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Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 11:56am
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 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, Ian McEwan, 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).

NeMLA 2022 Panel: The Latin American Chronicle in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN  CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536  to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.

What Does Literature Feel Like

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

In Sensory Experiments (2020), Erica Fretwell argues that “literature is a sensitizing mechanism, not merely a representation but an amplification of experience,” positing literature as “a technology […] that has the potential to reproduce—not copy but produce more—feeling and […] to create more connections to the world by registering more differences in it” (28-29). Fretwell makes that claim in the context of her transatlantic study of the relations between American literature and the failed science of psychophysics as it developed in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.

The City Unmapped and the Unmapped City

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
NEMLA 2022 Conference (roundtable session)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.”  What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?”  Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative?  What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete?  This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space.  We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression

NeMLA 2022 - Contemporary Poetry and Social Media

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will convene literary and media scholars with poets themselves to explore the present and future of poetic cultures online, both in the U.S. and around the world. Our largest question can be simply put: to what extent have platforms for digital “prosumption” and online networking transformed the social life of contemporary poetry? We understand this inquiry to entail a diverse array of other, finer pointed questions: How does social media now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves?

80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Canadian Comics Symposium 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine

Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)

Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)

NeMLA 2022 CFP: Advancing Comics Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Misha Grifka Wander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.

2021 Literature/Film Association Conference -- New Orleans, October 21-23

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

WORK & PLAY

 

2021 Literature/Film Association Conference 

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 

October 21 to October 23, 2021 

  

Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University 

  

Care With(out) and Against the State

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Alya Ansari (University of Minnesota), Thomas McGlone (Villanova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is part of the 53rd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Care With(out) and Against the State 

Critical Insights: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (Deadline June 18th)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Jericho Williams, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.

 

The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works

 

ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

updated: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:51pm
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MELOW 2021

THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be organized by

SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/ 

FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021

 

CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Joe Lines and James Ward / ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

 

NeMLA 2022: Video games and the literary

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.

Genre Meshing as Social Action: The Rhetoric of Formal Hybridity in Contemporary Texts (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Autumn 2021 Issue Submissions CallSeptember 2021 | Theme: Changes...When you think of Autumn, what words come to mind? Cool nights, foliage colours, warm cider, crisp breezes, new weather events, pumpkins?

REMINDER: Modern Drama issue -- Teaching Modern Drama -- abstracts due 6/15

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Jen Buckley / University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CFP: Modern Drama special issue -- 'Teaching Modern Drama'Abstracts due June 15 Send abstracts of ~ 300 words to guest editor Jennifer Buckley (jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu)Since its founding in 1958, Modern Drama has offered innovative scholarship on dramatic literature to higher education professionals in theatre, literature, language, and adjacent disciplines.

Jadavpur University Essays and Studies (unthemed issue, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Department of English, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Essays and Studies, the journal of the Department of English, Jadavpur University invites scholarly essays for its non-themed issue to be published in 2022. Faculty members and researchers (specializing in Literature/English Literature) in India and abroad are requested to send us by 31 July 2021 a 500 word abstract indicating the subject/focus of their essays. The authors of the selected abstracts will receive a confirmation email by 21 August 2021. They will then be expected to mail in their essays by 30 November 2021.

 

Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology - Call for Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm
Screen Bodies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 11, 2021

Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for a forthcoming general issue. We welcome work that focuses on matters of embodiment in media arts from any of the disciplinary or methodological perspectives described below. Research articles are typically between 6k–9k words. Please see our website for details about the inclusion of artwork/images (www.berghahnjournals.com/submissions).

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:24am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 3:42pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

 

Deadline: 15 June 2021

 

Guest Editor: Petronia Popa-Petrar (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), petronia.petrar@ubbcluj.ro

 

Inspired by and Invigorating Myth and Literature: Contemporary Literature and the Classics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Luigi Malerba’s Ithaca Forever, Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities, and Colm Toibin’s House of Names are just a small sample of contemporary works of literature that engage with and re-tell Classical literature and mythology. Drawing upon ancient subject matters, these new works demonstrate that the Classical tradition remains lively and relevant, even as they pull in new histories, points of view, and contexts.

American Popular Culture Since 1950

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
Elwood Watson and Blake Scott Ball
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

 

 

  

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 

American Popular Culture Since 1950

 

 

The Journal of American Culture -Theme Issue: Generations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
Shay Rahm / JAC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Generational Studies is growing as an area of research as multiple generations now co-exist in the workforce. Each generational cohort brings with it diverse viewpoints and varied lived experiences—sometimes quite disparate of one another. Therefore, exploring these age cohorts potentially provides an opportunity to discuss and better understand the challenges of creating cohesiveness as well as discovering the interrelatedness of cultural experiences that have the potential to connect generations.

We welcome papers on topics related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

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