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The Detective, the Artist, and the Professor: Genre and Other Critical Mysteries

updated: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:57pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by October 19, 2020 [deadline extended] here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807

This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.

UPDATED: NEMLA 2021: Imagining Queer Domesticity (panel)

updated: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This panel will examine literary, cultural, and legal texts to investigate the space and the concept of home seen queerly. It will focus primarily on an Anglo-American context, though papers from the broader Anglophone world will be considered.

II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English (Virtual conference)

updated: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:38am
University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to share with you the final CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English, organized by University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén. The conference will be held in Jaén (Spain), 1-3 December / 2020. Please note that we have decided to organize the conference in an online format due to the extraordinary situation we are living.

 

Thematic panels

Metaphor in the Philosophical Text - ACLA 2021 (April 8-11 / virtual)

updated: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:07am
Giovanni Menegalle / Mauro Senatore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

It is 50 years since the publication of Jacques Derrida’s « La mythologie blanche: la métaphore dans le texte philosophique » in the journal Poétique (1971). As the proofs of La mythologie blanche held in the archives testify, the essay draws on the course Théorie du discours philosophique that Derrida taught between 1969 and 1971. The essay, which at the time sparked an important debate, has today receded from the forestage of philosophical discussion. In the original course, Derrida explores the relationship between philosophy and other discourses and the possibility of a theory of philosophical discourse.

CFP Winter 2020 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:06am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Winter 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

3rd Singapore Literature Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:46pm
Poetry Festival Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 3rd Singapore Literature Conference is slated to take place on August 7, 2021, a Saturday. The theme of the symposium is “Community." We are interested in papers that explore the theme in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama about Singapore and Southeast Asia from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:04pm
Edited Volume on Masculinity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture: A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:59am
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

A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021 

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

Keynote speakers: Larissa Lai, Maggie Gee, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Moylan, Raffaella Baccolini, and Elizabeth Outka

Description:

Last Call: Submission for "Opening the Ecological Text" Sepcial Issue

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:44am
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University; Kent Shaw, Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:40am
Francesca Mussi/ University of Northumbria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

 

University of Northumbria 29-30 June 2021

 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

 

  • Prof. Lill Tove Fredriksen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
  • Conversation between Prof. David Stirrup (University of Kent, U.K.) and Anishinaabe, Métis and settler-Irish artist Elizabeth LaPensee

 

Very Online Novels (Seminar, ACLA, April 8-11, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Ian Butcher / Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar asks how novels (and the novel form) have absorbed the internet and how (or if) they can reflect it back to us?

Increasingly, our lives—from work to leisure to grocery shopping—run according to the fractured, eternally scrolling, continuously interrupted rhythms of online. While the pandemic has exacerbated this tendency for some (and introduced it to others), platforms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have long shaped and structured not only our lives, but also our dreams and desires. Alongside this has come the maturation of the “very online” identity, fluent in the memes and vernacular of social media, cynical and ironic, but also performatively vulnerable, constantly joking but not joking.

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

 

Life Writing as World Literature, ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)

This panel brings the fields of world literature and life writing together to explore social, economic and ideological contexts informing the circulation, translation and reading of auto/biographical texts. Redefinitions of world literature highlight the “effective life” of works “within a literary system beyond that of its original culture” (Damrosch 2003) or underscore that literature now “is unmistakably a planetary system” (Moretti 2000).

Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:04pm
Edited Volume on Masculinity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.

Finding Light In Unexpected Places Volume 2: Covid-19 Edition

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:05am
Palamedes Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Spanish Flu of 1918-19 killed somewhere between 50 to 100 million people, but it did not infect every country. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2019-20 has not killed nearly as many people but is arguably the first event in human history that affects every person on the planet. The Greek word pándemos means “belonging to all the people.” The Covid-19 pandemic belongs to everyone. It shows, in dramatic fashion, how we are all connected.

CFP: Leaky Ontologies - ACLA 2021 Virtual Seminar

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00pm
Pedro Lopes de Almeida
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Stuff leaks through such that the real manifests not just as gaps and inconsistencies in reality.” 
                                                                                   Tim Morton, Humankind  

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
Roberta Fabbri Viscardi and Marcela Lanius / Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 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:

 

CFP: HyperCultura- 9/2020 - deadline extension

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dear all,

 We live in quite challenging times, therefore we have decided to extend our submission deadline by 1 month, until November 1st, 2020! HyperCultura, http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/ encourages, 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 (all of the above). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they analyze one of the above mentioned area. (eg, Postcolonialism applied to a book, a film, etc). 

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:16pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held virtually Mach 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

Online Conference: Teaching Women's Filmmaking

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 3:18pm
Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Film and Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Teaching Women’s Filmmaking

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and has been making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idleness or complaints of bored characters.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
  • PCA/ACA National conference meeting location and dates

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

March 31-April 3, 2021

Boston, MA

 

Finding Light in Unexpected Places Volume 2: Covid-19 Edition

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:20pm
Palamedes Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Spanish Flu of 1918-19 killed somewhere between 50 to 100 million people, but it did not infect every country. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2019-20 has not killed nearly as many people, but is arguably the first event in human history that affects every person on the planet. The Greek word pándemos means “belonging to all the people.” The Covid-19 pandemic belongs to everyone. It shows, in dramatic fashion, how we are all connected.

The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century, Brill, European Perspectives on the United States

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:19pm
European Association for American Studies Series
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

European Perspectives on the United States

The European Association for American Studies Series

Anna Pochmara, Ph.D.
Institute of English Studies
University of Warsaw

Raphaël Lambert, Ph.D.
Department of American and British Cultural Studies
Kansai University

 

 

Call for papers

 

The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century

Call for Contributions: Special issue on Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:04pm
Orbit: A Journal of American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, published between 2015 and 2017, is likely the most audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. Announced as a set that would eventually encompass 27 novels, the five novels published as the first “season” of the series as a whole have done what readers have come to expect of Danielewski’s work: they once more pushed the limits of what a novel is and can be.

NeMLA 2021: Examining Contemporary Representations of Armed Conflict (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:03pm
Katie Harling-Lee / Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Description: 

This session will analyze representations of armed conflict in contemporary media, exploring how these representations might influence the popular understanding of global and civil conflict and the way that these representations of conflict might be read as an attempt to change (or maintain) a certain world. We welcome a broad range of papers, particularly aiming for a global perspective on the ethical debate of representing armed conflict in stylized media, as we interrogate how these representations might affect popular imaginations of conflict and how we as researchers might form an analytical approach to representations of conflict.

 

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