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Arab and Muslim Womanhood Between History and Literature

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Reyam Rammahi, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

At times depicted as loquacious and licentious, while most often portrayed as silent or inert harem slaves, the Arab and Muslim women received much attention from writers of different periods. Though considerable scholarly attention was given to discussing such representations and others, there are still forgotten and underrated characters. With the access we have to an abundance of digitized historical literary sources, we can trace these figures and analyze them in more depth.

Call for Contributions: Special Issue on the works of Percival Everett

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Martin Paul Eve / Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Percival Everett is among the most significant and prolific living contemporary American writers. The author of over twenty novels, four short-story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a children’s book, Everett is famed for his versatility and range while retaining a distinctly recognizable style. His prose oeuvre includes masterful satires as well as unconventional takes on genre fiction, profound explorations of personal tragedy as well as playful metafictional experiments, stories of the rural as well as the cosmopolitan, bitter critiques of American injustices past and present as well as absurd tall tales. Everett also, of course, has a distinguished career in the academy as a Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

30 Years Later: Los Angeles 1992 / Sa-I-Gu / Los quemazones

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 11, 2022

Panel Abstract: 

Where does public history end and personal narrative begin? Practically everyone in the United States during the 1990s saw the footage of LAPD officers beating Rodney King, a Black motorist. Known by many names, the events that followed the acquittal of the four charged LAPD officers also took over television sets and radio waves far and wide. What the nightly news denounced as “the Riots,” others articulated as part of a resistance by the name of “No Justice, No Peace.”

Call for Journal Article Submissions

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:53pm
The Burney Journal/The Burney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Burney Journal

Call for Submissions

Volume 19

The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 19, to be published in 2023, and for subsequent issues to be published annually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host and MLA International Bibliography.

General Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 8:57am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2022

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.

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Sustainability and Resilience in Early Modern and Enlightenment France

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:32am
Charlee Bezilla - George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In concert with the theme of the 2023 NeMLA annual convention, “Resilience,” this panel will consider in what forms sustainability and resilience (broadly conceived) appear in the literature and philosophy of ancien régime France. In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, France and Europe more broadly faced a variety of social, political, economic, and environmental crises, from the brutal Wars of Religion in the sixteenth century, to the “Little Ice Age” climatic downturn that affected agricultural production, to more international disputes, political uprisings like the Fronde, the 1720 outbreak of plague in Marseille, and the Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

The Cultural Deliberation of Europe

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Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Margriet van der Waal/University of Groningen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Special issue working title: The Cultural Deliberation of Europe 

Intended journal: Continuum. Journal of Media and Cultural Studies

Editors: Jesse van Amelsvoort (University of Amsterdam, NL), Margriet van der Waal (University of Groningen/University of Amsterdam, NL)

 

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When It Changed: Women in SF/F since 1972

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Science Fiction Foundation / Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joanna Russ’s landmark short story, ‘When It Changed’, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at Glasgow University are proposing an online conference (3-4 December 2022) on women’s role in reshaping science fiction.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2022

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 6:19am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

IL PARLAGGIO

ISSN 2280-6849

 

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”.

CFP: Tramp Press: Ireland’s Maverick Publisher

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:48pm
University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Tramp Press (f. 2014) is one of the leading voices in independent publishing, launching well-known writers from Ireland and beyond such as Sara Baume and Emilie Pine, and reissuing impactful past women writers. A globally-minded local press, Tramp’s list queries fixed ideas of “Irish” writing and of what can constitute the contemporary. 

Moving in with Trauma (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:47pm
Michelle Zheng/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We have always lived with trauma, but how do we embrace trauma into our lives and create a meaningful life in the world we live in?

In recent years, critical considerations of aesthetics or beauty have been de-emphasized in literary criticism. There is a certain taboo about the notion of beauty, as Elaine Scarry has neatly pointed out: “many people have either actively advocated a taboo on beauty or passively omitted it from their vocabulary, even when thinking and writing about beautiful objects such as painting and poems” (117). There has been many talks about how aesthetics demeans a work’s values—serving as Bourgeois distractions from the real social issues we face, which rightfully remains as an important critical consideration.

The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:10am
Alexander Sorenson/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

Edited Collection: Global History of Astrology 1900-2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:32am
William E. Burns/George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today.

Call for Chapters: Who Was that Masked Woman? Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:01pm
Editors, Gregory Bray (SUNY New Paltz) and Andrew Ball (Harvard)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Who Was that Masked Woman? Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

We are looking for two chapters to complete a manuscript currently in development with a publisher.  We invite chapter proposals for a collection of critical essays that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines, and outlaws were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, and pulp fiction in America at the turn of the century.  

