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Update: Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:05pm
Mert Gareis / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.   

Feminist Detection in Contemporary Literature, Media, and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:40am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Sara K. Day, Sonya Sawyer Fritz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Detective fiction has historically been dominated by male individuals who represent a raced, classed, and gendered form of knowledge. From Sherlock Holmes to twentieth-century figures such as Hercule Poirot and Sam Spade, the iconic detective has traditionally been embodied by a white man, with characteristics that echo Anglo-European colonialist discourse: the detective deduces, discovers, pursues, and reveals; he is full of agency and reason, bringing meaning and order to darkness and mystery.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:37pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

CFP, fall 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:24pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Climate change is the existential crisis of this century, affecting biodiversity, ecosystems, and all aspects of human life. This is a topic of enormous breadth, complexity, and particular urgency with respect to knowledge, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and activism. The fall 2021 issue of the peer-reviewed Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will explore the broad and impactful work of undergraduate research in the context of climate change. Are there particular models of collaborative research vital for this work? Are there particular challenges associated with the interdisciplinary demands of the interrelated impacts of climate change?

Imagining inclusive communities in European culture / Imaginer des communautés inclusives dans la culture européenne / Immaginare comunità inclusive nella cultura europea

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:04am
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 NEW DEADLINE 

Imagining inclusive communities in European culture / Imaginer des communautés inclusives dans la culture européenne / Immaginare comunità inclusive nella cultura europea.

 

European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée (ESCL/SELC)

9th Congress/9ème Congrès

Rome, 6th-10th September 2021

Earth(ly) Matters

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:18am
Sheffield Hallam University Postgrad Research Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.

– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 5:08pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 3:54pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020.

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Risk and Safety” June 2021

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 5:05pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture and Crossroads III Conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 developments. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests and community very seriously.

Having spent the past few months preparing for the conference we are genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time. We want to thank you for your interest in our event and we fully intend to host it in June 2021. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. We will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the nearest future.

52nd Annual Convention

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

Session proposals due by new extended deadline, Friday, May 8, 2020, at cfplist.com/nemla. For more information, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session or email support@nemla.org. NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention is slated to take place March 11 to 14, 2021, and we hope that by then we will all be able to participate in our friendly convention in beautiful Philadelphia, the "Birthplace of America," steps from Independence Hall. Circumstances permitting, important work awaits us in re-shaping the humanities for ourselves, our constituents, and our broader communities.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

Eudora Welty’s Spectacle of Scandal

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:19pm
Eudora Welty's Society @ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Guy Debord examined the spectacle through the Marxist lens and discerned that the spectacle draws the public gaze through a collection of images that contain signs that feed on and feed the socially dominant ideology. In other words, spectacles perpetuate the images the ruling class produces to subjugate and degrade. Thus, spectacles are discourses about the ruling class—"a self-portrait of power” (Debord, Society of the Spectacle).  A scandal is a spectacle that violates the social norms of the ruling class, even as it draws the public gaze through sensationalizing the social transgression.

TRANSFORMATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES IN SOCIETY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIA

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:18pm
AAB College, Pristina
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 

Organizer:

AAB COLLEGE

in partnership with: 

Pedagogical University of Kracow, Poland
Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies, University of Sarajevo 
Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Tirana
Faculty of Pedagogy - St. Clement Ohridski University-Bitola, North Macedonia
University of Structural Engineering & Architecture 'Lyuben Karavelov', Sofia
Communication Institute of Greece, Athens

 

Keynote speakers:

Special Issue: From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:16pm
Posthumanism Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

From Annihilation to High Life:

Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in

Contemporary Science Fiction Film

 

Please send abstracts of 500 words max. and a short bio (250 words max.) to the co-editors: Julia Empey (empe3530@mylaurier.ca) and Russell Kilbourn (rkilbourn@wlu.ca)

 

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020

 

The editors of this proposed journal special issue seek papers on the following topic:

 

Religious Life in the Time of COVID-19 (plus general call)

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:08pm
Performance, Religion and Spirituality (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality

prs-jorunal.org

Call for Papers, vol 3. no 1
With a special section on ‘Religious Life in the Time of COVID-19’

We invite authors to submit articles for the upcoming issue of Performance, Religion and Spirituality. We seek scholarly articles and reviews of performances and books, as well as contributions to our “Forum” section, which highlights practical work and profiles artists.

