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The City Unmapped and the Unmapped City

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
NEMLA 2022 Conference (roundtable session)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.”  What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?”  Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative?  What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete?  This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space.  We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression

Trans Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Trans Fandom

Call for Papers (2nd Round): Chinese Creative Writing Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

 

Chinese Creative Writing Studies

 Call for Papers (2nd Round)

Overview

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Locked Up--An American Landscape

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

It’s a statistic we hear often: America incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, most Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. With few exceptions, prisons are built in rural, remote areas, set back from main highways and not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, America’s political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing discourses of mass incarceration to shocking statistics and incomprehensible numbers. 

NeMLA 2022 - Contemporary Poetry and Social Media

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will convene literary and media scholars with poets themselves to explore the present and future of poetic cultures online, both in the U.S. and around the world. Our largest question can be simply put: to what extent have platforms for digital “prosumption” and online networking transformed the social life of contemporary poetry? We understand this inquiry to entail a diverse array of other, finer pointed questions: How does social media now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves?

80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Canadian Comics Symposium 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine

Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)

Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)

CfP JAm It #6 "The Fractured States of America"

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Valentina Romanzi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

JAm It!  is an annual, peer-reviewed journal of American Studies created by junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and PhD students. We publish academic articles, book reviews, and creative writing, favoring fresh and original contributions.

We aspire to be an inclusive and eclectic journal – an intellectual hub of exchange for a wide range of critical approaches to the field of American Studies, both in Italy and abroad. Each issue will feature a chosen methodology, with the aim of giving the broadest possible outlook on that particular branch. 

We are currently seeking contributions for our 6th issue.

 

The Fractured States of America

NeMLA 2022 CFP: Advancing Comics Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Misha Grifka Wander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.

2021 Literature/Film Association Conference -- New Orleans, October 21-23

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

WORK & PLAY

 

2021 Literature/Film Association Conference 

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 

October 21 to October 23, 2021 

  

Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University 

  

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

Care, Community, and Identity in Queer Cinema - NeMLA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Whether from health crisis, family isolation, or governmental-social prejudice, care has always been an invaluable resource in queer communities, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual. This care manifests not only in physical forms, such as providing food and medicine, shelter for queer homeless populations, and access to health care, but also in the ability to connect with new modes of family and to fight in the broader struggle for queer rights and liberation. However, this care can become disrupted due to biases present within the mainstream queer community, such against queer people of color, queer women and gender non-conforming people, and queer people with disabilities.

Journal special issue on 'The Home': call for expressions of interest

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Australian Feminist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned 2022 special issue of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘The Home’.  We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of the home and housing more generally.

We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline, including architecture, built environment, design, sociology, social policy, geography, politics, anthropology, cultural studies, film, and literature.

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

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 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 

 

Call for Papers within the humanities and social sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

 

Call for papers for July - December Issue.

(All reviewed and accepted papers will be published free)

Care With(out) and Against the State

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Alya Ansari (University of Minnesota), Thomas McGlone (Villanova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is part of the 53rd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Care With(out) and Against the State 

Death, Sickness, and Plagues in 19th-century British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.

Genre Meshing as Social Action: The Rhetoric of Formal Hybridity in Contemporary Texts (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:38am
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.

CFP: Reimagining the Victim in Post-1970s Horror Media

updated: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:49pm
Amsterdam University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Deadline July 1st

CFP: Reimagining the Victim in Post-1970s Horror Media

Editors: Madelon Hoedt, Marko Lukic

 

Latin American Digitalities

updated: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 6:41am
Catholic University of Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Latin American Digitalities

Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso

Open CFP/Journal -- Intraspection

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 5:50pm
Intraspection
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Intraspection, a journal of rhetoric, culture, and style, is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) Special Issue: Post-Normative?

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
South Atlantic Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021


(Deadline Extended to June 30th, 2021)

 

South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”

Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University

NEW REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2021

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:34pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Critical Insights: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (Deadline June 18th)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Jericho Williams, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.

 

The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works

 

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 7:55am
Venice International University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

 

Venice International University

 

ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

updated: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:51pm
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MELOW 2021

THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be organized by

SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/ 

FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021

 

CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Joe Lines and James Ward / ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

 

Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Elif Sendur and Allison Mackey/ NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework  

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