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Inclusive Learning through Fantasy

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Camille D. G. Mustachio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

Post secondary teaching institutions are increasingly called upon to provide innovative, transformative learning experiences for diverse student populations. One of the ways in which educators in writing-intensive courses may facilitate accessible, student-centered lessons is through the interrogation of high-interest fantasy literature. This edited essay collection will investigate ways in which fantasy literature in various print and visual media is a pivotal pedagogical tool that enhances, complicates, and reinvisions college composition instruction and student experience. Contributing chapters by faculty of color, scholars who are members of marginalized populations, and community college faculty are especially sought.

Ezra Pound, Modernists, and Resilience

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Langauge Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

54th Annual NeMLA Convention

March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY

"Humanities" Special Issue: "Twentieth Century American Literature"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 8:45am
"Humanities" Open Access Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

SPECIAL ISSUE INFORMATION

It’s a statistic we hear often: the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, many U.S. Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. Prisons have become increasingly removed to rural, remote areas, set back from main highways, not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, the U.S. political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing mass incarceration to shocking statistics. However, prisons remain hidden in plain sight, coming to life in American literature and film.

Familiar Perpetrators Worskshop CFP

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 2:45pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

This is a Call for Papers for an online workshop titled Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture, which explores what happens when perpetrators become familiar figures, either because their representation is well-circulated in works of American literature and popular culture, in ways that make the audience feel intimately connected to them, or simply because they are represented either by themselves or by their own family members and friends.

Call for Papers-Vol. 4, Issue 1

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:26am
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers-International Review of Literary Studies

Call for Papers:

Upcoming Volum 4, Issue 1 January-June 2022

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

The (P)redrawn, Near Past and Near Future City

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:25am
NEMLA 2023 Conference (roundtable session; Mar 23-26 at Niagara Falls, NY)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable invites papers that explore the folds in time in which cities exist, either mapped, virtually drawn, or told to establish the cultural movements running beneath cities’ lives.  What narratives engage these moments of close past or emerging shifts that impact the resilience of urban life?  What small gestures, ephemera, and/or detritus best represent the city’s recent past or future?  What elemental, unspoken aspects of urban space perhaps seem most threatened in the present moment?  Versus the city obliterated by time, how does literary or visual storytelling engage, re-imagine, or frame the lived and enduring city?  How do these more present reflections become windows on deeper time, human movement, and urban space?

Queer and Queer Crip Resiliency and Care (2023 NeMLA Convention, WGSC)

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 1:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice (2018) details, through a series of essays, the disabled queer community's knack for finding "ways to keep each other alive when the state is fucked, and community is fucked and inadequate too" (63). From care webs to mutual aid to political organizing, Piepzna-Samarasinha both champions and advocates for a care-taking by and for the communities it aims to serve, one that fosters self-determination, legibility, and resiliency. This panel invites proposals that center in their research and analysis the doing of queer and queer crip care work.

Call for Papers-Vol. 4, Issue 1

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:47pm
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers-International Review of Literary Studies

Call for Papers:

Upcoming Volum 4, Issue 1 January-June 2022

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

YES WE CAN! Female Superheroes

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Chantelle MacPhee / Saint Leo University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Are you a major fan of DC or the Marvel Universe and its female characters: Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, General Okoye, Princess Shuri or any others in the universe? We are developing an edited collection with interest already from publishers focused on Female Superheroes and their representation in a traditionally male-dominated film genre--action. Potential themes are female representations of power, strength (physically, psychologically, scientifically), as well as female minority representations of female power in superheroes and how they are similiar or different from their male counterparts. We are also interested in exploring how these female superheroes are portrayed when the director(s), producer(s), writer(s) are female.

Call for Contributions: Special Issue on the works of Percival Everett

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Martin Paul Eve / Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Percival Everett is among the most significant and prolific living contemporary American writers. The author of over twenty novels, four short-story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a children’s book, Everett is famed for his versatility and range while retaining a distinctly recognizable style. His prose oeuvre includes masterful satires as well as unconventional takes on genre fiction, profound explorations of personal tragedy as well as playful metafictional experiments, stories of the rural as well as the cosmopolitan, bitter critiques of American injustices past and present as well as absurd tall tales. Everett also, of course, has a distinguished career in the academy as a Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

30 Years Later: Los Angeles 1992 / Sa-I-Gu / Los quemazones

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 11, 2022

Panel Abstract: 

Where does public history end and personal narrative begin? Practically everyone in the United States during the 1990s saw the footage of LAPD officers beating Rodney King, a Black motorist. Known by many names, the events that followed the acquittal of the four charged LAPD officers also took over television sets and radio waves far and wide. What the nightly news denounced as “the Riots,” others articulated as part of a resistance by the name of “No Justice, No Peace.”

