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Chapters for "Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism"

updated: 
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 1:33am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. Confirmed contributions include:

I. Theory

  • “Cross Pollination: Marcel Proust’s Epistemology of Dysphoria,” Mat Fournier, PhD, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College, USA

Genre and Gender Bending Through and With the Essay

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The proliferation of essays on the essay is evidence of this literary form’s provocative nature. The essay compels us to reflect on what this art form “is,” while it avoids easy classification. In “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body,” Cynthia Ozick invites us to think of the essay not so much as a genre, but rather as a gender: “She is too fluid or too elusive to be a category... she is the protagonist, the secret self's personification…why should we not call her she?”

On_Culture: Illness, Narrated

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ON_CULTURE: THE OPEN JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE

ISSUE 11 (SUMMER 2021)

ILLNESS, NARRATED

 

In response to debates considering the relationship between illness and narrative, and the extent to which these concepts can be seen as mutually constitutive, this issue of On_Culture seeks to gather new approaches and critical perspectives to the intricate relationship between narrative and illness. We welcome (inter)disciplinary contributions addressing the concepts’ entanglement on an individual, societal, and global level.

A Three-Day International Virtual Conference on Indigenous Studies, 20-22 August 2020

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
Cape Comorin Trust
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

About the Conference

The social exclusion, economic marginalization and cultural subjugation of Indigenous people are pervasive in all regions across the globe due to colonialism and neocolonialism. Even today, Indigenous people continue to struggle to protect their rights to culture, community, heritage, and land. This international conference on Indigenous Studies will allow like-minded researchers, scholars and academicians to explore new avenues in Indigenous Studies. The conference will enable participants to discuss current issues within Indigenous Studies while emphasizing new ways to empower and work collaboratively with Indigenous communities around the world.

Topic Areas 

CFP: SPECIAL ISSUE ON CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

We live in a deeply interconnected world. The set of processes involved in bringing about global interconnectedness and the effect of this interconnectedness on human lives across the world is called globalization. Globalization impacts all spheres of life, including the political, economic and the cultural. However, they are closely related and hence a multidimensional approachis required to understand this complex phenomenon. This issue will focus on cultural globalization, as it is closest to the humanities and because the economic and political effects invariably impact the cultural too.

Fashion and Photography: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:45pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday 12th Martch 2021 - Saturday 13th Martch 2021

Lisbon, Portugal


 

Due to th epostponement of this event in relation to the Covid pandemic, we are delighted to be able to unexpectedly reopen the Call for Submissions for the newly rescheduled dates.

THE TEXT-VOL.3, NO.1-JANUARY 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:11am
THE TEXT (ISSN:2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

THE TEXT, An International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory, invites original, unpublished research papers on language, literature, theory/criticism, cultural/queer/disability/ translation/media/performance/eco/animal studies.

Strangers and Trespassers in Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction (2000-2020)

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:21am
Esther Álvarez López
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Call for Papers. Special Issue

Strangers and Trespassers in Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction (2000-2020)

 

Papers on Language and Literature (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

 

Guest editors: Carla Rodríguez González and Esther Álvarez López

(Universidad de Oviedo)

 

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.

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

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