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Call for Chapters- Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral: Exploring the Representation of City and the Village in Literature ( DEADLINE EXTENDED to 15 May 2021)

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 5:45am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar/ Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Dr. Neepa Sarkar/ Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Twentieth century saw the rapid development of the city and its impact on the socio-cultural fabric of nations manifested in the social and cultural ways of living. The city came to be represented as an urban wasteland and the loss and moving away from the pastoral was eulogised in many texts. These texts looked into the anonymity of the individual in the milieu of the city where the older closed bonds of the familiar rural community got replaced by the unfamiliar existence. The village was seen as an idyllic space nurturing the humans towards an organic and symbiotic coexistence and ways of living.

Dis/quieting Imaginings of Childhood in South Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:30am
The Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective (CCYSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021

We are excited to announce the CCYSC Blog Theme for June 2021: "Dis/quieting Imaginings of Childhood in South Asian Fiction and Film."

liquid blackness: Black and Queer, Music on Screen

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:38am
James Tobias
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CFP – “Black and Queer, Music on Screen”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 2, Fall 2022

Co-edited by Jekara Govan, James Tobias (Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time), Stefan Torralba, and Calvin Warren (Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, Emancipation)

CFP: “Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination,” Edited Collection (DEADLINE: MAY 20)

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Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:34am
Juan Meneses / UNC CHarlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021

“Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination”

CFP for Edited Collection

 

This Call for Papers seeks abstracts for essays that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and the study of aesthetics broadly conceived. The main question the project aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of aesthetics?

 

Call for Books Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:34am
University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2030

We open the present call for the potential book proposals in the Series Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations. Emerald Group, UK. The calls have not an expiration date and we often accept or consider regular book proposal anually. 

Breaking Boundaries: Reimagining Borders in Postcolonial and Migrant Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:33am
Manchester Metropolitan University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021

 

 

 

This inaugural arts-based conference will launch Manchester Met’s Centre for Migration and Postcolonial

Studies (MAPS) and will take place online on 3 September 2021.

 

The format has been designed to assist international participation during the

COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We welcome papers addressing any aspect of the topics of ‘borders’ and ‘boundaries’

Shakespeare’s Politics – Politicising Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:33am
Shakespeare Seminar 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

In Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, the playwriting Earl of Oxford looks on from the galleries of the Globe as a performance of his/Shakespeare’s Henry V whips up a large crowd of groundlings, just as the Earl had intended it. Earlier the Earl had already enthused over a match of tennis about the possibilities of theatre – “That’s power.” This year’s Shakespeare Seminar seeks to discuss the countless ways in which Shakespeare, his works, early modern culture as well as later performances of Shakespeare’s works are political or have been politicised. To what extent can his plays be seen to endorse certain power politics? Are politics in Shakespeare ultimately a question of genre?

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999 (Formerly Contemporary Studies)

updated: 
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 2:25pm
Midwestern Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2021 EXTENDED to June 1, 2021

 

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Shakespeare in Indian Cinema, Muse India Issue 99, Sept-Oct 2021

updated: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:34am
Muse India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Naseeruddin Shah, the actor, once claimed that “The roots may look lost but every big story in the Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.” It might not be as simple as that but what Shah was pointing out was to the fact that there are many references to Shakespeare’s plays in Hindi film. Not just Hindi but Indian cinema reveals an adaptation and appropriation of the Bard of Avon. There are themes and devices so commonly found in Shakespeare’s plays in Indian films, such as twins separated at birth, cross dressing characters, star-crossed lovers, characters falling in love with messengers, the wise fool, the tamed Shrew and the mousetrap device.

MMLA 2021: Countering the Culture in Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:48am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant. 

 

Central questions include:

  • What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?

  • What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?

