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CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts"

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:15pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021

 

The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,

invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,

California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,

this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this

CfP for Edited Collection on Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Maria Torres-Quevedo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.

GRAPHSY 2021 – Georgetown Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
Spanish & Portuguese at Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Dear all,

The graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University would like to invite graduate students to send abstracts for the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2021 (GRAPHSY). The conference will be held on February 18 and 19, 2021 through Georgetown University’s online platform. Paper and poster presentations are welcome on a wide range of topics within the fields of Hispanic linguistics and literatures. This year our goal is to promote a dialogue on the effects of the current global crisis on linguistics and literature, focusing our attention on how to overcome this impact.

Narrating Pakistan: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Munib Khan and Saeed Ur Rehman / University of Lahore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Narrating Pakistan

Call for Pakistani Stories: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Deadline: January 15, 2021

 

Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930 (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Dr. Klaudia Lee and Dr. Sharin Schroeder
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in part, a reaction to industrialization,[1] few projects have explored nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century fantasies’ engagement with the urban, and fewer still have attempted to address the intertwinement of fantasy and the city across cultures, a gap this volume seeks to fill.

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

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Research institute of Asian women
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 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 November 30, 2020.

 

About the Journal

"Cultural Divides: Bridging Gaps and Making Connections"

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

              Humanities Education and Research Association

 HERA

Call for Papers

                                                                                          4-6 March 2021

"Cultural Divides: Bridging Gaps and Making Connections"

1st Virtual Conference

 

Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile: Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
Dr María Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo) and Dr Bárbara Fernández Melleda (The University of Hong Kong)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile:Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century

 

Guest editors:

María Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo)

Bárbara Fernández Melleda (University of Hong Kong)

 

 

Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31, 2021

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2021

Submission of full articles: May 31, 2022

Tentative publication date: early 2023

 

 

Comparitive South Asian Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:26am
South Asian Foundation for Advanced Studies. (Nepal)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The proposed anthology aims to compile essays from various disciplines in the field of South Asian Studies. The compilation introduces an academic discourse on cultural studies about the region. Cultural Studies is predominantly contemporary in focus in its academic orientation. Contemporaneous is also about how the past appears in its very connections with the present ideas and facts. In the context of the above propositional statements the focus of the book is about the nature of Cultural Studies in South Asia.

Asian American Solidarities in the Age of COVID-19

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
U.S. Studies Online
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 14, 2020

‘Asian American Solidarities in the Age of COVID-19’

U.S. Studies Online Special Series

Series Editor: Harriet Stilley 

Mobility and Mutability

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:21am
Graduate Student Association, Romance Studies Department at Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Human experience is marked by movement and change. In cultural production we see mobility and mutability in light of progress, class mobility, and a shifting episteme. In literature and the arts these terms transform into migrations, monsters and character growth—in genres ranging from the epic to science fiction, or from the picaresque to cowboy poetry. Considering mobility and mutability, the following questions arise: How do mobility and mutability mark the evolution of life and the arts? How do we understand intermediality and dystopian futures in these terms? Why do founding myths of peoples around the world reflect exodus or displacement? How do terms mutate in the formation or new fields of study?

International Review of Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:47pm
MARS Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies

Journal website: https://irlsjournal.com/ojs/index.php/irls/index

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) [https://irlsjournal.com/ojs/index.php/irls/index] is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.

Rupkatha International Award in Humanities, 2020

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

RIAH is being launched as an independent initiative towards extending international recognition to fresh scholars in innovative, critical research and publication and to creative artists in the fields of arts, film and media. The initiative shall also award life-time contribution of scholars.

We are inviting nominations from scholarly communities, academicians and distinguished public servants from all over the world.