14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:39pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The 14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2022, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2022 conference theme “Supernatural Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

Call for Chapters: Who Was that Masked Woman? Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:01pm
Editors, Gregory Bray (SUNY New Paltz) and Andrew Ball (Harvard)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Who Was that Masked Woman? Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

We are looking for two chapters to complete a manuscript currently in development with a publisher.  We invite chapter proposals for a collection of critical essays that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines, and outlaws were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, and pulp fiction in America at the turn of the century.  

"The Art of Losing": Loss in Literature and Film (NeMLA Panel, Niagara Falls, March 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

“The Art of Losing”: Loss in Literature and Film

Panel Session, NeMLA’s 54th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, March 23-26

 

In her iconic poem “One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop writes of “the art of losing.” The poem’s speaker first recounts the loss of small things such as “lost door keys” and “an hour badly spent”; then, the losses grow in import: “my mother’s watch,” “three loved houses,” “two cities,” “two rivers, a continent,” and finally, “even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love).”

 

The Future is Fragile

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Medical sociologist Arthur Frank argues in his foundational The Wounded Storyteller that an ideal illness narrative accepts contingency and acknowledges that “the human body, for all its resilience, is fragile” (49). About her own illness experience, Audre Lorde famously argues that our greatest strength stems - paradoxically, perhaps - from our greatest vulnerability (Cancer Journals 14). Both of these perspectives suggest that resilience is finite, and that recognizing as much can be itself empowering. This panel therefore wonders: what potential does fragility have in a world rife with environmental disasters, personal and structural traumas and other catastrophes that all seem to demand resilience?

Roundtable CFP: Abolition and Asian American Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable engages what Dylan Rodríguez coins the “Carceral Dilemma of Asian American Studies,” wherein the discipline and the parallel social formation of the “model minority” figure have expanded anti-Black state violence under the guise of a multicultural civil society.

An interdisciplinary invitation and gathering, this roundtable is a space for diasporic academics to reflect on how abolitionist theory and practice informs their scholarship and pedagogy, and how this political orientation is conducted and constrained within the neoliberal university.

Roundtable: "Poetics of Refuge in the United States" (NeMLA 2023, Niagara Falls, NY)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:59pm
William Arighi, Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Over the past twenty years, refugee studies has turned toward a critical encounter with the legal studies framework that had previously dominated it. Scholars such as those in the Critical Refugee Studies Collective have emphasized the position of refugee as one that creates new forms of relationship across spaces and times unbound (but not unmarked) by the state.

Re-hierachizing Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
NeMLA2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Adaptation studies has contended with the question of hierarchies since it first emerged. Adaptation as a process similarly so: the problem of the source and the ‘original’ has established certain values and positions of texts. This has been challenged most notably through the debate in the field around fidelity, wherein the question of being ‘true’ to the source has been variously deemed fallacious, unhelpful, or both. Despite some recent proponents for it, what emerges from this is the challenging of the hierarchies that the fidelity debate espouses. Broadly, this has been main way in which these hierarchies have been challenged in adaptations, primarily due to the seemingly inescapable status fidelity has in the field.

Outlander and Crimes of the British Empire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Erin E. MacDonald, Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

I am in need of ONE essay for a collection called Outlander as Crime Fiction, pre-approved to be published by McFarland. A Ph.D. is preferred but please feel free to send your proposal even if you are a doctoral student. Email me if you would like to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal. At this point, I only need one paragraph describing your general topic/idea. The completed essay due date is flexible but I'm looking at probably Sept/Oct. 2022 at the latest. Most of the collection has already been written. 

Topic: Crimes of the British Empire in Diana Gabaldon's Lord John (and Outlander) Series

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:42pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association: Gothic Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until June 30 for their 2022 conference, Nov 10 - 12, in Princeton, NJ. General guidelines can be found at mapaca.net.

Last Call: Investigating the Hardwood - Interdisciplinary Analyses of Professional Basketball

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Till Neuhaus/Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

“Transcendentalist Geographies” Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:38pm
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”

November 11–13, 2022

 

Transcendentalist Geographies

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

 

Abstract

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites proposals for a panel on Transcendentalist ways of thinking and writing place and space. Contributions may address how figures such as Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller (among many others) conceptualized imaginary and concrete landscapes, interrogated the nature–culture divide, or explored new notions of dwelling. Papers on aesthetic, political, social, theological, or philosophical dimensions of the topic are all welcome.

 

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Call for Submissions: Moonwake Journal of Creative Writing

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:46am
Moonwake Journal of Creative Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Now Seeking Submissions! The Moonwake Journal of Creative Writing is a creative writing journal that celebrates the creative artistic ability in all of us and the way we are able to articulate the beauty around us in nature and daily life. Submissions are open for poetry of any style (haiku, prose poems, free style, concrete) and short stories. Short stories no more than 8,000 words.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (8/15/22; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:46am
Patricia Bostian / Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

The online peer-reviewed journal Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP) is seeking articles for its Fall issue. Deadline for article submission is August 15. Visit the web site at https://www.cpcc.edu/teaching-american-literature-journal-theory-and-pra... for submission guidelines and send manuscripts to Patricia Bostian at Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.

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