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26th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:46pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Charles Dickens Society is pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium, which will take place online from July 12-14, 2021. As you may know, we only recently decided to convert the 2021 Symposium to an online meeting. One terrific side effect is that, since no one needs to make plans for travel, we can extend the deadline and get acceptances out a little later. The new deadline is therefore Sunday, January 31, 2021. To have your work considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Sean Grass at scggsl@rit.edu.

Healthcare in/and Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Wilson College Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Wilson College Humanities ConferenceConference Theme: Healthcare in/and Humanities

Friday May 28 1:00pm-5:00pm EST and

Saturday May 29, 2021 8:00am-12:00noon EST
Held online via Zoom
sponsored by Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities Program and undergraduate major in Healthcare and Medical Humanities

After an extraordinary year in which healthcare systems around the world came to the forefront of both national and individual consciousness, the Wilson College Humanities Conference seeks—in part—to interrogate 2020 by focusing its theme on Healthcare in/and Humanities.”

"Litteraria Copernicana" thematic volume: call for proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
"Litteraria Copernicana"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021

The editorial board of the academic quarterly "Litteraria Copernicana" extends an
invitation to researchers specializing in humanities to submit proposals of a thematic
volume which will be released as the issue 4/2021 or 1/2022.

The submission deadline is 20 January 2021.

We are waiting for your proposals at the following e-mail addresses:
litteraria.copernicana@gmail.com or lc@umk.pl.

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today 2

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

It has been 150 years since Matthew Arnold published his groundbreaking work, Culture and Anarchy. His essays in book form are not only a powerful critique of Victorian society and values but also of modern ones. Contemporary political, economic and cultural issues provide an opportunity to revisit Arnold’s thought critically, to assess his enduring legacy, and to appraise the modern predicament in relation to distinguished cultural achievements from the past.

Visual Rhetoric in Traditional Media. 2022. Vol 4, No 1

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

“Only the media techniques of the 19th century, that is, photography, gramophone and film, had saved the sensuous reality from the absolutism of the book – however, one could formulate more radically: before the absolutism of language”, – N. Bolz writes in the book "Das ABC der Medien". The proposed opposition between writing as an "informational" media (which was most interesting to McLuhan) and "sensory" media needs critical reflection. This is especially important in conditions when a person's immersion in the media space implies that not only the information brain memory should be involved, but also various performative practices of experience and memory of the body.

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 8, 2021

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity (postgraduate conference, online, 1-2 June, 2021)

 

**please submit proposals via the form on our website - link below**

 

Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?

Deadline Extended: What do we talk about when we talk about queer death? Call for short contributions (Whatever Journal, issue 4)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies (https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/) is inviting submissions for short contributions (500-2000 words) to be collected in a multi-authored article entitled “What do we talk about when we talk about queer death?”. The article will introduce the themed section Queer thanatologies (edited by A.C. Corradino, C. Dell’Aversano, R. Langhi and M. Petricola) that will appear in Whatever’s next issue in summer 2021.

"Uses of Literature" Final Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:45am
Uses of Literature, University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“USES OF LITERATURE” FINAL CONFERENCE

November 3-5 2021

 

The “Uses of Literature” research group at the University of Southern Denmark will hold an on-line conference on November 3-5 2021 to mark the conclusion of the Niels Bohr Professorship held by Rita Felski. Confirmed keynote speakers include Rita Charon (Columbia), Sean Latham (Tulsa), Heather Love (University of Pennsylvania), and Toril Moi (Duke). We welcome twenty-minute papers that speak to the group’s main research interests.

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Public History Summer School

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:36am
University of Wrocław, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the fourth Public History Summer School to be held online, 7-11 June 2021.

Hawthorne Society ALA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:47am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Hawthorne and Fatherhood

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of “Hawthorne and Fatherhood.” This may include, but is not limited to: Hawthorne as father; Julian’s and Rose’s memories of their father; missing fathers (as in Hawthorne’s own); father stand-ins, such as grandfather in "Grandfather’s Chair"; Dimmesdale as deadbeat father or Chillingworth as want-to-be father, leaving his money to Pearl; Coverdale and Hollingsworth avoiding fatherhood, though the latter wants to be some great paternal figure; barren men and husbands, as in The House of Seven Gables; or other fathers in Hawthorne’s shorter fiction.

Call for article submissions -- The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies is accepting submissions for Volume 12, Issue 1. Articles should be 4000-6000 words including notes and bibliography. Reviews should be 1000-2000 words and should treat an apropos issue in Robert E. Howard and pulp studies rather than merely the merit of the book(s) reviewed.
 
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 14, 2021. Editorial decisions will be announced by Sunday, March 21, 2021. Publication of Volume 12, Issue 1 will be Friday, June 11, 2021.
 

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture--Purdue University Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Alejandra Ortega, Purdue Literature, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization (LITCO)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

Purdue University Literature, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 19-20, 2021

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

American Women Writers at ALA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) at ALA 2021

Open Topic

 

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) seeks proposals for a guaranteed panel at ALA 2021, July 7 – 11 in Boston, Massachusetts. All proposals on American women writers and their work will be considered, regardless of time period or genre. Submit proposals, 300 word maximum, along with a brief cv to Dr. María Carla Sánchez, mcsanche@uncg.edu by February 12, 2021.

