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Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices

updated: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 9:11pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"

Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th

 

"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)       

 

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 6:02pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2021

Virtual Conference April 16th - 17th, 2021 

Call For Proposals:

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

October 14-16, 2021

Orlando, Florida

Deadline: March 17, 2021

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.

 

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
http://smallcinemas2021.org/cfp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas
12th edition of the Small Cinemas Conference
Santiago de Compostela October 28-29, 2021

Keynote Speakers:Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales.

Elena Neira is lecturer in the degree of Communication Studies in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and member of the research group GAME. She also teaches Audiovisual Distribution in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Elisha Clark Halpin and Jeanmarie Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review

EDITORS

Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
teachingperformancebook@gmail.com

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Special Issue on Howard Jacobson

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Prof. Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.

As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:

            A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.

UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Stockholm University

contact email: 

dickensanddecadence@gmail.com

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

2-3 September 2021

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

2021 Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Overview

The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium is a mix of highly competitive, open-call papers and invited participants, which results in a diverse gathering of folks from graduate students to full professors from a variety of disciplines and fields. The RHM symposium seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused way to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, medicine, illness, healing, and wellness. The 2021 RHM Symposium will be held virtually on September 9 & 10.

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Humanities Bulletin Journal, UK - Call for new Editorial Board Members

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Humanities Bulletin is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development, on a voluntary basis. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review.

Humanities Bulletin was founded in 2018 and it is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK. HB is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy and Arts.

[EXTENDED CFP] 2020 Visions: Imagining (Post-) COVID Worlds

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:47am
Edge Effects
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

2020 Visions: Imagining (Post-) COVID Worlds

Submission deadline: 2/21/2021

Edge Effects invites contributors to reflect upon its impacts and to consider the new futures that might be made possible in its wake. (Edge Effects is a public humanities blog with a focus on ecocritcism and environmental studies; it has built a readership of over 16,000 views per month)

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts"

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 4:05pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021

 

The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,

invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,

California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,

this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this

2021 International Rhetoric Workshop

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:43pm
IRW
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. For 2021, we have conscientiously chosen to hold the 2021 workshop in San Luis Potosí, Mexico at El Colegio de San Luis (also referred to as COLSAN), in order to gather academics, scholars, and activists who are thinking about language and communication as we stay critical of its limits and consequences. In alignment with this purpose, the working languages in 2021 will be English and Spanish with the aid of translation software and technology.

Institutional Identity, Literary Studies, and the Secular/Religious Divide (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:27am
Jack Dudley and Dave Wehner, Mount St. Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

This proposed special session roundtable invites reflections on the tensions and limits of teaching and studying literature at religious as well as secular universities and colleges. How do different institutional commitments and governing documents as well as campus cultures and constituencies implicitly and/or explicitly limit what can be taught and published at each kind of institution? What are these limits and how have scholars navigated, challenged, and/or adapted to them? What kind of institutional discursive spaces might be created between and beyond the secular/religious divide?

MLA, Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

Reading Contemporary South Asian Literature: A Postcolonial-Ecocritical Approach

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:22am
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS (Vol. 44, No. 3, Autumn 2021)

SPECIAL ISSUE Reading Contemporary South Asian Literature: A Postcolonial-Ecocritical Approach

GUEST EDITORS Somjeeta Pandey and Bidhu Chand Murmu

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:20am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021

“Rhetorical Theory”
Las Vegas, 11/11-14, 2021

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, USC

“Rhetoric is a coproductive function of circulation in excess of human intention, which collapses rhetoric and persuasion into the rhetorical, a process of world making that extends relationality into future publics.” 

—Byron Hawk, Resounding the Rhetorical (2018)

This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme. 

