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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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.

Peace Studies (CEA 4/8/20 - 4/10/20)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:06pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Peace Studies at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Peace Studies 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 [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

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.

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:38am
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine

Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

 

Call for Papers

 

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:01am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

Even before worldwide quarantines added impetus, material gaming had already become increasingly enacted in virtual spaces.  Rather than virtual play replacing the material, as some speculated in the early days of videogames, material play has become increasingly entangled with virtuality.  These increasingly complementary modes of play offer a rich space for exploring the multifaceted embodied and conceptual activity of play, the blending of material and virtual that in many ways defines games.   

Alluvium Journal: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness (November 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:16pm
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alluvium Call for Proposals: Articles on Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

 

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000-2500 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing, culture and criticism. The journal publishes around six issues a year enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership.

 

We invite proposals for articles in our Autumn 2020 issue of Alluvium: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

The deadline for abstracts is the 15th of September and we particularly welcome proposals from post-graduate researchers and early career researchers.

 

Violent First-Person Narratives

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:05pm
Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: VIOLENT FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVES

Deadline for abstracts: 1st November 2020

Contact: Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott (jw737@le.ac.uk)

 

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).

Screen Bodies Special Issue: Brain-Computer Interfaces

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology 

Special Issue: 

Brain-Computer Interfaces 

The field of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) has advanced rapidly over the last few years. From consumer friendly companies like OpenBCI and Emotiv, that make BCI technology and its vast applications available to the masses, to Elon Musk’s much publicized company Neuralink, brain-computer interfaces are on the precipice of revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Without question, brain-computer interfaces will attain cultural saturation in the near future.

Fictions of Distance in Recent American Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
AmLit – American Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Fictions of Distance in Recent American Literature

AmLit – American Literatures  – Themed Volume

Guest Editors:

Fabian Eggers and Sonja Pyykkö, PhD candidates at the Graduate School of North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
American Academy of Religion-Western Region, Jewish Studies Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics. How can we, as Jewish Studies scholars, bring our unique perspectives to bear on the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic problems illuminated in its wake?

 

We believe the following three areas to be especially salient:

 

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

updated: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 6:13pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Double Helix invites Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

*Reports from the Field (2,500 to 5,000 words) focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:54pm
University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

January 29th and 30th, 2021, online via Zoom

 

With keynote addresses by:

Dr Phillip Gordon (author of Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond [University Press of Mississippi, 2019])

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