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

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:31pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 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 September 30, 2020 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.

"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2021--Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?

 

Chapter on Molly Keane (M.J. Farrell) and the Gothic for edited collection "Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960"

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Christopher Yiannitsaros
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

A chapter which explores the fiction of middlebrow author Molly Keane (alias: M.J. Farrell) in realtion to the Gothic is sought to round off the edited collection Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960.

 

The original CfP is as follows:

 

Evil in/and Stephen King: Essay Volume

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:22am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.

Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:08pm
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This two-day webinar, scheduled for February 19-20, 2020, centers on Muriel Rukeyser’s critically neglected cycle of ten Elegies, published over the span of a decade, from 1939-1948, and recently republished by New Directions.  Rukeyser’s Elegies offer a personal reckoning with failure, both personal and collective. They lament the defeat of liberatory struggles in Spain, the advance of fascism, the devastations of World War II and the Shoah, as well as heart-wrenching personal losses, among them the death of a beloved and the betrayal by friends and co-travelers.

Domestic Politics: Women’s Private Lives and Public Writing in the Mid-Century

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw seismic shifts for British women, including those living under British rule in the colonies, in the public and private spheres. These years are often imagined as a wave of expansion and constriction, with the swelling of economic and political freedoms for women in the 1930s, the cresting of women in the public sphere during the Second World War, and the resulting break as employment and political opportunities for women dwindled in the 1950s when men returned home from the Front. But this narrative needs reexamining.

NeMLA 2021: British Literature and Film: Finding 'Englishness' [hybrid/virtual platform]

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In this session, we will especially focus on how the British classic literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries have been adapted concerning Thatcherism, the heritage industry, colonialism, Britishness (Englishness). The so-called "Heritage Fever," which hit British society in the 1980s, was largely supported by national-led policy. In the 1980s, for example, cultural heritage preservation movements spread nationwide; museums and heritage centers around the country were created. A great deal of British interest in the so-called “Old England,” such as visiting historic sites, became an honor factor.

Palimpsest- East Delta University Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:00am
East Delta University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Palimpsest 

 

East Delta University Journal of English Studies

Department of English 

East Delta University

Chattogram-4209, Bangladesh

 

Title of the Issue: “Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Contemporary Humanities Studies”

 

Italian Theatre and its Publics: 1500-Present

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Lauren Surovi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Panel Session in Italian / Cultural Studies and Media Studies at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention Chairs

Lauren Surovi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Corie Marshall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Abstract

Call for Papers: Black Lives Matter and Modernist Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
The Modernist Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Modernist Review, an online journal associated with the British Association of Modernist Studies, is looking for submissions for an issue on Black Lives Matter and Modernist Studies. The deadline for 200-word abstracts is the 23rd September - we look forward to reading your submissions. 

 

Content warning: police brutality

 

Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
Parul Mishra / GD Goenka University, Gurugram, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 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

Commitment: Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12:05pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Commitment—a concept which names the title of Theodor Adorno’s 1962 critique of a text’s thematic engagement with politics—entails a work’s capacity to mark a site of historical intervention. “When I am committed,” says Jean-Paul Sartre, “I reveal the situation by the very intention of changing it…I strike at its very heart, I transfix it, and I display it in full view…with every word that I utter, I involve myself a little more in the world." For scholars of the modernist documentary, commitment serves as a starting point for attempts to better understand the historical import of literary experiments in reportage.

Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive is inviting submissions

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:41am
http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work.  We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.

For inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Daumer at edaumer@emich.edu and visit the website at http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/.

Food and Culture in Northeast India: The Culinary Tradition

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:01pm
Dr. Saurav Sengupta/Damdama College, Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Food, more than a material substance is also a cultural expression handed down from generations to generations. In most societies, the older people pass on their knowledge of food and what constitutes “healthy or good” food to their new members. In this sense, the idea of food also marks a society’s relation with the larger environment- human and biotic. But, food also defines what is “within” from what is “without,” so that culinary skills, inherited through years of practice could be transferred to those who make up the members of a legitimate community.

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 November 2020.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2018: 87.22)

CFP: Humanities Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 2, November 2020, UK

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2020
Vol. 3, No. 2 - November, 2020

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

CFP «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione», XIV (Novembre 2020):Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» -Università degli Studi di Trento
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

 

Guest editors: Filippo Gobbo, Mara Santi and Tiziano Toracca.

 

Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:48pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

 

  

Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into

 Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion

 

My proposal here grows out of four earlier efforts to bring essayists together on a single issue: The Audience as Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years, a double issue of Comparative

CFP, Eikon Imago, vol. 10 (2021). Miscellany and Monographic Issue (Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time, ed. Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:32am
Grupo de Investigación Capire, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Our scientific journal Eikón / Imago, edited by the CAPIRE research team at the Complutense University of Madrid, is already working on the next issue. It is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.Each issue of Eikón / Imago Magazine consists of three sections:- Miscellany: related to any aspect of the general thematic coverage of the Journal (free peer review articles).- Monographic: the topic changes every year.

Tradition and Innovation in Ezra Pound's Modernist Circle

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 28, 2020

Ezra Pound’s role in modernism is undeniable, but his connections to Philadelphia may be less obvious and are worthy of exploration. He spent his formative years in this “birthplace of America,” where his father worked at the U.S. Mint. Among the many artists he befriended in Philadelphia were fellow poets who would become modernists: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Pound’s relationship with Philadelphia institution University of Pennsylvania is a tumultuous one. Having earned his master’s degree, he was “pushed out” of the program, and his efforts to get a PhD were denied by the university, including many recent efforts to award him a posthumous PhD. This remains another source of controversy in Pound studies.

Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:11pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Katherine Anne Porter Society is pleased to invite submissions for our annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Interested applicants should submit an article-length (15-25 page) paper on any Katherine Anne Porter topic. The winner, who will be announced on December 1, 2021, will be invited to present a shortened form of the paper at the annual Katherine Anne Porter Society Session at the American Literature Association Conference and will be featured in an article of the Katherine Anne Porter Society Newsletter. The award also brings a monetary prize of $250. Please email submissions as Word attachments to Jerry Findley at jerryfindley1@gmail.com by June 30, 2021. 

Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:53pm
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies/ Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP 

An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture. 

Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story 

Hidden Nabokov Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:52am
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney / International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

HIDDEN NABOOV

 

(July 14-18, 2021, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA)

 

Deadline: Submit 250-word abstracts (with “Hidden VN Submission” as subject heading) to ssweeney@holycross.edu by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

 

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