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Extended Till 05.10.2020 - Call for chapters for an edited book, Refrigerated Culture and Pluralism: A Literary Perspective

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:26am
Khan & kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

“No Culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” - Mahatma Gandhi

 

‘Diversity is strength, not weakness,’is an idea rapidly fading away. There are several thousand cultures, and several hundred belief systems in the world. However, only a few communities with their socio-cultural, geographical, and racial positionsdominate, the rest exist in socio-cultural outskirts. The saying, ‘majority Wins’has dangerously become, ‘minority wears away.’ While, this tendency is flourishing at the cost of secularism and pluralism at a collective level, it is causing dehumanization, hate, and violence, at individual level. Covert racism, socio-cultural hegemony, nationalism, partisanism, are paving way for totalitarianism.

Queer Pragmatics (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Adam Sax and Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz argues that “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” For Muñoz, the future becomes the domain of the queer, the time and place where queerness can thrive. However, scholars often overlook the “now” in queer theory, an urgent, revolutionary now akin to what Walter Benjamin calls the “Jetztzeit.”

NeMLA 2021 - “Literature and Minds: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:52am
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA - March 11-14, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2020, to Session ID # 18514

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18514

NeMLA 2021 - “Eroticism and Aversion in Latin American Poetry and Narrative” (Panel)

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:52am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, Associate Professor of Spanish, DeSales University / 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA - March 11-14, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and eroticism expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2020, to Session ID # 18515

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website:  https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18515

Established and Contemporary Caribbean Voices (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Caribbean novelists, poets, and playwrights have contributed inestimable riches to the world of literature. How have the themes and styles of established Caribbean voices, including Brathwaite, Walcott, Cliff, and Naipaul, been adapted or diverged from by younger Caribbean voices? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Distinctions between Rabindranath Tagore's Shorter and Longer Fiction (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-Westerner to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a prolific writer in diverse literary genres, including both long and short-form fiction. This panel explores similarities and differences between Tagore’s short stories on the one hand, and his novellas and novels, on the other. Did the Bengali author tend to treat specific themes at length while reserving other motifs for his shorter fiction? Concerning setting, characterization, and plot trajectory, what are similarities and differences between Tagore’s shorter tales and his novels? Are there differences between Tagore’s stories and his novels regarding their accessibility and currency in the present day and for transnational audiences?

19th-century British Novels and the Shape of British Writing Today (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

To what extent have 19th-century British novelists, such as Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, influenced the works of contemporary British writers? Is there a continuity of themes and styles, or have 21st-century British authors fundamentally broken away from examples of the past? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Call for Abstracts: NeMLA 2021 Panel (Virtual/Hybrid Platform) on Newspapers, Modernism, and Transnational Print Networks

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The 52nd NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention (Philadelphia, PA) is now going to be held on a hybrid/virtual platform between March 11 and 14, 2021. This means you can present your papers virtually from anywhere in the world without having to travel to Philadelphia, PA. We now hope to hear more from scholars and students living outside of the US. Please consider sending your abstracts to our panels by September 30! See this link for more instructions: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

 Reposting my own panel description here for anyone interested in global modernism and print networks:

Discourses of Asian American Literature and Studies Then and Now (NeMLA 2021 panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.

(Updated) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 5:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb Through Literature and the Cinema

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Yasmina Nagnoug Mejai / University of London Institute in Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021 CONVENTION (11-14 March)

Call for Papers for a panel on the Maghreb: ''Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb through Literature and the Cinema''

Panel description:

New Poetry Pedagogies (ACLA 2021)

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Caroline Gelmi and Lizzy LeRud/ACLA Online, April 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recent poetry scholarship has begun to trace how some of the most normative concepts in poetry studies (meter, free verse, lyric, the speaker, voice) are enmeshed within broader systems of white supremacy and imperialism. Yet these concepts often go unchallenged in college classrooms. This seminar asks, how might this scholarship change the way we teach poetry and poetics--in any language, at any level, from Introduction to Poetry to advanced graduate seminars?

Mélanges in homage to Pr. Dr. Denis Mukwege - https://journals.openedition.org/lisa/11789

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Rennes University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

n this troubled and troubling period when “normal” life is suspended and depends on lockdowns whose duration can only be indeterminate in the face of an invisible and devastating evil,
At a time when everyone’s anguish is palpable, dominated by hardships and sacrifices, our civic responsibilities, our humanitarian preoccupations are all the stronger.
In this suspended time, perhaps more than ever, certain words resonate and give birth to thoughts and reflections, i.e. the sharing of ideas, ideas of solidarity, of collaborative deeds or actions, offering friendship, comfort, goodwill...

ART, AESTHETICS, AND CULTURE IN INDIAN FOLKLORE

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020


  1. Understanding Indian Folklore

  2. Globalization and Folklore Literature

  3. Folk Art of India

  4. Folklore Theories 

  5. Folklore Aesthetics and Folk Poetics

  6. Indian Folklore: Forms and Patterns

  7. Indian Folklore and Performing Arts

  8. Ideology, Propaganda, and Folklore

  9. Identity, Culture, and  Folklore

  10. Folklore and  Oral Tradition

General Issue on Caste and Leftist Politics

updated: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:12pm
All About Ambedkar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

All About Ambedkar: A Journal on Theory and Praxis, launched in 2020, is an online journal dedicated to closely reading Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s texts and critiquing caste and leftist politics. Check out the website of the journal for further details: www.allaboutambedkaronline.com.

