The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.
This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.
Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the Department of the English Language and the Department of English Language Literatures at Opole University, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl).
Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at email@example.com by March 20, 2021.
For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...
Feminist Spaces has a new editorial team! We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.
Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.
Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur
das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind
wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt
als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.
Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie
How does the category of race allow for new understandings of 20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as:
Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis
Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists
Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions
Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine
Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University
Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin
Special Guest Speaker
Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
SOCIAL / DISTANCE
2021 Stanford-Berkeley English Graduate Conference
Call for Papers
Saturday, May 1, 2021
The Writers Association of Northern Appalachia (WANA) invites proposals for presentations, workshops, and readings for our upcoming conference to be held September 10-12, 2021 at Oglebay Park and Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. We welcome submissions from writers living in, from, or writing about the region of northern Appalachia.
Who We Are
MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 6-9 January 2022)
Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel
This panel invites papers that consider the diversity of speech, language, and sound in Dickens, including vocal performances of and in texts; characters’ speech and speech patterns; figurative language, wordplay, and verbal excess; soundscapes. Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Michelle Allen-Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
This special session seeks to explore scholarly works on images, cultures, identities, and practices that traverse conventionally ‘fixed’ or ‘impermeable’ boundaries. Topics may range widely to include instances of cultural or aesthetic appropriation, mimicry, transmedia narratives, transnational images and identities, and more.
Cultures, societies, and their productions are never static. Whatever subject or topic we as scholars study inevitably becomes mobile, undergoes transformations, and/or turns elusive to its prescribed ontologies.
This issue of ''Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies'' engages with the digital forms of expressions of the self. We invite papers that explore the ways in which, for instance, digital techniques now allow the construction of selves that often rely more on algorithms than any ‘original’ referent. Consider, for example, how algorithms simulate images, voices etc. and have become the basis for facial recognition, biometrics and similar datafication concerning the self. This shift is indicative of what we might term posthuman condition. Along these lines, we are interested in papers that engage with how expressions enhanced by algorithms produce multiple, fractured selves.
How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)
(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)
This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at a panel during the 2021 Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 4 -7, 2021.
Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion
deadline for submissions: June 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, Ph.D., Lexington Books – email@example.com ; Acquisitions Editor: Kasey Beduhn, firstname.lastname@example.org
contact email: email@example.com
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives
Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
tba: Call for Submissions
tba is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent artists and scholars by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory and criticism, gender studies, and related fields. It encourages experimentation and risk.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021. Thank you!
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2
LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Children’s Literature Pedagogies in an Age of Misinformation
University of Siegen, March 10 and 11, 2022 (abstracts submission deadline: April 15, 2021)
Editors: Axel Volmar, Olga Moskatova, Jan Distelmeyer
Midwest Conference on British Studies 68thAnnual Meeting
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
October 15-16, 2021
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 68th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, October 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sara Butler, Professor and King George III Chair of British History at the Ohio State University. While the MWCBS intends to hold the conference onsite at Bowling Green State University, we may change the conference to an online format if extraordinary circumstances related to the Covid pandemic warrant. If so, the change to an online format will be announced in July.
After the success of the 1st International Conference on University Telecollaboration in language classes: Teaching practices, linguistic challenges and cultural horizons, held at Blida 2 University (Algeria) in 2019, we are pleased to announce the 2nd international conference on University Telecollaboration in Language Classes: Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons. This second edition will provide another opportunity to share and spread telecollaboration teachings on an international scale. It will be co-organized, virtually, by The University of Paris (France) and Moldova State University (Republic of Moldova), on October 15 & 16, 2021.
Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society
Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021
Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.
Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume
CFP: The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries
Special issue, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2022)
Guest Editors: Louise Wallenberg and Maaret Koskinen (Stockholm University)
From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.
“Science fiction is not predictive; it is descriptive”
– Ursula K. Le Guin