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Transnational Indigenous Identities at the U.S.-Mexico Border

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long existing impacts of the U.S.-Mexico border on Indigenous communities have been devastating on those communities physically on the border and for various Indigenous peoples representing many North American and South American nations seeking safety.  Papers considering Indigenous transnationality at the border are welcome.  A variety of topics and approaches are welcome, such as analyzing texts that address border crossing(s), threats to Indigenous sacred areas, blocked access to sacred spaces and cultural practice, the effects of the Border Patrol on the cultural relationships with community members across the border, and the rhetoric of organizations like the Lipan Apache Women Defense, MMIWG2S awareness groups, the U.N.

Dissenting Beliefs: Heresy and Heterodoxy in Fantasy

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Religious fantasy, for a great many readers, is synonymous with Christian fantasy; more specifically, it is understood as literature overtly reproducing biblical narratives within a fantasy world, such as C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Concurrently, fantasy texts engaging with theology through non-allegorical means that challenge mainstream Christian doctrine are all too often dismissed as disingenuous, offensive or deliberately antagonistic. While this is sometimes the case, such a narrow view of religious fantasy excludes all but the least innovative texts from the genre and leaves little room for authors of other faiths.

The Literary and Human Legacy of Clara Sereni

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Collective volume edited by Susan Briziarelli (Adelphi University) and Giulia Po DeLisle (UMass Lowell)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Clara Sereni was an innovative writer, a passionate intellectual, and a committed activist, whose literary work and political engagement have left an indelible mark on contemporary Italian literature and society. Her numerous fictional and non-fictional writings bear witness to crucial times in Italian history (Fascism, post-war years, the 1960s and 1970s and the Berlusconi era) while also exploring the intimate struggle for personal independence and self-affirmation of multi-faceted female characters in their roles as daughters, mothers and “handicapped” mothers, workers, activists, politicians, Jews.

CFP:Red Feather Journal Fall 2021 issue

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Red Feather Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, seeks well-written, critical articles on children in popular culture for the Fall 2021 issue --deadline September15th, 2021.  Some suggested topics: children and the pandemic, child refugees in media, child or childhood imagery (film, television, digital media, art); notions of innocence; children or childhood literature; the child in/and fan cultures; children and social media; childhood geography or material culture; children and war; children and the changing political landscape; children and religion, or any other aspect of the child in popular culture.  

 

Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:53pm
Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL QUADRENNIAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION PAGE

Call for chapters: A Critical Companion to Jane Campion

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:51pm
Elsa Colombani / Independant Scholar ; Eurydice Da Silva, Associate Professor / Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

A Critical Companion to Jane Campion 

Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series 

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna 

 

William Gay Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
ALA Symposium "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay.  A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction.  This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.  

SECOND ROUND: Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones (edited collection; NEW DEADLINE 9/15/21)

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:14pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones

 

“Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi (under advance contract).  This volume will survey the work of foundational figures in LGBTQ+ comics art and storytelling from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

 

The Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)

 

 

We invite proposals for contributions at the third international conference of ALUS, scheduled to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 17–19 February 2022. Following earlier successful meetings in Tampere, Finland (2017) and Limerick, Ireland (2019), and sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA) in both 2020 and 2021, ALUS now organizes its first event in North America.

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is published and accepting submissions

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The inaugural issue of the Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is live!

Check it out here: https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/gs/

Highlight: 11 articles by prominent academics and researchers on themes of Hong Kong and social movements, building and documenting national and transnational cinema, Sino-US relations, and the narrative of the virus.  

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.

Email the Book Review Editor at jsrbookreview@gmail.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.

Horror and Comics Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:56pm
Julia Round
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Edited Collection

Proposals due 1 September 2021

Horror and Comics

Edited by Julia Round, Kom Kunyosying and Barbara Chamberlin

 

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2022

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:56pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2022

deadline for submissions: 

September 15, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

International Sidney Society

contact email: 

jbdavis@stetson.edu

SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-14, 2022 (virtual)

57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Virtual 

Ecocriticism: the Ibero-American Experience

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:47pm
Dr. J. Manuel Gómez
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Papers are sought for a book collection on any aspect of epistemological representations with a focus on ecocritical, environmental, ethic and literary approaches. The book explores both oral and written representations of the land and nature throughout the Ibero-American world.

 

Subtopics:

Natural landscapes

Exploitation of nature

Habitat destruction

Apocalyptic narratives of nature: fiction and non-fiction

Anxiety and the natural world

Minority groups and their representation as natural resources

De/colonization of nature

Globalization/modernization toll on nature

Travel and nature

Anthropocene vs nature

 

Beyond Psycho: A Critical Assessment of Joseph Stefano and Horror in The Outer Limits

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:43pm
Michael L Shuman / University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS / CFP

We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with screenwriter Joseph Stefano and elements of horror in the 1960s television program The Outer Limits.

Post-Conflict Cultures in Asia

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:42pm
Jetstone Publishers Ltd.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Critical, Cultural and Communications Press (London) announces the publication in early 2023 of a major volume focusing on post-conflict cultures in Asia.

Kate Chopin presentations at American Literature Association Symposium

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:42pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

This year's ALA Symposium, "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," will be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 9-11. The Kate Chopin International Society seeks 100-250 word proposals for 15-20 minute presentations related to any area of Chopin's life or writings as well as to the symposium theme. 
More information about the symposium can be found at https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-symposia/a...
Please direct any questions and proposals to Kelli O'Brien at obrienk@uapb.edu

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Brut-ICMS 2022

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:39am
International Lawman's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

This session calls for papers that explore ways to incorporate the Brut—Layamon’s Brut and its analogues—into interdisciplinary studies, seeking to situate the Brut in a broader academic and pedagogical context.

Arms and Armour of Romance ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 5:07am
Katie Vernon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Arms and Armour of Romance

Call for papers: ICMS Online (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)

 

Arms and Armour of Romance I: Race and Romance

This session will investigate the depiction of race and ethnicity through arms and armour in romance. Topics could include, but are not limited to, depictions of Middle-Eastern people and their arms in crusading romance, or arms and armour in romance traditions beyond Western Europe.

 

Arms and Armour of Romance II: Religion and Romance

Language, Space, and Place in the Brut-ICMS 2022

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 8:31pm
International Lawman's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Scholarship on the Brut has begun to reexamine the role of space and place in the text’s presentation and readers’ reception of insular history.  The Brut texts provide fertile grounds for such discussions, as much of the legendary history documented in the Brut involves reshaping and redefining insular territory, including descriptions of the island and its wonders, the construction of cities and castles, the renaming of places and cities by rulers and conquerors, among others.  This session seeks proposals that further the critical conversation about territorial and textual space and its relation to language in the Brut and in its analogues.  We are particularly interested in proposals that examine ways the Brut

Body and/as Procedure

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:48pm
AMODERN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for Papers
AMODERN 12: Body and/as Procedure

Edited by Jane Malcolm and Sarah Dowling
300-word proposals due: 1 October 2021
Drafts of 4000-8000 words due: 15 December 2021

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

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