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Open Borders: Translation and its Perils

updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:43am
Amin Erfani - City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“Open Borders: Translation and its Perils”

Conference Organizers: Professors Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani 

(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY)

Location: Virtual via Zoom 

Date: October 15-16, 2021

 

 

MLA 2022 CFP: "Transnational Migration and Empire"

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:07pm
TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an Transdisciplinary Connections [TC] Race and Ethnicity Studies-sponsored panel, "Transnational Migration and Empire." 300-word abstracts that examine how texts that center on transnational migrations, forced or otherwise, produce anti-imperialist modes of thought and practice. Any geographical location and time period. Send submissions to trans.migration.empire@gmail.com by Monday, 15 March 2021.

John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:13am
Joi Carr/Pepperdine University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

Abstract Deadline March 31, 2021

Manuscript Deadline August 31, 2021

 

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International Journal of Education

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:32pm
Education
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

International Journal of Education

 Submission System

http://vingcs.com/journals/edu/index.html

Scope

 

International Journal of Education is a Quarterly peer-reviewed and refereed open access journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of Education. The journal is devoted to the publication of high quality papers on theoretical and practical aspects of Educational research.

Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:23pm
Semiotic Society of America's 45th Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics

Semiotic Society of America

45th Annual Conference (Virtual)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 20-23, 2021


The theme for this year’s conference is Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics. The conference centers on considering precarity through the framework of semiotics. Presenters are encouraged to develop panels and submissions that consider semiosis, semioethics, and precarity. As always, we welcome abstracts on any subject with a connection to semiotics (both theoretical and applied), not solely those inspired by this year’s theme.

The Message Is?: Searching for Spiritual and Religious Meaning in the work of Arthur Jafa

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Nathanael Homewood/DePauw University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Message Is? is an edited volume dedicated to exploring the expressed and sometimes hidden gems of black spirituality found in the creativity of the award-winning artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa. Nathanael J. Homewood and Isis Pickens are co-editing this volume.

We are inviting chapter proposals. Please consider submitting a 250-word abstract briefly outlining your potential chapter contribution.  We kindly ask that these be submitted by March 15, 2021, and be emailed to nathanaelhomewood@depauw.edu.

Turkish Review of Communication Studies December 2021 Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 7, 2021

Turkish Review of Communication Studies (TURCOM) is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes articles, commentaries, and reviews in the fields of media, communication, and cultural studies. Based in Marmara University Faculty of Communication, Istanbul, the journal is published biannually in June and December and is currently indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), DOAJ, and EBSCOhost.

Edited collection “The Politics of Othering”

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The concept of “Othering/ Otherisation” refers to the classification of individuals or groups as outsiders. This cognitive classification divides any sociocultural and political formation into potential two generally monolithic and mutually exclusive blocks: the in-group community versus the out-group community. The inclusion or exclusion of each block is contingent on different criteria like religion, ethnicity, culture, race, politics, class, etc. When these differences are used descriptively, they become somewhat acceptable and harmless. However, when they are normative, they are often couched in the discourses of superiority or inferiority, goodness or badness, civilized-ness or uncivilized-ness, etc.

Where Do We Go From Here? Anti-Racism and the Future of the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Teaching as a Profession Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the ways educators are engaging with anti-racist practices in their classrooms, institutions, and communities as we re-invision the future of our profession.

 

The Modern Language Association will take place January 6-9 2022 in Washington D.C., and should include some hybrid components.

Academic Freedom and Intellectual Property in the Virtual Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
MLA Higher Education in the Profession
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This roundtable invites perspectives across the academy, including graduate students and contingent faculty, to explore the impact of virtual teaching on discussions of academic freedom and intellectual property. This is a guaranteed session through the Higher Education in the Profession forum.

 

The Modern Language Association will take place January 6-9 2022 in Washington D.C., and should include some hybrid components.

Edited collection - Call for essay proposals: Interminable Rhetorics: Women and Gendered Labor in a Post-2020 Economy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Jessica McCrary, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Edited collection: Call for essay proposals

Interminable Rhetorics: Women and Gendered Labor in a Post-2020 Economy

Editors: Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Jessie McCrary, Georgia State University

lgaillet@gsu.edu and jmccrary@gsu.edu

 

We seek articles that explore how the conflation of 2020 events played out in the lives of women.

Special Issue on Kashmir

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
ThirdFront
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In this special issue on Kashmir, we look at the dramatic change in the status of Kashmir that was effected with the reading down/abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 and the aftermath of this moment. While Kashmir has been violated for decades, the removal of all special status with the abrogation was more than a symbolic change and not just because of the escalation in violence, the most dramatic internet shutdown in any modern nation. What has changed with this abrogation? What did that moment mean for Kashmir and what does it mean for its future?

 

MLA 2022: Ends of Satire

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:02pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Satire is dead: long live satire. How can political comedy retain its critical edge when reality is more absurd than even its burlesque depiction? What media and literary satire emerge in the interregnum between old and new worlds?

