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Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930 (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Dr. Klaudia Lee and Dr. Sharin Schroeder
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in part, a reaction to industrialization,[1] few projects have explored nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century fantasies’ engagement with the urban, and fewer still have attempted to address the intertwinement of fantasy and the city across cultures, a gap this volume seeks to fill.

Charlotte Mew and Friends

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Francesca Bratton (Maynooth University); Megan Girdwood (Edinburgh University); Fraser Riddell (Durham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charlotte Mew and Friends 

Decadent and Modernist Networks 

A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021 

Organisers 

Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University 

Keynote 

Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA 

‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916) 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE: ‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:44am
The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE CALL FOR PAPERS:

‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

 

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

"All Doing Is Ours": Ritual and the Collective Construction of Meaning in American Literature - ALA 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:20am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Jonathan Bayliss created a fictional science called "dromenology" in his Gloucesterman series which was meant to study collective human endeavor. In contrast to the Romantic concept of individual action, this science describes activity conducted by humans as groups: work and play, religious ritual, and artistic endeavors such as dance or drama. He conceptualized such activity as the work that staves off entropy in the thermodynamic systems we call communities or societies.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:14am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson - ALA 2021

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 27-30, 2021.

 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson

 

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:46pm
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers: Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by January 31st 2021.

Joseph Heller's Catch-22 CFP Under Contract

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language structures. With current trends and political climate considered, we will revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021

(Hybrid Online/Offline Conference)

  

Between Asia and Europe: 

Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?

 

 

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia May 21-22, 2021

ALA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Maggie Gordon Froehlich / F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2021 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 27-30 May 2021.

 

 

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.

 

 

 

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: “Theatre-Fiction”

Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

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.

CFP Art, Disease, and Expression - Issue 31, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 30 November 2020

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers 

Issue 31 (2020): Art, Disease, and Expression

Science and art are the very nature of human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. As COVID-19 continues to dominate public discourse across the world - its ongoing effects trickling into every facet of our lives - the relationship between our health and how it affects the way we move through society has never felt more prescient. The 31st issue of FORUM aims to explore what has been identified as ‘sickness’ in literature and art through the years. How have the body and mind been treated by writers, artists, and cultural commentators - in sickness and in health.

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Parul Mishra / GD Goenka University, Gurugram, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposed Title of the Book

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

Sub- Themes

  1. Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  2. Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature

  3. Socio-cultural Perspectives

  4. Psycho-political Perspectives

  5. Historical Perspectives

  6. Pandemic Fear and Literature

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline January 15, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, short stories, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We encourage papers that engage with the themes of the 2021 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference: Ecologies, Survival, Change. Scott’s work showed keen awareness of the “dynamic, interlocking systems that make up our world,” and often revealed stresses and fault lines where systems conflicted. She also frequently represented resilience in the face of change and hardship, but also probed characters and situations where change was experienced irrevocably as loss.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
José Eduardo González/University of Nebraska
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Borges's work by focusing on topics such as philosophy, religion, mythology, detective fiction, gender relations/gender conflict, politics, the fantastic, history, popular literature, film and other arts, translation. Borges’ works are taught in so many different courses and contexts (Modern Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion) that we welcome essays teaching Borges in non-traditional settings or to non-literature students. Contributors are also invited to propose essays on topics not mentioned above.

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association, May 27-30, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 27-30, 2021.

The Detective, the Artist, and the Professor: Genre and Other Critical Mysteries

updated: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:57pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by October 19, 2020 [deadline extended] here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807

This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

 

Life Writing as World Literature, ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)

This panel brings the fields of world literature and life writing together to explore social, economic and ideological contexts informing the circulation, translation and reading of auto/biographical texts. Redefinitions of world literature highlight the “effective life” of works “within a literary system beyond that of its original culture” (Damrosch 2003) or underscore that literature now “is unmistakably a planetary system” (Moretti 2000).

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 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:

 

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and has been making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idleness or complaints of bored characters.

The International Research Journal, Thesis, announces the call for manuscripts for the December edition

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Thesis - Journal, AAB College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The International Research Journal, Thesis, announces the call for manuscripts for the December edition

 

Thesis is an international research journal with double-blind peer review, which is published by AAB College in Prishtina.

The journal presents an international forum for empirical, qualitative, critical and interpretative studies, on interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Economics, Law, Linguistics, Media Studies and Communication, Pedagogical & Educational Research, Political Sciences and International Relations.

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