While the Bright Young Things of England and the flappers of the America remain fixed in cultural memory, their incarnations elsewhere around the world have all but disappeared from history. Affiliation with a feminized Anglo-European metropole may have contributed to their invisibility in the colonial peripheries, constructed around paradigms of masculine nationhood or anxious to distinguish themselves from Anglo-European mass culture. Despite her iconic status in the interwar period, the stigma associated with this notorious female figure in her own time seems to have carried over into the academy, inhibiting serious critical analysis of her role and function as an image for modernity.
Call for a Keynote Speaker - Franklin College Intercultural Honors Experience Symposium
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2021
Each spring Franklin College holds our Intercultural Honors Experience (IHE) Symposium. The event is the culmination of a spring undergraduate research course and features student presentations of their original research to the campus community. The event is also marked by a keynote presentation from a dynamic speaker engaged in research related to the course topic. We are seeking candidates for our spring 2021 symposium. This year’s course topic will be Left Exposed: Risk, Vulnerability, & Identities.
Deadline extended! The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100.
Hindsight2021 Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility
Call for Proposals: 14th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference
Hindsight: Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility
Department of English University of Maryland March 19-20, 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS
Global James Bond
Lisa Funnell and Klaus Dodds
“Literary [Non-]Fiction in Times of Crisis”, 13th May to the 15th May 2021
CRISIS: “a time of great danger, difficulty, or confusion when problems must be solved or important decisions must be made” (OED)
Oregon State University’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee presents
ADA30 Celebratory Symposium
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 22-25, 2021. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
Film Studies Working Group – Call for Papers for CSA 2021
The Film Studies Working Group invites submissions for the 19th annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), to be held online June 10-12, 2021. The theme for the 2021 CSA Conference is Anti-Bodies: Corporeality and its Discontents. Innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the following film studies topics are especially welcome:
In the introduction to the Winter 1998 edition of Critical Inquiry, Lauren Berlant suggests that “the inwardness of the intimate is met by a corresponding publicness.” Over two decades later, Berlant’s pronouncement remains pertinent, particularly as the transition of our work and social lives to online spaces complicates the relationship between the private and the public. Stripped of actual bodily closeness and intimacy, the virtual body, along with its intimations and those of its domestic space, has been thrown into relief.
The Witch Institute: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
August 16-22, 2021; Virtual Event
*Queen’s University is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories
What is the Witch Institute?
Call for Papers
Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submissions Open September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2020
Ways into the Future
Call for Proposals
Critical Essay Collection
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2021
Stefan-Alexander Bronner, University of Connecticut; Matthew C. Jones, Northeastern University; Marcel Schmid, University of Virginia
In her book The Value of the Humanities, Helen Small defines the purpose of the humanities:
We find ourselves at an exciting moment as scholars of contemporary Irish writing – Irish literature is, as the Irish Times points out, ‘having a moment’.
As some commentators have noted, both established and emerging female writers are disproportionately represented in the thriving contemporary Irish literary scene. Canonical figures like Anne Enright and Edna O’Brien continue to publish new work. The last two winners of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award – Danielle McLaughlin and Niamh Campbell – are Irish women, both of them relatively new to writing. In 2018, Anna Burns became the first woman from Northern Ireland to win the Man Booker Prize.
The sixteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will be held in a virtual, safe format on May 20-21, 2021.
An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures.
Call for Papers
Special Edition, The European Journal of American Studies
Title: From Memory to Marriage: The Archive, Political Agency and the Advance of LGBTQ Rights in America
Editor, Ben Alexander, Benalexa@usc.edu
This is a reposting. The special edition is advancing towards spring publication. We are especially interested, however, in two areas of submission:
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces The Transparent Eyeball, a blog devoted to a collaborative study of Emerson and the innumerable circles of conversation in which he participated and in which we continue to find him. We welcome short—500-1,000 word—submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, independent scholars, early career as well as established scholars, artists, activists, and the general public. We especially encourage submissions that address Emerson’s relevance in our 21st-century moment; consider him in conversation with philosophers, poets, environmentalists, artists, and activists, within and beyond the nineteenth century; and explore him in transnational and interdisciplinary contexts.
CFP (Extended Deadline): BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences
Vol. 3, No. 3 (December 2020)
London Academic Publishing, UK
Ext. Submission Deadline: December 10, 2020
No publication fee will be charged.
Published in Open Access
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
Web: www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/Brolly; lapub.co.uk
BROLLY welcomes submissions of original papers that make contributions to the research field of social sciences, pursuing the changes that occur in the contemporary world.
Collective memory and oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations &
Mastering Oral History:The Concise Guide Workshop
organized by GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
5 & 6 December 2020
(Zoom sessions:1 day (possibility for extra day)
(Virtual platform:5 days: 5-10 December)
Muslim Writing, Writing Muslimness in Europe: Transcultural Literary Approaches
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.
In light of the disruptions in our world created by COVID-19, the working theme for this year’s conference will be “Christian Community” as we begin to rebuild and reestablish communal bonds and seek to understand how our sense of community and the communal have changed in response to the world around us.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
The graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University would like to invite graduate students to send abstracts for the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2021 (GRAPHSY). The conference will be held on February 18 and 19, 2021 through Georgetown University’s online platform. Paper and poster presentations are welcome on a wide range of topics within the fields of Hispanic linguistics and literatures. This year our goal is to promote a dialogue on the effects of the current global crisis on linguistics and literature, focusing our attention on how to overcome this impact.
Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?
Call for Pakistani Stories: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: January 15, 2021
“Hopkins and His Environments”
A virtual international conference, 24‒26 June 2021
From the Cliffs of Moher to the Valley of the Elwy, from leafy countrysides to city centres “smeared” with everyday life, Gerard Manley Hopkins was acutely attuned to environmental conditions. The 2021 international Hopkins conference, to be held virtually 24 to 26 June 2021, will consider the many environments in which he worked: natural, textual, aesthetic, political, theological, Jesuitical, and social.
Call for Papers FRAME 34.1, “Literature and Activism”
April 2-3, 2021
Conference Date/Location: April 2nd-3rd, 2021 **Online**
Deadline for Proposals: December 30, 2020
Theme: “Third Space”
The 29th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
The West Chester University Poetry Center
Call for Proposals
C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Virtual Poetry and Creative Arts Festival
April 7-10, 2021
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021
The West Chester University Poetry Center is excited to announce this Call for Presentations for C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Virtual Poetry and Creative Arts Festival, April 7-10, 2021.The theme for our inaugural gathering is The Healing Power of Empathy. Molly Peacock will be our Keynote Speaker.