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Heroes and Heroines in World Literatures: Powerful or Powerless, Fascination, and Purpose

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies. 

The Female Gothic in Latin America and Spain

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2921

This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.

The 49th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2022. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, performance, digital media, and theatre). Work by creative writers is also invited. We also accept critical-creative panel submissions that address issues of poetics, craft, or writing practices. Title of panel should highlight the issue addressed.

Feeding Food Studies: Graduate and Undergraduate Research in Canadian Food Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

Food is essential for human life and plays an important role in social and cultural practices around the world. University courses centered on food contribute to a diverse and growing corpus of work that examines the significance of food in relation cultural representation, access, equity, justice, health and environmental issues.

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Francesco Brenna (Towson University), Erin Twohig (Georgetown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
NEMLA Conference, Baltimore (MD), 10-13 March 2022
Francesco Brenna, Towson University (fbrenna@towson.edu)
Erin Twohig, Georgetown University (ekt12@georgetown.edu)

This panel examines the presence of soccer/football in Mediterranean cultures—from literature and visual arts, to cinema and history, to music and philosophy. We welcome papers on soccer in cultural production from any part of the Mediterranean world, including comparative approaches, as well as papers on literary and artistic aspects of the sport in journalism and media.

Ethnicity and National Identity

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Indian Review of World Literature in English

(IRWLE)

www.worldlitonline.net

CALL FOR PAPERS ON ETHNIC LITERATURE

he Indian Review of World Literature in English, a Peer Reviewed and Indexed Journal on World Literature in English in circulation since July 2005, invites research articles and book Reviews on Ethnic Literature for the forthcoming  January, 2022 issue.

Thrust Areas

If It's on the Internet, It Must Be True: The Socio-cultural Impact of Fake News

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Jenifer Butler and Suzanne Gut / 53rd NeMLA Convention 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

The ubiquity of social media and technology affects how people perceive and care for the world (digital and physical) around them. This panel engages scholars on how a seemingly endless stream of information causes readers to waffle on the precipice of fake news and misinformation, creating a threat to cultural representations, critical literacy, discourse, and cultural misinformation in virtual spaces. Scholars will explore the impacts of or potential means of combating increasingly pervasive fake news in a society reliant on digital information.

Abstract:

Art of Caring: Women and Genderqueer Art Curatorship

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:12pm
Meredith Martin / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This session will deal with the ways that a feminist and/or genderqueer praxis in art curatorship can address historical inequalities in the art world.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, NEW DATES: 24-26 January 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 6:51am
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

Pandemic, Protest, and Feminist Politics

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 4:59pm
NeMLA 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA's 53rd Convention will be held in Baltimore, MD between March 10-13, 2022. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html

This NeMLA panel invites abstracts between 200-300 words that engage with questions and frameworks of dissent that have erupted in the recent socio-political movements led by women and female identifying subjects in the time of the pandemic, and consider the possibilities of forging radical plurinational and intersectional feminist solidarities. 

 

Please read the detailed CFP below:

Being Out of Place: Deconstructing Travel Narratives in Postcolonial Arab Literature(via Zoom)

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 2:30am
Department of Letters and Foreign Languages / University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Conference Director

Dr. Soumaya Bouacida, University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria

Conference Date: 20 th Decembre, 2021

 

Keynote Speakers


-Dr. Robert Clarke is a senior lecturer in English studies, and Head of Discipline, English, in the school of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He is the editor of several books and issues such as Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures(2009), “Travel and Celebrity Culture”(special issue in Postcolonial Studies), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (2018)

CFP Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:46pm
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies i(2791-6553) nvites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.

CFC Screening Loss: An Exploration of Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 8:33pm
Dr. Erica J. Dymond - East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.    

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:53pm
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

2021 Theme: Afro-Latinx and Caribbean Identities

West Chester University

Call for Presentations

 

In 2021 the LCC is holding a hybrid event, with one day of virtual presentations on September 29th and a second day of in-person celebrations, on September 30th.  

 

Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x  issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations 

 

Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:48pm
Ronja Bodola / LSU Health Sciences Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Extended Deadline! Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice 

Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O. 

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Healing Practices and Beliefs in Literatures of the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13

Panel Chair: Tania Nicolaou

How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?

Space, place, and locus: Mapping the New Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:27am
Early Research Academics (ERA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

CFP: Space, Place, and Locus: Mapping the New Europe (Edited Collection)

Abstract Deadline: 16 August 2021 (500 words)

Chapter Deadline: 17 December 2021 (5000-6000 words)

Editors:  Izabella Wodzka, Mathis Gronau, and Brittany Eldridge (UCL)

 

Early Research Academics (Those obtaining their PhDs, and those who have graduated within the past 5 years, are STRONGLY welcomed to apply. We are specifically looking for papers from those two groups as that is the mission of ERA. If you happen to see this and believe one of your students or friends is a good fit for our collection, please pass it on.)

 

Peter Lang Publishing

 

Autism in Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:34pm
Patrick Lyons, University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP – Panel

 

'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel

 

 

53nd Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

Baltimore, MD

10-13 March, 2022

 

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September, 2021.

 

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

Julien Gracq: un écrivain géographe

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe/ Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe (NEMLA MARS 2022, Baltimore, USA)

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

Imaging Peace: Care-full Non-violence in Contemporary Sci-fi Narratives (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In literature and popular culture, the non-violent approach is vastly underrepresented as a viable philosophy. This is problematic because the stories we tell shape the imaginary we live out of. Part of the reason the pacifist position seems so untenable is precisely because it remains so unimagined. One thinks of the so-called canon with its repertoire of violent heroes: Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Arthurian legend. Even today’s popular “canon” features heroes who consistently solve problems through violence: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics’ films, the John Wick series, and the classic, decade-spanning Alien franchise. The myth of redemptive violence continues unabated.

Representations of Mental Health and Trauma Care in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

With a growing social consciousness in the contemporary milieu, even large corporations such as Disney have begun to take an activist turn. Of late, Marvel has been especially sensitive to ongoing issues regarding race and gender. This is particularly evident in its latest incarnations available through Disney +: Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Solider. Accompanying this messaging has also been a positive representation of mental health care and the effects of individual and collective trauma. These are not superheroes who take a beating and walk away unscathed; these are highly developed and nuanced characters whose arcs take shape over several different films and multiple episodes.

The Write Kind of Change: Literature as Social Activism

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Vladimir Nabokov once suggested that any form of reading which pays heightened attention to the socio-political realities of our world, rather than paying exclusive attention to the use of literary devices present in a given text, constitutes a form of “bad reading.” In her 2017 book Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America, Merve Emre works to reclaim this form of bad reading, arguing that these so-called bad readers are “literate subjects [who use] reading to navigate a political climate that champion[s] liberal individualism, on the one hand, while establishing unprecedented forms of institutional oversight, on the other” (5).

Imagining Geopolitics in the Age of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:46pm
Ruiyun Sara Liao/ SUNY at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A geological timescale provides a way of thinking about power relations between human beings and all kinds of geological forces. Since Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer proposed the term of the Anthropocene, the concept of the age of the Anthropocene brought out the environmental concern. This term evidently intends to mean "the human epoch" because the human force has become one of the dominant geophysical forces. It is believed that this new epoch began in the later 18th Century when the global effects of human activities have become clearly noticeable. That is, the age of the Anthropocene comes along with globalization.

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