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Upcoming Deadline--Rethinking Modern Irish Identity: Immigration, Citizenship, and Solidarity

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Irish identity has long been approached as anomalous. Ireland itself has been viewed as an anomalous state (Lloyd, Anomalous States). It was England’s first colony, a laboratory for empire, but at the same time contributed to the imperial project elsewhere, making it arguably semicolonial (Attridge and Howe, Semicolonial Joyce). It has been described as a first-world country with a third-world memory (Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture). But what defines Irishness now? After the Celtic Tiger, the 2008 banking crisis, and Brexit, how has Irish identity changed? As a result of increasing refugee crises around the world, Ireland is as much marked by immigration as emigration.

NEMLA 2022- Representations of the Female Body in Pakistani Literature and Film

updated: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:56am
Sameera Abbas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The mind and body binarism and its correlation with the male and female as opposites has been a subject of debate among academic scholars for some time now. Feminists have challenged such dualism and the related assumptions by offering accounts of the relationship between subjectivity, corporeality and identity. These changes in attitudes towards corporeality have also led to a change in treatments of the female characters in literature who once represented as passive and vulnerable seem to have achieved autonomy and control of their bodies and thus their subjectivity.

Panel on Innovative Approaches to Teaching the Survey of World Literatures

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:26pm
CEA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 22, 2021

This panel seeks to create a panel in the CEA conference by bringing instructors together to examine interesting approaches that can be taken to teach the world literature survey for college students. Instructors may talk about their experiences of teaching the world lit survey: what approaches/topics did you choose to organize and structure the world lit survey syllabus? What were some of the texts that worked well with students? What were some of the interesting assignments you gave to your students? What class activities/projects did you assign? 

 

Conference: College English Association (CEA) Annual Conference 2022

Dates: March 31 - April 2 2022

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Perspectives on Women's Autobiographies in Africa and the Diaspora

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Objectives of the conference: Through the various oral papers that will be presented around
the autobiographical writings by African women, the following objectives are targeted:
- Understand the complexity of the autobiographical genre and women's paths in Africa;
- Understand women’s reality in Africa;
- Analyze the dynamics of gender relations in Africa;
- Understand patriarchal societies in Africa and particularly how women negotiate their
identity/ integration/ emancipation;
- Learn and inform about the living conditions and the emancipation of African women;
- Appreciate the weight of ancestral and patriarchal laws in the moral and intellectual
development of women in Africa;

[REMINDER] CFP - 'From the scenic essay to the essay-exhibition' (deadline 1/10/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
Ghent University - Research Centre Studies in Performing Arts & Media (S:PAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Call for proposalsFrom the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and FilmAn international conference27-29 of April 2022, Ghent (Belgium)ByResearch centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media), Ghent University  Theme of the conference: More than 400 years after the publication of Michel De Montaigne’s Essais, the enduring afterlife of the essay form attests how this 'heretical form’ (Adorno) not only continues to challenge the literary conventions but also transgresses the borders of the literary field to venture into other artistic disciplines.

Waiting for Visa: Call for Book Chapter Proposals

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
M. P. Chavda
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Caste-based discrimination (or Racial discrimination) is ever-present in most parts of the world today. Within India, caste has been a significant movement driven by binaries such as pure vs impure, Aryans vs Dravidians, and high vs low castes, including socio-economic class structure. This edited volume will discuss Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s (April 14 1891 - December 6 1956) autobiography known as Waiting for Visa from multiple perspectives.  The aim is to explore contemporary India and her social, political, educational, and religion to changing socio-economic-political-religious conditions keeping the Waiting for Visa at the centre.

Wokeness, Sleepwalking and Stupors: The War on Social Justice Discourse

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The world as we know it is undergoing dynamic transformation. Many gains have been made in recent decades towards loosening the grip of some of the belief systems that have enabled many systemic inequalities in the modern world. The ideological underpinnings of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy and coloniality, for example, have been rigorously challenged and are being steadily eroded, leading to changes in legal frameworks, social practices and the norms of acceptable everyday behaviour. The highly visible and vocal Black Lives Matter movement, which regained international momentum following the murder of George Floyd, has become a widely recognized recent manifestation of this refusal to abide the injustices and indignities of the past.

South Asian Studies (for the South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:46am
Moumin Quazi / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

CFP, South Asian Studies (for the South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on South Asian Studies, for the guaranteed South Asian Literary Association session at our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Multicultural and World Literature at CEA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:46am
Moumin Quazi / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, Multicultural and World Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Multicultural and World Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate multicultural and/or world literature to the conference theme of justice (or in so many cases, injustices).

Call for Papers for NeMLA 2022 panel "Literary Form, Spirituality, and Empire in the Global 20th Century"

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks to explore the interrelations between spirituality, global (anti)imperial politics, and literary form and practice in the twentieth century. There has been a commonly held scholarly contention that modern literature emerged out of a crisis of faith, if not an absolute death of God. Was such a crisis of faith related to global politics in the fin de siècle and later? If yes, how? How is secularist thought related to notions and imaginaries of the globe and of the world? Where did the other-worldly and the inner-worldly meet? How are the transcendental other and the imperial other interrelated in twentieth-century world literatures?

