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Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: September 1, 2022

NeMLA 2023: Writing Materials: Women 'Writing' Beyond the Page (Roundtable)

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable explores women writers creating experimental literary works with alternative materials. From Alison Knowles's The Big Book (1967), a walk-in book installation with 8-feet pages; to Shelley Jackson's Skin (2003), a story published in tattoos across 2095 volunteers, and SNOW (2014), "a story in progress, weather permitting," through words written in snow on Instagram; to Jill Magi's textile poetics: these writers push the boundaries of textuality in order to consider in what ways material creates meaning, and to examine the political, social, and economic conditions that determine the creation of literary objects.

NeMLA 2023: Feminist Rewritings: Document, Archive, History (Panel)

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel examines creative feminist rewritings, revisions, and fabrications of non-fictional and documentary sources.

Papers are welcome on the following topics:

- Creative and critical uses of archival and documentary sources in feminist literature
- Fabricated archival and documentary genres in feminist literature
- The political, ethical, and social dimensions of feminist “rewriting”
- Erasure, palimpsest, collage, mixed media, and/or other formal experimentation as feminist strategy
- Feminist counterfactual histories and counter-narratives
- Feminist approaches to the archive and archival studies
- Any other themes relevant to the topic

The Poetics of Space

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA conference will take place on March 23 - 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.

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Intersectional Approaches to Game Studies: A Critical Analysis of Process, Product, and Pedagogy

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Julia E. Kiernan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This collection serves to extend current conversations of games studies beyond the existing, status quo of postmodern influenced discourses through offering an integrated, multiperspectival approach that emphasizes the production, consumption, and formal analysis of interactive digital games. Included chapters will respond to the acknowledgement and integration of online and virtual learning spaces, particularly those that value social interactions and experiences within the various fields of game studies (e.g.

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA 2023- Dr. Matthew Ussia - Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self 

[A Panel at NeMLA 2023, Niagra Falls, NY: March 23-26, 2023]

Public and private life in the 21st Century hurts. Our daily doomscroll informs us that our sense of belonging in the world, our values as scholars are fading away from the larger public discourse. Mark Fisher’s notion of “the slow cancellation of the future” echoes a collective feeling that doing just about anything is an act of tremendous resilience. The question is how does resilience echo neoliberalism or reject it?

Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:44pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”

Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).

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TRUST AND UNCERTAINTY: PERSPECTIVES FROM LINGUISTICS AND LITERARY STUDIES (5–6 MAY 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:14am
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 5–6 May 2023

This two-day conference will explore the notions of trust and uncertainty in linguistics and literary studies. Trust and certainty are crucial aspects of knowledge and its production, covering/in relation with a range of phenomena among which authority, authenticity, faith, evidence, manipulation, and falseness. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of these aspects – information and misinformation, the role of the expert, conspiracy theories – have gained acute prominence. However, this conference will draw much wider circles, taking into account historical developments and diverse aesthetic approaches to these topics.

"Humanities" Special Issue: "Twentieth Century American Literature"

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 8:45am
"Humanities" Open Access Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

SPECIAL ISSUE INFORMATION

It’s a statistic we hear often: the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, many U.S. Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. Prisons have become increasingly removed to rural, remote areas, set back from main highways, not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, the U.S. political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing mass incarceration to shocking statistics. However, prisons remain hidden in plain sight, coming to life in American literature and film.

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism, Vol. II

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:37am
David Roh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism, Vol. II

Editors: David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, Greta Niu, and Christopher T. Fan

Deadline: August 8, 2022

CHANGE OF TONGUE: LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPROARY AFRICAN AND SOUTH-ASIAN ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:37am
SAMLA 94 Panel (Postcolonial)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Language has always been a debatable issue in the postcolonial world. Starting from the debate between Achebe and Ngugi to today's multilingual scenario, language has been the heart of the conversation in postcolonial literary studies. Writers and theoreticians from the African continent and South-Asia have addressed the issue and role of language in constructing postcolonial identity in their works. Given the multilingual context of today's postcolonial world, discussion on language and identity is extremely important. This panel, thus, invites paper proposals on the questions of language and identity in contemporary postcolonial literature.

Topics:

1. Language and Identity

Call for Submissions: Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 6:30pm
Modern Language Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call For Submissions

 

The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.” 

 

NeMLA 2023: Literature of Resistance

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 1:27pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

For people of Latin America and the Caribbean, centuries of modernity/coloniality have resulted in continuous and compounding traumas that demand resilience. Yet, when we talk of resilience, are we ever naturalizing trauma and legitimizing the status quo, accepting that the way to be of oppressed peoples must always be in response to abusive conditions? Is it not possible that in focusing on resilience, we enable the continuation of unequal power structures by putting pressure on the oppressed to learn to adapt to what hurts us, rather than putting pressure on the world to destroy oppressive systems including racism, patriarchy, and capitalism? Instead of focusing on resilience, we should be imagining and enacting ways of being otherwise.

