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

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
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?

Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Piotr Florczyk
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Contact:
Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)

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Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
Jibu Mathew George, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

Call for Submissions to Comparative Media Arts Journal, Issue 9| Relations

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:18pm
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue Nine | Relations

Relations exist in both affinity and disparity. They soften and solidify; destruct and reconcile. They emerge from succession, or perhaps even isolation. They are catalysts of becoming – a process that defines the territory of our being, yet transcends it over time.

NEMLA 2021: Plague Writing: Rethinking the Canon

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:41am
Josh Dawson SUNY Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The sudden arrival of COVID-19 and its profound impact on nearly all aspects of daily life for people across the globe will undoubtedly produce a substantive re-examination of the canon of ‘plague writing’ that has, historically, been dominated by European voices. While the predominant influence of European authors in the genre of plague writing can, to a certain extent, be explained historically by the Black Death being the most deadly pandemic in human history, more recent and more global pandemics provide the opportunity to re-examine the situation of these canonical texts and to consider the stakes of plague writing on a broader international stage.

Continental Law and Early Modern Visual Culture (Renaissance Society of America 2021 sponsored session)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:46pm
Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Session at the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

This session aims to foster conversation about the relationship between Continental law (civil, canon, or Roman) and early modern visual culture. Chaired by Dr. Valérie Hayaert, it specifically probes how images of justice were adapted to conform to local custom in order to retain their effectiveness. However, any topic that addresses early modern European law and visual culture (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, book illustration, and public murals) is welcome and will be considered for inclusion on the panel.

Please send the following to Hayley Cotter (hcotter@umass.edu) by 15 July 2020:

Collaborative Research in Theatre and Performance Studies

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
Global Performance Studies and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Collaborative Research in Theatre and Performance Studies

Joint Issue of Global Performance Studies and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 

To be published Fall 2021 (GPS issue 4.2 & JDTC issue 36.1)

 

Issue Editors

Kevin Brown, University of Missouri

Felipe Cervera, LASALLE College of the Arts

Kyoko Iwaki, Waseda University and University of Antwerp

Eero Laine, University of Buffalo, State University of New York

Kristof van Baarle, University of Antwerp

Beyond Crisis: Raymond Williams and the present conjuncture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:55am
Victoria Allen (University of Kiel), Harald Pittel (University of Potsdam)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Beyond Crisis: Raymond Williams and the present conjuncture

A special issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

Guest Editors: Victoria Allen (Kiel) and Harald Pittel (Potsdam)

 

Deadline extended --- CFP: Media, Materiality and Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:55am
MAST: Journal of Media Art Study and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

 CFP: Media, Materiality and EmergencyThe deadline for full submissions is extended to 31st July 2020 (for submission in Nov 2020)

 

MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory

Guest editor: Timothy Barker (University of Glasgow)

In what ways do questions of materiality matter in a time of crisis? What does it mean to explore the matter of things at a time when we are threatened with the annihilation of that matter, its disappearance, or its disintegration? In this issue, MAST journal seeks to answer and further explore these questions through essays from arts practitioners and theorists.

for more details please see: http://mast-nemla.org/cfp-issue-2/

Althusser's Renaissance (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Martin Moraw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Louis Althusser’s thought is receiving renewed attention in the humanities and social sciences. This session seeks to bring together scholars of various disciplines and specializations to explore the potential of a return to Althusser in the particular context of Renaissance/early modern studies. Contributions may reflect on Althusser’s writings on early modern figures, make use of Althusserian concepts to produce new readings of early modern texts, or engage relevant theoretical questions.  

Global Conference on Women and Gender CFP

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:49am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Michael Bryson, California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

Edited by Michael Bryson

 

Reasons for Writing/Overview of Argument

In the wake of his recent book The Humanist (Re)Turn (Routledge 2019), Michael Bryson (see editor’s note at the end) is putting together an edited collection (now under contract at Routledge) re-assessing and re-asserting the value of Humanism in a posthumanist critical environment. The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature will include contributions from around the world while aiming at reformulated working definitions of Humanism as a response to an increasingly troubled age.

SCANDAL IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Autobiographies establish the author’s own individual voice and the ability of that voice to display a social scandal or provoke a scandal. In so doing, authors aim to understand the social space around them, and in particular, their personal experience to provoke others within their narrative from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Latin American Cosmopolitanisms: Vernacular, Ethical, and Ecological Views of Globality

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The question of cosmopolitanism has been crucial to the literatures of Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries. At the turn of the past century modernistas and vanguardistas proposed innovative views of cultural cosmopolitanism that traced the geopolitical shifts of the continent. Later, as Magical Realism became a global phenomenon, this originally Latin American aesthetics would come to be celebrated as the literary language of the postcolonial world (Bhabha).

Crime Fiction and Ecology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Discourses of contamination and pollution have long figured in crime writing. Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, crime fiction has frequently elucidated a correlation between transgressive acts and the topographies in which they occur. Within this, it is the detective’s heightened capacity to interpret material and spatial signs – often through the embracement of new technologies and innovative modes of deciphering the social body – that allows for the containment of deviancy and restoration of order.

NeMLA 2021 Session: Narratives of the Economy in the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Saronik Bosu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis, and its economic fallout, have re-established two facts - that the economy is a fictive category, and that its inimitable centrality derives essentially from the power of its narratives. Prior to actual policies of austerity or re-openings of the economy, there exist narratives of weathering storms as character-building or the inalienable connection between economic and individual freedom. These narratives help us imagine the economy as a system; most often it becomes palpable because we have learned to tell stories about its origins, maintenance, purity, precarity, and futures. These stories acquire unique characteristics in the global south, a geopolitical category itself that narrativizes economic agon.

Modernism and the Politics of Contradiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Political contradiction is written all over modernism. No other literary historical period seems quite as striven between the static, apolitical or even conservative outlook of its various key figures on the one hand, and the explosive and even revolutionary formal potential on the other. Woolf’s classism, for example, is met by her quasi-revolutionary declaration that “in or about December, 1910, human character changed.” No literary period so vehemently defines itself against mass culture while also expressing unbridled democratic impulses. Joyce’s defense of autonomous art is met by the opposite impulse in Ulysses to forge an aesthetic of the everyday.

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies [SAMLA 2020]

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:41pm
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Over the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom over the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:15pm
Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention 

March 11-14, 2021 Philadelphia, PA.  Marriott Downtown 

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Chair:Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo

Submit abstracts to:  

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18500

 Deadline 09/30/2020

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

updated: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:03am
Claudiu Turcus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

11th International Conference

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

September 11-12, 2020

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 July 2020] Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
PULSE: the Journal of Science and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

Multiple Temporalities

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
Scott DeShong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, 11-14 March 2021. Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers that consider multiple temporalities within or across works of literature, criticism, or other forms of media, discourse, or performance, such as temporalities that are varied, conflicting, competing, haphazard, (re)constructed, broken, or accidental. How do temporal modes or frameworks--or their enforcement, or their lack, or resistance to them--reflect differences of intention, ideology, social or natural order, technology, ontology, or ethics? In what ways are temporalities variously material, subjective, human, organic, or inhuman?

Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CFP: Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

Deadline for submissions:  January 15, 2021

full name / name of organization:  LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

contact email:  litjourn@yahoo.com

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