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The IAAS Postgraduate Symposium “Parallel Lives in America” Virtual Event via Zoom

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:49pm
Irish Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 9, 2020

Last year, the Irish Association for American Studies’ Postgraduate Symposium, titled “The Land of the Unfree”, sought to interrogate the legitimacy of democracy in America. One year on, in the midst of a global pandemic, this legitimacy has not only been interrogated, but put on trial.

 

2021 Cafe Dissensus Issue 57: Epidemics/Pandemics in Literature

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:49pm
Nishi Pulugurtha
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Cafe Dissenus Issue 57: January 2021: Epidemics/Pandemics in Literature [Last date for submission: 30 December, 2020; Date of publication: 1 February, 2021]

Guest-Editor: Dr. Nishi Pulugurtha, Associate Professor, Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, University of Calcutta.

Author as Artist: Creative Contributions in Color / Texture (Creative)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:48pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Color and texture are often perceived as “wallpaper” – a humdrum backdrop against which the action of a literary work unfolds. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper; Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls…; and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, among many others, purposely and effectively challenge such perception. This creative session (re)considers the author as artist, (re)casting color and texture as deliberate, meaningful components of literary experience. Open to considering a variety of authors and genres in relation to its theme, this creative session particularly welcomes papers highlighting color and/or texture as relate to either Gilman, or Shange, or Walker.

Call for chapters for an edited book: Imagining the 1980s: Representations of the Reagan Decade in Popular Culture

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:46pm
McFarland Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s.  The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting.  The fact that these texts all use the ’80s as a context for horror stories suggests the sense that an undercurrent of demonic violence undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as these te

IV. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AWARENESS / LANGUAGE AND AWARENESS

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:45pm
RATING ACADEMY LTD.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Dear colleagues!

We invite you to participate in the online IV. International Conference on Awareness “LANGUAGE and AWARENESS”. Time: 2-4 December, 2020 (Big Blue Button platform).

The language reflects the essence of a thousand-year existence of a man in society, passed through a time filter. In this regard, a language consisting of tens of thousands of words and forms, delving into the details of its structure and functioning, appears before us as a universal system that controls the existence of people, society, nation and culture.

The Repoliticization of Urban Spaces in 80s and 90s Europe

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:43pm
Dario Marcucci Luca Zamparini
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the late 70s, the protraction of the Cold War’s tensions and the shift from Fordism towards neoliberal economics reshaped the political and public sphere within the Western block. The traditional spaces of politics lost their pivotal role, resulting in what was perceived as a general crisis of militant politics. In a 2011 interview with Justice spatiale | Spatial Justice, rereading Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey posited that this perception stemmed from the inability of the Left to include the urban dimension in its analytical framework.

Thieving the Past: Integrating History into Creative Work

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:41pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This creative session will explore the craft of creating historically informed works of fiction, poetry, digital arts, and other media. Creative writers regularly draw from the past to deepen context, to expand possibilities for material and subject matter, and to potentially illuminate connections between past and present. However, the technical process of integrating historical elements creates many challenges. This session will ask creative writers to share methods they’ve developed to make the past resonate, to energize and pattern historical detail, to maintain an authentic voice, and to make contemporary readers emotionally invest in their material.

William Wordsworth: Persistence, Departure, Resistance (MLA Just-in-Time Session Proposal)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The MLA has recently opened slots for additional “just-in-time” sessions for this year’s convention (to be held virtually from January 7-10, 2021). The session organizers invite abstracts for 15-minute presentations exploring the work of William Wordsworth in light of this year’s convention theme of ‘persistence.’

 

Call for Papers- 2020

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
The Coalition of Master's Scholars on Material Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Multimodal Comics: The Evolution of Comics Studies

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:38pm
Studies in Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Multimodal Comics: The Evolution of Comics Studies

Edited Essay Collection

(Madeline B. Gangnes, Chris Murray, and Julia Round, eds. Intellect Books, 2021)

 

Multimodality is of increasing relevance to human daily life. Comics are a unique and informative site in which to study this concept, as they rely on complex interactions between word and image (Cohn et al, 2017). This collection will bring together leading international research on this theme, developing comics theory and speaking to additional media and disciplines.

