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Big Data & Social Media in Southeast Asia (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We invite papers for a proposed session on “Big Data & Social Media in Southeast Asia” for the 2022
Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). This session is sponsored by the MLA’s
Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic forum.

The Idea of the Lumpenproletariat

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

            Marx and Engels famously use the term lumpenproletariat to describe “that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society.” The concept suggests that the most marginal are not part of the revolutionary class but are in fact more likely to function as a “bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.” As Raphael Samuel noted, the word came to function as an “unproblematic term of abuse” in early twentieth-century Communist discourse, suggesting a relation between political unreliability and moral failings. The precarious were not merely represented as a threat to radical movements but as personally contemptible in ways that drew on conservative ideas of the undeserving poor.

The Kurt Vonnegut Society at the ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Please come join us at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, from July 7-11, 2021 where the Kurt Vonnegut Society will hold two academic sessions and host a business meeting. The ALA has made accommodations for distant-presentation, so we welcome those who may only appear digitally.

Here’s the Call for Papers.  Proposals are due by February 1, 2021.  Since the ALA has pushed the conference back to July, we have extended the deadline for proposals to February 20, 2021.

Panel 1:  Vonnegut and Religion

INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

     CALL FOR CHAPTERS   

INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE,    CULTURE,    AND  IDENTITY    

 

Sub-themes

E T H N I C I T Y    A N D    D I A S P O R A P L U R A L I S M        A N D        D I A S P O R A

M U L T I C U L T U R A L I S M    A N D    D I A S P O R A G L O B A L I S A T I O N    A N D        D I A S P O R A

T R A N S N A T I O N A L I S M    A N D    D I A S P O R A P A R T I T I O N    A N D    D I A S P O R A

Buddhism and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For a special section of Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited at Boston College.

A call for papers in Buddhism and Literature: any tradition, language or literature or time period from ancient times to the present.

Complete papers of 5,000-10,000 words should be submitted by 15 June 2021, in MLA 7 format with parenthetical documentation.

Illustrations, color or black and white, are welcome. 

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:51am
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.

Topics may include (but are not limited) to:

 

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:56am
Bangor University, Wales UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

June 14th-17th 2022

Bangor University, Wales

Keynotes:

Don Mee Choi
Forrest Gander

“Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps”

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:48am
Dept. of English, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Abstracts

(convocatoria en español abajo) 

The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 2:24pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
http://smallcinemas2021.org/cfp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas
12th edition of the Small Cinemas Conference
Santiago de Compostela October 28-29, 2021

Keynote Speakers:Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales.

Elena Neira is lecturer in the degree of Communication Studies in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and member of the research group GAME. She also teaches Audiovisual Distribution in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Theatre and Performance in an Age of Conspiracy: Postgraduate Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:23am
Theatre & Performance Research Association and Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Theatre and Performance Research in an Age of Conspiracy

TaPRA-SCUDD 2021 Postgraduate Symposium

Friday 25th June 2021, Online (GMT)

 

While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take.

If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!

– William Shakespeare, The Tempest (c. 1610-1612), Act II, scene 1. Song, line 295.

 

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:22am
APEAA Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021 

First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!  

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours. 

This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format. 

 

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the 'Extreme Present'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:54am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Special Issue on Howard Jacobson

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Prof. Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.

As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:

            A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.

Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American & Southeast Asian Literature (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
Southeast Asia & Asian American MLA Forums
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We invite papers for a proposed session on “Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American and Southeast Asian Literature” for the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). The session is co-sponsored by the MLA’s Asian American Literature and Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic Forums.

 

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Prize

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2021, open to all, on the subject of:

 

Katherine Mansfield’s

The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)

 

The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 14 (2022), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.

 

25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

25 Years of Infinite Jest:

The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)

28-30 October 2021

 

From Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 October 2021, VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands) will host the annual International David Foster Wallace Conference, entitled “25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace” (DFW2021).

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Fall 2022, date tbc]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers: William Gaddis Beyond the “Very Small Audience”: Centenary, Archive, and FuturesWashington University in St Louis, Fall 2022 (2 day conference, dates tbc)  December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St. Louis, whose Julian Edison Department of Special Collections at Olin Library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary with, among other things, an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’ life and work. The celebration will include an exhibition of Gaddis’ archive, and may include other exhibitions, art events and performances.

Inagural Poetry MLA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:43am
Douglas Dowland, Ohio Northern University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Topics open but can include: the inaugural poem as genre; poetry of politics and poetry as politics; the public performance of poetry; studies of poets (Frost; Angelou; Williams; Alexander; Blanco; Gorman); poetry as the nation/nationalism. Please send CV and abstract to d-dowland@onu.edu by March 1, 2021.

Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 14 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

 

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

on the theme of

 

Katherine Mansfield’s

The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)

On Going: figuring journey, position and place

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Christian Literary Studies Group, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Day conference
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 6 November 2021 
We are looking for papers which consider journeying, place and the way as tropes in ancient or modern texts, and we look especially for associations with Christian and Biblical themes.

Papers normally have a reading time of about 20 minutes, and are followed by a few minutes of discussion. They are offered for publication in The Glass and subsequently on the CLSG website.

The deadline for offering a paper is 31 May 2021. Send a provisional title and a few lines on how you will tackle your topic. Email Dr Roger Kojecký, secretary@clsg.org

Special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:27pm
Viatica
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

            Viatica, the first French online journal devoted to travel writing, invites contributions for a special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor in 2023.

Podcast: Serialized audio forms in context of global distribution and local consumption

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:02pm
Literatura Ludowa. Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Podcasting constitutes a new form of digital media which cannot be reduced to the phenomenon of which some would describe as the “Radio Renaissance” on the Internet. Moreover, podcasts have crossed over from a cultural niche to mainstream, as evidenced not only by a vast number of titles available on countless platforms and applications, but also by the increasing number of listeners and transmedia influences of podcasts in the form of TV series and literary adaptations (such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, Limetown and others).

The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:58am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.

The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works

Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)

Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights

Binary Modernisms: Re/Appropriations of Modernist Art in the Digital Age

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:58am
Open Library of Humanities Journal Special Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Binary Modernisms addresses the convergence of modernism and digital technologies in their disruption of traditional methods of art creation.

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:50am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
3 April 2021
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: astuart@bloomu.edu, timothy.ruppert@sru.edu
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. As well, we invite submissions of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism.

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