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NeMLA 2021: Imagination and the Body in 20th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:39pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the Arcades Project, Benjamin wrote that it is from the gates of the imagination that lovers and friends draw their energies. Over the past few decades, scholarship has been ever more inclined to treat the imagination not as false or unreal, but as an embodied, affective, and fluid mode of creating meaning and experiencing the world. The concept of bodily imaginaries in queer and feminist studies, for instance, seeks to overcome the strict duality between imagination and the body: as Maggie Nelson points out in The Argonauts, “in the field of gender, there is no charting where the external and the internal begin and end.”

NeMLA 2021: Superheroes and Graphic Medicine

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Over the past several years, graphic medicine has become an increasingly popular genre of graphic narrative. Loosely defined as the intersection between medicine and the comic arts, graphic medicine texts typically provide autobiographical accounts of disability, illness, trauma, and medical procedures through a combination of visual and verbal presentation: charts, diagrams, x-rays, doctor’s reports, patient testimony, and more. This combination of medicine and graphic narrative is a perfect fit.

Call for Book Chapters: Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:37pm
Chris McGunnigle / Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.

Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of gameplay mechanics to normally non-game-based activities to increase successful activity and performance. Gamification can involve the use of popular video games, adaptations of game shows like Jeopardy, simple chalkboard games like Hangman, or a variety of rhetorical approaches that introduce gaming components into another field.

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:34pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Sponsored Panel for RSA Dublin, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Call for Panel Proposals 
Renaissance Society of America Conference 
Dublin, Ireland, 7–10 April 2021 
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels

As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring one session at next year’s RSA conference in Dublin (7–10 April 2021). We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website. Per RSA rules, graduate students are permitted on panels, but they must be within 1-2 years of defending their dissertations.

The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (NeMLA 2021 Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2

 

Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi

"Un-Normal": Creative works in response to COVID-19 and BLM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Arttitude
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions. 

Poetry & Prose Guidelines:

Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Piotr Florczyk
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Contact:
Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)

Description

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:23pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020 

3 modules / 30 hours each including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)

  • reading/watching 

  • studying/writing

  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 2-4 week long

International Conference on Gender Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”5 September 2020 – Oriel College, University of Oxfordorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs.  Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
Jibu Mathew George, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

Al-Kīmiyā- Call for Papers for Issue Number 18- New dates

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:21pm
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Call for Papers for Issue Number 18

Given the circumstances in recent months due to the Covid-19 crisis, the publication of issue 18 of our review has been significantly affected. As we will not be able to publish this June issue in time, we have decided to give a chance to possible new contributions by setting the date of July 15 as the last deadline for receiving articles.

Below a reminder of the theme of this issue with the possibility of choosing the Varia section.

 

 

The Thematic Section

 

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020

Scholastic engagement with genres and texts of science fiction across various regions and cultures around the world has grown significantly over the last decade. In an effort to expand this ongoing study, the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Middle Eastern science fiction to be released in the winter of 2020.

With this issue, we aim to become a gathering place of current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Middle Eastern science fiction. We are seeking academic articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words, short reflection pieces of 500 to 1,000 words, and book reviews of 500-750 words by August 22nd, 2020.

MELUS Special Journal Issue - Black Women's Literary Studies - Abstract

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MELUS Journal - Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers

 Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment

 

Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020 

Call for Submissions to Comparative Media Arts Journal, Issue 9| Relations

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:18pm
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue Nine | Relations

Relations exist in both affinity and disparity. They soften and solidify; destruct and reconcile. They emerge from succession, or perhaps even isolation. They are catalysts of becoming – a process that defines the territory of our being, yet transcends it over time.

ITALIAN SESSIONS AT PAMLA 2020 - LAS VEGAS

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:18pm
Fabiana Cecchini - Texas A&M University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues,
This year the PAMLA Conference is scheduled to take place at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel from Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020. We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to any of the following panels by the deadline of July 15. Proposals are received and reviewed entirely online; please click on the specific panel link and follow instructions.

Italian / Cultural, Historical, and Political Studies
Presiding Officer: Fabiana Cecchini (Texas A & M University - College Station) 
fcecchini@tamu.edu

National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - NOW ONLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:44am
Cabrini University - Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Cabrini University is hosting the National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - now fully online - on October 1st, 2020.  
 The CFP deadline has been extended to July 31st. You and your students can register for this FREE conference now.  Links for synchronous video participation will be sent following registration. For information about the CFP and to register, please visit cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf 

NEMLA 2021: Plague Writing: Rethinking the Canon

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:41am
Josh Dawson SUNY Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The sudden arrival of COVID-19 and its profound impact on nearly all aspects of daily life for people across the globe will undoubtedly produce a substantive re-examination of the canon of ‘plague writing’ that has, historically, been dominated by European voices. While the predominant influence of European authors in the genre of plague writing can, to a certain extent, be explained historically by the Black Death being the most deadly pandemic in human history, more recent and more global pandemics provide the opportunity to re-examine the situation of these canonical texts and to consider the stakes of plague writing on a broader international stage.

SAMLA 92 is Going Virtual (A Conference Update)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:41am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Important Update: The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020 as an entirely online event hosted through Accelevents

Because we are moving our conferene to an online format for 2020, we have revised several crucial deadlines for conference planning. They are as follows:

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

SAMLA 2020 - American Literature and the Market

updated: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:09pm
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED 

(Previously Jacksonville FL, now Digital - November 13-15, 2020)

 

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