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Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Parul Mishra / GD Goenka University, Gurugram, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposed Title of the Book

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

Sub- Themes

  1. Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  2. Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  3. Socio-cultural Perspectives

  4. Psycho-political Perspectives

  5. Historical Perspectives

  6. Pandemic Fear and Literature

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 5:23pm
Religion and the Arts, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy. 

 

Please send a short bio and vita to relarts@bc.edu describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review. 

CFC CURRENTS NO. 6: NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:13am
CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

 

CURRENTS NO. 6

NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s

 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the sixth issue of CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review. CURRENTS is an open access, peer-reviewed, yearly interdisciplinary journal, based in Toruń (Nicolaus Copernicus University), addressed to young researchers in the field of English studies.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Conceptualizing the Body: Identity, Intimacy, and Intervention

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 3:59pm
NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.

CFP_OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(1)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by October 30, 2020.

 

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Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:29pm
Rhetoric and Communications E-Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns  emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.

Women and Spain’s Second Republic (2021 NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 52nd Annual Convention
March 11-14, 2021
Virtual Conference

Women and Spain’s Second Republic 

Dos Hemisferios: the Americas, Europe and Africa in Black, Latinx and Hispano-Americano Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

How have transatlantic imaginaries and networks played a central role in the construction of hispano-americano and Latinx identities? How have these identities embraced the political causes of the black diaspora, like antislavery, civil rights and Black Lives Matter? To what extent have artists, writers and activists triangulated the Americas, Europe and Africa in their transatlantic imaginaries? 

Epistemic Justice in Literary Studies (ACLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Victoria Zurita and Chen Bar-Itzhak, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel addresses epistemic inequality in literary studies: the categories, theories and methods through which we read and conceptualize literature are still determined at the center of global academic production, while peripheral epistemologies often do not circulate beyond national borders and therefore do not take part in the shaping of the discipline.

[Deadline Extended] Shaping Postmodernism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How can we define "postmodernism"? How does the term different from 'modernism' which innovated what the precursors had done through the 19th century?

"Time in the Time of COVID-19: The Relationship Between Time and Distress"

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
St. John's University Humanities Review
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Call for Papers: St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2021 Issue

 St. John’s University Humanities Review

 

“Time in the Time of COVID-19: The Relationship Between Time and Distress”

 

Deadline for Abstracts: December 19th, 2020

Deadline for First-Draft Submissions: January 23rd, 2021

Editor: Stephanie Montalti 

Contact Email: SJUHumanitiesReview@gmail.com

 

Special Issue "In the Beginning was the Word - The Word as a Technical Object" - journal "Technology and Language"

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
journal "Technology and Language"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 21, 2020

journal "Technology and Language"

Chief science editor Alfred Nordmann, Darmstadt Technical University

 

The theme of the special issue is related to the Word as a starting point in interdisciplinary studies of the relationship between technology and language. We propose to publish research by specialists in philosophy, philology, linguistics, history, art, computer science, logic and others.

 Special issue In the Beginning was the Word - The Word as a Technical Object  offers but not limited to the following topics:

2021 Conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
American Theatre in Higher Education Religion and Theatre Focus Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Austin, TX

August 5-8, 2021

 

RE: ATHE

 

The Material Turn in Comparative Literature (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Oliver Aas (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What does "materiality" mean for the study of literature, culture, and the environment today? Should we replace “outdated” theoretical models (i.e. Marxist materialism) with newer ones or is it possible to establish a productive dialogue between seemingly disparate generations or paradigms of thought?

Visualizing Translation (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:44pm
Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event

Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan (co-orgaizers)

Increasingly, scholarship has begun to address the significance of translation for a variety of fields, including architecture, geography, museum -, memory -, and gender studies. In this seminar we aim to investigate the particular intersection of visual studies and translation studies, and to explore non-linguistic or non-traditional modes of translation. 

We invite papers from a variety of historical and literary-cultural backgrounds that take up the following questions:

Kate Chopin International Society Presentations at ALA 2021

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:43pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, from May 27–30, 2021.

The first panel, a roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work. Proposals for presentations no longer than twenty minutes should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 400-word abstract.

Tobias Smollett at 300: the work of writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:42pm
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) at The Open University, UK, and History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The Open University, UK, and the Institute of English Studies, Uni
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021 

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2020

Tobias Smollett (1721–1771) probably wrote more words than any other writer in the eighteenth century. This has often been overlooked because the words were not always his own. Smollett laboured over vast works of compilation, including historical works, reviews, magazines, translations and compendiums. Even his novels – which sit a little awkwardly in the stories that have been told about the rise of the novel – embraced a similar practice. As a result, Smollett has never been quite able to achieve the reputation which he rightly deserves – that is, as one of the great literary figures of the mid-eighteenth century.

International Conference: "Body Memory and the Unconscious"

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:08pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Body Memory and the UnconsciousOnline Conference and Workshop12-13 December 2020London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.

CFP: Cultures of Sexuality (Deadline: Dec 1, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (7.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Since the sexual abuse allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein in Oct 2017, the #metoo movement has received wide attention on social media and in public life. What this movement has reminded us is sexual abuse is deeply implicated in social/hierarchical power structures (forcing survivors to suffer violence and then hide trauma). It has also offered the possibility of speaking against sexual abuse, harassment, and violence in public and “shaming” perpetrators (as “due process” has often been painful, slow, and unfair). The movement has led to public debates on questions of patriarchy, power, nepotism, culture, clothing, ethics, and ideology.

ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference: Visions and Revisions of the State

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:46pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar aims to identify and investigate privileged genres in literature and film for the articulation and revision of state power in the Global North and South. In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, theorists hailing from a variety of disciplines prognosticated a state with significantly diminished powers. Whether despite or because of “governmentality”(Foucault, Brown), “Empire” (Hardt and Negri), “the network society” (Castells), or “regionalism” (Söderbaum, Kai), recent history and current events bear witness to the consolidation of state power, as well as states’ increasing willingness to violently repress perceived threats within and without their own borders. Wherein lies this power? What sanctions the exercise of it?

Zombie and Pandemic Culture at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:38pm
Brandon Kempner / Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Zombie and Pandemic Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

ACLA 2021 panel -Digital Cosmopolitanism: The Home as the World

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:57am
Anhiti Patnaik, Juan Evaristo Valls-Boix
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

This seminar invites papers that interrogate the terms under which contemporary interactions between the 'Self' and the 'Other' take place on digital platforms. It deconstructs the binary of the ‘home’ and the ‘world’ and the 'First World' and 'Third World' by analyzing new cultural mobilities and power structures of globalized, outsourced, and work-from-home economies. Can technology produce reciprocal tolerance between different nations and cultures without the need for physical travel? Can it create de-territorialized spaces of desire, friendship, and xenophilia within the very borders of the ‘home’? Does it merely afford an illusion of cohesion and digital cosmopolitanism?

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis: From Archaeological, Biblical, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:31am
American Academy of Religion-- Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics.

FINAL REMINDER Queer Thanatologies - Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, issue 4 (2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:19am
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies / CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer - Inter-University Centre for Queer Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies

Themed Section: Queer Thanatologies

Guest editors: Anna Chiara Corradino, Carmen Dell’Aversano, Roberta Langhi, Mattia Petricola

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