The Dominican Republic in the Global Context

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:57pm
Voces del Caribe
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

 VOCES DEL CARIBE, a blind, peer-reviewed journal, will publish its 14th issue in the Fall 2022. We invite everyone who is interested to submit articles, especially for the journal’s special section, whose focus will be “The Dominican Republic in the Global Context.” In addition, the general section will encompass all the Spanish speaking Caribbean’s past and present cultural manifestations (literature, poetry, theater, film, music, plastic and digital arts, etc.), and that of its Diaspora. Articles should be unpublished, original, in Spanish or English, not exceed 25 pages (approximately 7,000 words or less), be double spaced, and in 12 pt. font, including notes & references).

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:57pm
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Decolonizing Travel(ing) Theory: Explorations in the ‘Indian’ Analytic Traditions

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:56pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

Traveling, both as a concept and performativity, has yielded a diverse range of criticalliteratures that probe into the epistemological, ethical and aesthetic dimensions oftravel and mobility. However, much of the critical theories on travel (and, of late,nomadology) draw on the Western canon, while there appears to be a dearth ofproportionate research on and/or documentation of the indigenous analyticalframeworks that engage with travel(ing) theory.

LAST CALL: Academia in Action: Breaching the Ivory Tower

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:57am
University of Pittsburgh French & Italian Grad Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

The eruption of anti-racist movements in the public discourse over the past ten years, both in Italy, France, and in a broader context within Western Europe, has incited a re-engagement with the colonial histories of western countriesas well as their current racist and anti- immigration policies. The voices that emerged (with public figures such asAssa Traoré in France, Fabrice Vil in Québec, and Rula Jebréal in Italy) all encourage the general public to reflect onthe ways in which institutions need to be destabilized in order to make progress in terms of racial equality and criminal justice reform. In the wake of heightened social outrage around the globe, we are requesting proposals for papers which address issues of social justice and activism in Franc

Crossroads of Emergency: Modern Dystopias and Imminent Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 3:44am
Jade Kai / Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Crossroads of Emergency: Modern Dystopias and Imminent Futures, April 23rd 2021

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University

Spring 2021 WGSS Graduate Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

 

ReFocus: The Films of Claire Denis (EUP)

updated: 
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 4:37pm
Peter Sloane
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

ReFocus: The Films of Claire Denis (EUP, ed. Peter Sloane, University of Lincoln UK)

 

Journal of Literary Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:42pm
Editor in Chief Natasha Lvovich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Journal of Literary Multilingualism explores texts written in non-native languages, in a mix of languages and alternating languages. It examines a wide range of literary practices from around the globe broadly defined by multilingual and multicultural situations. The phenomenon of literary multilingualism is as old as literature itself but has received more scholarly attention as migration and globalization have increased in recent years. As the first international journal devoted entirely to this emerging interdisciplinary field, it offers a forum for cutting-edge research across the humanities and social sciences.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Painful Truths and Unspoken Words: Remembering Genocides and Holocausts in different genres and regions of the world.

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
mark malisa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021

nitial world responses to the Holocaust included the declaration “never again” (Gilbert, 2000; Reese, 2017; Herman, 2018; Power, 2013). This Special Issue on “Remembering Genocides and the Holocaust” invites contributions from different fields, such as the film, music, museums, and literature. Contributions may explore specific representations in their own right or the relationship between representations and lived experiences pertaining to genocide/ holocaust. They may focus on how remembrances of Holocausts and Genocides have been transformed over time, including, but not limited to the globalization, nationalization or privatization of such memories.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, 11-12 August 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
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Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021

Special Issue: South Asian Fiction – International Impact

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
SINDHU: Southasian INter-Disciplinary HUmanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Articles

Special Issue: South Asian Fiction – International Impact

Guest Editor: Dinesh Kumar

 

Transforming and Transcending Single Stories: PAMLA Conference Session

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Plesae submit to this virtual (online) panel of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA):

The panel on "Transforming and Transcending Single Stories" invites proposals that address how we can challenge, transform, and transcend single stories so that we break current stereotypes, discriminatory practices, assumptions, and myths about what is different, alien, and unknown. Conscious attempts to resist single narratives prompt us to pay attention to efforts that exclude and undermine diverse perspectives, and that limit our understanding of who we are, how we view others, and the choices we make when we interact face-to-face or through social media on a local, national, and global level.

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