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Global Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 4:54pm
Dr. Naomi Simone Borwein (Western University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

This is a call for chapter proposals to be included in an edited volume on Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror largely produced by Indigenous artists, directors, and writers. Aboriginal Horror, or Horror that relies on the experience and artistic production of Indigenous peoples span from North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, including Indigenous groups whose migration and diaspora within other countries offer new perspectives. Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror as a cultural and aesthetic lens intersects with horror realism and the fantastic, myth and metaphysics or ways of knowing and being, and traverses various media—e.g., music, performance, visual arts, film or literature.

Healing Practices and Beliefs in Literatures of the Americas

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 11:52am
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?

6th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, October 14-16, 2021, Ball State University

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:46am
Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

6th Annual Conference | October 14-16, 2021 | Ball State University

“Beyond Diversity: Antiracism & Intersectionality in Honors”

The Ball State University Honors College welcomes you to the 6th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, which will be hosted on-campus October 14-16, 2021, beginning Thursday at noon and ending Saturday at noon.

When Poets Write About Poets: Representation(s) of the Poet and Poetry in Poetic Works (NeMLA 2022 - Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Lucie HOUDU (for a 2022 NeMLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the very first traces of written poetry, poets have been inspired by their peers: whether with elegies, odes or allusions to the poets they admired, they have always incorporated figures of poets and other poetic texts in their own poems. Intertextuality abound from the classical texts (quotations, sources and models) by earlier poets, for instance Ovid, Virgil or Cato. Some of their contemporaries, like Tacitus, have questioned the ideologies of their predecessors. Closer to us, Milton in his 16-line “On Shakespeare” (1630) argues that no monument is a suitable tribute to Shakespeare’s oeuvre; Thomas Gray pays himself homage to Milton in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751).

NeMLA 2022 Panel: The Latin American Chronicle in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN  CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536  to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.

Distribution in the Streaming Era

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “overthe-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.

Forgotten Disney

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Kathy Merlock Jackson, Mark West, and Carl Sederholm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers

For a Book of Essays on Forgotten Disney

 

Since Walt Disney released the first animated talking short Steamboat Willie in 1928, the Disney name has been associated with many classics of film and television. Recognized worldwide, these works and their characters have received extensive popular and critical attention and overshadowed other interesting but less significant offerings in Disney’s prolific oeuvre. This

What Does Literature Feel Like

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

In Sensory Experiments (2020), Erica Fretwell argues that “literature is a sensitizing mechanism, not merely a representation but an amplification of experience,” positing literature as “a technology […] that has the potential to reproduce—not copy but produce more—feeling and […] to create more connections to the world by registering more differences in it” (28-29). Fretwell makes that claim in the context of her transatlantic study of the relations between American literature and the failed science of psychophysics as it developed in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.

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

Motherhood in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

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

How does one resist the systems of subjugation that prey on the marginalized and seek to dissolve and consume them within this white supremacist capitalist imperialist patriarchy? While for some resistance takes the form of confrontation and battle, for Black feminist thinkers like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, resistance comes in the form of the practice of love. It is in the embrace of the erotic, of initiating the quest of mutual self-fulfillment, in seeking value in the relationships we have with each other, that we resist. In other words, for hooks and Lorde, we resist through care.

 

Food in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

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

If you were to tell a friend that you were feeling under the weather, how quickly would they tell you to eat some chicken noodle soup? If you were having a bad day, how quickly would they tell you to get something to eat as a pick-me-up? If you were going through a break-up, how quickly would the big tub of ice cream come out of the freezer? For many situations in our lives, food has become synonymous with care. In literature and popular culture, the appearance of food – through the act of eating, preparing or harvesting it – often becomes a vehicle for connection between characters. When Audre Lorde writes of releasing the erotic in our lives, she compares it to spreading a pellet of yellow coloring through white margarine (“Uses of the Erotic” 57).

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 

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