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Literature of Crisis and Apocalypse PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Apocalyptic literature and its study have typically centered around notions of Christian eschatology, i.e. the judgement presented in the Book of Revelations. However, the aftermath of the second world war helped reshape our notions of this genre. Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has begun to examine the relations between humans and the Earth during the Anthropocene. Images of global thermonuclear war, fears of communism, and a burgeoning climate change (with its subsequent and constituent crises) have eclipsed the teleological notions of divine creation and its eventual, inexorable movement towards eschatology.

Don DeLillo and Religious Spaces PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.

Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:11am
Srirupa Chatterjee (Associate Professor of English at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India) and Shweta Rao Garg (Associate Professor of English at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited Collection)

 

Call for chapter proposals (Publishing interest from Routledge Press)

 

Between Anxiety and Hope

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:10am
HAS Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The goal of HAS Magazine is to discuss pressing topics through the analysis of a wide range of themes in the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. Conceived as a magazine for the broadest possible range of readers, HAS offers a space for staging the most creative, enlightening, imaginative, and socially relevant interactions of the humanities and the arts.

International Online Conference on Digital Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:08am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Academic LAB
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

International Conference on Digital Humanities:“Digital Dialogues”24-25 October 2020organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB

With the epidemic shaking the world and the research/teaching/learning being moved online, the field of Digital Humanities has received an unprecedented attention of scholars and professionals. It has become vital to explore its theories, methods and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and challenges.

REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:07am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

Love

‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]

 

Souhern Gothic Subversion

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

This interdisciplinary panel invites submissions for papers that examine the subversive aspects of the Southern Gothic genre in literature, film, television, or music. Creative new readings of traditional Southern Gothic texts from O'Connor, Faulkner, Williams, etc. are welcome. Also encouraged are explorations of contemporary texts such as the HBO series True Detective, fiction from Toni Morrison and Dona Tartt, or music from The Handsome Family and Iron and Wine.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, brief biographical statement (including academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Mary McCampbell at mmccampbell@leeuniversity.edu by July 29, 2020.

Opening the Ecological Text

updated: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:42am
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:

Cultural Intertexts vol.X. Special issue: The (Roaring) Twenties

updated: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 6:44am
Dunarea de Jos University, Faculty of Letters
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CULTURAL INTERTEXTS started in 2014, as a result of a yes, we can kind of attitude. The name of the journal was meant to reflect the multi-layered textuality of the world embedded in cultures and embedding cultures in its turn. The first two issues came out at Casa Cărții de Știință Press in a single volume (1-2/ 2014) of 373 pages, with 23 papers on Literature and Cultural Studies, and 11 dealing with Linguistics and Translation Studies. They had all been presented during the 2014 edition of the annual Doctoral Conference of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania. Six years have passed, and seven more issues have been added to the collection.

REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 4:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

Love

‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]

 

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:30pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

'An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel - DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 4:05am
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

‘An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel’

Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 15-16th October 2021

Call for Papers

Derrida and Heidegger

updated: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:42am
Oxford Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Oxford Literary Review 41:1 - Summer 2021

 

Derrida and Heidegger

 

Revised deadline: The Jurassic Park Book: edited collection

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 5:34am
Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Note: because the editors have been overwhelmed with proposals, we have brought the original deadline of the end of July 2020 forward.

 

Call for contributions: The Jurassic Park Book

Editors: I.Q. Hunter and Matthew Melia

Proposals are invited for contributions to a proposed edited collection of new essays on Jurassic Park (1993), its sequels, franchise, and spin offs.

NeMLA 2021: Imagination and the Body in 20th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:39pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the Arcades Project, Benjamin wrote that it is from the gates of the imagination that lovers and friends draw their energies. Over the past few decades, scholarship has been ever more inclined to treat the imagination not as false or unreal, but as an embodied, affective, and fluid mode of creating meaning and experiencing the world. The concept of bodily imaginaries in queer and feminist studies, for instance, seeks to overcome the strict duality between imagination and the body: as Maggie Nelson points out in The Argonauts, “in the field of gender, there is no charting where the external and the internal begin and end.”

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:34pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2

 

Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi

New Directions in Gloria Naylor Scholarship - NEMLA, March 11-14, Philadelphia PA

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Suzanne Edwards and Mary Foltz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.

 

For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701

EXTENDED DEADLINE (June 26th, 2020): Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
VIRTUAL SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 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.

Themed section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM - Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, issue 4 (2021)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies / CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer - Inter-University Centre for Queer Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Introducing Whatever

Scholars working in queer studies, both in and out of academia, are still often marginalized; one of the aspects of this marginalization is the lack of publishing venues, which discourages potentially original and creative researchers from pursuing their interest in queer studies, and from contributing to the development of the field. This has a negative impact on both the queer studies community, and on scholarly, social, and political discourse in general.

The Mandalorian and the Western at Western Literature Association 2020

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Erin N. Bistline/University of Tennessee-Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Mandalorian explicitly interacts with the Western genre, setting up a story of a single gunfighter standing against enemies to protect the innocent.  The theme of the 2020 Western Literature Association conference is graphic wests, which lends itself well to a panel focused on the Disney+ series.  

The conference itself will be held virtually, and the organizers seek a variety of panel types.  Individuals interested in being part of a panel focused on The Mandalorian should submit 100-200 word proposals to ebistlin@utk.edu by July 5.   Responses will be sent by July 10.

Below is the full CFP for the conference. It includes details about the panel types accepted. 

 

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