Call for contributions to volume on Myth and 21st cent. Environmentalism. Literary and Artistic Practices for Saving the Planet

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Esther Sanchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Myth and the environment have shared a rich common cultural history travelling as far back as the old times of storytelling and legend (Love 2003; O’Brian and White 2017, Schama 1996). From native American oral narrative where animals, humans and other beings interact, to Genesis in the Bible or the Darwinian theory of evolution, we can trace a rich array of elements which qualify as myth in different cultures. All of them, almost constantly have effects on the environment. From animals to “supernatural events,” the liminality of myth exhibits transition and transformation.

Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity (Online Workshop)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:43pm
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021

From John Gower’s account of Robert Grosseteste’s construction of a talking head to George Herbert’s depiction of the heart as a place for divine encounters; from Ben Jonson’s pride in his literary offspring to Victor Frankenstein’s horrified reaction to the physical reality of his own creation, creativity has long been thought of in bodily terms. Imagery centered on the human body – and, frequently, on its procreative propensities – serves to configure the relationship between creator and creation or to describe interpersonal exchange and mutual dependence; bodily metaphors are useful both in celebrating human achievements and castigating Promethean pride and solipsistic self-involvement.

Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:07pm
PopMeC Research Blog - hypotheses
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

Venti Journal, Vol. 2, Iss. 1 "Inhale/Exhale" - Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:02pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Venti Journal | venti-journal.com 

Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fourth issue entitled "Inhale/Exhale."

Black Humor Studies: Thinking--and Rethinking--Satire at MLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:29am
John Brooks / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

We invite abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.

Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at john.brooks.3@bc.edu by 1 March 2021. 

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:24am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 25, 2021


These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered. 

1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s

2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s

3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s

4) Horses in Film since 2000

 

Deadline for proposals: July 25, 2021

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Second Call for Papers

 

International Conference

Université de Bretagne Occidentale – 4-5 November 2021

 

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution:

Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

 

Organised by Estelle Castro-Koshy, Senior Researcher, James Cook University

Géraldine Le Roux, Ass. Prof., UBO (France), James Cook University

Shakespeare and the Closure of Theatres

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

A one-day international online conference on 22 April 2021

The English Research Institute at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, is running a one-day international conference to reflect on closure of theatres in Shakespeare's time and our own.

It is well known that the theatres of Shakespeare's time repeatedly had to close as part of sensible precautions against the spread of the most serious communicable disease of the day: the plague. To stop the disease spreading, early moderns had to practise social distancing; without it a playgoer might bring home from the theatre more than just new ideas and ways of speaking.

Call for Book Chapters: The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Nadeen Dakkak, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Seeking chapter contributions to an edited collection, provisionally titled "The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture." 

Please submit chapter abstracts (300-500 words) by 15 February 2021, accompanied by:

  • Author's title, name, affiliation and position 
  • Brief biography (up to 100 words)
  • Acknowledgement that the work has not been previously published

Full chapter submissions will be due by the beginning of May 2021.

For further information and to submit abstracts, please contact the editor: Nadeen Dakkak (n.dakkak@warwick.ac.uk).

Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Vegan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Description

The conference gathers researches working in different disciplines to discuss the possibility of a radical change – social, economic, legal, environmental and, underlying all these, conceptual and ethical – in the relationship between humans and other animals. The question in the title refers to the possibilities as well as the challenges, of radically re-configuring ways of thinking of and living with animals, in opposition to a dominant framework in which animals are taken primarily as resources for human benefit.

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
International Conference

(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress. 

Reframing Hollywood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:22am
Dr Terence McSweeney & Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Announcing the Reframing Hollywood series at Mississippi University Press, January 2021

 

The Reframing Hollywood series will feature dynamic and original short monographs and edited collections, each of which explore a single film of significant cultural impact which has emerged from the American film industry since the turn of the new millennium. These vibrant critical explorations of contemporary American film will offer a stimulating, academic, yet accessible interrogation of a single work from a variety of critical perspectives.

 

CFP Conference for Graduate Students “There is No Us without You”: Postcolonial, Feminist, and (Post-)Marxist Perspectives on the Other in Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers:

 Situations Conference for Graduate Students

  

“There is No Us without You”: Postcolonial, Feminist, and (Post-)Marxist

Perspectives on the Other in Asia

 

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Venue: Online Zoom

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Janet Wilson/ Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

25-27 October 2021

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

 

Body Studies Journal - Covid, BLM, and more

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
The Body Studies Journal / Cabrini University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Body Studies Journal (bodystudiesjournal.org, ISSN 2642-9772), a peer-reviewed, open access journal for the inter-/trans-disciplinary field of Body Studies, welcomes submissions for its third issue.  

Coronavirus, the brutal murders of George Floyd and so many other innocent Black people, and the Black Lives Matters movement have indelibly marked how 2020 will be recorded in history.  All of these revolutionary social, medical, cultural and historical movements intersect with the body.  The Body Studies Journal specifically invites papers that focus on the events of 2020.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:  

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