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Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

Cultural Intertexts 11/ 2021

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1:34am
Oana Gheorghiu/ Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

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

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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.

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

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Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021

This is an online/virtual session.

What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
16th National Communication Ethics Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

16th National Communication Ethics Conference

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Date: June 8-10, 2021


The 16th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually June 8–10, 2021. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies of Duquesne University and the Communication Ethics Institute.

NOTE: The conference venue is shifting to an online format in order to accommodate the circumstances of COVID-19.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: American Literature 1945 to the Present (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Marc Malandra, Biola University
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: American Literature 1945 to the Present

Contacts: Marc Malandra, Biola University (marc.malandra@biola.edu)

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels: A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Victoria Aarons/Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels

A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

Edited by Victoria Aarons

  

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays under contract with Wayne State University Press on Jewish women’s graphic novels.

Revised CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 32nd Annual Conference, July 7-11, 2021, Boston, MA

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston (http://americanliteratureassociation.org). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

• Cummings in 1918-1921 (Camp Devens, the flu pandemic, and afterwards)
• Cummings, the child, and the actual and real worlds
• Cummings’ early experiments in modernism
• Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
• Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
• Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists

MLA 2022:Marxism and Genre

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Marxist Literary Group is seeking proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2022, which is currently scheduled to be held in Washington D.C. from January 6th - 9th, 2022. 

How is our understanding of particular genres, or even the concept of genre itself, shaped by Marxist thought? We welcome discussions of popular film, television, or literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts and bio to mmacer2@uic.edu and ahbrown@sas.upenn.edu by March 15th, 2021.

 

Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Crystal O'Leary Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

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