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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.

Call for Research Articles and Creative Writings - The Contour (ISSN 2349-6398)-An International Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Of Studies In English | ESTD 2014

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
The Contour (ISSN 2349-6398)- An International Peer-Reviewed Online Journal Of Studies In English | ESTD 2014
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recently we all must have noticed that there had been numerous memes doing rounds on social media platforms acknowledging, albeit in sarcastic ways, the role of the Covid-19 virus in teaching mankind some of the most-neglected values of life heretofore.  Such cultural texts with their nuanced sub-texts have been rapidly gaining access to our lives and activities as the subsidiary effects of this present pandemic situation. However, the pandemic is not something new to human civilization. There are references galore in various literary and non-literary texts of its sweeping destructive force before. But this present threat from Covid-19 seems to be a kind of a shock to the anthropocentric worldview.

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation (online conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation

 

6 – 7 May 2021

University of Leuven, Belgium (online)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

 

The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:59am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:16pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held virtually Mach 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:33pm
Kevin Ennis / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the "environmental imagination," which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of acting, personally, politically, and legally, that have shaped the world in concrete ways” (7).

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Sarah Sharp/University of Aberdeen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’: Workshop in association with the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies. 

 

Dates: 26th-27th March 2021

 

Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:06pm
GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien) and the GCSC (International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Digital Conference

Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities

 

8th postgraduate forum Postcolonial Narrations

February 10-12, 2021

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Justice Framed

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:48am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into  frames of justice. 

 

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020


Call for Papers

 

THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON P.D. JAMES'S ADAM DALGLIESH SERIES, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MISS MARPLE, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, DASHIEL HAMMETT.

AND in Bengali detective fiction:

Priyonath Chattopadhyay,

Girish Chandra Basu, Kaliprasanna Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Dinendra Kumar Ray, Nihar Ranjan Gupta.

 

IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.

 

Edited volume

 

Title

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:42am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

updated: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 4:14am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020


Call for Papers

 

Edited volume

 

Title

 The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

 

To be edited by Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of English,  THLH Mahavidyalay, (University of Burdwan),

Mallarpur, Dist- Birbhum,

 West Bengal, India.

 

Email:. debayanvodabarman@gmail.com

Concept note

 

Oil & Water: Petroculture & the Blue Humanities in Conversation

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:12pm
NEMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

PLEASE NOTE NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 11TH

Signs of the prominence of oil as an object of study in the Environmental Humanities abound: the increasing circulation of terms like “Petroculture” and “petrocapital,” the emergence of the Energy Humanities as a sub-field, and the nearly simultaneous publication of recent volumes such as Living Oil (2016); Petrocultures (2017); and Energy Humanities: An Anthology (2017). Scholars in a range of disciplines are working to theorize and bring into focus the myriad economic, environmental, social, and imaginative ramifications of our relationship with—and dependence on—oil.

Deadline Extended. Edited Volume: Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2:52pm
Ymitri Mathison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS 

Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction 

Edited by Ymitri Mathison

(editor of Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction, University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Winner: Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award, 2020)

This volume, currently under advanced contract with the University Press of Mississippi, is a call for original critical essays.

Utopia on the Tabletop

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Jo Lindsay Walton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS

“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”

— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia


We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to j.c.walton@sussex.ac.uk by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.

Established and Contemporary Caribbean Voices (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Caribbean novelists, poets, and playwrights have contributed inestimable riches to the world of literature. How have the themes and styles of established Caribbean voices, including Brathwaite, Walcott, Cliff, and Naipaul, been adapted or diverged from by younger Caribbean voices? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Distinctions between Rabindranath Tagore's Shorter and Longer Fiction (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-Westerner to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a prolific writer in diverse literary genres, including both long and short-form fiction. This panel explores similarities and differences between Tagore’s short stories on the one hand, and his novellas and novels, on the other. Did the Bengali author tend to treat specific themes at length while reserving other motifs for his shorter fiction? Concerning setting, characterization, and plot trajectory, what are similarities and differences between Tagore’s shorter tales and his novels? Are there differences between Tagore’s stories and his novels regarding their accessibility and currency in the present day and for transnational audiences?

Call for Abstracts: NeMLA 2021 Panel (Virtual/Hybrid Platform) on Newspapers, Modernism, and Transnational Print Networks

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The 52nd NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention (Philadelphia, PA) is now going to be held on a hybrid/virtual platform between March 11 and 14, 2021. This means you can present your papers virtually from anywhere in the world without having to travel to Philadelphia, PA. We now hope to hear more from scholars and students living outside of the US. Please consider sending your abstracts to our panels by September 30! See this link for more instructions: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

 Reposting my own panel description here for anyone interested in global modernism and print networks:

Music and Nationalism: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:35am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Music and Nationalism
3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Music is commonly regarded as a universal language, and yet it is also through music that the fiercest of nationalistic sentiments and inspirations for protest and rebellion have been expressed.

11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb Through Literature and the Cinema

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Yasmina Nagnoug Mejai / University of London Institute in Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021 CONVENTION (11-14 March)

Call for Papers for a panel on the Maghreb: ''Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb through Literature and the Cinema''

Panel description:

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:

 

2021 Cafe Dissensus Issue 57: Epidemics/Pandemics in Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:49pm
Nishi Pulugurtha
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Cafe Dissenus Issue 57: January 2021: Epidemics/Pandemics in Literature [Last date for submission: 30 December, 2020; Date of publication: 1 February, 2021]

Guest-Editor: Dr. Nishi Pulugurtha, Associate Professor, Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, University of Calcutta.

Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:01pm
NEW LITERARIA JOURNAL IN COLLABORATION WITH ASSAM UNIVERSITY(A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY), INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

New Literaria Journal, in collaboration with the Department of English, Assam University(A Central University), India invites papers for its International e-Conference on ‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’ to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2020.

 

CONCEPT NOTE

The Latinx Side of Western America

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:58pm
Laboratorio per lo Studio Letterario del Fumetto, ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Conference: Visual Depictions of the American West. How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us. Venice, 13-16 September 2021.

https://www.venicewestconference.com/

 

Panel: The Latinx Side of Western America.

Chair: Dr. Fernanda Díaz-Basteris, Cornell College.

mdiazbasteris@cornellcollege.edu

 

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