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Thinking with Plants

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

The Gendered Arab

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Salma Yassine & Vicky Panossian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.

 

CFP: Special issue of Antipodes journal on Brian Castro

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CFP: special issue of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature on the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Studies (AAALS) examining the work of the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro. This special section will be guest edited by Peter D. Mathews (Hanyang University).

Deleuze and Global Pandemics: Call for Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:29pm
Indian Institiute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Chief Editor's Bio: Dr. Saswat Samay Das teaches Critical Theory, Continental Thinking and Deleuze Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

Unreliable Narrators

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Humanities in Transition
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Unreliable narrators are storytellers that the reader (or viewer) cannot trust. They most often occur in narratives that are written from a first-person point of view. Unreliable narrators deceive purposefully in some cases and unintentionally in others. As a result, the reader/viewer is left with the sense that something is “off.”

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Perspectives of Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave

updated: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
Marcy Tanter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

For a collection under contract with Lexington Books, we seek submissions that address both historical and theoretical perspectives of “Hallyu” that specifically intersect with issues regarding gender, sexuality, and stereotype. We anticipate that the edited volume will be cross-disciplinary and bring insights from international scholars. We welcome papers that address new research and cultural products that are relevant and current. Space for visuals is limited so non-textual elements should be included sparingly. Abstracts are due August 31, 2020 and acceptances will go out September 15.

Completed essays are due in Microsoft Word by December 1, 2020 and should be around 10,000 words in English.

 

Seeking Submissions for "Opening the Ecological Text" Special Issue

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
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:

Trauma: Explorations in Culture (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:33am
Courtney Mullis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.

Call for Papers: Medical Heritage Library Conference 2020

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Medical Heritage Library
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020. 

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:06pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

UPDATE: Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 7:37am
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2021 issue. The Journal is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus/ICI Journals Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cankujhss

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:53pm
Mythlore, journal of The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Subversive Performance: essay cluster

updated: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:59am
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

In a brief survey of four 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream productions, Katherine Brokaw remarked that, this is, “perhaps of all Shakespeare’s plays, the one that most tempts radical and experimental interpretation. It is at once familiar and other” (Shakespeare Bulletin 35.1, 2017, pp. 148-156). Indeed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has often been interpreted as a benevolent, cheerful story with airy, glittering fairies, well-meaning mechanicals, and lush natural settings, ending with a vision of natural harmony and social order.

Activism, Protest, and Dissent: 2nd Global Inclusive Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Activism, Protest and Dissent
2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 14th March 2021 - Monday 15th March 2021
Lisbon, Portugal


 

Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:18pm
Crime Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

“Everybody’s fascinated with the notion that there is a cause and effect,” claims notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, quoted in the Netflix original, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019) – that we can “put our finger on it,” and reassuringly rationalise the genesis of the uniquely modern phenomenon of the American serial killer. But when there is “absolutely nothing” in the background of a serial murderer that would lead one to believe they were “capable of committing murder,” how do we begin to acclimatise ourselves to this violent defect of contemporary history?

Nostalgia: 2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:12pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Nostalgia
2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 12th March 2021 - Saturday 13th Martch 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

Storytelling & Trauma: 2nd Global Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:12pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Storytelling and Trauma
Special Focus: Abuse

2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday 12th March 2021 - Saturday 13th March 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

Chapters for "Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism"

updated: 
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 1:33am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. Confirmed contributions include:

I. Theory

  • “Cross Pollination: Marcel Proust’s Epistemology of Dysphoria,” Mat Fournier, PhD, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College, USA

CFP: The New Americanist -- Pandemic: Race. Literature.Politics. (Special Double Issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:45pm
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

In his recent release Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World, Slavoj Zizek speculates that “the lines that separate us from barbarism are drawn more and more clearly. One of the signs of civilization today is the growing perception that continuing the various wars that circle the globe as totally crazy and meaningless.

Scandalous Profession(al)s: Sovereignty, Authority, and Secrecy

updated: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 9:57am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 92nd Annual Conference (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

This panel welcomes proposals for papers or projects addressing any aspect of professional sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within or between professions. We invite conversations about the functions or representations of sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within any genre of Literature.

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