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Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
David Brauner/University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

 

A Symposium sponsored by ‘Identities’ at Reading

Department of English Literature

 

University of Reading

 

Online Event

 

01-02 November 2021

 

Heroes and Heroines in World Literatures: Powerful or Powerless, Fascination, and Purpose

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies. 

The Female Gothic in Latin America and Spain

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2921

This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.

The 49th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2022. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, performance, digital media, and theatre). Work by creative writers is also invited. We also accept critical-creative panel submissions that address issues of poetics, craft, or writing practices. Title of panel should highlight the issue addressed.

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:34pm
Patrick Lyons, University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP – Panel

 

'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel

 

 

53nd Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

Baltimore, MD

10-13 March, 2022

 

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September, 2021.

 

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

Julien Gracq: un écrivain géographe

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe/ Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe (NEMLA MARS 2022, Baltimore, USA)

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

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

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:40pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

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.

 

Religious Futurisms

updated: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 3:37am
Sumeyra Buran Utku (UC Riverside); Jim Clarke
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Religious Futurisms: A Call for Papers

 

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a forthcoming collection of essays on the broad topic of Religious Futurisms, to be edited by Sumeyra Buran Utku and Jim Clarke.

Religious Futurisms derives its intellectual inspiration from the emergence of Afrofuturism and other Alternative Futurisms as ideological and analytical frameworks in recent years. Religious Futurisms can manifest as ideology, criticality, prophecy, futurology, philosophy or artistic practice. They may be discerned in a wide range of forms, ranging from speculative theology to performative videogame interaction to abstract or polysemous imagery in visual art.

"'You are not great you are life': 50 Years of Alice Notley’s Poetics of Care" (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The range, audacity, and radical commitments of Alice Notley’s poetry are unmatched in contemporary literature. Having published continuously for over 50 years, Notley is one of the most important and celebrated American poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA roundtable aims to address the full scope of Notley’s writing and aesthetic activity from 1970 to the present, from the slant domesticity of her early volumes in the 1970s, to the investment in gendered urban publics in the 1980s, to an attention to environmental crisis in the early 1990s, to the more oracular interest in the relationship between “one” and “world” in recent volumes, in order to variously describe a poetics of care in Notley’s work.

‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’ (Special Issue Zine)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group, Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Editors: Catherine Clay, Andrew Thacker, Rebecca Butler, and Matt Gill

Designer: Craig Proud, Co-founder of Dizzy Ink

Deadlines: 20 July 2021 (proposals); 1 September 2021 (full submissions)

The Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) at Nottingham Trent University invites proposals for contributions to a special issue zine on the topic of ‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’. The zine will be produced as part of the PPCRG’s exhibition and event series on this topic (26 Oct-29 Nov 2021) at Nottingham Castle, where it will be distributed.

Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:02am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory

 

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2022

 

Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

 

Contact email: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

CFP NeMLA (Baltimore, March 2022) "A Multilingual Poetry Reading: Poet-Scholars"

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:00am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In this creative panel we will gather voices from a wide array of poet-scholars that write in and experiment with their original languages, and will present their works in both their original languages and in their English translations. This creative session welcomes a variety of sounds, themes, approaches, experiments, that work within the poetic realm.

NEMLA 2021: Women of a Certain Age Writing About Women of a Certain Age

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Dr. Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Older women's contributions to art and intellectual pursuits are often under-valued in western culture. Many contemporary women writers challenge our perception of their abilities and worth by continuing to produce award-winning fiction about aging women as they themselves age. Writers such as Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende have all continued to write well into their sixties and seventies, and their focus on complex older female characters creates a counter-narrative to the popular conception that they are no longer relevant. This panel invites proposals that examine the literary contributions of contemporary women writers over sixty who focus on similarly-aged female characters.

NEMLA 2021: Family Inheritance in Original Creative Work

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Writers inherit much from their families: stories, material wealth, trauma, discipline, genetic traits, knowledge, and other legacies. What do we do with this heritage and how do we make it our own in our original creative productions? Will the legacy become a heirloom seed that produces exquisite blooms or a hereditary disorder that wilts inspiration on the vine? Bestselling memoirists Mary Karr, Sherman Alexie, Ocean Vuong, and many others have famously shaped family trauma into achingly poignant works of art, begging us to ask if such pain is a necessary ingredient of their success.

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:33am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SF: Activism and Resistance 

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:21am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Ghostliness and Purgatorial Wastelands in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 4:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022

  

The theme of ghostliness is often present in modernist literature and boundaries between life and death are very often blurred. What can the recurrent invocation of spectrality say about modernism and modernists? How do modernist authors represent their characters who dwell a death in life (or a life in death)?

NEMLA 2022 session: Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Brooke Stanley and Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022. 

 

Session Description:

2021 Annual Thatcher Network Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 28, 2021

Supplementary Call For Papers

 

Our 2020 conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our speakers from 2020 have agreed to present their papers this year, but unfortunately some speakers' circumstances have changed and they can no longer participate.

 

We are therefore seeking to fill some gaps in our programme. 

 

We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts (for papers lasting 15 minutes) on all aspects of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. We especially welcome submissions from women.

 

Papers relating to Margaret Thatcher and the concept of citizenship or Margaret Thatcher and the constitution would be particularly pertinent to our programme.

 

Poetics of Infrastructure (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

Panel - Poetics of Infrastructure

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.Since Foucault conceptualized the notion of “heterotopy” as those ephemeral or stable places in relation to the parameters of exclusions of the dominant groups, the emergence of the internet and social media has further transformed traditional heterotopias.

Afterlives of Data

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Current Open Call

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for a special themed issue:

Afterlives of Data

Guest Editors: Brian Michael Murphy (Bennington College) & Kris Paulsen (The Ohio State University)

https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/information/authors

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