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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INNOVATIVE TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE RESEARCH: THEORIES, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:50am
Ataturk University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

“International Symposium on Innovative Trends in Contemporary Language and Literature Research: Theories, Methods and Techniques” will be held online on 15-16 October 2021 by the Department of German Language and Literature, hosted by Atatürk University.

Deadline Approaching: Archives of the Global Anglophone (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:53am
Ben Fried / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Where do we find important archives for the study of the Global Anglophone? How were their materials accumulated and how are they now arranged? What do these collections record, and what do they omit? Who can access them, particularly in this ongoing pandemic season?

This panel invites papers which explore the archives, personal or institutional, that enrich our understanding of literatures in English—and that provide material resources for research and teaching in the rising, disputed discipline of the Global Anglophone. Both established and lesser-known centers of archival study will make for welcome subjects. Papers may examine a whole institution, a particular collection, or even a single document.

“)one’s eye / / perceives”: New Approaches to E. E. Cummings (deadline extended)

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:39pm
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2022, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). Recent criticism of the works of Cummings has gone beyond his well-documented engagement with modernist aesthetic and poetic innovations. From Cummings’ visual and temporal poetics, to iconic meta-sonnets and rhythmic portraiture, to iconicity and ecology, and even to disability studies, the iconoclasm of Cummings in art and language presents a multi-dimensional i/eye that perceives and receives.

Portmanteau Woolf

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:25pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #99 Spring 2022

Submissions Due: Dec 3 20201

Special Topic:

Portmanteau Woolf

Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff

 

A call for all readers, common and uncommon:

 

2022 Quarry Farm Symposium on “Abolition Studies”

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2022 Quarry Farm Symposium on “Abolition Studies”

Sept 30 -- Oct 1, 2022

Elmira, NY

 

Extended deadline: Campus Nostalgia. An International Seminar on Campus Fiction

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:22pm
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021

 

Call for Papers

Campus Nostalgia: An International Seminar on Campus Fiction

15 – 16 October 2021, online

 

School of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Romania

 

 

Popular Culture Association Conference - Miss America Pageant

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:21pm
Elwood Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CO-PANELISTS  - Miss America Pageant

 

2022 Popular Culture Association Conference

Seattle, Washington April 13–16 2022

 

Italian Western: From Revolution to De-contextualizing the Mythology of the American Genre

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:20pm
Sebastiano Lucci Hobart and William Smith Colleges/ Elisabetta Sanino D'Amanda Rochester Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks original contributions to the study of the Italian Spaghetti Western, its filmmakers, and their production through perspectives such as Feminist theory, Men’s Studies and Queer Studies, (De-)Coloniality, and Auteur Theory. Politics, the Mexican Revolution, the invention of an American Civilization through the experience of the Wilderness, and Western Symbolism are lenses that can be applied to the analysis. Original approaches that emerge from a specific ideology and/or iconography are also welcome. Particular attention will be given to those papers that examine how the Italian Spaghetti Western satirizes both American and Italian cultures through the representation of a world destabilized by violence and death.

 

Carson McCullers and Technologies: Pedagogical and Theoretical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Carson McCullers Society invites proposals for presentations related to technology as imagined through the works and influence of Carson McCullers. From Miss Amelia experimenting with medical tinctures in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe to Frankie’s father working with watches in The Member of the Wedding, many of McCullers’ characters engage with technology overtly. However, in the spirit of the SSSL 2022 Conference theme, we also encourage potential panelists to think of technology in broad and creative ways.

Burning the Ballot: Feminism Meets Anarchy

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
A Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Anarchism’s engagement with the question of gender is at once ambiguous and contradictory. Historically, the anarchist response to the “woman/sex question” was mixed. During the period of ‘classical anarchism’ (1840-1939), women took on active roles in anarchist movements – they were active in anarchist organizations, publications, and projects across the globe. They took part in uprisings, rebellions, and revolutions, as well as in the work of day-to-day anarchist organizing, propaganda, and more. While many (though not all) rejected the label of feminist, they nonetheless spoke out against sexual subordination and called for the emancipation of women with the overthrow of all forms of social, political, and economic hierarchy.

Encoding and Decoding Digital Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
New Academia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We are pleased to announce this call for paper for the proposed anthology in this emerging field of Digital Humanities.  We are seeking academics and professionals in the field who might like to send us a scholarly abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book. The aim of this scholarly collection is to bring forth how digital humanities has shaped humanities studies and our culture.

Concept note:

Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:24am
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)

‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representationacross narrative traditions.

Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).

Embodiment and Agency in Postcolonial Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:01pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel holds space for depictions of embodied practices/practices of agency in bodies of women of color, queer, nonbinary, trans, and other subjectivities in postcolonial literature and literatures of the Global South. What is the relation between the body and exercising agency? How might we think of these practices as embodied and embodying: as practices done in/through/by the body, as well as practices that reify the body? What are the limitations of these projects, and to what degree are they successful? How might these practices be adopted by readers outside of the text?

 

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Panel: "Trans Visibility In A Time of Public Transphobia" March 10-13

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Laverne Cox’s debut role in Orange Is The New Black seemed to usher in a new era for trans representation. In 2014, TIME decreed that the “Trans Tipping Point” had arrived and heralded a path to trans acceptance through visibility on the screen. Yet this increase in visibility has not formed an antidote to rampant transphobia. In 2021, thirty-three states have introduced 117 bills to limit and curtail the rights of trans people across the United States. Public incidents of transphobia are on the rise. In this panel, we consider the effects of hypervisibility in a time of public transphobia across media, and critically consider what the task of representation entails.

Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness in African (and African-American) Science Fiction and Fantasy (Special Session)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 2:44pm
Graeme Wend-Walker / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**DEADLINE EXTENDED! Proposals Welcome Until Sessions Are Filled**

Please note: This cfp updates and expands the parameters of the session previously titled "Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness." We now welcome papers encompassing other authors of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism, and Afrofuturist authors dealing with similar themes. The deadline has also been extended.

118th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Call for Submissions: Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Modern Language Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call For Submissions

 

The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.” 

 

Polygraph 29 "Narrative and Crisis"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:11pm
Polygraph Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”

CFP: 3 Women In French sessions at NeMLA 2022!

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
Anne Brancky
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13.   Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021. 
 

Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care

 

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Prof. Adam Barkman, Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

  

Reminder: Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

The Frankfurt School in the US Today: The Intellectual Heritage of War Refugees (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Williams Rothvoss-Buchheimer, Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).

Call for Proposals (Special Issue): Women Confronting Political Bias in Spain

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.

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