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Traveling Forms: Global German Studies

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
29th Annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility.

Visualizing Translation (ACLA 2021)

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:44pm
Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event

Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan (co-orgaizers)

Increasingly, scholarship has begun to address the significance of translation for a variety of fields, including architecture, geography, museum -, memory -, and gender studies. In this seminar we aim to investigate the particular intersection of visual studies and translation studies, and to explore non-linguistic or non-traditional modes of translation. 

We invite papers from a variety of historical and literary-cultural backgrounds that take up the following questions:

(Online) HUMAN RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND DICTATORSHIP - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Our website:https://www.inconference.info/Scientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia ABOUT CONFERENCE: In the time when human rights are violated on a regular basis, violence triumphs, and feeble democracies ever more often back down before authoritarian rule, there obviously arises the need to reflect on the possible ways of counteracting such phenomena. Our interdisciplinary conference is intended as a fitting opportunity for this reflection.

[ACLA CPF] Reverse: Impure Mediascapes and Epistemic Resistance

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What do media and technologies mean for the colonized, racialized, and dehumanized? How do we interpret, use, or embody them in ways that go against the grain of colonial logic? How do we rewrite our histories decolonially by taking a close look at their materiality, representation, aesthetic form, and ontological structures? This seminar looks for media and technologies that reverse modern/colonial agencies and explore resistant subjectivity. We think of Leanne Simpson’s keen perception on the maps of “two-dimensional representations”: one is the colonial map that represents the colonial reality; another is the map that records alternative realities of pain, loss, and survival “alongside” the colonial one, embodied by the Nishnaabeg elders.

Religions' Special Issue on the Contributions and Challenges of Latinx Global Pentecostalism

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:36pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

From early in its inception, the Pentecostal religious movement has been an integral part of Latinx spirituality. In the Latin American/Caribbean experience, religion has played a vital role, beginning with its indigenous roots, the Spanish colonial legacy, African-based religions brought to the New World, the introduction of U.S. Protestantism in the nineteenth century, and the arrival of Pentecostalism. Historically, Latinx Pentecostalism developed as a global phenomenon. Despite its wide and enduring impact on religious life in the Americas and beyond, the literature on Pentecostalism still has significant research gaps especially in the following areas: ethnographic studies, comparative approaches, and methodological considerations.

Parliamentary Practices and the Challenges of the XXIst century in the English-speaking World and beyond

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:16pm
LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

In parliamentary as in presidential regimes, whether based on formal texts or on customs and traditions, the work of representatives takes place in a specific framework whose legitimacy is accepted by the majority of politicians and the population. Establishing guidelines has been a long-standing concern, as illustrated by A Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament of Eskine May for Great Britain in 1844 or the Manual of parliamentary practice for the use of the Senate of the United States of Thomas Jefferson of 1801.

ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference: Visions and Revisions of the State

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:46pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar aims to identify and investigate privileged genres in literature and film for the articulation and revision of state power in the Global North and South. In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, theorists hailing from a variety of disciplines prognosticated a state with significantly diminished powers. Whether despite or because of “governmentality”(Foucault, Brown), “Empire” (Hardt and Negri), “the network society” (Castells), or “regionalism” (Söderbaum, Kai), recent history and current events bear witness to the consolidation of state power, as well as states’ increasing willingness to violently repress perceived threats within and without their own borders. Wherein lies this power? What sanctions the exercise of it?

Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera amidst the Discourse of 'Bad Hombres' (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

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Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:46pm
Marina Malli / SUNY Binghamton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

 

**DEADLINE EXTENDED **

This panel seeks presentations on Gloria Anzaldúa’s legacy in contemporary theory and literature. It welcomes discussions of displacement, duality, limit and boundary transgression, border culture as well as Chicanx and Latinx identity and experience today. The goal of the panel is not just to discuss the now but also to keep constructing a bridge of border consciousness and mestizaje.

 

Discourses of Asian American Literature and Studies Then and Now (NeMLA 2021 panel)

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Friday, October 9, 2020 - 2:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.

Dissident self-narratives: radical and queer life writing

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:42am
Synthesis: an anglophone journal of comparative literary studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Synthesis (14. 2021)

https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/synthesis/index

Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted to Aude Haffen at marie-aude.haffen@univ-montp3.fr and synthesisjournal2008@gmail.com by 20 December 2020.

