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The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 4:29pm
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2022. Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Dr. Douglas Vakoch at dvakoch@ciis.edu by March 25, 2021. Authors will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by March 30, 2021.

MLA 2022 CFP: "Transnational Migration and Empire"

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:07pm
TC Race and Ethnicity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an Transdisciplinary Connections [TC] Race and Ethnicity Studies-sponsored panel, "Transnational Migration and Empire." 300-word abstracts that examine how texts that center on transnational migrations, forced or otherwise, produce anti-imperialist modes of thought and practice. Any geographical location and time period. Send submissions to trans.migration.empire@gmail.com by Monday, 15 March 2021.

CFP: Comics on the Border (MLA 2022; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Janine Utell / MLA / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Comics on the Border

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum to be held (if accepted) at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C.

Comics are defined by borders in formal representation and structure, in the boundaries between word and image and generic categories, in the networks and communities of mainstream and alternative production and circulation.

Class and SFF

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:01am
Vector
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles on the broad theme of class in science fiction and fantasy, encompassing topics such as: representations of class and class struggle in SFF; models for resistance; anarchism in SFF; fantastical estrangements of class; class consciousness; class and material culture; class and climate change; platform capitalism and the gig economy; platform cooperativism; automation and the future of work; trade unionism, industrial organising and action; workplace democracies; speculative classless societies; class and migration; class, family, and Critical Kinship Studies; economic vs.

Call for Contributions: We Won't Look Down Exhibition

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:55am
Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

 

WE WON'T lOOK DOWN 

ONLINE POETRY & ART EXHIBITION

«Angles, margins, edges, lines . . . don’t we often find ourselves exploring some version of “outside?”»[1]

 

MLA 2022 CFP: “Black Is/Not a Place”

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
African American LLC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2022 MLA convention will be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an African American LLC-sponsored panel.

 

“Black Is/Not a Place”

 

We invite papers that consider how Black refusals of autochthony, nativism, nationalism, regionalism, and place illuminate the study of Black literature across geographic and linguistic borders.   

 

Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kristin.moriah@queensu.ca by March 15.

 

"What is your favorite novel?"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.

 

Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand MLA 2022 Panel

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for Papers

MLA 2022

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

 

Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022

Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator

 

Session Title:

Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

 

Official MLA 35-word official CFP:

The Politics of Syria

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Siasat-al-Insaf
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Call for Papers (Spring Issue 2021) The image of Syria as a war-torn country has always dominated global news cycles. On one hand, news outlets discuss how the international powers serve their own economic and political interests by implementing the Middle East Grand Strategy revolving around ‘ Creative Chaos’ policies. In short, waging a proxy war on Syria’s political and economic system, destroying culture and infrastructure, affecting civilians, violating human rights principles under the pretext of democracy and protection of human rights, with the aim to reshape Middle East politics. In this context, such news cycles persistently distort President Assad's counterstrategy.

Diglossia, Heteroglossia, and Raciolinguistics

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:44am
MLA 2022 - CLCS-Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

People form new grammars and dialects through creative languaging: creolization, code-switching, etc. The results carry markers of intercultural relations and historical tensions. How do raciolinguistics manifest in Medieval literature, Medieval reiterations, and historiography?Languages have a deep capacity to coexist, disrupt, and change, and they survive each cultural encounter either strengthened or weakened, but certainly transmogrified. Language’s abilities to form new grammars and dialects through creative formations is apparent in both Medieval texts and in Medieval reiterations.

PAMLA Session: The City and Canadian Literature and Authors

updated: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 2:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The theme of the 2021 PAMLA conference focuses on ideas and forms of cities, fictive cities, and symbolic cities, and on various representations of urban cultures and peoples. This panel focuses on real and fictional Canadian cities, expressing visions of city types, culture, and the development of identity through cityscapes in Canadian literature and/or by Canadian writers. Given Canada’s great size but small, dispersed population, “city” has divided Canada into the “Big Three” -- Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver -- and the rest, not only from the Canadian perspective, but also from external perspectives.

