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NeMLA 2022: Video games and the literary

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.

Cfp: Routledge Volume: Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
The Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP), University of Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers 

Routledge Volume

Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics

Heike Härting and Heather Meek (eds.) 

 

TWC: Chinese Fandoms

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Chinese Fandoms

Chinese fandoms are a growing area of interest attracting attention from groups as diverse as academia, industry, and even government. Although the foci of these groups vary, at the core are questions related to the function, organization, interests, and activities of fan groups. As Chinese media and entertainment industries mature and transnational collaborations increase, content and celebrity figures both inside and outside the Chinese context are increasingly distributed, consumed, and implicated in the formation (or extension) of fan communities.

Art and Activism: The Reshaping of Collective Consciousness and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In his 1962 essay, “The Creative Process,” James Baldwin writes, “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven. . .The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.” The link between artist and activist illustrates the import of black public voices that challenge institutions of white supremacy, gender oppression, and systemic dehumanization. Historically, artists have critiqued, documented, and contextualized racial violence to ensure that the past is not forgotten and to reshape the nation’s consciousness.

Genre Meshing as Social Action: The Rhetoric of Formal Hybridity in Contemporary Texts (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.

Call for Papers: Peer Review and the Pandemic

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
F1000Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers

Title: Peer Review and the Pandemic
Deadline: 1 September 2021

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. 

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Disability Studies and French Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Although academia’s interest in disability studies emerged in the late 1980s, an ever-growing body of research has emerged since then, mainly from Anglo-Saxon and Nordic countries.

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?

Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2022: Call for Sub-themes

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

Contact|Touch

 

Plenary Speakers:

Hussein Fancy, Department of History, Yale University

Elina Gertsman, Department of Art and Art History, Case Western Reserve University

 

Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2022: Contact|Touch

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Contact|Touch

 

Plenary Speakers:

Hussein Fancy, Department of History, Yale University

Elina Gertsman, Department of Art and Art History, Case Western Reserve University

 

Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Ronja Bodola / LSU Health Sciences Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Contributions: Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice 

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

Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology - Call for Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm
Screen Bodies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 11, 2021

Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for a forthcoming general issue. We welcome work that focuses on matters of embodiment in media arts from any of the disciplinary or methodological perspectives described below. Research articles are typically between 6k–9k words. Please see our website for details about the inclusion of artwork/images (www.berghahnjournals.com/submissions).

Mimetic Inclinations: Gender, Philosophy, and Politics with Adriana Cavarero

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:27am
Institute of Philosophy / KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Gendered Mimesis project in collaboration with the ERC-funded Homo Mimeticus Project (Institute of Philosophy / Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven; http://www.homomimeticus.eu/) is pleased to announce a two-day international conference on the subject of “Mimetic Inclinations” in the work of the Italian feminist philosopher and political theorist Adriana Cavarero.

Call for Contributions: ROUNDTABLE NARRATIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH

updated: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 10:14am
Ronja Bodola, PhD (Dept. of Psychiatry, LSU HSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Contributions: ROUNDTABLE NARRATIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH (South Atlantic MLA, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta/Georgia)

Urban Spatialities in and Digital Imageries of Post-pandemic India

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:21pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Following the pandemic, the ways in which mobile bodies are being administered and governed are in sync with advanced techniques of demographic control, which manifests into increasing digital surveillance on mobilities. Conversely, the neo-liberal economic order reifies speed and mobility, while ‘deterritorialization’ continues to constitute an important paradigm for the ‘flows and networks’ in a globalized world.

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Session “Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

 

Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier

International Conference: "Narratives of Displacement"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:20am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Inspired by and Invigorating Myth and Literature: Contemporary Literature and the Classics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Luigi Malerba’s Ithaca Forever, Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities, and Colm Toibin’s House of Names are just a small sample of contemporary works of literature that engage with and re-tell Classical literature and mythology. Drawing upon ancient subject matters, these new works demonstrate that the Classical tradition remains lively and relevant, even as they pull in new histories, points of view, and contexts.

What's the Matter in Translation/Traduction et Matérialité

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:19am
Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 12, 2021

What’s the matter in Translation? / Traduction et matérialité

Bilingual (at least) French/English symposium June 8-11, 2022

Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3

Organizers: Paola Artero, Marianne Drugeon, Lily Robert-Foley, Julie Sauvage

 

Deadline for abstract proposals: July 12th, 2021

Notification of proposal acceptance or refusal: October 15th, 2021

Address email submissions to: whatsthematterintranslation@gmail.com

 

Journal Articles for Special Issue: "Teaching Girlhood Studies"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Girlhood Studies, as an academic discipline, is still growing. Since some educational institutions do include girls’ studies as part of a special curriculum, an academic program, a certificate course, a minor, or as part of Women’s Studies or Gender Studies, Girlhood Studies does have a presence in academia although at this stage rarely in an autonomous department. This interest in the pedagogies and practices of teaching Girlhood Studies is an important aspect of its growth as a field of study at university level, at school, and outside of formal academic settings.

The Journal of American Culture -Theme Issue: Generations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
Shay Rahm / JAC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Generational Studies is growing as an area of research as multiple generations now co-exist in the workforce. Each generational cohort brings with it diverse viewpoints and varied lived experiences—sometimes quite disparate of one another. Therefore, exploring these age cohorts potentially provides an opportunity to discuss and better understand the challenges of creating cohesiveness as well as discovering the interrelatedness of cultural experiences that have the potential to connect generations.

We welcome papers on topics related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

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