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Real and Imagined Readers, a session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange at NeMLA 2022

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:44pm
Scott DeShong
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

What determines the readership of a text or other medium, and how does such determination occur? Who are the imagined readers of a specific work, or a genre of literature or media, and how is this legible in textual features, modes of dissemination, implicit or explicit intentions of authors, or histories of reception? How do real readers encounter such assumptions or positionings and accept or resist them? Which works reach more homogeneous audiences, which garner multiple or intersecting ones, and how do audiences shift over time? Do readers have the power to choose their identities as readers? Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers: submit to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

CFP Linguistic, literary, & cultural links Spain/Hispanic-America & the English-speaking world

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Editorial Board of ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies is pleased to announce its Call for Submissions for Issue 43 (2022).

ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies, a refereed international journal published yearly by the Department of Filología Inglesa at the University of Valladolid, cordially invites submission of original manuscripts in the form of articles and book reviews dealing with all major areas of English Studies.

Special Issue: Early Women’s Magazines in Malayalam

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:19pm
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture proposes to bring out a special number on early women’s magazines in Malayalam. These magazines played a significant role in negotiating the gender dynamics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Keralam. The debates on the lives of women with reference to modernity, colonial or otherwise, have been fraught with paradoxes and contradictions that require detailed interrogation. While the grand narratives of the times were scripted by and for men, women’s lives were punctuated  mostly by  the banalities of everyday lives. The new found interest at the turn of the twenty-first century in micro-narratives that tell alternate stories contesting the dominant has prompted us to undertake the present study.

Prof Clare Pettitt, 'Moving Pictures: Serial Revolutions in 1848' (FREE ONLINE TALK)

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:15pm
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group, Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Professor Clare Pettitt, ‘Moving Pictures: Serial Revolutions in 1848’ (INVITED TALK), PPCRG New Directions Series

Time: 16.00 (BST) on Tues, 25 May 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Duration: 75 mins (incl. 30 mins Q&A)

How to join: Email ppcrg@ntu.ac.uk to request a joining link.

Novels, Then and Now Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:53am
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Novels, Then and Now invites papers on all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. For example, consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome. Topics for the 2021 virtual conference could include, but are not limited to:

“Narrating Lives”: International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

“Narrating Lives”: International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2021 - London/Online

organised online by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing  (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.

Archival Approaches to American Literature (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2021 double issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Journal Special Issue - Telling Lives, Signifying Selves: Life Writing, Representation, and Identity

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:56pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter 2021

SPECIAL ISSUE - Telling Lives, Signifying Selves: Life Writing, Representation, and Identity

Guest Editor: Mukul Chaturvedi
Associate Professor of English, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, India

CONCEPT NOTE

Victorian Transitions

updated: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 5:54pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CFP: The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

Meeting in Reno, Nevada October 14-16, 2021

Theme:  Victorian Transitions

 Please note that the deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to 05/01/2021

Covid Update:

With an abundance of caution, the Visawus Conference Committee are planning a possible virtual 2021 Conference in the event that Covid restrictions require such a change.  We are monitoring both the covid social restrictions nationally and state and CDC recommended safety measures.  Unfortunately, our hotel contract requires that we make a decision on going live or virtual by June 1.

2021 Victorians Institute Conference: Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Victorians Institute is excited to welcome you to Charlotte, NC on 
October 22-23rd 2021 for our rebooted annual conference: 
“Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing." This conference 
seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted 
what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the 
Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, 
digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the 
pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature (either during or not 
during a global pandemic).

Call for Papers, Issue #13: MASKS [updated deadline!]

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Monday, March 15, 2021 - 9:53am
Oxford Research in English (ORE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ISSUE 13: MASKS

A little more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, masks have become an ever-present symbol of our own historical moment. Yet, apart from their present topicality, masks have long played a part in literature and the arts. For this thirteenth issue of Oxford Research in English (ORE), we invite articles that examine the textual, intertextual, and extratextual ways in which masks feature, are performed, or are regarded more generally in literature.

Literature and Popularity in the Georgian/Regency Era

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Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:03am
Margie Burns/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

LITERATURE AND POPULARITY IN THE GEORGIAN/REGENCY ERA

This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on readership and literature, especially popular literature, during the Georgian or Regency period, approximately 1795 to 1837. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, “Social Networks, Social Distances,” are especially welcome and a good fit for the period, when authors and readers can be seen aligning and networking through books. By June 1, 2021, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at mburns@umbc.edu.

The Book Lab

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:39pm
Modern Language Association Lexicography and Book History Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Participants demonstrate or exhibit printed or digital artifacts that illuminate materiality, making, or thinking of the book as an object, or process of creating, in book history, print cultures, lexicography. 300 word abstract and bio.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021

Rebecca Shapiro, New York City C of Tech, CUNY (rebecca.alice.shapiro@gmail.com )

Nottingham Black Archive as Activism (FREE ONLINE TALK)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG), Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

'Nottingham Black Archive as Activism'

Panya Banjoko (Nottingham Black Archive / NTU)

Host: PPCRG New Directions 

Time: 16.30 (GMT) on Thursday, 11 March 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Duration: 60 mins (including 20 mins Q&A)

How to join: Email ppcrg@ntu.ac.uk to request a joining link.

Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
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

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

updated: 
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.

"Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

  1. The anachronism

  2. Narratives and discourse

  3. The temporality of trauma and subjectivity

Deadline Extended and First Edition Available in Beta: Call for Digital Scholarly Edition for New Publication Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:30pm
Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Deadline Extension: Due to an extension of our funding timeline, we are making a significant extension of this CFP deadline, which will now be July 31, 2021 (moving back work on the proposed edition by a semester as well). We hope this gives people more time to develop a proposal than the original tight turnaround, especially after the semester is over and people can take a step back from what is an unusually disruptive year. We are happy to talk to people about possible proposals. Updated CFP text is below.

The Legacies of Exchange by 19th-Century Black Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 11:35am
Victoria Baugh and Charline Jao / SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change" in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 2021:

Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

 

Archival, Bibliographical, and Digital Humanities Articles

updated: 
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:56pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for its upcoming 2021 double-issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. For full consideration for 2021, please submit by March 1, 2021.

The Book Out of Order: Structure, Inversion, Dissent

updated: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 11:41pm
University of Toronto's Book History and Print Culture Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)

If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them? 

Call for Article Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:49am
Scholarly Editing (Association for Documentary Editing)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Scholarly Editing, begun again after a four year hiatus, publishes essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, as well as reviews and micro-editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage. The journal intends to represent contributions from all countries and cultures and across disciplines, including but not restricted to educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, curators, editors, information professionals, students, and digital humanists.

Tobias Smollett at 300: the work of writing

updated: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:01am
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) at The Open University, UK, and History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The Open University, UK, and the Institute of English Studies, Uni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021 

Deadline for submissions: extended to 15 January 2021

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