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The Promises of Care and Saudi Women’s Invisibility

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Saudi women have always been perceived distinctly in both Arab and global communities. It’s not a secret that Saudi women have occupied the focus of international interest for a long time. Although this interest may come across as “care,” leading political global forces hide behind the promises of “caring” about women’s rights to achieve political gains. In the latter sense, this concept is manipulated and misused. The misuse of “care” has led to Saudi women’s “hypervisibility” as oppressed, powerless, inferior, and unheard while their true power is still invisible. Evidently, to communicate their unique perception of “care,” Saudi women have utilized different tools ranging from publishing traditional genres to posting on social media.

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classrooms: Mindful Teaching and Learning (Roundtable -- NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:13pm
Matthew Leporati The College of Mount Saint Vincent
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques. It will focus especially on the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions not only for students but for instructors as well.

Acta Ludologica (Vol. 5, No. 1, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 4:44am
Acta Ludologica
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Acta Ludologica (ISSN 2585-8599, e-ISSN 2585-9218) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year in both online and print versions. It focuses on the comprehensive discourse of games and digital games, including theoretical and empirical studies, research results, and their implementation into practice, as well as professional publication reviews and scientific reviews of digital games.

Acta Ludologica is inviting manuscripts for Vol. 5, No. 1, scheduled to be published in June 2022. The submissions deadline is December 31, 2021. The journal has no thematically oriented issues, so this CFP is general for manuscripts of any topics related to games and digital games.

Call for Chapters: _The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison_

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:16pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Chapters:

The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison

editor: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY

This is an early draft of the call for chapter proposals for a volume I’ve been commissioned to edit, The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison. This companion text is intended for a scholarly audience and is meant as support, including for up-and-coming or new Morrison scholars as they approach new research on her work.

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Panel: "Trans Visibility In A Time of Public Transphobia" March 10-13

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Laverne Cox’s debut role in Orange Is The New Black seemed to usher in a new era for trans representation. In 2014, TIME decreed that the “Trans Tipping Point” had arrived and heralded a path to trans acceptance through visibility on the screen. Yet this increase in visibility has not formed an antidote to rampant transphobia. In 2021, thirty-three states have introduced 117 bills to limit and curtail the rights of trans people across the United States. Public incidents of transphobia are on the rise. In this panel, we consider the effects of hypervisibility in a time of public transphobia across media, and critically consider what the task of representation entails.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Careless Positivity?

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Daniel Dufournaud and Sydney Tran (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 5:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction

Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)

Call for Papers: 

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:48am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. A review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.

Polygraph 29 "Narrative and Crisis"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:11pm
Polygraph Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”

The Frankfurt School in the US Today: The Intellectual Heritage of War Refugees (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Williams Rothvoss-Buchheimer, Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).

Simulacra and Distortion of media in 21st century Journalism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Journalism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 12, 2021

The paper will discuss the progression of media in the last 20 years and how journalism has deteriorated and misssppropriated news. Digital journalism and recirculation of images has made post truth more vivid and information more disruptive and toxic. Simulacra as an active device in propaganda creating conflicts and misleading the general mass

Visual Representation of Transgender Bodies in Film and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Mary Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6).  Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry InchA Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.

NeMLA 2022: In/From the Wake: Decolonial Witnessing

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Amanda González Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In her seminal work In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe writes: “I’ve been trying to articulate a method of encountering a past that is not past. A method along the lines of a sitting with, a gathering, and a tracking of phenomena that disproportionately and devastatingly affect Black peoples any and everywhere we are.” She calls this methodology “living in the wake” of slavery and its afterlives. This panel invites papers that think in and from the wake to propose new methods to bear witness to trauma particular to othered, oppressed people. How can we establish a restorative witnessing, one which is imaginative, hauntological, and apocalyptic?

De Quincey’s Confessions at 200

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Brecht de Groote (Ghent), Tim Fulford (De Montfort), Matt Sangster (Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust

Date: 13–14 May 2022

Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Poetic Insurrections Romantic Legacies in Modern and Contemporary Film Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 9:39am
University of Antwerp
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Two-day international film studies conference organized by the Research Centre for Visual Poetics at the University of Antwerp.

  • When: 20-21 January 2022 
  • Venue: Stadscampus, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Marco Grosoli (Habib University, Karachi)
  • Richard Suchenski (Bard College, New York)

Call For Papers

Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital: The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World (SSSL Panel 2022)****Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 2:47pm
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

*Deadline Extended to 9/10*

Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022. 

