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Sigma Tau Delta 2020 Southwestern Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:09pm
Sigma Tau Delta's Southwestern Region
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Co-Sponsored by Oklahoma Baptist University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region. 

Date:
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Location:
Virtual

Purpose:
The Southwestern Region of Sigma Tau Delta contains a multitude of diverse narratives. During the 2020 Symposium, we want to encourage members to expand their own narratives by listening to and discussing the narratives of others. Our goal is to create a vibrant, unified identity for our Region built upon an appreciation and understanding of the diversity of narratives within it.

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:20pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

Reminder: NEMLA 2021 Panel: Rethinking Innovation: Practices of Care and Maintenance in DH Scholarship and Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021. Given the pandemic, remote participation on this panel is not only possible, but welcomed.

Short Description of the Panel

Following a wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, this panel invites all manner of submissions that explore what it means to care about or care for the Digital Humanities, its practitioners, audiences, and material objects.

Submission Instructions

The Ancient and Modern Traditions of Introspective Analysis

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

In a letter to Lucilius, Seneca distinguishes between a person's being and "the trappings in which he is clothed," urging his interlocutor to "consider [the] soul" in order to distinguish true being from false appearance. In addition to the distinction he makes between being and appearance, Seneca indicates here an analytical tool by which Lucilius can learn to see beyond illusory appearances in order to comprehend the true nature of things (animum intuere). Seneca's instrumental approach to this analysis constitutes a major component of the Ancient tradition of introspective analysis: across genres ancient authors such as Virgil, Propertius, Martial, Horace, Tacitus, Plato, and Aristotle performed similar analyses.

Strengthening Connections: Teaching and Writing in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
The Wisconsin English Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In a time of unrest and division, the WEJ is interested in strengthening connections. While the WEJ remains focused on student writing in high school, community college, and university environments, it is also crucial for scholars to consider the transition from secondary to post-secondary education and how instructors at each level can work with students who are developing writing expertise. To that end, the WEJ would like to welcome submissions on a variety of related topics:

NeMLA 2021 CFP What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:49am
Anick Rolland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP / / What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

This panel examines high and low theories of the Victorian novel. Value of the 19th-century novel has fluctuated over time and under the influence of critics. Taking core theories into renewed consideration, this panel aims to gain perspective over high and low culture in its relation to the novel.

Thinking with Plants

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 9:46pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

CFP: Returning to and Updating Burke

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:58pm
Daniel Adleman and Chris Vanderwees
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

In the mid-twentieth century, Kenneth Burke's massive body of work on the "new rhetoric" was widely considered to be a watershed for the rhetorical tradition and its interlocutors. Routing classical and new rhetorical concepts through contemporary understandings of the unconscious, ideology, media, discourse, literature, politics, ecology, and economics, Burke rendered "mere rhetoric" relevant to the concerns of modernity.  In 2020, his trailblazing approaches to terms such as identification, orientation, attitude, hierarchyinterpretation, occupation, action, trope, etc.

Need additional chapters for “The Posthuman Animals"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:46am
Dr. Krishanu Maiti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Need additional chapters on

“The Posthuman Animals: Readings in Literary and Cultural Texts”

***If interested, send us an email ASAP.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2021--Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?

 

Ways of Reading: The Politics of Method (NeMLA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The problem of method in literary scholarship continues, with the contemporary wave of “ways of reading” reanimating it through proposals of postcritique, surface reading, reparative reading, descriptive reading, distant reading, denotative reading, and so on. Many of these new approaches do their own critical work of locating and addressing the ideological implications of more traditional scholarly practices (as when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick posits reparative reading against a tradition of paranoid reading, or when Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus advocate for surface reading against symptomatic reading). At the same time, many of these new approaches to methodology have also been brought to task for not being politically self-reflective enough.

William Wordsworth: Persistence, Departure, Resistance (MLA Just-in-Time Session Proposal)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The MLA has recently opened slots for additional “just-in-time” sessions for this year’s convention (to be held virtually from January 7-10, 2021). The session organizers invite abstracts for 15-minute presentations exploring the work of William Wordsworth in light of this year’s convention theme of ‘persistence.’

 

"Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination" ACLA 2021 Seminar (Virtual, 8-11 April 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:05pm
Juan Meneses, Ph.D. / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This ACLA seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and the study of aesthetics broadly conceived. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of aesthetics?

 

Undead Voices and Post-perspectives

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Death is a pervasive and philosophical theme across time and genre. Undead voices have been used for centuries as fictional devices with authority to establish connections between two separate worlds. These voices can have multiple shapes and exist in different society constructs, and can be described as posthuman. On this subject, Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman (2013) examines how modern societies have blurred the traditional distinction between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human, even in what constitutes death. The undead voices we propose to discuss can be bodiless or have a buried or unburied corpse/body associated with them.

NeMLA Panel: Messages from the 'Front Line': War and/as Representation

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 1:09pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The battle against COVID-19 provides the latest example of war used as a metaphor. That is, it exemplifies the persistent, if not seemingly obligatory way that we deploy war as a metaphor against “enemies” such as “crime” and “drugs.” This ubiquitous practice stages metaphorical battlefields and soldiers, including hospitals and healthcare professionals, grocery stores and delivery workers. We might consider how deploying the metaphor of “war” against coronavirus reaps various costs and benefits to its figuration as such. On one hand, local to global populations are recruited to band together against disease. Personal sacrifice and national resources receive renewed attention.

Palimpsest- East Delta University Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:00am
East Delta University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Palimpsest 

 

East Delta University Journal of English Studies

Department of English 

East Delta University

Chattogram-4209, Bangladesh

 

Title of the Issue: “Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Contemporary Humanities Studies”

 

Creative Interference: Between Neoliberalism and Human Rights

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Edited by Anita Huizar-Hernandez and Kaitlin M. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Special Issue: Creative Interference: Between Neoliberalism and Human Rights 

 Edited by Anita Huizar-Hernandez and Kaitlin M. Murphy 

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Special Issue of "Illuminated" Video Articles

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Journal of Embodied Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

JOURNAL OF EMBODIED RESEARCH
jer.openlibhums.org

CFP for JER 4.2 (2021):
SPECIAL ISSUE OF “ILLUMINATED” VIDEO ARTICLES 

For those of us who are in social isolation but otherwise well, this may be a time to undertake further work with our existing video archives. We may not be able to generate new moments together, but we can certainly look back at the video we have created and further unfold its meanings. With this in mind, JER proposes a special issue on “illuminated video.”

Submissions to this special issue should follow three parameters:

Animality and Textuality

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:11pm
Word and Text - A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics special issue Animality and Textuality

Guest editor: Rodolfo Piskorski

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

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom: In-person, Online, in the Moment (Roundtable -- NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Matthew Leporati / The College of Mount Saint Vincent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, considering the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques. Participants are especially welcome to discuss how mindfulness techniques can be utilized in online spaces, especially for in-person classes that have suddenly become remotely taught online as of the Spring 2020 semester.

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