CALL FOR PAPER: Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 11:35am
Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This is an extension of the CFP for "Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question" (https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/09/01/disease-and-discrim...) for articles related to the LGBTQ Studies on similar thrust area. The edited volume has been submitted to Routledge and the second cycle of review is done. Please write your article following MLA 8 within 5000 words. Send a short biography of the author, abstract and the main article within 30-06-2022 to the email-

womanquestionsubmission@gmail.com

Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 6:57am
Editors: Cenk Tan, Elçin Parçaoğlu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Please find the call for chapters for our forthcoming book: Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in literature, cinema and popular culture that is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.

Familiar Perpetrators Worskshop CFP

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 2:45pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

This is a Call for Papers for an online workshop titled Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture, which explores what happens when perpetrators become familiar figures, either because their representation is well-circulated in works of American literature and popular culture, in ways that make the audience feel intimately connected to them, or simply because they are represented either by themselves or by their own family members and friends.

Away from Home: Black British Women’s Writing, 1970 and Beyond

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:26am
Camille S. Alexander/Tuskegee University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury on 22 June 1948 marked the beginning of an important period in British writing but also an era that largely silenced women writers—particularly women writers of colour. In the years following the arrival of the Windrush, the output of women writers of colour in the UK, or Black British women writers, increased. Yet, recognition of this group was not as forthcoming as acclaim and acknowledgement rested largely on male writers. While the work of all immigrant writers in the UK—particularly those texts that recount the lived experiences surrounding immigration—is critical to literature studies, women writers have historically been isolated to the margins of the canon.

The (P)redrawn, Near Past and Near Future City

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:25am
NEMLA 2023 Conference (roundtable session; Mar 23-26 at Niagara Falls, NY)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable invites papers that explore the folds in time in which cities exist, either mapped, virtually drawn, or told to establish the cultural movements running beneath cities’ lives.  What narratives engage these moments of close past or emerging shifts that impact the resilience of urban life?  What small gestures, ephemera, and/or detritus best represent the city’s recent past or future?  What elemental, unspoken aspects of urban space perhaps seem most threatened in the present moment?  Versus the city obliterated by time, how does literary or visual storytelling engage, re-imagine, or frame the lived and enduring city?  How do these more present reflections become windows on deeper time, human movement, and urban space?

Cut the Schmaltzy Music: Representations of Disability in Reality Competition Shows

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This session seeks papers that look at how disability is depicted in reality competition series. Participants are encouraged to consider the edit that the contestant(s) received and whether accommodations were provided during the competition. How are contestants asked to represent, and educate audiences of, a diverse community that includes those with invisible and/or silent disabilities?

The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 23-26, 2023, 2022 in Niagra Falls, NY.

The Politics and Poetics of Paper (NeMLA 2023)

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Victor Sierra Matute / Baruch College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Since its invention around 100 BC in China, paper has shaped and supported an incredibly wide range of social, cultural, and artistic practices all over the world and of all ages. This interdisciplinary panel seeks case studies that interrogate the political and aesthetic potential of paper. It welcomes contributions from all disciplines, areas, periods, and geographies. Topics may include but are not limited to: paper as a trade commodity; the materiality of paper; paper artifacts; paper as a tool for governance; epistolary cultures; manuscripts and printed matters.

Edited Volume on Frederick Rolfe (AKA Baron Corvo), particularly "Hadrian the Seventh"

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
University of British Columbia/University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

We are seeking submissions for an upcoming volume on the work of Frederick Rolfe, also known as Baron Corvo, with particular emphasis placed on his novel Hadrian the Seventh. The book will be published by Lexington Books in 2024. The chapters should be around 7,500 words.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

CFP--Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 1 “Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching”

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies / Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 49 No. 1 | March 2023

Call for Papers

Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching

Guest Editors

Earl Jackson, Jr. (Asia University)

Mary Goodwin (National Taiwan Normal University)

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022

 

CFP--Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 2 “The Rise of Profilicity (Profile-Based Identity): Literature and Theory in the Twenty-First Century”

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies / Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 49 No. 2 | September 2023

Call for Papers

The Rise of Profilicity (Profile-Based Identity):

Literature and Theory in the Twenty-First Century

Guest Editors

Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau)

Paul D’Ambrosio (East China Normal University)

[EXTENDED] Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Science Fiction

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

[EXTENDED] Call for Papers

 

Focused Issue Theme: 

Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction

 

Focused Issue planned for early 2023

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2022

Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022

 

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