The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.

 

Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital: 

The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World

Premodern Desires: The Erotic from the Symposium to the Inferno - NEMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:25pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ever since the publication of Foucault’s multi-volume work The History of Sexuality, scholarship, whether theoretically, historically, or literarily minded, has reckoned with the call to develop less anachronistic methodologies to analyze premodern expressions of desire. While scholars such as David Halperin and Susan Lanser have risen to the challenge of Foucault’s text and expanded his analysis to address feminine and queer desires, both generally and within their specific periods of study, these theoretical and methodological strides in the history of sexuality have penetrated fields at various rates. This seminar seeks to help remedy this disciplinary issue, particularly within the literature of medieval studies and classics.

Call for Guest Issues

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:42am
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Guest Issues

Culture, Theory and Critique invites proposals for guest edited issues.  

Call for Papers: "EcoGothic Asia: Nature, Asia, and the Gothic Imagination”

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Universiti Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

   CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    SPECIAL ISSUE: SARE, Vol. 59, No. 1, July 2022

                                     “EcoGothic Asia: Nature, Asia, and the Gothic Imagination”

                                                  Guest Editor: Associate Professor Li-hsin Hsu

Pandemic Perspectives Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Pandemic Perspectives (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The Pandemic Perspectives Team are seeking presenters for our upcoming seminar series, commencing in Autumn 2021. We invite declarations of interest from any individual or group whose work in the arts, humanities, or social sciences intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic, its ramification, challenges, and the larger contexts of its impact.

 

Call for Contributors: Handbook of Drugs and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Katherine Gaudet and Jay Williams, editors
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

We are seeking scholars of literature and drugs to contribute to a handbook on the topic. The book will provide “a comprehensive, must-have survey of a core sub-discipline,” and will be a resource for students and scholars who are seeking to work in this field. According to the proposed publisher, “The main goal of each handbook is to survey a topic or area of the field, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area.”

Cannibalism in Francophone Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:38am
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A significant body of research on literary and cultural cannibalism has shown that the notion of “cannibalism” results from a displacement of meaning that the Arawak word cariba or caniba underwent when Christopher Columbus first encountered them. According to the Arawak, they used either of these words to designate neighbors who ate the flesh of their enemies. The notion of cannibalism is still used today to designate the “man-eating savage”. Indeed, in literary studies, scholars such as Peter Hulme have shown that the notion of cannibal or cannibalism differs from the older synonym “anthropophagus” or “anthropophagy” insofar as it recalls above all “the image of a ferocious consumption of human flesh” by another human being.

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

updated: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:43pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2022 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
April 1-3, 2022
New York, NY

Update: Because of public health and travel concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference has been rescheduled from its original date of September 18–19, 2021, to the new date of April 1–3, 2022.

 

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

Conference Description

Images Between Series and Stream – Rethinking Seriality and Streaming

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:45pm
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Artes Liberales
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Techno-Humanities Lab and The Film Lab are delighted to invite you to the Interdisciplinary Conference “Images Between Series and Stream – Rethinking Seriality and Streaming” which will take place on 18-19 November 2021. Conference will be held online

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

ADAM NOCEK (Professor in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Design School, Arizona State University)

ALEX TAEK-GWANG LEE (Professor of British and American Cultural Studies, Kyung Hee University)

ADAM LIPSZYC (Professor of Philosophy in the Insitute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science)

Exploring the Impact of Queer Violence & Trauma in Latinx America and the Caribbean

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
Rivera Fordyce (Amherst College Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline: 10/15/21

Chapter length submission: 1/15/22

Amherst College Press Deadline (book length manuscript): April 15, 2022

Please note the final word count for the submitted chapter length manuscript must be 6000-7000 and

Scholars should use the Chicago Manual Style citation formatting guidelines. Brief bios, CVs, abstracts and/or completed works should be submitted to queerviolencetraumaLAC@gmail.com.

CFP

Exploring the impact of queer violence + trauma in Latinx America and the Caribbean

Divinizations, A Zine on Meillassoux & Speculative Materialism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:41pm
Divinizations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

This zine will begin fall 2021. Its impetus is Quentin Meillassoux's writing and its goal is to offer an informal space to publish a wide range of responses to it.

Please see the website for information: https://divinizations.weebly.com/

Contact Luke Martin at contingentdivinizations@gmail.com with questions and/or ideas for submisison.

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