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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.

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).

Film Studies III VIRTUAL PANEL - PAMLA - LAS VEGAS Nov 11-14 2021

updated: 
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 

PAMLA's 2021 conference is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11-14. There will be both in person and virtual panels at the conference. This Film Studies III session will be virtual and is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:

 

Sin Cities on Film

Vegas on Film

Film Apocalypse

Film Pilgrimages

 

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED (6/25/21) - Intimacy and Alienation in D.H. Lawrence

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:15am
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

This traditional session welcomes submissions that address questions of intimacy and/or alienation, broadly conceived, in D.H. Lawrence's poetry, short fiction, novels, essays, or other writing. How do Lawrence's texts illuminate or complicate our understanding of our current moment, in which we are both more connected to others than ever while at the same time being forced to keep our physical distance? By JUNE 25, 2021, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any AV requirements or scheduling requests to Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University, at krouset@nku.edu.

International Conference: “Violence and Society”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:37pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world, although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is a complicated and controversial issue nowadays, as it may cover different levels – interpersonal, institutional, collective violence; as well as different forms – racist crimes, gender basedviolence, genocide etc. The conference will be an attempt to shed light on the social construction and nature of violence, applying an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of violence.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:36pm
Janet Wilson, Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

9-10 July 2022

(readings, tour 11 July)

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

Entrelaces: DOSSIÊ ELENA FERRANTE MAI. - JUL. (2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:24pm
Entrelaces - Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras-UFC
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

“Literature in his truly encyclopedic respect, displaceses the various kinds of knowledge, does not fix or fetishize any of them”: with this statement Roland Barthes affirmed the singularity of the literary fact and the specific relationship between literature and other disciplines. Provocative as it is, literature can at times both attract and irritates, soothe and disturb. Barthes’ claim can certainly apply to Elena Ferrante’s works. Her writing is in dialogue with traditional and contemporary texts, articulating practices and topics which are central not only to the literary universe, but also to philosophy, feminism, history, social sciences, and psychoanalysis.

The Music of Black Mountain Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:46pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College conference, to take place this year in Asheville, North Carolina, November 12-14. Given the conference’s open call for papers, we will accept any proposals that investigate the formal and technical innovations carried out by poets who have looked to Black Mountain College as an influence. However, in keeping with the conference’s thematic focus on John Cage this year, the Society would particularly welcome papers that explore the rich interdisciplinary relationships between the Black Mountain Poets, such as Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, Denise Levertov, etc., and music.

Limitrophy in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:46pm
EJES: European Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Call for Papers for Volume 27 (2023)

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2023. EJES operates in a two-stage review process. The first stage is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for essay proposals for this volume is 30 November 2021, with delivery of completed essays in the spring of 2022, and publication in Volume 27 (2023).

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

EXTENDED CFP Deadline - 25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:42pm
VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NOTE: EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE

We have extended the CFP deadline to June 15, 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

25 Years of Infinite Jest:

The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)

28-30 October 2021

 

The Acoustic Text Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:20pm
Nanyang Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear’d,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:

– ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, John Keats

“I’m Not in The Mood”

updated: 
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:27pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 28, 2021

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45

The Boredom Cluster

 

“I’m Not in The Mood”

 

Special Issue: Searching for the Modern Girl: Flappers and Bright Young Things Around the World

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:17pm
The Space Between Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

While the Bright Young Things of England and the flappers of the America remain fixed in cultural memory, their incarnations elsewhere around the world have all but disappeared from history.  Affiliation with a feminized Anglo-European metropole may have contributed to their invisibility in the colonial peripheries, which constructed political identities around paradigms of masculine nationhood or were anxious to distinguish themselves from Anglo-European mass culture. Despite her iconic status in the interwar period, the Modern Girl was a stigmatized female figure in her own time, and that stigma seems to have carried over into the academy, inhibiting serious critical analysis of her role and function as an image for modernity.

Virtual graduate conference: "Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze"

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:16pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Art and Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

“Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze,” the 7th Annual Symposium of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Art Student Graduate Organization, hosted virtually, September 17-18, 2021.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:05am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

DEADLINE APPROACHING - 5/31/2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:46am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association: Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until July 15 for their 2021 virtual conference, Nov 10 - 13.

International conference: Carpentaria by Alexis Wright, a self-governing literature that belongs to place

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:29pm
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021

International conference: Carpentaria by Alexis Wright, a self-governing literature that belongs to place

19-20 October 2021 at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

 

In person and online conference.

