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(Extended Deadline: October 19, 2020) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:30pm
Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

May 2021

 

Join us for the ADA30 Celebratory Symposium, hosted by Oregon State University in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This event will take place online during the month of May 2021. The Symposium aims to bring together disabled and nondisabled participants from artistic, scholarly, activist and other community groups at OSU and beyond to cultivate discussions around disability-related themes.

 

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:29pm
Rhetoric and Communications E-Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns  emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.

Women and Spain’s Second Republic (2021 NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 52nd Annual Convention
March 11-14, 2021
Virtual Conference

Women and Spain’s Second Republic 

Dos Hemisferios: the Americas, Europe and Africa in Black, Latinx and Hispano-Americano Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

How have transatlantic imaginaries and networks played a central role in the construction of hispano-americano and Latinx identities? How have these identities embraced the political causes of the black diaspora, like antislavery, civil rights and Black Lives Matter? To what extent have artists, writers and activists triangulated the Americas, Europe and Africa in their transatlantic imaginaries? 

Epistemic Justice in Literary Studies (ACLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Victoria Zurita and Chen Bar-Itzhak, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel addresses epistemic inequality in literary studies: the categories, theories and methods through which we read and conceptualize literature are still determined at the center of global academic production, while peripheral epistemologies often do not circulate beyond national borders and therefore do not take part in the shaping of the discipline.

Traveling Forms: Global German Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
29th Annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility.

Questionning the Crime of Witchcraft: Definitions, Receptions and Realities (14th-16th Centuries)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Maxime Gelly-Perbellini / EHESS, Paris, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

In the last decades, the multiplications of works in the field of Witchcraft Studies made it possible to profoundly renew the approaches and the study designs of the repression of witchcraft in the late Middle Ages and in the beginning of the Early Modern Era. Consequently, research has substantially specified the methods and configurations (ideological, political and doctrinal) that contribute to the genesis of the “witch-hunt”. Research also uncovered that the repression of witchcraft could take a number of different forms depending on the contexts, the spaces studied, the sources and the aims they seem to pursue. It underlines the extreme plasticity of the accusation of witchcraft and the categories of such a crime.

[Deadline Extended] Shaping Postmodernism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How can we define "postmodernism"? How does the term different from 'modernism' which innovated what the precursors had done through the 19th century?

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
José Eduardo González/University of Nebraska
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Borges's work by focusing on topics such as philosophy, religion, mythology, detective fiction, gender relations/gender conflict, politics, the fantastic, history, popular literature, film and other arts, translation. Borges’ works are taught in so many different courses and contexts (Modern Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion) that we welcome essays teaching Borges in non-traditional settings or to non-literature students. Contributors are also invited to propose essays on topics not mentioned above.

Re-imagining Writing Pedagogy in a Post-Truth Landscape

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Call for Papers

In our “post-truth” landscape, where “fake news” and “alternative facts” abound as the world struggles to make sense of an ever-changing global pandemic, it can be challenging for students, especially those transitioning from high school to college, to grasp the standards for composing and proving accurate and verifiable arguments. At the same time, teaching students to evaluate sources, construct fact-based arguments, as well as sharpen rhetorical and analytical skills is more important than ever before.

2021 SWCA Conference: Trauma & Transformation - Writing Centers in an Era of Change

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Southeastern Writing Center Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The SWCA Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Southeastern Writing Center Association conference will be held fully online. Join us Feb. 11-13, 2021, to discuss the transformations writing center professionals and the field undertake during times of crisis and trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, social unrest, natural disasters, and significant changes in the structure and leadership of higher education have greatly accelerated the pace of these changes and prompted all of us in the writing center field to reconsider many aspects of our approaches to writing center work and everyday operations. Writing center professionals are called not just to react, but to proactively transform their identities, missions, and services.

