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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

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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.

CFP: Returning to and Updating Burke

updated: 
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.

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)

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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.

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.

 

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).

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

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