twentieth century and beyond

RSS feed

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:33am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SF: Activism and Resistance 

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:21am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Ghostliness and Purgatorial Wastelands in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 4:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022

  

The theme of ghostliness is often present in modernist literature and boundaries between life and death are very often blurred. What can the recurrent invocation of spectrality say about modernism and modernists? How do modernist authors represent their characters who dwell a death in life (or a life in death)?

NEMLA 2022 session: Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Brooke Stanley and Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022. 

 

Session Description:

2021 Annual Thatcher Network Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 28, 2021

Supplementary Call For Papers

 

Our 2020 conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our speakers from 2020 have agreed to present their papers this year, but unfortunately some speakers' circumstances have changed and they can no longer participate.

 

We are therefore seeking to fill some gaps in our programme. 

 

We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts (for papers lasting 15 minutes) on all aspects of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. We especially welcome submissions from women.

 

Papers relating to Margaret Thatcher and the concept of citizenship or Margaret Thatcher and the constitution would be particularly pertinent to our programme.

 

Poetics of Infrastructure (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

Panel - Poetics of Infrastructure

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.Since Foucault conceptualized the notion of “heterotopy” as those ephemeral or stable places in relation to the parameters of exclusions of the dominant groups, the emergence of the internet and social media has further transformed traditional heterotopias.

Afterlives of Data

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Current Open Call

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for a special themed issue:

Afterlives of Data

Guest Editors: Brian Michael Murphy (Bennington College) & Kris Paulsen (The Ohio State University)

https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/information/authors

Women and the Great War: New Critical Horizons

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Richard Schumaker/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2022 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history.

 

The Literary Writer as Public Intellectual after 1945 (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Inviting abstract submissions for a panel on "The Literary Writer as Public Intellectual After 1945" at NeMLA's 53rd Annual Convention, to be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland

This panel examines the ways in which literary writers have adopted, subverted, or transformed the role of the public intellectual since 1945. Literary writers mattered to American public life during the mid-twentieth century in distinctive ways: that is, reading practices mattered to civic life (Matthews 2016, Menand 2010) and many novelists believed that the figurative or symbolic forms that they created could have a genuine impact on "more ostensibly 'real' political formations" (Szalay 2012).

Italian Comics in the New Millennium (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Alessio Aletta (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention

March 10-13, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

How to Cope: Resilient Characters in 20th- and 21st-century Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Valerie Thiers-Thiam / 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine narratives of resilience? How can the concept of resilience be used to analyse characters in works of fiction?

“Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

 “Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health

 

Session sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society

 

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900

 

 

“I’m Not in The Mood”

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45

The Boredom Cluster

“I’m Not in The Mood”

Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies in the 19th to 21st Centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:31pm
Sonia Zarco-Real
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

For the last twenty years, Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies have challenged traditional academic notions of areas of study by examining the legacies of imperialism (colonialism and neocolonialism) on social constructs, knowledge, identity, disciplines, language, and societies from the 19th-21st centuries.

Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:15pm
Julia Galmiche-Essue / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers - Session "Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction" at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD) 

This panel focuses on metatextual practices in contemporary French Caribbean fiction. Metatextuality here is understood as a form of intertextual discourse in which one text refers to itself or another text and critically reflects upon it. We welcome proposals that focus on the conditions of production, publication, distribution, circulation, consumption, transmission, and recognition (or lack thereof) of literary texts.

Preferred languages: French or English.

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Monstrous Machines, Queer Bodies & Haunted Technocultures in the American South

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:12pm
Elizabeth Finnegan, NeMLA 2022 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Despite persistent conceptions of the American South as pastoral, Modern and Postmodern Southern literatures have just as persistently grappled with the significance of modernity, consumerism, and technology. David A. Davis demonstrates how Southern modernism emerged from the disruptions that modernity introduced into the region by World War I. Rapid technological change can transform our connections to our own bodies and to others; and these transformations have profoundly animated Southern literatures.

Literature and Film of South Asia: Dialogues with the European Canon

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:52pm
Richard Schumaker/NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will examine adaptations of Western canonical works by South Asian novelists, poets, filmmakers, and essayists. We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible. Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and explore similarities and differences between your target of study and the original Western “version.” Ideally, roundtable participants will share precise texts or film clips with the attending audience and fellow roundtable members.

Thematic areas of interest:

· gender,

· social structure

· social change

· history

· family

· post-colonial themes

53rd Annual Convention of NeMLA: Other Times in Neo-slave Novels Panel

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel , presenting at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD), is entitled "Other Times in Neo-slave Novels: Anachronisms, Alternate Timelines, Parallel Universes, and More." Read below for the panel abstract.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: The Latin American Chronicle in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN  CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536  to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.

What Does Literature Feel Like

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

In Sensory Experiments (2020), Erica Fretwell argues that “literature is a sensitizing mechanism, not merely a representation but an amplification of experience,” positing literature as “a technology […] that has the potential to reproduce—not copy but produce more—feeling and […] to create more connections to the world by registering more differences in it” (28-29). Fretwell makes that claim in the context of her transatlantic study of the relations between American literature and the failed science of psychophysics as it developed in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.

The City Unmapped and the Unmapped City

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
NEMLA 2022 Conference (roundtable session)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.”  What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?”  Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative?  What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete?  This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space.  We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression

80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Canadian Comics Symposium 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine

Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)

Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)

NeMLA 2022 CFP: Advancing Comics Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Misha Grifka Wander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.

Care With(out) and Against the State

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Alya Ansari (University of Minnesota), Thomas McGlone (Villanova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is part of the 53rd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Care With(out) and Against the State 

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

Pages