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In Their Own Words: Voices of Kashmir

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:39pm
Zachary Bordas/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This heuristic panel seeks to examine the lived reality and creative representation of the political and ecological crisis in Kashmir. Spotlighting the voices of Kashmiri writers will continue the long and delicate process of shedding light on the current human rights crisis happening in Kashmir, as well as its global significance. This panel, therefore, solicits academic research that brings the persecuted voices of Kashmiri writers out of isolation (respecting anonymity on an individual basis) and into humanist discussions. The purpose of this panel involves both understanding the description of the Kashmiri lived reality, as well as providing space for hearing the specific tenants of their calls for change.

The Mandalorian and the Western at Western Literature Association 2020

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Erin N. Bistline/University of Tennessee-Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Mandalorian explicitly interacts with the Western genre, setting up a story of a single gunfighter standing against enemies to protect the innocent.  The theme of the 2020 Western Literature Association conference is graphic wests, which lends itself well to a panel focused on the Disney+ series.  

The conference itself will be held virtually, and the organizers seek a variety of panel types.  Individuals interested in being part of a panel focused on The Mandalorian should submit 100-200 word proposals to ebistlin@utk.edu by July 5.   Responses will be sent by July 10.

Below is the full CFP for the conference. It includes details about the panel types accepted. 

 

Call for Special Issues

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:21pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Special-Issue Proposal Guidelines

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Climate Change: Activating the Humanities through Service Learning

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Cynthia S. Williams/NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable at NeMLA (Northeast MLA, Philadelphia 2021) will explore humanities courses that incorporate service learning as a way to respond to climate change. Given the exigency of global warming and the stress it places on our local communities, it becomes increasingly vital to leverage the humanities through focused civic engagement.

interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:50am
interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme, an open access journal offered by The Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University, Ontario, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Call for Papers: Interconnections / Interconnexions

*UPDATE* Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:28am
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

Metropolitan Processes of Hybridization: Urban Immigration in Literature and Visual Arts

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:55am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Description:

In line with the theme of the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention, the aim of this session is to explore how the humanities depict contemporary cultural and social challenges through the arrangement of innovation and tradition. Rather than an irreconcilable dichotomy, this binomial combination leads to valuable cultural meanings, collaborating to the transmission of memories and experiences via both canonical and traditional forms of representations and innovative, technological, and interdisciplinary methods.

GCWG 2021 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

Latin American Cosmopolitanisms: Vernacular, Ethical, and Ecological Views of Globality

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The question of cosmopolitanism has been crucial to the literatures of Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries. At the turn of the past century modernistas and vanguardistas proposed innovative views of cultural cosmopolitanism that traced the geopolitical shifts of the continent. Later, as Magical Realism became a global phenomenon, this originally Latin American aesthetics would come to be celebrated as the literary language of the postcolonial world (Bhabha).

The Covid 19 Pandemic: What this means for a Society, Culture and Nation

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:56pm
Damdama College,Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 21, 2020

Articles in about 4000(four thousand words) are invited from faculties, academicians, scholars and activists for the inaugural issue of a peer reviewed journal called Social Currents. The issue will feature articles on the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for a society, culture and nation. Have we learnt new lessons or should we go about doing what we always aspire and do-a technocracy irreverent to human history and its complex interlinking with the environment. While doctors and nurses are at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic, are we somehow ignoring the sanitation workers or such men and women who have been traditionally marginalized and do not figure in our ideas of societal growth?

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (update)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

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 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Scandalous Spaces - SAMLA 92 (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

SAMLA 92: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts - November 13-15, 2020: Virtual Conference through Accelevents

 

Scandalous Spaces (Modernist Literature)

Crime Fiction and Ecology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Discourses of contamination and pollution have long figured in crime writing. Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, crime fiction has frequently elucidated a correlation between transgressive acts and the topographies in which they occur. Within this, it is the detective’s heightened capacity to interpret material and spatial signs – often through the embracement of new technologies and innovative modes of deciphering the social body – that allows for the containment of deviancy and restoration of order.

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 61 (2/2021)

Editors:

Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)

Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

 

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020

SEASECS 2021 Call for Session Proposals

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

SEASECS 2021: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century”

February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida

Session Proposal Deadline: 6.15.2020

(Individual Papers and Fully-formed Panels Deadline: 10.15.2020)

 

The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines.

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (update)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:30am
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

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 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Rethinking Relations: Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities (Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 6:25am
University of Konstanz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rethinking Relations - Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Konstanz, Germany

November 11-13, 2021

Organizers:

Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, Konstanz

Beate Ochsner, Media Studies, Konstanz

 

So forget the word environment, commonly used in this context.

--Serres, The Natural Contract--

[DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 July 2020] Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
PULSE: the Journal of Science and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

Call for Book Chapters "Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues"

updated: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:04am
Nationalist Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues

 

Call for Book Chapters  

The novel coronavirus epidemic has challenged the path of human growth. It has reassured mankind why development and not growth should be of primary concern for humanity. Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution, ecology and social wellbeing have been compromised for the economy. However, with the epidemic challenging the economic structure, it begets humankind to find sustainable solutions that balance all these three facets of industrial growth, ecological sustainability and social wellbeing.

DEADLINE EXTENDED 6/1/20!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:30pm
2020 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email: 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, MN

Resonance: Axiologies of Distributed Perception

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Call for Contributions to an Edited Collection

Edited by Natasha Lushetich & Iain Campbell  

 

Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:38am
London Science Fiction Research Community
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CFP – Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

11th-12th September 2020

Keynote Speakers: Dr Nadine El-Enany and Florence Okoye

 

A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map.

from Wendy Trevino, 'Brazilian is Not a Race'

 

As a result of the ongoing crisis this conference will have to take place online, with the possibility of some optional in-person elements. We think now more than ever is a time to question the role of borders in our lives and so we want to proceed with this conversation. If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to get in touch. 

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:33am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Updated CfP: Children's Literature and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:13am
Lara Saguisag, CUNY-College of Staten Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)

 

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

 

Guest Editors:

Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

 

Erasure and the Environment Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Extended Deadline: 1st June 2020

 

Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent) 

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:37am
Gabrie'l J. Atchison/ Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

deadline for submissions: 

August 15th, 2020

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, SUNY College at Brockport, USA
contact email: atchison71@gmail.com

Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

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