Special Session at Midwest MLA at Milwaukee, WI (Nov 5 - 8, 2020):
Re: Extended Deadline 24 April: Words, Music and Marginalisation, University of St Andrews, 1-3 September 2020
Many thanks to those of you who have already sent abstracts through for our conference Words, Music and Marginalisation with the WMA Forum in St Andrews in September 2020.
We appreciate that everyone is operating in a state of uncertainty, and with many more personal, professional and family demands on their time than usual. It is impossible at this stage to predict what travel will look like in September, but we recognise that colleagues are not comfortable making arrangements for future travel until things become clearer.
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
Call for Special Issue Proposals
The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
Social media narrative
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.
CFA: Religious Radicalism
We are interested in articles that explore specific subjects related to religious forms of radicalism, be it a radical individual, a radical group, a movement, some other type or manifestation of religious radicalism. Millenarianism, development of a new religious movement with political dimensions, apocalyptic sects or movements, all are of interest here if they seek the sudden dramatic transformation of society through violent or non-violent means.
“THIS THING OF DARKNESS”
THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE – 15 JUNE, 2020
A Graduate Conference Organized by the OVALE Research Team
Research Centre VALE, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université
Call for Papers, Submission Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 8/2020.
Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency
A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara
July 10-31, 2020
Is it time to panic yet?
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:
- collective movements throughout the history of art and culture;
- the formation of communities through bibliography and scholarship;
- language communities; cultures of diaspora;
- academic communities
Please submit abstracts to Fontaine Lien at email@example.com by April 5, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the conference has been POSTPONED. New dates will be updated at a later date.
At the Dusk of Literature?––21st-century North American writing in extremis.
Department of North American Literature & Culture
University of Łódź, Poland
(September 28–30, 2020)
Extended deadline** Spectral Visions Press is now accepting submissions for The End is Here: A Book about the Apocalypse. We want to hear your unique take on the fall of civilisation, we want to see your visions of our potential future, and we want to journey into your dystopic worlds. If you have a story or poem that fits the brief, start submitting.
• Minimum 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry.
• Submissions should be formatted as a word document; we cannot work with pdf.
• Submissions should be double-spaced, use a neutral font style, and font size of eleven.
This CFP has expired. The seminar could not take place because the ACLA conference was cancelled due to the cornovirus.
This CFP has expired.
This session is part of the 51st NeMLA Convention to be held in Boston from 5 - 8 March, 2020. Please submit your abstracts (300 words) through NeMLA's website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18094. In order to submit your abstracts, you will have to create an account on NeMLA's website.
THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:
Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past
Dates: TBD, June 2021
First call for papers EASLCE 2020
Transcreations: Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts.
9th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)
November 3-6, 2020
University of Granada (Spain)
Call for Chapters (Note: Our book is getting ready with Lexington Press. However we can still accomodate few more chapters.)
Tentative title Environment and Post colonialism: A Literary Response
CFP: Through a Glass, Darkly: Screening the Art World (edited collection)
CALL FOR PAPERS 2020
LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: 08-10 October 2020
Boulder, CO (Colorado)
“Other Voices: Redefining the Humanities”
“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention
October 8-10, 2020
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.
A sampling of confirmed chapters follows:
In light of Covid-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year, more details to come.
Please keep sharing your work with us, the call for papers will remain open until a deadline is fixed and new conference dates are decided.
“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:
Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines
Autumn 2020/Spring 2021:
Deadline Extended due to Covid-19*
CFP: The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms
When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.
The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats. Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.
We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.
Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19). Submission is free.
Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.
Call for Papers
Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge
Sheila Ghose (Södertörn University)
Mike Classon Frangos (Linnaeus University)
The edited collection Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge aims to bring together research on the genres, forms, media and histories of refugee migration. Chapters are invited from a range of disciplines, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Contributions may focus on refugee migration through the lens of particular genres, forms, media or histories, addressing such topics as:
The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Location: Colorado, United StatesSubject Fields: Literature, Chinese History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History
Oct 8-10, 2020
Session title: Chinese Poetry Session I
Shiyi诗意: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Poetry
Guest Editor: Paul B. Armstrong, Brown University
Deadline for Submissions: 8 January 2021
Modernism has long been associated with an interest in consciousness, psychology, and the inner life, but critics have also long disagreed about how to understand this interest and what to make of it. The recent proliferation of cognitive approaches to reading and literature has renewed interest in questions concerning the modernist preoccupation with consciousness but has spawned new controversies about how to address them.
According to Darcy Ribeiro (1995), the Brazilian people have religiosity as a cornerstone of its culture. It not only played a large role in its “civilizatory” process, but also stimulated resistance movements, among which are the ones in Canudos, Bahia, and Lagoinha, Goiás. Religion has remained a strong identity feature through all of Brazilian history and, still today, it is the center of relevant social conflicts. Nevertheless, there is, in the Brazilian literary scene, very little space dedicated to the study of the representation of individuals and/or religious doctrines. The academy, thus, fosters the shunning of literary works bearing relationship with the mystic, the religious or, anything, in any way, connected with the sacred.