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Bengali cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:04am
Devapriya Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Films do not exist in a vaccum: they are almost always conceived produced, distributed and consumed within specific economic and social contexts.Film is now an integral part of our culture. What is it about films that attract us so much? Why do we enjoy films so much? Why indeed should we study films? It is not only fascinating to look at how films are made or even constructed but how they affect us is also a seminal question.

Shakespeare, Eastern Europe, and Cultural Influence

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:55am
Natalia Khomenko / York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This seminar is part of the World Shakespeare Congress, planned as a fully virtual event for July 18-24, 2021. We invite investigations of Eastern Europe as a node in global engagements with the Shakespearean canon and with Shakespeare as cultural capital, ranging from the early modern English playing companies’ presence in Eastern Europe and early Eastern European adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, to the global influence of twentieth-century Eastern European studies and productions. 

Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:50am
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention

November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:48am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

Antipolitics: From New Anarchisms to the Alt-Right

updated: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:40pm
Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

This graduate student conference seeks to analyze the emergence of new forms of antipolitics over the last several decades. If politics has meant many things to many people, from statecraft and representation to movements for social change, antipolitics names an array of practices, discourses, and structures of feeling linked by the contention that politics is a dead end.

Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.

Navigating (Un)Certainty: Chaos, Coping, and Reconciliation in Eras of Disarray

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Florida Atlantic University--Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.

Call for proposals on Aging and Ageism for EDITED VOLUME

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 11:44am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Call for Papers on Aging and Ageism

To be published as a book by the University of Debrecen Press.

 

Confronting the Real in Fairy Tales: Humanities (Special Issue: Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 3:02pm
Professor Susan Redington Bobby/Wesley College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Prof. Susan Redington Bobby 
Website1 Website2 
Guest Editor Department of Literature and Languages, Wesley College, Dover, DE, 19901, USA
Interests: fairy tale studies; adolescent literature; magical realism; goddess archetypesSpecial Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Representations of Pandemic in Literature (International Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 2:48pm
Ataturk University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

* DEADLINE EXTENSION *  Send your abstracts by 15 January 2021

Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day virtual conference hosted by Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. This international conference on pandemic and its representations in literature will be held on 26-27 March 2021.

Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 9:08am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:32pm
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 8-11 DECEMBER 2021.

The deadline for proposals has just been extended to 28/2/21.

 

Conference Website:    https://conferences.uoa.gr/e/ellada200flsekpa

Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

"Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts": Sacred texts continue to inspire a diversity of scholarship that seeks to transform the ancient into the contemporary, the remote into the immediate, and the distant into the visceral experience. At the same time, the texts confront a plethora of troubling topics. Reflecting the spirit of comparative studies in religion seriously engaging two or more religious traditions around a common topic and the recent publication of Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts: Readings in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur’an (De Gruyter 2021), this panel focuses attention on how not only sacred texts themselves but their religious inflections function to manage, signify, and negotiate the most troubling of topics.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions to both the general section and the Forum should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:30pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

25-27 October 2021

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

Disability, Disease and Death

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:30pm
Abhishek Chowdhury, Suman Banerjee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Invitation to contribute to a volume of critical essays
Proposed title: “Disease, Disability and Death”
(To be published by a reputed publisher)
Editors: Abhishek Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chakdaha College
and Suman Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Krishnagar Government College
Corresponding E-mail ID: disabilitydiseaseanddeath2021@gmail.com
Short Description of the volume:

Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:29pm
University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East

 

A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:

Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland

 

Thursday afternoons, April, 2021

 

 

Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.

WIF at the 2021 MMLA in Milwaukee (November 4-7)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
Jennifer Howell / Women in French (Midwest Region)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Call for Papers for Women in French

2021 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 4-7, 2021

 

I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2021 MMLA Convention (November 4-7 in Milwaukee, WI). Since the 2020 MMLA Convention was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, the organizers have retained the 2020 theme for 2021: “Cultures of Collectivity.”

 

First Thoughts on Lovecraft Country

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.

CFP: CROSSINGS: A JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ISSN 2071-1107)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Crossings: A Journal of English Studies is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of scholarly articles and book reviews. Crossings invites contributions in the fields of language, applied linguistics, literature, and culture from scholars and researchers mainly affiliated with higher education. 

Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. Reviews may take four to six months to complete after the submission deadline. 

Crossings does not accept student papers or creative writing.

Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers

The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society 

of the American Literature Association

32nd Annual Conference: May 27-30, 2021 

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA 

Deadline: January 31, 2020

 

Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:27pm
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

This essay collection explores how contemporary British authors engage in their fiction with the theme of crisis (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Ian McEwan, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, etc.) Crisis can be investigated as informing any aspect of fiction involving not only individual, sociopolitical, cultural systems but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.

The Power of Individuality

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:27pm
Carey Bradley / Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

 

 

 

 

The Power of Individuality

 

Carey E. Bradley

Business Major, Utah Valley University

English 2010

Professor Jonathon Patterson

December 13, 2020

Abstract

 

Call for Abstracts: The Fiction of Stephen Graham Jones

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:27pm
Billy J. Stratton, Special Issue of Transmotion sponsored by the Stephen Graham Jones Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Special Issue to appear in Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion

Deadline for Abstracts: February 14, 2021

Guest Editor: Billy J. Stratton, University of Denver, bstratt4@du.edu

Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest (Sport Literature)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:25pm
Sport Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Sport Literature Association seeks entries for its annual graduate student competition, the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.

Essays must pertain, in some significant way, to the literature of sport. For exemplary treatment of sport-related subject matter, applicants are invited to consult the association's peer-reviewed journal, Aethlon, “a print journal designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport.” All submissions must be unpublished work. Original creative pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, are not considered for this contest. There is no word limit, but Aethlon articles do not generally exceed 25 manuscript pages.

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