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"City in a Forest": Children's Literature Association 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

“We pass under the shade of the magnolias and red oaks that sprout everywhere in Atlanta. Trees easily outnumber residents.”
                                                                                                             –
The Downstairs Girl (2019) by Stacey Lee

 

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 3/31-4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

The College English Association’s 52nd national conference, from March 31-April 2, 2022, will focus on the theme of justice, and will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

Representation of Women in 20th and 21st Century Novel

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITYENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENTGraduate Seminar 2021Representation of Women in 20th and 21st Century Novel. “We the precocious, we the repressed of culture, our lovely mouths gagged with pollen, our wind knocked out of us, we the labyrinths, the ladders, the trampled spaces, the bevies – we are black and we are beautiful” asserts Helene Cixous deciphering the attributed meaning of being a woman (“The Laugh of the Medusa” 878). Throughout history, patriarchy has created a woman myth to define women’s sexual and gender identity, confining them into motherhood, madness, or monstrous images to devalue their role in society.

Critical Thinking and Writing

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 9 (2021).  For more information, please visit the journal at the WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.

Special Issue of the Journal of the International Arthurian Society on Arthurian Medievalism

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
Journal of the International Arthurian Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Journal of the International Arthurian Society (JIAS) welcomes submissions for a special issue (2022, volume 10) on Arthurian medievalism, or post-medieval adaptations, re- imaginings and recreations of medieval Arthurian texts, artefacts and spaces (real or imagined). The guest editors seek especially interdisciplinary and co-disciplinary explorations of how Arthurian myth makes meaning in a range of media, including (but not limited to) literary texts, television, film, games, visual arts, architecture, commodity culture, experiential medievalism, the heritage sector, and geographical spaces.

The Promises of Care and Saudi Women’s Invisibility

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Saudi women have always been perceived distinctly in both Arab and global communities. It’s not a secret that Saudi women have occupied the focus of international interest for a long time. Although this interest may come across as “care,” leading political global forces hide behind the promises of “caring” about women’s rights to achieve political gains. In the latter sense, this concept is manipulated and misused. The misuse of “care” has led to Saudi women’s “hypervisibility” as oppressed, powerless, inferior, and unheard while their true power is still invisible. Evidently, to communicate their unique perception of “care,” Saudi women have utilized different tools ranging from publishing traditional genres to posting on social media.

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classrooms: Mindful Teaching and Learning (Roundtable -- NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
Matthew Leporati The College of Mount Saint Vincent
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques. It will focus especially on the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions not only for students but for instructors as well.

Acta Ludologica (Vol. 5, No. 1, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 4:44am
Acta Ludologica
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Acta Ludologica (ISSN 2585-8599, e-ISSN 2585-9218) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year in both online and print versions. It focuses on the comprehensive discourse of games and digital games, including theoretical and empirical studies, research results, and their implementation into practice, as well as professional publication reviews and scientific reviews of digital games.

Acta Ludologica is inviting manuscripts for Vol. 5, No. 1, scheduled to be published in June 2022. The submissions deadline is December 31, 2021. The journal has no thematically oriented issues, so this CFP is general for manuscripts of any topics related to games and digital games.

Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:24am
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)

‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representationacross narrative traditions.

Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).

Call for Chapters: _The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison_

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:16pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Chapters:

The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison

editor: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY

This is an early draft of the call for chapter proposals for a volume I’ve been commissioned to edit, The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison. This companion text is intended for a scholarly audience and is meant as support, including for up-and-coming or new Morrison scholars as they approach new research on her work.

Embodiment and Agency in Postcolonial Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:01pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel holds space for depictions of embodied practices/practices of agency in bodies of women of color, queer, nonbinary, trans, and other subjectivities in postcolonial literature and literatures of the Global South. What is the relation between the body and exercising agency? How might we think of these practices as embodied and embodying: as practices done in/through/by the body, as well as practices that reify the body? What are the limitations of these projects, and to what degree are they successful? How might these practices be adopted by readers outside of the text?

