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Very Online Novels (Seminar, ACLA, April 8-11, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Ian Butcher / Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar asks how novels (and the novel form) have absorbed the internet and how (or if) they can reflect it back to us?

Increasingly, our lives—from work to leisure to grocery shopping—run according to the fractured, eternally scrolling, continuously interrupted rhythms of online. While the pandemic has exacerbated this tendency for some (and introduced it to others), platforms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have long shaped and structured not only our lives, but also our dreams and desires. Alongside this has come the maturation of the “very online” identity, fluent in the memes and vernacular of social media, cynical and ironic, but also performatively vulnerable, constantly joking but not joking.

Food Matters in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Digital Literature Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

 

Life Writing as World Literature, ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)

This panel brings the fields of world literature and life writing together to explore social, economic and ideological contexts informing the circulation, translation and reading of auto/biographical texts. Redefinitions of world literature highlight the “effective life” of works “within a literary system beyond that of its original culture” (Damrosch 2003) or underscore that literature now “is unmistakably a planetary system” (Moretti 2000).

NeMLA: Public Facing Social Media Literature Projects

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:21am
NeMLA/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

UPDATE*********

Deadline for submission extended to October 11, 2020. NeMLA will now be held digitally rather than in person.

End Update********

NeMLA 52 Cultural Studies and Media Studies Panel -- Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 10:23am
Northeast Modern Language
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This CFP is for the panel on “Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia” at the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention (the convention will go virtual this year), March 11-14, 2021. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of global cultural studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.

Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:04pm
Edited Volume on Masculinity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.

Embodied Environmental Risk in Technical Communication: Local and Global Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 1:29pm
Samuel Stinson and Mary Le Rouge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Request for Chapters

Embodied Environmental Risk in Technical Communication: Local and Global Contexts

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: October 15, 2020.

  

We invite chapter proposals from both scholars and practitioners of environmental and disaster risk communication for an edited collection which the ATTW Book Series Editor, Tharon Howard, has invited us to submit for consideration for the research line of the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication

Finding Light In Unexpected Places Volume 2: Covid-19 Edition

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:05am
Palamedes Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Spanish Flu of 1918-19 killed somewhere between 50 to 100 million people, but it did not infect every country. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2019-20 has not killed nearly as many people but is arguably the first event in human history that affects every person on the planet. The Greek word pándemos means “belonging to all the people.” The Covid-19 pandemic belongs to everyone. It shows, in dramatic fashion, how we are all connected.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:39am
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OUR 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2021 to FEBRUARY 19, 2021.

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — will hold its first virtual conference, and calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

CFP: Leaky Ontologies - ACLA 2021 Virtual Seminar

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00pm
Pedro Lopes de Almeida
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Stuff leaks through such that the real manifests not just as gaps and inconsistencies in reality.” 
                                                                                   Tim Morton, Humankind  

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Mirror Maze

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
pacificREVIEW: West Coast Arts Review Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

pacificREVIEW is now open to submissions!! This year's theme: The Mirror Maze! Please review the info below & visit pacrev.submittable.com/submit for complete submission guidelines and to submit. Any questions can be directed at info.pacrev@gmail.com. **The Mirror Maze 

Mother Mortality Project Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Dr. Kenya Mitchell and Emily Picard/Demeter Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

 

Historical, mythical, and fictional narratives have relegated mothers to the roles of monster or quiet idol. These narrow identity barriers are exacerbated when other labels - woman of color, indigenous, trans, queer, low income, for example - are added. These multiple oppressions ultimately lead to biased, unethical, and incomplete medical treatment as women's understandings of their own bodies are dismissed. 

 

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.

Topics may include (but are not limited) to:

 

The Body in Pain - ACLA 2021 (Virtual)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

"We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain"

- Charles Bukowski

Call for Research Articles and Creative Writings - The Contour (ISSN 2349-6398)-An International Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Of Studies In English | ESTD 2014

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
The Contour (ISSN 2349-6398)- An International Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Of Studies In English | ESTD 2014
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recently we all must have noticed that there had been numerous memes doing rounds on social media platforms acknowledging, albeit in sarcastic ways, the role of the Covid-19 virus in teaching mankind some of the most-neglected values of life heretofore.  Such cultural texts with their nuanced sub-texts have been rapidly gaining access to our lives and activities as the subsidiary effects of this present pandemic situation. However, the pandemic is not something new to human civilization. There are references galore in various literary and non-literary texts of its sweeping destructive force before. But this present threat from Covid-19 seems to be a kind of a shock to the anthropocentric worldview.

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation (online conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation

 

6 – 7 May 2021

University of Leuven, Belgium (online)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

 

CFP: HyperCultura- 9/2020 - deadline extension

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dear all,

 We live in quite challenging times, therefore we have decided to extend our submission deadline by 1 month, until November 1st, 2020! HyperCultura, http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/ encourages, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas: literature (print and hypertext), (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (all of the above). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they analyze one of the above mentioned area. (eg, Postcolonialism applied to a book, a film, etc). 

The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:59am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:16pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held virtually Mach 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:51pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held over Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11th and Thursday, Nov. 12th

6-8:30 pm

featuring Chicago-based cartoonist and writer Anya Davidson as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for 5-10 min virtual papers or presentations no later than Oct. 7, 2020 in any of the following categories:

Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:33pm
Kevin Ennis / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the "environmental imagination," which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of acting, personally, politically, and legally, that have shaped the world in concrete ways” (7).

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:01pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

Deadline Extended. Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception in an Age of Academic Innovation

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Just as the Greeks on the plains of Troy faced the plague-arrows of Apollo, the modern world currently stands before unprecedented challenges.  The present pandemic has forced us to face issues of mortality more closely than has been the case in recent decades. At the same time, the situation in which the academic world now finds itself is breaking down barriers in many areas: between home and work environments; between academics, students and the wider community; between teachers and pupils; between traditional disciplines; and between different methods of teaching. In fact, there has been a feeling amongst many for quite some time that winds of change are blowing through the corridors of academia.

Been There, Survived That: Strategies for Navigating the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:13pm
Justine Dymond
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

UPDATE:

  • Deadline extension for proposals now due October 11, 2020
  • All-virtual platform for conference
  • Reduced registration fee for all-virtual platform

Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021

Roundtable sponsored by NeMLA's Women's and Gender Studies Caucus

Pandemics & Epidemics in Cultural Representation (Edited volume)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:25am
Editors: Sathyaraj Venkatesan, Antara Chatterjee, Brian Callender, A. David Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Concept Note:

‘The interactions that make us sick also constitute us as a community. Disease emergence dramatizes the dilemma that inspires the most basic of human narratives: the necessity and danger of human contact’ (Priscilla Wald, 2008, p. 2).

 

Online Conference: Teaching Women's Filmmaking

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 3:18pm
Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Film and Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Teaching Women’s Filmmaking

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