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Update - Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology - Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 7:47pm
Screen Bodies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for our forthcoming general issue. We feature work on all forms of visual media, particularly research that engages with concepts of the body, the screen, and / or technology broadly construed. Articles are typically between 6k–9k words. Please see our website for details about the inclusion of artwork/images (www.berghahnjournals.com/submissions).

Thirtieth Annual British Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

British Women Writers Conference 2022
May 19-21, 2022 | 
Baylor University

The organizers of the 2022 BWWC invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome.

2022 Conference on the Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film, and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy Call for Presentation Proposals

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021

 

Conference on the Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film, and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy

Call for Presentation Proposals

 

Auburn University at Montgomery

February 24-25, 2022

 

Sponsored by the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama and Auburn University at Montgomery

 

CFP: JBSM Special Issue 2023

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Berghahn Journals
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

JOURNAL OF BODIES, SEXUALITIES, AND MASCULINITIES

 

Call for Papers: Special Issue 2023

Fashion and Style

 

Guest Editors: Professors Joseph Hancock II and Vicki Karaminas

 

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Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:49pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:26pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Saying and Unsaying: Ekphrasis and Apophasis as Feminist Rhetorical Strategies #19154

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:46am
Diana Shaffer / NeMLA 53rd annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable explores how feminist authors have used both ekphrasis and apophasis to question the interrelations of gender, race, class, and socio-economic and political power; and also, to displace traditional, outmoded beliefs, and inherited but dysfunctional historical narratives.  Rhetorically, ekphrasis is defined as vivid, verbal description, or as verbal representation of visual art, or as canonical literature re-envisioned to fit new narratives.  Apophasis refers broadly to denial, repudiation, or negation, and narrowly to a kind of irony in which what on the surface appears to be the case differs radically from what is actually the case. 

Gender Through Technology

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:16am
Variations - The Literary Journal at the University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

The interplay between technology, gender and culture has attracted increasing interest over the past years. It has been the subject of intermedial approaches, ranging from gender-specific explorations of literary discourses on technology to film and cultural analyses.

Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149

updated: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:49pm
diana.shaffer/NeMLA 53rd annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149

Seminar format

This seminar asks questions and invites responses that explore representations of female love and desire in global literatures. How have the complex poetics of female love and desire—the desire to have something, or escape something, or punish, or know—been represented over time? What strategies have been employed to subvert literary conventions defined predominantly by male perspectives on home, love, war, victory and loss? How have female characters navigated the interplay between things done (overtly) and thought (covertly) to reveal the inner web of desires, fears and conflicts that constitute a female poetics of love and longing?

“ Femmes solidaires d’Afriques transatlantiques: Sororité, amitié ou conflits?"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:40pm
Stephanie Diane Tsakeu Mazan/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Le présent panel se veut le lieu d’exploration et de questionnement des difficultés auxquelles sont confrontées les femmes qui sont loin d’être préoccupées par la construction d’une communauté centrée autour d’une conception sororale unique. Leur engagement dans le cadre des luttes politiques tout comme leur rôle en tant que « gardiennes du temple » des traditions séculaires patriarcales ne sont plus à démontrer. Cependant, existe-t-il des associations des femmes africaines à caractère essentiellement féministe ?

Fan Fiction and Performance in the Age of COVID

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 2:10pm
Kaitlin Tonti/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

While the Covid pandemic left many feeling isolated, from tragedy has emerged a new surge in modes of fan interaction and fan fiction that further challenge who, what, and how “canon” is determined in fictional worlds that have long since been closed by the authors and script writers.

Call for Co-Editor: Collected Volume

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:14pm
Gregory Bray/Publisher Not Yet Attached
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

Call for a Co-editor on a collected manuscript, ‘Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression.’ 

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances NOW VIRTUAL

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

SAMLA 93, scheduled for November 4-6, 2021, has moved to a virtual format. As such, we are re-opening our General Call for Abstracts until September 30. For more information on submitting to our General Call, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/general-call-for-abstracts

Additionally, some panel organizers have extended their CFP deadlines until the 30th. To browse our current CFP list, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/callsforpapers

Edited Volume: Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández / Universidad de Salamanca
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

 

Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature

 

edited by Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández

 

If what we need to dream, to move our spirits most deeply and directly towards and through promise, is discounted as a luxury, then we give up the core —the fountain— of our power [...] we give up the future of our worlds.

 

—Audre Lorde, “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”

 

Women and Power -- Shakespeare's Globe

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:23pm
Shakespeare's Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Women and Power: Call for Papers

 

As part of our forthcoming Women and Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are bringing together scholars and practitioners for a one-day, online symposium to be held on Friday 10 December.

"Queerness and the body: the effects of Pandemic"

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
American Academy of Religion Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The 2022 Call for the Queer Caucus is centering on topics surrounding queerness and the body: the effects of the Pandemic. The call wants to ask questions like "How has the queer community experience the devastating and last effects that have arisen out of pandemics?" "What happens with the lost of queer geography?" This call also seeks papers that explore how the queer community has continued to find creative ways to maintain communities, connections, and support when their physical spaces, their livelihoods, and their health have been threathened. How do you find community, other queer bodies? The recent closure of gay bars has also taken a toll and what does this mean for the future?

