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Pandemic, Protest, and Feminist Politics

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 4:59pm
NeMLA 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA's 53rd Convention will be held in Baltimore, MD between March 10-13, 2022. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html

This NeMLA panel invites abstracts between 200-300 words that engage with questions and frameworks of dissent that have erupted in the recent socio-political movements led by women and female identifying subjects in the time of the pandemic, and consider the possibilities of forging radical plurinational and intersectional feminist solidarities. 

 

Please read the detailed CFP below:

Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:48pm
Ronja Bodola / LSU Health Sciences Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Extended Deadline! Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice 

Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O. 

Space, place, and locus: Mapping the New Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:27am
Early Research Academics (ERA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

CFP: Space, Place, and Locus: Mapping the New Europe (Edited Collection)

Abstract Deadline: 16 August 2021 (500 words)

Chapter Deadline: 17 December 2021 (5000-6000 words)

Editors:  Izabella Wodzka, Mathis Gronau, and Brittany Eldridge (UCL)

 

Early Research Academics (Those obtaining their PhDs, and those who have graduated within the past 5 years, are STRONGLY welcomed to apply. We are specifically looking for papers from those two groups as that is the mission of ERA. If you happen to see this and believe one of your students or friends is a good fit for our collection, please pass it on.)

 

Peter Lang Publishing

 

The Write Kind of Change: Literature as Social Activism

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Vladimir Nabokov once suggested that any form of reading which pays heightened attention to the socio-political realities of our world, rather than paying exclusive attention to the use of literary devices present in a given text, constitutes a form of “bad reading.” In her 2017 book Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America, Merve Emre works to reclaim this form of bad reading, arguing that these so-called bad readers are “literate subjects [who use] reading to navigate a political climate that champion[s] liberal individualism, on the one hand, while establishing unprecedented forms of institutional oversight, on the other” (5).

2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:41pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)

August 28-30, 2021

Organized by

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
(Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO, UGC)

In collaboration with

The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Department of German Studies
&
The University of Talca, Chile
Institute of Humanistic Studies

Website: http://rioc.rupkatha.com/

Inaugural Speaker
Prof. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona

RACISM, NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA International Interdisciplinary ON-LINE Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:52am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

ON-LINE CONFERENCE

26-27 July 2021

CFP:

It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

Decentering the White Male Gaze: Inclusivity and Diverse Voices in Beowulf Studies (NeMLA 2022)

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Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:40pm
Richard Fahey - NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Beowulf studies has traditionally been the domain of white male scholars who have historically dominated both the scholarship and translations of the poem. This session seeks to decenter the white male gaze and invites novel perspectives from often marginalized voices in the field to contribute to the many ongoing academic conversations focused on Beowulf.

#MeToo and Contemporary Literary Studies (NeMLA panel)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:26am
Mary K. Holland and Heather Hewett, SUNY New Paltz
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

#MeToo and Contemporary Literary Studies: panel accepted for the 2022 NeMLA conference (March 10-13, 2022; Baltimore, MD)

CFP: HyperCultura- 10/2021

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue of HyperCultura (indexed CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, MLA Director of Periodicals, ERIH PLUS and EBSCO), due March-April 2022. While we will still encourage a comparative approach, though not imposing it, we will welcome papers on nationalism/postnationalism, colonialism/postcolonialism/decolonization, race, gender studies, ethnicity, and identity. The papers should apply any of the above on: literature (not classic), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language and literature).

'I care for you': Autonomy and Ethics of Care for Posthumans and Machines (Panel)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
The 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD).
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The fantasy of sentient machines serving humans’ desires and needs connects world cultures and media as the film & TV industry is eager to produce eye-catching visual narratives of indestructible cyborgs like Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the Terminator Series or selfless servants like Andrew Martin (Robert Williams) in Bicentennial Man. However spectacular these films are, they often leave us uncomfortable, wondering if bionic humans or AI-operated machines are here to destroy humanity. Could it be that humans deceive themselves into thinking that the creation of such posthuman beings will resolve the paradox of the ‘master and slave’ power dynamics?