From Postcolonial to the Universal: Recent Trends in Postcolonial Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 1:02pm
Dr. Sharbani Banerjee & Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

 

Deadline Extended- 15 March 2021

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  

 "From Postcolonial to the Universal: Recent Trends in Postcolonial Studies"

 Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University

                 Dr. Sharbani Banerjee, Associate Professor of English, Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, Kazi Nazrul University

                   Contact mail-pocotrends@gmail.com 

  

 

 

Chiasma #8 Non/Non-being/Negativity

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:05am
Chiasma, A Site for Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chiasma #8 Non/Non-being/Negativity

Institute on Culture and Society: Virtual Seminars

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:05am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

The Marxist Literary Group invites you to join us for the 2021 Institute on Culture and Society, which will take place entirely online. In an effort to make the most of our virtual environment, we aim to foreground MLG’s longstanding commitment to provide intellectual and professional mentoring and support for graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, and contingent or precariously employed faculty. To that end, this year’s ICS will primarily comprise seminar-style sessions featuring works in progress from early-career scholars. There will also be two plenary events, to provide venues in which MLG members can meet collectively, see comrades, and engage intellectually in matters relevant to our organization.

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session: Our Aesthetic Contexts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:17am
TC Forum on Cognitive and Affect Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The MLA Forum on Cognitive and Affect Studies is pleased to sponsor a guaranteed session on “Our Aesthetic Contexts” at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC. We invite papers that explore how the situational, relational, and mediated contexts in which audiences encounter the arts (including fiction, poetry, theater, film, visual art, music, and dance) enable distinctive aesthetic, affective, and ethical experiences. Submit a 300-word abstract and CV to Elaine Auyoung (eauyoung@umn.edu) by 15 March 2021.

The 29th Annual Conference of the EALA, Taiwan (Deadline extended to January 31, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:09am
English and American Literature Association, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The 29thAnnual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

 

Theme: The Immaterial

 

Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Date: October 30, 2021

Venue: National Taiwan Normal University (Main Campus), Taipei, Taiwan

 

Call for Papers

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today 2

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

It has been 150 years since Matthew Arnold published his groundbreaking work, Culture and Anarchy. His essays in book form are not only a powerful critique of Victorian society and values but also of modern ones. Contemporary political, economic and cultural issues provide an opportunity to revisit Arnold’s thought critically, to assess his enduring legacy, and to appraise the modern predicament in relation to distinguished cultural achievements from the past.

"Uses of Literature" Final Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:45am
Uses of Literature, University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

“USES OF LITERATURE” FINAL CONFERENCE

November 3-5 2021

 

The “Uses of Literature” research group at the University of Southern Denmark will hold an on-line conference on November 3-5 2021 to mark the conclusion of the Niels Bohr Professorship held by Rita Felski. Confirmed keynote speakers include Rita Charon (Columbia), Sean Latham (Tulsa), Heather Love (University of Pennsylvania), and Toril Moi (Duke). We welcome twenty-minute papers that speak to the group’s main research interests.

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Call for contributions to volume on Myth and 21st cent. Environmentalism. Literary and Artistic Practices for Saving the Planet

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Esther Sanchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Myth and the environment have shared a rich common cultural history travelling as far back as the old times of storytelling and legend (Love 2003; O’Brian and White 2017, Schama 1996). From native American oral narrative where animals, humans and other beings interact, to Genesis in the Bible or the Darwinian theory of evolution, we can trace a rich array of elements which qualify as myth in different cultures. All of them, almost constantly have effects on the environment. From animals to “supernatural events,” the liminality of myth exhibits transition and transformation.

Black Humor Studies: Thinking--and Rethinking--Satire at MLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:29am
John Brooks / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

We invite abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.

Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at john.brooks.3@bc.edu by 1 March 2021. 

Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Vegan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Description

The conference gathers researches working in different disciplines to discuss the possibility of a radical change – social, economic, legal, environmental and, underlying all these, conceptual and ethical – in the relationship between humans and other animals. The question in the title refers to the possibilities as well as the challenges, of radically re-configuring ways of thinking of and living with animals, in opposition to a dominant framework in which animals are taken primarily as resources for human benefit.

Reframing Hollywood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:22am
Dr Terence McSweeney & Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Announcing the Reframing Hollywood series at Mississippi University Press, January 2021

 

The Reframing Hollywood series will feature dynamic and original short monographs and edited collections, each of which explore a single film of significant cultural impact which has emerged from the American film industry since the turn of the new millennium. These vibrant critical explorations of contemporary American film will offer a stimulating, academic, yet accessible interrogation of a single work from a variety of critical perspectives.

 

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