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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 -

Shakespeare, the Contemporary and the Postmodern Stage

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:57am
Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

 

Project Emergence ClioS: “Clios on Stage – Immediate history on the British Stage”

« Shakespeare, the Contemporary and the Postmodern Stage »

 Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche

 11-12 February 2022

 

D.H. Lawrence, Psychology, and Character Construction

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:51am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

D.H. Lawrence made many scattered remarks about psychology throughout his letters and critical works, and, indeed, he wrote two volumes directly addressing the topic, Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious.  His evolving conceptions the ego, particularly, were often made in relation to the construction of literary characters, whether his own or those of other authors.  This panel seeks papers that use Lawrence’s psychological speculations to understand his own construction of literary character, or that, alternatively, trace his method of character construction in order to shed light on his psychology.  This panel is for the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Chicago November 4-7, 2021.

SAMLA 2021- Racial Crossing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Clark Barwick, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

During the Jim Crow era, racial crossing in the United States was officially regulated through legal, economic, religious, and socio-cultural means. When African Americans and other people of color strategically chose to pass, they undermined, often at great risk to themselves, white hegemony and the fantasy of a definitively either-or color line. Following Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights accomplishments of the 1960s, racial crossing‚ including disguise and transformation, cross-racial interaction, relationships, and friendships‚ continued to be prevalent as it also manifested in new, productive, and sometimes strange forms. For example, Loving v.

Space in Holocaust Memory and Representation

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:24am
Institute of Humanities, University of Northumbria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call for papers:

Online Conference

Space in Holocaust Memory and Representation

Deadline 31 May 2021

 

 

Institute of Humanities, University of Northumbria, UK

19-21 November 2021

 

Keynote speakers:

 

Professor Karen Frostig (Lesley University, USA)

 

Professor Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

 

CFP for the First Collection of Critical Essays on David Markson

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:50am
Tiffany L. Fajardo and Tim Conley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Experimental fiction owes an unacknowledged debt to David Markson. A pioneer in the modernist tradition of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Malcolm Lowry, Markson is generally grouped with renowned postmodernists such as John Barth and William Gaddis. Credited with the creation of his own genre, Markson’s later novels employ a highly idiosyncratic method of combining biographical and historical material to accrete a narrative that is often devoid of traditional characters or plot. While the early novels (which he deemed “Entertainments”) demonstrate a mastery of conventional forms including the Western and pulp noir, the innovations of his later novels have attracted a small but devoted following who have proselytized for a wider readership.

Prospero XXVI – 2021: The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:50am
Prospero, A Journal of Foreign Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

 

Prospero XXVI – 2021 Call for Papers

The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman

 

“Bildung always comes late. This might well be the motto for any fiction that narrates self-cultivation, whether it takes the form of a classical Bildungsroman or any number of variants that seek to avoid its dialectical closure”. (Gregory Castle) 

 

Justice and SFF

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:48am
Vector
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles that explore science fiction, fantasy, and justice in all its forms, be it social, legal, economic, political, environmental, procedural, distributive, restorative, and/or transformative. We’re especially interested in how SFF communities, including creative professionals, academics, and fans, can explore and promote justice. How should these many overlapping communities discuss, think about, evaluate, strategize, and enact our desires for a just world? 

Deadline Approaching: The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.

The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works

Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)

Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights

Deadline Approaching: 44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

44th Comparative Drama Conference Call for PapersOctober 14-16, 2021Orlando, Florida

 

2021 Keynote Event   An Evening with Anne WashburnOctober 15, 2021     8 p.m. (followed by a reception)                              Abstract Submission Deadline:  3 April 2021

ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 21 to October 23, 2021
AREA: ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION
Deadline: 
August 1, 2021

 

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference. 

 

Life Writing as Political Voice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 8:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.

cfp Forms of Care - Conference/Workshop/Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 10:27am
Alexandra Kingston-Reese and Erin Lafford / University of York and University of Derby
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 19, 2021

What forms does care take? What does taking care of oneself, another, or each other look and feel like? These are questions that have arisen and persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as everyday intimacies have given way to the need for social distancing, mutual aid groups have organised to try to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, and NHS hospitals and services have been overwhelmed and altered drastically. Yet these questions also have a rich and interdisciplinary history in the critical medical humanities, disability studies, the environmental humanities, literary studies, affect theory, moral philosophy, feminist theory, and beyond.

Heller's Catch-22 CFP Proposal Deadline EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:28am
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 1, 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. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:05pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.

PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.