 

Roundtable: Reconstruction Poetry Now (C19 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:54pm
Caroline Gelmi/C19 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 13, 2021

Roundtable: Reconstruction Poetry Now

C19 Seventh Biennial Conference: Reconstructions

3/31/22-4/2/22, Coral Gables, FL

Organizer: Caroline Gelmi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Reminder - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:48pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan

Palazzo Arese-Borromeo (Cesano Maderno), September 23th - 24th 2021 

 

Websitehttps://cavellretrospective.wixsite.com/september2021

 

The conference will take place physically at Palazzo Arese-Borromeo in Cesano Maderno (25 minutes from the city center of Milan), but will also be streamed on Microsoft Teams.

To attend online, click on the following links:

 

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective - New conference dates

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:48pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan

Palazzo Arese-Borromeo (Cesano Maderno), September 23th - 24th 2021 

 

Websitehttps://cavellretrospective.wixsite.com/september2021

 

The conference will take place physically at Palazzo Arese-Borromeo in Cesano Maderno (25 minutes from the city center of Milan), but will also be streamed on Microsoft Teams.

To attend online, click on the following links:

 

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Panel: "Trans Visibility In A Time of Public Transphobia" March 10-13

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Laverne Cox’s debut role in Orange Is The New Black seemed to usher in a new era for trans representation. In 2014, TIME decreed that the “Trans Tipping Point” had arrived and heralded a path to trans acceptance through visibility on the screen. Yet this increase in visibility has not formed an antidote to rampant transphobia. In 2021, thirty-three states have introduced 117 bills to limit and curtail the rights of trans people across the United States. Public incidents of transphobia are on the rise. In this panel, we consider the effects of hypervisibility in a time of public transphobia across media, and critically consider what the task of representation entails.

POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 5:56am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Festival Culture Research and Education Network will publish the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis.

This open-access peer-reviewed journal focus on strong and serious submissions that foregrounds inquiry on festival culture that would not necessarily fall under festival culture because of its inter-, multi-, trans- or cross-disciplinary dimension.

'POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT'

Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness in African (and African-American) Science Fiction and Fantasy (Special Session)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 2:44pm
Graeme Wend-Walker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**DEADLINE EXTENDED! Proposals Welcome Until Sessions Are Filled**

Please note: This cfp updates and expands the parameters of the session previously titled "Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness." We now welcome papers encompassing other authors of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism, and Afrofuturist authors dealing with similar themes. The deadline has also been extended.

118th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Call for Submissions: Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Modern Language Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call For Submissions

 

The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.” 

 

2022 Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language & Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2022 Hwa Kang International Conference

on English Language & Literature

 

Conference Theme:

Disruption, Transition, and Transformation

 

Organizers:

Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University

Language Teaching & Learning Center, Chinese Culture University

Date: May 7, 2022

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Careless Positivity?

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Daniel Dufournaud and Sydney Tran (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”

Call for Webinar Proposals: KHAS ERC STAGING-ABJECTION: Emerging Voices in Theatre and Performance Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
Kadir Has University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the research group Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas is resuming its webinar series in Fall 2021.

This year, part of our webinar series will highlight the work of emerging scholars in the broader field of theatre and performance studies, particularly the scholarship on performance and politics.

We invite papers and works-in-progress by MA and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. The duration of the webinars will be approximately one hour. Participants can submit proposals for:

  • a 30-minute presentation for individual papers

The Transformative Power of Queer Kinship in N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Series.

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Hello scholars,

 

I had an abstract submitted and accepted by "Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance" to be published by Lexington Books in 2022, but just found out all chapters must have a PhD author, and as such, I am looking for a co-author. 

Please view my abstract below, and know we can switch it up if you are interested in this project. Please submit a paragraph about your interest, and what ideas you have to contribute to the chapter jeanam@uidaho.edu *MUST HAVE A PHD*

 

word limit is 7 000 words including endnotes and bibliography

 

Abstract:

Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
The Wenshan Review (National Chengchi University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (Deadline 31st March 2022) Guest Editors

Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK) 

The previous decades have seen the publications of stimulating and ground-breaking works that seek to recuperate and reconsider British women writers of this period. Literary criticism and feminist literary history have celebrated the existence and achievement of women writers, and shown that they were crucial participants in facilitating changes, transitions, and innovations in social and cultural movements, as well as literary styles.

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