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Making Space for Care: Reimagining Sites of Care in 19th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
NeMLA 2022 (MARCH 10-13)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.

 

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Eurasian Studies Center/“Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.

 

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL, and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2019: 88.14)

Neo-Slave Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.

Eighteenth-Century Studies Special Issue: Indigeneity

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 2:07pm
Ramesh Mallipeddi / University of British Columbia, Vancouver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

In Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (2016), the historian Coll Thrush repositions England’s capital not only as a city where decisions were made to dispossess Indigenous peoples, but also as a space that "has been entangled with Indigenous territories, resources, knowledges, and lives" from the earliest moments of the nation’s overseas settlement (15). Scholarship on the long eighteenth century has for a long time emphasized the primacy of Indigenous peoples. Taking Columbus’s landfall in Guanahani in 1492 and the forced removal of Black Caribs from St.

Diaspora of Foreign Scholars in WWII: Relief and Salvation

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.

 Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.

 

Frames of Care: Guantánamo Bay Prison & Mass Incarceration (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

 

In her 2009 book Frames of War, Judith Butler theorizes the frames of recognizability that enable a particular culture of war to take hold, shaping our “affective and ethical dispositions through a selective and differential framing of violence.” But more than just a diagnostic, Butler makes an ethical demand to become critical readers who can “frame the frame,” notice where the frame breaks, and enact other models of moral responsiveness. Looking back at this seminal work, this panel launches from one of the primary sites that Butler focalizes, Guantánamo Bay Prison, to re-evaluate the entangled frames of war and mass incarceration.

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
David Brauner/University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

 

A Symposium sponsored by ‘Identities’ at Reading

Department of English Literature

 

University of Reading

 

Online Event

 

01-02 November 2021

 

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Francesco Brenna (Towson University), Erin Twohig (Georgetown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
NEMLA Conference, Baltimore (MD), 10-13 March 2022
Francesco Brenna, Towson University (fbrenna@towson.edu)
Erin Twohig, Georgetown University (ekt12@georgetown.edu)

This panel examines the presence of soccer/football in Mediterranean cultures—from literature and visual arts, to cinema and history, to music and philosophy. We welcome papers on soccer in cultural production from any part of the Mediterranean world, including comparative approaches, as well as papers on literary and artistic aspects of the sport in journalism and media.

Ethnicity and National Identity

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Indian Review of World Literature in English

(IRWLE)

www.worldlitonline.net

CALL FOR PAPERS ON ETHNIC LITERATURE

he Indian Review of World Literature in English, a Peer Reviewed and Indexed Journal on World Literature in English in circulation since July 2005, invites research articles and book Reviews on Ethnic Literature for the forthcoming  January, 2022 issue.

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If It's on the Internet, It Must Be True: The Socio-cultural Impact of Fake News

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Jenifer Butler and Suzanne Gut / 53rd NeMLA Convention 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

The ubiquity of social media and technology affects how people perceive and care for the world (digital and physical) around them. This panel engages scholars on how a seemingly endless stream of information causes readers to waffle on the precipice of fake news and misinformation, creating a threat to cultural representations, critical literacy, discourse, and cultural misinformation in virtual spaces. Scholars will explore the impacts of or potential means of combating increasingly pervasive fake news in a society reliant on digital information.

Abstract:

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:53pm
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

2021 Theme: Afro-Latinx and Caribbean Identities

West Chester University

Call for Presentations

 

In 2021 the LCC is holding a hybrid event, with one day of virtual presentations on September 29th and a second day of in-person celebrations, on September 30th.  

 

Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x  issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations 

 

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Healing Practices and Beliefs in Literatures of the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13

Panel Chair: Tania Nicolaou

How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?

For Whose Own Good?: French (Post-)Colonialism and Interdependence

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Abstract:

“C’est avec 76.900 hommes que la France assure la paix et les bienfaits de la civilisation à ses 60 millions d’Indigènes. ”

RACISM, NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA International Interdisciplinary ON-LINE Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:52am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

ON-LINE CONFERENCE

26-27 July 2021

CFP:

It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

Crossing Territories. Recognition across Time, Space, and Textuality in the US and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:28am
26TH AISNA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE. Department of Humanities, L’Aquila (Italy), September 23-25, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 4, 2021

 

Paper proposals of around 300 words should be submitted, along with a short bio, to the panel coordinator(s), to the conference organizing committee (aisna2021univaq@gmail.com), and to the AISNA Secretary, Anna De Biasio (anna.de-biasio@unibg.it) by June 27, 2021. Acceptance will be notified by July 5, 2021. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.

For any general query about the conference, please contact the organizing committee (aisna2021univaq@gmail.com)

N.B.: We hope that we will be able to meet in L’Aquila for the 2021 AISNA conference.

Decentering the White Male Gaze: Inclusivity and Diverse Voices in Beowulf Studies (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:40pm
Richard Fahey - NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Beowulf studies has traditionally been the domain of white male scholars who have historically dominated both the scholarship and translations of the poem. This session seeks to decenter the white male gaze and invites novel perspectives from often marginalized voices in the field to contribute to the many ongoing academic conversations focused on Beowulf.

CFP: HyperCultura- 10/2021

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue of HyperCultura (indexed CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, MLA Director of Periodicals, ERIH PLUS and EBSCO), due March-April 2022. While we will still encourage a comparative approach, though not imposing it, we will welcome papers on nationalism/postnationalism, colonialism/postcolonialism/decolonization, race, gender studies, ethnicity, and identity. The papers should apply any of the above on: literature (not classic), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language and literature).

Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:02am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory

 

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2022

 

Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

 

Contact email: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

JMMLA Spring 2021 - "Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment" (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:46am
Journal of Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World.  The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Forgotten Genocides:

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

Roundtable on “Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:56am
Maria Grewe, Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Roundtable: Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions

What does it mean to teach German studies at Minority Serving Institutions (such as HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISIs) in keeping with the unique missions and programming of these institutions of higher education? German studies, when presented and practiced as unmarked whiteness in the cannon, curricula, and programs, and where diversity is peripheral, reproduces existing power structures and excludes the voices and experiences of our students. This lack of representation and identification leads to underrepresentation of Students of Color in German studies.

NEMLA 2022 session: Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Brooke Stanley and Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022. 

 

Session Description:

Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
University of Central Lancashire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 

We are seeking contributors and proposals for chapters to be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature, newly commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

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