Deadline extended to Oct. 11 2020. NeMLA 2021 will now be entirely online with a reduced registration fee.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATON -- PULP STUDIES AREA
Dark Tales: Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley Jackson
Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.
We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:
PLEASE NOTE NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 11TH
Signs of the prominence of oil as an object of study in the Environmental Humanities abound: the increasing circulation of terms like “Petroculture” and “petrocapital,” the emergence of the Energy Humanities as a sub-field, and the nearly simultaneous publication of recent volumes such as Living Oil (2016); Petrocultures (2017); and Energy Humanities: An Anthology (2017). Scholars in a range of disciplines are working to theorize and bring into focus the myriad economic, environmental, social, and imaginative ramifications of our relationship with—and dependence on—oil.
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021 (Panel) - Virtual Conference, March 11 - 14, 2021
Updated Submission Deadline - Abstracts due by October 11th
Sustainability in the Time of Covid-19
A Global Interdisciplinary Conference
Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Proliferations of Lovecraft
A Global Interdisciplinary Conference
Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
CFP: Special Issue: MAST Journal
TOTAL SCREEN: Why Jean Baudrillard, Once Again?
Katharina Niemeyer (University of Québec in Montréal)
Magali Uhl (University of Québec in Montréal)
Extended deadline for full submissions: 15th November 2020 (for publication in May 2021).
Caribbean novelists, poets, and playwrights have contributed inestimable riches to the world of literature. How have the themes and styles of established Caribbean voices, including Brathwaite, Walcott, Cliff, and Naipaul, been adapted or diverged from by younger Caribbean voices? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-Westerner to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a prolific writer in diverse literary genres, including both long and short-form fiction. This panel explores similarities and differences between Tagore’s short stories on the one hand, and his novellas and novels, on the other. Did the Bengali author tend to treat specific themes at length while reserving other motifs for his shorter fiction? Concerning setting, characterization, and plot trajectory, what are similarities and differences between Tagore’s shorter tales and his novels? Are there differences between Tagore’s stories and his novels regarding their accessibility and currency in the present day and for transnational audiences?
To what extent have 19th-century British novelists, such as Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, influenced the works of contemporary British writers? Is there a continuity of themes and styles, or have 21st-century British authors fundamentally broken away from examples of the past? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
Re-reading Adrienne Rich in the quickly shifting crises of the year 2020, one senses the renewed urgency of her ethico-political project as a citizen poet seeking to “believe the fever can break, the sick body politic come back to life” (A Human Eye 98). Throughout her poetic career Rich challenged the perceived disconnect between poetry and material social good, and while her early and mid-career poems may be the most frequently anthologized, the poetry and prose she published in the second half of her six-decade project continues an extraordinary trajectory of expanding solidarities and poetic technique.
Music and Nationalism
3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Music is commonly regarded as a universal language, and yet it is also through music that the fiercest of nationalistic sentiments and inspirations for protest and rebellion have been expressed.
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #8 (November 2021) / Thematic Section: »Non-Narrative Comics«
In the fall of 2021, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.
While the expressive potential for programming and writing is closely associated with corporate use (such as customer-facing chatbots, aggregate sentiment analysis of product reviews, and text generators), there are authors who build and use these tools to reveal something about, and generate, literature. Out of this emerges a poetics of programming that can serve to reconceptualize how we think of and consider the place of programming in a creative writing classroom. The rich history of digital poetics is being rapidly advanced by authors like Allison Parrish, Nick Montfort, Milton Laufer, Rafael Perez y Perez, Stephanie Strickland, and more.
52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA
In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.
Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation
The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.
How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?
NeMLA 2021 CONVENTION (11-14 March)
Call for Papers for a panel on the Maghreb: ''Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb through Literature and the Cinema''
Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?
A chapter which explores the fiction of middlebrow author Molly Keane (alias: M.J. Farrell) in realtion to the Gothic is sought to round off the edited collection Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960.
The original CfP is as follows:
Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.
Understanding Indian Folklore
Globalization and Folklore Literature
Folk Art of India
Folklore Aesthetics and Folk Poetics
Indian Folklore: Forms and Patterns
Indian Folklore and Performing Arts
Ideology, Propaganda, and Folklore
Identity, Culture, and Folklore
Folklore and Oral Tradition
This panel will consider Jennifer Egan’s work in light of the post-90s literary and cultural movements emerging after postmodernism. While these contemporary trends have different names and aims (post-postmodernism, metamodernism, new sincerity, post-irony, digimodernism, performatism, the neoliberal novel, and many more), they all attempt to critique and move beyond postmodernism in some concentrated way. We invite papers that locate and complicate Egan’s work in relation to these contemporary movements.
ennifer Egan will be the convention's keynote speaker this year.
The problem of method in literary scholarship continues, with the contemporary wave of “ways of reading” reanimating it through proposals of postcritique, surface reading, reparative reading, descriptive reading, distant reading, denotative reading, and so on. Many of these new approaches do their own critical work of locating and addressing the ideological implications of more traditional scholarly practices (as when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick posits reparative reading against a tradition of paranoid reading, or when Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus advocate for surface reading against symptomatic reading). At the same time, many of these new approaches to methodology have also been brought to task for not being politically self-reflective enough.
Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s. The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting. The fact that these texts all use the ’80s as a context for horror stories suggests the sense that an undercurrent of demonic violence undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as these te
Negotiating Identity: Racialization and Belonging in Asian American and Latinx Discourses
NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021
In the late 70s, the protraction of the Cold War’s tensions and the shift from Fordism towards neoliberal economics reshaped the political and public sphere within the Western block. The traditional spaces of politics lost their pivotal role, resulting in what was perceived as a general crisis of militant politics. In a 2011 interview with Justice spatiale | Spatial Justice, rereading Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey posited that this perception stemmed from the inability of the Left to include the urban dimension in its analytical framework.
Sillages critiques is an international, peer-reviewed open-access e-journal devoted to the literatures and the arts of anglophone cultures from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is MLA- and DOAJ-listed and publishes articles both in English and French. Attached to the Sorbonne Department of English Studies and its Literature and Culture Research Centre (VALE, Sorbonne Université), Sillages critiques publishes cutting-edge articles on literature, culture and theory.
We welcome individual submissions as well as proposals for thematic issues presented by guest editors.