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Ecofeminist Drama: Environment, Gender, and Theatre

updated: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:25am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Chapter proposals are invited for Ecofeminist Drama: Environment, Gender, and Theatre. The editors of the book series Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performances, published by Bloomsbury, have expressed strong interest in publishing Ecofeminist Drama. Chapters on 21st-century drama and theatre are especially encouraged, and all proposals must have a strong ecofeminist perspective.

Defining Home: A Virtual Reading--PAMLA 2021 (November 11-14, Vegas)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:46pm
Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

What does it mean to be in a state of exile (literally or metaphorically)? Must longing be part of exile or can exile exist without longing? This virtual panel will consist of creative writers who will read their work (creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry) and in which they explore what home can mean. Work may either be published or works-in-progress.

If interested, please submit the title of the essay, a brief abstract (approximately 50 words), and a longer proposal (approximately 500 words) by June 15 to PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form at:

International Conference on Food Studies "Culinary Evolutions"

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

"Culinary Evolutions"

21-22 August 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Food is a basic foundation of culture and society, it is vital to our health and well-being and it plays a significant role in our everyday creative engagement with nature. The shifts in activities surrounding food acquisition, preparation and consumption are not only essential for learning a culinary tradition but for examining a broader societal change.

Registration open (free) | 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

The registration to our conference series is open and it will be ongoing throughout our panels calendar. You can find all the information (including panels' details and the sessions' calendar) in the conference website: https://www.popmec.com/gothic-conference/.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, 11-12 August 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

1921-2021: 100 years with and without Kropotkin

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:28am
International Kropotkin Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 5:01pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

deadline for submissions:
July 25, 2021

full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University

contact email:
rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

Annulet: A Journal of Poetics—Issue (2)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:02pm
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our second issue.

 

Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer quarters poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism. 

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

Co-edited by: João Félix

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

Slow Thinking in the Maelstrom (Potential MSA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Amy Elkins, Macalester College; Aleksandr Prigozhin, University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

This is a call for roundtable participants for a proposed roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago. Papers accepted into the roundtable are not guaranteed to be accepted into the conference.

 

Call for Papers for Inaugural issue of Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies

updated: 
Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 9:47am
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for the inaugural issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

Environmental Justice: Flashpoints, Forms, Futures

updated: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 4:57pm
UCLA Environmental Humanities Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

UCLA Environmental Humanities Graduate Student Conference

University of California, Los Angeles

July 8-9, 2021 (virtual)

Sponsors: UCLA Environmental Humanities Research Group (EHRG), Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS), and English Department

Keynote speaker: Julie Sze, Professor (American Studies), UC Davis

 

"Spaces" Austin, TX Oct. 14-16, 2021

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:10pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

“Spaces”

2021 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 14-16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

Austin, Texas

 

Call for Papers

 

Ecopoetics, 1960-2020 (Panel / Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Many of the finest poets in America and abroad have been exposing the destructive relationships between humans and nature and reimagining our place on the planet to help us avoid catastrophe. As environmental writer John Nichols once stated, "To save the world, first we must love it.” This virtual (online) session on ecopoetics aims to inspire and cultivate such a love. We particularly welcome scholars and poets who explore the natural world as a text and the literary achievement of great nature writers as exemplary readers. Works by Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, W. S. Merwin, and Pablo Neruda, including original poems or translations, such as Merwin’s translations of Jean Follain, are encouraged.

Posthuman Drag (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 4:40pm
Kai Prins (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States) and Florian Zitzelsberger (University of Passau, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

Is drag separable from gender? A preponderance of self-described "drag things" (versus drag kings and queens) specializing in performances of non-human entities and appearing everywhere from stages in local gay bars to digital platforms like Instagram and YouTube would suggest so; however, when we speak of drag in academic literature, we hew closely to notions of drag as demonstrating gender performativity above all else. This collection therefore seeks to theorize a previously underrepresented form of drag performance that does not necessarily play with gender so much as it plays with humanness:We call this "posthuman drag."

Papers Invited for a Virtual Conference on Queer Ecologies

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:49am
Christ University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for a conference on Queer Ecologies on April 26, 2021.

Concept Note:

The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism, and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:42pm
Humber College @ Toronto International Festival of Authors Interdisciplinary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

Consider submitting a proposal to "The Big Hoax"

Abstract Submission: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals

Conference Date: October 22 and 23, 2021

Location: Due to uncertainties around travel due to the pandemic, this year’s conference will be fully virtual.

Hosts: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)

Keynote Speaker: Pankaj Mishra (http://www.pankajmishra.com/about/)

Autecologies: Emerging Gleanings On Autism & Emergency, Panel ASLE 2021

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Natalie Joelle
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

 

Call for Panel Participants

Autecologies: Emerging Gleanings On Autism & Emergency

Dedicated to Greta Thunberg

 

ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference July 26-August 6, 2021 ‘EmergencE/Y’

Stream: Pluriverse; Environmental Justice

Organising Convenor: Natalie Joelle (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Chair & Co-convenor: Anna Stenning (University of Leeds, UK)

 

issue 1, 2022 From the European South "Aftermaths"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:27pm
Università di Padova, Italia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

CFP – FES 10 (2022)

Aftermaths. Vulnerable Times, Vanishing Places, Toxic Erasures

 

Crisis Lines: Coloniality, Modernity, Comics

updated: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 3:20pm
City, University of London / King’s College London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 9, 2021

 

Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June 2021

Online (Zoom)

 

Medical Culture in East Asian Cinema and Media

updated: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:37pm
Ling Zhang, Yuqian Yan, and Pao-chen Tang
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Call for Abstracts: Edited Volume on Medical Culture in East Asian Cinema and Media

 

Editors: Ling Zhang (SUNY Purchase College), Yuqian Yan (Washington University in St. Louis), and Pao-chen Tang (University of Manchester)

 

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:11am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon/University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 28, 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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