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Staging Motherhood: Representations of the Maternal in 21st Century North American Theatre

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 4:28pm
Lynn Deboeck & Aoise Stratford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We are currently seeking abstracts for an edited volume on representations of motherhood in 21st Century North American theatre and performance (which we take to include Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States and its territories).

 

Philomela and Her Descendents: Re-membering Traumatized Women in Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewcz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Philomela is devoted sister, is victim of a brutal rape and mutilation, is weaver, is revenger, is nightingale. The specter of Philomela haunts the western canon, where she is a shorthand for rape, where the song of the nightingale is shorthand for suffering. Where Philomela is invoked, the ingenious weaver of the Metamorphoses is newly silenced by threadbare retellings. In Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Philomela is severed from both revenge and transformation; as Lavinia in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, she is severed from the consolation and commiseration of other women; and in Eliot’s The Wasteland, her “inviolable voice” is severed from her violated body, laments to the crude unhearing.

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity/Inclusion in the English Curriculum

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                       April 8-10, 2021

Fluid Boundaries: Gender and the Freedom of Movement in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D 

The Idea
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship is proud to introduce a series of short seminars dedicated to literature. We embrace Scott Fitzgerald’s opinion about the beauty of this fine craft: “You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” We do belong to this world and we hope that we will travel you through the great works that altered our mentality, matured  feelings and made us dreamers. Our very own, Dr. Olga Akroyd will be the guide in this wonderful literary journey.  

Queer Environmental Entanglements

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Jeremy Chow (Bucknell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Bloomsbury Companion to Queer Studies

Section: Environmental Entanglements

CFP

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

With Health Humanities on the rise and medical memoirs flooding bookshelves, it's easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have long squared off against doctors for the right to understand illness and capture the essence of the diseased subject. Their motivations have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

This panel seeks to explore the formal approaches and theoretical implications of these Anti-Medical Humanities. What drives these writers to resist the assimilation of the literary into the medical, and vice versa?

Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

African and Asian Women’s Voices in Spanish. Borders within the Global Hispanophone

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
Thenesoya V Martin De la Nuez
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

African and Asian Women’s Voices in Spanish. Borders within the Global HispanophoneUnder the rubric of the “Global Hispanophone,” scholars have recently turned to a transnational and decolonial approach to the cultural production in Spanish that includes former African and Asian possessions of Spain such as Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Western Sahara and The Philippines. Within these long-neglected cultural productions there is a heterogeneous literary corpus produced by women who subvert oppressive patriarchal traditions, repression and multiple forms of violence.

Representation of Women in Spanish Culture in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:06pm
North East Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The title of this panel is self-explanatory. I am looking for proposals which deal with how women are represented in contemporary Spain: papers examining works of literature, cinema, music, painting, photography, blogs, etc, are welcome. I want to explore the active role of women in these areas as well as how they are seen in these cultural products. This session seeks proposals on how women are represented in contemporary Spain, as well as the active role of women in, among others works, literature, cinema, music, painting, photography, and blogs. Please, submit your proposals through the NeMLA submission tool. 

Working-class Women Write! A One-Day Conference at the University of Northampton

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

While women have contributed a huge amount to literary history, most of those women came from the middle classes; working-class women rarely had either the leisure time or the educational opportunities to produce their own writing. While Aphra Behn and Jane Austen were writing in the late 17th and early 19th centuries respectively, the first British novel by a working-class woman, Miss Nobody by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, was not published until 1913.

Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community/ L’amitié aux heures de sa différence : politiques littéraires de la communauté 

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 11:34am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community", Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal

 

Université de Montréal, April 22th-23th, 2020

 

Conference organized by Renato Rodriguez-Lefebvre 

Grace Kelly: An Understudied Irish-American Icon

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:37pm
Mary Burke, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CFP for a panel on Grace Kelly at NeMLA, Philadelphia, March 11-14, 2021. (Virtual participation possible.)