Cannibalism in Francophone Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:38am
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A significant body of research on literary and cultural cannibalism has shown that the notion of “cannibalism” results from a displacement of meaning that the Arawak word cariba or caniba underwent when Christopher Columbus first encountered them. According to the Arawak, they used either of these words to designate neighbors who ate the flesh of their enemies. The notion of cannibalism is still used today to designate the “man-eating savage”. Indeed, in literary studies, scholars such as Peter Hulme have shown that the notion of cannibal or cannibalism differs from the older synonym “anthropophagus” or “anthropophagy” insofar as it recalls above all “the image of a ferocious consumption of human flesh” by another human being.

Consent: Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future (Edited Collection)

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 4:47am
Hannah Piercy, Arya Thampuran, Rebecca White, and Sophie Franklin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Consent affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, and nationalities. Responding to recent campaigns such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, as well as the work of the 1752 Group, this edited collection brings together and develops the intersectional and interdisciplinary conversations that emerged during a 2019 conference on Consent hosted at Durham University. We are looking to broaden the scope of our collection, and invite papers which focus on historical formulations of consent, literary and cultural representations of consent, and potential pathways and dialogues for the future.

Masculine Wars, Feminine Exterminations: Experiences, Traumas and Revolts (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore)

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Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
Tiako Djomatchoua Murielle Sandra
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Masculine Wars, Feminine Exterminations: Experiences, Traumas and Revolts (NeMLA 2022, Baltimore) 

 

September 30, 2021

Baltimore, MD

CFP - Panel: 53rd annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

(NeMLA 2022 )

Masculine Wars, Feminine Exterminations: Between Experiences, Traumas and Revolts 

March 10-13, Baltimore, MD

 

Victorian Re-Encounters (Special Issue of Victorian Poetry)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
Dominique Gracia / University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Victorian Re-Encounters

Special Issue of Victorian Poetry, Summer 2023

Guest Editors: Dominique Gracia (University of Oxford) and Fergus McGhee (University of Cambridge)

Deadline: 31 December 2021

Book History in Australia and New Zealand

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:41pm
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature announces a call for papers (CFP) for a special topic.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2021

Antipodes 35.2: Book History in Australia and New Zealand

This special issue seeks to draw together a diverse range of essays about book history and publishing studies in Australia and New Zealand, with an emphasis on social history. By bringing these essays together in a special issue of a journal devoted to Australasian literature and culture, we hope to put them in conversation with one another, thus capturing a unique moment in Australasian cultural history.

Thinking with the End(s) of Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Apocalyptica / Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (Heidelberg University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Apocalyptica is an interdisciplinary, international, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. The journal publishes incisive analyses and diverse perspectives regarding the end of worlds.

We are seeking submissions that actively explore the apocalypse as a forceful figure of thought in order to grapple with the historical experiences, present confrontations, and future possibilities of (up)ending worlds.

Article length: 8,000-9,000 words

Deadline: 15 November 2021 

NeMLA 2022 - Representing Care and Being Together in Refugee Writing

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:59pm
Jonathan Nash (University of Victoria / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

*deadline extension* Special Issue: "Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose"

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 13, 2021

Special Issue Call for Papers
Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose

Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring trans and queer mutual aid, support, and networks in all genres and periods of nonfiction prose. This issue seeks to delve into the ways in which trans and queer writers have mobilized nonfiction prose to make visible marginalized identities, disseminate underground knowledge, and fashion networks of care and family.

PAMLA Session: Jewish Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:37pm
Jana Schmidt/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas.  Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.

Pedagogy of the Unpopular: Teaching the Medieval in the 21st-Century Classroom (Roundtable) - ICMS2022

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Joanna Shearer (Nevada State College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sometimes what we love is unpopular.  In the broadest sense, medieval studies face a cultural reckoning that sees us as irrelevant and unprofitable in contemporary higher education.  Yet, these generalizations ignore the rich worlds that exist in the literature, art, history, etc., that we love so much.  And so, how do we keep the medieval relevant to the 21st-Century student in order to revive our disciplines in ways that are both academically rigorous and imaginatively compelling?  This roundtable seeks presenters who have developed innovative and engaging courses, assignments, and classroom activities to share with other scholars to implement in their own courses.

 

Some topics might include:

Teaching Hong Kong, Hong Kong Teaching

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:55pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR ABSTRACTSTeaching Hong Kong, Hong Kong Teaching: A Hong Kong Studies Symposium (Saturday 4 December 2021)

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

Literature and art can prompt us to care for one another across space, time, and culture. They can challenge social structures that underpin injustices. Yet they can also represent trauma and injustice in ways that undermine care by spectacularizing, universalizing, or appropriating lived experiences. Conventions of writing, reading, and marketing can limit what stories are heard and read as worthy of care.

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