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PAMLA 2021, Travel and Literature Session, November 11-14, 2021, Las Vegas, NV, US

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The PAMLA 2021 Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through literary lenses as broadly conceived, with special interest in movement through city spaces. Since this year’s conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are particularly interested in essays that consider the ways in which literary works address the city as a site for spiritual exploration, identity loss, or renewal for characters who travel to, from, or through urban spaces. How does travel or movement through city spaces address issues of identity, perception, or power?

Deadline Extended! Teaching Western and Native American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 9:38am
Patricia Bostan, Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 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 April 1, 2021

CFP for a special issue of Literature Compass: “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:50pm
Literature Compass, Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Literature Compass Special Issue:

                       “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

For a prospective peer-reviewed special issue of Literature Compass, we invite submissions that reflect on the past, present and future of modernist studies in various locations of Asia. How has “modernism” been historically conceived and studied in Asia? What institutions have shaped and are shaping the fortunes of modernist studies in Asia? How are the histories and practices of modernist studies mediated by translation among various languages used in this part of the world?

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:09pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

Decolonizing Embodiment - Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carolyn Ureña/ University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

Call for Papers

Decolonizing Embodiment

Guest Editors: Carolyn Ureña (University of Pennsylvania) and Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)

 

Unthinking Literacies (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Eunice Ying Ci Lim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In line with the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January) theme of “Multilingualism”, this proposed special session invites papers that unthink literacies as they are represented in contemporary literature and culture, interrogates the enumerative approach towards languages that is seemingly implied in multi-lingualism, and the treatment of languages as discrete and distinct formations.

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921 (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“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

 

Shakespeare and Translation

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 47 No. 2 | September 2021

Call for Papers

Shakespeare and Translation

Guest editors

Jonathan Locke Hart (Shandong University) & I-Chun Wang (National Sun Yat-sen University)

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2021

 

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

Literary Urban Studies and Climate Futures (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.

“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Rupkatha: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.

Animal Studies in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur

das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind

wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt

als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.

Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

deadline for submissions:  June 1, 2021

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, Ph.D., Lexington Books – atchison71@gmail.com ; Acquisitions Editor: Kasey Beduhn, kbeduhn@rowman.com
contact email: atchison71@gmail.com
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Reworlding

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
tba: Journal of Art, Media, and Visual Culture/Department of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

tba: Call for Submissions 

tba is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent artists and scholars by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory and criticism, gender studies, and related fields. It encourages experimentation and risk. 

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021. Thank you! 

 

Reworlding

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) 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:

 

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Special issue of gender forum (winter 2021), edited by Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

CFP: Manga’s Global Influence (MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session CFP: Manga’s Global Influence

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions (MLA 2022 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Collaborative/Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Arabic Forum and the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

Hashtags across Borders: Considering #Instapoetry as a Transglobal and Translingual Literary Movement

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
European Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Call for Papers for Volume 27 (2023)

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the two issues of the journal to be published in 2023. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for essay proposals for this volume is 30 November 2021, with delivery of completed essays in the spring of 2022, and publication in Volume 27 (2023).

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

I CIMCiH - Cartographies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:19am
CIMCIH - International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

The International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers (CIMCiH) intends to actively contribute to the body of scholarly work on Women Directors, specifically those whose films are conceived and conducted in Spanish. This conference serves as a platform where creators, authors, scholars and students can discuss their research, and ultimately promote their work, expanding the boundaries of this historically overlooked collective.

REMINDER: Murderous Sublime: Serial Killers and Serial Spectators: Monday15th March

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 11:45pm
Dr. Anhiti Patnaik (BITS), Prof. Elana Gomel (Tel-Aviv)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This global collection of essays – emerging from a session presented at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference 2021 – raises important ethical and aesthetic questions regarding narratives of serial murder. How is the serial killer constructed in World Literature and Culture by invoking or debunking Western criminological theories and detective genres? Why does a ‘murderous sublime’ dominate mainstream cinema, Netflix shows, graphic novels, and podcasts? On what historical and cultural terms, do these graphic representations of violence vacillate between notions of ‘normality’ and ‘abnormality’ or ‘banality’ and ‘exceptionalism’?

"What is your favorite novel?"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:21pm
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.

 

Eurasian Folk and Fairy Tales: Bridging Continents

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:29am
European Languages and Cultures Research Centre, Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Emerging from oral literature, folk and fairy tales are embedded and entangled within the very confines of human consciousness and are continuously rewoven into the fabric of cultural memory. Often categorised as stories for children, these tales not only provide vital information into the psyche and disposition of the human mind, but also enable us to understand social and cultural interactions. The vast imagery, motifs, and archetypes these tales produce enable them to be constantly re-conceived, reinterpreted, and disseminated. Even though folk and fairy tales emerge from differing cultures with diverse traditions and customs, they seem to share similar formation mechanisms.

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.

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