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Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 11:56am
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Ian McEwan, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)

‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representationacross narrative traditions.

Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).

Global Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 4:54pm
Dr. Naomi Simone Borwein (Western University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

This is a call for chapter proposals to be included in an edited volume on Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror largely produced by Indigenous artists, directors, and writers. Aboriginal Horror, or Horror that relies on the experience and artistic production of Indigenous peoples span from North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, including Indigenous groups whose migration and diaspora within other countries offer new perspectives. Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror as a cultural and aesthetic lens intersects with horror realism and the fantastic, myth and metaphysics or ways of knowing and being, and traverses various media—e.g., music, performance, visual arts, film or literature.

6th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, October 14-16, 2021, Ball State University

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:46am
Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

6th Annual Conference | October 14-16, 2021 | Ball State University

“Beyond Diversity: Antiracism & Intersectionality in Honors”

The Ball State University Honors College welcomes you to the 6th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, which will be hosted on-campus October 14-16, 2021, beginning Thursday at noon and ending Saturday at noon.

When Poets Write About Poets: Representation(s) of the Poet and Poetry in Poetic Works (NeMLA 2022 - Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Lucie HOUDU (for a 2022 NeMLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the very first traces of written poetry, poets have been inspired by their peers: whether with elegies, odes or allusions to the poets they admired, they have always incorporated figures of poets and other poetic texts in their own poems. Intertextuality abound from the classical texts (quotations, sources and models) by earlier poets, for instance Ovid, Virgil or Cato. Some of their contemporaries, like Tacitus, have questioned the ideologies of their predecessors. Closer to us, Milton in his 16-line “On Shakespeare” (1630) argues that no monument is a suitable tribute to Shakespeare’s oeuvre; Thomas Gray pays himself homage to Milton in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751).

Forgotten Disney

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Kathy Merlock Jackson, Mark West, and Carl Sederholm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers

For a Book of Essays on Forgotten Disney

 

Since Walt Disney released the first animated talking short Steamboat Willie in 1928, the Disney name has been associated with many classics of film and television. Recognized worldwide, these works and their characters have received extensive popular and critical attention and overshadowed other interesting but less significant offerings in Disney’s prolific oeuvre. This

80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Canadian Comics Symposium 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine

Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)

Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)

Care With(out) and Against the State

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Alya Ansari (University of Minnesota), Thomas McGlone (Villanova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is part of the 53rd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Care With(out) and Against the State 

CFP: Streaming #MeToo - Rape Culture in American Television

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell / University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Streaming #MeToo:

Rape Culture in American Television

 

Edited by Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell

 

Call for Articles: JNT Journal of Narrative Theory

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory solicits submissions that address the intersection of narrative, history, ideology, and/or culture, all broadly defined. Of particular interest are narrative and history; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory and media studies; post-structural, postcolonial, and ecocritical approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and/or disciplinary boundaries. 

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

International Seminar
1st & 4th Sunday (July,August,September 2021)

Course FacilitatorOlga Akroyd , Ph.D 

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Autumn 2021 Issue Submissions CallSeptember 2021 | Theme: Changes...When you think of Autumn, what words come to mind? Cool nights, foliage colours, warm cider, crisp breezes, new weather events, pumpkins?

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 3:42pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

 

Deadline: 15 June 2021

 

Guest Editor: Petronia Popa-Petrar (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), petronia.petrar@ubbcluj.ro

 

CFP: Guest Reviewers, New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Guest Reviewers

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creaive Writing (Taylor and Francis / Routledge) seeks guest reviewers with the requisite expertise for its registry of esteemed guest reviewers.

New Writing is one of the world's leading journals in Creative Writing and Creative Writing Studies.. The Peer Review Board - appointed after extensive international review - deals with the range of submitted material (creative and critical). Occasional additional opinions are sought from guest reviewers with the requisite expertise. 

The journal can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rmnw20/current

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Embodying Horror

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13

Panel: Embodying Horror

Film theorist Linda Williams has identified horror as one of the “body genres” - genres of film characterized by their effect on the body. The language that we use to talk about these films is embedded in our embodied experiences of them: they are spine-tingling, bone-chilling, full of jump scares. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of socially conscious horror films that foreground the body and intersectional embodied identities. In these films, bodies matter; when we watch them, we are invited to interrogate our own embodied response, as well as the bodies on the screen and those behind the camera.

Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies - Language, Literature and Future

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:13am
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies which will be held on 24–25 September, 2021.

We are very pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Emerita Janice Kulyk Keefer (University of Guelph, Canada) and Professor Zorica Đergović-Joksimović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia).

Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:11am
Steve (Janet K.) Halfyard/ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for papers

Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

 

We invite abstracts proposing contributions to a project led by Dr Steve Halfyard (RCS) and Prof. Nicholas Reyland (RNCM). The project will involve two phases of work: a conference/workshop (to be held in 2022, location and medium tbc.) and an essay collection co-edited by Halfyard and Reyland (to be submitted end 2023).

Southwest CCL 2021

updated: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 11:22am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

UPDATE (6/03/2021): The submission deadline has been extended until June 30 so scholars who had been waiting on travel restrictions for their universities to be lifted have time to consider submitting an abstract. 

 

The Department of Languages and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University will be hosting the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature annual regional meeting on October 15-16, 2021 at Northeastern State University’s campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI (extended deadline) - conference on SF and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon/University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI

Online Conference

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

November 25-26, 2021

Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy are lasting fields of inquiring into today’s world. They have become privileged means to question issues of aesthetic, ethical, political, social, economic, environmental and historical nature with high impact on contemporary societies. They have promoted hot-button issues and rich critical debates in literature as well as in cinema, TV, and videogames among other media.

Listen to the Global South! Uncovering the Roles of Southern Actors in Writing Global Gender Norms

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:23pm
ICAS:MP International Centre of Advanced Studies: Metamorphoses of the Political
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 21, 2021

Dear All,
The hosting-team is happy to invite you to the CfP for the upcoming ICAS:MP (International Centre of Advanced Studies: Metamorphoses of the Political) virtual Workshop with the title “Listen to the Global South! Uncovering the Roles of Southern Actors in Writing Global 
Gender Norms”.

The workshop will take place on December 1st and 2nd, 2021.
Please find the CfP here: https://go.uniwue.de/icascall2021

The hosting-team looks forward to your ideas and abstracts.

Best regards

Catharina Crasser

The Music of Black Mountain Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:46pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College conference, to take place this year in Asheville, North Carolina, November 12-14. Given the conference’s open call for papers, we will accept any proposals that investigate the formal and technical innovations carried out by poets who have looked to Black Mountain College as an influence. However, in keeping with the conference’s thematic focus on John Cage this year, the Society would particularly welcome papers that explore the rich interdisciplinary relationships between the Black Mountain Poets, such as Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, Denise Levertov, etc., and music.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wide Screen Issue 9 No. 1

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:43pm
Wide Screen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Wide Screen invites papers for its 2021 General Issue (Issue 9 No. 1).

 

For the last several years, we have worked primarily with guest editors who have edited special issues that have attracted exciting work on subjects such as the production of cinematic space, video games, and the studio system in Indian cinema. This year, we want to invite papers for a general issue that is open to new, critical work in all areas of film and media studies.

 

You can submit critical essays, book reviews, festival reports or interviews.

 

In addition, we are also accepting abstracts for two dossiers that will be a part of this issue.

 

EXTENDED CFP Deadline - 25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:42pm
VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NOTE: EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE

We have extended the CFP deadline to June 15, 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

25 Years of Infinite Jest:

The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)

28-30 October 2021

 

UPDATE: CFP for theme issue of Literature and Medicine - "Hunger and Waste"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:44pm
Literature and Medicine (journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

HUNGER AND WASTE

Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022

Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret

 

This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.

Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.

13th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 5:19pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The 13th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 24-25, 2021 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The 2021 conference will be held in a virtual delivery format via Microsoft Teams. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2021 conference theme “Heroes, Saints, and Outlaws,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wide Screen Issue 9 No. 1

updated: 
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:08am
Wide Screen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Wide Screen invites papers for its 2021 General Issue (Issue 9 No. 1).

 

For the last several years, we have worked primarily with guest editors who have edited special issues that have attracted exciting work on subjects such as the production of cinematic space, video games, and the studio system in Indian cinema. This year, we want to invite papers for a general issue that is open to new, critical work in all areas of film and media studies.

You can submit critical essays, book reviews, festival reports or interviews.

 We are also accepting abstracts for two dossiers that will be a part of this issue.

 Dossier 1: Film and Media in the Time of COVID

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI (reminder)

updated: 
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 9:07am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon/University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 28, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI

Online Conference

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

November 25-26, 2021

Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy are lasting fields of inquiring into today’s world. They have become privileged means to question issues of aesthetic, ethical, political, social, economic, environmental and historical nature with high impact on contemporary societies. They have promoted hot-button issues and rich critical debates in literature as well as in cinema, TV, and videogames among other media.

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