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Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:53pm
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies/ Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP 

An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture. 

Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story 

Hidden Nabokov Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:52am
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney / International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

HIDDEN NABOOV

 

(July 14-18, 2021, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA)

 

Deadline: Submit 250-word abstracts (with “Hidden VN Submission” as subject heading) to ssweeney@holycross.edu by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

 

Call for papers Dibrugarh University Journal of Studies

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:25am
Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

 

 ANNOUNCEMENT | CFP | Volume 29 
ANNOUNCEMENT: CFP: DIBRUGARH UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (DUJES) VOLUME 29 (which will be published between March-June, 2021)

Subject Fields: Humanities, Literature, Women's & Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

Beyond Borders: Mapping Sexualities and the Sexualisation of Spaces

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:21am
Université Lyon 3
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Beyond Borders: Mapping Sexualities and the Sexualisation of Spaces

International Conference - May 6 and 7, 2021

Institut d’Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles (IETT)

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

 

This conference will examine the relationship between the notions of boundaries and sexuality from an interdisciplinary, transnational and transcultural perspective. In particular, it aims to map the ways in which space determines sexualities and sexual practices, and to understand, in turn, how sex structures and limits the spaces in which we live, and how we relate to them.

Futures of Queer Reproduction (NEMLA, March 2021)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:21am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As José Esteban Muñoz has argued, the antirelational or antisocial thesis—the polemic against reproduction, the insistence that the figure of the child serves only to promise a collective future that thwarts and forecloses anything not assimilable to heteronormativity—fails to account for modes of futurity that are already legible now, particularly in aesthetic objects that serve as “maps” of concrete utopian thinking. Such maps, historically relational and collectively forged, open spaces for thinking about a future that is not yet here—but also help us locate elements of the utopian that are already present.

Norman Mailer Society 2020 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:19am
Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Papers: 18th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

October 15-17, 2020

 

The 2020 Norman Mailer Society Conference invites paper proposals for its 18th annual conference, which (due to ongoing concerns regarding COVD-19) will be held virtually this year, via Zoom.  

London’s East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 1:34pm
Kevin A. Morrison/McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

            From the transient street art of Banksy and Pablo Delgado to the exhibitions of Doreen Fletcher and Gilbert and George; from the novels of Charles Dickens and Monica Ali to televisual series produced by the BBC and ITV; and from early eighteenth-century churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor to twenty-first century skyscrapers conceived by Norman Foster, the East End is an iconic area of London.

Écrire (sur) la ville / Writing (on) the City

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:46pm
Steve Puig / St John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

 

NEMLA Convention

Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021

 

Panel on French literature

Narrative Dumplings: Remembering Toni Morrison & Paule Marshall

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The literary world lost both Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall within a week of each other in August 2019. Together, these renowned Black women writers influenced generations of writers, summed up most memorably by Edwidge Danticat’s recent reflections in The New Yorker: “Both Ms. Morrison and Ms. Marshall have helped me make my narrative dumplings.”

Becoming the Obamas: Critical Approaches to Barack & Michelle Obama’s Memoirs

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father (1995). Praised by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth, Obama’s memoir explores his life up to his admission to Harvard Law School in 1988. More recently, 2018 saw the publication of Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir Becoming, which is the story of her life up through the end of her tenure as first lady. This panel seeks papers that critically explore the major prose works by Barack and Michelle Obama: Becoming, Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity of Hope.

Questions to consider include, but are not limited to:

Revisiting the American Grotesque

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP

ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:07pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

General CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:05pm
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures. The journal also publishes interviews and and book reviews.

De la Nocilla al Post-post-boom: New Approaches to Tradition in Spain and Latin America

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
José Pablo Barragán (Holy Family University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of literary works that adapt, challenge and elaborate the narrative and lyrical traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. From the neorrural novel of Spain to the Mexican ‘Generación del Crack’, from the neoclassical poetry of Aurora Luque and Juan Antonio González Iglesias to the experimental artifacts of Agustín Fernández Mallo or Pablo Katchadjian, novelists and poets in Spain and Latin America have reimagined their literary traditions and adapted them to the new realities of the 21st century.

Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:50am
Dr. Saurav Sengupta/ Damdama College, Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume 

"Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Towards a New Aesthetic Paradigm"  

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem' (Creative Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem': Blocked Memories, Documentary Traces, and Hybrid Forms (Creative Panel)

Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:26am
IGI Global
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and SpiritProposals Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019Full Chapters Due: October 7, 2019Submission Date: January 13, 2020 Submit proposals to https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/4138 Submit full chapter drafts for consideration to https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-chapter/?projectid=c139badf... Chapters will include current indigenous research across disciplines for critical inquiry of land cultures and/or of the constructs of land as self, land as agency, self, and/or sp

Concept Note & CFP: "Articulating Urbanity: Writing the South Asian City"

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:16am
Anubhav Pradhan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

While South Asian writing has primarily been concerned with national identities and macroscopic questions of modernity and tradition, urban-scale articulations of hybrid, multi-faceted senses of selfhood have become more common over the past few decades. The urban is that unpredictable, partially knowable realm of experience which inflects our everyday with multiple lexicons of meaning. Such multi-sited meaning is a hallmark of all kinds of urbanity, but in our present context in South Asia it has acquired an epochal significance given the pace at which our cities and towns are developing and perhaps even destroying themselves.

Alternative Cinema(s) of South Asia

updated: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 3:35am
GGSIP University, New Delhi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)
Concept Note

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD IN LITERATURE (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The novels of Black women authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, and Angie Thomas have been challenged and banned in a host of educational settings. While the “appropriateness” of the content is questioned, these Black women novelists and their characters combat censorship and the status quo to reveal the truths of Black girlhood.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (July 30, 2020): Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:25pm
SAMLA 92: Virtual/Hybrid Format
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:24pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

Drawing upon anthropological, psychological, and philosophical knowledge as well as personal experiences, the high modernists wrote their now-famous classics, including The Waste Land, Ulysses, Jacob's Room, among many others, in the expanded context of a post-War generation facing the larger world via the influences upon them and the influences they and their works would create. These interrelationships among European, British, and American modernism (so-called international modernism), and the emergence of World Literature, provide the framework for the issue. 

 

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:49pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

In Other Worlds: Imagining What Comes Next

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:29am
Commonwealth Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CFP, Commonwealth Essays and Studies 43.2 (Spring 2021)

 

Special issue: “In Other Worlds: Imagining What Comes Next”

 

Name of a Discipline: Where are ‘postcolonial’ theories and practices going, and what can we call them?

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:28am
SEPC (Société d'Etude des Pays du Commonwealth)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Le deuxième colloque de la SEPC (Société d’Étude des Pays du Commonwealth) aura lieu à l'Université d’Orléans LLSH (Hôtel Dupanloup) les 28 et 29 janvier 2021.

Les communications se feront en anglais ou en français.

The second international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (SEPC) will take place at the Université d’Orléans LLSH (Hotel Dupanloup) on 28th and 29th January, 2021.

Papers will be delivered in English or French.

 

Call for Papers

Name of a Discipline:

Where are ‘postcolonial’ theories and practices going, and what can we call them?

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