Chapters for "Transgender India: Understanding Hijras and Sadhins through the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities"

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:20pm
Dr. Douglas Vakoch
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Chapters are invited for Transgender India, which examines hijras and sadhins from antiquity to the present, drawing on scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Contributions may explore a range of Indian transgender identities and experiences—including but not limited to individuals identifying as third gender, MTF, FTM, and nonbinary. A sampling of confirmed chapters includes:

The Latinx Side of Western America

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:58pm
Laboratorio per lo Studio Letterario del Fumetto, ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Conference: Visual Depictions of the American West. How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us. Venice, 13-16 September 2021.

https://www.venicewestconference.com/

 

Panel: The Latinx Side of Western America.

Chair: Dr. Fernanda Díaz-Basteris, Cornell College.

mdiazbasteris@cornellcollege.edu

 

"For the ankres was expert in swech thyngys": Enclosure in Medieval Literature (1)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
Stacie Vos, UC San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 2020 pandemic has required everyone to think about the boundaries of self and body in new ways, but these questions were already at the center of medieval devotional texts from the Ancrene Wisse to the Shewings of Julian of Norwich, and even The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery seeks harbor wherever she goes. 

 

This session asks for presentations related to enclosure and isolation in medieval art, history and literature, especially works that influence prose writings in the vernacular. 

 

What did cloistered living offer to nuns and anchoresses, and what did the cloister offer to the outside world?

 

"Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination" ACLA 2021 Seminar (Virtual, 8-11 April 2021)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:05pm
Juan Meneses, Ph.D. / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This ACLA seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and the study of aesthetics broadly conceived. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of aesthetics?

 

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

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:02pm
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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Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

 As a preamble to this call for abstracts, we want to specify that we are using the terms “transgender” and “trans identities” as umbrella terms for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Our use of “transgender” or “trans identities” thus encompasses a variety of experiences within and outside the gender binary, and a range of expressions, as trans individuals pursue many different options (medical changes, clothing, make-up, etc.) to bring their appearances into alignment with their gender identity, or may choose not to.

 

Edited Volume: The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
SDM Govt PG College Doiwala, Dehradun, India
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Department of English, SDM Govt. PG College, Doiwala, Dehradun, India is bringing out an edited book volume titled "The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture". The sub-themes below are only suggestive of the area and are in no way restrictive. Essays with other relevant themes are also welcome.

• Interpreting Folklores
• Representation of ‘Folk’ in World Literature
• Linkage of Folklore with History
• Folk-Forms as Sites of Protest
• Gender and Folklore
• Preservation of Folk-Forms, Culture and Oral Narratives
• Language-Death and Preservation of Endangered Languages
• Folklore in Contemporary Milieu
• Nation and National Consciousness in Folklore

2020 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Work on Philip Roth

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

2020 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

 

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

 

To be considered for the award, eligible graduate students have two options:

 

1. They can submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

Undead Voices and Post-perspectives

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Death is a pervasive and philosophical theme across time and genre. Undead voices have been used for centuries as fictional devices with authority to establish connections between two separate worlds. These voices can have multiple shapes and exist in different society constructs, and can be described as posthuman. On this subject, Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman (2013) examines how modern societies have blurred the traditional distinction between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human, even in what constitutes death. The undead voices we propose to discuss can be bodiless or have a buried or unburied corpse/body associated with them.

WAR MEMORIES (2021) Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian

updated: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:36am
Le Mans University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

22, 23 & 24 June 2021 (Le Mans University, France)
WAR MEMORIES (2020/21) - Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian
International Conference initiated by  Professor Renée Dickason (Université Rennes 2), Professor  Stéphanie Bélanger (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario) and Professor Delphine Letort (Le Mans Université)

"War Memories 2020/21" is delighted to welcome Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Doctor Denis Mukwege as a Guest of Honour.

Palimpsest- East Delta University Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:00am
East Delta University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Palimpsest 

 

East Delta University Journal of English Studies

Department of English 

East Delta University

Chattogram-4209, Bangladesh

 

Title of the Issue: “Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Contemporary Humanities Studies”

 

Mythologies in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 6:17pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 28, 2020

CFP for NeMLA 2021 - A Virtual/hybrid conference:

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:34pm
Mississippi Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

Guest editors, Katie Owens-Murphy and Jeanine Weekes-Schroer

 

 

If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are south of the Canadian border, you’re South.

 ~Malcolm X

 

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