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Deadline Approaching: Archives of the Global Anglophone (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:53am
Ben Fried / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Where do we find important archives for the study of the Global Anglophone? How were their materials accumulated and how are they now arranged? What do these collections record, and what do they omit? Who can access them, particularly in this ongoing pandemic season?

This panel invites papers which explore the archives, personal or institutional, that enrich our understanding of literatures in English—and that provide material resources for research and teaching in the rising, disputed discipline of the Global Anglophone. Both established and lesser-known centers of archival study will make for welcome subjects. Papers may examine a whole institution, a particular collection, or even a single document.

INCS 2022: Print-Manuscript Layers in the Nineteenth-Century Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Archival studies and print histories reveal surprising and complex interactions between manuscript and print in the nineteenth century, and justify continued attention to the manuscript sources that lay beneath the surface of some print, or to the annotations and revisions layered on top of others. The rich discourse surrounding these two mediums can help us scrutinize the competing terms that oftentimes frame them (that is, that print signifies professional, public, and masculine writing while manuscript signifies amateur, private, and feminine writing).

Modalities of Premodern Media

updated: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 6:58pm
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association - The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association

The Ohio State University 

 

Call For Papers

Modalities of Premodern Media

October 22 & 23, 2021 

Columbus, Ohio

Keynote Speaker: Whitney Trettien, Assistant Professor of English (The University of Pennsylvania) – Delivery Mode: TBD

Reading Literature Today (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

Chairs: Danyse Golick & Karl Manis (University of Toronto)

 

Archival and Bibliographical Studies in American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. 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.

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

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:45pm
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.

Book History in Australia and New Zealand

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:41pm
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature announces a call for papers (CFP) for a special topic.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2021

Antipodes 35.2: Book History in Australia and New Zealand

This special issue seeks to draw together a diverse range of essays about book history and publishing studies in Australia and New Zealand, with an emphasis on social history. By bringing these essays together in a special issue of a journal devoted to Australasian literature and culture, we hope to put them in conversation with one another, thus capturing a unique moment in Australasian cultural history.

Call for Book Reviews on Free Speech and Censorship

updated: 
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 12:27pm
Modern Language Studies: The Journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2021-2022 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.

Digital Literary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Tawnya Azar / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From Salman Rushdie’s Twitter feed and Amazon reviews to Bookstagram and GoogleScholar, there is no doubt that digital technology has had a significant impact on the literary landscape. And yet in literary studies, our engagement with the impact of digital technology on how literature is read, criticized, and produced is still in its infancy. Much of the existing research on digital literary studies is focused on anomalous projects that are closer to performance art pieces than what we might call mainstream literary culture or they study pre-digital literary topics using digital humanities tools and methods. While this research is necessary and valuable, it does not often concern itself with digital-born literary culture—i.e.

‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’ (Special Issue Zine)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group, Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Editors: Catherine Clay, Andrew Thacker, Rebecca Butler, and Matt Gill

Designer: Craig Proud, Co-founder of Dizzy Ink

Deadlines: 20 July 2021 (proposals); 1 September 2021 (full submissions)

The Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) at Nottingham Trent University invites proposals for contributions to a special issue zine on the topic of ‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’. The zine will be produced as part of the PPCRG’s exhibition and event series on this topic (26 Oct-29 Nov 2021) at Nottingham Castle, where it will be distributed.

New Scholars Program for the Bibliographical Society of America

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts. This includes manuscript, print, and digital media, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads. 

 

The New Scholars award is $1,000, with a $500 travel stipend. Three awards are made each year as part of a two-pronged program:

1.     New Scholars present fifteen-minute talks on their current, unpublished bibliographical research during a program preceding the Society’s Annual Meeting, held each January.

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:21am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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!]

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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