Papers may engage with a range of the following topics/fields:

--Satire and its relation to fake news, truthiness, and viral conspiracy theories

--Satire and media form-- film, TV, social media, video games, podcasts, stand-up, improv, media platforms, etc. (focusing on the dynamic or dialectic between media form & satirical content)

Critical Essays and Books on Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:01pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). https://rowman.com/action/series/les/lexjsf As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

MLA 2022:Marxism and Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Marxist Literary Group is seeking proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2022, which is currently scheduled to be held in Washington D.C. from January 6th - 9th, 2022. 

How is our understanding of particular genres, or even the concept of genre itself, shaped by Marxist thought? We welcome discussions of popular film, television, or literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts and bio to mmacer2@uic.edu and ahbrown@sas.upenn.edu by March 15th, 2021.

 

Extended deadline! Phone Camera at the Intersection of Technology, Politics, and Transmedia Storytelling

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:59pm
Frames Cinema Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

In view of recent and current global events, the phone camera has emerged as an important and effective political apparatus. The centrality, proliferation, and prominence of phone footage across contemporary screen media and media platforms suggests that the phone camera is no longer just an indulgent phone fixture, but rather, an invaluable truth-telling tool. Practical, accessible, and autonomously used, the phone camera has been an essential technology to the present-day exposures of injustice, violence, and corruption around the world.

Call for Book Chapter Proposals / The Invisible Professor: A Blueprint for Adjunct Faculty

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:59pm
Dr. Natalie M. Dorfeld / Florida Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Call for Book Chapter Proposals / The Invisible Professor: A Blueprint for Adjunct Faculty

Let’s be honest for a moment.  Right now, higher education is a giant !@#$ show. 

1.  Enterprising graduate students are in limbo because of departmental cuts and new caps on M.A. and Ph.D. programs.   

2.  Adjuncts are being forced back into the classrooms, many lacking adequate insurance, while COVID-19 spreads like wildfire. 

3.  Chairs and deans are running around with their heads cut off due to projected enrollment and budget woes.  Some smaller institutions may be forced to close their iron gates forever.

Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Crystal O'Leary Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 

 

Riverside Quarterly: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
The Riverside Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Riverside Quarterly is accepting submissions for its inaugural Summer 2021 issue.

A multidisciplinary, open access, advertisement-free journal, The Riverside Quarterly is dedicated to serving the growing global creative class. We are accepting original articles, research digests, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces [between 750 & 2500 words in length] that explore the art and practice of creativity.

Focusing primarily on the arts, education, and business, we seek to present our readers with the most compelling scholarship available in these areas. Our goal is to enlarge and amplify the global dialogue on creativity by providing our readership with a source for quality, usable, information.

Nabokov's Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
  1. The International Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We invite papers on Nabokov’s languages, the transnational and  multi-lingual Nabokov, his invented languages, translation (between languages, cultures and different genres and media), Nabokov’s theory of language, Nabokov’s style,  etc.  We particularly welcome comparative, transnational, and intermedial perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to siggy.frank@nottingham.ac.uk and zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu by 15  March 2021.

CFP: Comics on the Border (MLA 2022; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Janine Utell / MLA / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Comics on the Border

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum to be held (if accepted) at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C.

Comics are defined by borders in formal representation and structure, in the boundaries between word and image and generic categories, in the networks and communities of mainstream and alternative production and circulation.

Special Issue of Screen Bodies 7.1 (March 2022): The Work of Lu Yang in Transnational Chinese and Global Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:43pm
University of Montreal/Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Special Issue of Screen Bodies 7.1 (March 2022): The Work of Lu Yang in Transnational Chinese and Global Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

 

Call for papers

 

Editors: Livia Monnet (University of Montreal), Gabriel Remy-Handfield (University of Montreal), Ari Heinrich (Australian National University).

 

CFP Deadline Extended: Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:38am
Virtual Symposium, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars to examine early modern women’s agency from a transnational perspective. Conversations about women’s agency continue to ripple across the world, from new, passionate campaigns in Mexico and Poland that have fought to address feminicide and sexual violence, to the Women’s Marches, which have annually inspired global response. Now, we turn with fresh urgency to early modern women’s participation in intellectual and literary cultures that bridged regional, national, and transnational divides.

Religious Dispute and Toleration in Early Modern Literature and History.

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:22am
University Toulouse-Jean Jaurès (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

 

 

Appel à communications : Dispute et tolérance religieuse dans l’Angleterre de la Renaissance / Religious Dispute and Toleration in Early Modern English Literature and History. En ligne / Online (4 juin 2021 / 4th June 2021).

=> Please scroll down for English version

Illness, Society and the Self

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:33pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

In the context of the current viral pandemic, we look with fresh intensity at figurations of the invalid and of disease and disability in James’s fictional and non-fictional writing. With an eye to the cultural and political aspects of public health measures aimed at managing the spread of an infectious pathogen, we ask in particular about the relation in James’s work of sickness, subjectivity and society. How do James’s texts relate social experience to bodily ill-health or impairment? Does James position the invalid as a figure indicative of dysfunction in the larger social body, or suggest, in contrast, that illness or disability may be associated with an excess of social contact, a failure of ‘social distancing’?

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Philosophy and Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/philosophy-and-culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — including the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.

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