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Deadline extended: MLA 2023: Writing Work

updated: 
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 7:41pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

After D. H. Lawrence’s mother died, his father “struggled through half a page” of The White Peacock. After he had finished reading, he asked his son what he had been paid for the novel. When Lawrence told him his father

 

looked at me with shrewd eyes, as if I were a swindler. “Fifty pounds! An’ tha’s niver done a day’s hard work in thy life.”

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: DOGMAS IN LITERATURE and LITERARY MISSIONARY: TEXT, READER AND CRITIQUE

updated: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 7:13am
Önder Çakırtaş
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

This book project aims to examine the existence of dogma in literature and some cult texts, and how dogmas in literature are conveyed to various audiences as a mission by some literary readers, experts and academics. The questions leading up to the volume are varied and their answers require lengthy examination and interpretation. So, this project investigates; Is literature dogmatic? What about literary theories? Can they be dogmatic, too? The answers to these questions are open to clarification, but the responses can also initiate an extensive discussion and manifestation. However, above all, literature does have an aspect that drags the readers, habitually burying them in its pages, and blindly attaching them to itself.

MLA 2023 / Guaranteed Session Pandemic Childhoods (DEADLINE EXTENDED 3/10/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:37am
Gabrielle (Brie) Owen / MLA Children's and Young Adult Literaure Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022

How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed or disrupted the contours of childhood both as a cultural concept and a lived experience? The term childhoods in this panel refers simultaneously to the complex and infinitely varied experiences of people called children while also evoking a shifting set of cultural investments, projections, desires, and disavowals.

National Steinbeck Center Academic Conference: John Steinbeck and East of Eden

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:30pm
National Steinbeck Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, April 25, 2022.

Overview: In honor of the 70th Publishing Anniversary of East of Eden, The National Steinbeck Center is excited to launch the first annual academic conference dedicated to research on the Nobel Laureate.

Eliot Now or Never at MLA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:24pm
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 21, 2022

Eliot Now or Never

For the International T. S. Eliot Society panel at MLA 2023, abstracts of 200 words are invited on how the dozen new volumes of T. S. Eliot's poetry, prose, and letters show us Eliot's continued relevance--or not--in 2023, integrating contemporary critical approaches and the newly published materials. Include brief CV.

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:54am
Humanities journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

This is a cfp for a special issue of Humanities that will build on the work presented at the symposium held at the University of Reading on 1st and 2nd November 2021, exploring the different ways that authenticity is constructed and represented in contemporary literature.

 

MLA 2023 CFP, Decolonizing Global Arab/South Labor Epistemologies

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:54am
MLA January 5-8, 2023- San Francisco, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

MLA 2023 - Decolonizing Global Arab/South Labor Epistemologies

Critique of global Arab/South working conditions in literary and cultural production, including theorizing labor in neocolonial spaces, construction of and resistance to subalternity, and the representation of exploitation and its legacies. 250-word abstract and bio by March 20, 2022 to ctolliver@uh.edu and aidrissi@purdue.edu

Elizabeth Bowen Review Volume 5

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:50am
Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fifth volume of the journal in October 2022.

 

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s later fiction (The Little Girls and Eva Trout).  However, we are also keen to see work on any aspect of Bowen’s writing, essays which situate her work in national and global perspectives. Themes may include:

 

Bloomsbury CHAPTER Postgraduate Conference: 'Books in the Closet'

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:50am
Bloomsbury CHAPTER (University College London / University of London)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The  Bloomsbury CHAPTER (Communication, History of Authorship, Publishing, Textual Editing and Reading), in association with University College London’s Centre for Publishing and the Institute of English Studies, University of London. is pleased to announce a one-day postgraduate conference. The conference (9 June 2022) will be held online with a hybrid in-person/online keynote.  

The Banshee Journal – Issue 2 – "Haunting"

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:49am
The Banshee: The Leading Journal For Women Who Scream
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

CFP: The Banshee, Issue 2: Haunting.

The Banshee is the leading magazine for women who scream. Our current Issue 1, Screaming, is available in print and digital formats at http://www.thebansheejournal.com . 

 

Better State Forms (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 2:59pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

We need to rethink the state. No one loves to hate the state more than a humanist. Yet does this critique serve us well? What do we mean by “the” state? Humanities scholars often take for granted a unified and homogenous idea of the state as a basis for critique. The settler colonial state, the necropolitical state, the neoliberal state; or perhaps less negatively, the welfare state, the developmentalist state, the liberal state. As this plethora of familiar models suggests, it should be impossible to talk about “the” state as a singular form, to equate it with one function or to define it by one pattern of experience. And yet such singular imaginaries often underpin humanistic engagement with the state. 

Book Series: POSTHUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP FUTURES

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:16pm
Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

POSTHUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP
FUTURES
Series edited by
Peggy Karpouzou and Nikoleta Zampaki

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers: Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:14pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers

Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921

  (Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)

 

Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

 

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FILOLOG: a peer-reviewed open access journal

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 6:09am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Filolog / The Philologist is a peer-reviewed open access journal promoting contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to language, literature, and culture.

We publish papers in English, Serbian, Russian, German, French, and Italian.

https://filolog.rs.ba/index.php/filolog

 

 

CFP Edited Volume - Sea Change: Representations of Transformation in the Caribbean and Mediterranean

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 9:55am
Marilen Loyola
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

CFP Edited Volume
Sea Change: Representations of Transformation in the Caribbean and Mediterranean

sea change n (from Shakespeare's The Tempest, I. ii. 403) 1: a profound or notable transformation 2: a substantial change in perspective, especially one which affects a group or society at large 3: archaic : a change brought about by the sea

Marxism and Neoliberalism Today

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 5:18pm
The University of Florida Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 27, 2022

CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference

“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”

(EXTENDED DEADLINE) 

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida

April 8-10, Gainesville, FL

 

Keynotes: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University), Mitch Murray (Emory University), Patricia Ventura (Spelman College)

 

Studies in Popular Culture Article Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 2:23pm
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC), a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life.

A multidisciplinary journal, SiPC gives preference to submissions that demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies. SiPC accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline. 

Nabokov and Curiosity (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 7:53am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for the 2023 MLA Convention (San Francisco, January 5-8) for a panel session on the topic “Nabokov and Curiosity.” Proposals should examine some aspect of curiosity as a theme in Nabokov’s works or as an approach to reading them.

Ulysses 100

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:36pm
Georgian-American University of Tbilisi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

T.S. Eliot called Ulysses ‘the most important expression which the present age has found; … a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape.’’ Indeed, after a century it is a book which is still read, discussed, translated, researched and which influences not only writers, but painters, musicians, philosophers, photographers, film directors.

We invite scholars and students from various fields to send proposals for a 15-minute paper with a creative approach towards any aspect of Joyce’s works.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Ethics of Life Reconsidered: Coexistence in a Chronic Emergency

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:29pm
ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022.

 

Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works (MLA, San Francisco, Jan 2023)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:21pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

MLA: 5–8 January, 2023, San Francisco, CA

 Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works

 Following recent bioengineering marvels and the first successful pig-to-human heart transplant, the Margaret Atwood Society panel welcomes proposals for papers on depictions of the nonhuman in Atwood’s works.

 250-word abstract and bio are due to Lee Frew, leefrew@yorku.ca, March 15, 2022.

MLA Special Session: Affect and Embodiment at the Margins in 20/21-c. American Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:20pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture. 

 

Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives? 

 

Other questions/topics to consider:

Queer Faulkner

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2023

“Queer Faulkner”

July 23-27, 2023

University of Mississippi

Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner

[Deadline approaching] Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 3:49am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)

 

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).

 

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