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Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture, Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 14 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4:19am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

  

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture 

An Interdisciplinary International Conference (Virtual), Cappadocia University, Turkey

January 14 – 15, 2021

 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

 

Keynote speaker: TBA

 

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Politics of the Middle East

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:42am
The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)

 

    The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.

Updated: NeMLA 2021 Roundtable: "Project-based Writing in the Time of Coronavirus"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As Aisha Ahmad boldly states in her recent Chronicle piece on academic productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, “the world is our work.” An accurate way to contextualize the current moment among professional academics, this statement is equally at the core of how we have articulated the mission of our writing courses for the better part of two decades.

Kurt Vonnegut Society Panel at the NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:09pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This guaranteed session will be part of the March 11-14, 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, PA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.  Proposals must be submitted through the NeMLA’s conference website.

Please contact Tom Hertweck (thertweck@umassd.edu), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Panel Title: “Kurt Vonnegut Changing the World—and In a Changing World” 

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:54pm
University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

January 29th and 30th, 2021, online via Zoom

 

With keynote addresses by:

Dr Phillip Gordon (author of Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond [University Press of Mississippi, 2019])

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Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

Intimations of Melancholia in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The focus of this panel is to assess and illustrate the potential or possibility regarding the influence of mental disorders on various notable writers. Whether related to bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], or some other form of clinical depression, melancholia has appeared throughout literature. For example, how is bipolarism reflected in some of Anne Sexton’s award winning poetry? What effects of Sylvia Plath’s clinical depression are evident in her writing? How does the father’s suicide of eight-year-old Ernest Hemingway possibly influence the dangerous, life-threatening choices Ernest made in his adult life?

Seminar on global Shakespeare, Austin, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:43pm
Shakespeare Association of America
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

You are cordially invited to join us at the Shakespeare Association of America's 2021 conference in Austin, Texas, 31 March - 3 April 2021  Seminar: Embodying Differences in Global Shakespearean Performance The ethics of embodied difference intersect with global frames for filming and performing Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. How do categories of race, gender, sexuality, and disability put pressure on artists’ and audiences’ claims about ethical and political gains of global Shakespeare? This seminar invites contributions that examine identity politics in the production and global reception of adaptations. 
Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University)
Elizabeth Pentland (York University)

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020.  The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

Thinking with Plants

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

The Gendered Arab

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Salma Yassine & Vicky Panossian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.

 

CFP: Special issue of Antipodes journal on Brian Castro

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CFP: special issue of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature on the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Studies (AAALS) examining the work of the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro. This special section will be guest edited by Peter D. Mathews (Hanyang University).

Deleuze and Global Pandemics: Call for Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:29pm
Indian Institiute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Chief Editor's Bio: Dr. Saswat Samay Das teaches Critical Theory, Continental Thinking and Deleuze Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

Unreliable Narrators

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Humanities in Transition
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Unreliable narrators are storytellers that the reader (or viewer) cannot trust. They most often occur in narratives that are written from a first-person point of view. Unreliable narrators deceive purposefully in some cases and unintentionally in others. As a result, the reader/viewer is left with the sense that something is “off.”

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Perspectives of Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave

updated: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
Marcy Tanter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

For a collection under contract with Lexington Books, we seek submissions that address both historical and theoretical perspectives of “Hallyu” that specifically intersect with issues regarding gender, sexuality, and stereotype. We anticipate that the edited volume will be cross-disciplinary and bring insights from international scholars. We welcome papers that address new research and cultural products that are relevant and current. Space for visuals is limited so non-textual elements should be included sparingly. Abstracts are due August 31, 2020 and acceptances will go out September 15.

Completed essays are due in Microsoft Word by December 1, 2020 and should be around 10,000 words in English.

 

Seeking Submissions for "Opening the Ecological Text" Special Issue

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
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:

Trauma: Explorations in Culture (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:33am
Courtney Mullis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.

Call for Papers: Medical Heritage Library Conference 2020

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Medical Heritage Library
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020. 

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:06pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

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