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Poetics at New College of California: "The Roots and Routes of Making Poems"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
panel at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Poetics program at New College of California (ca. 1980-2000s) was a distinctly alien presence among graduate-level academic programs in North America. Focused solely upon the study of poetry, it offered a truly alternative approach to that found in more traditional academic settings. Throughout the program's history few of its faculty possessed much beyond an M.A.

Feminist Detection in Contemporary Literature, Media, and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:40am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Sara K. Day, Sonya Sawyer Fritz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Detective fiction has historically been dominated by male individuals who represent a raced, classed, and gendered form of knowledge. From Sherlock Holmes to twentieth-century figures such as Hercule Poirot and Sam Spade, the iconic detective has traditionally been embodied by a white man, with characteristics that echo Anglo-European colonialist discourse: the detective deduces, discovers, pursues, and reveals; he is full of agency and reason, bringing meaning and order to darkness and mystery.

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 5:08pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 3:54pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020.

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

Eudora Welty’s Spectacle of Scandal

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:19pm
Eudora Welty's Society @ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Guy Debord examined the spectacle through the Marxist lens and discerned that the spectacle draws the public gaze through a collection of images that contain signs that feed on and feed the socially dominant ideology. In other words, spectacles perpetuate the images the ruling class produces to subjugate and degrade. Thus, spectacles are discourses about the ruling class—"a self-portrait of power” (Debord, Society of the Spectacle).  A scandal is a spectacle that violates the social norms of the ruling class, even as it draws the public gaze through sensationalizing the social transgression.

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 6:54pm
Mythlore, a journal of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2020:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Proposal deadline March 25, Draft deadline June 25, Final paper deadline August 25

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 25

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

Unheard Verse: Finding Early American Women's Poetry

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:32am
Kaitlin Tonti/Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Panel CFP for Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia

Doing Southern Studies Today

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:43am
Humboldt University in Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Doing Southern Studies Today

 

International Conference

Humboldt University in Berlin

14-15 January 2021

 

 

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:59pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.

Internation T.S. Eliot Society at MMLA 2020

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.

Native American Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 5:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Community and Collaboration in Native American Literature - MMLA Conference, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI

In addressing the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring collaboration and community building in a literary context. Possible topics may include analyses of representations of diverse communities or collective movements in literature by Native American authors. Discussions of author collaborations are also encouraged. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 5 to the panel chair, Kate Beutel, at kbeutel@lourdes.edu.

 Deadline extended to May 31, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: “Collectivity in Reception Studies” (MMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:15pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Collectivity in Reception Studies," Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) 2020. Scheduled for November 5-8, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The Reception Study Society is dedicated to promoting discussion among literature, culture and media scholars engaged in theoretical and practical analyses in reception study, reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of the book, audience and communication studies, and more. For MMLA, we invite participants to share scholarship that advances the study of these areas.

Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Sean Heuston/ Dept. of English, Fine Arts, & Communications, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above. 

VOL 24 (2020) JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES (REN)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS NORTEAMERICANOS, VOL 24 (2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Contributions are invited for the 24th Volume (2020) of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos.

 

 

MMLA Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”

Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores:

Special Topic Issue: Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women [NEW DEADLINE]

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:39pm
Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture/ University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

 

In consideration of the COVID-19 emergency, we have extended the abstract submission deadline by one month. (Production Schedule to be adjusted accordingly.)

 

Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women

A Special Topic Issue

UTPB Halloween Conference: Witches, Warlocks and Wizards

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:30am
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”

deadline for submissions: 

June 1, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department

4901 E. University Blvd.

Odessa, Texas

79762

Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.

contact email: 

salcedo_m@utpb.edu

 

Call for Essays: Ralph Waldo Emerson

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jericho Williams / Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

 

Critical Insights: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2021)

 

This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Ralph Waldo Emerson. This volume will be published in Spring 2021 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors.

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  

The format of each volume includes:

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association

updated: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:55pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. 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.

CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for NEPCA

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 3:11pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Call for Papers for Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for NEPCA

  • 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference
  • Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24
  • Proposal due: June 1, 2020

The Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area of NEPCA invites proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Papers may be drawn from all policy domains, both foreign and domestic.

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Edward Albee: Abroad (BOOK COLLECTION, published by Brill)

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:38am
Michael Y. Bennett, New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies book series
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call For Submissions

New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies (published by Brill) is currently seeking proposals and/or essays for Volume #5.

Volume #5: Edward Albee: Abroad

Esther Marinho Santana and Valentine Vasak, co-Editors

We are seeking essays that explore Albee’s work, influence, and reach abroad (i.e., outside of the American theatre). We encourage submissions from graduate students as well as established scholars or theatre professionals from any approach (e.g., theatre history, performance studies, literary theory and criticism), as well as those who have worked with Mr. Albee in any of the above activities.

​​Sonnets from the American: A Symposium and Critical Anthology

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:35am
Johns Hopkins University/Stevenson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Symposium:

Saturday, October 3, 2020: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (NOW WILL CONVENE VIRTUALLY, due to COVID-19), Co-organized by Dora Malech (Johns Hopkins University) & Laura T. Smith (Stevenson University)

Critical Anthology:

Sonnets from the American: An Anthology of Poems and Essays (under contract with the University of Iowa Press)
Co-edited by Dora Malech & Laura T. Smith

Call for Papers on the Histories and Philosophies of Carceral Education

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Marcus Harmes/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Call for Papers on the Histories and Philosophies of Carceral Education

The rates of incarceration worldwide continue to rise, prompting important questions about the legal and social circumstances moving so many people behind bars, and also about what happens to people during a period of imprisonment. Education in prison and of prisoners has a long history, marked by key moments in transformation as education in prison has shifted from some emphasis on religion, sin and redemption to economic rationalism.

Rhetoric and the Public University

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 13-15, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida

 

“Rhetoric and the Public University”

 

This panel welcomes any and all papers related to the general topic of rhetoric and the public university. Some guiding questions include, but are not limited, to the following:

 

  • What is the relationship between rhetoric and the public university? What should that relationship be or become?

 

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