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Polygraph 29 "Narrative and Crisis"

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:11pm
Polygraph Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”

CFP: 3 Women In French sessions at NeMLA 2022!

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:12pm
Anne Brancky
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13.   Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021. 
 

Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care

 

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Prof. Adam Barkman, Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

  

Reminder: Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

The Frankfurt School in the US Today: The Intellectual Heritage of War Refugees (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Williams Rothvoss-Buchheimer, Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).

Call for Proposals (Special Issue): Women Confronting Political Bias in Spain

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.

Graham Greene Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904–1991).

University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

• Greene’s political and theological landscapes
• Greene’s depiction of women
• The short fiction
• The early novels
• The plays
• Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
• Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.

Germany and the African Diaspora

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Why Germany? What relation does Germany, a country, have with the African continent? The relationship between African countries and Germany dates back to the seventeenth century, long before the Berlin conference of 1884 under Otto von Bismarck—itself a historical turning-point in German colonial politics. The meeting resulted in the scramble for and partition of Africa by European nations like France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Great Britain. The nineteenth-century saw an explosion of adventurous trading enterprises that pushed Bismarck to start a more official, state-supported form of colonialism and ultimately to the Berlin Conference.

The New Ray Bradbury Review first online issue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Dr Phil Nichols/Center for Ray Bradbury Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long-established New Ray Bradbury Review is seeking papers for its first online issue. As well as continuing to encourage new scholarship on any aspect of the works and life of American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), for this issue we also specifically invite articles on the topic of “the importance of literacy”. Submissions may connect Bradbury to this topic, or discuss the topic independently of Bradbury.

We welcome submissions from researchers, educators and creative practitioners in any relevant discipline. Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible subjects for articles, but we would welcome alternative approaches and suggestions:

Victorians Institute Journal Call for Submissions

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:43pm
Victorians Institute Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The Victorians Institute Journal is pleased to announce its new partnership with Penn State University Press.  We welcome submissions that contribute to any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literary and cultural studies.

To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/vij   

For all other queries, please contact the editors at vij@mtsu.edu

Upcoming Deadline--Rethinking Modern Irish Identity: Immigration, Citizenship, and Solidarity

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Irish identity has long been approached as anomalous. Ireland itself has been viewed as an anomalous state (Lloyd, Anomalous States). It was England’s first colony, a laboratory for empire, but at the same time contributed to the imperial project elsewhere, making it arguably semicolonial (Attridge and Howe, Semicolonial Joyce). It has been described as a first-world country with a third-world memory (Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture). But what defines Irishness now? After the Celtic Tiger, the 2008 banking crisis, and Brexit, how has Irish identity changed? As a result of increasing refugee crises around the world, Ireland is as much marked by immigration as emigration.

Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital: The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World (SSSL Panel 2022)****Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 2:47pm
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

*Deadline Extended to 9/10*

Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022. 

The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.

 

Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital: 

The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World

CFP Spring 2022 Issue: Journal of American Studies of Turkey (Deadline: December 31, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:57am
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures. The Journal of American Studies of Turkey is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM TR Dizin, and the Classificazione ANVUR delle riviste scientifiche (Italy).

American Writers in Paris: Then and Now

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Monday, August 23, 2021 - 5:19pm
Ferdâ Asya
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

I am inviting original essays on the literary works written by American writers, who have lived in Paris from the 1800s to the present, for a book tentatively titled American Writers in Paris: Then and Now.

Although American expatriate literature in Paris is typified by the Lost Generation or the Jazz Age of the 1920s, Americans show a distinct presence in Paris from Jefferson to the Jazz Age and from the Jazz Age to the present. Lifting social repressions, liberating artistic expressions, alleviating psychological ailments, inspiring artistic creations, enriching personal experiences, or enhancing economic standards at different times of history, Paris has turned out to be an alternative abode to live and write for American writers.

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:48am
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

Waiting for Visa: Call for Book Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
M. P. Chavda
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Caste-based discrimination (or Racial discrimination) is ever-present in most parts of the world today. Within India, caste has been a significant movement driven by binaries such as pure vs impure, Aryans vs Dravidians, and high vs low castes, including socio-economic class structure. This edited volume will discuss Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s (April 14 1891 - December 6 1956) autobiography known as Waiting for Visa from multiple perspectives.  The aim is to explore contemporary India and her social, political, educational, and religion to changing socio-economic-political-religious conditions keeping the Waiting for Visa at the centre.

Technology and Carson McCullers

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:46am
Carson McCullers Society/ Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 23, 2021

 Technology and Carson McCullers

Session Proposal for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) 2022 Hybrid Conference

February 17-20, 2022, Atlanta, GA

“État des lieux”: Women in French and Francophone Noir Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:45am
NEMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Session Description:  

Apart from some chapters and articles (Desnains, Gorrara), few women authors of French crime novels are mentioned in essays or collections dealing with detective and noir fiction in France as a genre. 

The Immersive Potential of Literature and Hybrid Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

The Immersive Potential of Literature and Hybrid Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Women in French Postgraduate/ECR International Symposium

Symposium: Wednesday, January 12 to Friday, January 14, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Professor Diana Holmes (Leeds).

 

Call for Papers for NeMLA 2022 panel "Literary Form, Spirituality, and Empire in the Global 20th Century"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks to explore the interrelations between spirituality, global (anti)imperial politics, and literary form and practice in the twentieth century. There has been a commonly held scholarly contention that modern literature emerged out of a crisis of faith, if not an absolute death of God. Was such a crisis of faith related to global politics in the fin de siècle and later? If yes, how? How is secularist thought related to notions and imaginaries of the globe and of the world? Where did the other-worldly and the inner-worldly meet? How are the transcendental other and the imperial other interrelated in twentieth-century world literatures?

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