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American Writers in Paris: Then and Now

updated: 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 5:19pm
Ferdâ Asya
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

I am inviting original essays on the literary works written by American writers, who have lived in Paris from the 1800s to the present, for a book tentatively titled American Writers in Paris: Then and Now.

Although American expatriate literature in Paris is typified by the Lost Generation or the Jazz Age of the 1920s, Americans show a distinct presence in Paris from Jefferson to the Jazz Age and from the Jazz Age to the present. Lifting social repressions, liberating artistic expressions, alleviating psychological ailments, inspiring artistic creations, enriching personal experiences, or enhancing economic standards at different times of history, Paris has turned out to be an alternative abode to live and write for American writers.

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

2022 AAS Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:25pm
CEAUL-ULisbon/Association of Adaptation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 10, 2021

(In)Visible Adaptation: Diversity and Inclusion

Association of Adaptation Studies Conference

23-24 June 2022, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal

As concerns related to diversity and inclusion storm our world, rightfully emerging in
contexts as diverse as policy making and media content production, for the 2022
edition of the Association for Adaptation Studies Conference we intend to question
how these trends present new challenges for Adaptation Studies, both in practical and
theoretical terms.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of suggested areas for the submission of abstracts:

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:48am
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

Waiting for Visa: Call for Book Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
M. P. Chavda
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Caste-based discrimination (or Racial discrimination) is ever-present in most parts of the world today. Within India, caste has been a significant movement driven by binaries such as pure vs impure, Aryans vs Dravidians, and high vs low castes, including socio-economic class structure. This edited volume will discuss Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s (April 14 1891 - December 6 1956) autobiography known as Waiting for Visa from multiple perspectives.  The aim is to explore contemporary India and her social, political, educational, and religion to changing socio-economic-political-religious conditions keeping the Waiting for Visa at the centre.

Technology and Carson McCullers

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:46am
Carson McCullers Society/ Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 23, 2021

 Technology and Carson McCullers

Session Proposal for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) 2022 Hybrid Conference

February 17-20, 2022, Atlanta, GA

“État des lieux”: Women in French and Francophone Noir Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:45am
NEMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Session Description:  

Apart from some chapters and articles (Desnains, Gorrara), few women authors of French crime novels are mentioned in essays or collections dealing with detective and noir fiction in France as a genre. 

The Immersive Potential of Literature and Hybrid Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

The Immersive Potential of Literature and Hybrid Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Women in French Postgraduate/ECR International Symposium

Symposium: Wednesday, January 12 to Friday, January 14, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Professor Diana Holmes (Leeds).

 

Call for Papers for NeMLA 2022 panel "Literary Form, Spirituality, and Empire in the Global 20th Century"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks to explore the interrelations between spirituality, global (anti)imperial politics, and literary form and practice in the twentieth century. There has been a commonly held scholarly contention that modern literature emerged out of a crisis of faith, if not an absolute death of God. Was such a crisis of faith related to global politics in the fin de siècle and later? If yes, how? How is secularist thought related to notions and imaginaries of the globe and of the world? Where did the other-worldly and the inner-worldly meet? How are the transcendental other and the imperial other interrelated in twentieth-century world literatures?

Pandemic Perspectives Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Pandemic Perspectives (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The Pandemic Perspectives Team are seeking presenters for our upcoming seminar series, commencing in Autumn 2021. We invite declarations of interest from any individual or group whose work in the arts, humanities, or social sciences intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic, its ramification, challenges, and the larger contexts of its impact.

 

Cannibalism in Francophone Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:38am
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A significant body of research on literary and cultural cannibalism has shown that the notion of “cannibalism” results from a displacement of meaning that the Arawak word cariba or caniba underwent when Christopher Columbus first encountered them. According to the Arawak, they used either of these words to designate neighbors who ate the flesh of their enemies. The notion of cannibalism is still used today to designate the “man-eating savage”. Indeed, in literary studies, scholars such as Peter Hulme have shown that the notion of cannibal or cannibalism differs from the older synonym “anthropophagus” or “anthropophagy” insofar as it recalls above all “the image of a ferocious consumption of human flesh” by another human being.