Networks of Song and Story: Convent and Community in Medieval France

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
A Special Session at ICMS, Kalamazoo 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

This session adopts an interdisciplinary approach to women’s communities centered at French religious houses, and interprets creative, devotional, and other kinds of output inspired by these institutional contexts. How did music, art, liturgies, and literature figure in representations and articulations of these women’s voices? We consider how such works created networks among writers, readers, and performers, and we investigate how convents, functioning as inspiration and narrative loci, shaped lyric and text. We aim to newly demonstrate how particular institutional contexts framed gendered expression and communal life, and how particular works reflected and fashioned women’s voices, within and beyond convent walls.

Popular Culture Association Conference - Miss America Pageant

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:21pm
Elwood Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CO-PANELISTS  - Miss America Pageant

 

2022 Popular Culture Association Conference

Seattle, Washington April 13–16 2022

 

Circle for Asian American Literary Studies at 2022 AAAS

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:22pm
Julia Lee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Two panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the 2022 Association of Asian American Studies Conference:

Panel 1) Asian American Literature and the “American West” 

Embodied Rhetorics in the long Eighteenth Century (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Where and why do we find examples of “embodied rhetoric” in the eighteenth century? We might think of Defoe’s description of Friday’s gesture placing his head beneath Robinson Crusoe’s foot signifying voluntary servitude and its relation to the supplicating figure of “Am I not a Man and a Brother” emblem, memoralized by Wedgewood. Or we might consider Trim’s gesture with his hat in Tristram Shandy describing how we pass from life to death, and onwards to Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia as a handbook for speaking gesture (building upon Bulwer’s Chirologia) as figures for something like “embodied rhetoric” or an emphasis on gesture and persuasive or signifying postures.

Supporting Women Writers: Coteries as Feminist Praxis (Roundtable at ASECS Annual Conference, March 31-April 2, 2022, Baltimore, MD)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
ASECS 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Eliza Haywood represents The Female Spectator as part of a coterie that acts as “several Members of one Body, of which [she is] the mouth.” Through this writing club, Haywood encapsulates the important role that such coteries played in circulating women’s writing in the long eighteenth century. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu circulated her travel writing for feedback in a letter-book within a close circle of friends and family members. This correspondence between women represented an opportunity to share work in a safe space. Co-writing groups remain a safe space and an essential resource for women to share work today.

CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (*** Deadline extended to 31st March 2022 ***)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture (ESCI, SCOPUS, MLA, THCI)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

CFP:

Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (*** Deadline extended to 31st March 2022 ***)

 

Guest Editors:

Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK)

 

 

Burning the Ballot: Feminism Meets Anarchy

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
A Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Anarchism’s engagement with the question of gender is at once ambiguous and contradictory. Historically, the anarchist response to the “woman/sex question” was mixed. During the period of ‘classical anarchism’ (1840-1939), women took on active roles in anarchist movements – they were active in anarchist organizations, publications, and projects across the globe. They took part in uprisings, rebellions, and revolutions, as well as in the work of day-to-day anarchist organizing, propaganda, and more. While many (though not all) rejected the label of feminist, they nonetheless spoke out against sexual subordination and called for the emancipation of women with the overthrow of all forms of social, political, and economic hierarchy.

Collective Practices of Care During the Pandemic (Seminar)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
Cynthia Melendez (New York University) Sandra Bonomini (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Si pensamos el sujeto de la política y el sujeto de la revolución como un sujeto constitutivamente vulnerable, entonces la revolución es completamente distinta. Ya no es un proyecto de poder, es un proyecto de cuidado"- Paul B. Preciado

Fairy Tales and Fantasy Fiction / Contes de fées et Fantasy

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:15pm
Fantasy Art and Studies (association les Têtes Imaginaires)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 25, 2021

In 1947, Tolkien published “On Fairy Stories”, an essay on fairy tales which grew out of his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture and has since become the basis for the theorisation of the modern Fantasy genre. This essay popularised the terms secondary world, subcreation and subcreator in specialist criticism.

Representation of Women in 20th and 21st Century Novel

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITYENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENTGraduate Seminar 2021Representation of Women in 20th and 21st Century Novel. “We the precocious, we the repressed of culture, our lovely mouths gagged with pollen, our wind knocked out of us, we the labyrinths, the ladders, the trampled spaces, the bevies – we are black and we are beautiful” asserts Helene Cixous deciphering the attributed meaning of being a woman (“The Laugh of the Medusa” 878). Throughout history, patriarchy has created a woman myth to define women’s sexual and gender identity, confining them into motherhood, madness, or monstrous images to devalue their role in society.

The Promises of Care and Saudi Women’s Invisibility

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Saudi women have always been perceived distinctly in both Arab and global communities. It’s not a secret that Saudi women have occupied the focus of international interest for a long time. Although this interest may come across as “care,” leading political global forces hide behind the promises of “caring” about women’s rights to achieve political gains. In the latter sense, this concept is manipulated and misused. The misuse of “care” has led to Saudi women’s “hypervisibility” as oppressed, powerless, inferior, and unheard while their true power is still invisible. Evidently, to communicate their unique perception of “care,” Saudi women have utilized different tools ranging from publishing traditional genres to posting on social media.

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