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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.

Horrifying Children: television, literature and popular culture from 1966-1998

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:14pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Twitter: @horrifyingbook

Email: HorrifyingChildrenBook@outlook.com

There has been an explosion of interest in the impact of children’s television and literature of the late C20th. In particular, the 1970s and 1980s are seen as decades that shaped a great deal of our contemporary cultural landscape. Television of this period dominated the world of childhood entertainment, drawing freely upon literature and popular culture, and much of it continues to resonate powerfully with the generation of cultural producers (fiction writers, screenwriters, directors, musicians and artists) that grew up watching the weird, the eerie and the horrific.

Horrifying Children Conference - TV, Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:13pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.

Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.

SEA 2021 Biennial Conference: Call for Panels

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:23pm
Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR PANELS

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 2020)

DEADLINE EXTENDED Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

"The Global Trajectories of Asian Modernism" @ MSA Brooklyn

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:45pm
Kevin Riordan / Modernist Studies in Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 

 

The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.

Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.

*Deadline approaching* Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:44pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

Queer Production Cultures in Europe

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:41pm
[Edited Collection]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

CFP: Queer Production Cultures in Europe [Edited Collection] 

Editors: Páraic Kerrigan, Anne O’Brien, Florian Vanlee

 

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:32pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)

ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.10 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2020. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 10(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2020.

 

About the Journal

ICWSM2020 Workshop on Narrative Analysis for Social Media

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:32am
5th International Workshop on Social Sensing @ ICWSM 2020:Special Edition on Narrative Analysis on Social Media
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

 General Chairs: Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA Ning Yu, Leidos Inc., USA Program Chairs: Emilio Ferrara, University of Southern California, USA Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA http://socialsens.web.illinois.edu/index.html  The 5th installation of the workshop focuses on an interesting and trending topic: narrative. The narrative is a construct that embodies both linguistic and social aspects. It is one of the units of communication that intertwine subject descriptions with the author's point of view.

Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: "The Great Image of Authority"

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:39am
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

118th PAMLA Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by UNLV.Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020.Special Session: "Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: 'The Great Image of Authority.'" Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).Short Description: Shakespeare’s tragedies are as much social and collective as they are individual. Many of the tragedies stage not only the downfall of an erring protagonist but the lasting damage done to an entire society in the wake of grave errors and violent conflict.

The Sky in Legend and Tradition

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:39am
The Folklore Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This two-day conference on the Sky in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020 as the fifteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, at the Medieval Hall in the Cathedral Close in Salisbury, SP1 2EY. We’d welcome speakers on the lore of clouds and storms, dragons and angels, levitation and ufology, ornithomancy, astrology and the flying ships of Magonia. Anyone who can contribute – mythologists, meteorologists, singers, sky pilots, academics and Ascended Masters. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or art installations. For more information, see https://folklore-society.com/.

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:09am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

CFC Screening Loss: An Exploration of Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:19pm
Associate Professor Jan Selving / East Stroudsburg University; Assistant Professor Erica J. Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

UPDATE 3/17/2020: A scholar has been located for the project. Thank you for your interest

UPDATE 3/14/2020: We have a contract through Lexington Press (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield). However, our publisher would like a chapter on Ari Aster's Midsommar. Therefore, we are reopening our call for chapters for Midsommar exclusively

Scholars must have hold a Ph.D. OR have entered candidacy for the Ph.D. 

Please forward all proposals to the same email address below by 05/01/2020. 

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The 3rd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: Faulkner, the Twenties, and Modernism *UPDATED*

updated: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

The 3rd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, the Twenties, and Modernism

 

Royal Holloway, University of London

May 28th, 2020, *ONLINE*

*Having taken into account the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that it would be in the best interests of our applicants to cancel our upcoming Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium from occuring face to face.

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