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Embodiment and Agency in Postcolonial Literature (NeMLA 2022)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:01pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel holds space for depictions of embodied practices/practices of agency in bodies of women of color, queer, nonbinary, trans, and other subjectivities in postcolonial literature and literatures of the Global South. What is the relation between the body and exercising agency? How might we think of these practices as embodied and embodying: as practices done in/through/by the body, as well as practices that reify the body? What are the limitations of these projects, and to what degree are they successful? How might these practices be adopted by readers outside of the text?

 

Reminder - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:48pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan

Palazzo Arese-Borromeo (Cesano Maderno), September 23th - 24th 2021 

 

Websitehttps://cavellretrospective.wixsite.com/september2021

 

The conference will take place physically at Palazzo Arese-Borromeo in Cesano Maderno (25 minutes from the city center of Milan), but will also be streamed on Microsoft Teams.

To attend online, click on the following links:

 

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Panel: "Trans Visibility In A Time of Public Transphobia" March 10-13

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Laverne Cox’s debut role in Orange Is The New Black seemed to usher in a new era for trans representation. In 2014, TIME decreed that the “Trans Tipping Point” had arrived and heralded a path to trans acceptance through visibility on the screen. Yet this increase in visibility has not formed an antidote to rampant transphobia. In 2021, thirty-three states have introduced 117 bills to limit and curtail the rights of trans people across the United States. Public incidents of transphobia are on the rise. In this panel, we consider the effects of hypervisibility in a time of public transphobia across media, and critically consider what the task of representation entails.

The Transformative Power of Queer Kinship in N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Series.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Hello scholars,

 

I had an abstract submitted and accepted by "Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance" to be published by Lexington Books in 2022, but just found out all chapters must have a PhD author, and as such, I am looking for a co-author. 

Please view my abstract below, and know we can switch it up if you are interested in this project. Please submit a paragraph about your interest, and what ideas you have to contribute to the chapter jeanam@uidaho.edu *MUST HAVE A PHD*

 

word limit is 7 000 words including endnotes and bibliography

 

Abstract:

Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
The Wenshan Review (National Chengchi University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

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

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

Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK) 

The previous decades have seen the publications of stimulating and ground-breaking works that seek to recuperate and reconsider British women writers of this period. Literary criticism and feminist literary history have celebrated the existence and achievement of women writers, and shown that they were crucial participants in facilitating changes, transitions, and innovations in social and cultural movements, as well as literary styles.

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

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Friday, September 3, 2021 - 5:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)

Call for Papers: 

Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy

updated: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
Istanbul University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 4, 2021

Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).

 

All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:

https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/987/submission/step/manuscript/new

 

Last date of submission: 4 October 2021.

 

Author Guidelines:

https://iupress.istanbul.edu.tr/journal/jtcd/information/author-guidelines

 

Contact:

Creative Authorship(s): Looking for Partners in Devising a Collaborative Funding Application

updated: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 8:33am
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.

CFP: 3 Women In French sessions at NeMLA 2022!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
Anne Brancky
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13.   Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021. 
 

Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care

 

Reminder: Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

Reminder: Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice

Vampire Studies (2022 PCA/ACA National Conference)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

      The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)

      The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic

Visual Representation of Transgender Bodies in Film and Television

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Mary Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6).  Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry InchA Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.

CFP: Edited volume on TV series created by Shonda Rhimes

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Anna Weinstein / Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 

Screen Storytelling: 

The Works of Shonda Rhimes 

Edited by Anna Weinstein 

 

Call for Abstracts: Contemporary Women Documentary Filmmakers in Latin America and Spain

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:56pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021

There are multiple reasons behind the recent eruption of female directors within the documentary field, such as the fact that it is a field in which major resources or connections aren’t needed in order to succeed. However, the thriving of women documentary filmmakers may also respond to reasons of a more formal nature. As feminist film theorists have argued, driven by its lack of faith in the visual archive, the female gaze tends to push traditional image and narrative boundaries in order to open up the door to memories, experiences, and forms of cultural knowledge encoded in senses other than (and questioning of) the visual and/or auditory.

