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*Deadline Extended (Oct 15): Dance as Site-ation: Adapting Literature, Film, Media, Place, and Performance (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.

Film Exhibition: The Italian Context (Symposium / Edited Volume)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:32pm
Damien Pollard & Edward Bowen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

This symposium and edited volume seeks to draw together research into cinematic exhibition in Italy throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century. Current research into Italian cinema is continuously expanding its purview to consider the great range of genres, forms and contexts that have been engaged by filmmakers working in the country. Similarly, recent studies have shone vital light on the complex make up of Italy’s film audiences, and on the practices of film producers and distributors in the country. This project will continue this critical expansion by investigating the myriad ways in which film media (both Italian and foreign) has been exhibited and consumed in Italy.

NeMLA2022 Roundtable: Intertextual Wilde (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Whether he parodied, plagiarized, appropriated, translated, borrowed, or critiqued, Oscar Wilde’s work contains a web of references that vigorously engages with the voices of others. The way Wilde spoke with and through his sources may reveal not only his own influences and allegiances, but also aspects of larger conversations within late Victorian culture involving artistic production, Decadence, theater, journalism, scholarship, poverty, gender issues, sexuality, prison reform, and more.

Migration, Belonging, and Afro-Europeanness: Current Articulations and Future Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:26am
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel aims to explore how writers and filmmakers have articulated questions of Blackness and Europeanness, migration and cultural belonging, colonial histories and decolonial futures.

In recent decades, artists, scholars, and activists from all over Europe have interrogated and problematized wishful narratives about Europe as a democratic stronghold and a multicultural, borderless space. Working in different media, forms, and genres, these works address urgent questions, such as the racialization of migration, the persistent social and economic inequalities of urban spaces, and the legacies of repressed colonial histories.

*Updated Deadline Extension to 10/15/21* NeMLA 2022 - Exploring Plurality: Queering Feminism(s), Neoliberalism, and the Commodification of Intersectionality

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Feminism does not exist in singularity, and its plurality centers disenfranchised narratives and perspectives. Due to the interwoven structural oppressions based on the social construct of identities, intersectionality’s formation provides a foundation and praxis to theorize and contribute to the dismantling of systemic oppressions. The whitening of intersectionality participates in commodification (Bilge 2015), in stark opposition to its original intentionality (Crenshaw 1991), and calls into question the plurality of feminism as if a hegemonic conceptualization of ‘feminism’ would be preferred, enhanced, or (en)forced.

(Extended Deadline Oct. 15) NeMLA 2022: Sex in Literature After #MeToo

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.

General CFP - Winter 2021

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 6:52am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

General Call for Papers


Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Southern Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:05pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

Southern Literature and Culture

Deadline for submissions:

June 1, 2021

Dr. Ashley Goulder, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): agoulder@utm.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 7-10, 2021 Westin, Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN

Topics may include but are not limited to: 

 

--Southern food studies 

--Slavery and the American South; slave narratives 

--Civil War narratives 

Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59am
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

April 8-9, 2022 

Northwestern University

Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Huang

Additional Faculty Participation by Harris Feinsod, Kalyan Nadiminti, Lauren Michele Jackson, Justin Mann, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Nick Davis, Francisco Robles

The Stage and Beyond: International Conference on Culture and Performing Arts

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:06am
Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 18, 2021

Humanity as a whole and on a global scale has had to reflect on how it would proceed in the wake of a pandemic that has lasted longer than it has expected and has tested its ability to adapt to and invent new ways of being and moving. Performing artists in efforts to literally and aesthetically survive has had to learn to deal with the limited availability of and accessibility to the stage. While in previous times indoor and outdoor stages as well as open public spaces have been readily available to offer their work to audiences, now they are forced to deal with isolation and mediation.

Speaking of Shakespeare Podcast

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:06am
Aoyama Gakuin University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Season 1 of "Speaking of Shakespeare" is now fully availabe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and other services that can be accessed at https://speakingofshakespeare.buzzsprout.com. These podcasts feature conversations with authors of new books, performers, digital developers, archivists, and others involved in things Shakespearean.

