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A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Critical essays are invited for an edited volume with ISBN (to be published by a reputed publisher) tentatively titled A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism.

Call for Proposals: Companion to Horror Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Andrea Wood and Jamie McDaniel
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Film scholar Robin Wood famously argued that “central to the effect and fascination of horror films is their fulfillment of our nightmare wish to smash the norms that oppress us and which our moral condition teaches us to revere.” From the very beginnings of the silent film era to our present day, the horror genre has continued to attract audiences and proliferate across multiple modes of film and media—addressing our fears, anxieties, and sometimes our deepest, darkest fantasies.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 2, 2021

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (https://samla.memberclicks.net)

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

CFP FORUM Postgraduate Journal Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021). Deadline 14th May 2021.

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, The University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021)

Following periods of social, political, and economic turbulence governments and communities around the world rally in efforts designed to preserve, challenge, or radically overhaul the status quo. Although there is now some reason for optimism, we find ourselves faced with the aftermath of numerous upheavals. Is this a unique opportunity to use the tattered threads of the social fabric to make something new? Where do we go from here?

MMLA 2021: Countering the Culture in Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant. 

 

Central questions include:

  • What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?

  • What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?

The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:37am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 11, 2021

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

CFP: PAMLA 2021 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (updated submission date)

updated: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 8:20pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/CFP)

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
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Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021

Call for Proposals: Methuen Drama Agitations Series

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:47pm
Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series. 

 

Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.

 

Theatre has always offered immediate responses to political, social, economic and cultural crisis events that are local, national and/or global in dimension, establishing itself as a prime medium of engagement.

Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:22pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.

Call for Proposals for Edited Volume: Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Drs. Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo College) and Sascha Crasnow (University of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the South West Asia North Africa reigon and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Drs. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University). The forward will be contributed by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath (New York University). 

Deadline Extended: CFP Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:58pm
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for the inaugural issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

Northeastern Monsters (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Northeastern Monsters

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Joint Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Area.

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021

 

In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fourth issue, to be released in December 2021. All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects it seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

Literacy in the Digital Age international conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Faculty of Letters and Arts

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE:

 

Literacy in the Digital Age

 

19-20 November 2021

 

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and

The Centre for Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:45pm
Juyoun Jang/ The University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

 

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

CFP for Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond (SAMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:50pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention

November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center

CFP: Black Lives Matter--Lessons from the Harlem Renaissance

updated: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:50pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Arcadia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Black Lives Matter: Lessons from the Harlem Renaissance
- proposals due Friday, June 4, 2021 -

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