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Infernal Cities

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:01pm
Stanley Szczesny
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This is a session for PAMLA 2020 in Las Vegas.

Sports-Related Young Adult Literature: Society, Culture, and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:59pm
Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The confluence of sports culture and sociopolitical issues has a long history. Memorable examples of athletes of yesteryear embracing activism include Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists against institutional racism, Muhammad Ali opposing the Vietnam War, and Billie Jean King fighting for gender equity. Contemporary examples include Colin Kaepernick protesting police violence against people of color and the U.S. women’s national soccer team charging U.S. Soccer with gender discrimination. Each example underscores the reality that athletes are so much more than the games they play. Many authors have honored this tradition through the fictional athletes they portray in contemporary sports-related young adult literature (YAL).

In Passage seeks contributions for its third issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the electronic journal of the Faculty of Languages & Literatures of the University of Boumerdes, seeks contributions in English or French for its third issue, to be released in December 2020. The subjects addressed by In Passage include, but are not limited to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

- Writing and sexual identity                                                    

- Code switching/code mixing

- Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

- Translation issues

- "Digital writing" (SMS language, social networks)

Effects of Pandemics on Religion (Call for Submissions)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
Global Center for Religious Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Global Center for Religious Research

Division of Religious History

Call for Submissions!

The Effects of Pandemics on Religious History

 

The Division of Religious History for the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is seeking written submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the influence and effects of pandemics on religion.

Extended CFP: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences

London Academic Publishing, UK

 

Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2020

Extended Submission Deadline: April 20, 2020

 

 

No publication fee will be charged.

Open Access

 

ISSN 2516-869X (Print)

ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)

 

Contact: brolly@journals.lapub.co.uk

Web: www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/Brolly

 

BROLLY welcomes submissions of original papers that make contributions to the research field of social sciences, pursuing the changes that occur in the contemporary world.

International Online Conference on Spatiality and Temporality

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

"Spatiality and Temporality"International Online Conference4-5 July 2020

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Online Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture.

International Online Conference on European Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

International Online Conference on European Studies27-28 June 2020organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

The conference aims to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives. It will consider its political, social and philosophical dimensions as well as the cultural and intellectual life of Europe. Proposals can demonstrate both national and regional expertise, refer to the past or present, or offer a comparative analysis.

Graduate Studies in the Time of Coronavirus - Call for Reflections

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
Modern Language Association Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered all aspects of society in North America and around the globe, including higher education. The Modern Language Association Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities invites short reflections from graduate students on how this situation has affected the core aspects of their scholarly lives––from coursework and teaching to research projects and dissertation defenses––as well as the impact on their broader selves: personal well being, physical and mental health, familial and domestic responsibilities, financial and living situations, and any other repercussions of this crisis.

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance, Sept. 17-19, 2020 (Undergrad CFP)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 17-19, 2020

 

Keynote Address:  

“A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?”—Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College

Race, Time and Temporality

updated: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:56pm
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Call for Papers:

This panel seeks presentations about racial identity/experience and time in modern and contemporary literature, visual-art, and performance cultures, broadly and imaginatively conceived. We are especially interested in papers about irregular conceptions of racialized/black time, such as those that draw on ideas of absurdity or abstractionism to discuss race as it relates to time and phenomenological inquiry, the staging of temporal stasis or acceleration, and questions of audience and presentness, duration, or movement. We welcome presentations about African American expressive practices, but also those that focus on works by artists belonging to other racialized communities.

Dance and Disruption: Science and Body in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 3:21pm
Dance Studies Association Working Group, Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dance and Disruption: Science and Body in the Long Nineteenth Century 

 A Working Symposium hosted by the Dance Studies Association Working Group, Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century 

NEW DATES: August 8-9, 2020, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA

House Styles: Pulps, Periodicals, Publishing

updated: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:05pm
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

We seek papers for a panel at this year's Modernist Studies Assocation annual meeting (Brooklyn, NY, October 22-25) entitled "House Styles: Pulp, Periodicals, Publishing."  From the little magazines that launched a slew of modernist authors' careers to the grassroots periodicals and zines of the 1970s–80s that reintroduced forgotten or out-of-print writings, periodicals have consistently served as counter- and sub-cultural venues for literary production. This panel will consider the intersections between print cultural forms, mechanisms of dissemination, and the constitution of evolving twentieth-century literary canons and tastes.