Special issue of Antipodes on Australian and New Zealand Cinema

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:46pm
Eva Rueschmann
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), devoted to the topic “Australian and New Zealand Cinema.” This special issue will be guest edited by Eva Rueschmann, Professor of Cultural Studies at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and former President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies.

Special Issue on "Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing"

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.

Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.

Book of Essays on Claire Messud's Novels

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Sandra Singer / University of Guelph
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Entanglement and Entropy: The Weave of Claire Messud’s Novels

This is a call for chapters for an edited collection of essays on Claire Messud’s novels. Since this would be the first book-length study of her work, chapters on all of her six novels are sought (When the World Was Steady, The Last Life: A Novel, The Hunters, The Emperor's Children, The Woman Upstairs and The Burning Girl). Papers that foreground narratological, historical, cultural and ideological features are most welcome.

Aging and Ageism in the Covid-19 Pandemic A Digital Symposium by the North American Network of Aging Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
North American Network of Aging Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic impacts the lives of societies, communities, and individuals deeply. Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts, scholars, journalists, and individuals have testified time and again to the fact that the virus does not impact everyone in the same ways. Identifying factors that heighten vulnerability is an important part of protecting those at risk. However, just as it is vital to recognize that racism and not race translates to higher exposure to and less protection from the virus for people of colour, it is crucial to recognize that ageism and not age is the greatest factor that puts older people at risk.

 

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism Special issue in Correspondences

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Proposals

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism

Special issue in Correspondences

 Guest editors: Tanya Cheadle (University of Glasgow) and Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling)

The Senses & Interior Design

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:05pm
Dr John Potvin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Apart from the recent exhibition and attending catalogue for the 2018 Cooper-Hewitt exhibition, Senses: Design Beyond Vision, which focused on countless objects, and Diana Fuss’ compelling The Sense of an Interior(2004) which explores the specific rooms of four giant literary figures from the nineteenth century, a sustained investigation of the complex relationships between the senses and interior design remains elusive. Yet, despite this absence countless are the examples and vantage points from which to explore a constellation of interior design practices, theories and uses that have taken the five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing) into consideration.

“Strategic Gazes: Black Women Watchers in the Abolitionist Uprising”: MLA JUST-IN-TIME SESSION PROPOSAL

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:04pm
Carmel Ohman / Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The MLA Convention (virtual, Jan 7-10, 2021) has opened up last-minute slots for proposed sessions discussing the events of summer 2020. The session organizer invites contributions for 15-minute papers that engage one or more intersections of Black studies, sexuality studies, Black feminist criticism, visual cultural studies, and surveillance studies. Full session description here:

Conference Call: LGBTQI+ Refugees/Asylum Seekers Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:31pm
EROSS at Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims (UNHCR). Amongst them is a particularly vulnerable group: LGBTQI+ people: sons, daughters, parents, partners and lovers, with horrendous histories of imprisonment, bodily harm, torture, and psychological trauma.These atrocities are inflicted on them by their own governments, countrymen, and, worst of all, friends and families.This conference aims to discuss the situation of LGBTQI+  asylum seekers and refugees  who have committed no crime, yet cannot live freely in their own countries due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

 

These topics shall be explored under the following themes:

Body Studies Journal - Covid, BLM, and more

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Body Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Body Studies Journal (bodystudiesjournal.org, ISSN 2642-9772), a peer-reviewed, open access journal for the inter-/trans-disciplinary field of Body Studies, welcomes submissions for its third issue.  

Coronavirus, the brutal murders of George Floyd and so many other innocent Black people, and the Black Lives Matters movement have indelibly marked how 2020 will be recorded in history.  All of these revolutionary social, medical, cultural and historical movements intersect with the body.  The Body Studies Journal specifically invites papers that focus on the events of 2020.

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:55pm
Matthew Wysocki, Flagler College; Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

 

 

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