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Literary Geographies in Isolation

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
Literary Geographies ISSN 2397-1797
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Developing a discussion initiated in the recently-published Literary Geographies 6(1), the journal’s editors seek contributions to an expanded ‘Thinking Space’ section on ‘Literary Geographies in Isolation’ planned for the December issue. We are interested in receiving shorter submissions of 1500-3000 words, including the more personal, polemical or impressionistic. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

  • armchair tourism in lockdown

  • reading as virtual fieldwork

'Floyding' Institutional Racism

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:34am
Intellectus Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Intellectus invites submissions of research articles, interviews and book reviews that are specifically or broadly related to the focus: "'Floyding' Institutional Racism"

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there are protests, toppling and removal of iconic statues relating to slavery and racism. Despite some acts of reprisals, there seems to be an overwhelming acceptance of the protests and that there is an urgent need for reforms against systemic injustice to black people and/or people of colour. In memory of George Floyd, we refer to the various shows of acceptance as Floyding.

Biblical Reading and Renaissance Literary Production (NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2020, Philadelphia

This panel explores how strategies for reading the Bible shaped literary output during the 16th and 17th centuries. Recent criticism in the field of book history details the reading practices that evolved in response to the Reformation’s call for direct engagement with vernacular scripture. This panel aims to bring fresh thinking in the history of the book into conversation with the perennial topic of the Bible in and as literature, offering new insight into how biblical reading became literary production in this period.

Nonfiction Media - Velvet Light Trap Issue #88

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #88: "Nonfiction Media: Rethinking Documentary and Nonfiction in 2020"

NeMLA 2021: Imagination and the Body in 20th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:39pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the Arcades Project, Benjamin wrote that it is from the gates of the imagination that lovers and friends draw their energies. Over the past few decades, scholarship has been ever more inclined to treat the imagination not as false or unreal, but as an embodied, affective, and fluid mode of creating meaning and experiencing the world. The concept of bodily imaginaries in queer and feminist studies, for instance, seeks to overcome the strict duality between imagination and the body: as Maggie Nelson points out in The Argonauts, “in the field of gender, there is no charting where the external and the internal begin and end.”

Writing Our Wombs-CFP for NeMLA 2021 Conference Creative Session

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:48am
Chair: Rachelann Lopp Copland/Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Shortened Description of creative session:  This session calls for women and members of the LGBTQ community to submit work related to the function of their wombs and how the womb creates/destroys/changes identity. By creatively exploring our histories of meaning associated with womb, this creative session aims to contribute to NeMLA’s 2021 Philadelphia convention theme, “Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities,” by sharing unique writing experiences that challenge the traditional meanings associated with wombs and present new ways of looking at the literal and figurative womb.  Attendance to the conference, whether virtual or in-person is required.

 

Building Solidarity Across Women's Gender and LGBTQ Experiences-CFP for NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:01pm
Chairs: Rachelann Lopp Copland and Forrest Johnson/NeMLA and the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Full Abstract of Panel:  “Solidarity”, an abstract, almost unattainable ideal in higher education, often parades around as a tangible intention, as if it were an easily attainable concept. Wear a solidarity pin! Put a union sticker on your car! John W. Curtis, Director of Research and Public Policy for the American Association of University Professors, states that, “Change does require commitment and shared activism." This panel aims to explore tangible strategies at achieving and fostering solidarity and to offer insight into what commitment to shared activism could potentially look like, particularly in representing women’s, gender, and LGBTQ experiences.

MELUS Special Journal Issue - Black Women's Literary Studies - Abstract

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MELUS Journal - Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers

 Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment

 

Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020 

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