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All Hem’s Literary Friends

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

The Ernest Hemingway Society | Call for Papers

Modern Language Association 2022 Convention | Washington, DC | January 6-9


Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2021

Name of Organization: The Ernest Hemingway Society

Contact Email: sean.hadley@faulkner.edu 


All Hem’s Literary Friends

CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association 2021

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

Global Vietnam War Literature and Culture: Representation, Postmemory, and the Changing Geopolitics of the Transpacific

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
53rd Comparative Literature Symposium Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine 

Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University

Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin

 

Special Guest Speaker

Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

 

Modernism, Consumerism, and Capitalism

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Katherine Sheldon, Cal State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at a panel during the 2021 Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 4 -7, 2021.

Collectivity in Reception Studies

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Special issue of gender forum (winter 2021), edited by Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

East-West Cultural Passage, Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Crime Fiction and Film (Nov. 11-14 2021)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Cynthia Kuhn, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 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)

Session: Crime Fiction and Film

Contacts: Cynthia Kuhn, Metropolitan State University of Denver (kuhnc@msudenver.edu)

Description: This virtual (online) session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of This virtual (online) session invites submissions on any aspect of crime fiction and film. Given the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are also welcome.

MLA 2022 CFP: Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

Robert Darnton’s “communications circuit,” proposed in his field-defining 1982 essay “What Is the History of Books?”, has become one of book history’s foundational paradigms. Since 1982, the “communications circuit” has been endlessly reprinted, debated, revised, and amended; it has become a touchstone heuristic for more articles, books, and papers than it is possible to list.

"What is your favorite novel?"

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:21pm
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.

 

"William Faulkner and the Work of Antiracism"

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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:05pm
Faulkner Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”

 

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD [Edited collection]

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:38pm
Ebony Perro & Regina Bernard-Carreno
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

From Alice Walker’s womanism to bell hooks’ oppositional gaze, Black girls’ rebellion inspires concepts and theoretical approaches that aid in understanding the lives of girls and women.  These theorizations—and Black girls’ actions—counter dominant narratives and distortions of Black girlhood. Despite censoring, surveilling, and policing, Black girls find creative ways to assert and insert  themselves in spaces where their behavior may be considered “deviant,” “rebellious,” or “womanish. ”They often engage in what Aimee Meredith Cox calls shapeshifting to “ confront, challenge, invert, unsettle, and expose the material impact of systemic oppression”(7).

MLA 2022: The Power of Laughter: Discursive Communities and the Deconstruction of Social Hierarchies

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
The American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

In her 2014 text, All Joking Aside, Rebecca Krefting argued that “Jokesters unmask inequality by identifying the legal arrangements and cultural attitudes and beliefs contributing to their subordinated status—joking about it, challenging that which has become normalized and compulsory, and offering new solutions and strategies” (2). Humor has long been a tool for upsetting the status quo, for questioning the social institutions that exalt some, while leaving so many others behind. But does this comedic approach succeed in effecting change? What are the tangible results of challenging the existing situation?

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: American Literature 1865 to 1945 (Nov. 11-14 2021)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Mary Pace, California State University - Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 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)

Session: American Literature 1865 to 1945

Contacts: Mary Pace, California State University - Los Angeles (mpace@calstatela.edu)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: American Literature 1945 to the Present (Nov. 11-14 2021)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Marc Malandra, Biola University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 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)

Session: American Literature 1945 to the Present

Contacts: Marc Malandra, Biola University (marc.malandra@biola.edu)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: American Literature before 1865 (Nov. 11-14 2021)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Amy Parsons, California State University Maritime Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 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)

Session: American Literature before 1865

Contacts: Amy Parsons, California State University Maritime Academy (aparsons@csum.edu)

Revised CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 32nd Annual Conference, July 7-11, 2021, Boston, MA

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston (http://americanliteratureassociation.org). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

• Cummings in 1918-1921 (Camp Devens, the flu pandemic, and afterwards)
• Cummings, the child, and the actual and real worlds
• Cummings’ early experiments in modernism
• Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
• Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
• Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists

Nabokov's Languages

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
  1. The International Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We invite papers on Nabokov’s languages, the transnational and  multi-lingual Nabokov, his invented languages, translation (between languages, cultures and different genres and media), Nabokov’s theory of language, Nabokov’s style,  etc.  We particularly welcome comparative, transnational, and intermedial perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to siggy.frank@nottingham.ac.uk and zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu by 15  March 2021.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson - ALA 2021

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:11am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.

 Please note: If a selected panelist is unable to travel to Boston because of the Pandemic, we may allow an electronic presentation, such as through Zoom.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson

"All Doing Is Ours": Ritual and the Collective Construction of Meaning in American Literature - ALA 2021

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:07am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the following roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.

Please note: If a selected panelist is unable to travel to Boston because of the Pandemic, we may allow an electronic presentation, such as through Zoom.

Film and Media Studies - PAMLA Nov 11-14 2021

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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:21am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:

 

The Call Girl in American Cinema

Show Girls on Film

Vegas in Glow

Vegas Criminality on Film

Casinos in U.S. Film

Mob Films and Vegas

Addiction on Film

The Jackpot Movie

The Bookie on Film

The Hangover Films

Male Stripper Films

Hustlers in American Cinema

Film Apocalypse

The Post-Apocalyptic Film City

Cinematic Crusaders

Film Pilgrimages

Architecture on Film

Illness, Society and the Self

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:33pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

In the context of the current viral pandemic, we look with fresh intensity at figurations of the invalid and of disease and disability in James’s fictional and non-fictional writing. With an eye to the cultural and political aspects of public health measures aimed at managing the spread of an infectious pathogen, we ask in particular about the relation in James’s work of sickness, subjectivity and society. How do James’s texts relate social experience to bodily ill-health or impairment? Does James position the invalid as a figure indicative of dysfunction in the larger social body, or suggest, in contrast, that illness or disability may be associated with an excess of social contact, a failure of ‘social distancing’?

A Small Boy and Others: Henry James and the Child

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Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:32pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Children appear in James’s fiction in many different kinds of roles, from the annoying little brother in Daisy Miller to the impressionable girl of What Maisie Knew. He also wrote extensively about his own childhood and those of his siblings. None of these writings are, however, for child readers, unlike the work of Lewis Carroll or Robert Louis Stevenson or Mark Twain or Louisa May Alcott. What opportunities does James find in his representations of children? How does the development of his late style affect these possibilities? These topics are suggestions, but other approaches to the subject are invited.

 

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