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)

Need chapter on veganism and critical race studies asap

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Laura Wright
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I am editing the Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, which is currently under contract with the press. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with chapters being roughly 6000 words (footnotes and works cited inclusive). They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject.

Due to a late withdrawal by a contributor, I am seeking proposals for a final needed chapter examining race and veganism that reflects knowledge of the field of Vegan Studies, Critical Race Studies, and that builds on extant work in these disciplines. The essay should provide a broad overview of the issues and tensions that have shaped the discourse on veganism and race. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

As a result of the delays and disruptions of the spring, the deadline for all MMLA submissions has been extended anew to May 31. 

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:

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Got
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it virtually.

REMINDER: Public Feminisms: Community Engagement through Writing, Research and Activism

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:28pm
Carrie Baker and Aviva Dove-Viebahn
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

In an increasingly precarious and complicated political, social, and cultural landscape—in academia, in activist spaces, and in everyday life—feminist scholars often find themselves at a crossroad between their professional obligations and their desire to make both their teaching and writing continually relevant to a larger public. Feminist scholars are uniquely positioned to advance public knowledge and help maintain a vibrant cultural awareness of issues affecting women and girls, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, indigenous peoples, LGBTQAI individuals, and others adversely affected by the current political climate both in the U.S. and transnationally.

The Road to Dracula: or the World as Disappointment and Representation

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:03am
Universitas Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Published at the height of the imperial enterprise, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) has a long and intricate backstory. It is, in fact, the result of centuries of British discovery of and disappointment with the world. One by one, naturalists, amateur anthropologists, merchants, soldiers, diplomats or missionaries from the British Isles discovered the world for the armchair travelers at home and built up their self-esteem by disfiguring countries and regions in writings, paintings, and lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

Literary Pathways through Female Sin to Sainthood.

updated: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 3:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association & University of Nevada Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The following special session has been accepted for the 2020 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference being held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas November 12th through Sunday November 15, 2020.

Call for Panels & Seminars - European Shakespeare Research Association

updated: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 5:25am
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are pleased to announce that the ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2021 under the title "The art itself is nature": Shakespeare's Nature | Art | Politics will be held in Athens, Greece from 3 to 6 June, 2021.

 

The Convenors and the Advisory Committee welcome the submission of your proposals for Panels & Seminars.

 

You can consult the conference’s potential topics https://esra2021.gr/topics/

 

Panel proposals should be submitted by a panel convenor with the names of the participants (no more than four speakers)

Gender and the Supernatural in the Victorian Short Story

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:59pm
Dr Oindrila Ghosh, Associate Professor, Diamond Harbour Women's University, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Victorian period is generally thought of as an age where science and its discoveries led to a shift from the religious to a scientific explanation of the natural world. Obviously at the centre of this whole shift was Charles Darwin, his powerful inferences and the delayed publication of The Origin of Species, as he feared disturbing established religious and social practices. And the crises of faith it did instill affected an entire generation. However much we wish to adhere to this scientific aspect of the Victorian period, one cannot ignore the fact that the age also saw a proliferation of the interest and belief in the supernatural, the occult, in ghost stories, séances et al.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 6:54pm
Mythlore, a journal of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2020:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Proposal deadline March 25, Draft deadline June 25, Final paper deadline August 25

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 25

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:11pm
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: May 31, 2020

General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:07pm
Modernism and Postmodernism Studies and Kocaeli University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM STUDIES CONFERENCE 2020

An international online conference organised by Modernism and Postmodernism

 Studies Network in Turkey and Kocaeli University

CALL FOR PAPERS  (23-24 July 2020)

The Psychology of Global Crises #PGC2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:25pm
The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GLOBAL CRISES: STATE SURVEILLANCE, SOLIDARITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE

May 20–30, 2020 at The American University of Paris (This is a virtual conference. Participate from wherever you are.) 

The deadline for submission is May 10, 2020. Submit your proposal using the form below.

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