CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
“Narrating Lives”: International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2021 - London/Online
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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.
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 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
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
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.
Call for Abstracts: Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference 2021, Chicago: Panel on “Transporting Modernism, Modernist bibliomigrancy,” Due April 5, 2021
Transporting Modernism, Modernist bibliomigrancy:
Call for Reviewers:
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com )
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a joining link.
Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society
Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 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.
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:
Narratives and discourse
The temporality of trauma and subjectivity
Call for Contributions:
Special Section of Scholarly Editing, Issue 39--Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record
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.
We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change" in Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 2021:
‘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)
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 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?
This CFP is for a 2 person plus moderator panel at SHARP 2021, (to be held virtually July 26-30, 2021).
World Literature as Book History
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.
Archives of Afro-Asia: Excavating the Cultural Politics of the Early Decolonisation Era
Special Issue of Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions (Cambridge University Press)
Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021
Deadline for submissions: extended to 15 January 2021
Returning to the Page: Visualising Design and Desire in Fan Magazines 8-13 February 2021 Keynote: Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine This conference is designed as a sequel to our 2015 event Turning the Page: Digitization, movie magazines and historical audience studies. That conference focused on the development of the study of historical fan magazines in recent decades, with a particular emphasis on the impact of increased digitization (by the Media History Digital Library, among others) on this development.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30TH 2020
Submissions of papers for Gentes’s 7/20 number are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (maximum 50,000 characters) until the deadline set for November 30, 2020.
Gentes Gentes is made of four sections:
From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.