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A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Critical essays are invited for an edited volume with ISBN (to be published by a reputed publisher) tentatively titled A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism.

Call for Proposals: Companion to Horror Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Andrea Wood and Jamie McDaniel
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Film scholar Robin Wood famously argued that “central to the effect and fascination of horror films is their fulfillment of our nightmare wish to smash the norms that oppress us and which our moral condition teaches us to revere.” From the very beginnings of the silent film era to our present day, the horror genre has continued to attract audiences and proliferate across multiple modes of film and media—addressing our fears, anxieties, and sometimes our deepest, darkest fantasies.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 2, 2021

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (https://samla.memberclicks.net)

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

CFP FORUM Postgraduate Journal Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021). Deadline 14th May 2021.

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, The University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021)

Following periods of social, political, and economic turbulence governments and communities around the world rally in efforts designed to preserve, challenge, or radically overhaul the status quo. Although there is now some reason for optimism, we find ourselves faced with the aftermath of numerous upheavals. Is this a unique opportunity to use the tattered threads of the social fabric to make something new? Where do we go from here?

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
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Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021

Call for Proposals: Methuen Drama Agitations Series

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:47pm
Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series. 

 

Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.

 

Theatre has always offered immediate responses to political, social, economic and cultural crisis events that are local, national and/or global in dimension, establishing itself as a prime medium of engagement.

Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:22pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.

Call for Proposals for Edited Volume: Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Drs. Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo College) and Sascha Crasnow (University of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the South West Asia North Africa reigon and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Drs. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University). The forward will be contributed by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath (New York University). 

Northeastern Monsters (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Northeastern Monsters

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Joint Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Area.

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021

 

In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fourth issue, to be released in December 2021. All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects it seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

Literacy in the Digital Age international conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Faculty of Letters and Arts

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE:

 

Literacy in the Digital Age

 

19-20 November 2021

 

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and

The Centre for Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:45pm
Juyoun Jang/ The University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

 

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. 

 

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