Awards

Winners will receive

  • A cash prize of 20000 INR ( USD $ 270 )
  • Rupkatha medallion certificate
  • Honorary publication in Rupkatha

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Edited Volume: Global Children’s Literature in the College Classroom

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
Sara Austin, Tanja Nathanael, Olivia Bushardt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Children’s literature as a field is not bounded by geography, and so critical discussions of the children’s literary tradition outside of a US context appear frequently in journals ranging from The New England Reading Association, to The Lion and the Unicorn, and The Reading Teacher. In fact, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly dedicated the Winter 2018 issue to “Migration, Refugees, and Diaspora in Children's Literature.” Despite the abundance of critical work, pedagogical resources such as Evelyn B. Freeman and Barbara A.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Winter 20212020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:46pm
Patricia Bostan, Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, is currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2021 issue: Teaching Western and Native American Literature, to be guest edited by Susan M. Stone, author of works on 19th-century regionalism, gender, and Native American literature and culture.

Deadline is January 30, 2021

CFP for theme issue of Literature and Medicine - "Hunger and Waste"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Literature and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

HUNGER AND WASTE

Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2021

Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret

This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.

Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.

Alternate Pasts and Futures: Counterfactuals as Resistance (ISSN panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This panel aims to examine fictional texts which represent an alternate past or future in order to resist dominant narratives. Papers which address the following questions (and others) are welcome:

How does speculative fiction which presents an alternate past or future allow us to critique the present?

How does imagining "what if" prompt us to question "what next?"

How do we use possible worlds theory to understand what is possible in the world, or unnatural narratology to interrogate what is "natural"?

How do Afro-, Indigenous, and/or Latinx futurisms, in particular, work as part of larger movements of social action? 

ALA 2021 Boston Panel Proposal: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
Robyn Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

ALA (American Literature Association) 2021 Boston Panel Proposal

Panel Title: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses

 

Due to the Covid Lockdown this past year, the ALA 2020 conference was canceled. However, we have been informed that a 2021 conference will be held in Boston. To help reconcile the lost panels from this year's canceled conference, the ALA has reached out and offered for those panels that were accepted to reply. While this panel was accepted for the 2020 conference, we have since then lost one of our presenters. Therefore, we would like to extend an invite to anyone interested in joining our panel. Our panel description is:

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

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:23pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 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 November 15, 2020.

 

About the Journal

Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Updated Call for Papers: Situations International Conference 2021

(Hybrid Online/Offline Conference)

  

Between Asia and Europe: 

Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?

 

 

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia May 21-22, 2021

Violent First-Person Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:28pm
Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

DEADLINE APPROACHING:

 

CFP: VIOLENT FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVES

Deadline for abstracts: 1st November 2020

Contact: Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott (jw737@le.ac.uk)

 

FINAL WEEK: Race and Racism in an Age of Colorblindness

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:34pm
Thomas Conners
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

This seminar centers the contemporary phenomenon of colorblindness to query how in times marked by police killings, Black Lives Matter activism, and the mass maiming of detained migrants, it is critical race theory that the Trump administration calls “divisive” and “un-American.” As critical race theorists Ian Haney López and Neil Gotanda respectively assert, legal colorblindness in a post-Civil Rights era renders racism “any and every use of race.” This colorblind stance “legitimates racial inequality and domination” by perpetuating a deadly contradiction between racist violence and race-free discourse.

ACLA 2021 Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Virtual conference, April 8-11)

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for papers: The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Snapshots of the Past:
Memory and Photography in Literature and Film

Location: Virtual conference Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020

Time: April 8-11, 2021

Organizer: Dr. Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor
Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

Stranger Forms: Translating the Unusual and Minor of Early Modernity (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:38am
Laura Francis and Sara Stamatiades - Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

While canonical works like Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote have enjoyed rich histories of translation, minor texts rarely see as much activity. Even for famous authors, unusual forms may not see the light of day at all. Take Cervantes’ own entremeses, for example: a kind of theatrical interlude prevalent in Golden Age Spain, these short texts have attracted only a handful of translations compared to the Quixote’s hundreds. Carrying out the author’s own biting remark that he wrote dramatic pieces never to be dramatized, the lack of translation only reinforces the already problematic centering of canonical texts. Unavailability across languages ingrains the marginal status of other works and, with them, the marginal figures they represent.

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