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Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:14pm
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

CFP for a special issue of Literature Compass: “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Literature Compass, Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Literature Compass Special Issue:

                                                   “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

For a prospective peer-reviewed special issue of Literature Compass, we invite submissions that reflect on the past, present and future of modernist studies in various locations of Asia. How has “modernism” been historically conceived and studied in Asia? What institutions have shaped and are shaping the fortunes of modernist studies in Asia? How are the histories and practices of modernist studies mediated by translation among various languages used in this part of the world?

Decolonizing Embodiment - Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carolyn Ureña/ University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

Call for Papers

Decolonizing Embodiment

Guest Editors: Carolyn Ureña (University of Pennsylvania) and Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)

 

ASLE 2021: Ecomedia and Empire

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carlos Alonso Nugent
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Conference: ASLE 2021

Panel: Ecomedia and Empire

Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Call for Papers for volume 15, n° 1(29)/ 2022

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

http://www.essachess.com

Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Call available here: https://www.essachess.com/index.php/jcs/announcement/view/35

 

Guest editors

Ana MELRO, PhD, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

e-mail: anamelro@ua.pt

Lídia OLIVEIRA, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

e-mail: lidia@ua.pt

Unthinking Literacies (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Eunice Ying Ci Lim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In line with the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January) theme of “Multilingualism”, this proposed special session invites papers that unthink literacies as they are represented in contemporary literature and culture, interrogates the enumerative approach towards languages that is seemingly implied in multi-lingualism, and the treatment of languages as discrete and distinct formations.

Fairies: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Simon Bacon and Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Stories about fairies and the fae have long populated the imagination of many cultures around the world. Fairy histories have been the focus of much scholarly debate, and so has the figure of the fairy as a cultural icon.

Fairies and the fae have also gained a noticeable importance in the 21st century, bringing with them an increased cultural focus on traditional beliefs and indigenous identities. Indeed, while the connection to the folkloristic and the literary remains strong—with the multiple re-incarnations Tinkerbell from Peter Pan taking centerstage here—fairies have also found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

Gendered Violence in Old English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Melissa Ridley-Elmes and David Johnson, Old English Forum and Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Old English MLA forum and the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship are proposing a jointly-sponsored session on gendered violence in Old English literature. The last decades have witnessed an increased interest in research on the relationship between gender and violence in the Middle Ages, with new studies exploring the construction of gender through violence and women as its victims. Gender theory and feminist studies have done much to refine methodologies used in this research, especially in the late Middle Ages. Still, there is a great deal of work to be done in the area of gendered violence, in particular in the literature of the early English era.

The Politics of Old English: A Round Table

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Heide Estes / Old English Forum, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

It will have escaped no one’s attention that the field of Old English studies has received a great deal of political scrutiny in recent years. This Round Table seeks to focus attention on the pedagogical dimension and/or consequences of that scrutiny. We invite speakers to give brief presentations on any number of topics relevant to the political aspects of teaching of Old English in the 21st century.

Broken but Wondrous: Finding Hope in Old English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Mary Kate Hurley, Old English Forum, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Old English literature is rarely associated with hope – indeed, much of its poetry is littered with the ruins of lost peoples, frozen and desolate landscapes, meditations on the death of warriors, and ponderous reminders that everything in life is merely lent.

Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921 (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921”

(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)

Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

 

Measurement by Default (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Measurement by Default”

Publication Date: June 2022 (Issue No. 47)

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 

 

Deadline Extended: «La Morte! La Morte!» Mapping Italian Death Cultures (CAIS 2021 panel)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Simona Di Martino and Mattia Petricola
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

«La Morte! La Morte!» Mapping Italian Death Cultures from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present

Panel at the 2021 CAIS conference (https://canadianassociationforitalianstudies.org/Session-Proposals-2021#...)

Organized by Simona Di Martino (U Warwick, UK) and Mattia Petricola (U L'Aquila, Italy)

Deadline extended to 15 March 2021

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
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Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021

Nottingham Black Archive as Activism (FREE ONLINE TALK)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG), Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

'Nottingham Black Archive as Activism'

Panya Banjoko (Nottingham Black Archive / NTU)

Host: PPCRG New Directions 

Time: 16.30 (GMT) on Thursday, 11 March 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Duration: 60 mins (including 20 mins Q&A)

How to join: Email ppcrg@ntu.ac.uk to request a joining link.

The Company You Keep: Reading, Writing, & Socializing in Religious Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Literature is rife with the concept of the “social,” whether it be through exclusion or connection. The Bible records letters sent, Church History preserves the ways in which communities gathered and encouraged one another regardless of distance, and Christian writers have invested heavily in understanding the topic of community and social structures. This panel welcomes submissions that address the topics of intimacy, community, or exile. We welcome papers exploring literary works that engage with Christianity (or religion broadly) on the idea of the “social.” Papers might consider one or more of the following:

A Study of Aesthetics in Art and Representation

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

A Study of Aesthetics in Art and Representation

A Special issue of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)

 Guest Editor: Mridula Sharma (University of Delhi)

 

CONCEPT NOTE

Music

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 48 No. 1 | March 2022

Call for Papers

Music

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

 

Shakespeare and Translation

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 47 No. 2 | September 2021

Call for Papers

Shakespeare and Translation

Guest editors

Jonathan Locke Hart (Shandong University) & I-Chun Wang (National Sun Yat-sen University)

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2021

 

All Hem’s Literary Friends

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

The Ernest Hemingway Society | Call for Papers

Modern Language Association 2022 Convention | Washington, DC | January 6-9


Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2021

Name of Organization: The Ernest Hemingway Society

Contact Email: sean.hadley@faulkner.edu 


All Hem’s Literary Friends

EOI: Book Proposals for Thinking Politics Series

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Geoff Boucher (Deakin University); Matthew Sharpe (Deakin University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The editors of the Edinburgh University Press series, Thinking Politics, are calling for expressions of interest from authors proposing books on a range of theoreticians and philosophers whose work:

  • affects how we think about politics and the political
  • responds to or challenges hegemonic intellectual formations 

The editors would like to commission titles on theoreticians and philophers whose positioning and thinking clearly reflects this subaltern or resistant stance.

CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Britain, Empire, and Global Afterlives: 1850-1950

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
MLA 2022, Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the “undisciplining” possibilities of challenging Anglocentric periodization in the scholarship on the global British empire. Submissions reframing Victorian/Modernist periodicities and/or foregrounding non-English texts, translation, multilingualism, and raciality are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to anweshakundu@wustl.edu or oishanisengupta@gmail.com

3rd International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
GlobalKS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

3rd International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities will take place on May 21-23 2021 in London, UK. ICRSH aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field. Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this Social Sciences and Humanities conferences 2021 is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

Literary Urban Studies and Climate Futures (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
University of Opole
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the Department of the English Language and the Department of English Language Literatures at Opole University, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl). 

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