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“To learn, to teach, to serve, to enjoy”: The Legacy of Julia Ward Howe

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:31am
The Saturday Morning Club
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Julia Ward Howe’s Saturday Morning Club, a one-day symposium on Howe’s legacy will be held at Boston University’s College of General Studies on Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Professor Megan Marshall will deliver a keynote address Friday evening, June 11, 2021 at a dinner to open the festivities.  Topics on any aspect of Julia Ward Howe’s legacy may include, but are not limited to: Social Reform in 19th Century Feminism; Women Writing Hymns and Poetry; Transatlantic Social Movements; Gender and Identity; Literary Celebrity; Women’s Suffrage; Howe and Material Culture in the Gilded Age; Howe, Abolition, and Race; Ladies’ Clubs, Then and Now; The Domestic Sphere; 19th Century Women’s Travel Writing; Writing Women’s Biography

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture Vol. 2. No. 2 Special Edition: Ekiti

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:22am
Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture is an academic journal domiciled in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It seeks to publish insightful research from established and emerging scholars on all aspects of English Language, Literature and Popular Culture, especially as they relate to Africa and to the Black Diaspora.

For its third edition which will be published in December 2020, Ọyẹ will be focusing on the language, literature and popular culture of Ekiti State.

We are especially interested in submissions with an interdisciplinary focus. Papers might examine, but are not limited to the following issues:

Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

updated: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 4:21pm
Maria Lombard
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Call for Abstracts: Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

Seeking abstracts or unpublished chapters looking at literary accounts of Latina and/or Indigenous motherhood experiences in the context of migration and displacement to fill a gap in scholarly edited collection. 

 

Please submit a 250-400 word abstract of your chapter and a 50-word bio by June 20, 2019.

 

Accepted and complete chapters due 15 August 2019 (6,000 words maximum with MLA format and references) 

 

CFP: PAMLA 2020 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (updated submission date)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 5:12pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 12 to Sunday November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)

SAMLA 2020: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
Donovan Ramon (Kentucky State) and Clark Barwick (Indiana University, Bloomington)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020. Originally scheduled for Jacksonville, FL, and now will be fully online.

Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English - Edited Collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

CfP: Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English

 

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood invite essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

 

Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders

Travel/movement

Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

The relationships of genres (romance, crime, etc) to place and space

 

Autobiography Panel, 118th Annual PAMLA Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
PAMLA 2020 (Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

*** Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, organizers will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November.

PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions!

Crime Fiction and Ecology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Discourses of contamination and pollution have long figured in crime writing. Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, crime fiction has frequently elucidated a correlation between transgressive acts and the topographies in which they occur. Within this, it is the detective’s heightened capacity to interpret material and spatial signs – often through the embracement of new technologies and innovative modes of deciphering the social body – that allows for the containment of deviancy and restoration of order.

Female Power and Subversive Practices in Latin American Women Writing

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel deals with women writers’ intervention in the Latin American political arena during the 20th and 21st centuries. Either by participating in a political party, a feminist organization, or by writing independently, this panel addresses how women writing have opposed, transgressed, and sought changes in the social order of their time. We invite proposals—in English, Spanish, and Portuguese—that reflect on how these subversive practices and ideas circulate and construct a personal and collective subjectivity. Additionally, this panel inquires on the relationship between these women’s writing and both the feminist movement and the wider political / economic context (which in Latin America has been marked by dictatorships and crisis).

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 61 (2/2021)

Editors:

Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)

Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

 

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020

SSEMWG Call for sponsored panels @ RSA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender

Call for Panel Proposals 

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting

Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

 

Women’s Utopic and Dystopic Visions

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:43am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Demand the Impossible, Tom Moylan writes, “Utopian writing is, at heart, rooted in the unfulfilled needs and wants of specific classes, groups, and individuals in their unique historical contexts.” Women have long been creating utopic and dystopic visions in literature, history, and politics, sharing their own unfulfilled desires through dreams of better worlds or nightmares of oppressive societies. Texts such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland and Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower present alternative realities that simultaneously critique the author’s present time and place.

Edited Collection "Queer TV China" CFP

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Jamie J. Zhao/Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Call for Contribution Proposals

 

To be considered for the edited volume, Queer TV China

 

Editor:

Dr. Jamie J. Zhao, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Molly Kim/University of Suwon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call For Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

Contact email: Molly Kim (mollyhyokim@gmail.com)

Deadline (abstract): 31 July 2020

Deadline (full manuscript): 15 December 2020

 

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:58am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

 

Women, Life Writing, and Scandals of Self-Revelation

 

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:57am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

French and Francophone Women Who Break the Rules and Change the World

 

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:57am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

Making Art, Breaking Rules: Gender-Bending, “Genre-Bending,”  by French and Francophone Women Writers

 

Call for Book Chapters: Sexual Identities and Assault in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Sexual Identities and Assault in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture for an edited collection Voices From the Wreckage: YA Voices in the #MeToo Movement edited by Kimberly Greenfield Karshner (Lorain County Community College).

The Spaces of the Renaissance Anatomy Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapters for an edited volume on the spaces within Renaissance anatomy theatre.

The collection asks, how did actions and conversations taking place within a Renaissance/Early Modern anatomy theatre make their way into European society? How did public dissection and anatomical research influence the arts, government, or society? This collection examines the spaces of intersections within the anatomy theatre, the aspects of gender present in anatomical discourse and images, and a shared interest in the physical body and its parts.  

CFP Etudes Irlandaises Spring Issue 2021

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Etudes Irlandaises
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS / CALL FOR PAPERS

 

ETUDES IRLANDAISES 

 

French Journal of Irish Studies

 

Spring/Summer 2021 issue/Numéro de printemps/été 2021

 

DATE LIMITE POUR SOUMETTRE: 15 octobre 2020 / DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: October, 15,  2020

Call for Contributions: "Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:52pm
Thorsten Carstensen / Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Contributions:

"Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

Edited by Thorsten Carstensen (Indiana University) and Mattias Pirholt (Södertörns Högskola)

 

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2020

In his seminal essay “Technologies of the Self” (1988), Michel Foucault referred to strategies that “permit individuals to effect by their own means or with the help of others a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct, and way of being, so as to transform themselves in order to attain a certain state of happiness, purity, wisdom, perfection, or immortality.”

The Hero Is Female

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:49pm
2020 PCAS/ACAS New Orleans Oct 1 -3
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Hero is Female Katniss Everdeen’s hand signal is now used at real-world rallies, and Princess Leia is the face of the real-world resistance movement. More than ever fictional female protagonists are symbols of hope and strength during these turbulent times, but power can take many forms and often these characters can take nontraditional paths. This panel will focus on female protagonists in fiction and film, with an emphasis on genre narratives, as we examine the ways in which women of all ages gain revelations and empowerment.

Madwomen in Social Justice Movements, Literatures, and Art

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:34pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Over forty years have passed since Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar wrote The Madwomen in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth Century Literary Imagination, their quintessential work of feminist literary criticism. Their work, and its title, struck a contentious chord by making a heavy-handed literary reference to Bertha Mason, the first wife of Mr. Rochester, who is kept in the attic and described in bestial terms in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Gilbert and Gubar’s attempt to place the “madwoman in the attic” at the forefront or center of literary conversation is a gesture that gave agency to the phrase, encouraged meaning-making around it, and strove to keep madwomen alive as a critical subject.

Graphic Wests

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:33pm
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Due to the unusual and unprecedented public health concerns and attendant restrictions on university sponsored-travel related to COVID-19, the 2020 conference will be held virtually.

 

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