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Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:41pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

Feminism in North East India: A Critical Exploration

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Assam University:: Diphu Campus (A Central University) Diphu - 782460, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Feminism has become the most controversial, most discussed and most contested subject in India’s current academic field. North East Indian feminism generally depended on Western feminism as well as Indian feminism frameworks. These two frameworks are diversely intricate from North-East India in term of race, class, caste, culture and religion, etc. Moreover, it is important to note that most Indian mainstream feminists are brought up in a specific cultural setting i.e. class, caste, religion etc. from various parts of India. ‘Indian feminist thought’ is a term that they coined through their own discourse.

Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize

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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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. 

Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:43am
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

We are extending the deadline to Nove. 15, since the proposal submission link did not work properly.  It does work now.

DEADLINE Extended: Disabilities, Arts, and Sexualities

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:39am
Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call For Papers: Conference on Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities

At the Limits of Pleasure: Forsaken Sexualities and Transformations of Desire

This conference will explore the intersections between disabilities, arts and sexualities from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective. We use “disabilities” and “sexualities” in the plural, as, in each category, there exist many variations and representations which cannot be reduced to a simple or singular meaning.

(Online) MEMORY, MELANCHOLY AND NOSTALGIA - 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CONFERENCE ONLINEScientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) CFP: In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.     Hence, during our interdisciplinary conference we would like to concentrate on the phenomena of nostalgia and melancholy.

ACLA 2021 Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Virtual conference, April 8-11)

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for papers: The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Snapshots of the Past:
Memory and Photography in Literature and Film

Location: Virtual conference Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020

Time: April 8-11, 2021

Organizer: Dr. Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor
Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Session CFP

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:57am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - POSTPONED EXTENDED DEADLINE

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. As a result, we will be putting everything on hold until the new year, when sessions will reopen for abstract submissions. Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or director@pamla.org.

PAMLA Needs You! Please consider joining PAMLA for the 2020 year to receive our journal and support PAMLA in these difficult times.

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the Extreme Present

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’

Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 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.

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Colonial Knowledges
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series 
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
https://colknowledges.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers:

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

CFP: Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
University of Bologna
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Università di Bologna – Graduate Conference
Bologna, February 10-11, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Paolo Costa (University of Pavia)

This conference aims to reflect on the modes of writing, reading, and sharing in contemporary history, encouraging new interdisciplinary, intermodal, and transmedial perspectives.

Fictions of Employment: The Image of Business in Contemporary Literature

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

This seminar explores the image of business and the business person/persona in contemporary literature from a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. Open to all geographical contexts, with focus on texts dating 1971-onwards. Particular interest and enthusiasm for submissions grounded in women and BIPOC representation in business settings, neoliberal policy and political ideology, mental health, and climate change. Contact: rmarnane@bryant.edu

Eleventh Annual Humor Research Conference

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Texas A&M University Commerce Department of Literature and Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26-27, 2021 | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE, COMMERCE, TX

The Humor Research Conference is a student-organized international multidisciplinary all-plenary event dedicated to the study of humor in all its facets.  Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, the 11th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2021 will be live-broadcast on the web.

The conference is student-friendly and invites submissions on any topic in humor studies, including and not restricted to literary studies, psychology, folklore, sociology, computer science, and linguistics.

Call for Papers: 

Cognitive Faulkner

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
2021 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

Returning to the Gothic Ocean: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:54am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to

an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and

Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic

fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms

built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature

Critiquing Critique: Post-Critique, New Realisms, and Materialisms (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:14pm
Athanassia Williamson and Nicole Grimaldi, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism” and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely branded) legacy of critical theory, which has arguably held a theoretical monopoly in spheres of the humanities not taken with the scientific worldview.

Global Flânerie in the Twenty-First Century: The Failures and Successes of Urban Walking from 2000-2021

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:38pm
Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What are the major challenges to twenty-first-century flânerie?

Consider the effects of:

•          the Coronavirus pandemic (lockdowns, empty streets, social distancing, masked flâneurs/flâneuses);

•          the impediments to or dangers of urban strolling as a result of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, citizenship (and protesting such limitations as in the case of the Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements); 

•          the difficulties posed by environmental degradation in cities (air pollution, waste management and global waste trading, congestion and overcrowding); 

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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 WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, March 26-28, 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.  The CAC at WonderCon is presently scheduled to take place in person; however, this may change, and presenters should be prepared to adapt to a virtual f

Miradas Hispanas: US representations from Spanish-speaking perspectives

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
PopMeC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CALL FOR ARTICLES

El objetivo de esta sección es promover la producción de conocimiento sobre la representación de los Estados Unidos desde perspectivas no nacionales en lengua española. En consecuencia, se privilegia el estudio de experiencias migrantes, viajeras y de exilio, así como las resultantes de intercambios educativos y científicos, por señalar algunos ejemplos.

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:04am
Claire Maria Chambers/ Performance Philosophy International Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Call for Participants:

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

The Existential Psychology Group with the Performance Philosophy International Network seeks participants to create a Key Group for the 5th biennial Performance Philosophy conference, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 9-12, 2021.

The Performance Philosophy network aims to create a non-hierarchical and inclusive conference. Instead of individual keynote speakers, the conference invites proposals from key groups.

Scenes of Struggle:​ ​Rethinking the Politics of Performativity Today

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

ACLA 2021
Call for Participants
Scenes of Struggle:​ ​Rethinking the Politics of Performativity Today
Organized by Ryan Anthony Hatch (Cal. Poly.-San Luis Obispo) and Joseph Cermatori (Skidmore College)

Deconstruction contra Fascist Mythologies

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association, 2021 Virtual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

By considering antifascism’s historical aspirations to destroy fascism alongside Derrida’s neologistic distinction of deconstruction from Heidegger’s phenomenological Destruktion of metaphysics, the organizers of this seminar seek papers that probe the possibilities and limits of conceptualizing deconstruction as/toward an anti-fascism. Among questions to consider are: Is there room in anti-fascism for a deconstruction that both semantically and philosophically distances itself from outright destruction? Must a deconstruction of fascism specify the “anti” of “anti-fascism,” perhaps through an analysis of deconstruction’s critique of dialectical thinking (à la Deleuze)?

Final Call for chapters for an edited book, Refrigerated Culture and Pluralism: A Literary Perspective

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:44am
Khan & kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Vernon Press has shown interest in the proposed book. 

Kind attention: We seek representations of minority and refrigerated cultures from Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, as we have received ample representations from other parts of the world.

“No Culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

updated: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 11:18pm
Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

  CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

 Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

 Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag

Contact mail-womanquestionsubmission@gmail.com

  

NEMLA 2021: Resurgences of the Past, Fears of the Future: Time(s) in Popular French Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 5:02pm
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Literature in France has always had the potential to become a form of popular entertainment. However, what delighted families in La Bibliothèque Bleue has been forgotten or classified as literary “classics.” But popular literature, or “genre literature,” is more recent. Born in 19th-century newspapers when writers like Méry, Balzac, or Sue published their novels in serial form, its most emblematic writer is Alexandre Dumas. Unlike conventional works, where historical characters are magnified (epic tales) or relegated to the background (La Princesse de Clèves)Dumas’ novels staged characters who marked the history of France.

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:10am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

A New Meaning of Viral: COVID-19 and Internet Memes

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:09am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

After completing four essays (two with a co-author), which are set to be published in different collections, on COVID-19 Internet memes, this edited collection seeks to include novel perspectives in addition to these to be gathered in a meme-focused volume, especially since online practices and behaviors have become the critical forms of expression during the pandemic.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:08am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.

Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:

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