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A Therapy of Things? Materiality and Psychoanalysis in Literature and the Visual Arts

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:11am
Department of German Studies/English and American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

A Therapy of Things? Materiality and Psychoanalysis in Literature and the Visual Arts
Workshop at the Department of German Studies/English and American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

03.12.2021 & 10.12.2021 (online)

MLA 2022 Special Session - Resistance, Refusal, and Repair in Poetry Now

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:11am
Nate Mickelson, New York Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

This special session proposes to explore poetry's role in theorizing and enacting societal change. It will center on two questions:

Where do we go from here?
What roles should poetry play?

Hybrid talks, historical, and comparative approaches encouraged. Some interlocutors: Audre Lorde, Fred Moten, Paul Ricoeur, Sarah Schulman, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, etc.

Please send your CV and and a 250-word abstract by Mar 22.

NOTE: MLA 2022 is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on 6–9 January 2022

 

On Coloniality and Colonialism: postcolonial and decolonial studies in dialogue

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:38pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“On Coloniality and Colonialism: postcolonial and decolonial studies in dialogue”

This panel is inspired by ongoing discussions regarding the continued relevancy of postcolonial studies before the greater push towards epistemic diversity. In attempting to broaden the scope of postcolonial studies, this panel solicits propositions that look at the many ways in which the postcolonial imaginary can be reinterpreted and applied to the larger question of coloniality from 1492 to the present day. Central questions include:

All Hem’s Literary Friends

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
MLA/Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

The Ernest Hemingway Society | Call for Papers

Modern Language Association 2022 Convention | Washington, DC | January 6-9 

Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2021

Name of Organization: The Ernest Hemingway Society

Contact Email: sean.hadley@faulkner.edu

All Hem’s Literary Friends

Problems B Us: Currents in Electracy

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:32pm
K. A. Wisniewski
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Lead Investigators

K. A. Wisniewski, American Antiquarian Society
Scott D. Sundvall, University of Memphis
Sergio C. Figueiredo, Kennesaw State University

Description

A Study of Aesthetics in Art and Representation

updated: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 5:00am
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

A Study of Aesthetics in Art and Representation

A Special issue of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)

 Guest Editor: Mridula Sharma (University of Delhi)

 

CONCEPT NOTE

Measurement by Default (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Measurement by Default”

Publication Date: June 2022 (Issue No. 47)

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 

 

EOI: Book Proposals for Thinking Politics Series

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Geoff Boucher (Deakin University); Matthew Sharpe (Deakin University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The editors of the Edinburgh University Press series, Thinking Politics, are calling for expressions of interest from authors proposing books on a range of theoreticians and philosophers whose work:

  • affects how we think about politics and the political
  • responds to or challenges hegemonic intellectual formations 

The editors would like to commission titles on theoreticians and philophers whose positioning and thinking clearly reflects this subaltern or resistant stance.

Animal Studies in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur

das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind

wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt

als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.

Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie

Race, Theory, and the Practice of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Dorothy Stringer, Sheldon George / MLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

How does the category of race allow for new understandings of  20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as: 

 

  • Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis

  • Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists

  • Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Jesse Wolfe/California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Edited volume
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Architecture, Space, and Literature (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Architecture, Space, and Literature

Contacts: Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar (reyam.rammahi@gmail.com)

Cultural Intertexts 11/ 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1:34am
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.);

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

 

 

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.

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