Call for Contributions: Design in Chaos the New Beginning: Fashion, Style, Design, Brands & Consumer Culture

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

In the past few years, we have seen a revision of historicism with events that include racial and social reckoning, the removal of perceived racially oppressive brands, body size inclusivity, unprecedented global pandemic loss of life, multiple global shutdowns, falsely contested elections, large scale falsehoods orchestrated through social media, and a general individualization of experience. New ways of living have emerged that include the wearing of face coverings, shopping online, curb and home delivery, new styles of clothing that are worn, more engagement with computers and social media, concerns of global warming, the race into outer-space, global vaccination, and governmental control.

CALL FOR PAPERS for New Literaria International e-Conference on Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 3:19am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

2nd International e-Conference

“Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities”

Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

 

Concept Note

53rd NeMLA Convention - Panel: Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Female Identities in Contemporary German Context

updated: 
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:39am
Ph.D. Benedetta Bronzini/ Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

53rd NeMLA Convention

10-13 March 2022, Baltimore, MD

 

Although there appears to be a notable amount of literature discussing the topic of gender and media, the relation between gender, identity and their transposition in fiction remains a relevant aspect to be analyzed.

NEMLA 2022- Representations of the Female Body in Pakistani Literature and Film

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:56am
Sameera Abbas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The mind and body binarism and its correlation with the male and female as opposites has been a subject of debate among academic scholars for some time now. Feminists have challenged such dualism and the related assumptions by offering accounts of the relationship between subjectivity, corporeality and identity. These changes in attitudes towards corporeality have also led to a change in treatments of the female characters in literature who once represented as passive and vulnerable seem to have achieved autonomy and control of their bodies and thus their subjectivity.

NeMLA 2022 - “Resonating Voices: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:26pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD - March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2021, to Session ID # 19144

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144

Perspectives on Women's Autobiographies in Africa and the Diaspora

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Objectives of the conference: Through the various oral papers that will be presented around
the autobiographical writings by African women, the following objectives are targeted:
- Understand the complexity of the autobiographical genre and women's paths in Africa;
- Understand women’s reality in Africa;
- Analyze the dynamics of gender relations in Africa;
- Understand patriarchal societies in Africa and particularly how women negotiate their
identity/ integration/ emancipation;
- Learn and inform about the living conditions and the emancipation of African women;
- Appreciate the weight of ancestral and patriarchal laws in the moral and intellectual
development of women in Africa;

Premodern Desires: The Erotic from the Symposium to the Inferno - NEMLA 2022

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:25pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ever since the publication of Foucault’s multi-volume work The History of Sexuality, scholarship, whether theoretically, historically, or literarily minded, has reckoned with the call to develop less anachronistic methodologies to analyze premodern expressions of desire. While scholars such as David Halperin and Susan Lanser have risen to the challenge of Foucault’s text and expanded his analysis to address feminine and queer desires, both generally and within their specific periods of study, these theoretical and methodological strides in the history of sexuality have penetrated fields at various rates. This seminar seeks to help remedy this disciplinary issue, particularly within the literature of medieval studies and classics.

Cultural Productions of the Witch: From Salem to Westview

updated: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 5:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

UPDATED: The witch is a figure of cultural production. She is a representation of the layers of history and cultural context on the treatment, stereotyping, reception, and representation of powerful women who do not fit into patriarchal structures of power. Whether she be a symbol of women’s disempowerment or a feminist symbol of empowerment, the witch stands as a saturated figure in history, literature, art, and film. This panel is interested in the representation of the witch on a broad scale of culture -- ranging from myth to folklore, to Shakespeare, to WandaVision. The aim of this panel is to bring together a collection of papers that will overlap in the themes of the body, gender, and power.

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