4th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (ICRHS)

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The 4th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, happening on the 7th– 9th May 2021, Milan, Italy is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in education theory and practice.

This conference is a prestigious event, organized to provide an international platform for academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper/abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to conference theme and topics.

 Sociology and Anthropology 

World Literature in and for Pandemic Times

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Journal of World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the Journal of World Literature on the theme of World Literature in and for Pandemic Times. Essays can discuss works that are set in plagues or epidemics (whether Covid-19 or earlier epidemics, real or fictional), or can discuss how we ourselves read under our current circumstances of lockdowns, widespread mortality, and the resulting social and economic disruptions.

Alluvium Special Issue: “Futurity in Crisis”

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 8, 2021

Call for Papers

Alluvium Special Issue: “Futurity in Crisis”  (Abstracts deadline 8th of March 2021. First Draft Submissions 5th April 2021)

Guest edited by the Contemporary Theoretical Network

In this special issue of Alluvium, the Contemporary Theoretical Network (Ctrl Network) invites submissions on the topic of futurity in crisis.

MLA 2022 CFP: Insurrection, Tyranny, and Resistance (guaranteed panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:18pm
Modern Language Association CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

The CLCS Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We plan a panel on insurrection, tyranny, and resistance in a wide range of early modern contexts.  What political theories and literary traditions shape early modern writers’ understandings?  How do literary texts themselves respond to contemporary events, imagine alternative futures, and transform current conversations?  We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to Penelope Anderson pea@indiana.edu by 20 March 2021.

 

Literature and the Other Arts Conference Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This session is open to any proposal that explores the intersection of literature and some other art. However, in accordance with the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction," we welcome papers that explore the cross-sections between literature and the other arts in connection to issues of the urban, cityscapes, the postmodern, noir, gothic, or religious spaces or architecture, or religious or spiritual painting or sculpture.

 

To submit a  paper proposal, please visit   https://pamla.ballastacademic.com, and look for session 18248 Literature and the Other Arts (in person) or 18249 (on line)

 

Theatre and Popular Culture in the English Restoration and 18th Century

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:14pm
Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

The English theatre culture from the early Restoration to the early 18th century witnessed a marked shift towards increased commercialization and popularization of theatre. Gone were the post-1660 close association with the court, royalist productions, and prominently elite (well-off and upper-class) audiences. Instead, the experimentation with new genres, opening of new theatres, and a growing differentiation of the theatre programme into mainpieces, entr’acte entertainments and afterpieces revolutionized the established cultural hierarchies of the period.

Nineteenth-Century Religious Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022. 

 

Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism,  Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance. 

 

Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged. 

 

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:56am
Bangor University, Wales UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages

June 14th-17th 2022

Bangor University, Wales

Keynotes:

Don Mee Choi
Forrest Gander

Edited Collection, Women Writing Trauma in Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:44pm
Laura Alexander/editor/Associate Professor of English, High Point University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature."  The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to laura.leigh.alexander@gmail.com. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021. 

(ONLINE) POSTMEMORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 4:33am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/

 

Scientific Committee:

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

​We are happy to announce that the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS at our 2nd "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", 25-26 February 2021 will be Marianne Hirsch and Mirta Kupferminc.

 CFP:

MLA 2022: Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Orchid Tierney/Eric Schmaltz/ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel. 

Theatre and Performance in an Age of Conspiracy: Postgraduate Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:23am
Theatre & Performance Research Association and Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Theatre and Performance Research in an Age of Conspiracy

TaPRA-SCUDD 2021 Postgraduate Symposium

Friday 25th June 2021, Online (GMT)

 

While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take.

If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!

– William Shakespeare, The Tempest (c. 1610-1612), Act II, scene 1. Song, line 295.

 

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