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Responses to Psychotherapeutic Discourses of Depression in 21st-century Literature

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine psychotherapeutic narratives of depression? What insight into the experience of depression and the depressed self do literary texts offer that may be lost in psychotherapeutic accounts and vice versa? How do literary and psychotherapeutic discourses of depression, particularly with respect to etiologies and target psychological and affective states, complement each other? How do they resist each other? Does literature endow psychotherapy with existential significance and epistemological legitimacy and/or dismiss it with irritation as in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot? What narrative possibilities and problems do literary texts discover in the modes of psychotherapy prevalent today?

Animality and Textuality

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:11pm
Word and Text - A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics special issue Animality and Textuality

Guest editor: Rodolfo Piskorski

Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

With Health Humanities on the rise and medical memoirs flooding bookshelves, it's easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have long squared off against doctors for the right to understand illness and capture the essence of the diseased subject. Their motivations have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

This panel seeks to explore the formal approaches and theoretical implications of these Anti-Medical Humanities. What drives these writers to resist the assimilation of the literary into the medical, and vice versa?

Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

Reminder: CFP HyperCultura, issue 9/2020

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

Our journal, HyperCultura, Electronic ISSN 2559-2025, indexed CEEOL, DOAJ, MLA DIRECTORY OF PERIODICALS, ULRICHSWEB, ERIH PLUS, EBSCOHOST (on the process of signing the agreement), invites articles as follows: we encourage, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas - literature (print and hypertext)- (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language, literature, rhetoric). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they have the above mentioned areas as their case studies.

We only receive original articles, not already published, not under simultaneous review at any other publication.

Working-class Women Write! A One-Day Conference at the University of Northampton

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

While women have contributed a huge amount to literary history, most of those women came from the middle classes; working-class women rarely had either the leisure time or the educational opportunities to produce their own writing. While Aphra Behn and Jane Austen were writing in the late 17th and early 19th centuries respectively, the first British novel by a working-class woman, Miss Nobody by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, was not published until 1913.

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:38am
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine

Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

 

Call for Papers

 

Pandemic in science fiction When reality meets fiction: Imagination in the light of pandemics over the centuries...

updated: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 5:26am
Danièle André for Stella Incognita
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of Stella Incognita

stella-incognita.byethost18.com/

 

Pandemic in science fiction

When reality meets fiction:

Imagination in the light of pandemics over the centuries...

 

Deadline extension: October 15th 2020

 

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:01am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

Even before worldwide quarantines added impetus, material gaming had already become increasingly enacted in virtual spaces.  Rather than virtual play replacing the material, as some speculated in the early days of videogames, material play has become increasingly entangled with virtuality.  These increasingly complementary modes of play offer a rich space for exploring the multifaceted embodied and conceptual activity of play, the blending of material and virtual that in many ways defines games.   

Alluvium Journal: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness (November 2020)

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:16pm
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alluvium Call for Proposals: Articles on Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

 

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000-2500 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing, culture and criticism. The journal publishes around six issues a year enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership.

 

We invite proposals for articles in our Autumn 2020 issue of Alluvium: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

The deadline for abstracts is the 15th of September and we particularly welcome proposals from post-graduate researchers and early career researchers.

 

Special Issue on "Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing"

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.

Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Book of Essays on Claire Messud's Novels

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Sandra Singer / University of Guelph
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Entanglement and Entropy: The Weave of Claire Messud’s Novels

This is a call for chapters for an edited collection of essays on Claire Messud’s novels. Since this would be the first book-length study of her work, chapters on all of her six novels are sought (When the World Was Steady, The Last Life: A Novel, The Hunters, The Emperor's Children, The Woman Upstairs and The Burning Girl). Papers that foreground narratological, historical, cultural and ideological features are most welcome.

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture, Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 14 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4:19am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

  

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture 

An Interdisciplinary International Conference (Virtual), Cappadocia University, Turkey

January 14 – 15, 2021

 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

 

Keynote speaker: TBA

 

Description:

 

Politics of the Middle East

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:42am
The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)

 

    The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.

Updated: NeMLA 2021 Roundtable: "Project-based Writing in the Time of Coronavirus"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As Aisha Ahmad boldly states in her recent Chronicle piece on academic productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, “the world is our work.” An accurate way to contextualize the current moment among professional academics, this statement is equally at the core of how we have articulated the mission of our writing courses for the better part of two decades.

Kurt Vonnegut Society Panel at the NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:09pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This guaranteed session will be part of the March 11-14, 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, PA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.  Proposals must be submitted through the NeMLA’s conference website.

Please contact Tom Hertweck (thertweck@umassd.edu), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Panel Title: “Kurt Vonnegut Changing the World—and In a Changing World” 

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:54pm
University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

January 29th and 30th, 2021, online via Zoom

 

With keynote addresses by:

Dr Phillip Gordon (author of Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond [University Press of Mississippi, 2019])

 and 

Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

Intimations of Melancholia in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The focus of this panel is to assess and illustrate the potential or possibility regarding the influence of mental disorders on various notable writers. Whether related to bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], or some other form of clinical depression, melancholia has appeared throughout literature. For example, how is bipolarism reflected in some of Anne Sexton’s award winning poetry? What effects of Sylvia Plath’s clinical depression are evident in her writing? How does the father’s suicide of eight-year-old Ernest Hemingway possibly influence the dangerous, life-threatening choices Ernest made in his adult life?

Seminar on global Shakespeare, Austin, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:43pm
Shakespeare Association of America
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

You are cordially invited to join us at the Shakespeare Association of America's 2021 conference in Austin, Texas, 31 March - 3 April 2021  Seminar: Embodying Differences in Global Shakespearean Performance The ethics of embodied difference intersect with global frames for filming and performing Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. How do categories of race, gender, sexuality, and disability put pressure on artists’ and audiences’ claims about ethical and political gains of global Shakespeare? This seminar invites contributions that examine identity politics in the production and global reception of adaptations. 
Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University)
Elizabeth Pentland (York University)

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020.  The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

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