CFP: Disruptive Labor, Language, and Gender (7/15/21; RSA Dublin 3/30-4/2/22)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Jessica C. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

This panel examines the language used to represent disdained or illicit early modern labor. We seek papers that ask how gender functions in cultural attempts to prohibit, criminalize, or disparage marginalized workers or practioners of unsanctioned professions  (e.g., cure peddalers, sex workers, pirates, poachers, counterfeiters). What do representations of such disruptive laborers tell us about the dynamic between subsistence pursuits and the accumulation of economic surplus in early modern burgeoning capitalism? How do these disruptive economies depend upon and sustain already authorized systems?

"'You are not great you are life': 50 Years of Alice Notley’s Poetics of Care" (NeMLA 2022)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The range, audacity, and radical commitments of Alice Notley’s poetry are unmatched in contemporary literature. Having published continuously for over 50 years, Notley is one of the most important and celebrated American poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA roundtable aims to address the full scope of Notley’s writing and aesthetic activity from 1970 to the present, from the slant domesticity of her early volumes in the 1970s, to the investment in gendered urban publics in the 1980s, to an attention to environmental crisis in the early 1990s, to the more oracular interest in the relationship between “one” and “world” in recent volumes, in order to variously describe a poetics of care in Notley’s work.

Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Claire Richie
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Annual Covention, Baltimore MD, March 10-13, 2022

Panel: Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction

Chairs: Kate Albrecht (University of Miami), Claire Richie (Univesity of Miami)

This panel seeks to explore how Early Modern maternity is figured through various genres and creates social networks of care. From recipes to poetry, how do Early Modern women, within proto-feminist coteries, create a written record of their reproductive choices and roles as caregivers?

NEMLA 2021: Women of a Certain Age Writing About Women of a Certain Age

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Dr. Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Older women's contributions to art and intellectual pursuits are often under-valued in western culture. Many contemporary women writers challenge our perception of their abilities and worth by continuing to produce award-winning fiction about aging women as they themselves age. Writers such as Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende have all continued to write well into their sixties and seventies, and their focus on complex older female characters creates a counter-narrative to the popular conception that they are no longer relevant. This panel invites proposals that examine the literary contributions of contemporary women writers over sixty who focus on similarly-aged female characters.

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

We Need to See Someone: Doing Madness in YA Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?

To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:12am
Kendra N. Bryant
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Proposed Anthology Title: To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

Deadline for Abstracts: 1159p Friday, October 1, 2021

Editor: Kendra N. Bryant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at North Carolina A&T State University (See bio at drknbryant.com.)  

Contact Email: thedivine10anthology@gmail.com

Studying Trauma as a Part of Life and Understanding/Seeking Reconciliation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:53am
Rohini Chakraborty/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Trauma when remains unresolved can end up causing more harm than one can imagine. Trauma can be caused by the most insignificant of incidents that happen in a person’s life. But how far have we come in understanding the trope of trauma? How do we talk about it with proper sensitivity? How much do we push before a past trauma breaks us again? In these trying times when solidarity and care are the only ways to make the world a more humane space to sustain within, how shall we treat the trauma of our loved ones and fellow human beings? How do we realize that the shame associated with trauma is but extreme societal conditioning? How do we unlearn the social stigma related to trauma? How does trauma force us to alter our memories as a defense mechanism?

Health, Happiness, Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The 2016 Henry James Review forum issue (37.3) on “Illness, age, and death” brought into sharp focus, as Susan M. Griffin wrote in her introduction to the issue, that “Illness, age, and death preoccupy Henry James from the beginning to the end of his writing life” (205). At the same time, the prevalence of illness, age, and death shows that health and happiness held an important place in James’s life as well. His father’s theology framed human existence as “naturally bound to the pursuit of happiness,” as he wrote in Society the Redeemed Form of Man (207). Henry James’s physical ailments motivated him to seek healthy living habits, from horseback riding and spa treatments, to walking and bicycling, to Fletcherizing, for example.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.  The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.  Please send the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.

Send electronic submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Call for chapters on Body & Embodiment: Social Scientific and Interdisciplinary Approaches

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Jackie Hogan, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals or Chapters:

Edited volume Consuming Bodies: Body Commodification and Embodiment in Late Capitalist Societies

 

Editors:

Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University)

Fae Chubin (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)

Sarah Whetstone (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)

 

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium November 20th, 2021 [Updated Dates]

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
University of Central Lancashire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 

We are seeking contributors and proposals for chapters to be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature, newly commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

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