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 9:26am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021

 

Extended deadline: 1 September 2021

 

Guest Editor: Petronia Popa-Petrar (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), petronia.petrar@ubbcluj.ro

 

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 8:53am
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

CfP: "Embodied Acts and American Photographs" (6/30/2022 - 7/2/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 2:00am
Johanna Hartmann / Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 23, 2021

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Stefanie Diekmann (Universität Hildesheim)

Steven Hoelscher (UT Austin)

Kerstin Schmidt (KU Eichstätt)

 

“Embodied Acts and American Photographs” (June 30 – July 2, 2022)

International Conference (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

 

‘Tolkien’s Medicinal Medieval World: Illness and Healing in Middle-earth’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:11pm
Annie Brust, Kent State University/Geauga
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

This Collection: This collection focuses on and explores the concepts of illness and healing in association with Tolkien’s medieval connections and Middle-earth. Proposals/Articles should explore ideas on how a specific text, character, concept or aspect of the author’s work impacts the world of illness and healing, as characterized by medieval concepts and/or the medieval influence of Tolkien’s worlds/texts.   

CFP: Children’s/Young Adult Culture at Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:45pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

A Comprehensive Companion to British Literature: Modernism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:45pm
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Synopsis of the Book:The book is an edited volume of 70000-80000 words (approx.) consisting of critical essays (each of around 5000 words) on various aspects of modernism. Bringing together academicians and scholars from various parts of the world, it revisits the dominant philosophical, social and literary trends that shaped the seminal British texts of the early twentieth century. Engaging multiple genres and art forms, it offers an in-depth study of British literary modernism. The target readership of the book is primarily students pursuing UG/PG studies in English. Besides, it may cater to the scholars across the globe, who seek succinct, lucid, comprehensive but critical entries on modernist discourse. 

Literature (General)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Literature (General)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

'In Praise of Shadows', Series II, N.º 1 - Winter 2021/22

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
estrema: interdisciplinary journal for the humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Estremainterdisciplinary journal of humanities is an online journal of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. It is currently holding a Call for the 1st edition of its 2nd Series, to be released during the Winter of 2021/22. Estrema is an open access journal which provides a platform for the publication and sharing of academic papers to all graduate and post-graduate students from both Portuguese and international universities, as well as to any author outside academia interested in publishing.

Fear and Loathing at 50: Five Decades of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

2022 marks a significant anniversary for the celebrated — and divisive — work of Hunter S. Thompson.  His seminal Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas celebrates fifty years since its publication in book form, as do the dispatches from the George McGovern campaign that would later become Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.  This panel aims to reexamine Thompson’s body of work and the refractions of his presence as a cultural signifier in popular conception, as well as to consider the viability of the Gonzo form and style as something that could survive — and evolve beyond — its virtually metonymic association with Thompson.

 

The Past as Nightmare: An interdisciplinary conference

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:37pm
University of Reading (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call for Papers

The Past as Nightmare

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)

6-7 September 2022

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)

Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).

Call for Book Reviews on Free Speech and Censorship

updated: 
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 12:27pm
Modern Language Studies: The Journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2021-2022 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.

In-between normalities: Care, persistence and the (re)imagination of life

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:00am
Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies University of British Columbia DATE: 29-30 October 2021 Vancouver, Canada In-between normalities: Care, persistence and the (re)imagination of life Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Antebi, University of Toronto As we slowly go back to “normal,” this international graduate student conference invites young scholars to investigate Francophone and Hispanic literature, cinema and culture under the paradigm of care, persistence, and the (re)imagination of life. The sudden outbreak of a pandemic makes us revisit what “normal” is comprised of. We saw this recently and now “new normal” has become integral part of our conversations.

Woolf Studies Annual (Vol. 28): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:00pm
Pace UP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The editor of WSA welcomes submissions for volume 28, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The deadline for volume 28 consideration is 15 October 2021

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