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COVID and Accessibility: Roundtable Discussion About Policies Instituted in Response to the Pandemic Related to Access

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:13pm
South Atlantic MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

This Roundtable discussion welcomes submissions on any aspect of pre-pandemic college classroom access, post-pandemic college classroom access, or policies implemented in college classrooms post-pandemic which could limit access. Abstracts addressing the conference theme are especially welcome.  Due to the pandemic, instructors have all felt the strain change placed on our classrooms. However, these changes have brought to light important aspects of access at the university level previously regulated to individual or case-by-case discussions. This roundtable seeks to generate a wider conversation about how instructors handle access in the classroom, and what has improved or hindered access.

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:13pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized. 

Translation and Literature Graduate Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:13pm
Living in Languages Journal @ State University of New York, UAlbany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

 

Living in Languages

              traversing borders, disciplines, and mediums.

Inviting Submission to Living in Languages Journal

Dear Participants,

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:30am
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies 

We seek 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on the teaching of creative writing.

Rationale:

Mapping Literary Shifts in Twenty-First Century Women’s Literature: A Response to the Future of the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:17pm
Midwest Modern language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Taking into account the presidential theme for MMLA, 2022--“Post-Now”--, it is important to foreground the constituency of 'now', and what its discursive urgency means for this panel. While 'now' can be ontologically considered as the transient nature of the present moment in time, which is relative in nature (Einstein 14), its association to time can also be extended to understand the persistence of circumstances and ideas as situated in the present age, or the contemporary times (Dubreuil 44). Laurent Dubreuil links literature to temporality, mentioning how “literature does not exist before but rather after itself: we reconstruct and designate it without exhausting its signification” (Dubreuil 45).

DEADLINE EXTENDED 2022 Midwest MLA; English Literature Before 1800

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:05pm
June Oh / Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

In addressing the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the permanent section on “English Literature Before 1800” welcomes papers exploring any moments in pre-1800 literary scenes and contexts that relates our cultural moment.  Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, representation, identity categories (race, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability, etc.), technologies, political movements, audience responses, and any other critical issues from any period and genre. Reflections on pedagogy and classroom practices that address the “Post-Now” theme are welcome.  

Deadline Extended! Beyond Language: Intermediality and Multimodality in Literature and Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:20pm
Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 46.3 (2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 46.3 (2022)
Beyond Language: Intermediality and Multimodality in Literature and Literary Studies
Guest editors: Dominika Bugno-Narecka, Heidrun Führer, Miriam Vieira
Call for papers/articles
Derived from the Latin word littera which means “a letter of the alphabet,” literature has been predominantly associated with language, and has rarely been considered as intermedial. However, as recently underlined by researchers of intermediality, any form of communication involves all our senses, and so “[t]here are no purely visual, textual, or auditory media” (Bruhn & Schirrmacher 2021,p. 3).

“Looking Backward – Looking Forward”

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 11:26am
Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies at McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Call for Papers: “Looking Backward – Looking Forward”

 

The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce a call for papers and book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 50). As the 50th anniversary of the journal presents a unique opportunity to think both retrospectively and prospectively, Arc is asking for submissions that engage with the theme of looking backward – looking forward.  

 

American Literary Archives and Bibliography

updated: 
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 11:25am
RALS (Penn State)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Extended Deadline! African and Afro-Diasporic Peoples and Influences in British Literature and Culture before the Industrial Revolution

updated: 
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 10:51am
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2022

For far too long the story of British history and culture (of Western history generally) has presented the presence of Africans within Britain as a product of the Atlantic slave trade. Not only is this figuring of Africans as first arriving in the British Isles as enslaved people simply inaccurate as a matter of historical fact, it carries deeply troubling and problematic categorical and ontological implications through casting the very identity of Africans and their descendants first and foremost as enslaved people in the historical imagination. 

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War-War-Two Literature in English

updated: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 5:47am
Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in
Post-World-War-Two Literature in English

Date: May 26-27, 2022

Keynote Speakers: Professor Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław, Poland) and Professor Evie Shockley (Rutgers University, USA)

We can build for the United Kingdom and for the European Union
a mountain of debris for us nimble-hoof goats to climb, and gloat.
But we need to move on to talk about our future relationship
with razor lips like bad ram john
Of course we recognize that we can’t leave the EU and have everything stay the
same
So we regurgitate ole talk, chew and re-chew, fling blame and cus you.

7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 4:13am
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The 7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of August in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.

Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE]

updated: 
Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:01pm
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Deadline Extended for Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives Anniversary Edition

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:35pm
KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Seeking abstract proposals for new chapters

 

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives

Revised and Expanded 10-Year Anniversary Edition (2024 Publication with Routledge)

 

Since Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives was published in 2014, we have seen exponential growth in scholarship on asexuality as well as more widespread recognition of asexuality in socio-political life, including increased asexual representation in art and media, a surge in people identifying as asexual and aromantic, and a greater presence of asexuality in the public lexicon. 

 

Refractions Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 7:30pm
Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism is a journal dedicated to interdisciplinary and experimental scholarship in postcolonial cultural studies. In physics, refraction is the phenomenon by which a wave changes its direction as it passes from one medium to another, and in the process, alters perception of that thing.

Short Story (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:44pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts for a panel on the short story (and other forms of short narrative broadly conceived). This panel will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics, including studies of the traditional 'short story' literary genre as well as other types of short narrative — like short-program multimedia, short films, music videos, short-episode video games, social media micro-literature, and anything else that pushes at the boundaries of literature studies.

Film- English-language (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:41pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts on English-language films. The topic is broadly conceived and open, and approaches may favor criticism, theory, history, etc. At least one panel, more as interests warrant and the program allows, will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference will be hybrid and offers options for either in-person or virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics on films in the English language.

If you are interested, please submit a paper title and abstract of approximately 400 words to

Scott L. Baugh (scott.baugh@ttu.edu) and

DEADLINE EXTENDED Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 6:17am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

This special session of the 94th South Atlantic MLA conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, Change, are especially welcome. By May 7th, 2022, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges at mberg35@lsu.edu

Children in Politics and Public Life

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:52pm
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

JOCPC is now accepting article submissions for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.

 

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA)

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:42am
Alejandra Ortega / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2022 conference theme is “Post-Now.” The conference will take place November 16-21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/)

 

The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by exploring our ethical responsibilities as instructors of writing, our pedagogy, and our work with students as they seek to find their voice in composition classrooms. 

 

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms: 

Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

 

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

 

June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY

 

ASPECTS OF CHANGE IN THE FICTION OF JOSEPH CONRAD

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The SAMLA 94 conference theme of “change” encourages us to look at texts in different ways, which might include looking at texts that reflect real change or that perhaps illustrate the appearance of change coupled with a sense, ultimately, of stasis. This theme of “change” gives us a chance to examine Conrad’s authorial engagement with the potential complexities of change in society or politics and in our personal lives.

SCMLA: Bibliography and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:08am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

We are currently accepting submissions for the longstanding Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference to be held in Memphis, TN on October 13-15, 2022.

This panel will examine bibliography as a field ripe for intersections and collaborations with other methodologies, including digital humanities, publishing studies, textual criticism, critical theory, and literary history.

Interdisciplinary approaches to bibliography and technical studies are welcome.

Administory Vol. 8 - Administrative Cultures and their Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:07am
Administory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This special issue of Administory focuses on the relationship between different traditions of literature or art, on the one hand, and of state administration, on the other. By highlighting the "story" in Administory, it seeks to unpack aesthetic configurations manifest in literary and artistic works engaging with bureaucratic topics and spaces, set in (or against) a variety of historical backgrounds. Drawing on literature, but also on film or other arts to highlight different administrative cultural contexts and then contrasting them in their specificity is the goal of the edition.

Post-Now: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:31am
MMLA 2022 Minneapolis; Creative Writing: Poetry Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Creative Writing II: Poetry permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks creative, critical, and hybrid proposals that connect to this year’s convention theme of “Post-Now.” We are particularly interested in presentations from poets and poet-scholars who engage with future-oriented poetics and praxis. Questions to consider include: How is (your) poetry and poetic practice positioned within the (ecological, technological, political, intersectional) contemporary momentum of the twenty-first century? How does poetry engage with and/or towards the future while also negotiating past and present? What poetic possibilities lie ahead, and what cannot be left behind?  

Images of the Hero: Heroism in Literature (East/Southeast Regional Meeting of the CCL)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:44pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

In The Hero with A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell asserts that the mythic figure of the hero is central to understanding the human experience. He argues that “the hero is symbolical of that divine creative and redemptive image within us all, only waiting to be known and rendered into life.” The hero, in other words, might be said to be the embodiment or archetype of the imago Dei raised to the highest pitch, functioning as an exemplar of what humanity at its level best can do.

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