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[Extended deadline] Writing the Heavens. Celestial Observation in Literature, 800--1800 (May 20-22, 2021, Bamberg, Germany)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:11am
Aura Heydenreich, Florian Klaeger, Klaus Mecke, Dirk Vanderbeke, Jörn Wilms - ELINAS (Center for Literature and Natural Science)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Confirmed speakers:

Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)

 

Journal Special issue: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 10:12am
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS

Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2021
(Special Issue on Indian Writing in English)

Guest Editor: Dr. Arunima Ray, Assistant Professor of English,
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Call for Papers: Journal Articles

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 7:39am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues. Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index. 

UPDATE: Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 7:37am
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2021 issue. The Journal is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus/ICI Journals Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cankujhss

CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:17am
Department of English, P.B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

♦ Deadline extended 

The volume proposes to promote original, critical research works that study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.

Madness and Melancholy in Early Modern English Drama (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:58pm
Avi Mendelson / RSA Conference, Dublin, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.

Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

Geographia Literaria: Studies in Earth, Ethics and Literature

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:43pm
Jagannath Basu & Jayjit Sarkar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

The word “Geopoethics” comes from  (meaning, “earth”), poiesis (meaning, “to create”) and ethics. The poiesis in Geopoethics has a sort of Heideggerian “bringing-forth” of the earth, not as something which was hitherto absent but by bringing something from concealment to unconcealment, from darkness to light. The earth is “brought into the light (or clearing) opened up by the created work itself” (Whitehead 2003). Geopoethics is about “thinking” (noein) the ‘always, already’, constituting not only the idea of the earth but the earth itself. It is not only the poetry but the process of creation itself (poiesis).

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 11:28am
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its twelfth annual issue, to be published in spring 2021. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.

The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 9:25am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 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.

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:27pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.

Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:26pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:26pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:25pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

NeMLA 2021: Writing Within Interrogative Dynamics (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:08pm
Eric Schmaltz (York University) and Orchid Tierney (Kenyon College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

“Experiment,” suggests Joan Retallack, “is a reaching out to experience things that cannot be grasped merely by examining the state of our own minds.” Here, Retallack is working toward an incisive description of experimental writing’s relationship to scientific experiments. Experimental poetry and science share, according to Retallack, a tendency to engage diverse forms of change, what she calls “an interrogative dynamic.” For this roundtable, we draw a third component into this confabulation by citing moments of crisis as potentially homologous engagements with interrogative dynamics. Within the folds of crisis, past experiences can become a palimpsest and subjects must traverse the unknown.

NeMLA 2021 Panel: Messages from the 'Front Line': War and/as Representation

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 2:07pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The battle against COVID-19 provides the latest example of war used as a metaphor. That is, it exemplifies the persistent, if not seemingly obligatory way that we deploy war as a metaphor against “enemies” such as “crime” and “drugs.” This ubiquitous practice stages metaphorical battlefields and soldiers, including hospitals and healthcare professionals, grocery stores and delivery workers. We might consider how deploying the metaphor of “war” against coronavirus reaps various costs and benefits to its figuration as such. On one hand, local to global populations are recruited to band together against disease. Personal sacrifice and national resources receive renewed attention.

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 1:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (epae@albany.edu)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:53pm
Mythlore, journal of The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

"WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:52pm
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel/Universiti of Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

 CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English

vol. 58, no. 1, 2021

CFA: Anarchism for Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:51pm
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.

CFA: Anarchism

We are interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of anarchism, including recent history of anarchist movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which include Black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion.

ICEA 2020: Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:50pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This year marks 85 years since ICEA began hosting academic conferences. It is almost fitting, then, to be able to mark this occasion by moving forward together in another landmark occasion: our first fully digital conference experience, using Zoom as our teleconference software of choice.

Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Philip K. Dick:  His Sources and Inspirations

 

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.”[1] In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.

naturalized institutional/cultural censorship versus film/media that illuminate the lived experiences of marginalized people

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

 

A popular site such as ShortList https://www.shortlist.com/ offers lists of what it presents (without qualification) as the best movies of a decade or genre and the best shows to watch on streaming services. The site was first launched in 2010 as an adjunct to Shortlist, the free British weekly magazine designed for young professional men. After its print edition ended in 2018, shortlist.com ostensibly became a venue no longer aimed at white, upwardly mobile (British) men. Today, it presents itself as providing a “new way of ordering your world and helping you find the best of everything [in] entertainment, tech, style, home, health & fitness and food.”

 

Seminar: Shakespeare in Second and Foreign Language Learning

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

 

European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021

3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece

Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare in Second and Foreign Language Learning

From text to classroom, at all skill and grade levels, and in every medium and format, Shakespeare appears in textbooks and curricula around the world. Educators choose Shakespeare across languages and with recourse to diverse media, encouraged by student recognition of cultural references, images, and quotations which generate a valuable touchstone for teaching literature and theatre, and from there lead to developing critical thinking, artistic expression, language, and communication skills. 

Seminar: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021

3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece

Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature

Tradition and Innovation in Ezra Pound's Modernist Circle

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 28, 2020

Ezra Pound’s role in modernism is undeniable, but his connections to Philadelphia may be less obvious and are worthy of exploration. He spent his formative years in this “birthplace of America,” where his father worked at the U.S. Mint. Among the many artists he befriended in Philadelphia were fellow poets who would become modernists: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Pound’s relationship with Philadelphia institution University of Pennsylvania is a tumultuous one. Having earned his master’s degree, he was “pushed out” of the program, and his efforts to get a PhD were denied by the university, including many recent efforts to award him a posthumous PhD. This remains another source of controversy in Pound studies.

Images of the Mafia

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:45pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Roundtable Participants

This roundtable will illustrate how the image of the mafia has been romanticized, falsified, glorified, or held up to historical accuracy in film, television or literature.

The image of the mafia and how it has been appropriated into cultural studies as a romantic business where loyalty and friendship drive a way of life, has contorted our view of its reality. The many images of the mafia we see ranging from filmic representations of the good-hearted mafia Don like Vito Corleone to the fun-loving, soldier like Henry Hill to the flawed but honorable aging Junior Soprano help situate an idea of what it means to be part of this thing called the mafia.

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