 

“The imaginative literary mind is as boundless as it is borderless and bountiful in its way, finding ways of powerfully creating anew the already imagined with the unimagined or unimaginable.” Alexis Wright [1]

 

This international conference seeks to offer new perspectives on Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria, and at the same time to provide insights for lectures and students who are working on the novel as part of the French Agrégation exam. 

Call for Book Chapters - 'Bondian Drama' and Young Audience

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:29pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Call For Book Chapters: ‘Bondian Drama’ and Young Audience

Edward Bond is one of the most controversial and prolific playwrights of British theatre. Throughout his writing career; the playwright has challenged the conservative standpoint of theatre and education institutions which, he believes, alienate human beings ‒ especially children ‒ from their inner self. He reveals the cultural, psychological, social and individual conflicts of human beings between their inner self and outer world by exploring the effects of violent acts in his plays some of which were staged at more than 60 countries all over the world.

TEXTile Manifestoes (Prague)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:28pm
Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague – Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze (UMPRUM)

 

We have the pleasure to inform you about the Call for Papers for the “TEXTile Manifestoes” anthology, which will be edited and published at the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague.

This publication is intended to accompany the exhibition of the same name, which is scheduled to have its first show in winter 2021 in Prague.

(Both the timeline and the practicability are dependent on the general health situation.)

 

Contemporary Women Writing Race: Textual Interventions and Intersections Symposium (online)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:28pm
Contemporary Women's Writing Association (CWWA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Contemporary women writers have long been at the forefront of diverse conversations regarding race, society, and culture. From the works of legendary greats, such as Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Nawal Ed Saadawi, to the vibrant writing of Octavia Butler, Bernardine Evaristo, and Jenny Zhang, to name just a few, contemporary women authors have elucidated the wide and varied experiences of race across time, genre, and forms. Such work also frequently attends, in nuanced ways, to the lived experience and dynamics of intersectionality.

Live Philosophically! Writings on the Work of Jean Greisch

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:27pm
CRITICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Call for papers CRITICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Vol. 5, n. 2, December 2021

« Vivre en philosophant »

Autour de l’œuvre de Jean Greisch

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Live Philosophically!

Writings on the Work of Jean Greisch

Guest Editors : Carla Canullo, Marco Castagna, Annie Kunnath

Deadline (full paper): 1 December 2021

Extended Deadline: Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:08pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersection between religion, politics, and literature.  How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community?  How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community?  What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.

MMLA Milwaukee Roundtable: Collective Memory after Charlottesville

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
Joseph Donica, Noah Jampol, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

We seek submissions an MMLA 2021 session on collective and cultural memory after (and informed by) the events in Charlottesville, VA in 2017. 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

The meanings of public memoryMemory in literature
Memorials and museumsThe Confederate memorial "crisis"
Covid and memoryNaming/Renaming of buildings and public spaces Please send 300-500 word proposals to the email addresses below by May 14. We apologize for the quick turnaround, but proposals are due to MMLA by May 20.  joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu noah.jampol@bcc.cuny.edu

Literature and peripheries

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
Poli-femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

The 'periphery' has long been the scene for the most pressing wagers of urban, economic and social development: in its various, often unfortunately negative aspects, the periphery constitutes a node of transition and inevitable connection between the 'centre' and the 'outside' of the city, maintaining opposing characteristics towards both, and acting as an identity-creating workshop for 'middle-earth society', where degradation is mixed with opportunities and is redeemed by creative energy.

CFP: Tracing Populism in the U.S. and Comparative Perspective

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
CAAS (Croatian Association for American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CAAS (Croatian Association for American Studies) announces a Call for Papers for its 9th annual workshop

Tracing Populism in the U.S. and Comparative Perspective

The 2021 workshop will be hosted by the University of Zadar and will take place in Zadar, Croatia, on September 25, 2021.

Key-note speaker: Liam Kennedy (https://www.ucdclinton.ie/our-staff/liam-kennedy)

University College Dublin (topic, tba)

 

Call for Responses: Comics and Medieval Studies Survey (7/1/2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:51am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Call for Responses: Comics and Medieval Studies Survey

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture--in an attempt to further our outreach efforts--seeks to gather some information on experiences with the comics medium and uses of that material by teachers and/or scholars of Medieval Studies.

If you're willing to share, please complete the survey at https://tinyurl.com/Medieval-Comics-Survey no later than 1 July 2021.

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 4-6, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:51am
Women in French / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2021 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Atlanta, Georgia from November 4-6.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

Revisioning Narrative (Identities) and Space

 

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