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Representing Mothers and Motherhood on Screen

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Dr Susan Liddy, Dr Deirdre Flynn
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Call for Chapters – edited volume

Editors Susan Liddy and Deirdre Flynn

Representing Mothers and Motherhood on Screen

For bell hooks: "White-Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy" and "Feminism is for Everybody" in U.S. History, Politics, and Culture.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:45am
USAbroad. Journal of American History and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

The next issue of USAbroad aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and impact of bell hooks' transgressive interdisciplinarity, which challenges the boundaries of academic disciplines and those of the cultural marketplace to present a "feminism for everybody." We invite proposals that address the myriad themes of her intellectual output: from gender to sex and sexuality, from sexism to the construction of masculinity, from racism to the representation of blackness, from the house as a site of resistance to women's labor, from the university teaching to education in general.

Non - A Journal of Alternative Sexualities in Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 11:48am
Non - A Journal of Alternative Sexualities in Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Despite forming the basis for many cultural and political norms in the world today, sexuality is also that which resists easy normativity. In addition to agitating for change in the form of legal rights, critical thinking on non-conforming sexualities has also raised the question of sexuality itself as non-conformist. This latter strand of thinking allows us to think of sexuality as always having alternatives, and also being alternative to fixed forms of itself. This theorisation considers sexuality both from the political perspective from which it is often studied, and also from the perspective of literature and the arts.

"Post Now" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:19pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The aftermath of societal and cultural traumas can be cause for growth, hope, change, and (r)evolution. The last two years have brought the world to such moments. Questions may arise such as: What is the role of Children’s and Young Adult Literature within and after such traumas? How do events such as war or pandemic cause reflection and change on societal, cultural, and/or individual levels? We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of Post Now.

Database Submission: Overview Essay on LGBTQ+ Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:17pm
Infobase Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

Infobase, a publisher of databases for schools, universities, and public libraries, is seeking to hire a scholar to write a 10,000-word introductory overview essay on LGBTQ+ literature, from ancient times to the present. This essay will be prominently featured in a new topic center within Bloom’s Literature, Infobase’s premier literary database. This is a paid assignment. Interested scholars should contact executive editor Jeff Soloway at jsoloway@infobase.com.  

 

Call for Chapters Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory on Films and TV Series of the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
Cristelle Maury
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

Call for chapters

Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory

on 21st Century Films and TV Series

               

 

A growing number of scholars have acknowledged how the works of feminist scholars and feminist film scholars have influenced filmmakers and screenwriters (Radner and Stringer 2011; Roche 2014 and 2018; Maury and Roche 2020). The objective of this collected volume is to pursue inquiry of cross-fertilization between (intersectional) feminist (film) theory and films and TV series,           produced in the English-speaking world of the 21st century.

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

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

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

 

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2022

 

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

 

Contact email: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED 2022 Midwest MLA; English Literature Before 1800

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:05pm
June Oh / Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

In addressing the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the permanent section on “English Literature Before 1800” welcomes papers exploring any moments in pre-1800 literary scenes and contexts that relates our cultural moment.  Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, representation, identity categories (race, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability, etc.), technologies, political movements, audience responses, and any other critical issues from any period and genre. Reflections on pedagogy and classroom practices that address the “Post-Now” theme are welcome.  

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War-War-Two Literature in English

updated: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 5:47am
Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in
Post-World-War-Two Literature in English

Date: May 26-27, 2022

Keynote Speakers: Professor Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław, Poland) and Professor Evie Shockley (Rutgers University, USA)

We can build for the United Kingdom and for the European Union
a mountain of debris for us nimble-hoof goats to climb, and gloat.
But we need to move on to talk about our future relationship
with razor lips like bad ram john
Of course we recognize that we can’t leave the EU and have everything stay the
same
So we regurgitate ole talk, chew and re-chew, fling blame and cus you.

Deadline Extended for Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives Anniversary Edition

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:35pm
KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Seeking abstract proposals for new chapters

 

Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives

Revised and Expanded 10-Year Anniversary Edition (2024 Publication with Routledge)

 

Since Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives was published in 2014, we have seen exponential growth in scholarship on asexuality as well as more widespread recognition of asexuality in socio-political life, including increased asexual representation in art and media, a surge in people identifying as asexual and aromantic, and a greater presence of asexuality in the public lexicon. 

 

Short Story (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:44pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts for a panel on the short story (and other forms of short narrative broadly conceived). This panel will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics, including studies of the traditional 'short story' literary genre as well as other types of short narrative — like short-program multimedia, short films, music videos, short-episode video games, social media micro-literature, and anything else that pushes at the boundaries of literature studies.

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms: 

Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

 

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

 

June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY

 

Dis/Orientations and Dis/Entanglements in Contemporary Literature and Culture: An International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:17pm
University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

Under the auspices of the project ‘Orientation’: A Dynamic Perspective of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990-onwards) (Ref. FFI2017-86417-P), this Conference explores how the concept of ‘orientation’ can offer a renewed perspective on literary texts and cultural products alike. By positioning ‘orientation’ in close relation to (multiple) temporalities (or “polytemporality”, following Victoria Browne), space, and recognition of the ‘other’, this Conference (and the project) addresses the dynamic and fluid nature of today’s fiction and culture in English. As Sara Ahmed points out, “[o]rientations are about the direction we take that puts some things and not others in our reach” (56).

SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 »TACET AD LIBITUM! TOWARDS A POETICS AND POLITICS OF SILENCE« 24-29 JULY 2022 (Deadline: 1 May 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:51pm
WWU Münster / Graduate School Practices of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Silence (tacere or Schweigen) has been considered by Franz Rosenzweig among others as a subversive act or defiant stance of the tragic hero against overwhelming power mechanisms of necessity, i.e., totalization and universality. It has also, however, been regarded as an epiphenomenon (or a result) of marginalization and oppression by postcolonial theorists. The latters’ understanding marks silence as an end, a potential violent effect of the logics of exclusion and marginalization by “signifying machines”. The former understanding marks silence as a means of rendering mechanisms of powers inoperative.

Drama and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference

Los Angeles, CA | November 11-13, 2022 (entirely in-person)
PAMLA 2022: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Sponsored by UCLA Department of English

 

Standing Session: Drama and Society

 

Presiding Officer:  Dr. Judith Saunders

 

Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Christina Bezari (Ghent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Journal of Avant-Garde Studies (JAGS) and its guest editors invite submissions for the special issue “Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean”. By proposing this special issue, we aim to foster a global understanding of avant-garde movements and highlight the key role of Ibero-American and Caribbean women in the avant-garde scene from the 1910s to the present day. The geographical scope of this special issue includes Spain and Portugal as well as all Hispanic American countries in North, Central, and South America plus the Hispanophone Caribbean.

We welcome academic articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Janet Wilson, University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

16-17 July 2022

(readings, tour 18 July)

NEW DATE

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

POWER, POLITICS, AND PEOPLE: Academic Contemplations on Contemporary Global Scenarios

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:47pm
Emerald Publishers (India)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTERS (ACADEMIC EDITED BOOK)

POWER, POLITICS, AND PEOPLE
Academic Contemplations on Contemporary Global Scenarios

Publisher: Emerald Publishers (India)
Scope: Academic Edited Book (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Popular Culture Review - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:46pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics related to popular culture.

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.

General Issues are published in March. Submissions must be received by January 10th for that year's General Issue.

Please see our submission guidelines and instructions at our new website: https://www.popularculturereview.org/submissions.html

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - COVID and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:46pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

The global pandemic and long periods of self-quarantine shifted everything from work habits, to school, to media consumption, and more.

 

For example, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought families together and even provided a supportive space for on-line memorial services.

 

Zoom parties became a new way of coming together, as did streaming watch parties.

 

Call for Papers: Aesthetic Mediations of Service Work and Racial Capital in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
Alex Pittman and Richard Purcell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

“We are not essential. We are sacrificial.” With this statement, Sujatha Gidla, a subway conductor in New York City compelled back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, observes that service workers who have been defined by their disposability constitute a bedrock for racial capitalism in an era of proliferating crises. We invite submissions to a special issue of Post45 that will turn to aesthetic and cultural mediations of service in the late 20th and early 21st century in order to theorize and historicize the relations between death, labor, and racial capitalism.

Call for Contributions to a Book: What Writing is Like: The Many Worlds of Russell T Davies

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
Anindya Raychaudhuri, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Russell T Davies has been one of the foremost voices in British television for the last three decades. The range of Davies’s work is formidable - from his early work on children’s television such as Dark Season (1991) and Century Falls (1993), to his ground-breaking work creating programmes such as Queer as Folk (1999-2000), Bob and Rose (2001), The Second Coming (2003) and Mine All Mine (2004), to his phenomenally successful rejuvenation of Doctor Who (2005), through to his more recent work such as Cucumber (2015), Years and Years (2019) and It’s a Sin (2021). In the process, he has indelibly transformed the British televisual landscape.

 

Philosophy and Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This session welcomes papers that delve deeply into the shared spaces between literature and philosophy for this year's PAMLA Conference in Los Angeles, California (Nov. 11-Nov. 13, 2022).  Literature has had a long history of being discerned and practiced through the philosophical. From the early writings of Plato to the contemporary work of Martha Nussbaum, literature has generated invaluable resources of epistemology, normativity, aesthetics, and studies of language and consciousness (among other critical fields of study).

PAMLA 2022 French and Francophone Literature and Culture Panel

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
PAMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

French and Francophone Literature and Culture Panel at PAMLA 2022 Conference in Los Angeles, CA

 

Date: November 11-13, 2022

Place: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

 

 

We are open to a wide range of paper topics dealing with French and Francophone literature and culture, but are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."

 

Participation in Postcolonial Wor(l)ds - Postgraduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Participation both depends on and produces agency. Therefore, it is always embedded in power structures and power remains unequally distributed. Though empires are long gone, neo-colonial structures of domination continue to exploit the so-called Global South, to privilege Eurocentric knowledge traditions over non- Eurocentric knowledge, and to exclude racialized subjects or people and communities from erstwhile colonized countries from power positions. For decades, postcolonial subjects have worked against imperial forms of oppression. They continuously labor to create space for local and hitherto marginalized world views and experiences. Processes of (self-)translation produce spaces of articulation and enable participation.

Undergraduate Humanities Conference. In Person and Via Zoom

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:54pm
Rockford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Department of Languages, Philosophy, Religion, and Cultures and the Department of Education at Rockford University invite you to submit a proposal (abstract) to participate in the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Student Conference “Celebrating the Interdisciplinary Humanities” to be held both in person and via Zoom, on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2022. Students are invited to present their research papers in any area of the Humanities with special emphasis on interdisciplinary connections. This conference will discuss cultural, theological, literary, and philosophical inquiry across time periods, genres, and cultural traditions.

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