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European Writers in Exile (Abstracts Due April 15)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:20pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

We have a contract with Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield) in hand and are issuing a targeted call for, primarily, the following important writers.  We have accepted a number of essays already and are seeking to round our volume, as follows.

 

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. 

 

Designing, Teaching, Leading, & Theorizing Out-of-the-Box Student Travel (Domestic or Int’l; Edited Collection)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Irina Gendelman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Designing, Teaching, Leading, & Theorizing Out-of-the-Box Student Travel (Domestic or Int’l; Edited Collection)

We seek essays of 3,000-5,000 words for an edited collection that explores unique and out-of-the-box faculty-led student travel, whether abroad or domestically. This book intends to argue for unique and innovative forms of undergraduate student travel, travel that eschews the sadly ubiquitous pre-packaged and overpriced program. We anticipate having three major sections: articles exploring the a) theory, b) implementation, and c) teaching (both in and outside the classroom, depending) of such journeys.

 

UPDATED: Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 3/31/2019; Completed Draft: 8/15/2019

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

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Interrogating Resilience and Survival

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:25pm
Sarah Dowling and Sophie Feng, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We are seeking submissions of abstracts for our NeMLA panel. The NeMLA Convention will take place from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY, USA. The 2023 conference theme is RESILIENCE. 

 

cfp - "Roads of America" [NeMLA panel]

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

**This cfp is for an already-acceped panel at the NeMLA conference. NeMLA is taking place in person March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. **

Islands

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:25am
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association has chosen to alternate its annual panels between specific geographic focal points and themes that encourage transnational discussions. In conjunction with the 2022 ChLA conference, we hosted a themed virtual panel on “Dreams in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” For the 2023 ChLA annual conference to be held in Bellevue, Washington from June 15 to 17, we seek paper proposals with a focus on “Islands.” We are interested in studies of islands, archipelagos, and waterways – literal and metaphoric – in children’s and young adult literature.

Asian Diaspora and Nation in Modern and Contemporary British Literature (CFP part of NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Is the UK a country of immigration? British immigration historian Panikos Panayi says yes. Although its history and founding are not comparable to that of the United States, which is synonymous with the history of immigration, the history of Britain is also not unrelated to immigration. On the contrary, for the past 200 years, immigration has been a major driving force in history, leading to significant changes in British society. In the context of the dissolution of the British Empire and the decline of the British economy after World War II, Englishness has emerged as a public concern by British people who ask themselves, “What is British?” or “What is English?”.

Germany and the Black Atlantic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:44pm
NemLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Aside from the transatlantic slave trade, the second darkest period of the history of Blacks and the black continent is the colonial period. Colonialism is the territorial domination and subjugation of a people by another group of people which encompasses political and economic exploitation. Among the factors that led to the imperial and colonial event in Africa was the industrial revolution with the need for a labor force, an expansion, new markets as well as the concept of white supremacy over other races. The colonial period has had profound effects on the African continent in all ramifications of human endeavor. The transatlantic slave trade as well as colonialism have brought Blacks in contact with Germany.

James Baldwin: then and now

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:43pm
Peter Kerry Powers/ Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

 James Baldwin’s presence in American culture and political history follows a trajectory that is perhaps unique in American letters, being the signature literary voice for two very different cultural moments: the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s and then—after a period of relative quiet—being taken up again six decades later as a prophetic precursor and guiding spirit for the larger Black Lives Matter movement.  Baldwin’s continuing relevance for our discourse and disputation about race, nationhood, masculinity and sexuality is now all but taken for granted.  His voice helps us navigate the thicket of cultural politics as we seek a world that is more just and more free than the one in which we live. 

Roles of First Nation Peoples in Modern Canadian Literary Works

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Modern Canadian poets and authors of fiction have incorporated aspects of First Nation cultures and characters in a range of works. In some cases portraits of First Nation individuals and communities are central to these literary works while in others they are less prominent. What are the similarities and differences between the depictions of First Nation peoples? Are the literary treatments of them reliable? What may we learn about Canadian historical and political realities in Canada, as well as gender roles, from these portrayals? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Portrayals of Africans in Europe and the USA in Modern African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Diverse African literary works portray the experiences of African characters in the United States and other Western nations. Such works include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names. What do such portrayals tell us about imagined ideas of Western opportunity and promise? What do these types of narratives reveal about shared and divergent outlooks and lifestyles in African and Western communities? What different kinds of political and gender-based experiences are dramatized in these works, and what are the similarities and differences between the views of such experiences by African and Western characters?

