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London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:18pm
Kevin A. Morrison
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Owing to a variety of reasons, a number of entries in London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (under contract, McFarland) that were initially assigned have now become available. I am currently look for writers in a number of different categories, including people, film and literature, architecture, periodicals, major events, television, music, and art. Entries range from 50-2000 words with most following on the lower end of the spectrum. Interested individuals are urged to contact the editor for a contents list and style guide. A description of the encyclopedia appears below. Established scholars, early career researchers, and advanced graduate students—those who, in a US context, have passed their qualifying exams—are welcome.

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CfP for Edited Collection on Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Maria Torres-Quevedo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.

Revised Call for Papers for MELUS 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 2:09pm
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MELUS 2021 Virtual Conference

April 8-10, 2021

Abstracts due December 15, 2020 to MELUS2021@gmail.com

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 27-30, 2021.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

"Cultural Divides: Bridging Gaps and Making Connections"

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

              Humanities Education and Research Association

 HERA

Call for Papers

                                                                                          4-6 March 2021

"Cultural Divides: Bridging Gaps and Making Connections"

1st Virtual Conference

 

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Edinburgh Napier University/ University of Birmingham/ University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Participants

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

Online symposium: Friday 26th March 2021

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. 

Haunted Shores

Charlotte Mew and Friends

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Francesca Bratton (Maynooth University); Megan Girdwood (Edinburgh University); Fraser Riddell (Durham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charlotte Mew and Friends 

Decadent and Modernist Networks 

A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021 

Organisers 

Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University 

Keynote 

Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA 

‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916) 

William Golding: Beyond Good and Evil

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
Arabella Currie and Bradley Osborne, University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021

William Golding: Beyond Good and Evil

Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest

 

We are excited to announce a virtual symposium on the work of William Golding to be held in the spring of 2021 (8th April). We would like to invite all those who are interested in Golding to participate through critical and/or creative responses to his writing, and are particularly keen to hear from emerging scholars and those whose voices have seldom been heard in Golding criticism.

 

Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile: Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
Dr María Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo) and Dr Bárbara Fernández Melleda (The University of Hong Kong)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile:Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century

 

Guest editors:

María Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo)

Bárbara Fernández Melleda (University of Hong Kong)

 

 

Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31, 2021

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2021

Submission of full articles: May 31, 2022

Tentative publication date: early 2023

 

 

EXTENSION: CFP Children's/Young Adult Culture at SWPACA

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:30pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: December 1, 2020

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE: ‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:44am
The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE CALL FOR PAPERS:

‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

 

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

(UPDATED) Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:26pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline EXTENDED to December 1, 2020

 

Narrating Violence: Making Race, Making Difference

updated: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 12:15pm
Study Circle Narrative and Violence & The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention at the American University of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

15–17 March 2021 in Turku

29–31 March 2021 in Paris

In collaboration with The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights, and Conflict Prevention at the American University of Paris, we invite scholars, students, practitioners, and activists from all fields to take part in the Winter Symposium of the Nordic Summer University Study Circle Narrative and Violence.

Mobility and Mutability

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
Graduate Student Association, Romance Studies Department at Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Human experience is marked by movement and change. In cultural production we see mobility and mutability in light of progress, class mobility, and a shifting episteme. In literature and the arts these terms transform into migrations, monsters and character growth—in genres ranging from the epic to science fiction, or from the picaresque to cowboy poetry. Considering mobility and mutability, the following questions arise: How do mobility and mutability mark the evolution of life and the arts? How do we understand intermediality and dystopian futures in these terms? Why do founding myths of peoples around the world reflect exodus or displacement? How do terms mutate in the formation or new fields of study?

"All Doing Is Ours": Ritual and the Collective Construction of Meaning in American Literature - ALA 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:20am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Jonathan Bayliss created a fictional science called "dromenology" in his Gloucesterman series which was meant to study collective human endeavor. In contrast to the Romantic concept of individual action, this science describes activity conducted by humans as groups: work and play, religious ritual, and artistic endeavors such as dance or drama. He conceptualized such activity as the work that staves off entropy in the thermodynamic systems we call communities or societies.

Media Awards: Beyond the EGOT (Velvet Light Trap #89)

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The “big four” American entertainment awards—the Emmy for television, the Grammy for music, the Oscar for film, and the Tony for theater, often referred to by the “EGOT” acronym—have long served as a barometer of mainstream taste cultures in their respective fields. While literature on media awards is not completely absent, its scope has been narrow. Popular press works on the somewhat standardized journalistic narratives surrounding the EGOT, particularly the Oscars. Scholarly literature has largely focused on awards as they pertain to the international art cinema circuit and its attached film festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival.      

Censorship and blind spots: the BBC’s silences

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Université de Poitiers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Censorship and blind spots: the BBC’s silences

 

The BBC's reputation for impartiality and independence is one of the cornerstones of its value system, which also underpins its self-declared mission to "inform, educate, and entertain". However, these values have constantly been redefined as several forms of censorship and self-censorship have been applied in the context of conflict with political or economic powers. This means that the role and independence of the BBC as a public service needs to be questioned and the grey areas and silences of the BBC from its creation in 1922 to the beginning of its digital era in 1995 need to be the objects of inquiry.

 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson - ALA 2021

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 27-30, 2021.

 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson

 

CFA: Ecological and Religious Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Journal for the Study of Radicalism interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of ecological radicalism, including the recent history of movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which could include anarchism, black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion. And we welcome articles on various forms of religious radicalism across the political spectrum.

Send completed articles to the editors at jsrmsu@gmail.com by January 15, 2021 to be in time for the next issue.

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:46pm
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers: Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by January 31st 2021.

A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:45pm
Phillip Grayson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor

deadline for submissions: 

February 15, 2021

contact email: 

pgrayso1@tnstate.edu

Call For Papers: A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor

Deadline (abstract): 15 January 2021

Deadline (full manuscript): 30 July 2021

 

Celebrating 50 Years of Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:43pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Celebrating 50 Years of Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

The 50th Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

May 20 – May 22, 2021

The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL

CFP for theme issue of Literature and Medicine - "Hunger and Waste"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Literature and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

HUNGER AND WASTE

Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2021

Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret

This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.

Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.

Joseph Heller's Catch-22 CFP Under Contract

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language structures. With current trends and political climate considered, we will revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

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