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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

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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

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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

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:05am
Julie Briand-Boyd, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century

Contacts: Julie Briand-Boyd, Independent Scholar (jmesbriand@gmail.com)

Description: The British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century session, a virtual (online) session, welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies

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Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:04am
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Over the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom over the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life.

Play a Song for Me: The Politics, Selectivity, and Power of Bob Dylan’s Live Performances

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:03am
Erin C. Callahan/San Jacinto College and Court Carney/Stephen F. Austin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021

Description:

 

From his first major performance at Gerde’s Folk City in September of 1961, live performance has been a central part of Bob Dylan’s career.  More than the studio albums, Dylan’s concerts have provided him the opportunity to alter arrangements, change lyrics, and craft set lists further building his mystique as both artist and performer.  These variations and, at times, repetitions of or within the set lists, in particular, create their own text or texts ripe for analysis.

 

EXTENDED New Fictional Formats & Age-Old Narratives: Understanding Creative Modes of Popular Culture in the Digital Age

updated: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:58am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020). 

D. H. Lawrence, Distance and Proximity (10-14 July, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:39pm
D. H. Lawrence Society of GB
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

D. H. LAWRENCE, DISTANCE AND PROXIMITY
AN INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
10‒14 JULY 2021 (SYMPOSIUM DATES NOW EXTENDED)

“What a pity that distance remains distance, so absolutely”

 In our time of pandemic that necessitates social distancing and raises concerns about our proximity to others, we propose a series of online roundtables and workshops of short papers (500-1000 words) to consider D. H. Lawrence on or from a distance and in or on proximity. To accommodate as many sessions as possible, across international time zones, we have extended the dates: please note that the virtual symposium will begin on 10 July 2021.

Aesthetics, Food and Sharing Postgraduate Colloquium

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:32pm
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The University of East Anglia's Art History department is delighted to announce its first PGR Colloquium, to be held on Monday 24th May 2021.

The aim of the colloquium is to examine ideas around the aesthetics of food sharing as they expand across histories, communities and identities. We are keen to receive papers from any researchers, across disciplines, which address the aestheticised consumption of food, community stories centered around food, artworks which incorporate food, and spaces which accommodate the sharing of food. We hope that the interdisciplinary nature of this symposium will encourage contributions from PGRs working across different periods, themes and mediums.

The Company You Keep: Reading, Writing, & Socializing in Religious Literature

updated: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 4:34pm
SAMLA 93/Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

CFP for SAMLA 93, November 4-6, 2021, Atlanta, GA

The Company You Keep: Reading, Writing, & Socializing in Religious Literature

Affiliate Group: Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:14pm
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921 (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921”

(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)

Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

 

Deadline Extended: «La Morte! La Morte!» Mapping Italian Death Cultures (CAIS 2021 panel)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Simona Di Martino and Mattia Petricola
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

«La Morte! La Morte!» Mapping Italian Death Cultures from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present

Panel at the 2021 CAIS conference (https://canadianassociationforitalianstudies.org/Session-Proposals-2021#...)

Organized by Simona Di Martino (U Warwick, UK) and Mattia Petricola (U L'Aquila, Italy)

Deadline extended to 15 March 2021

All Hem’s Literary Friends

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

The Ernest Hemingway Society | Call for Papers

Modern Language Association 2022 Convention | Washington, DC | January 6-9


Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2021

Name of Organization: The Ernest Hemingway Society

Contact Email: sean.hadley@faulkner.edu 


All Hem’s Literary Friends

Literary Urban Studies and Climate Futures (MLA 2022)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

Race, Theory, and the Practice of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Dorothy Stringer, Sheldon George / MLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

How does the category of race allow for new understandings of  20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as: 

 

  • Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis

  • Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists

  • Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions

Victorian/Modern Crisis, Revolt, Survival

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Modern Language Association (Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)

 

(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)

Modernism, Consumerism, and Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Katherine Sheldon, Cal State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at a panel during the 2021 Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 4 -7, 2021.

68th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:03pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 23, 2021

Midwest Conference on British Studies 68thAnnual Meeting

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

October 15-16, 2021

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 68th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, October 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sara Butler, Professor and King George III Chair of British History at the Ohio State University.  While the MWCBS intends to hold the conference onsite at Bowling Green State University, we may change the conference to an online format if extraordinary circumstances related to the Covid pandemic warrant.  If so, the change to an online format will be announced in July.

2nd International Conference University Telecollaboration in Language Classes: Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
The University of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

After the success of the 1st International Conference on University Telecollaboration in language classes: Teaching practices, linguistic challenges and cultural horizons, held at Blida 2 University (Algeria) in 2019, we are pleased to announce the 2nd international conference on University Telecollaboration in Language Classes: Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons. This second edition will provide another opportunity to share and spread telecollaboration teachings on an international scale. It will be co-organized, virtually, by The University of Paris (France) and Moldova State University (Republic of Moldova), on October 15 & 16, 2021.

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Jesse Wolfe/California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Edited volume
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume

 

East-West Cultural Passage, Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

 

Call for Book Chapter Proposals | Edited Collection: Debating Advertising: Ethics, Effectiveness, & Creativity

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:51am
Kathleen Vandenberg | Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

This book seeks to showcase current academic debates and multiple disciplinary perspectives on adversiting. The contributions in this book will help create a comprehensive overview of of academic discourse on contemporary advertiting. Perspectives on the ethics of advertising, the challenges to measuring advertising’s impact, and the importance of professional creativity are particularly encouraged. Proposed chapters might address whether advertising is purely manipulative, whether it encourages over consumption, whether it creates monopolies, or whether it serves primarily to make the rich even richer.

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