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Call for Papers for NeMLA 2022 panel "Literary Form, Spirituality, and Empire in the Global 20th Century"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks to explore the interrelations between spirituality, global (anti)imperial politics, and literary form and practice in the twentieth century. There has been a commonly held scholarly contention that modern literature emerged out of a crisis of faith, if not an absolute death of God. Was such a crisis of faith related to global politics in the fin de siècle and later? If yes, how? How is secularist thought related to notions and imaginaries of the globe and of the world? Where did the other-worldly and the inner-worldly meet? How are the transcendental other and the imperial other interrelated in twentieth-century world literatures?

Essays on Police and Policing in 21st Century Film and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: Essays on Police and Policing in 21st Century Film and Television

The Black Lives Matter movement, the trial and conviction of Derek Chauvin,  calls to defund the police, the prominence in the media of killer police such as Joseph James DeAngelo are recent manifestations of intense and even unprecedented levels of media attention on policing at interlocking points of race, inequality, social justice and political agendas.  Equally, exciting cross-disciplinary engagement between fields of justice studies, criminology, cultural studies and popular culture are increasingly opening up.

NeMLA 2022 panel: Dance as Site-ation: Adapting Literature, Film, Media, Place, and Performance (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.

Pandemic Perspectives Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Pandemic Perspectives (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The Pandemic Perspectives Team are seeking presenters for our upcoming seminar series, commencing in Autumn 2021. We invite declarations of interest from any individual or group whose work in the arts, humanities, or social sciences intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic, its ramification, challenges, and the larger contexts of its impact.

 

Archival and Bibliographical Studies in American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Call for Contributors: Handbook of Drugs and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Katherine Gaudet and Jay Williams, editors
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

We are seeking scholars of literature and drugs to contribute to a handbook on the topic. The book will provide “a comprehensive, must-have survey of a core sub-discipline,” and will be a resource for students and scholars who are seeking to work in this field. According to the proposed publisher, “The main goal of each handbook is to survey a topic or area of the field, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area.”

Women and Spanish Kiosk Literature (1907-1939): Modernization and Mass Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:39am
Thomas Antorino (Loyola University Maryland), NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description

Among the thousands of novelas cortas published in Spain between 1907 and 1939, more than 300 were written by women. The present panel seeks to explore the ways in which women used early-20th-century Spanish kiosk literature as a medium through which they represented and engaged with the most pressing social, political, and cultural questions surrounding women’s roles in an increasingly modernized society.


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Cannibalism in Francophone Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:38am
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A significant body of research on literary and cultural cannibalism has shown that the notion of “cannibalism” results from a displacement of meaning that the Arawak word cariba or caniba underwent when Christopher Columbus first encountered them. According to the Arawak, they used either of these words to designate neighbors who ate the flesh of their enemies. The notion of cannibalism is still used today to designate the “man-eating savage”. Indeed, in literary studies, scholars such as Peter Hulme have shown that the notion of cannibal or cannibalism differs from the older synonym “anthropophagus” or “anthropophagy” insofar as it recalls above all “the image of a ferocious consumption of human flesh” by another human being.

Emerging and Dismantling: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:38am
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

CFP // Emerging and Dismantling: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and PresentThe Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference February 17-20, 2022 | Atlanta, GAhttp://southernlit.org/conference/ This lightning roundtable extends the conversation established in SSSL’s 2018 Closing Plenary wherein the organization’s community began an open-forum dialogue about its history and ongoing manifestations of sexism, racism, and elitism—among many other oppressive structures that have been integral to the organization and discipline.

3rd Global Conference on Women's Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:38am
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 4, 2022

Following the success of the second edition of the Global Conference on Women’s Studies, we are excited to announce the 3rd edition of this premier academic event. Attended by scholars, researchers, and scientists from around the world, WOMENSCONF is more than an academic event. It’s a community and a knowledge platform. The connections that you make at the event and the memories from learning and networking sessions will last you long after the event is over.

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 9:26am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

 

Extended deadline: 1 September 2021

 

Guest Editor: Petronia Popa-Petrar (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), petronia.petrar@ubbcluj.ro

 

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 8:53am
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

CfP: "Embodied Acts and American Photographs" (6/30/2022 - 7/2/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 2:00am
Johanna Hartmann / Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 23, 2021

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Stefanie Diekmann (Universität Hildesheim)

Steven Hoelscher (UT Austin)

Kerstin Schmidt (KU Eichstätt)

 

“Embodied Acts and American Photographs” (June 30 – July 2, 2022)

International Conference (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

 

CFP - Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 4:16pm
Dr. Enaya Othman / Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

The Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary journal with the primary goal to facilitate the examination of the intersection among gender, cultural, and ethnic studies. Published biannually, this journal seeks to invigorate discussions of the global mobilization of people, ideas, and capital, and the ways in which this circulation has influenced conceptions of gender, ethnicity/race, migration, and culture. In the very same way, the journal examines the gendered nature of cultures and cultural encounters across borders. It is committed to facilitating intersectional, interdisciplinary dialogue which results from the crossing of disciplinary boundaries.

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

updated: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:43pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2022 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
April 1-3, 2022
New York, NY

Update: Because of public health and travel concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference has been rescheduled from its original date of September 18–19, 2021, to the new date of April 1–3, 2022.

 

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

Conference Description

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:15pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

 

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

 

The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 6:19am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

‘Tolkien’s Medicinal Medieval World: Illness and Healing in Middle-earth’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:11pm
Annie Brust, Kent State University/Geauga
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

This Collection: This collection focuses on and explores the concepts of illness and healing in association with Tolkien’s medieval connections and Middle-earth. Proposals/Articles should explore ideas on how a specific text, character, concept or aspect of the author’s work impacts the world of illness and healing, as characterized by medieval concepts and/or the medieval influence of Tolkien’s worlds/texts.   

Consent: Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 4:47am
Hannah Piercy, Arya Thampuran, Rebecca White, and Sophie Franklin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Consent affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, and nationalities. Responding to recent campaigns such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, as well as the work of the 1752 Group, this edited collection brings together and develops the intersectional and interdisciplinary conversations that emerged during a 2019 conference on Consent hosted at Durham University. We are looking to broaden the scope of our collection, and invite papers which focus on historical formulations of consent, literary and cultural representations of consent, and potential pathways and dialogues for the future.

Anger in the Nineteenth Century: Critical Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 7:31pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

From the Gothic beginnings of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Mademoiselle de Scudéri (1819-20), one could sense the heavy breathings of a darkness almost entirely manifested in Anger. When Olivier Brusson comes knocking at de Scudéri’s door, standing on the verge of being turned away by La Martinière, he responds in an axiomatic manner: “Remember, her anger will rest upon you for ever when she comes to know that it was you who cruelly drove away from her door the unfortunate wretch who came to beg for her help”. What Olivier communicates, albeit cryptically, is that the perpetuation of anger becomes a remote possibility in instinctive nescience, whereas Knowledge creates that anger which stands capable of generating fruitful results.

Southwest Popular and American Culture Assn Conference, 2/23-2/26/2022 (Deadline 10/31/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

Terrorized by Twins: Doppelgangers and the Specter of the Double

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers for The University of Texas Permian Basin’s 4th Annual Halloween Conference Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The conference will be conducted both live and virtually from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The word “doppelganger” in German translates to “double walker.” It is a phenomenon that involves someone seeing an exact double of themselves, or an apparition of someone who has passed away. Twins can be omens of death, and often depict shadows, and/or doubles, in literature. Scholarly researched articles welcome addressing literature and humanities in the realms of: 

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