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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

Lecture and Workshop: "Ecofeminist Readings of Life on Earth"

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s  environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create  ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological  deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative  approaches to ecocide.

Humanities and Technology Review Spring 2022 Issue

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
Humanities and Technology Association Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Humanities and Technology Review
Call for Articles and Book Reviews

The Humanities and Technology Review (HTR) is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Published twice annually, the HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. The editors welcome all submissions on this theme from any discipline. The HTR is currently accepting papers of 6000-8000 word length for its Spring 2022 issue.
Manuscript Submissions, Policy, and Instructions

Call for chapters: A Critical Companion to Jane Campion

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:51pm
Elsa Colombani / Independant Scholar ; Eurydice Da Silva, Associate Professor / Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

A Critical Companion to Jane Campion 

Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series 

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna 

 

William Gay Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
ALA Symposium "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay.  A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction.  This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.  

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

 

The Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)

 

 

We invite proposals for contributions at the third international conference of ALUS, scheduled to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 17–19 February 2022. Following earlier successful meetings in Tampere, Finland (2017) and Limerick, Ireland (2019), and sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA) in both 2020 and 2021, ALUS now organizes its first event in North America.

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

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Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

Literature and art can prompt us to care for one another across space, time, and culture. They can challenge social structures that underpin injustices. Yet they can also represent trauma and injustice in ways that undermine care by spectacularizing, universalizing, or appropriating lived experiences. Conventions of writing, reading, and marketing can limit what stories are heard and read as worthy of care.

"It's Dangerous to Go Alone": Building Community Beyond the Workshop (NeMLA 2022 Conference in Baltimore, MD)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

We are currently seeking craft essays, personal essays, and more for a creative panel entitled "'It's Dangerous to Go Alone': Building Community Beyond the Workshop" at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2022 conference in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022.  

Dialogue-shared Experiences across Space andTime: Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Practices

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue & University of Alicante
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

From the Socratic dialogues to post-modern cyberchats, it is only in and through communicative interaction that we can understand the world, people, and how things are working around us (Bohm, 2004/1996, Rockwell 2003). By means of dialogue people are able to argue for their viewpoints, to come to terms with each other, to jointly solve problems, and to resolve conflicts (Pickering and Garrod 2021). Dialogue brings together women and men, young and old, people from the east and the west, from the north and the south. Through the creative synergy of shared thoughts, ideas, and experiences, we can travel anywhere in space and time.

New Developments in 20th- and 21st-century Life Writing

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

New Developments in 20th- and 21st-century Life Writing (Panel for NEMLA conference, March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore MD)

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