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Thieving the Past: Integrating History into Creative Work

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:41pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This creative session will explore the craft of creating historically informed works of fiction, poetry, digital arts, and other media. Creative writers regularly draw from the past to deepen context, to expand possibilities for material and subject matter, and to potentially illuminate connections between past and present. However, the technical process of integrating historical elements creates many challenges. This session will ask creative writers to share methods they’ve developed to make the past resonate, to energize and pattern historical detail, to maintain an authentic voice, and to make contemporary readers emotionally invest in their material.

Graphic Medicine at PCA 2021

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:06pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

 

In conjunction with the Popular Culture Association (PCA) holding their 2021 conference in Boston, contributors and attendees of the New England Graphic Medicine (NEGM) Virtual Summit are proposing a slate of programming that now is welcoming additional participants. 

Two complete panels of 3-5 participants will be offering “Collaborating on and Creating Graphic Medicine” and “New England Graphic Medicine” line-ups, respectively. Potential speakers and topics currently include:

Collaborating on and Creating Graphic Medicine

"Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination" ACLA 2021 Seminar (Virtual, 8-11 April 2021)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:05pm
Juan Meneses, Ph.D. / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This ACLA seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and the study of aesthetics broadly conceived. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of aesthetics?

 

Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education (Round Two)

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Unfurling Unflattening:  Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS:  This is a second round call for papers for an edited volume on teaching—and teaching with—Nick Sousanis’s graphic work Unflattening in higher ed.  Additional potential contributions are being sought.  The volume has interest from MIT Press, and is in the later stages of review.

Domestic Politics: Women’s Private Lives and Public Writing in the Mid-Century

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw seismic shifts for British women, including those living under British rule in the colonies, in the public and private spheres. These years are often imagined as a wave of expansion and constriction, with the swelling of economic and political freedoms for women in the 1930s, the cresting of women in the public sphere during the Second World War, and the resulting break as employment and political opportunities for women dwindled in the 1950s when men returned home from the Front. But this narrative needs reexamining.

2020 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Work on Philip Roth

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

2020 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

 

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

 

To be considered for the award, eligible graduate students have two options:

 

1. They can submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

Undead Voices and Post-perspectives

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Death is a pervasive and philosophical theme across time and genre. Undead voices have been used for centuries as fictional devices with authority to establish connections between two separate worlds. These voices can have multiple shapes and exist in different society constructs, and can be described as posthuman. On this subject, Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman (2013) examines how modern societies have blurred the traditional distinction between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human, even in what constitutes death. The undead voices we propose to discuss can be bodiless or have a buried or unburied corpse/body associated with them.

CFP Special Issue: Crisis, Pandemics, and Counter-hegemony: Reading Paradigm Shifts across World Literature

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

While it may be too soon to assess the long-lasting impact that the Covid19 pandemic will have on our societies and ways of life in the future, it is timely to consider how the collective experience of emergency and crisis tends to prompt reflections and critique —sometimes renewed, though not always— on the ways in which we live, as well as tending to inspire new conceptualizations and directions in thought, behavior, policy, and the arts.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

WAR MEMORIES (2021) Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian

updated: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:36am
Le Mans University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

22, 23 & 24 June 2021 (Le Mans University, France)
WAR MEMORIES (2020/21) - Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian
International Conference initiated by  Professor Renée Dickason (Université Rennes 2), Professor  Stéphanie Bélanger (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario) and Professor Delphine Letort (Le Mans Université)

"War Memories 2020/21" is delighted to welcome Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Doctor Denis Mukwege as a Guest of Honour.

Mythologies in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 6:17pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 28, 2020

CFP for NeMLA 2021 - A Virtual/hybrid conference:

Responses to Psychotherapeutic Discourses of Depression in 21st-century Literature

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine psychotherapeutic narratives of depression? What insight into the experience of depression and the depressed self do literary texts offer that may be lost in psychotherapeutic accounts and vice versa? How do literary and psychotherapeutic discourses of depression, particularly with respect to etiologies and target psychological and affective states, complement each other? How do they resist each other? Does literature endow psychotherapy with existential significance and epistemological legitimacy and/or dismiss it with irritation as in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot? What narrative possibilities and problems do literary texts discover in the modes of psychotherapy prevalent today?

Animality and Textuality

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:11pm
Word and Text - A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics special issue Animality and Textuality

Guest editor: Rodolfo Piskorski

Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:09pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

With Health Humanities on the rise and medical memoirs flooding bookshelves, it's easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have long squared off against doctors for the right to understand illness and capture the essence of the diseased subject. Their motivations have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

This panel seeks to explore the formal approaches and theoretical implications of these Anti-Medical Humanities. What drives these writers to resist the assimilation of the literary into the medical, and vice versa?

Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

Reminder: CFP HyperCultura, issue 9/2020

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:07pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

Our journal, HyperCultura, Electronic ISSN 2559-2025, indexed CEEOL, DOAJ, MLA DIRECTORY OF PERIODICALS, ULRICHSWEB, ERIH PLUS, EBSCOHOST (on the process of signing the agreement), invites articles as follows: we encourage, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas - literature (print and hypertext)- (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language, literature, rhetoric). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they have the above mentioned areas as their case studies.

We only receive original articles, not already published, not under simultaneous review at any other publication.

Working-class Women Write! A One-Day Conference at the University of Northampton

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

While women have contributed a huge amount to literary history, most of those women came from the middle classes; working-class women rarely had either the leisure time or the educational opportunities to produce their own writing. While Aphra Behn and Jane Austen were writing in the late 17th and early 19th centuries respectively, the first British novel by a working-class woman, Miss Nobody by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, was not published until 1913.

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:38am
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine

Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

 

Call for Papers

 

Pandemic in science fiction When reality meets fiction: Imagination in the light of pandemics over the centuries...

updated: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 5:26am
Danièle André for Stella Incognita
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of Stella Incognita

stella-incognita.byethost18.com/

 

Pandemic in science fiction

When reality meets fiction:

Imagination in the light of pandemics over the centuries...

 

Deadline extension: October 15th 2020

 

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:01am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

Even before worldwide quarantines added impetus, material gaming had already become increasingly enacted in virtual spaces.  Rather than virtual play replacing the material, as some speculated in the early days of videogames, material play has become increasingly entangled with virtuality.  These increasingly complementary modes of play offer a rich space for exploring the multifaceted embodied and conceptual activity of play, the blending of material and virtual that in many ways defines games.   

Alluvium Journal: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness (November 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:16pm
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alluvium Call for Proposals: Articles on Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

 

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000-2500 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing, culture and criticism. The journal publishes around six issues a year enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership.

 

We invite proposals for articles in our Autumn 2020 issue of Alluvium: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

The deadline for abstracts is the 15th of September and we particularly welcome proposals from post-graduate researchers and early career researchers.

 

Special Issue on "Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing"

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.

Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Book of Essays on Claire Messud's Novels

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Sandra Singer / University of Guelph
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Entanglement and Entropy: The Weave of Claire Messud’s Novels

This is a call for chapters for an edited collection of essays on Claire Messud’s novels. Since this would be the first book-length study of her work, chapters on all of her six novels are sought (When the World Was Steady, The Last Life: A Novel, The Hunters, The Emperor's Children, The Woman Upstairs and The Burning Girl). Papers that foreground narratological, historical, cultural and ideological features are most welcome.

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