"Time in the Time of COVID-19: The Relationship Between Time and Distress"

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
St. John's University Humanities Review
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Call for Papers: St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2021 Issue

 St. John’s University Humanities Review

 

“Time in the Time of COVID-19: The Relationship Between Time and Distress”

 

Deadline for Abstracts: December 19th, 2020

Deadline for First-Draft Submissions: January 23rd, 2021

Editor: Stephanie Montalti 

Contact Email: SJUHumanitiesReview@gmail.com

 

CFP: Great Writing 2021: Great Writing the International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

24th Annual Conference

Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021
- Virtual -

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 24th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 10 – Sunday July 11, 2021.

Great Writing 2021 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2020 and is being expanded this year. The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.

 

Special Issue "In the Beginning was the Word - The Word as a Technical Object" - journal "Technology and Language"

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
journal "Technology and Language"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 21, 2020

journal "Technology and Language"

Chief science editor Alfred Nordmann, Darmstadt Technical University

 

The theme of the special issue is related to the Word as a starting point in interdisciplinary studies of the relationship between technology and language. We propose to publish research by specialists in philosophy, philology, linguistics, history, art, computer science, logic and others.

 Special issue In the Beginning was the Word - The Word as a Technical Object  offers but not limited to the following topics:

Postcolonial Hauntologies (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:02pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What sorts of specters haunt the postcolonial realm? How can we conceive of hauntologies that enable us to effectively listen to postcolonial specters? Derrida defines hauntology as a way in which we can learn to acknowledge those things about us or around us that we have forgotten how to notice. He emphasizes that by acknowledging specters, hauntology performs a gesture of “positive conjuration” in which specters are raised to be listened to and not in order to be exorcised. Acting as a disruption to western notions of space and time, specters function as transformative mediums of postcolonial recovery by making space for the co-existence of the past within the present and acknowledging the existence of alternative histories.

“I Think You’re Muted": Voices from the Coronavirus Pandemic

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:54pm
Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

In this special issue of _Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine_ (Vol. 6, slated for publication Summer 2021; full schedule below), we ask students, educators, caregivers, essential workers, survivors, scholars, and healthcare professionals to give voice to their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. 

2021 Conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
American Theatre in Higher Education Religion and Theatre Focus Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Austin, TX

August 5-8, 2021

 

RE: ATHE

 

The Material Turn in Comparative Literature (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Oliver Aas (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What does "materiality" mean for the study of literature, culture, and the environment today? Should we replace “outdated” theoretical models (i.e. Marxist materialism) with newer ones or is it possible to establish a productive dialogue between seemingly disparate generations or paradigms of thought?

Autotheory and Psychoanalysis at ACLA

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Emma Lieber/The New School
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Seeking papers for a seminar for this year's virtual ACLA--to be held on April 8-11 2021--entitled "Theorize Yourself: Autotheory and Psychoanalysis."  Submissions can be made on the ACLA portal through October 31.  Description below.

Conversations about autotheory circle around psychoanalysis as a conceptual touchstone, with the understanding that analytic theory, more than serving as one of the fields that autotheoretical writers engage, is itself a parallel discourse. “Freud’s dream” of the theory of the Oedipus complex appears, in one moment, to be an autotheory avant la lettre; in the next, it seems that the birth of psychoanalysis takes place in the sublation of Freud’s self-analysis.

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
International Conference

(Due to the high number of proposals we added one more day-Sunday, 25 Oct.)

Thematic Approach

Creative Industries Journal - Call for Guest Reviewers

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:44pm
Creative Industries Journal (Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 

Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers

The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.

Visualizing Translation (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:44pm
Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event

Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan (co-orgaizers)

Increasingly, scholarship has begun to address the significance of translation for a variety of fields, including architecture, geography, museum -, memory -, and gender studies. In this seminar we aim to investigate the particular intersection of visual studies and translation studies, and to explore non-linguistic or non-traditional modes of translation. 

We invite papers from a variety of historical and literary-cultural backgrounds that take up the following questions:

Kate Chopin International Society Presentations at ALA 2021

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:43pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, from May 27–30, 2021.

The first panel, a roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work. Proposals for presentations no longer than twenty minutes should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 400-word abstract.

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