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Defining Home: A Virtual Reading--PAMLA 2021 (November 11-14, Vegas)

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:46pm
Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

What does it mean to be in a state of exile (literally or metaphorically)? Must longing be part of exile or can exile exist without longing? This virtual panel will consist of creative writers who will read their work (creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry) and in which they explore what home can mean. Work may either be published or works-in-progress.

If interested, please submit the title of the essay, a brief abstract (approximately 50 words), and a longer proposal (approximately 500 words) by June 15 to PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form at:

The South and Science Fiction

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:45pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

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 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, 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, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.

Southern Networks, Southern Distance

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:45pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Playing on the SAMLA 93 conference theme of “Social Networks and Social Distance,” the Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to questions and issues of Southern networks and distance. A region often rendered into a single, monolithic entity, the South as articulated in various literatures rests at intersections of global politics, culture, economy, and history, which are often overlooked in traditional Southern studies.

Call for Chapters – Cultural Representations of the Second Wife

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:44pm
Jo Parnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Announcement: Call-for-Papers

 

This call is for abstracts for a scholarly, international edited collection entitled, Cultural Representations of the Second Wife: Literature, Stage, and Screen.

 

Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book.

 

Due to effects of the covid-19 pandemic 2020-21, and the strain this has placed on people and businesses (including academics and universities world-wide), the deadline for abstracts for this project has been extended.

 

New deadline for abstract submissions: 15 September 2021

 

Call for Chapters – Writing Australian History on Screen

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:44pm
Jo Parnell & Julie Anne Taddeo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Announcement: Call-for-Papers

 

This call is for abstracts for a scholarly, international edited collection entitled, Writing Australian History on Screen: cultural, sociological, and historical depths in television and film period dramas “down under”.

 

Due to effects of the covid-19 pandemic 2020-21, and the strain this has placed on people and businesses (including academics and universities world-wide), the deadline for abstracts for this project has been extended.

 

New deadline for abstract submissions: 20 May 2021.

 

NEASECS 2021 Call for Panels-Traffic in the Global Eighteenth Century

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:44pm
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thank you for considering chairing a panel for the NEASECS2020/2021 conference. Thank you to all of you who submitted panels or papers to the NEASECS 2020 conference “Traffic in the Global Eighteenth Century.” We have made the decision to postpone the NEASECS 2020 conference to November 5-7, 2021. All accepted papers and panels will be automatically accepted and included in the program for the fall 2021 conference. The NEASECS 2020/2021 conference will be held in hybrid mode (both in-person and online). 

The good news is that we are still accepting more panel proposals by April 21, 2021.

CFP: Southern Humanities Conference 2022, Memphis, TN

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Southern Humanities Council
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Southern Humanities Conference, Memphis TN, 2022

Witness and “Withness”

The Hu Hotel, Memphis Tennessee, January 27-30, 2022

 

“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.

International Conference "The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture"

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Uncanny in Language, Literature and CultureInternational Conference14-15 August 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”. 

A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Critical essays are invited for an edited volume with ISBN (to be published by a reputed publisher) tentatively titled A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism.

Gaskell Journal Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2022

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.

Martineau Society Conference 2021, Scarborough, England 07/18/21-07/21/21

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Martineau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Scarborough, England.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theology and Religion

Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)

Language and Linguistics

The Future for the Past: The Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Katherine Kelaidis-National Hellenic Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Call for Contributions

 

Deadline for Submission-Abstract: 1 July 2021

Deadline for Submission-Chapter: 1 February 2022

 

Historians and archaeologists, heritage scholars and professionals routinely focus  on  the digital transduction and rendering of text and artefacts when discussing the digitization of the heritage sector. Repositories, databases, 3D artifacts, immersive environments, interactive maps, and computer games are  but some of the ways in which the past is currently reproduced and conveyed. But the implications of this digital turn for those outside the academy have yet to be fully appreciated and analyzed.  This volume aims to further this conversation. 

 

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:41pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

12-14 May 2022

Łódź, Poland

Conference Venue:

University of Łódź

Faculty of Philology

ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź

 

Call for Papers

“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the End(s) of an American Idea(l)”

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater

“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the
End(s) of an American Idea(l)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

1–3 June 2022

Abstracts due 15 October 2021

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/americandramaconfmadrid2022

 

Painful Truths and Unspoken Words: Remembering Genocides and Holocausts in different genres and regions of the world.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
mark malisa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021

nitial world responses to the Holocaust included the declaration “never again” (Gilbert, 2000; Reese, 2017; Herman, 2018; Power, 2013). This Special Issue on “Remembering Genocides and the Holocaust” invites contributions from different fields, such as the film, music, museums, and literature. Contributions may explore specific representations in their own right or the relationship between representations and lived experiences pertaining to genocide/ holocaust. They may focus on how remembrances of Holocausts and Genocides have been transformed over time, including, but not limited to the globalization, nationalization or privatization of such memories.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 2, 2021

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (https://samla.memberclicks.net)

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

War and Writing Lecture series 2021

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
English Studies - UNISA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

War and Writing Lecture series 2021 Call for Papers

 

Nationalisms, Narratives and Identities

 

May-July 2021

Titles and Abstracts:  Please send your title and a short abstract (100 words or less) to Dr J Pridmore (pridmjt@unisa.ac.za) by 5 May 2021. 

The series will commence on Wednesday 5 May with an introductory lecture.

All lectures will be held on Wednesdays thereafter

 

We encourage papers on a wide variety of themes across a global context but especially on Africa/South Africa including the following fields:

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Utopic 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:

2021 Literature/Film Association CFP: Work & Play (New Orleans, 10/21-10/23)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

WORK & PLAY 2021 Literature/Film Association Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, USA October 21 to October 23, 2021  Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University  Holding the annual conference of the Literature/Film Association in New Orleans raises questions of labor and leisure in relation to adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. Not only has the city served as the home to writers and filmmakers, but it also has become a major media capital in its own right, enticing television and film production with tax incentives and its distinctive culture.

MMLA 2021: Countering the Culture in Contemporary Fiction

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant. 

 

Central questions include:

  • What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?

  • What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?

(Online) MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY -4th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:38pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 23, 2021

17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)

 

All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/

Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021

 CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory 

How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories. 

The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:37am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 11, 2021

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

Special Issue: Post-Normative?

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:30pm
South Atlantic Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”

Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University

John Singleton: The Soulful Auteur [Spring 2022 release]

updated: 
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:44pm
Joi Carr/Pepperdine University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 9, 2021

Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

Abstract Deadline March 31, 2021, Extended to April 9, 2021

Manuscript Deadline August 31, 2021

 

Brief Description:  

Annulet: A Journal of Poetics—Issue (2)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:02pm
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our second issue.

 

Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer quarters poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism. 

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