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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:

 

Legacies of Trauma: The Tragedy of Before and After

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12:36pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Legacies of Trauma: The Tragedy of Before and After

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.

Dickens and Empathy

updated: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 10:00am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

NeMLA 2022

CFP: "Dickens and Empathy"

Dates and Location: March 10-13, 2022  at the 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Johns Hopkins University at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 5:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)

Call for Papers: 

Diasporic Blackness and Enactments of Care

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:45pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care” to explore its significance and resonances throughout the Black diaspora. Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state?” (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.

Presentations will consider how Black writers, artists, filmmakers, and other cultural producers explore the practice of care in relation to Black peoples and other living beings across national boundaries. Participants might consider, but are not limited to, some of the following questions:

Lee Child Symposium UEA (Friday 1st April 2022) *Updated Deadline*

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8:21am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:48am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. A review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.

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