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Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano/a Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:46am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

W(h)ither the Christian Right?

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:14pm
Post45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

"W(h)ither the Christian Right?” Papers are invited for a Post45 Contemporaries cluster on the U.S. Christian Right and literature. Recent evidence suggests the evangelical share of the population may be decreasing, but its political power so far has not waned and it is geared for apocalyptic combat. Momentarily defeated but unbowed like their champion President Trump, conservative white Christians have not received much attention in literary studies.

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:13am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:07am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

What Gives?: Formal Change after Catastrophe (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:35pm
Jackie O'Dell / UMass Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 11:21am
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan

Palazzo Arese-Borromeo, Cesano Maderno

September 23rd- 24th 2021

 

Organizing Institution: Centro ICONE / Facoltà di Filosofia

Organizers: Raffaele Ariano (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan),
Paolo Babbiotti (University of Turin).

 

Websitehttps://cavellretrospective.wixsite.com/september2021

 

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

edited by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and John Darowski

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

Navigating Police Brutality, Incarceration, and Care across the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:14pm
North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract to this session for the NEMLA 2022 conference which will be held on March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. This session, "Navigating Police Brutality, Incarceration and Care across the Black Diaspora seeks to examine literary representations of: networks of care in carceral spaces, transformative healing and justice, and community organizing. 

Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:49pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Saying and Unsaying: Ekphrasis and Apophasis as Feminist Rhetorical Strategies #19154

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:46am
Diana Shaffer / NeMLA 53rd annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable explores how feminist authors have used both ekphrasis and apophasis to question the interrelations of gender, race, class, and socio-economic and political power; and also, to displace traditional, outmoded beliefs, and inherited but dysfunctional historical narratives.  Rhetorically, ekphrasis is defined as vivid, verbal description, or as verbal representation of visual art, or as canonical literature re-envisioned to fit new narratives.  Apophasis refers broadly to denial, repudiation, or negation, and narrowly to a kind of irony in which what on the surface appears to be the case differs radically from what is actually the case. 

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 3/31/22-4/2/22)

updated: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:36pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

International Thomas Merton Society

 

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College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                                                       Call for Papers

March 31-April 2, 2022 

“)one’s eye / / perceives”: New Approaches to E. E. Cummings (deadline extended)

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:39pm
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2022, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). Recent criticism of the works of Cummings has gone beyond his well-documented engagement with modernist aesthetic and poetic innovations. From Cummings’ visual and temporal poetics, to iconic meta-sonnets and rhythmic portraiture, to iconicity and ecology, and even to disability studies, the iconoclasm of Cummings in art and language presents a multi-dimensional i/eye that perceives and receives.

Beyond Silent Grief: Transgressions in Asian American Feeling || Just-in-time Session Proposal || 2022 MLA Convention

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 9:58am
Jennifer Cho / Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

This proposed "Just-in-time" session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC (January 6-9) seeks to situate recent amplifications in anti-Asian violence and rhetoric (as well as the resistance to name them as such) within the context of Asian American literary and cultural production. As the theme of the MLA convention is Multilingualism, this session invites papers on Asian American texts, media and experience that privilege embodied affect or memory as language itself. 

https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

Edited Volume: Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández / Universidad de Salamanca
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

 

Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature

 

edited by Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández

 

If what we need to dream, to move our spirits most deeply and directly towards and through promise, is discounted as a luxury, then we give up the core —the fountain— of our power [...] we give up the future of our worlds.

 

—Audre Lorde, “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”

 

Travel and Literature at CEA 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 52nd annual conference.  Submit your 250-500 word abstract at www.conftool.pro/cea2022/.

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Politics and the Western

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
Damien Picariello / University of South Carolina Sumter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS

We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on politics and the Western. The working title for this project is A Fistful of Politics: The Western and Political Thought. We’re anticipating that much of our collection will deal with Western films, but we’re open to—and excited about—contributions that discuss anything within the Western genre (prose fiction, films, television series, comics, poetry, video games, theater, music, etc.) in connection with politics and political thought.

Popular Culture Association Conference - Miss America Pageant

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:21pm
Elwood Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CO-PANELISTS  - Miss America Pageant

 

2022 Popular Culture Association Conference

Seattle, Washington April 13–16 2022

 

Circle for Asian American Literary Studies at 2022 AAAS

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:22pm
Julia Lee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Two panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the 2022 Association of Asian American Studies Conference:

Panel 1) Asian American Literature and the “American West” 

Carson McCullers and Technologies: Pedagogical and Theoretical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Carson McCullers Society invites proposals for presentations related to technology as imagined through the works and influence of Carson McCullers. From Miss Amelia experimenting with medical tinctures in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe to Frankie’s father working with watches in The Member of the Wedding, many of McCullers’ characters engage with technology overtly. However, in the spirit of the SSSL 2022 Conference theme, we also encourage potential panelists to think of technology in broad and creative ways.

Call for Chapters: _The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison_

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:16pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Chapters:

The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison

editor: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY

This is an early draft of the call for chapter proposals for a volume I’ve been commissioned to edit, The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison. This companion text is intended for a scholarly audience and is meant as support, including for up-and-coming or new Morrison scholars as they approach new research on her work.

Roundtable: Reconstruction Poetry Now (C19 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:54pm
Caroline Gelmi/C19 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 13, 2021

Roundtable: Reconstruction Poetry Now

C19 Seventh Biennial Conference: Reconstructions

3/31/22-4/2/22, Coral Gables, FL

Organizer: Caroline Gelmi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective - New conference dates

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:48pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan

Palazzo Arese-Borromeo (Cesano Maderno), September 23th - 24th 2021 

 

Websitehttps://cavellretrospective.wixsite.com/september2021

 

The conference will take place physically at Palazzo Arese-Borromeo in Cesano Maderno (25 minutes from the city center of Milan), but will also be streamed on Microsoft Teams.

To attend online, click on the following links:

 

Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness in African (and African-American) Science Fiction and Fantasy (Special Session)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 2:44pm
Graeme Wend-Walker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**DEADLINE EXTENDED! Proposals Welcome Until Sessions Are Filled**

Please note: This cfp updates and expands the parameters of the session previously titled "Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness." We now welcome papers encompassing other authors of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism, and Afrofuturist authors dealing with similar themes. The deadline has also been extended.

118th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 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)

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Careless Positivity?

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Daniel Dufournaud and Sydney Tran (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”

Lee Child Symposium UEA (Friday 1st April 2022) *Updated Deadline*

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8:21am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.

August Wilson Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
August Wilson Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that promotes the ongoing study of Wilson's American Century Cycle. The journal seeks scholarly papers on all aspects of August Wilson career.

Selected topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Literary Interpretation 

Performative Theory?Studies

Interdisciplinary Approaches 

Film Analysis of Fences and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Literary Theory 

August Wilson's Impact on Education (high school, college, etc,)

Comparative Literature Approaches

Historical Research

Biographical Research

Interviews

Paper Submissions

Pages