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Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic SARS-

updated: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 10:27am
Heather Palmer University of Tennessee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 

 Invitation to submit to the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy Special Issue: 

Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic 

SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power. 

Open Borders: Translation and its Perils

updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:43am
Amin Erfani - City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“Open Borders: Translation and its Perils”

Conference Organizers: Professors Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani 

(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY)

Location: Virtual via Zoom 

Date: October 15-16, 2021

 

 

Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:23pm
Semiotic Society of America's 45th Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics

Semiotic Society of America

45th Annual Conference (Virtual)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 20-23, 2021


The theme for this year’s conference is Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics. The conference centers on considering precarity through the framework of semiotics. Presenters are encouraged to develop panels and submissions that consider semiosis, semioethics, and precarity. As always, we welcome abstracts on any subject with a connection to semiotics (both theoretical and applied), not solely those inspired by this year’s theme.

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
16th National Communication Ethics Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

16th National Communication Ethics Conference

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Date: June 8-10, 2021


The 16th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually June 8–10, 2021. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies of Duquesne University and the Communication Ethics Institute.

NOTE: The conference venue is shifting to an online format in order to accommodate the circumstances of COVID-19.

MLA 2022: Ends of Satire

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:02pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Satire is dead: long live satire. How can political comedy retain its critical edge when reality is more absurd than even its burlesque depiction? What media and literary satire emerge in the interregnum between old and new worlds?

Papers may engage with a range of the following topics/fields:

--Satire and its relation to fake news, truthiness, and viral conspiracy theories

--Satire and media form-- film, TV, social media, video games, podcasts, stand-up, improv, media platforms, etc. (focusing on the dynamic or dialectic between media form & satirical content)

MLA 2022:Marxism and Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Marxist Literary Group is seeking proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2022, which is currently scheduled to be held in Washington D.C. from January 6th - 9th, 2022. 

How is our understanding of particular genres, or even the concept of genre itself, shaped by Marxist thought? We welcome discussions of popular film, television, or literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts and bio to mmacer2@uic.edu and ahbrown@sas.upenn.edu by March 15th, 2021.

 

Remote Middle English 1

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
MLA Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Middle English Forum Roundtable CFP for MLA National Convention 2022, to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9, 2022

 

This roundtable session invites papers that analyze perceptions, representations, and implications of the remote in the Middle English period and its immediate premodern afterworlds, whether geographic, linguistic, literary, cultural, political, emotional, or other, c.1200-1700. What does Middle English remoteness signify? How does such remoteness signify?

 

"Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

  1. The anachronism

  2. Narratives and discourse

  3. The temporality of trauma and subjectivity

Theorizing Literary Animals

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Philologia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

 

Theorizing Literary Animals

 

Special Issue 2/2022

Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia

studia.philologia@lett.ubbcluj.ro  

 

Guest editor: Dr. Ema Vyroubalova, Trinity College Dublin, vyroubae@tcd.ie

 

 

(CFP: PAMLA 2021) Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:36pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. We are open to paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres, time periods, and critical approaches; in particular, we are interested in papers that engage with the PAMLA special conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 9:09pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2021 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
September 18–19, 2021
New York, NY

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

Conference Description

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 4:56am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

Critical Thinking and Writing Pedagogy

updated: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 8:14pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 9 (2021). For more information, please see the journal's listing at The WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/ 

“Sylvia Wynter’s 18th Century”

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:58am
Tita Chico / Modern Language Association/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 in Washington DC 6 - 9 Jan 2022

ASECS/allied organization panel

 

This panel invites considerations of philosopher Sylvia Wynter’s theories of humanness in reimagining eighteenth-century studies, particularly how race, location, and time together inform what it means to be human. 

 

Please send 200-word proposals to Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu) by March 15, 2021.

Cultural Intertexts 11/ 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Oana Gheorghiu/ Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

Alluvium Special Issue: “Futurity in Crisis”

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 8, 2021

Call for Papers

Alluvium Special Issue: “Futurity in Crisis”  (Abstracts deadline 8th of March 2021. First Draft Submissions 5th April 2021)

Guest edited by the Contemporary Theoretical Network

In this special issue of Alluvium, the Contemporary Theoretical Network (Ctrl Network) invites submissions on the topic of futurity in crisis.

Early Modern Critical Race x Trans Studies (MLA 2022 Guaranteed Sponsored Session)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:29pm
CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites proposals for a guaranteed roundtable at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January). Thus far, there has been little work at the intersection of early modern critical race and trans studies. We invite new and in progress work to be presented in 5-8 minute talks. We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives and work by graduate students. Please send brief CV and 300 word abstracts to jessie.hock@vanderbilt.edu by Monday, March 15, 2021.

MLA 2022 CFP: Insurrection, Tyranny, and Resistance (guaranteed panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:18pm
Modern Language Association CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

The CLCS Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We plan a panel on insurrection, tyranny, and resistance in a wide range of early modern contexts.  What political theories and literary traditions shape early modern writers’ understandings?  How do literary texts themselves respond to contemporary events, imagine alternative futures, and transform current conversations?  We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to Penelope Anderson pea@indiana.edu by 20 March 2021.

 

Literature and the Other Arts Conference Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This session is open to any proposal that explores the intersection of literature and some other art. However, in accordance with the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction," we welcome papers that explore the cross-sections between literature and the other arts in connection to issues of the urban, cityscapes, the postmodern, noir, gothic, or religious spaces or architecture, or religious or spiritual painting or sculpture.

 

To submit a  paper proposal, please visit   https://pamla.ballastacademic.com, and look for session 18248 Literature and the Other Arts (in person) or 18249 (on line)

 

Trans James

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Henry James scholarship has hesitated to engage with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rich and proliferating constellation of thought that is Trans Studies. How might the question of transgender revise, reinvigorate or transform our understanding of James’s writing, and / or of James as a biographical subject?

We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of the topic. Possible approaches might include:

-          Transgender subjects in James’s fictional worlds and nonfiction texts

-          Transgender and subjectless queer critique

-          Sex, gender, and narration

-          Transgender and sexuality

-          Transgender and sibling relationships

The Idea of the Lumpenproletariat

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

            Marx and Engels famously use the term lumpenproletariat to describe “that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society.” The concept suggests that the most marginal are not part of the revolutionary class but are in fact more likely to function as a “bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.” As Raphael Samuel noted, the word came to function as an “unproblematic term of abuse” in early twentieth-century Communist discourse, suggesting a relation between political unreliability and moral failings. The precarious were not merely represented as a threat to radical movements but as personally contemptible in ways that drew on conservative ideas of the undeserving poor.

Edited Collection, Women Writing Trauma in Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:44pm
Laura Alexander/editor/Associate Professor of English, High Point University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature."  The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to laura.leigh.alexander@gmail.com. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021. 

Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices

updated: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 9:11pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"

Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th

 

"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)       

 

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 6:02pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2021

Virtual Conference April 16th - 17th, 2021 

Call For Proposals:

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

October 14-16, 2021

Orlando, Florida

Deadline: March 17, 2021

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.

 

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
http://smallcinemas2021.org/cfp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas
12th edition of the Small Cinemas Conference
Santiago de Compostela October 28-29, 2021

Keynote Speakers:Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales.

Elena Neira is lecturer in the degree of Communication Studies in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and member of the research group GAME. She also teaches Audiovisual Distribution in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

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