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Literature and Pandemic

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 1:05pm
International Journal of Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to rethink the ways in which we teach and study literature and the arts. It has also forced us to reconsider the place of the arts during periods of extreme physical and social crisis. Our current pandemic is also a unique occasion to reconsider literature and the arts in previous historical and cultural dispensations. For instance, the flourishing of English drama during the early modern period coincided with almost yearly visitations of the plague, while the Spanish Flu of the early twentieth century proved an important inspiration for many artists—especially the Dadaist movement.

 

Interview with Tiffany Stern, Shakespeare Institute

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:08pm
Thomas Dabbs / Aoyama Gakuin University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

This is a general announcemebt of a08n online conversaton with Tiffany Stern of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. This talk covers Professor Stern's past research in Shakespeare and looks forward to work that is forthcoming:  See: https://youtu.be/2p5NI7yMqo8.

ICEA 2021: 86th Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

ICEA 2021: Keep Calm and Conference On

86th Annual Conference

October 15, 2021

Entirely Virtual, via Zoom

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Practical Pandemic Instruction

updated: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 1:42pm
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter” and “Practical Pandemic Instruction.”  These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.

Series Two: Practical Pandemic Instruction

LAST CALL: Dune, from Herbert to Villeneuve (PAMLA, roundtable, conducted remotely)

updated: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 10:50am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, November 12-15, 2021, https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18273)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).

CALL FOR PAPERS - 43rd Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:00pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Annual Conference

 

43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter” and “Practical Pandemic Instruction.”  These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.

Series One: Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:01pm
PAMLA Nov. 11-14, 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021

https://www.pamla.org/conference/

Virtual (online) panel:

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom

This virtual (online) panel is open to contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to French, Modern Languages, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Communication, etc. Papers may focus on teaching strategies, pedagogical innovations, practical tools and resources for teaching film, or discuss curricular challenges and solutions, exploring the place and uses of French and Francophone film and media in the changing Liberal Arts Curriculum. Papers in French or English are welcome.

City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:01pm
PAMLA Nov. 11-14, 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021

https://www.pamla.org/conference/

Virtual (online) panel:

City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema

This virtual (online) panel welcomes papers exploring the presence and role of cities in French and Francophone cinema. 

Questions we may ask are: 

International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:46pm
Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International
Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest
gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and
uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State
of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and
growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say.

Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, and the Novel

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, and the Novel

From Maryann P. DiEdwardo

 

 

Call for Abstracts for 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, which will take place on March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, and the Novel  (Panel)

 

Call for abstracts:

Link: 

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19137

 

Comparative Literature / World Literatures (non-European Languages

 

Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:53pm
Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL QUADRENNIAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION PAGE

William Gay Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
ALA Symposium "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay.  A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction.  This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.  

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

 

The Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)

 

 

We invite proposals for contributions at the third international conference of ALUS, scheduled to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 17–19 February 2022. Following earlier successful meetings in Tampere, Finland (2017) and Limerick, Ireland (2019), and sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA) in both 2020 and 2021, ALUS now organizes its first event in North America.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2022

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:56pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2022

deadline for submissions: 

September 15, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

International Sidney Society

contact email: 

jbdavis@stetson.edu

SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-14, 2022 (virtual)

57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Virtual 

Body and/as Procedure

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:48pm
AMODERN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for Papers
AMODERN 12: Body and/as Procedure

Edited by Jane Malcolm and Sarah Dowling
300-word proposals due: 1 October 2021
Drafts of 4000-8000 words due: 15 December 2021

Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Mentorship can bolster academic success, work-life balance, and feelings of belonging. Yet finding mentors is often challenging, and mentoring experiences vary widely. Mentoring programs are typically addressed to graduate students and early-career faculty, leaving mid-career faculty with few sources of formal mentorship. Mentoring relationships can be complicated by incompatible expectations. As recent scholarship on mentoring has shown, mentoring can replicate as well as challenge dominant institutional power structures.

SEASECS 2022: Oceans Rise, Empires Fall - Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth-Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Southeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

SEASECS will hold its 48th annual meeting, February 17-19, 2022, at the Luminary & Co Hotel and Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Ft. Myers, Florida. The theme for this year's meeting is "Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century.”

We invite individual paper proposals and fully-formed session proposals on this theme or any aspect of the long eighteenth century:

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2022

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2022 PANEL PROPOSAL

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Tentative Panel Title: “Beyond Persuasion: Rhetoric & Response-ability”
Conference Location
: Baltimore, Maryland (May 26-29, 2022)

Conference Theme: The Charge for Change

 

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, University of Southern California

 

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Information, Data, Media: Literacies and Cultures of Care

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022

Today, much of our research and information gathering takes place online. The reality is that despite information literacy efforts, many, if not most, users are increasingly vulnerable online. How do we care about information literacy, data literacy, and media literacy?

Update (New deadline) Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

Co-edited by: João Félix

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
GCRR Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

BOOK: Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments
Click the link below to submit your proposal:
https://www.gcrr.org/submit-proposals

GCRR Press is releasing a large-scale publication that will offer an interdisciplinary and scientific examination of the origins, impact, and treatment options of religious trauma. The intended audience for this publication will be therapeutic practitioners, psychological researchers, and sufferers of religious trauma. Currently, this textbook-style resource will include sections on:

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Overtones: Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

OVERTONES: EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS

Feeding Food Studies: Graduate and Undergraduate Research in Canadian Food Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

Food is essential for human life and plays an important role in social and cultural practices around the world. University courses centered on food contribute to a diverse and growing corpus of work that examines the significance of food in relation cultural representation, access, equity, justice, health and environmental issues.

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

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