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How to Cope: Resilient Characters in 20th- and 21st-century Literature

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Valerie Thiers-Thiam / 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine narratives of resilience? How can the concept of resilience be used to analyse characters in works of fiction?

“Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

 “Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health

 

Session sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society

 

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900

 

 

“I’m Not in The Mood”

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45

The Boredom Cluster

“I’m Not in The Mood”

Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies in the 19th to 21st Centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:31pm
Sonia Zarco-Real
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

For the last twenty years, Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies have challenged traditional academic notions of areas of study by examining the legacies of imperialism (colonialism and neocolonialism) on social constructs, knowledge, identity, disciplines, language, and societies from the 19th-21st centuries.

Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:15pm
Julia Galmiche-Essue / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers - Session "Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction" at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD) 

This panel focuses on metatextual practices in contemporary French Caribbean fiction. Metatextuality here is understood as a form of intertextual discourse in which one text refers to itself or another text and critically reflects upon it. We welcome proposals that focus on the conditions of production, publication, distribution, circulation, consumption, transmission, and recognition (or lack thereof) of literary texts.

Preferred languages: French or English.

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Monstrous Machines, Queer Bodies & Haunted Technocultures in the American South

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:12pm
Elizabeth Finnegan, NeMLA 2022 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Despite persistent conceptions of the American South as pastoral, Modern and Postmodern Southern literatures have just as persistently grappled with the significance of modernity, consumerism, and technology. David A. Davis demonstrates how Southern modernism emerged from the disruptions that modernity introduced into the region by World War I. Rapid technological change can transform our connections to our own bodies and to others; and these transformations have profoundly animated Southern literatures.

Literature and Film of South Asia: Dialogues with the European Canon

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:52pm
Richard Schumaker/NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will examine adaptations of Western canonical works by South Asian novelists, poets, filmmakers, and essayists. We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible. Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and explore similarities and differences between your target of study and the original Western “version.” Ideally, roundtable participants will share precise texts or film clips with the attending audience and fellow roundtable members.

Thematic areas of interest:

· gender,

· social structure

· social change

· history

· family

· post-colonial themes

53rd Annual Convention of NeMLA: Other Times in Neo-slave Novels Panel

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel , presenting at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD), is entitled "Other Times in Neo-slave Novels: Anachronisms, Alternate Timelines, Parallel Universes, and More." Read below for the panel abstract.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: The Latin American Chronicle in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN  CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536  to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.

What Does Literature Feel Like

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

In Sensory Experiments (2020), Erica Fretwell argues that “literature is a sensitizing mechanism, not merely a representation but an amplification of experience,” positing literature as “a technology […] that has the potential to reproduce—not copy but produce more—feeling and […] to create more connections to the world by registering more differences in it” (28-29). Fretwell makes that claim in the context of her transatlantic study of the relations between American literature and the failed science of psychophysics as it developed in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.

80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Canadian Comics Symposium 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine

Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)

Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)

NeMLA 2022 CFP: Advancing Comics Theory

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Misha Grifka Wander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.

Care With(out) and Against the State

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Alya Ansari (University of Minnesota), Thomas McGlone (Villanova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is part of the 53rd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Care With(out) and Against the State 

Critical Insights: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (Deadline June 18th)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Jericho Williams, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.

 

The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works

 

ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:51pm
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MELOW 2021

THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be organized by

SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/ 

FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021

 

CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”

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Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Joe Lines and James Ward / ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

 

NeMLA 2022: Video games and the literary

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.

Genre Meshing as Social Action: The Rhetoric of Formal Hybridity in Contemporary Texts (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Autumn 2021 Issue Submissions CallSeptember 2021 | Theme: Changes...When you think of Autumn, what words come to mind? Cool nights, foliage colours, warm cider, crisp breezes, new weather events, pumpkins?

REMINDER: Modern Drama issue -- Teaching Modern Drama -- abstracts due 6/15

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Jen Buckley / University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CFP: Modern Drama special issue -- 'Teaching Modern Drama'Abstracts due June 15 Send abstracts of ~ 300 words to guest editor Jennifer Buckley (jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu)Since its founding in 1958, Modern Drama has offered innovative scholarship on dramatic literature to higher education professionals in theatre, literature, language, and adjacent disciplines.

Jadavpur University Essays and Studies (unthemed issue, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Department of English, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Essays and Studies, the journal of the Department of English, Jadavpur University invites scholarly essays for its non-themed issue to be published in 2022. Faculty members and researchers (specializing in Literature/English Literature) in India and abroad are requested to send us by 31 July 2021 a 500 word abstract indicating the subject/focus of their essays. The authors of the selected abstracts will receive a confirmation email by 21 August 2021. They will then be expected to mail in their essays by 30 November 2021.

 

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:24am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

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.

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