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Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:50am
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Published annually in June and December, Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures is seeking essays in critical theory, literature, culture, and translation theory. The submissions deadline is October 15 for the December issue, and April 15 for the June issue. The journal's website is: http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/. Submissions should use MLA style and be approximately 4,000-7,000 words. Inquiries are welcome to co-editor Lauri Scheyer at Lramey@calstatela.edu.

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 9:50am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

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

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:55pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.

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. 

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Parul Mishra / GD Goenka University, Gurugram, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposed Title of the Book

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

Sub- Themes

  1. Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  2. Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  3. Socio-cultural Perspectives

  4. Psycho-political Perspectives

  5. Historical Perspectives

  6. Pandemic Fear and Literature

The Stand, the Original Stephen King Novel and its Adaptations, in the Covid era (PCA/ACA, Stephen King Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:31am
Stephen King Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/stephen-king)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the “Covid era,” that we have turned to “pandemic literature” and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics). Already provocative, the phenomenon is all the more so for a second television adaptation set to appear in December of 2020, with the current pandemic still with us. More so still, King, in writing the finale’s screenplay, has extended the original’s conclusion.

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 5:23pm
Religion and the Arts, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy. 

 

Please send a short bio and vita to relarts@bc.edu describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review. 

[Deadline extended]NeMLA Panel: Neoliberal Orientalism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:12pm
NeMLA 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Confronted by the 2020 public health crisis one would remember as COVID-19, the notion of Orientalism as proposed by Edward Said in 1979 calls for continuous examinations. Said defines Orientalism as “not an airy European fantasy about the Orient, but a created body of theory and practice in which, for many generations, there has been a considerable materials investment.” From the trade war and technology race between the U.S.

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:06pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 1, 2026

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.

ReFocus: A Series of Film Studies Anthologies: The International Director

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:37pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 31, 2026

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation

CFC CURRENTS NO. 6: NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:13am
CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

 

CURRENTS NO. 6

NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s

 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the sixth issue of CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review. CURRENTS is an open access, peer-reviewed, yearly interdisciplinary journal, based in Toruń (Nicolaus Copernicus University), addressed to young researchers in the field of English studies.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Conceptualizing the Body: Identity, Intimacy, and Intervention

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 3:59pm
NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (NeMLA roundtable) (**NEWLY** EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 2:39pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

A trio of anniversaries in 2021, the tenth of Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently. 

Roundtable “participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/sessions.html).

All approaches are welcome.

CFP_OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(1)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by October 30, 2020.

 

About the Journal

Future of Communications and Public Relations (PR). (Re)Imagining the Role, Function and Purpose of the Communication Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Essachess-Journal for Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Call for Papers for volume 14, n° 1(27)/ 2021 

Future of Communications and Public Relations (PR). (Re)Imagining the Role, Function and Purpose of the Communication Profession

https://www.essachess.com/index.php/jcs/announcement

Guest editors:

Ana ADI, Professor of Public Relations/Corporate Communications

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, GERMANY

e-mail: ana.adi@quadriga.eu

Thomas STOECKLE, Lecturer

Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Dr Sally O'Gorman and Dr Kate Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE.

Editors: Dr Kate Watson and Dr Sally O’Gorman

 

This original collection invites teachers and academics to contribute a book chapter on a GCSE text, applying a theory and considering a new and innovative aspect of the literary text.

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline January 15, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, short stories, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We encourage papers that engage with the themes of the 2021 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference: Ecologies, Survival, Change. Scott’s work showed keen awareness of the “dynamic, interlocking systems that make up our world,” and often revealed stresses and fault lines where systems conflicted. She also frequently represented resilience in the face of change and hardship, but also probed characters and situations where change was experienced irrevocably as loss.

(Extended Deadline: October 19, 2020) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 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.

ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:30pm
Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

May 2021

 

Join us for the ADA30 Celebratory Symposium, hosted by Oregon State University in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This event will take place online during the month of May 2021. The Symposium aims to bring together disabled and nondisabled participants from artistic, scholarly, activist and other community groups at OSU and beyond to cultivate discussions around disability-related themes.

 

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:29pm
Rhetoric and Communications E-Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns  emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.

Women and Spain’s Second Republic (2021 NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 52nd Annual Convention
March 11-14, 2021
Virtual Conference

Women and Spain’s Second Republic 

Dos Hemisferios: the Americas, Europe and Africa in Black, Latinx and Hispano-Americano Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

How have transatlantic imaginaries and networks played a central role in the construction of hispano-americano and Latinx identities? How have these identities embraced the political causes of the black diaspora, like antislavery, civil rights and Black Lives Matter? To what extent have artists, writers and activists triangulated the Americas, Europe and Africa in their transatlantic imaginaries? 

Epistemic Justice in Literary Studies (ACLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Victoria Zurita and Chen Bar-Itzhak, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel addresses epistemic inequality in literary studies: the categories, theories and methods through which we read and conceptualize literature are still determined at the center of global academic production, while peripheral epistemologies often do not circulate beyond national borders and therefore do not take part in the shaping of the discipline.

Traveling Forms: Global German Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
29th Annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility.

Questionning the Crime of Witchcraft: Definitions, Receptions and Realities (14th-16th Centuries)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Maxime Gelly-Perbellini / EHESS, Paris, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

In the last decades, the multiplications of works in the field of Witchcraft Studies made it possible to profoundly renew the approaches and the study designs of the repression of witchcraft in the late Middle Ages and in the beginning of the Early Modern Era. Consequently, research has substantially specified the methods and configurations (ideological, political and doctrinal) that contribute to the genesis of the “witch-hunt”. Research also uncovered that the repression of witchcraft could take a number of different forms depending on the contexts, the spaces studied, the sources and the aims they seem to pursue. It underlines the extreme plasticity of the accusation of witchcraft and the categories of such a crime.

[Deadline Extended] Shaping Postmodernism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How can we define "postmodernism"? How does the term different from 'modernism' which innovated what the precursors had done through the 19th century?

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