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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.

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.

 

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)

 

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)

 

CFP, Expanded Directions in Community-Based Undergraduate Research

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:44am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 12, 2021

Community engagement and service learning are long-standing high-impact educational practices that have demonstrated value for students, faculty, higher education institutions, community organizations, states, regions, and nations. The societal focus on social justice movements, public health and the pandemic, and environmental issues has created unprecedented opportunities for engaging undergraduates in community-based research. These developments have highlighted community needs for certain types of data and projects as well as nurtured new forms of community engagement such as social entrepreneurship.

Conference series | 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:57am
PopMeC research collective and academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 4, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINES | CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester. 

PAMLA 2021, Travel and Literature Session, November 11-14, 2021, Las Vegas, NV, US

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The PAMLA 2021 Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through literary lenses as broadly conceived, with special interest in movement through city spaces. Since this year’s conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are particularly interested in essays that consider the ways in which literary works address the city as a site for spiritual exploration, identity loss, or renewal for characters who travel to, from, or through urban spaces. How does travel or movement through city spaces address issues of identity, perception, or power?

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its twelfth annual issue, to be published in summer 2021. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.

Deadline Extended! Teaching Western and Native American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 9:38am
Patricia Bostan, Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, is currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2021 issue: Teaching Western and Native American Literature, to be guest edited by Susan M. Stone, author of works on 19th-century regionalism, gender, and Native American literature and culture.

Deadline is April 1, 2021

Sign Up: Wet feet? Flooding, resilience and the climate crisis (online conference)

updated: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 2:19pm
Gemma Curto and Juliet de Little, University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 19, 2021

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr Kate Smith (University of Hull)

Dr Katie Ritson (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich)

 

Generously sponsored by the Sheffield Water Centre, The University of Sheffield

Conference: 9am - 3pm, 19 May 2021 [itinerary in BST/GMT+1] 

Register by 19 April 2021:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wet-feet-flood-resilience-and-the-climate-crisis-tickets-136599660261

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:09pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

ASLE 2021: Ecomedia and Empire

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carlos Alonso Nugent
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Conference: ASLE 2021

Panel: Ecomedia and Empire

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

Literary Urban Studies and Climate Futures (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.

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