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Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:53pm
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies/ Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP 

An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture. 

Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story 

Experiences of Emerging Queer, Trans, Nonbinary Scholars of Color in the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable will center on the unique experiences that queer people of color face within academia. Presenters will discuss how being a POC and queer intersect and impact their experiences as a scholar. This roundtable also seeks to discuss solutions for the problems that QTPOC endure.

Conference: Disabilities, Arts, and Sexualities

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:51am
Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Call For Papers: Conference on Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities

At the Limits of Pleasure: Forsaken Sexualities and Transformations of Desire

This conference will explore the intersections between disabilities, arts and sexualities from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective. We use “disabilities” and “sexualities” in the plural, as, in each category, there exist many variations and representations which cannot be reduced to a simple or singular meaning.

ReFocus: The Films of Roberta Findlay

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:51am
Whitney Strub/Rutgers University-Newark
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

ReFocus: The Films of Roberta Findlay

Femspec Call for Contributions: Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:30am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.

Call for papers Dibrugarh University Journal of Studies

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:25am
Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

 

 ANNOUNCEMENT | CFP | Volume 29 
ANNOUNCEMENT: CFP: DIBRUGARH UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (DUJES) VOLUME 29 (which will be published between March-June, 2021)

Subject Fields: Humanities, Literature, Women's & Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

Beyond Borders: Mapping Sexualities and the Sexualisation of Spaces

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Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:21am
Université Lyon 3
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Beyond Borders: Mapping Sexualities and the Sexualisation of Spaces

International Conference - May 6 and 7, 2021

Institut d’Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles (IETT)

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

 

This conference will examine the relationship between the notions of boundaries and sexuality from an interdisciplinary, transnational and transcultural perspective. In particular, it aims to map the ways in which space determines sexualities and sexual practices, and to understand, in turn, how sex structures and limits the spaces in which we live, and how we relate to them.

Futures of Queer Reproduction (NEMLA, March 2021)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:21am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As José Esteban Muñoz has argued, the antirelational or antisocial thesis—the polemic against reproduction, the insistence that the figure of the child serves only to promise a collective future that thwarts and forecloses anything not assimilable to heteronormativity—fails to account for modes of futurity that are already legible now, particularly in aesthetic objects that serve as “maps” of concrete utopian thinking. Such maps, historically relational and collectively forged, open spaces for thinking about a future that is not yet here—but also help us locate elements of the utopian that are already present.

Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:20am
Rosie Couch (Cardiff University) and Josie Cray (Cardiff University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

 

 

Call for Papers: Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'

 

Norman Mailer Society 2020 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:19am
Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Papers: 18th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

October 15-17, 2020

 

The 2020 Norman Mailer Society Conference invites paper proposals for its 18th annual conference, which (due to ongoing concerns regarding COVD-19) will be held virtually this year, via Zoom.  

Queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian Ecocriticism--needed immediately

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:59am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

 

Submissions are currently being accepted for a scholarly collection of Appalachian ecocriticism edited by Dr. Laura Wright and Jessica Cory. A university press has shown interest in the volume and we are hoping to submit the manuscript to them by mid-August. We are in immediate need of essays in the range of 6K-7K words that focus on the intersections of queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian writers and ecocriticism/environmental literature. 

Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:20am
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3 Day International Web-Conference

on

Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements

organized by

Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata

August 5-7, 2020

Concept Note and Call for Proposals:

Anthology: Women and Folk Horror

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:46pm
Peg Aloi, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Call for Proposals: Women in Folk Horror Anthology!

Seeking essays on women in folk horror for a forthcoming anthology (tentatively titled: "What No Man May See Nor Woman Tell: Essays on Women in Folk Horror").

Edited by Peg Aloi (co-editor, with Hannah Johnston, of "The New Generation Witches" and "Carnivale and the American Grotesque"). Author of forthcoming book "The Witching Hour: How Witches Enchanted Popular Culture" (2021?)

Modernism, Marriage, and the Law in Britain 1890-1945

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This interdisciplinary panel invites papers from those working at the intersection of any of the following areas: Modernism, Women’s and Gender Studies, Law, and Literary and Critical Theory. It focuses on the literary response to the changing legal landscape in Britain between the years of 1890-1945. Though there has been much critical work on law and gender in the Modernist period, particularly as relates to canonical Modernist figures Virginia Woolf and Ford Madox Ford, among others, this panel invites contributions that considers literary texts in the context of the law, broadly conceived.

Call for Abstracts on men and masculinities planned for a potential special issue, Guest editor: Dr. Çimen Günay-Erkol

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Middle Eastern Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).

1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2020

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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:31am
Rupkatha Indian Institute of Technology Patna Department of Humanities and Social Sciences & Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

About the Conference RIOC 2020

RIOC, the first international scholarly conference sponsored by Rupkatha, seeks to address advances in research in Interdisciplinary Humanities. After the launch of our non-profit scholarly venture with the Rupkatha Journal, we now consider it a sacred duty to respond to the call of times by organizing this conference to interact and understand our present situation and the emerging future in a fuller and critical manner. The objective is to create a dialogue and affect the social and cultural discourse at a crucial phase of our history. 

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem' (Creative Panel)

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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem': Blocked Memories, Documentary Traces, and Hybrid Forms (Creative Panel)

Alternative Cinema(s) of South Asia

updated: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 3:35am
GGSIP University, New Delhi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)
Concept Note

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD IN LITERATURE (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The novels of Black women authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, and Angie Thomas have been challenged and banned in a host of educational settings. While the “appropriateness” of the content is questioned, these Black women novelists and their characters combat censorship and the status quo to reveal the truths of Black girlhood.

SAMLA 92 Gender & Sexuality Studies Session: EXPLORING PROVOCATION AND SCANDAL IN GENDERED TEXTS: EXPLORING PROVOCATION AND SCANDAL IN GENDERED TEXTS

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:54am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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This CFP is for the panel on “Exploring Provocation and Scandal in Gendered Texts” at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference online (it will be held virtually this year), from November 13 to November 15.

Cultures of Sexuality

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:31am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Since the sexual abuse allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein in Oct 2017, the #metoo movement has received wide attention on social media and in public life. What this movement has reminded us is sexual abuse is deeply implicated in social/hierarchical power structures (forcing survivors to suffer violence and then hide trauma). It has also offered the possibility of speaking against sexual abuse, harassment, and violence in public and “shaming” perpetrators (as “due process” has often been painful, slow, and unfair). The movement has led to public debates on questions of patriarchy, power, nepotism, culture, clothing, ethics, and ideology.

Final call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Dr. Edward Lamberti and Professor Michael Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 13, 2020

Final call for chapters:

Call Me by Your Name edited collection

 

Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.

Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:11am
Srirupa Chatterjee (Associate Professor of English at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India) and Shweta Rao Garg (Associate Professor of English at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited Collection)

 

Call for chapter proposals (Publishing interest from Routledge Press)

 

CFP for NeMLA 2021 | The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:10am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

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