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Gendered Violence in Old English Literature

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Melissa Ridley-Elmes and David Johnson, Old English Forum and Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Old English MLA forum and the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship are proposing a jointly-sponsored session on gendered violence in Old English literature. The last decades have witnessed an increased interest in research on the relationship between gender and violence in the Middle Ages, with new studies exploring the construction of gender through violence and women as its victims. Gender theory and feminist studies have done much to refine methodologies used in this research, especially in the late Middle Ages. Still, there is a great deal of work to be done in the area of gendered violence, in particular in the literature of the early English era.

The Politics of Old English: A Round Table

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Heide Estes / Old English Forum, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

It will have escaped no one’s attention that the field of Old English studies has received a great deal of political scrutiny in recent years. This Round Table seeks to focus attention on the pedagogical dimension and/or consequences of that scrutiny. We invite speakers to give brief presentations on any number of topics relevant to the political aspects of teaching of Old English in the 21st century.

Broken but Wondrous: Finding Hope in Old English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Mary Kate Hurley, Old English Forum, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Old English literature is rarely associated with hope – indeed, much of its poetry is littered with the ruins of lost peoples, frozen and desolate landscapes, meditations on the death of warriors, and ponderous reminders that everything in life is merely lent.

Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921 (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921”

(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)

Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

 

Measurement by Default (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Measurement by Default”

Publication Date: June 2022 (Issue No. 47)

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 

 

Deadline Extended: «La Morte! La Morte!» Mapping Italian Death Cultures (CAIS 2021 panel)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Simona Di Martino and Mattia Petricola
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

«La Morte! La Morte!» Mapping Italian Death Cultures from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present

Panel at the 2021 CAIS conference (https://canadianassociationforitalianstudies.org/Session-Proposals-2021#...)

Organized by Simona Di Martino (U Warwick, UK) and Mattia Petricola (U L'Aquila, Italy)

Deadline extended to 15 March 2021

Nottingham Black Archive as Activism (FREE ONLINE TALK)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG), Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

'Nottingham Black Archive as Activism'

Panya Banjoko (Nottingham Black Archive / NTU)

Host: PPCRG New Directions 

Time: 16.30 (GMT) on Thursday, 11 March 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Duration: 60 mins (including 20 mins Q&A)

How to join: Email ppcrg@ntu.ac.uk to request a joining link.

Music

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 48 No. 1 | March 2022

Call for Papers

Music

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

 

Shakespeare and Translation

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 47 No. 2 | September 2021

Call for Papers

Shakespeare and Translation

Guest editors

Jonathan Locke Hart (Shandong University) & I-Chun Wang (National Sun Yat-sen University)

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2021

 

All Hem’s Literary Friends

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

The Ernest Hemingway Society | Call for Papers

Modern Language Association 2022 Convention | Washington, DC | January 6-9


Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2021

Name of Organization: The Ernest Hemingway Society

Contact Email: sean.hadley@faulkner.edu 


All Hem’s Literary Friends

EOI: Book Proposals for Thinking Politics Series

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Geoff Boucher (Deakin University); Matthew Sharpe (Deakin University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The editors of the Edinburgh University Press series, Thinking Politics, are calling for expressions of interest from authors proposing books on a range of theoreticians and philosophers whose work:

  • affects how we think about politics and the political
  • responds to or challenges hegemonic intellectual formations 

The editors would like to commission titles on theoreticians and philophers whose positioning and thinking clearly reflects this subaltern or resistant stance.

CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association 2021

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Britain, Empire, and Global Afterlives: 1850-1950

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
MLA 2022, Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the “undisciplining” possibilities of challenging Anglocentric periodization in the scholarship on the global British empire. Submissions reframing Victorian/Modernist periodicities and/or foregrounding non-English texts, translation, multilingualism, and raciality are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to anweshakundu@wustl.edu or oishanisengupta@gmail.com

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

Literary Urban Studies and Climate Futures (MLA 2022)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
University of Opole
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the Department of the English Language and the Department of English Language Literatures at Opole University, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl). 

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Spring/Summer)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Spring/Summer)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

Feminist Spaces has a new editorial team! We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.

Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies”

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Rupkatha: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.

Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Submissions: Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures Vol 2

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:06pm
The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Submissions are now open for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Submissions are due October 1, 2021.

 

 

The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered.

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Animal Studies in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur

das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind

wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt

als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.

Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie

Race, Theory, and the Practice of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Dorothy Stringer, Sheldon George / MLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

How does the category of race allow for new understandings of  20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as: 

 

  • Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis

  • Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists

  • Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions

Global Vietnam War Literature and Culture: Representation, Postmemory, and the Changing Geopolitics of the Transpacific

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
53rd Comparative Literature Symposium Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine 

Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University

Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin

 

Special Guest Speaker

Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

 

Writers Association of Northern Appalachia 2021 Conference

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Writers Association of Northern Appalachia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Writers Association of Northern Appalachia (WANA) invites proposals for presentations, workshops, and readings for our upcoming conference to be held September 10-12, 2021 at Oglebay Park and Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. We welcome submissions from writers living in, from, or writing about the region of northern Appalachia. 

 

Who We Are

Polyphonic Dickens

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
MLA 2022 / Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 6-9 January 2022)

Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel 

This panel invites papers that consider the diversity of speech, language, and sound in Dickens, including vocal performances of and in texts; characters’ speech and speech patterns; figurative language, wordplay, and verbal excess; soundscapes. Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Michelle Allen-Emerson at meallen@usna.edu

Moving Images: Transculture, Transmedia, and Transidentities

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

ABSTRACT

 

This special session seeks to explore scholarly works on images, cultures, identities, and practices that traverse conventionally ‘fixed’ or ‘impermeable’ boundaries. Topics may range widely to include instances of cultural or aesthetic appropriation, mimicry, transmedia narratives, transnational images and identities, and more.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Cultures, societies, and their productions are never static. Whatever subject or topic we as scholars study inevitably becomes mobile, undergoes transformations, and/or turns elusive to its prescribed ontologies.

Digital Expressions of the Self/ Special Issue of Convergence

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

This issue of ''Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies'' engages with the digital forms of expressions of the self. We invite papers that explore the ways in which, for instance, digital techniques now allow the construction of selves that often rely more on algorithms than any ‘original’ referent. Consider, for example, how algorithms simulate images, voices etc. and have become the basis for facial recognition, biometrics and similar datafication concerning the self. This shift is indicative of what we might term posthuman condition. Along these lines,  we are interested in papers that engage with how expressions enhanced by algorithms produce multiple, fractured selves.

Victorian/Modern Crisis, Revolt, Survival

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Modern Language Association (Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)

 

(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)

Modernism, Consumerism, and Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Katherine Sheldon, Cal State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at a panel during the 2021 Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 4 -7, 2021.

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