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2nd CFP: British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021 Panel virtual & in person)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

Domestic Politics: Women’s Private Lives and Public Writing in the Mid-Century

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw seismic shifts for British women, including those living under British rule in the colonies, in the public and private spheres. These years are often imagined as a wave of expansion and constriction, with the swelling of economic and political freedoms for women in the 1930s, the cresting of women in the public sphere during the Second World War, and the resulting break as employment and political opportunities for women dwindled in the 1950s when men returned home from the Front. But this narrative needs reexamining.

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:27pm
Dr Lucy Jeffery and Professor Vicky Angelaki, Mid Sweden University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Online conference: 7 December 2020

Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University)

Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

 

CFP for ICMS 2021 Kalamazoo: Eating Like Orientals in the Medieval Western Imagination

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, a common practice for many western media was to revisit an old orientalist habit to equate eastern culinary customs to primitiveness, eagerly reporting on Chinese “omnivorous markets” and “culinary adventurism” as a likely cause of the pandemic. Western disdain for extremely omnivorous eastern eating habits is not new to medievalists, nor is it a distinctively modern phenomenon. Such disdain for “oriental” eating habits focuses on the purportedly unclean, unethical, underdeveloped ways of eating everything, including whatever is tabooed for a Latin Christian to eat.

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Dr. Zoe Kinsley, Liverpool Hope University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Studies in Travel Writing special issue:

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

Guest edited by Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool), Zoe Kinsley (Liverpool Hope University) and Kate Walchester (Liverpool John Moores University)

UPDATE: Rescheduled--Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:12am
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The PNRS conference organizers and the organization executive board has made the difficult decision to reschedule our conference to September 2021.  The conference will remain the same regarding thematic focus and plenaries.  A new CFP will be distributed again in September 2020. Theme: Renaissance LandscapesPlenaries: Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson and Professor Janelle JenstadNew conference dates: September 30 to October 2, 2021; plenaries and presentation panels will take place on the Friday and Saturday of the conference dates.Location: Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alberta, CanadaProposal submission deadline: January 15, 2021 to apatient@mtroyal.ca  

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Conference  postponed until 2021: Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

Deadline Extended to 21st July.

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

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

Call for Book Chapters for edited volume: Mountains and Memoir

updated: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:50pm
Jenny Hall and Martin Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).

Literary Geographies in Isolation

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
Literary Geographies ISSN 2397-1797
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Developing a discussion initiated in the recently-published Literary Geographies 6(1), the journal’s editors seek contributions to an expanded ‘Thinking Space’ section on ‘Literary Geographies in Isolation’ planned for the December issue. We are interested in receiving shorter submissions of 1500-3000 words, including the more personal, polemical or impressionistic. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

  • armchair tourism in lockdown

  • reading as virtual fieldwork

Italian Romanticism and the Americas: Reflections on History and Myth (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Ernesto Livorni / University of Wisconsin - Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Several Romantic artists and, in particular, writers focused on historical events that brought the Americas on the forefront of the European imagination. Certainly, many Italian writers looked at what then still was the New World with a prismatic approach, either because they were writing on historical events that occurred in North America (especially the formation of the United States) or because they were looking at the independence wars fought in South America; either because the Americas offered shelter to the exiles, or because they provided new ground for thinking about the relationship between nature and culture.

British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Call for Chapters, Edited Book

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:15pm
Hager Ben Driss
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

 

I am pulling together an Edited Collection called Mobilizing Narratives: Narrating (Im)Mobility Injustice.  I would like to invite you to consider submitting a chapter.

