Call for papers: Edited Collection on Plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Participants demonstrate or exhibit printed or digital artifacts that illuminate materiality, making, or thinking of the book as an object, or process of creating, in book history, print cultures, lexicography. 300 word abstract and bio.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021
Rebecca Shapiro, New York City C of Tech, CUNY (email@example.com )
“On Coloniality and Colonialism: postcolonial and decolonial studies in dialogue”
This panel is inspired by ongoing discussions regarding the continued relevancy of postcolonial studies before the greater push towards epistemic diversity. In attempting to broaden the scope of postcolonial studies, this panel solicits propositions that look at the many ways in which the postcolonial imaginary can be reinterpreted and applied to the larger question of coloniality from 1492 to the present day. Central questions include:
“Cultures of Collectivity in Pre-Revolutionary French Literature”
In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:
Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past
The PAMLA 2021 Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through literary lenses as broadly conceived, with special interest in movement through city spaces. Since this year’s conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are particularly interested in essays that consider the ways in which literary works address the city as a site for spiritual exploration, identity loss, or renewal for characters who travel to, from, or through urban spaces. How does travel or movement through city spaces address issues of identity, perception, or power?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Hem’s Literary Friends
Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for a forthcoming general issue. We welcome work that focuses on matters of embodiment in media arts from any of the disciplinary or methodological perspectives described below. Research articles are typically between 6k–9k words. Please see our website for details about the inclusion of artwork/images (www.berghahnjournals.com/submissions).
Comparative Racisms: Special issue of The Comparatist:
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its twelfth annual issue, to be published in summer 2021. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
Call for Chapter Proposals
The 1898 Wilmington Massacre: Critical Explorations of Insurrection, Black Resilience, and Black Futures
Tiffany Gilbert, University of North Carolina Wilmington, email@example.com
Lynn Mollenauer, University of North Carolina Wilmington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021
Proposal Decisions: June 12, 2021
The University of East Anglia's Art History department is delighted to announce its first PGR Colloquium, to be held on Monday 24th May 2021.
The aim of the colloquium is to examine ideas around the aesthetics of food sharing as they expand across histories, communities and identities. We are keen to receive papers from any researchers, across disciplines, which address the aestheticised consumption of food, community stories centered around food, artworks which incorporate food, and spaces which accommodate the sharing of food. We hope that the interdisciplinary nature of this symposium will encourage contributions from PGRs working across different periods, themes and mediums.
K. A. Wisniewski, American Antiquarian Society
Scott D. Sundvall, University of Memphis
Sergio C. Figueiredo, Kennesaw State University
Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, is currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2021 issue: Teaching Western and Native American Literature, to be guest edited by Susan M. Stone, author of works on 19th-century regionalism, gender, and Native American literature and culture.
Deadline is April 1, 2021
The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce the second international online symposium on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. This time, the overarching theme of the event is Theatre, Society and Politics.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Dr Kate Smith (University of Hull)
Dr Katie Ritson (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich)
Generously sponsored by the Sheffield Water Centre, The University of Sheffield
Conference: 9am - 3pm, 19 May 2021 [itinerary in BST/GMT+1]
Register by 19 April 2021:
ATDS and MLA
6-9 January 2022
CFP for SAMLA 93, November 4-6, 2021, Atlanta, GA
The Company You Keep: Reading, Writing, & Socializing in Religious Literature
Affiliate Group: Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Call for Papers
MLA 2022 in Washington DC (hopefully!)
Poe scholars and Poe aficionados are always talking about Poe and always reading and rereading his works. He is ubiquitous—in print, film, popular culture, and all over the internet. His online presence increased even more in the late winter and early spring of 2020 as the world wrestled with the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of us who teach Poe and those of us who write about him, doing so in 2020 and 2021 seems more timely than ever, but it also feels different.
Fear, Anxiety and Crisis in Europe: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Call for submissions for a collection of essays - EXTENDED DEADLINE
The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will be held in Washington, DC on Jan. 6-9, 2022. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society seeks proposals for the following panel:
Hawthorne at Play
Invitation for Book Chapters
Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene: Rise of the Climate Fiction
Editor: Dr Kübra BAYSAL (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University)
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)
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?
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.
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?
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.
Call for Papers
Guest Editors: Carolyn Ureña (University of Pennsylvania) and Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)
Conference: ASLE 2021
Panel: Ecomedia and Empire