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JMMLA Spring 2021 - "Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment" (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:46am
Journal of Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World.  The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:33am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SF: Activism and Resistance 

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

Studying Trauma as a Part of Life and Understanding/Seeking Reconciliation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:53am
Rohini Chakraborty/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Trauma when remains unresolved can end up causing more harm than one can imagine. Trauma can be caused by the most insignificant of incidents that happen in a person’s life. But how far have we come in understanding the trope of trauma? How do we talk about it with proper sensitivity? How much do we push before a past trauma breaks us again? In these trying times when solidarity and care are the only ways to make the world a more humane space to sustain within, how shall we treat the trauma of our loved ones and fellow human beings? How do we realize that the shame associated with trauma is but extreme societal conditioning? How do we unlearn the social stigma related to trauma? How does trauma force us to alter our memories as a defense mechanism?

NEMLA 2022 session: Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Brooke Stanley and Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022. 

 

Session Description:

Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTERS /CFP for Edited Volume

 

Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television

 

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 15, 2021

 

Name: Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler

 

Contact emails: Karin.Beeler@unbc.ca and Stan.Beeler@unbc.ca

 

Oceanic Mobility, a special issue of JEMCS

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:35pm
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Oceanic Mobility

A special issue of The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

edited by Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Benjamin VanWagoner


 

Poetics of Infrastructure (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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

Panel - Poetics of Infrastructure

NeMLA (Baltimore, March 2022) "Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art"

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Nicole Bonino / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel: Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art 

This panel invites papers focused on the analysis of Afro-Latinx migratory dynamics as represented in Latin American art (films, plastic and visual art, live performances, and so on) and literature (such as novels, poems, plays, comics, visual poetry). Papers on the Caribbean, Centro America, South America, and Brazil are welcomed.  

NeMLA 2022: Walking in the Empire

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Vivian Kao/Lawrence Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)

Session Title: Walking in the Empire

Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University

Latin American Women Writers and Filmmakers Caring for the Environment

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Over the last twenty years there has been a significant increase in the literary production and critical analysis of environmental matters in Latin American literature. Scholars have established the relation between ecocritical and decolonial studies (French, 2005; DeLoughrey, 2005; Taylor Kane, 2010; Barbas-Rhoden; Heffes, 2013) but there is still need for further exploration of the relation between ecocriticism and gender studies in the region. This panel seeks to explore how Latin American women artists narrate the intersectional nature of environmental matters and to what extent art can effect change in attitudes and behaviours.

Call for papers: Edited Collection on Plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:18pm
Annika Herb and Melanie Duckworth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

We are seeking submissions by Māori, Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and First Nations scholars for an edited collection on plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and Young Adult literature. We would like to centre Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives, and are encouraging submissions or expressions of interest from academics, writers, and postgraduate students. 

If you have any questions or ideas about potential chapters you’d like to discuss, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have.  

The City Unmapped and the Unmapped City

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
NEMLA 2022 Conference (roundtable session)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.”  What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?”  Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative?  What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete?  This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space.  We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression

Journal special issue on 'The Home': call for expressions of interest

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Australian Feminist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned 2022 special issue of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘The Home’.  We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of the home and housing more generally.

We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline, including architecture, built environment, design, sociology, social policy, geography, politics, anthropology, cultural studies, film, and literature.

Call for Papers within the humanities and social sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

 

Call for papers for July - December Issue.

(All reviewed and accepted papers will be published free)

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 7:55am
Venice International University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

 

Venice International University

 

Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Elif Sendur and Allison Mackey/ NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework  

Crossing Territories. Recognition across Time, Space, and Textuality in the US and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:27am
26TH AISNA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE. Department of Humanities, L’Aquila (Italy), September 23-25, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021

 

Paper proposals of around 300 words should be submitted, along with a short bio, to the panel coordinator(s), to the conference organizing committee (aisna2021univaq@gmail.com), and to the AISNA Secretary, Anna De Biasio (anna.de-biasio@unibg.it) by June 27, 2021. Acceptance will be notified by July 5, 2021. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.

For any general query about the conference, please contact the organizing committee (aisna2021univaq@gmail.com)

N.B.: We hope that we will be able to meet in L’Aquila for the 2021 AISNA conference.

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:24am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Session “Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

 

Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier

Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies - Language, Literature and Future

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:13am
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies which will be held on 24–25 September, 2021.

We are very pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Emerita Janice Kulyk Keefer (University of Guelph, Canada) and Professor Zorica Đergović-Joksimović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia).

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 12:00pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.

PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:36pm
Janet Wilson, Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

9-10 July 2022

(readings, tour 11 July)

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI (extended deadline) - conference on SF and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon/University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI

Online Conference

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

November 25-26, 2021

Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy are lasting fields of inquiring into today’s world. They have become privileged means to question issues of aesthetic, ethical, political, social, economic, environmental and historical nature with high impact on contemporary societies. They have promoted hot-button issues and rich critical debates in literature as well as in cinema, TV, and videogames among other media.

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