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Chapters for "Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism"

updated: 
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 1:33am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. Confirmed contributions include:

I. Theory

  • “Cross Pollination: Marcel Proust’s Epistemology of Dysphoria,” Mat Fournier, PhD, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College, USA

Genre and Gender Bending Through and With the Essay

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The proliferation of essays on the essay is evidence of this literary form’s provocative nature. The essay compels us to reflect on what this art form “is,” while it avoids easy classification. In “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body,” Cynthia Ozick invites us to think of the essay not so much as a genre, but rather as a gender: “She is too fluid or too elusive to be a category... she is the protagonist, the secret self's personification…why should we not call her she?”

Scandalous Profession(al)s: Sovereignty, Authority, and Secrecy

updated: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 9:57am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 92nd Annual Conference (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

This panel welcomes proposals for papers or projects addressing any aspect of professional sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within or between professions. We invite conversations about the functions or representations of sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within any genre of Literature.

Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:20am
Rosie Couch (Cardiff University) and Josie Cray (Cardiff University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

 

 

Call for Papers: Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'

 

Working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:12am
Journal of Finnish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Journal of Finnish Studies is now inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on working-class literature. While we are specifically inviting revisions of the papers presented in the literature panels during FinnFest USA 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, this call is open to any work that focuses on academic research on Finnish-American working-class literature, or working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora anywhere in the world (including, but not limited to, Sweden and Australia). The submissions are due to jofinnishstudies@gmail.com by January 31, 2021.

The Journal of Finnish Studies is a peer-reviewed research journal, ranked as JUFO-2  in Finland.

Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:20am
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3 Day International Web-Conference

on

Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements

organized by

Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata

August 5-7, 2020

Concept Note and Call for Proposals:

Écrire (sur) la ville / Writing (on) the City

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:46pm
Steve Puig / St John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

 

NEMLA Convention

Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021

 

Panel on French literature

Modernism, Marriage, and the Law in Britain 1890-1945

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This interdisciplinary panel invites papers from those working at the intersection of any of the following areas: Modernism, Women’s and Gender Studies, Law, and Literary and Critical Theory. It focuses on the literary response to the changing legal landscape in Britain between the years of 1890-1945. Though there has been much critical work on law and gender in the Modernist period, particularly as relates to canonical Modernist figures Virginia Woolf and Ford Madox Ford, among others, this panel invites contributions that considers literary texts in the context of the law, broadly conceived.

Being Human in the Digital Age: The Future of Humanities (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:03am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As we progress deeper and deeper into an age of data abundance, as what Simon Rogers describes a phenomenon of a “time in which we are all surrounded by data” with continued access to it, we are at the heart of a process of self-digitization, datafication, and online existence. Our move into cyberspaces and our dependence on digital platforms for information, communication, congregation, and self-design necessitate the crucial intervention of the Humanities as a discipline and a human-centered approach to understand what it means to be human in the digital age.

CfP Junctions Issue 5.2: "Bodies in Disarray"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:54pm
Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 11, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUE 5.2: ‘Bodies in Disarray’

Call for Abstracts on men and masculinities planned for a potential special issue, Guest editor: Dr. Çimen Günay-Erkol

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Middle Eastern Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).

Adoption in Film

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:26am
Adoption & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Title:    Adoption in Film

Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.

Alternative Cinema(s) of South Asia

updated: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 3:35am
GGSIP University, New Delhi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)
Concept Note

Mediating Democracy: Contemporary Politics in Film and Media

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:25pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SFSU School of Cinema 22nd Annual Cinema Studies Graduate Conference:

Mediating Democracy: Contemporary Politics in Film and Media 

February 11-12, 2021 

Keynote Speaker: Ellen C. Scott (Associate Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television)

 

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:24pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

Drawing upon anthropological, psychological, and philosophical knowledge as well as personal experiences, the high modernists wrote their now-famous classics, including The Waste Land, Ulysses, Jacob's Room, among many others, in the expanded context of a post-War generation facing the larger world via the influences upon them and the influences they and their works would create. These interrelationships among European, British, and American modernism (so-called international modernism), and the emergence of World Literature, provide the framework for the issue. 

 

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:49pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

CFP for Special Issue of the Victorian Review-- Victorian Posthumanism

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Carroll University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Call for papers for the Victorian Review

Topic:

Victorian Posthumanism

Editor and Contact E-mail:

Lara Karpenko, Associate Professor of English, Carroll University: lkarpenk@carrollu.edu

Submission Date:

Please send articles of 5,000-8,000 words to lkarpenk@carrollu.edu  by March 31st 2021. Articles should be in MLA format and not under consideration at any other journal. Early submission is welcome as are queries or letters of interest.

Issue Description:

CFP for NeMLA 2021 | The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:10am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

Revenant Death and the Screen

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:03am
Dr Bethan Michael-Fox and Dr Renske Visser
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

Death and the Screen

Call for Papers for Special Issue

Guest Editors Dr Bethan Michael-Fox (@bethmichaelfox) and Dr Renske Visser (@Renske_Visser)

Revenant (www.revenantjournal.com) is now accepting abstracts for critical articles, creative writing pieces, and book, film, music, or event reviews for a themed issue on Death and the Screen, examining how screens, in the broad sense of the word, have shaped and continue to shape the way we witness, experience and reflect on death and dying. 

Opening the Ecological Text

updated: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:42am
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University; Kent Shaw, Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:30pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

REMINDER: CFP for Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics

updated: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 7:20pm
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Configurations Special Issue

Call for Papers: 

Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics

 

In The Parasite, Michel Serres argues that “the parasite intervenes, enters the system as an element of fluctuation. It excites it or incites it; it puts into motion, or it paralyzes.” Throughout the world, COVID-19 continues to interrupt and alter daily life while it simultaneously compels governments to rely on technology and science to combat its spread. Configurations is seeking articles that examine intersections of science, technology, and literature with myriad contemporary and historical contexts relevant to COVID-19.

 

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

updated: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 3:01am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

Hegel wrote that the only thing we can learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, so I doubt the epidemic will make us any wiser. The only thing that is clear is that the virus will shatter the very foundations of our lives, causing not only an immense amount of suffering but also economic havoc conceivably worse than the Great Recession. There is no return to normal, the new “normal” will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.                          (Slovaj Žižek, Pandemic!)  

Derrida and Heidegger

updated: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:42am
Oxford Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Oxford Literary Review 41:1 - Summer 2021

 

Derrida and Heidegger

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2020

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 10:21am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

 

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Fascism and Power

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:26pm
Anthony Clemons / The GCAS Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS — "FASCISM AND POWER”

The GCAS Review, GCAS College Dublin and the Global Center for Advanced Studies

NeMLA 2021: Imagination and the Body in 20th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:39pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the Arcades Project, Benjamin wrote that it is from the gates of the imagination that lovers and friends draw their energies. Over the past few decades, scholarship has been ever more inclined to treat the imagination not as false or unreal, but as an embodied, affective, and fluid mode of creating meaning and experiencing the world. The concept of bodily imaginaries in queer and feminist studies, for instance, seeks to overcome the strict duality between imagination and the body: as Maggie Nelson points out in The Argonauts, “in the field of gender, there is no charting where the external and the internal begin and end.”

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