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Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:08pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

Wed., May 27

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.

Workshop

Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24

Notification of acceptance: Early March

MMLA 2020 Conference - Cultures of Collectivity

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”  We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.

General call for contributions

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Dutch Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports. 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:14pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

 

The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

www.aepl.org; aeplconf2020@gmail.com

June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

‘ARTPOLITICAL’ – MARGARET ATWOOD'S AESTHETICS

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:45pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany

Convenors:       Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)

"Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene" UIGEC

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:44pm
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

The University of Idaho invites the submission of abstracts (250-300 words) on the theme of “Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene” for the 9th annual UI Graduate English Conference, scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. 

 

Documentary Poetry: "A Canadian Genre"? MLA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:41pm
Claire Grandy / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This roundtable for the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto invites participants to briefly present and discuss documentary poetry by Canadian and First Nations writers. We particularly invite papers relating to questions of political activism, historical revisionism, and archival materials. Please send 250-word abstracts to Claire Grandy (claire_grandy@brown.edu) and Whitney DeVos (wdevos@ucsc.edu) by March 16th.

 

Blogging Rebecca West

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Blogging Rebecca West

The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website: https://rebeccawestsociety.wordpress.com/

We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:

Digital Expressions of the Self

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

International Symposium

on

Digital Expressions of the Self

Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

National Institute of Technology Silchar

 

7-8 December 2020

Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020

 

Years in Cultural Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association, seeks submissions for a unique collection of essays: Years in Cultural Studies.

What forgotten historical moments or contexts shaped the trajectory of cultural studies? How have individual scholars and broader social movements contributed to the cultural studies we know today? The special section ofLateral—“Years in Cultural Studies”—seeks to answer these questions and more through essays that interrogate cultural studies’ diverse, fragmented, and provocative history. Essays in this collection focus on specific years in the history of Cultural Studies.

Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

Medical Humanities-BMJ is seeking blog content for this year's theme: Access

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:28pm
Cristina Hanganu-Bresch
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dear scholars:

 

Medical Humanities--BMJ is seeking content for its affiliated blog on this year’s journal theme: Access. Please see more details here:

https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2020/02/12/seeking-blog-content-on-this-years-theme-access/

We look forward to reading and publishing your work!

 

Thank you,

 

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Blog Content Editor,Medical Humanities

CFP - Book Chapters - Gender in Action Films (1980-now)

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:28pm
Renee Middlemost, University of Wollongong, Steven Gerrard, Leeds Beckett University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 12, 2020

**** Apologies for cross-posting****

 

BOOK – Call for Chapters - Gender in Action Films

Book title: Gender in Action Films (1980-now)

Publisher: Emerald Publishing

Date of Publication: 2022

Editors: Dr Renee Middlemost (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr Steven Gerrard (Leeds Beckett University, UK)

2022 sees the fortieth anniversary of cinematic action icon, John Rambo. From his first outing as an embittered, lonely, scarred relic of the Vietnam War to his latest gung-ho, all-guns blazing, machete-chopping, dynamiting Trump-value supporting outing, Rambo remains an important part of the action film.

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Jesse Wolfe/ California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

 

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.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:39am
Angles - SAES
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World (ISSN: 2274-2042) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed open-access journal published bi-annually online by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur). It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, and others.

Angles is currently accepting contributions on any topic associated with the study of the Anglophone world for its upcoming issues.

ReFocus:The International Director Series

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:25pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 27, 2024

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Xavier Dolan, Francis Veber, Teuvo Tulio, Sohrab Shadid Saless, and Pedro Costa, with many more in preparation.

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies (update)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:24pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2027

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, Budd Boetticher, and Paul Schrader.

North American Poetry 2000-2020: Poetics, Aesthetics, Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:44pm
Institut Universitaire de France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

 

International Conference

 

North American Poetry 2000-2020: Poetics, Aesthetics,Politics.

 

Institut Universitaire de France

Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation

25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

75005 Paris

 

15, 16, 17 October 2020

 

Organized by Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8 - TransCrit), Olivier Brossard (Université Gustave Eiffel - LISAA / Institut Universitaire de France), Abigail Lang (Université de Paris - LARCA UMR8225)

Books Available for Review for The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:44pm
The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Below is a current list of books available for review for The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.  Reviewers should be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in comics or a field of interest that coincides with the book’s subject matter.  Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply. 

Email the Book Review Editor at mcbrittany@gmail.com in order to review a text listed below.  I welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to comics and graphic novels.  See my website (URL below) for a complete list of books. 

"Transmediality and interactivity in the fantastic"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:43pm
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo fantástico
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico /Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.

Scholars who wish to contribute to either of these two sections should send us their articles registering as authors on our web page. The Guidelines for Submissions may be found on the Submissions section of the web page.

Dragons, War, Fire, and Desire

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:41pm
Dr. Pam Fox Kuhlken, Dept. of Classics & Humanities, and Dept. of Religious Studies; with Umanisti Classics Organization and MALAS and the Dept. of Humanities, San Diego State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Let’s not wait for George R.R. Martin to wrap up ASOIAF with the 3,000 page The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Let’s talk of thrones and let the games resume this fertile Beltrane (May Day, Friday, May 1, 2020), opening with a panel on Season 8 of A Game of Thrones, airing what went right and wrong with the HBO series, viewed by 31 million. Perhaps you want to craft a formal paper (20 minutes) or propose joining a panel (or bring your own team from campus); offer a lightning presentation (5 minutes) or experiment with a PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 second commentary each, in 6’40” total).

Call for paper for the year 2020: Journal Section - English Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:39pm
SOCRATES JOURNAL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Paper submissions and proposals are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year 2020 and there is no deadline for submission.

Unpublished manuscripts and research papers from the domain of English language and literature are invited for review and consideration of publication in our journal's two regular issues: June and December 2020.

Click on the link below to know the research areas that are covered by our journal's section: English Literature:

https://www.socratesjournal.com/index.php/SOCRATES/English-literature

Submitting your manuscript:

NWSA 2020 Panel on Ambivalent Transnationalism: Formal Experiments

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:38pm
Margot Kotler and Sarah Schwartz, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Transnationalism is both a conservative force, structurally implicated in nationalism and capitalist modernity, and the potential ground for diasporic, mestiza, and cosmopolitan subversions. Within literary study, it operates as both a descriptor diagnosing intertextuality and communication and a methodology for research and remaking periodization.

Reinventions Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:37pm
English Graduate Student Associations
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Re/Inventions is an annual conference organized by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) of California State University, Long Beach. Our goal is to provide a forum in which graduate students and advanced undergraduates may present their academic research in a conference setting. Re/Inventions promotes interdisciplinary collaberation and engagement among students from Southern California and around the Globe.

The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSU Long Beach on April 16th, 2020.

This year's theme is : "Identity"

 

Potential topics include, but aren't limited to, the following:

- Narrator Identity

- Rhetoric of Identity

- Rhetorical Identity

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