For its upcoming general issue, the journal invites original and previously unpublished articles on the following topics.

​1. Critical reading of Ambedkar’s texts

2. Reviews of recent books on Ambedkar and Caste Studies

3. Analysis of caste-related discrimination and violence

4. Exploration of the theme of caste in literature, cinema, music, painting, photography and social media

2021 Cafe Dissensus Issue 57: Epidemics/Pandemics in Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:49pm
Nishi Pulugurtha
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Cafe Dissenus Issue 57: January 2021: Epidemics/Pandemics in Literature [Last date for submission: 30 December, 2020; Date of publication: 1 February, 2021]

Guest-Editor: Dr. Nishi Pulugurtha, Associate Professor, Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, University of Calcutta.

Misriqiya (International Journal of African – Egyptian Studies)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:48pm
Faculty of Women, Ain Shams University Egypt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Print ISSN: 2682-4116
Online ISSN: 2682-4124
Miṣriqiyā Subject Fields
This journal publishes articles in the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, politics, geography, linguistics, literary and cultural studies and Basic Science. Miṣriqiyā is published in both print and online versions.

Folklore, Myths and Indigenous Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
LITINFINITE JOURNAL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Call for papers

Litinfinite Journal

 December 2020 (Volume-II, Issue-II)

On

Folklore, Myths and Indigenous Studies

E-ISSN: 2582-0400

CODEN: LITIBR

www.litinfinite.com

Last date of submission of manuscripts: 8thOctober, 2020

 

Chapters for "Transgender India: Understanding Hijras and Sadhins through the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities"

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:20pm
Dr. Douglas Vakoch
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Chapters are invited for Transgender India, which examines hijras and sadhins from antiquity to the present, drawing on scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Contributions may explore a range of Indian transgender identities and experiences—including but not limited to individuals identifying as third gender, MTF, FTM, and nonbinary. A sampling of confirmed chapters includes:

Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:58pm
Liberal Arts Collective at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State is launching a conference-style podcast, "Unraveling the Anthropocene: Race, Environment, and Pandemic,” which will run during Fall 2020 to early Spring 2021. This podcast seeks to interview a variety of academics, artists, activists, or community members to feature their work and experiences as they try to understand, explain, alleviate, or simply capture the contemporary phenomena that fall under these themes.  Speakers will be volunteering to remotely record a 15-minute long informal conversation about their work or experience. Parallel events include a reading group and a closing roundtable.

“Dos Hemisferios”: the Americas and Europe in Black and “Hispano-Americano” Writing

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
David Luis-Brown/Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

MLA 2021 (January 7-10, 2021, on Zoom)- Just-In-Time Proposed Session

Keywords: Black, Latinx, Hemispheric, Atlantic, Latin American 

Deadline: September 20, 2020 

 

 CFP: “Dos Hemisferios”: the Americas and Europe in Black and “Hispano-Americano” Writing

 

CFP_OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(1)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:02pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by October 30, 2020.

 

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Edited Volume: The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
SDM Govt PG College Doiwala, Dehradun, India
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Department of English, SDM Govt. PG College, Doiwala, Dehradun, India is bringing out an edited book volume titled "The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture". The sub-themes below are only suggestive of the area and are in no way restrictive. Essays with other relevant themes are also welcome.

• Interpreting Folklores
• Representation of ‘Folk’ in World Literature
• Linkage of Folklore with History
• Folk-Forms as Sites of Protest
• Gender and Folklore
• Preservation of Folk-Forms, Culture and Oral Narratives
• Language-Death and Preservation of Endangered Languages
• Folklore in Contemporary Milieu
• Nation and National Consciousness in Folklore

Poetry In the Time of Crisis: La poesía en tiempos de crisis: The Role of the Poet and Poetry in Latin America

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Most poets have written ars poetica to define their role and explain the meaning of their poetry for themselves and for society.  Some poets see poetry as a purely verbal act, a creative challenge to revitalize language. Others see themselves as a spokesperson for the silent or a prophet seer to bring awareness to the reader. Many poets are skeptical of the value of their poetry for society; they see their writing as a “useless” act meaningful only for themselves. This panel seeks to examine how different Latin American poets view their poetry and whether their perspective changes or is expanded in times of crisis: civil war, dictatorship, epidemics, revolution, ecological crisis, etc.

CFP Special Issue: Crisis, Pandemics, and Counter-hegemony: Reading Paradigm Shifts across World Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:59am
452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

While it may be too soon to assess the long-lasting impact that the Covid19 pandemic will have on our societies and ways of life in the future, it is timely to consider how the collective experience of emergency and crisis tends to prompt reflections and critique —sometimes renewed, though not always— on the ways in which we live, as well as tending to inspire new conceptualizations and directions in thought, behavior, policy, and the arts.

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