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COVID19 and the Plague Year SPECIAL ISSUE

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Angles - New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

“The plague full swift goes by;
I am sick, I must die.
                Lord, have mercy on us!”
Thomas Nashe, ‘A Litany in Time of Plague’ (1592)

“I had a little bird
Its name was Enza
I opened the window,
And in-flu-enza.”
1918 jump-rope rhyme

“It's going to disappear. One day — it's like a miracle — it will disappear.”
Donald Trump, remarks at African-American History Month reception in the Cabinet Room of the White House (February 27, 2020)


interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:50am
interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme, an open access journal offered by The Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University, Ontario, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Call for Papers: Interconnections / Interconnexions

Special Issue: The Brontës: Sickness, Contagion, Isolation

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:31am
Bronte Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

“The interactions that make us sick also constitute us as a community. Disease emergence dramatizes the dilemma that inspires the most basic human narratives: the necessity and danger of human contact.” Priscilla Ward, Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Duke UP, 2008.

The Covid 19 Pandemic: What this means for a Society, Culture and Nation

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:56pm
Damdama College,Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 21, 2020

Articles in about 4000(four thousand words) are invited from faculties, academicians, scholars and activists for the inaugural issue of a peer reviewed journal called Social Currents. The issue will feature articles on the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for a society, culture and nation. Have we learnt new lessons or should we go about doing what we always aspire and do-a technocracy irreverent to human history and its complex interlinking with the environment. While doctors and nurses are at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic, are we somehow ignoring the sanitation workers or such men and women who have been traditionally marginalized and do not figure in our ideas of societal growth?

Illness, Medicine, and Literature: The Significance of Storytelling in Healthcare Settings

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Reem EL Khalili/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We tend to look at medicine and the arts & humanities as two separate entities unaware that they are similar. Medicine is affiliated with rationality while the arts & humanities are affiliated with emotions. As a result, a number of gaps exist between Medicine and Literature that need to be closed. In this session, I would like to expand upon the practice of storytelling in Healthcare settings and the ways in which it allows for a more patient-centered approach. I would also like to examine our roles as literature, language, and creative writing scholars in bridging the gaps between the two disciplines, attempting to improve the mental health of healthcare professionals through the act of writing, and contributing to a better healthcare system.

History and Technology in Contemporary American Literature

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As Carroll Pursell suggests in Technology in Postwar America, technology enabled America to develop global prominence in the 20th century. And in seems poised to do the same in the 21st. Yet the relationship Americans have with technology is thorny. For instance, Thomas L. Friedman lauds technology, observing that “Globalization 3.0,” a new era in global history that is marked by digital developments, is leveling the playing field (The World is Flat 10).

Contextualizing Digital Media in the Global Pandemic (Panel)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life”; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity. Nevertheless, this new entanglement between the pandemic and digital media is not devoid of national, political, economic, and linguistic specificities: issues of accessibility, censorship, credibility, and the like cannot be addressed in the abstract. Instead, they only become visible when uses of digital media is contextualized and compared across national and linguistic boundaries.

The Spaces of the Renaissance Anatomy Theatre

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:53pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapters for an edited volume on the spaces within Renaissance anatomy theatre.

The collection asks, how did actions and conversations taking place within a Renaissance/Early Modern anatomy theatre make their way into European society? How did public dissection and anatomical research influence the arts, government, or society? This collection examines the spaces of intersections within the anatomy theatre, the aspects of gender present in anatomical discourse and images, and a shared interest in the physical body and its parts.  

Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CFP: Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

Deadline for submissions:  January 15, 2021

full name / name of organization:  LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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