Distinctively Caribbean Cultures and Characters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Caribbean poets, dramatists, and novelists have created a complex portrait of the Islands' cultures and characters. Certainly many of these characters' and cultures' traits resonate with those in other areas of the world. But what are some of the distinctive characteristics of Caribbean life in literatures of the Caribbean? How do historical, political, or folkloric legacies help us understand these distinctive traits? What are the liberatory implications of distinctly Caribbean characters, communities, environments, and folkloric motifs? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Youth Theatre and Performance in Regional, Minority, and Minoritised Languages

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:20am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

The theatre is a space of creative potential, particularly for expressing and for shaping and articulating identity. Little attention has been paid to youth theatre as a place of creation for youths (individuals aged between 12 and 25) in regional, minority, and minoritsed languages. 

Female Oppression: Race, Resistance, and Resilience in British Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:19am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the rapes of Lucretia and Beatrice Cenci in Ancient Roman art and literature to the #MeToo movement, women have long faced oppression that often engenders the sense of trauma and defiance. Reflecting on the 2023 NEMLA Convention theme “Resilience,” this seminar welcomes papers that explore how the above scenarios are depicted, and resisted, in British literature. Topics may include but are not limited to the Gothic and usurped female agency, female Gothic oneirocriticism, feminist interventions, spectrums of mentation, rectification of misunderstanding and stigmatisation, resilient female characters, and trauma in relationships (familial, romantic, professional, etc.).

Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now

updated: 
Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 5:04am
North South University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022

North South University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Conference in English Studies

 

Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now

November 4-5, 2022 

Organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages

 

~“You may make a rupture, draw a line of flight, yet there is still a danger that you will reencounter organizations that restratify everything, formations that restore power to a signifier, attributions that reconstitute a subject . . .” (Deleuze & Guattari, 9)

 

Community Metaphors in india

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:34am
Dr Anusuya A Paul/St Joseph's College of Commerce (Autobomous), Bangalore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022

Community Metaphors in India

Kazuo Ishiguro Special Issue (Texas Studies in Literature and Language)

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 5:01pm
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Onoto Watanna’s Cattle at 100: Indomitable Women in the West During the Chinese Exclusion Era

updated: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
Winnifred Eaton Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Conference Director: Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia

*Extended Deadline for Proposals: September 30, 2022*

You are invited to propose a scholarly paper, panel, or roundtable, or more public-facing creative presentation, performance, or screening to a conference designed to explore the career of Asian North American writer Winnifred Eaton Reeve (1875-1954) and her contexts.. 

4th Global Conference on Women's Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:31am
Daungyewa Utarasint/NYUAD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022

The 4th Global Conference on Women’s Studies, November 24_26, 2022 in London, UK, encourages all to present their recent research work. This conference is considered a prestigious event organized with the motivation to provide an excellent international platform for academics, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy, and relevance with the theme of the conference.

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 12:11am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention 

Niagara Falls, NY March 23-26, 2023

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

The term diaspora refers to the dispersion of a people from their native land; and often, there is a subjective emotional attachment whereas such feelings are determined by cultural identity. We see this illustrated in works by writers such as Elizabeth Nunez, V.S. Naipaul, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jhumpa Lahiri as they examine themes such as nostalgia, alienation, displacement, and resilience in the face of adversity. This creative panel will consist of emerging writers who use their works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to illustrate the various experiences connected to living in diaspora.

An Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 9:23am
Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, Ann Ang
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

An Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing

Call for Submissions

Editors Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang are currently accepting submissions for an anthology of diverse eco-writing from Southeast Asian writers that explore interrelationships with geographies and spaces in the region.

Deadline for submission is November 30, 2022.

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 8:25am
cara
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

Call for Submissions

How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?

We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.

Latin American borderlands: new perspectives on history and culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7:05pm
Missouri State
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Latin American frontiers have been approached from multiple perspectives but the canonical all-encompassing studies, Hennessy’s The Frontier in Latin American History and David Weber’s and Jane Rausch’s edited collection on the same topic, were published decades ago. They could and should be reviewed in light of new developments, both in academia and in the real world (or say politics, culture and the economy). This collective effort will offer a fresh take on Latin American frontiers, understood mainly but not only historically and in the sense of undetermined borderlands, be it between nation-states or within the political boundaries of a single nation-state.

DEADLINE EXTENDED / LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 2:00pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century

 

Deadline extended for submissions: August 31, 2022

 

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

 

Contact email: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

 

“The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure”: an International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 1:20pm
Research Network "The Failure of Knowledge - Knowledges of Failure"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022

“The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure”: an International Conference (In-Person Event)

May 4-6, 2023, University of Mannheim (Germany)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Jack Halberstam (Columbia University), Heather Houser (University of Texas at Austin)

Call for Papers

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