Notification of acceptance will be delivered by 11 January 2021.

The Construction of Place in Canadian Literature and Drama (ACLA, virtual)

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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:40am
Meredith Malburne-Wade and Alysia Davis/ACLA (virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Inspired by the (intended) original location for the 2021 ACLA conference (Montreal), we are soliciting papers on the role of place in Canadian literature and drama for this year's online conference. 

Food Matters in Literature and Culture

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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Digital Literature Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?

NeMLA 52 Cultural Studies and Media Studies Panel -- Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia

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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 10:23am
Northeast Modern Language
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This CFP is for the panel on “Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia” at the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention (the convention will go virtual this year), March 11-14, 2021. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of global cultural studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Mirror Maze

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
pacificREVIEW: West Coast Arts Review Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

pacificREVIEW is now open to submissions!! This year's theme: The Mirror Maze! Please review the info below & visit pacrev.submittable.com/submit for complete submission guidelines and to submit. Any questions can be directed at info.pacrev@gmail.com. **The Mirror Maze 

CFP: HyperCultura- 9/2020 - deadline extension

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dear all,

 We live in quite challenging times, therefore we have decided to extend our submission deadline by 1 month, until November 1st, 2020! HyperCultura, http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/ encourages, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas: literature (print and hypertext), (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (all of the above). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they analyze one of the above mentioned area. (eg, Postcolonialism applied to a book, a film, etc). 

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:01pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Sarah Sharp/University of Aberdeen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’: Workshop in association with the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies. 

 

Dates: 26th-27th March 2021

 

Expressions of Comics and Graphic Novels in Contemporary Spain (roundtable)

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:10pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Se aceptan presentaciones de manera virtual.

This roundtable invites work that analyzes the new wave of graphic narratives in contemporary Spain. This roundtable also welcomes proposals that deal with different genres and approaches to the medium, including analysis of the industry and publishers.

Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:06pm
GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien) and the GCSC (International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Digital Conference

Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities

 

8th postgraduate forum Postcolonial Narrations

February 10-12, 2021

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

 

Shakespeare in South Asian Cinema: Beyond the Canon - NeMLA 2021 Convention

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 1:57pm
Chris McComb/University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This panel - for NeMLA's 2021 Convention - explores past and current South Asian cinema's use of Shakespearean drama to respond to three questions. First, to what extent are South Asian filmmakers concerned with reenacting the Western dramatic canon? Second, at what point and why do South Asian filmmakers use Shakespeare as a springboard to explore problems and values that are only tangentially Shakespeare's? Third, what are these problems and values and how to they resonate for today’s global, wired audience?

The Prison Theatre Reader

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The exploration of prison is not new in literature and theatre. It is one in which convicts tell their stories from the inside. Here, the detained locate their experiences and conditions of prison. According to Arnold Erickson, prison has been a fertile setting for Artists, Musicians and Writers alike. Prisoners have produced hundreds of works that encompassed a wide range of literature books describing the prison experience. Modernist literature and theatre with its eclecticism saw the upsurge in the prison narrative. While Tennessee Williams’ Not about Nightingales establishes the prison genre, John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes focuses on the harsh treatment of imprisoned homosexuals.

CFP: Movement and Mobility in America

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) 40th International American Studies Conference Movement and Mobility in America Online Conference June 28-29, 2021   Movement and mobility lie at the core of American society. Whether through immigration, internal migration, social mobility, or domestic and global expansionism, the United States has always been defined as a nation of frontiers and pioneers, a country that is constantly (re)defining itself, where self-(re)invention is part of the American dream.

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:42am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Black Experience in the White Gaze: Framing Afro-Latin American Identities in XIX-XX Centuries

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:54am
Karina Sembe / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is a part of the 52nd Annual Convention of the The Northeast Modern Language Association. The conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, with the support of the University of Pennsylvania, the local host institution.

The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2020.

We invite participants to explore some of the ways in which Afro-Latin American experience was narrated by writers, scientists, and politicians in Latin America 19th to mid-20th century and beyond. We encourage participants to address Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Lusophone contexts of the said regions and the ties between these.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:10pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Women, Gender, & Sexuality - Online

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

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