entanglements in Contemporary Literature and Culture: An International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:17pm
University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

Under the auspices of the project ‘Orientation’: A Dynamic Perspective of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990-onwards) (Ref. FFI2017-86417-P), this Conference explores how the concept of ‘orientation’ can offer a renewed perspective on literary texts and cultural products alike. By positioning ‘orientation’ in close relation to (multiple) temporalities (or “polytemporality”, following Victoria Browne), space, and recognition of the ‘other’, this Conference (and the project) addresses the dynamic and fluid nature of today’s fiction and culture in English. As Sara Ahmed points out, “[o]rientations are about the direction we take that puts some things and not others in our reach” (56).

War and Representation in India

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:06pm
University of Delhi/ Revue Lisa Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Call for journal articles/ Concept note for 

War and Representation in India

Special Issue, Revue Lisa

 

SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 »TACET AD LIBITUM! TOWARDS A POETICS AND POLITICS OF SILENCE« 24-29 JULY 2022 (Deadline: 1 May 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:51pm
WWU Münster / Graduate School Practices of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Silence (tacere or Schweigen) has been considered by Franz Rosenzweig among others as a subversive act or defiant stance of the tragic hero against overwhelming power mechanisms of necessity, i.e., totalization and universality. It has also, however, been regarded as an epiphenomenon (or a result) of marginalization and oppression by postcolonial theorists. The latters’ understanding marks silence as an end, a potential violent effect of the logics of exclusion and marginalization by “signifying machines”. The former understanding marks silence as a means of rendering mechanisms of powers inoperative.

P-Queue Volume 19

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Dana Venerable and Zack Brown
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Attention Artists and Writers:

 

We’re writing to invite you to contribute to the 19th volume of the literary journal P-QUEUE, which will be released this Summer 2022. 

Our theme we've chosen is "Site / Cite." Feel free to interpret this theme in any way useful to you. 

Gazing Through a Pandemic Lens: Absurdist Literature, Theatre & Film

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference

Los Angeles, CA | November 11-13, 2022 (entirely in-person)
PAMLA 2022: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Sponsored by UCLA Department of English

 

Special Session: Gazing Through a Pandemic Lens: Absurdist Literature, Theatre & Film

 

Presiding Officer:  Dr. Kimberly Jew, University of Utah

 

This panel seeks papers that explore the connections between our experiences of the recent (and ongoing) global pandemic and Absurdist literature, theatre & film. 

Drama and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference

Los Angeles, CA | November 11-13, 2022 (entirely in-person)
PAMLA 2022: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Sponsored by UCLA Department of English

 

Standing Session: Drama and Society

 

Presiding Officer:  Dr. Judith Saunders

 

(Re)learning How to Teach Comics: Adapting and Innovating in Comics Pedagogy

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

A burgeoning professional literature attests to the rewards and challenges of teaching comics and teaching with comics (for recent examples, see Wallner, Framing Education, 2019; Parker, Teaching Artfully, 2021; the forthcoming Smyth, Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels, 2022; and the authoritative anthology With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy, eds. Kirtley, Garcia, and Carlson, 2020).

In response to that literature, as well as the challenges of remote learning under COVID, this panel invites succinct 15-minute presentations that address the questions, What is it like to relearn the teaching of comics? and How can comics teachers reframe crisis as opportunity?

Jewish Studies and the Fourth Gospel

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Zev Garber / Global Center for Religious Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

GCRR Press is inviting papers for a themed article collection relating to the New Testament Gospel of John for inclusion in a proposed scholarly anthology in the field of Jewish Studies. Topics should explore the Fourth Gospel in regard to its representation, depiction, and treatment of "the Jews" in the Fourth Gospel. By exploring this topic across time and place, this collection aims to provide an historical context for understanding not only the Jewish Jesus but the specific framework in which Johannine Christianity was tied intrinsically to ancient Judaism, while simultaneously distancing itself of Jewish thought and culture.

The Critique of Violence from the 1920s to the 2020s

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
northwestern university
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Department of German, the Program in Comparative Literary Studies, and the Critical Theory Program at Northwestern University invite graduate students and early career researchers to participate in a colloquium in response to the publication of the new translation and critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s 1921 essay, “Zur Kritik der Gewalt” (Toward the Critique of Violence) recently published by Stanford University Press.  The colloquium welcomes explorations on any topic related to Benjamin’s essay or the additional writings gathered in the volume—those by Benjamin and as well as those by Hermann Cohen, Kurt Hiller, Erich Unger, Georges Sorel, and Emil Lederer.  In addition to giving brief accounts of how the new edition of “Toward the Critique of Vi

Nation, Narration, and Nationalism in Indian Popular Bollywood Movies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
National Identities (Taylor and Francis, Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Submit a Manuscript to the Journal National Identities (Taylor and Francis, Routledge) 

For a Special Issue on Nation, Narration, and Nationalism in Indian Popular Bollywood Movies

 

Special Issue Editor(s)

Pippa CatterallUniversity of Westminster, UK
P.Catterall@westminster.ac.uk

Goutam KarmakarBarabazar BTM College, SKB University, India
goutamkrmkr@gmail.com

 

Performing Theology

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
Research Network for Theology, Performance, and Politics, University of Dresden
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Performing Theology Online Conference 20 to 22 May 2022

Organized by: Research network “theology, performance & politics” Hosted by: Institute for Catholic Theology TU Dresden / Chair of Syst. Theology

https://tu-dresden.de/gsw/phil/ikt/systematik/die-professur/forschungsne...

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