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Urban Cultures In Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
Steve Puig
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NEMLA Convention

Baltimore, MD

March 10-13, 2022

This bilingual panel seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France (especially urban literature and music) while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies in France since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". The panel also aims to explore the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American (especially African-American) culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

Campus Nostalgia: An International Online Seminar on Campus Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:14pm
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

 

Call for Papers

Campus Nostalgia: An International Seminar on Campus Fiction

15 – 16 October 2021, online

 

School of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Romania

 

 

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

Panelists for invited panel on Antoine Volodine

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:54am
20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

This is a call for panelists on an invited panel.

The topic of the panel is Antoine Volodine, and the theme is “the medium is the message.”

Below is a draft of the panel proposal.

The fiction of Antoine Volodine often depicts media traveling across networks and communities. Messages are destroyed after being disseminated, a la Snapchat. The low character counts of the narrats call to mind the brevity of Twitter posts. How does the literature of Volodine, across five decades (the 1980s through the 2020s), depict the rise of new media technologies? What does the treatment of media technologies in the novels of Volodine say about the current era of silos, polarizations, suspicion, censorship, and propaganda?

Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction (NEMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 6:32pm
Nemla 2022, Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

My colleague Sharanya Dutta and I are proposing a panel for the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)’s annual conference in 2022 (March 10-13, Baltimore) on the work of theory that South Asian novels can do. You will NOT need to pay a registration fee or become a member to apply but you WILL need to make an account to log in. Please submit your abstract through the NeMLA portal in order to be considered. We are pasting the link below. The NeMLA website contains a short description, but the complete panel proposal is:

 

Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction

 

NeMLA Roundtable: Carefully Realist: (Re)turn of Realist Fiction in the Era of Globalized Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Realism, which had played an important role in the literary output of the era of decolonization, is now often cast as outmoded, especially in comparison to post/modernism and impugned as insufficient to represent the current crisis. Mark Fisher and Amitav Ghosh are two of the most recent, widely read critics who maintain realism is incapable to address the politics of our times. Others, pointing to Lukács’ classical definition of realism as specific to bourgeois culture, argue that it is an inherently conservatism form, able only to depict the status quo, but incapable of imagining alternative frameworks for thinking about the world in an era of increased globalization and climate crisis.

Mysticism and Spirituality in Post-1945 Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and spirituality, religion, and/or other mystical influences. The connection between experimental verse and spiritual traditions relates directly to Charles Olson’s poetry and to the poetry of many other important post-1945 figures. While Olson’s early poetry is often lauded for its materialist concerns, his later poetics has, at times, been dismissed for what poet Jack Clarke once called “the kook strain,” a line of thinking that grew increasingly esoteric, mystical, and gnostic.

NeMLA 2022 Seminar: Reading and Writing Neurodiversity

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The term neurodiversity, coined by Judy Singer in the late 1990’s, presents brain differences such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia as natural variations rather than disorders. Like all humans, neurodivergent individuals have their own strengths and challenges, as well as their own unique ways of navigating the world, though sometimes they must mask or hide parts of themselves to socially pass within specific communities. The neurodiversity movement—a push to honor differences and extinguish stigmas—continues to gain momentum. More writers are freely writing from their neurodivergent experiences (and posting about it on social media).

The Politics of the Body in Hispanic Women Filmmakers

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
Jessica Rodrigues Poletti & Yanire Márquez
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

According to the renown essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, published in 1975 by the feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey, hegemonic cinema has privileged the masculine gaze, objectifying female bodies on the screen and transforming them in mere objects of desire for the male spectator. Mulvey studies the way female bodies have been exposed in cinema to evoque ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ while becoming the object of the masculine scopophilic gaze within the screen.

Neo-Slave Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 9:59am
Andrew McKeown
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

 

Book Project

 

Frank Zappa (if indeed it was he— words of music have a notorious life of their own) once said that writing about music is ‘like dancing about architecture.’ This infamous quip sounds clever, but how true is it, how valid? Whatever else it does, music also makes us say— or write— things.

 

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
ISSN 2385-2917
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani

Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Overtones: Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

OVERTONES: EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS

New Literary Practices in 21st-century Mexico

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

New Literary Practices in 21st-century Mexico 

Panel at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html 

 

Primary Area: Spanish / Portuguese

 

Chairs: Fernando Bañuelos (New York University), Alonso Burgos Vazquez Mellado (Princeton University)

 

Abstract:

Victorian and Edwardian Interiors

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
University of Toulouse, France
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)

https://victorianweb.org/art/design/conferences/interiors.html

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)
Penny Sparke (Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University)

Diaspora of Foreign Scholars in WWII: Relief and Salvation

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.

 Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.

 

Frames of Care: Guantánamo Bay Prison & Mass Incarceration (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

 

In her 2009 book Frames of War, Judith Butler theorizes the frames of recognizability that enable a particular culture of war to take hold, shaping our “affective and ethical dispositions through a selective and differential framing of violence.” But more than just a diagnostic, Butler makes an ethical demand to become critical readers who can “frame the frame,” notice where the frame breaks, and enact other models of moral responsiveness. Looking back at this seminal work, this panel launches from one of the primary sites that Butler focalizes, Guantánamo Bay Prison, to re-evaluate the entangled frames of war and mass incarceration.

Call for book chapters: Narratives of Precarious Migrancy in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Uni Bielefeld
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Call for Submissions: Narratives of precarious migrancy in the Global South (edited collection)

This edited collection is under contract with Routledge and will appear in their “Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures” series (expected publication 2023).

We are now looking for a small number of additional essays and are particularly interested in essays addressing representations of migration within Latin American and the Caribbean, including internal displacement, and migration literature from the Middle East, especially but not exclusively Syria.

 

CFP Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021 (8/1/21; virtual 10/29-30/21)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021

2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
David Brauner/University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

 

A Symposium sponsored by ‘Identities’ at Reading

Department of English Literature

 

University of Reading

 

Online Event

 

01-02 November 2021

 

Heroes and Heroines in World Literatures: Powerful or Powerless, Fascination, and Purpose

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies. 

The Female Gothic in Latin America and Spain

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2921

This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.

The 49th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2022. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, performance, digital media, and theatre). Work by creative writers is also invited. We also accept critical-creative panel submissions that address issues of poetics, craft, or writing practices. Title of panel should highlight the issue addressed.

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

CFP Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:46pm
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies i(2791-6553) nvites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.

'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:34pm
Patrick Lyons, University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP – Panel

 

'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel

 

 

53nd Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

Baltimore, MD

10-13 March, 2022

 

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September, 2021.

 

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