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Unfeeling: Call for Academic Papers (extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:36pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Extended Deadline - 22nd March

‘Unfeeling’ in relation to literature may evoke thoughts about depictions of cold-hearted characters, or repressive worlds in dystopian literature. It may also evoke the supposedly “emotionless” character of disinterested responses to art and literature, and of data-driven distant reading techniques. Affect and reader-response theories tell us that our feelings matter when we read, but which feelings have historically been prioritised and at whose expense?

 

CEA Mid-Atlantic Review - Volume 30

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:25pm
College English Association, Mid-Atlantic Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

CEA Mid-Atlantic Review­ – Volume 30

Deadline: April 18, 2022

Contact: CEAMidAtlanticReview@gmail.com

The CEA Mid-Atlantic Review seeksscholarly articles, position papers, short stories, poems, and pedagogical reflections for its 2022 issue. For those in search for inspiration, the theme for the 64th Annual CEAMAG Conference is “The Way Forward.” We are also looking for an original photograph or artwork for our cover, which can relate either to the conference theme or something related to the Mid-Atlantic region.

City Lights 70 Years: 1953-2023

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:21pm
Italian American Studies Association (MLA Allied Organization)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Call for Papers for a non-guaranteed session sponsored by the LLC Italian American Forum and Allied Organization Italian American Studies Association at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 5 through 8, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

One of the US’s most famous and beloved independent bookstores, City Lights celebrates its 70 birthday this year while we gather for MLA. This special session, a joint venture between the LLC Italian-American and the Allied Organization Italian American Studies Association, celebrates City Lights focusing on book cultures and print communities. 

Transatlantic Literary Networks 1949-1972 TRANSLATION, MODERNITY, AND CULTURAL TRANSFER BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Università del Piemonte Orientale - Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo. 

Journal of Ethnic American Lit seeks scholarly essays by Aug 1

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Journal of Ethnic American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Journal of Ethnic American Literature, a refereed scholarly annual dedicated to new research and criticism in American literature and culture, seeks scholarly articles (5000 to 7000 words saved in Word) that use the MLA Style. Submissions can be emailed to journaljeal@yahoo.com, and the subject line should contain JEAL, Sub, your name, and the date. The deadline is August 1.

Deadline Extended: Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Chicago, May 26-29, 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:02pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

Sneaker Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 3:19pm
Kickstorie
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers

Rethinking Professionalism (ASA Nov 3-6, 2022; New Orleans)

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 3:29pm
Heather Steffen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022

This panel will explore the following questions. All takes on these questions and related issues of academic/university labor are welcome: What is professionalism today, and how might we approach the study of professions from today’s emerging abolitionist and decolonial perspectives?  What does it mean to talk about the academic profession and academic freedom in our present moment, and how do our ways of talking about our work reflect different relationships to professionalism?

Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference: CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 3:28pm
Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Call for Proposals: Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference

September 21 – 23, 2022

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Call for Papers, Panels, Roundtables, and Presentations

Keynote Speakers: Susan Neiman, PhD (Einstein Forum, Germany) Donald Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), PhD (Arizona State University, USA)

Evil in/and Stephen King: Essay Volume

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 5:59am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.

Deadline extended: Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Chicago, May 26-29, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:17pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

Transatlantic Literary Networks 1949-1972 TRANSLATION, MODERNITY, AND CULTURAL TRANSFER BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES

updated: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:07pm
Università del Piemonte Orientale
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo. 

MLA 2023: Histories of Childhood and Medicine

updated: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 11:57am
Mary Gryctko / Northeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.

Deadline Extended: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:06pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence

In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).

Deadline Extended: Two Vonnegut Panels at ALA 2022 in Chicago

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:36pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:

Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/14 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:04am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Call for Contributions to The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal Special Issues: Celebrating the Two Hundredth Anniversaries of The Pioneers and The Pilot

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.

 

Thoreau and Frost - ALA Panels

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
John J. Kucich / Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Deadline Extended to January 23!

 

Thoreau  and Frost Societies: ALA Proposals 2022

 

The Robert Frost Society the Thoreau Society are pleased to sponsor these two joint sessions at the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago, May 26-29, 2022. (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/).

  

Panel Session:

 

Handbook of the Short Story

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:51am
Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.  

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:41am
American Literature Association/ Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:45am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers by 28 February, 2022 and 30 September 2022

Impressions

A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures

Faulkner, Love, and Sex

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 2:00pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

The Sixth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

Faulkner, Love, and Sex

 

May 28th and 29th, 2022, online via Zoom 

With keynote addresses by:

Professor Jaime Harker (author of The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon [University of North Carolina Press, 2018] and co-editor of Faulkner and Print Culture [University Press of Mississippi, 2019]) and

Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:52am
The Wenshan Review (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022) 

(http://www.wreview.org/index.php/news/437-cfp-narrating-dreams-solution-...)

Co-Editors:

Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)

Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)

(Un)common Horrors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Un)common Horrors

 

Call For Papers: Mel Brooks--Critical Essays

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Sue Matheson / University College of the North
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I am currently soliciting abstracts of 250 words for essays to be included in a book which will examine the richness and relevance of Mel Brooks’ body of work, from its beginnings in stand-up comedy and improvisation, the broad farce and parody for which Brooks is so well known, his forays into drama and his success on Broadway. I welcome proposals that foreground Brooks’ significant contributions to American culture and comedy. Proposals may examine an individual or a number of Brooks’ works, Brooks’ work as a comedian or a dramatist, and Brooks as a writer, actor, director, or producer of television, film or on Broadway.

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:47am
University of Bamberg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words

University of Bamberg 

April 29-30, 2022

Via Zoom

 

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” Vanessa Redgrave speaks these lines on stage, in the monologue play The Year of Magical Thinking, impersonating Joan Didion and quoting from her 2005 memoir on which the play is based.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:42am
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)

DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

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