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Queer Pragmatics (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Adam Sax and Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz argues that “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” For Muñoz, the future becomes the domain of the queer, the time and place where queerness can thrive. However, scholars often overlook the “now” in queer theory, an urgent, revolutionary now akin to what Walter Benjamin calls the “Jetztzeit.”

Human Rights: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Human Rights
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Utopia on the Tabletop

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Jo Lindsay Walton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS

“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”

— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia


We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to j.c.walton@sussex.ac.uk by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.

Ecology as Modernity’s New Horizon: Narratives of Progress, Regression and Apocalypse in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

 

Ecology as Modernity’s New Horizon:

Narratives of Progress, Regression and Apocalypse in the Anthropocene

  

Editors:Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet & Christian Arnsperger

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

agnieszka.soltysikmonnet@unil.ch         christian.arnsperger@unil.ch

 

Deadline for submission of article proposal (max. 300 words): November 15, 2020

INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY LIVING CONFERENCE The Sustainable Development Goals

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

Dear Colleagues,

International Sustainability Living Conference  (ISLC2020) will be held between 24-26 December 2020. The theme of the conference this year is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All speeches and presentations at the conference will be held online and will also be broadcast live on YouTube. The conference is open to all areas related to sustainability living. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies will be included. We cordially invite all academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations and students interested in sustainable living to participate in this feast of knowledge.

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

updated: 
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.’

 

Gothic Nature Journal -- TV/Film Reviews

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Gothic Nature is seeking TV/ film reviews for its next issue. The show or film reviewed must have a clear thematic link to ecohorror/ecoGothic and have first appeared in 2020-21 (see some possibilities below). Reviews should aim for about 1,000 words in length (Harvard style and British spelling and punctuation conventions appreciated). Send inquiries and submissions to Sara L. Crosby at crosby.sara@gmail.com. For further information about the journal, please visit: https://gothicnaturejournal.com/

Deadline for submissions:  February 1, 2021

 

Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:01pm
NEW LITERARIA JOURNAL IN COLLABORATION WITH ASSAM UNIVERSITY(A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY), INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

New Literaria Journal, in collaboration with the Department of English, Assam University(A Central University), India invites papers for its International e-Conference on ‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’ to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2020.

 

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Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:58pm
Liberal Arts Collective at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State is launching a conference-style podcast, "Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic,” which will run during Fall 2020 to early Spring 2021. This podcast seeks to interview a variety of academics, artists, activists, or community members to feature their work and experiences as they try to understand, explain, alleviate, or simply capture the contemporary phenomena that fall under these themes.  Speakers will be volunteering to remotely record a 15-minute long informal conversation about their work or experience. Parallel events include a reading group and a closing roundtable.

CFP Special Issue: Crisis, Pandemics, and Counter-hegemony: Reading Paradigm Shifts across World Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

While it may be too soon to assess the long-lasting impact that the Covid19 pandemic will have on our societies and ways of life in the future, it is timely to consider how the collective experience of emergency and crisis tends to prompt reflections and critique —sometimes renewed, though not always— on the ways in which we live, as well as tending to inspire new conceptualizations and directions in thought, behavior, policy, and the arts.

Queer Environmental Entanglements

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Jeremy Chow (Bucknell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Bloomsbury Companion to Queer Studies

Section: Environmental Entanglements

CFP

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

'Who is Afraid of the Humanities?': A Podcast

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:05pm
Thilini Prasadika
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Launched as part of a larger initiative, 'Who is Afraid of the Humanities' is an academic podcast which discusses the passing scene of research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities in different parts of the world. 

In each episode of this podcast, the host interviews students, researchers, academics, activists, and enthusiasts in the field of Arts and Humanities and attempts to highlight the role of Humanities in addressing important and pressing challenges through research, teaching and other academic/activist engagements. 

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:27pm
Dr Lucy Jeffery and Professor Vicky Angelaki, Mid Sweden University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Online conference: 7 December 2020

Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University)

Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

 

Native American Literature at CEA 2021 (April 8-10) Birmingham, Alabama

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

ICMS Kalamazoo 2021: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 9:59am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Medieval animal studies has tended to privilege literary and encyclopedic texts, viewing animals within Aristotelian hierarchies of rationality, while research on animals in medieval medicine has focused on their use as ingredients, rather than their potential status as patients. There have been few discussions of animals and humans in relationships of care, or of animals as the recipients of medical treatment. In this panel, we seek to expand these conversations by centering veterinary medicine, including treatment manuals (e.g., hawking handbooks), literary representations of veterinary practices (e.g., romance heroes caring for horses), and other genres that concern the (un)ethical, (il)legal, or (im)proper treatment, training, or keeping of animals.

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture, Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 14 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4:19am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

  

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture 

An Interdisciplinary International Conference (Virtual), Cappadocia University, Turkey

January 14 – 15, 2021

 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

 

Keynote speaker: TBA

 

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Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

Thinking with Plants

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

Learning With Animals: Anthropomorphization and the Animal Mind

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While it is considered dubious to anthropomorphize animals to learn about them, learning with animals asks scholars to consider both animal and human ways of being and knowing, as well as where those epistemologies might overlap or diverge. Attempting to learn with animals requires consideration of the value of anthropomorphization. Drawing on the burgeoning field of animal studies, we invite literary scholars to consider how literature imagines animals and their ways of being and knowing—whether alternate or familiar.

 

Special Issue of Women's Studies: "Desexualization"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:42am
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal (Taylor & Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

“Desexualization”—a special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal

Guest Editor: Helena Feder (ECU), federh@ecu.edu

 

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions to address the global phenomenon I am calling “desexualization.” Long before the pandemic and social distancing, scientists had been reporting that people are having far less sex than ever before, in the United States, Japan, Britain, Europe, and elsewhere.

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Dr. Zoe Kinsley, Liverpool Hope University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Studies in Travel Writing special issue:

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

Guest edited by Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool), Zoe Kinsley (Liverpool Hope University) and Kate Walchester (Liverpool John Moores University)

Deleuze and Global Pandemics: Call for Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:29pm
Indian Institiute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Chief Editor's Bio: Dr. Saswat Samay Das teaches Critical Theory, Continental Thinking and Deleuze Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

Seeking Submissions for "Opening the Ecological Text" Special Issue

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University; Kent Shaw, Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

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