 

The Road to Dracula: or the World as Disappointment and Representation

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:03am
Universitas Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Published at the height of the imperial enterprise, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) has a long and intricate backstory. It is, in fact, the result of centuries of British discovery of and disappointment with the world. One by one, naturalists, amateur anthropologists, merchants, soldiers, diplomats or missionaries from the British Isles discovered the world for the armchair travelers at home and built up their self-esteem by disfiguring countries and regions in writings, paintings, and lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

MMLA 2020: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Shannon Derby/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)

EARLY MODERN AFRICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 

 

Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (soldenbu@tulane.edu)

Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:12am
Coventry University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

A one-day interdisciplinary conferenceCoventry UniversityThe conference is now postponed to other date (TBD). This is due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and current circumstances. 

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

updated: 
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:07am
Dr. Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS for Edited Volume with ISBN.

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

In Passage seeks contributions for its third issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the electronic journal of the Faculty of Languages & Literatures of the University of Boumerdes, seeks contributions in English or French for its third issue, to be released in December 2020. The subjects addressed by In Passage include, but are not limited to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

- Writing and sexual identity                                                    

- Code switching/code mixing

- Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

- Translation issues

- "Digital writing" (SMS language, social networks)

The Transformative Experience of the Journey via Recollection and Reflection

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The travel memoir offers an opportunity to examine a number of issues in terms of creative non-fiction. Travel stories focus on individuals who become strangers to themselves when they exile themselves from the environmental and cultural factors that have defined them thus far in service of self-discovery. They link up with the grand Odysseus-like impulse of traditional and modern literature that can profoundly alter identity when they travel and write about their experiences. Topics to consider would include a discussion of three particular aspects of this kind of storytelling. First, we must discuss the idea of fiction vs. fact and try to decide how much of each is essential in terms of crafting biographical material.

Narratives of Displacement

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

International Conference: "Narratives of Displacement"

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:57am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Narratives of Displacement" International Conference

6 November 2020 - Palma, Spain

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchThe British and Comparative Cultural Studies Research Group (BRICCS), Unversity of the Balearic Islands, Spain

in collaboration with

Research Project RTI2018-097186-B-I00 and RED2018-102678-T (MCI/AEI/ERDF, EU)

« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. L'émigration polonaise au pays de Mistral, de Daudet et de Pagnol

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00am
University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

 

https://www.bu.umk.pl/Archiwum_Emigracji/gazeta/en-index.html

 

« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »

Numéro coordonné par: Magdalena Kowalska

ISSN 2084-3550

ISSN Online 2391-7911

 

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : le 9 avril 2020

Date limite de réception des articles : le 30 juin 2020

 

APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Travels and Travelers of Necessity

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
MLA21 (Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

What is the place of unwilling travel(er)s in travel studies? What are the costs of travel? This roundtable considers travels that are not undertaken strictly by choice. We welcome proposals from any field or period on topics such as: climate-related relocations, internal/political migrants, self-liberation from slavery or captivity, literal/figurative boundaries, eco/animal movements, borderlands/crossings, economic exigencies that require travel, narratives of new beginnings.

Travel Literature and Transatlantic Encounters: “The Iberian Peninsula as seen from North America (1850-1950)"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:18am
Sara Prieto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Travel Literature and Transatlantic Encounters: “The Iberian Peninsula as seen from North America (1850-1950)"

University of Alicante (Spain), June 4-5, 2020.

This conference is part of the research project "Exotic Spain: American Travel Literature about Spain (1900-1950)" (ATLAS) funded by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office of Alicante University (GRE18-14 A). The project focuses on the study of a corpus of American authors who traveled to Spain in the first half of the twentieth century, especially on those texts that look beyond the vision of Spain related to the experience of the Spanish Civil War.

Call for Papers - Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:55pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Submissions invited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies. The Journal is being launched from this year to commemorate the Birth Centenary of legendary English Professor Late P. S. Sastri (Nagpur University). It’ll be published thrice a year and shall cover interdisciplinary research in all forms and genres of literature, art, and culture such as fiction, folklore, film/ theatre, travel writing, popular culture, translation, gender and sexuality studies, ecocriticism, globalization and urban studies, race, ethnicity, subaltern and Dalit studies, and all related areas.

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