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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.

Creative Writing Panel Proposals - East Texas Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
LeTourneau University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Panel submissions for the East Texas Writing Festival may be creative writing or craft-related essays. Work should be submitted as an attachment on the registration form. Visit www.letu.edu/writingfest for more information on the festival. Guidelines are provided below for each genre:

  • Fiction/Nonfiction – Submissions are not to exceed 2500 words in total and should be submitted in a single document.
  • Poetry – Submit up to five poems in a single document.

All submissions should include your name and email address located on the first page.

Conference: British Travels to Germany (September 3-5, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:08am
Prinz Albert Gesellschaft (Coburg, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

For centuries, the close ties between Britain and Germany have found expression not least on the level of personal travel. Travellers came from Britain to Germany for a host of occasions and with the most diverse aims, expectations, and preconceptions. This conference explores the reports produced about their experiences in German lands by travellers from England, Scotland, and Ireland since the Middle Ages.

Travel Studies - NEPCA 2020 Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:34pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will hold its 2020 conference October 23-24 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.

 

The Travel Studies Area of NEPCA invites paper proposals on the subject of travel and tourism, broadly conceived.  Paper proposals may include (but are not limited to) analysis and critical perspectives on topics such as:

 

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

updated: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:20am
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2020

 

This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.

 

In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:

Oxford Research in English: Issue 11, Destinations

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:24am
Oxford Research in English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Destination – the word itself concerns both journey and journey’s end. For this issue of Oxford Research in English, we invite articles that delve into arrival and setting forth in literature, as well as the textual, intertextual and extratextual ways one can examine literary places and spaces. “Destination” derives from the Latin dēstināre—to resolve, to determine, to destine— before journeying into French and arriving in English.

[UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Chapter Proposals: The City Speaks: Re-presenting Urban Spaces in Indian Literature [Edited Volume]

updated: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 3:48am
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Goutam Karmakar
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The city has been a zone of contention for a considerable amount of time in literature—a producer of narratives as well as a consumer. These cities have embodied their characters and their narratives in a way that is reflective of the city’s topology, genealogy, and living archaeology. Literature, therefore, often serves to excavate the cities through its representations, and is also, in turn, unearthed. Rather than visualising the city as a null-space that exists horizontally to frame the literary work, the cities in literary works across its myriad cultural and national histories have turned more serpentine, more transgressive, and have moved in unpredictable trajectories.

W.D. Howells Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2020 (UPDATED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:50am
W.D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.

 

HOWELLS OUT WEST

Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:43am
The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
Glendon College, York University, 25 April 2020

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jody Berland, York University

Susan Hamilton, University of Alberta

 

Call for Papers

 

Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions

 

Call for Articles: Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:25am
Abbes Maazaoui / The Lincoln Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is requesting article submissions for its 8th special issue, to be published in December 2020, on the topic of Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction. Contributors are invited to examine specifically (a) the evolving forms of life-writings (biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, blogs, etc.) as they pertain to travel; (b) the intersection of fictional and factual travel narratives, and (c) the emotional, economic, socio-political, environmental, physiological, and literary aspects of travel (in reality and in fiction; by land, sea and air; on earth and in outer space).

Seaside Resorts, the Coastal Experience and Their Representation in the Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

HJEAS (the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies) 2021 spring issue will be dedicated to the British seaside resorts with a rich history of reflection across the arts.

“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”

updated: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:03am
UCSB Early Modern Center (EMC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”  

University of California, Santa Barbara 

Conference Date: February 28-29, 2020 

Abstracts Due: December 5th, 2019 (Extended Deadline)

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