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Bodies at the Bottom of the Well: Critical and Creative Approaches to Medical Racism in the U.S.

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Editors: Kate S. Kelley & Kaleea Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for Book Chapters

Bodies at the Bottom of the Well:

Critical and Creative Approaches to Medical Racism in the U.S.

Editors

Kate Kelley, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia, Department of Religious Studies

Kaleea Lewis, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia, Department of Public Health

Introduction

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA) (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:40am
Alejandra Ortega / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.

 

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance (edited collection)

updated: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:36am
APW
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Confronted with a shortage of literature on actual poverty and homelessness in the field of analysis, Patricia Gherovici has commented that “One might talk about the psychoanalysis of poverty,” but one could perhaps moreeasily “talk about the poverty of psychoanalysis” (“Psychoanalysis” 221). Gherovici underscores the apparentexclusion of the poor’s access to psychoanalysis and the prejudice involved in the psychoanalytic exclusion of the poor. In Canada and the United States, contemporary psychoanalysis sometimes has the reputation of being only accessible for society’s educated or elite class at an immense financial cost where the privatized treatment is likely to last for many years.

Call for Special Issue Proposals

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:26am
Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call for Special Issue Proposals

 

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

 

Transnational narrative

Postcolonial narrative

Fictional/factual narrative

Feminist narrative

Cognitive narrative

Graphic narrative

Digital narrative

Social media narrative

 

 

RMMLA Literature & Religion **Deadline Extended**

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:48pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS 2020

LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Conference Dates: 08-10 October 2020

Boulder, CO (Colorado)

 

“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:40am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In light of Covid-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year, more details to come.

Please keep sharing your work with us, the call for papers will remain open until a deadline is fixed and new conference dates are decided.

 

“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:

Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines

 

Autumn 2020/Spring 2021:

Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA) (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:30pm
Alejandra Ortega / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

"Cognitive Modernisms"--Special Issue of MFS (Modern Fiction Studies)

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:52pm
Paul Armstrong, Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Cognitive Modernisms

 

Guest Editor: Paul B. Armstrong, Brown University

Deadline for Submissions:   8 January 2021

 

Modernism has long been associated with an interest in consciousness, psychology, and the inner life, but critics have also long disagreed about how to understand this interest and what to make of it.  The recent proliferation of cognitive approaches to reading and literature has renewed interest in questions concerning the modernist preoccupation with consciousness but has spawned new controversies about how to address them. 

 

Literature and Spirituality

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:49pm
Cerrados Magazine/ Brasília University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

According to Darcy Ribeiro (1995), the Brazilian people have religiosity as a cornerstone of its culture. It not only played a large role in its “civilizatory” process, but also stimulated resistance movements, among which are the ones in Canudos, Bahia, and Lagoinha, Goiás. Religion has remained a strong identity feature through all of Brazilian history and, still today, it is the center of relevant social conflicts. Nevertheless, there is, in the Brazilian literary scene, very little space dedicated to the study of the representation of individuals and/or religious doctrines. The academy, thus, fosters the shunning of literary works bearing relationship with the mystic, the religious or, anything, in any way, connected with the sacred.

Hurry, Linger: The Times of Modernism (MSA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Carly Rubin and Chelsie Malyszek/Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Modernist Studies Association Conference 

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020

Rhetoric and the Public University

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 13-15, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida

 

“Rhetoric and the Public University”

 

This panel welcomes any and all papers related to the general topic of rhetoric and the public university. Some guiding questions include, but are not limited, to the following:

 

  • What is the relationship between rhetoric and the public university? What should that relationship be or become?

 

Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:45pm
Sobia Khan and Kendra Unruh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges. This edited volume addresses how our changing attitudes towards serving all student populations has shifted the pedagogical and relational approaches used by faculty, staff, and administrators at community colleges. Attitudes about equality, equity, and justice are more intentional and integral to the evolution of the work we do as educators. Dr. Diane K.

Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:05pm
Matthew Guah / South Carolina State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:                              May 10, 2020

FULL CHAPTER DUE DATE:                     July 23, 2020

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:                          October 31, 2020

 

EDITOR:                                                        Dr. Matthew Waritay Guah,

                                                                        Department Chair & MBA Director

                                                                        South Carolina State University,

                                                                        Orangeburg, South Carolina - USA

 

POSTPONED: MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:07am
Techno-Humanities Lab, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE ARE HOPING IT WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER 2020 OR MAY 2021. THE EXACT DATE WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw 21-22 May 2020

 

MLA 2021 Toronto: Laughter & Feminist Critical Thought

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:11pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Feminist theory has always enjoyed a productive but uneasy relationship with laughter. What are the limits and potentials of laughing paradigms for the future of feminist critical thought?

 

Topics May Include (but are not limited to):

Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: "The Great Image of Authority"

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:39am
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

118th PAMLA Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by UNLV.Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020.Special Session: "Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: 'The Great Image of Authority.'" Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).Short Description: Shakespeare’s tragedies are as much social and collective as they are individual. Many of the tragedies stage not only the downfall of an erring protagonist but the lasting damage done to an entire society in the wake of grave errors and violent conflict.

MLA 2021 Panel on Ann Quin

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

 

 

This special session will be focusing on the correlation between psychology, form, and subjectivity in the works of British experimental writer Ann Quin (1936-73), and is titled : 'Fragmented Psychology and Fractured Selfhoods in the Works of Ann Quin'. It is for Modern Language Association (MLA) conference at Toronto, Canada from January 7-10, 2021.

 

There are two confirmed presenters and we are looking for one or two more who may also be interested in chairing the panel. Please send a 100-150 word abstract and 50 word short biography as well as AV needs to Arwa Al-Mubaddel: aalmubaddel@outlook.com.

  

PORTALS: A Journal of Comparative Literature, Spring 2020 edition

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:53am
Comparative Literature Student Association, San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the 

Spring 2020 edition of the literary journal Portals

Portals is San Francisco State University’s global journal for scholarship in comparative and world literature. We publish student research, both from San Francisco State University and from universities around the world. Past volumes may be accessed at http://portalsjournal.com/. We will publish our more recent publications, including this year’s submissions, on this website.

 

POSTPONED: Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:07pm
Humanities Research Center, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN OCTOBER 2020

 

Call for Papers — Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

May 1 and 2, 2020

Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Houston, Texas

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Prof. Christopher Lane (Northwestern University), author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (2007).

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud: “scientific ideologies” and literary representations

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Between journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP Between XI.21 (May 2021) – www.betweenjournal.it

 

Call for papers

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud:

“scientific ideologies” and literary representations

 

Edited by Silvia Contarini, François Bouchard, Rudolf Behrens

 

Deadline: 30 October 2020

 

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (SLSA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:27pm
Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) and Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Conference, October 16-18, 2020, Ann Arbor, MI

Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) & Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan

Call for presenters, 29th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:03pm
Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The 29th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee

October 15, 2020 at the Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, Springdale, AR

 

For almost 30 years, the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee has sponsored a Holocaust education conference that draws hundreds of students and teachers from the local area and that has drawn survivors and presenters such as Deborah Lipstadt, Henry Friedlander, and Judith Cohen.

 

At the daylong conference, participants—mostly secondary students—attend a demanding and wide-ranging program, including an overview of the Holocaust, a presentation by a survivor, and two seminar-style breakout sessions.

 

Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890 - 1945

updated: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:15am
Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology www.flf.unibl.org
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890-1945 - abstracts by 20 March, papers due 30 June 2020 We are working on an edited book on non-canonical English literature between 1890 and 1945 to be published by a UK publisher by the end of 2020. The provisional title of the book is Non-canonical British Literature: 1890-1945, and topics might include (but are not limited to):

- theoretical background of non-canonicity;

- studying individual non-canonical writers and their work(s);

- reasons for exclusion from the canon;

- shift from non-canonical to canonical;

- the role of power, ideology and religion in exclusion from the canon;

- conventionality and tradition;

- reception studies;

Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 6:48am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

17-18 December 2020

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

 

Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), and Claire Wood (Leicester)

 

Cultural History; PAMLA (November 12-15, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15.

 

Critical Misanthropy - A Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Critical Misanthropy: A Symposium

15th May 2020

University of Amsterdam

Organizers: Emelia Quinn and Eva Meijer

Keynote speaker: Robert McKay

 

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA 2021 in Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

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