Reading Literature Today (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

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

 

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

 

Diasporic Blackness and Enactments of Care

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:22am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care” to explore its significance and resonances throughout the Black diaspora. Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state?” (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.

Presentations will consider how Black writers, artists, filmmakers, and other cultural producers explore the practice of care in relation to Black peoples and other living beings across national boundaries. Participants might consider, but are not limited to, some of the following questions:

DEADLINE EXTENDED--NeMLA 2022 Panel: Locked Up--An American Landscape

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

It’s a statistic we hear often: America incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, most Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. With few exceptions, prisons are built in rural, remote areas, set back from main highways and not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, America’s political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing discourses of mass incarceration to shocking statistics and incomprehensible numbers. 

Literature & Culture and/as Intelligent Systems

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:12pm
University of Stuttgart, Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

Literature & Culture and/as Intelligent Systems

University of Stuttgart Digital Workshop 

16–17 December 2021

Confirmed Keynote Address: Dr. James Smithies, Director of King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London

 

18th World Congress of Jewish Studies

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:12pm
World Union of Jewish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on August 8–12, 2022.  Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies are invited to take part in the Congress.
The six broad divisions of the World Congress are:• The Bible and Its World
• History of the Jewish People
• Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought
• Languages, Literatures, and the Arts
• Jewish Studies and Social Sciences
• Research Projects and Technology 

Mapping Political Ecologies across Latin America (NeMLA 2022 Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:08pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In La naturaleza colonizada: Ecología política y minería en América Latina (2011), Héctor Alimonda highlights political-intellectual traditions in Latin America that, when elaborated within other geopolitical forms of knowledge, show us how “a long history of unequal, combined development and a global rupture of the society-nature metabolism increasingly penalizes Latin American nature and its communities” (22). Alimonda’s notion of political ecology in Latin America engages with traditions fundamentally dedicated to multifaceted practices of care—to the acknowledgment of and participation in sustainable economic, environmental, and political development and protection in face of regional, national, and international extractivist forces.

Outside/rs 2022: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender (University of Brighton, 1 and 2 April 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:23pm
Marielle O'Neill, Outside/rs 2022 Programming Co-chair
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Outside/rs 2022 is a conference for postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and community parties, that provides a space to explore topics of sex, gender and queerness at the margins. To be held on 1 and 2 April 2022, the conference will be a hybrid of in-person, at the University of Brighton, and online sessions. 

 

Edited Collection called Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm
Marie Hendry/Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future—Extended Deadline 

As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future. 

ECR/Grad Students: call for short book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:23am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.

We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:21pm
15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

                                            

 

15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

May 11-13, 2022

The Conference will be jointly hosted by

 

Hatay Mustafa Kemal University,

Department of English Language & Literature ,

Department of Foreign Language Education,

School of Foreign Languages &

The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)

 

The Conference will address topics from the fields of

English Literature

Literatures in English

British Cultural Studies

Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:11pm
Julia Bruehne / University of Bremen (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Version française cf. ci-dessous / versión española véase abajo

Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series

Organization:

Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).

CFP: 56th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective""

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.

Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022 

CFP: Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
Jennifer Schnabel, The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

2022 NATIONAL PCA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WA.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Wednesday, April 13 – Saturday, April 16, 2022

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA

The New Humanism: Directions, Interrogations, State-of-the-Art

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
In Spatele Blocului
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In recent years, we could witness the rise of the ethical in the field of Humanities. Be it Ethics studies proper, Bio-ethics, Animal studies, Feminism, Postcolonialism or Ecocriticism, most popular trends in the Humanities have to do with the ethical, with what could be dubbed “the New Humanism”. In the fourth issue of the online journal In Spatele Blocului (Romanian)/Behind the Block (www.inspateleblocului.ro), we accept papers and art that have to do with any of these topics or other themes related to the study of the ethical and humanism. We welcome short articles, essays, poetry, prose, drama and visual art.

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