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Call for Submissions: Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Modern Language Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call For Submissions

 

The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.” 

 

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 5:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)

Call for Papers: 

Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:02pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University and Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Book proposals are invited for a series called Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, published by Anthem Press (http://www.anthempress.com/).

NeMLA 2022 - Living Urban Ruins in Contemporary Latin American Literature, Film, and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Alexander Tough / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The climate crisis, the economic crisis, the refugee crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has called to the forefront the experience of contemporary beings which forces us to re-evaluate the place of the human in the current world, calling into question the crisis of the universal mode of man and human exceptionalism. Such a displacement in how we think about the human experience also forces us to re-think the city as a whole and what it wants to forget, in particular urban ruins. Is it still beneficial to think of urban ruins as dead, as just relics of a bygone age of national development, or just as modern flops that merge with the surrounding urban fabric? Or are they alive?

Senses in the City (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Arianna Fognani
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

please consider submitting an abstract to the following roundtable at the NeMLA's 53rd annual convention in Baltimore, MD (U.S.) from March 10 to 13, 2022.

FORMAT: Panel. 3-4 participants, reading a formal paper of 15-20 minutes (2500-3000 words) as set by the chair, followed by Q&A.

Call for Contributions: Design in Chaos the New Beginning: Fashion, Style, Design, Brands & Consumer Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

In the past few years, we have seen a revision of historicism with events that include racial and social reckoning, the removal of perceived racially oppressive brands, body size inclusivity, unprecedented global pandemic loss of life, multiple global shutdowns, falsely contested elections, large scale falsehoods orchestrated through social media, and a general individualization of experience. New ways of living have emerged that include the wearing of face coverings, shopping online, curb and home delivery, new styles of clothing that are worn, more engagement with computers and social media, concerns of global warming, the race into outer-space, global vaccination, and governmental control.

Humanities, Volume 10, Issue 3 (September 2021) - Call for Contribution

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

Humanities Open Acess

ISSN: 2076-0787

Volume 10, Issue 3 (September 2021)

Introduction

Humanities is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal for scholarly papers published quarterly online. 

Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital: The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World (SSSL Panel 2022)****Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 2:47pm
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

*Deadline Extended to 9/10*

Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022. 

The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.

 

Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital: 

The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World

PANDEMIC!: COVID-19 and Literary Studies

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes

Pandemic!:  COVID-19 and Literary Studies

61.1 (April 2023)

Jason Gladstone, Nan Goodman, Karim Mattar, co-editors

University of Colorado Boulder

 

 

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

Extended Call: Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

I have 12 great essays for a volume called Mythological Equines in Film (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is meant to be paired with Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is full with 21 essays.

In order to keep them approximately the same size, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the film collection. Harry Potter and Narnia are well covered, but other topics are open.

The abstract deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline for essays will be February 1, 2022.

How to submit your proposal

Call for Submissions: The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:51am
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Thoreau Society, The Concord Saunterer

Special Issue: Other than Thoreau: Nineteenth-Century African American Nature Writers 

I thought of the fishes of the water, the fowls of the air, the wild beasts of the forests, all appeared to be free, to go where they pleased, and I was an unhappy slave.

Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849)

Call for Papers: "EcoGothic Asia: Nature, Asia, and the Gothic Imagination”

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Universiti Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

   CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    SPECIAL ISSUE: SARE, Vol. 59, No. 1, July 2022

                                     “EcoGothic Asia: Nature, Asia, and the Gothic Imagination”

                                                  Guest Editor: Associate Professor Li-hsin Hsu

NeMLA 2022 panel: Dance as Site-ation: Adapting Literature, Film, Media, Place, and Performance (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.

Archival and Bibliographical Studies in American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Spectator Special Issue: "Waste"

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
Eszter Zimanyi, University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Call for Papers
Spectator Special Issue: “Waste"

Volume 42.2 (Fall 2022)
Edited by: Eszter Zimanyi


Description of topic

American Communes

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

On July 4, 1826, Robert Owen delivered an oration that would go on to be known as the “Declaration of Mental Independence” in which he situated an ideology animating his experimental society in New Harmony, Indiana within an existing tradition of American liberty. Communal societies seek to reconstruct society in miniature, though in the 19th century several of these experiments ultimately aspired to reshape society on a grand scale.

We seek essays that explore 19th century American communitarian experiments as revisions, renewals, and reconstructions of existing institutions, cultures, and mores. Essays may explore:

  • tensions between the public and private in intentional communities

Thinking with the End(s) of Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Apocalyptica / Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (Heidelberg University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Apocalyptica is an interdisciplinary, international, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. The journal publishes incisive analyses and diverse perspectives regarding the end of worlds.

We are seeking submissions that actively explore the apocalypse as a forceful figure of thought in order to grapple with the historical experiences, present confrontations, and future possibilities of (up)ending worlds.

Article length: 8,000-9,000 words

Deadline: 15 November 2021 

Rhizomatic and Multicentered Approaches in Creative Research Praxes

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:08pm
Noah Travis Phillips / Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Rhizomatic and Multicentered Approaches in Creative Research Praxes

 

This seminar will share and exchange perspectives on and experiences of multicentering / multicentricity in creative research practices. Our seminar will explore ways in which multicentricity, rhizomatics, and intra-action inform creative research practices, and how these strategies aid in reinventing the relationships between the elements involved. 

Michigan Hemingway Society Conference Scholarships (2) CFP

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:50am
Michigan Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Michigan Hemingway Conference will be held in Bay View, MI, on Oct 1-3 2021. These scholarships provide opportunities for scholars of all ages to come and present papers on Hemingway's Michigan fiction. 

For conference information, please go to: https://michiganhemingwaysociety.org/index.html

#1: The Sparrow Stoneback Memorial Award

Amount: $500

Eligibility: Must be
     a) enrolled in a graduate program and engaged in Hemingway Studies; or
     b) non-tenured English Department faculty in Lecturer or Adjunct position; or
     c) independent scholar with record of engagement in Hemingway Studies.

Lecture and Workshop: "Ecofeminist Readings of Life on Earth"

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s  environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create  ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological  deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative  approaches to ecocide.

Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Adeline Johns-Putra and Xianmin Shen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection

Special Issue: Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Xianmin Shen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Intertexts invites papers for a special issue on Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene.

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