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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.

Philomela and Her Descendents: Re-membering Traumatized Women in Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewcz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Philomela is devoted sister, is victim of a brutal rape and mutilation, is weaver, is revenger, is nightingale. The specter of Philomela haunts the western canon, where she is a shorthand for rape, where the song of the nightingale is shorthand for suffering. Where Philomela is invoked, the ingenious weaver of the Metamorphoses is newly silenced by threadbare retellings. In Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Philomela is severed from both revenge and transformation; as Lavinia in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, she is severed from the consolation and commiseration of other women; and in Eliot’s The Wasteland, her “inviolable voice” is severed from her violated body, laments to the crude unhearing.

OVER Journal: Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:23pm
OVER Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The editorial team of OVER Journal welcomes submissions of essays by any individuals or collaborators engaged in critical and cultural inquiry that address key issues around Photography and Visual Culture, including those deriving from other disciplines and interests. We are particularly interested in papers that aim to bring attention to critical positions or debates that can benefit and bring about social change, open new cultural dialogues, or reimagine new futures for Photography. Submissions must be in English. We welcome material not older than 3 years (unless specifically relevant to current issues or themes).

Un/crossing language cracks: exophonic practices and realities/Sillonner pour dé/former les brèches langagières: pratiques et existences exophoniques

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Post-Scriptum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 9, 2020

Un/crossing language cracks: exophonic practices and realities

Post-Scriptum’s annual conference

Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 8-9, 2021

Conference organized by Flora Roussel and Miriam Sbih

In a globalized world in which one is constantly connected with others in a positive and/or

negative way, and thereby can be pushed to merge with others, in particular those who are

given a majority based on oppression, and a voice within this homogenizing tendency, one

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

 

Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

With Health Humanities on the rise and medical memoirs flooding bookshelves, it's easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have long squared off against doctors for the right to understand illness and capture the essence of the diseased subject. Their motivations have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

This panel seeks to explore the formal approaches and theoretical implications of these Anti-Medical Humanities. What drives these writers to resist the assimilation of the literary into the medical, and vice versa?

Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

African and Asian Women’s Voices in Spanish. Borders within the Global Hispanophone

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
Thenesoya V Martin De la Nuez
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

African and Asian Women’s Voices in Spanish. Borders within the Global HispanophoneUnder the rubric of the “Global Hispanophone,” scholars have recently turned to a transnational and decolonial approach to the cultural production in Spanish that includes former African and Asian possessions of Spain such as Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Western Sahara and The Philippines. Within these long-neglected cultural productions there is a heterogeneous literary corpus produced by women who subvert oppressive patriarchal traditions, repression and multiple forms of violence.

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.

Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community/ L’amitié aux heures de sa différence : politiques littéraires de la communauté 

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 11:34am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community", Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal

 

Université de Montréal, April 22th-23th, 2020

 

Conference organized by Renato Rodriguez-Lefebvre 

STATUARY, MEMORIES AND REPRESENTATIONS IN THE DECOLONIAL ERA

updated: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:49am
Nakan: A Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

NaKaN

Journal of Cultural Studies

 

Issue 1

“Statuary, Memories and Representations in the Decolonial Era”

 

'Who is Afraid of the Humanities?': A Podcast

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:05pm
Thilini Prasadika
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Launched as part of a larger initiative, 'Who is Afraid of the Humanities' is an academic podcast which discusses the passing scene of research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities in different parts of the world. 

In each episode of this podcast, the host interviews students, researchers, academics, activists, and enthusiasts in the field of Arts and Humanities and attempts to highlight the role of Humanities in addressing important and pressing challenges through research, teaching and other academic/activist engagements. 

Special issue of Antipodes on Australian and New Zealand Cinema

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:46pm
Eva Rueschmann
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), devoted to the topic “Australian and New Zealand Cinema.” This special issue will be guest edited by Eva Rueschmann, Professor of Cultural Studies at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and former President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies.

Special Issue on "Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing"

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.

Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.

South Asian Studies and Justice (for the South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2021

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, South Asian Studies (for the South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | 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

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate South Asian Studies to the conference theme of justice (or in so many cases, injustices).

Multicultural and World Literature and Justice at CEA

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Multicultural and World Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | 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).

Young Researchers’ International Webinar on The Evolution of Bengali Identity: Reflections in Literature, Culture & Society

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Young Researchers’ International Webinar

on

The Evolution of Bengali Identity

Reflections in Literature, Culture & Society

 

10, 11, 12 October 2020

 

Organised by

postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies

Online, Open Access, Peer-Reviewed, Indexed in DOAJ, ISSN 2456-7507

Politics of the Middle East

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:42am
The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)

 

    The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

CFP: Chants, Dreams and Other Grammars of Love

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
Editorial Team: Remi Raji • Josephine Alexander • Oyeniyi Okunoye • Natasha Himmelman • Bongani Kona • Idowu Omoyele
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP: Chants, Dreams and Other Grammars of Love

Dear friends, artists, comrades and colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to a commemorative anthology celebrating the life and work of Professor Harry Oludare Garuba (1958-2020); poet, literary scholar, teacher, mentor, and beloved friend.

Harry Garuba has been described as “the magnetic force of lasting and legendary friendships” (Raji 2020), an ever-present power “in the conviviality of people that he [...] nurtured, comforted and added in his ever-expanding circle of inclusion” (Fuh 2020), “African intellectual and icon” (Kessi 2020), and “one of the world's finest and most innovative poets” (Omoyele 2020). 

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

Historia del arte y la estética de las Américas: global y local

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
57 edition of the International Congress of Americanists (ICA 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Este GT explora las intersecciones entre los campos del arte, la historia, la política y la filosofía en las Américas, abordando cuestiones relacionadas con la creación de identidad y la formación cultural y artística en el continente americano. La identidad cultural de los países americanos es un tema crucial que debe analizarse a través de los cambios en el contexto de este continente.

CFP: Special issue of Antipodes journal on Brian Castro

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CFP: special issue of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature on the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Studies (AAALS) examining the work of the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro. This special section will be guest edited by Peter D. Mathews (Hanyang University).

Trauma: Explorations in Culture (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:33am
Courtney Mullis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.

NeMLA: Genocides and Language

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Didem Alkan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the aftermath of the man-made catastrophes, such as genocides, the artistic production does not only seek to grasp the reality behind the atrocities, but also to convey that reality as it is experienced. Language functions as medium for deconstructing this brutal reality that exceeds meaning. Thus, language could be situated among the most crucial components of the communication process since it functions both as catalyzer and obstacle for the embodiment of the historical reality. This panel explores the diverse discourses in which genocides are understood and represented in contemporary artistic production. What are the linguistic, moral, political, and sociological functions of language during and/or in the aftermath of the genocides?

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