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Autotheory and Psychoanalysis at ACLA

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Emma Lieber/The New School
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Seeking papers for a seminar for this year's virtual ACLA--to be held on April 8-11 2021--entitled "Theorize Yourself: Autotheory and Psychoanalysis."  Submissions can be made on the ACLA portal through October 31.  Description below.

Conversations about autotheory circle around psychoanalysis as a conceptual touchstone, with the understanding that analytic theory, more than serving as one of the fields that autotheoretical writers engage, is itself a parallel discourse. “Freud’s dream” of the theory of the Oedipus complex appears, in one moment, to be an autotheory avant la lettre; in the next, it seems that the birth of psychoanalysis takes place in the sublation of Freud’s self-analysis.

Studies in Crime Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:17pm
Studies in Crime Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the third issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which is scheduled to appear in the fall of 2021. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.

Parliamentary Practices and the Challenges of the XXIst century in the English-speaking World and beyond

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:16pm
LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

In parliamentary as in presidential regimes, whether based on formal texts or on customs and traditions, the work of representatives takes place in a specific framework whose legitimacy is accepted by the majority of politicians and the population. Establishing guidelines has been a long-standing concern, as illustrated by A Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament of Eskine May for Great Britain in 1844 or the Manual of parliamentary practice for the use of the Senate of the United States of Thomas Jefferson of 1801.

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association, May 27-30, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 27-30, 2021.

READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES

 

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames? What can we learn from novels that describe the struggles of young people trapped in virtual reality, from fan fiction that explores the private life of a popular Nintendo character, or from a poem that compares Pac-Man to Saint Augustine?

 

Quite a lot, actually.

 

FINAL REMINDER Queer Thanatologies - Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, issue 4 (2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:19am
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies / CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer - Inter-University Centre for Queer Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies

Themed Section: Queer Thanatologies

Guest editors: Anna Chiara Corradino, Carmen Dell’Aversano, Roberta Langhi, Mattia Petricola

Thinking with Plants (NeMLA deadline extended to Oct 19)

updated: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 8:45pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

The Detective, the Artist, and the Professor: Genre and Other Critical Mysteries

updated: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:57pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by October 19, 2020 [deadline extended] here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807

This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.

UPDATED: NEMLA 2021: Imagining Queer Domesticity (panel)

updated: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This panel will examine literary, cultural, and legal texts to investigate the space and the concept of home seen queerly. It will focus primarily on an Anglo-American context, though papers from the broader Anglophone world will be considered.

II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English (Virtual conference)

updated: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:38am
University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to share with you the final CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English, organized by University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén. The conference will be held in Jaén (Spain), 1-3 December / 2020. Please note that we have decided to organize the conference in an online format due to the extraordinary situation we are living.

 

Thematic panels

Metaphor in the Philosophical Text - ACLA 2021 (April 8-11 / virtual)

updated: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:07am
Giovanni Menegalle / Mauro Senatore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

It is 50 years since the publication of Jacques Derrida’s « La mythologie blanche: la métaphore dans le texte philosophique » in the journal Poétique (1971). As the proofs of La mythologie blanche held in the archives testify, the essay draws on the course Théorie du discours philosophique that Derrida taught between 1969 and 1971. The essay, which at the time sparked an important debate, has today receded from the forestage of philosophical discussion. In the original course, Derrida explores the relationship between philosophy and other discourses and the possibility of a theory of philosophical discourse.

CFP Winter 2020 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:06am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Winter 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

3rd Singapore Literature Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:46pm
Poetry Festival Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 3rd Singapore Literature Conference is slated to take place on August 7, 2021, a Saturday. The theme of the symposium is “Community." We are interested in papers that explore the theme in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama about Singapore and Southeast Asia from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:04pm
Edited Volume on Masculinity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture: A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:59am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture

A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

Keynote speakers: Larissa Lai, Maggie Gee, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Moylan, Raffaella Baccolini, and Elizabeth Outka

Description:

Last Call: Submission for "Opening the Ecological Text" Sepcial Issue

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:44am
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University; Kent Shaw, Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

“New Geographies of Reception” (ALA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:43am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call for Papers

“New Geographies of Reception”

Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, May 27 - 30, 2021

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:40am
Francesca Mussi/ University of Northumbria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

 

University of Northumbria 29-30 June 2021

 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

 

  • Prof. Lill Tove Fredriksen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
  • Conversation between Prof. David Stirrup (University of Kent, U.K.) and Anishinaabe, Métis and settler-Irish artist Elizabeth LaPensee

 

Very Online Novels (Seminar, ACLA, April 8-11, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Ian Butcher / Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar asks how novels (and the novel form) have absorbed the internet and how (or if) they can reflect it back to us?

Increasingly, our lives—from work to leisure to grocery shopping—run according to the fractured, eternally scrolling, continuously interrupted rhythms of online. While the pandemic has exacerbated this tendency for some (and introduced it to others), platforms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have long shaped and structured not only our lives, but also our dreams and desires. Alongside this has come the maturation of the “very online” identity, fluent in the memes and vernacular of social media, cynical and ironic, but also performatively vulnerable, constantly joking but not joking.

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

 

Life Writing as World Literature, ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)

This panel brings the fields of world literature and life writing together to explore social, economic and ideological contexts informing the circulation, translation and reading of auto/biographical texts. Redefinitions of world literature highlight the “effective life” of works “within a literary system beyond that of its original culture” (Damrosch 2003) or underscore that literature now “is unmistakably a planetary system” (Moretti 2000).

Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:04pm
Edited Volume on Masculinity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.

Finding Light In Unexpected Places Volume 2: Covid-19 Edition

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:05am
Palamedes Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Spanish Flu of 1918-19 killed somewhere between 50 to 100 million people, but it did not infect every country. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2019-20 has not killed nearly as many people but is arguably the first event in human history that affects every person on the planet. The Greek word pándemos means “belonging to all the people.” The Covid-19 pandemic belongs to everyone. It shows, in dramatic fashion, how we are all connected.

CFP: Leaky Ontologies - ACLA 2021 Virtual Seminar

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00pm
Pedro Lopes de Almeida
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Stuff leaks through such that the real manifests not just as gaps and inconsistencies in reality.” 
                                                                                   Tim Morton, Humankind  

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

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