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Critical Insights: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (Deadline June 18th)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:44am
Jericho Williams, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.

 

The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works

 

ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

updated: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:51pm
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MELOW 2021

THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be organized by

SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/ 

FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021

 

CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Joe Lines and James Ward / ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

 

NeMLA 2022: Video games and the literary

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.

Genre Meshing as Social Action: The Rhetoric of Formal Hybridity in Contemporary Texts (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Autumn 2021 Issue Submissions CallSeptember 2021 | Theme: Changes...When you think of Autumn, what words come to mind? Cool nights, foliage colours, warm cider, crisp breezes, new weather events, pumpkins?

REMINDER: Modern Drama issue -- Teaching Modern Drama -- abstracts due 6/15

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Jen Buckley / University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CFP: Modern Drama special issue -- 'Teaching Modern Drama'Abstracts due June 15 Send abstracts of ~ 300 words to guest editor Jennifer Buckley (jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu)Since its founding in 1958, Modern Drama has offered innovative scholarship on dramatic literature to higher education professionals in theatre, literature, language, and adjacent disciplines.

Jadavpur University Essays and Studies (unthemed issue, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Department of English, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Essays and Studies, the journal of the Department of English, Jadavpur University invites scholarly essays for its non-themed issue to be published in 2022. Faculty members and researchers (specializing in Literature/English Literature) in India and abroad are requested to send us by 31 July 2021 a 500 word abstract indicating the subject/focus of their essays. The authors of the selected abstracts will receive a confirmation email by 21 August 2021. They will then be expected to mail in their essays by 30 November 2021.

 

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:24am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

Inspired by and Invigorating Myth and Literature: Contemporary Literature and the Classics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Luigi Malerba’s Ithaca Forever, Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities, and Colm Toibin’s House of Names are just a small sample of contemporary works of literature that engage with and re-tell Classical literature and mythology. Drawing upon ancient subject matters, these new works demonstrate that the Classical tradition remains lively and relevant, even as they pull in new histories, points of view, and contexts.

The Journal of American Culture -Theme Issue: Generations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:18am
Shay Rahm / JAC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Generational Studies is growing as an area of research as multiple generations now co-exist in the workforce. Each generational cohort brings with it diverse viewpoints and varied lived experiences—sometimes quite disparate of one another. Therefore, exploring these age cohorts potentially provides an opportunity to discuss and better understand the challenges of creating cohesiveness as well as discovering the interrelatedness of cultural experiences that have the potential to connect generations.

We welcome papers on topics related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

Film Studies III VIRTUAL PANEL - PAMLA - LAS VEGAS Nov 11-14 2021

updated: 
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 

PAMLA's 2021 conference is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11-14. There will be both in person and virtual panels at the conference. This Film Studies III session will be virtual and is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:

 

Sin Cities on Film

Vegas on Film

Film Apocalypse

Film Pilgrimages

 

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED (6/25/21) - Intimacy and Alienation in D.H. Lawrence

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:15am
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

This traditional session welcomes submissions that address questions of intimacy and/or alienation, broadly conceived, in D.H. Lawrence's poetry, short fiction, novels, essays, or other writing. How do Lawrence's texts illuminate or complicate our understanding of our current moment, in which we are both more connected to others than ever while at the same time being forced to keep our physical distance? By JUNE 25, 2021, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any AV requirements or scheduling requests to Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University, at krouset@nku.edu.

International Conference: “Violence and Society”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:37pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world, although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is a complicated and controversial issue nowadays, as it may cover different levels – interpersonal, institutional, collective violence; as well as different forms – racist crimes, gender basedviolence, genocide etc. The conference will be an attempt to shed light on the social construction and nature of violence, applying an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of violence.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:36pm
Janet Wilson, Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

9-10 July 2022

(readings, tour 11 July)

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

Entrelaces: DOSSIÊ ELENA FERRANTE MAI. - JUL. (2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:24pm
Entrelaces - Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras-UFC
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

“Literature in his truly encyclopedic respect, displaceses the various kinds of knowledge, does not fix or fetishize any of them”: with this statement Roland Barthes affirmed the singularity of the literary fact and the specific relationship between literature and other disciplines. Provocative as it is, literature can at times both attract and irritates, soothe and disturb. Barthes’ claim can certainly apply to Elena Ferrante’s works. Her writing is in dialogue with traditional and contemporary texts, articulating practices and topics which are central not only to the literary universe, but also to philosophy, feminism, history, social sciences, and psychoanalysis.

The Music of Black Mountain Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:46pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College conference, to take place this year in Asheville, North Carolina, November 12-14. Given the conference’s open call for papers, we will accept any proposals that investigate the formal and technical innovations carried out by poets who have looked to Black Mountain College as an influence. However, in keeping with the conference’s thematic focus on John Cage this year, the Society would particularly welcome papers that explore the rich interdisciplinary relationships between the Black Mountain Poets, such as Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, Denise Levertov, etc., and music.

Limitrophy in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:46pm
EJES: European Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Call for Papers for Volume 27 (2023)

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2023. EJES operates in a two-stage review process. The first stage is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for essay proposals for this volume is 30 November 2021, with delivery of completed essays in the spring of 2022, and publication in Volume 27 (2023).

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

EXTENDED CFP Deadline - 25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:42pm
VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NOTE: EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE

We have extended the CFP deadline to June 15, 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

25 Years of Infinite Jest:

The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace

VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)

28-30 October 2021

 

The Acoustic Text Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:20pm
Nanyang Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear’d,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:

– ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, John Keats

“I’m Not in The Mood”

updated: 
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:27pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 28, 2021

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45

The Boredom Cluster

 

“I’m Not in The Mood”

 

Special Issue: Searching for the Modern Girl: Flappers and Bright Young Things Around the World

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:17pm
The Space Between Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

While the Bright Young Things of England and the flappers of the America remain fixed in cultural memory, their incarnations elsewhere around the world have all but disappeared from history.  Affiliation with a feminized Anglo-European metropole may have contributed to their invisibility in the colonial peripheries, which constructed political identities around paradigms of masculine nationhood or were anxious to distinguish themselves from Anglo-European mass culture. Despite her iconic status in the interwar period, the Modern Girl was a stigmatized female figure in her own time, and that stigma seems to have carried over into the academy, inhibiting serious critical analysis of her role and function as an image for modernity.

Virtual graduate conference: "Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze"

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:16pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Art and Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

“Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze,” the 7th Annual Symposium of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Art Student Graduate Organization, hosted virtually, September 17-18, 2021.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:05am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

DEADLINE APPROACHING - 5/31/2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:46am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association: Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until July 15 for their 2021 virtual conference, Nov 10 - 13.

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