Special issue: "The Allure of Obsolescence"

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of and call for papers for a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology. We invite scholars, curators, and practitioners from art history, film and media studies, library and information science, science and technology studies, and related fields to contribute articles on the history, theory, aesthetics, and practice of media objects, broadly conceived.

Critical Poetics Summer School 2021: Care Of…

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:03pm
Critical Poetics Research Group, Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Critical Poetics International Summer School

Critical Poetics: Care Of... 

Online, 25 June – 3 July 2021

 

Raymond Antrobus

Maya Chowdhury

Marion Coutts

Eva Haifa Giraud

Seán Hewitt

Bhanu Kapil

Astrida Neimanis

Maggie Nelson

Craig Santos Perez

Nat Raha

Laura Salisbury

Mama D Ujuaje

(Further speakers to be confirmed)

 

Cthulus, Cults and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:01pm
Centre for the History of the Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 9, 2021

 

An Online Symposium

Date: May 20  

Extended deadline for proposals: April 9 2021

This symposium is entirely FREE to present at and attend as it will be held online. Stay tuned keynote speaker names and presentation titles.

Gender in Transformation Processes: Central and Southeast European Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:01pm
University of Graz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Gender in Transformation Processes: Central and Southeast European Perspectives

September 30 – October 2, 2021

University of Graz, Austria

Interdisciplinary Symposium organized by the Department of Sociology and

the Center for Inter-American Studies, both University of Graz, Austria, and
the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar and the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Split, Croatia

NEW DATES: MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

updated: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 2:57pm
Techno-Humanities Lab, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Many Regimes of Capital in the Postdigital Age

We are delighted to announce the return of the Technology and Socialization conference series. 

Due to Covid-19 situation we decided that the conference Many Regimes of Capital in the Postdigital Age will be held fully online. New date for the conference is 21-22 October 2021, with abstracts due May 31 2021.

We are also glad to inform you that new keynote speakers confirmed their attendance in our conference. All details and the full Call for Papers can be found below.

We are waiting for your submissions and hope to see you again soon!

CALL FOR PAPERS

The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature 2021 Spring Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 2:10pm
The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

2021 NKAELL(The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature) Spring Conference

 

Date: May 31, 2021 (Wednesday)

Venue: Online

Theme: Hôte(Host/Guest): Between Hospitality and Inhospitality

 

National Abjection at 20 (MLA 2022 Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:26pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Twenty years since its publication, this roundtable celebrates the impact, enduring relevance, and potentials of Karen Shimakawa's monograph National Abjection for the interdisciplinary humanities in the US and beyond. Please submit 300-word abstracts for consideration.

The MLA Annual Convention will be in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022.

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, 20 March 2021

Rustem Ertug Altinay, Kadir Has Univ (rea270@nyu.edu)

Vivian Huang, Williams College (vlh1@williams.edu)

Teaching Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century US Short Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:25pm
Jeehyun Lim, John K. Young / University at Buffalo, The State University of New; Marshall University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Teaching Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century US Short Fiction

Edited by Jeehyun Lim and John K. Young

 

Performing Borders/Performances on the Border

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:25pm
MLA LLC Latina and Latino Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Contemporary Latinx writers, visual artists, dancers, and performance artists enact, embody, cross, and defy multiple borders –  those of nation, gender, race, language, climate, species, among others – in their work. In doing so they often draw on indigenous and other inherited forms of cultural expression, reclaiming and resignifying them in the process. The tension between the desire to belong to a rooted community and the longing to break away from a prescriptive collective is a hallmark of Latinx expression on various borders – ranging from the Chihuahuan desert to the Massacre River.

Influenced and Influencing: Maxine Hong Kingston and Other Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 29, 2021

2021 The Maxine Hong Kingston Society will sponsor two panels for the 2021 ALA, both having to do with influence and association. “Before” will focus on writers who have influenced Kingston’s work and “After” will take up the matter of writers her work has influenced. Please see the ALA web sit for details about this year's conference, which will also include the possibility of virtual participation: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-con...

MLA 2022 Special Session - Resistance, Refusal, and Repair in Poetry Now

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:11am
Nate Mickelson, New York Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

This special session proposes to explore poetry's role in theorizing and enacting societal change. It will center on two questions:

Where do we go from here?
What roles should poetry play?

Hybrid talks, historical, and comparative approaches encouraged. Some interlocutors: Audre Lorde, Fred Moten, Paul Ricoeur, Sarah Schulman, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, etc.

Please send your CV and and a 250-word abstract by Mar 22.

NOTE: MLA 2022 is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on 6–9 January 2022

 

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