MLA 2021 You Didn’t Write, You Rewrote: Revision and Literary Production

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:17pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Writers have long used revision as a creative tool, well before writing classrooms institutionalized it as such. Think of Pound ruthlessly cutting Eliot’s Waste Land, Moore slashing most of “Poetry,” and Robert Lowell turning stories and letters into cinquains, sonnets, and blank verse--and then revising some of those poems again, into other forms. To many, such acts of revision are the markers of a serious writer, one who pursues perfection in multiple drafts.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards - call for applications

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:27am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 28, 2020

Awards Announcements

2020

 

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE EXTENDED DEADLINES.

 

*Research Grant*

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by August 28, 2020.

Edited Volume: Posthuman Pathogenesis

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:09am
Posthuman Pathogenesis: Virus, Disease, and Epidemiology in Literature, Film, and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 18, 2020

Since the Age of Enlightenment, which glorified reason and empirical observation as the nexus for human knowledge, and the Industrial Revolution, which brought about robust technological changes, science and scientific thinking have been increasingly placed above everything else. But from a humanities perspective, fiction has always moved one step ahead of science, dreaming of the impossible first. Science-fiction and speculative fiction, in both utopian and dystopian forms, are concrete examples of this. From Mary Shelley to Jules Verne, George Orwell, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Margaret Atwood, many authors explored what the future holds for the world in their narratives of the ‘back-then’ unimaginable.

Hunger and Survival in Dickens

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:09am
MLA 2021/ Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto, 7-10 January)Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel This panel invites papers considering hunger and/or survival or persistence in Dickens's world. What are Dickens’s characters hungering after? What do we make of feast or famine in Dickens?  Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Sara Malton (sara.malton@smu.ca)

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 30 March 2020

 

 

 

Atwood Panel, MLA, January 2020, Toronto

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:08am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020


"Examining the Longest International Border: The US and Canada in Atwood's Works" For the Toronto MLA, The Margaret Atwood Society's panel will explore the representation of Canada and the US in Atwood's works. Papers may investigate depictions of the nations themselves, the relationship between the two nations' peoples, or instances of navigating/crossing the long border. Papers considering how Atwood is taught, e.g. her inclusion in American Lit syllabi, will also be considered.

Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs - CONFERENCE CANCELLED

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:59am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

CONFERENCE CANCELLED IN NECESSARY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK.

We're sorry not to be seeing you this summer, but please stay well, and we'll be back next year!

 

Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.

 – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

Few would dispute the validity of Teilhard’s analogy itself: a society is defined as much by what it rejects as what it values. What we might question is the very forwardness of the march he imagines. Moreover, would an exhibit of what any given society has “left behind” constitute a tribute or a condemnation?

Narrative Architectures. Bodies, Spaces, Technologies in Contemporary Media Experience

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:53am
Imago. Studi di cinema e media
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 5, 2020

Media have always been able to configure our sense of space. However, in recent years, technological development—which tends to affect the relationship between the individual and the environment more and more deeply—has been radically intensifying this process. More particularly, the spatial dimension has assumed a role of increasing importance in determining the subject’s activity and agency.

POSTPONED: MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:07am
Techno-Humanities Lab, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE ARE HOPING IT WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER 2020 OR MAY 2021. THE EXACT DATE WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw 21-22 May 2020

 

MLA 2021 CFP: Analog Persistence

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 5:27pm
Mike Phillips, Southern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Call for papers for a proposed session at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Jan. 7-10 in Toronto. 

MLA 2021 Toronto: Laughter & Feminist Critical Thought

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:11pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Feminist theory has always enjoyed a productive but uneasy relationship with laughter. What are the limits and potentials of laughing paradigms for the future of feminist critical thought?

 

Topics May Include (but are not limited to):

Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:15pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.

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