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The Idea of the Lumpenproletariat

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

            Marx and Engels famously use the term lumpenproletariat to describe “that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society.” The concept suggests that the most marginal are not part of the revolutionary class but are in fact more likely to function as a “bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.” As Raphael Samuel noted, the word came to function as an “unproblematic term of abuse” in early twentieth-century Communist discourse, suggesting a relation between political unreliability and moral failings. The precarious were not merely represented as a threat to radical movements but as personally contemptible in ways that drew on conservative ideas of the undeserving poor.

CFP - VOL.3, NO.2 - JULY 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:15pm
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2021 issue.

English Theatre Culture 1660–1737: Theatre, Society and Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Department of English and American Studies and Department of Theatre Studies, Masaryk University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce the second international online symposium on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. This time, the overarching theme of the event is Theatre, Society and Politics.

Women and Music in the Early Modern Age

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Divino Sospiro-Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Women and music in the early modern age  

 

Queluz National Palace

July 2nd - 4th, 2021

Organization:

Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal 

Scientific Committee:

Cristina Fernandes, Giuseppina Raggi, Iskrena Yordanova,

Ricardo Bernardes, José Camões, Francesco Cotticelli, Paologiovanni Maione

 

When American Television Became American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

CFP

When American Television Became American Literature

 

**** Please note this is an up-dated posting for a volume originally entitled, The Platinum Age of American Television ****

Title: When American Television Became American Literature

Publisher: Brill Publishers (European Perspectives on the United States series)

Editor: Ben Alexander
Contact: Benalexander@fas.harvard.edu or Benalexa@usc.edu

Nineteenth-Century Religious Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022. 

 

Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism,  Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance. 

 

Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged. 

 

Open Issue: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:08pm
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for Papers (CFP) for Volume VI Number ii (July 2021 issue) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies ISSN: 2456-7507 postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal of  Literary  Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507, invites original,  unpublished, scholarly research articles, popular articles, book/film reviews, interviews in English on Literary Studies for its July 2021 issue (Vol VI  No ii). There is no focal theme for this issue. 

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:51am
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.

Topics may include (but are not limited) to:

 

Edited Collection, Women Writing Trauma in Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:44pm
Laura Alexander/editor/Associate Professor of English, High Point University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature."  The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to laura.leigh.alexander@gmail.com. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021. 

(ONLINE) POSTMEMORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 4:33am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/

 

Scientific Committee:

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

​We are happy to announce that the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS at our 2nd "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", 25-26 February 2021 will be Marianne Hirsch and Mirta Kupferminc.

 CFP:

“Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps”

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:48am
Dept. of English, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Abstracts

(convocatoria en español abajo) 

The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe. 

MLA 2022: Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Orchid Tierney/Eric Schmaltz/ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel. 

CFP: Henry James and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Landscape

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In the opening preface to the New York Edition of his fiction, James famously wrote: “Really, universally, relations stop nowhere, and the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle in which they shall happily appear to do so. . . . The prime effect of so sustained a system, so prepared a surface, is to lead on and on; while the fascination of following resides, by the same token, in the presumability somewhere of a convenient, of a visibly-appointed stopping-place.”

James’s problem of the artist is also the problem of scholarship: Finding a “convenient . . . stopping-place” that also leads readers “on and on” in their own work and thinking too.

REVELAR Journal vol.6 (2021): «The Photographer»

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
REVELAR Journal of Photography and Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

REVELAR – Journal of Photography and Image Studies is open to works for volume no. 6 (2021). This edition, dedicated to «The Photographer», will publish works in the following modalities:
— Scientific papers
— Reviews (on books, essays or photography exhibitions)
— Photo-essays (open to both amateurs and professional photographers)
— Varia

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Film Studies in Northeast, Southeast Asia and East Asia

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 5:55am
Rising Asia Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Rising Asia Journal invites academic articles  on  Film Studies focusing on the North East of India, South East Asia , China, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Japan within the following fields :
History, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Film Theory , Culture , Cultural Studies, and International Relations and War & Society.
The papers must provide a new perspective and a fresh interpretation.They must  be original, supported with scholarly research, and the must not have been published or under consideration for publication in any media in print or online .

Transitions 9: New Directions in Comics Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 6:17am
Transitions
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 9 – new directions in comics studies 2021

Online 8-10 April 2021

Hosted By BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Following the cancellation of Transitions 2020, we are delighted to re-announce the call for
papers for Transitions 9 in 2021. Transitions is a platform for emerging research in comics
that is free to attend and participate.

Call for Papers: Queer Representation in Contemporary Popular Television (Special Issue, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Danielle Girard, Thomas Brassington, Debra Ferreday
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect). 

 

Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Elisha Clark Halpin and Jeanmarie Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review

EDITORS

Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
teachingperformancebook@gmail.com

OVERVIEW

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the 'Extreme Present'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:54am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

July 15-16, 2021

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Luncheon Speaker:  J.R. Richard

(Re)imagined Landscapes

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Literary and Visual Landscapes (University of Bristol)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting abstracts for this year’s Literary and Visual Landscapes symposium which will be held online on Wednesday 9th June 2021 on the theme of (Re)imagined Landscapes.  

 

The Language of the Narratives: Myth, Ithihāsa and Purāṇa

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

The Language of the Narratives: Myth, Ithihāsa and Purāṇa

“The notion that name and essence bear a necessary and internal relation to each other, that the name does not merely denote but actually is the essence of its object, that the potency of the real thing is contained in the name—that is one of the fundamental assumptions of the mythmaking consciousness itself’’ (Cassirer, 2012: 04).

"Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Association for Business Communication and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

2022 ABC MLA CFP:

"Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace"

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Washington, D.C.

Dates: 6–9 January 2022

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2021

Conference on Domestic Cats in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.

Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:

UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Stockholm University

contact email: 

dickensanddecadence@gmail.com

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

2-3 September 2021

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

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