"The Art of Losing": Loss in Literature and Film (NeMLA Panel, Niagara Falls, March 2023)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

“The Art of Losing”: Loss in Literature and Film

Panel Session, NeMLA’s 54th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, March 23-26

 

In her iconic poem “One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop writes of “the art of losing.” The poem’s speaker first recounts the loss of small things such as “lost door keys” and “an hour badly spent”; then, the losses grow in import: “my mother’s watch,” “three loved houses,” “two cities,” “two rivers, a continent,” and finally, “even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love).”

 

POSTCOLONIALISM, POSTCOMMUNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

Conference: 28-29 July 2022 (online - via Zoom)

CFP: 

​In our postmodern world there are a lot of questions that should be re-considered and re-defined. What does it mean to fight against colonialism and racism in the world of migration crisis and xenophobic attitudes towards minorities? What does it mean to be a postcommunist country in the face of the common nostalgia for order and rules? How is it possible to have a national identity being aware of the relative character of every national feature?

Roundtable CFP: Abolition and Asian American Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable engages what Dylan Rodríguez coins the “Carceral Dilemma of Asian American Studies,” wherein the discipline and the parallel social formation of the “model minority” figure have expanded anti-Black state violence under the guise of a multicultural civil society.

An interdisciplinary invitation and gathering, this roundtable is a space for diasporic academics to reflect on how abolitionist theory and practice informs their scholarship and pedagogy, and how this political orientation is conducted and constrained within the neoliberal university.

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention 

Niagara Falls, NY March 23-26, 2023

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

The term diaspora refers to the dispersion of a people from their native land; and often, there is a subjective emotional attachment whereas such feelings are determined by cultural identity. We see this illustrated in works by writers such as Elizabeth Nunez, V.S. Naipaul, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jhumpa Lahiri as they examine themes such as nostalgia, alienation, displacement, and resilience in the face of adversity. This creative panel will consist of emerging writers who use their works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to illustrate the various experiences connected to living in diaspora.

NeMLA 2023 | Just Resilience: Climate Justice in a Warming World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

While the phenomenon of warming may be global, the effects of it are not. Evidence is clear that many populations in the Global South are more vulnerable to the harm of rising seas, increasing droughts, and more frequent super storms. We are also increasingly aware that in areas of the Global North, political, economic, and social inequities contribute in significant ways to unequal climate vulnerability and resilience. As a result, calls for climate justice are becoming more urgent. But what does such justice look like from different social and geo-historical locations? Whose voices carry in these urgent conversations about what climate justice means, and whose do not?

Who Dalit? Why Dalit? How Dalit?: Reading Mediums of the Caste Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
North East Modern Language Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The seminar is interested in looking at papers that deal with the life of Dalits from a phenomenological perspective. The Dalit identity is not frigid. The politics of othering, the notion of subjectivity, the internationalization of caste, caste and cinema, music, art, and other mediums are areas that researchers can explore. Papers that are rooted in the local understanding of caste as a Global/ Indian problem are welcome. Responses that deal with ways to adapt the young generation to the thought of Ambedkar and propose ethical ways to deal with the question of caste are expected. Scholars from literature, political science, media studies, cultural studies, and aesthetics are welcome to make submissions.

Outlander and Crimes of the British Empire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Erin E. MacDonald, Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

I am in need of ONE essay for a collection called Outlander as Crime Fiction, pre-approved to be published by McFarland. A Ph.D. is preferred but please feel free to send your proposal even if you are a doctoral student. Email me if you would like to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal. At this point, I only need one paragraph describing your general topic/idea. The completed essay due date is flexible but I'm looking at probably Sept/Oct. 2022 at the latest. Most of the collection has already been written. 

Topic: Crimes of the British Empire in Diana Gabaldon's Lord John (and Outlander) Series

V International Congress of the John Gower Society: “Gower in Contexts: His Words, His Books, His Heritage”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:23pm
John Gower Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

The John Gower Society invites proposals for presentations at the V International Congress of the Society, July 7- 10, with an optional excursion 11 July, 2023, on the campus of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The Congress theme, “Gower in Contexts: His Words, His Books, His Heritage,” is broadly understood, to encompass: 

RACISM, NATIONALISM and XENOPHOBIA - 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:23am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Conference: 11-12 July 2022 (online - via Zoom)

 CFP:

          It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.​          

4th "MEMORY, AFFECTS AND EMOTIONS" International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:22am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Conference: 7-8 April 2022 (online - via Zoom platform)

All details: here

 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project - Edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:54am
Dr Marina Cano & Dr Rosa García-Periago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project - Edited collection

We invite chapter contributions to the edited collection Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project:

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