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NeMLA 2022 - Representing Care and Being Together in Refugee Writing

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:59pm
Jonathan Nash (University of Victoria / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

Narrative Studies Winter School

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The winter school will cover the key concepts and ideas of narrative theory and will offer an opportunity of creative engagement in storytelling and narrative interpretation. While lectures will provide theoretical overview and critical perspectives on the nature of narrative and its various structures, elements and uses, the workshops will be based around discussion of fictional and non-fictional texts, films and other media. They will include academic and creative writing sessions and will largely focus on memory and subjectivity, (oral) history and (auto)biographical practices.

International Conference: Memory and the Unconscious

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:01pm
PAMLA Nov. 11-14, 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021

https://www.pamla.org/conference/

Virtual (online) panel:

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom

This virtual (online) panel is open to contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to French, Modern Languages, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Communication, etc. Papers may focus on teaching strategies, pedagogical innovations, practical tools and resources for teaching film, or discuss curricular challenges and solutions, exploring the place and uses of French and Francophone film and media in the changing Liberal Arts Curriculum. Papers in French or English are welcome.

City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:01pm
PAMLA Nov. 11-14, 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021

https://www.pamla.org/conference/

Virtual (online) panel:

City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema

This virtual (online) panel welcomes papers exploring the presence and role of cities in French and Francophone cinema. 

Questions we may ask are: 

Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Adeline Johns-Putra and Xianmin Shen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection

Special Issue: Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Xianmin Shen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Intertexts invites papers for a special issue on Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene.

CFP - VOL.4, NO.1 - JANUARY 2022 ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language,
Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original,
unpublished research papers for January 2022 issue.

Indexed In
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)
Citefactor (Directory Indexing of International Research Journals)
DRJI (The Directory of Research Journal Indexing)

Discourses of Care in Asian American Literature and Studies (NeMLA 2022 panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

While the year 2020 is known around the world as a time when everything changed, the year marked an especially different turn for the Asian American community. Many have interpreted the recent waves of shocking racist attacks and anti-Asian sentiments targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities as a direct link to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. However, in reality, it is critical to understand that the voice of anti-Asian violence and hate is far from being a new concept in America.

Venti Journal, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, "Senses"

updated: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:46pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics | https://www.venti-journal.com/
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

Venti Journal | venti-journal.com 

Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fifth issue entitled "Senses."

Transnational Indigenous Identities at the U.S.-Mexico Border

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long existing impacts of the U.S.-Mexico border on Indigenous communities have been devastating on those communities physically on the border and for various Indigenous peoples representing many North American and South American nations seeking safety.  Papers considering Indigenous transnationality at the border are welcome.  A variety of topics and approaches are welcome, such as analyzing texts that address border crossing(s), threats to Indigenous sacred areas, blocked access to sacred spaces and cultural practice, the effects of the Border Patrol on the cultural relationships with community members across the border, and the rhetoric of organizations like the Lipan Apache Women Defense, MMIWG2S awareness groups, the U.N.

Ecocriticism: the Ibero-American Experience

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:47pm
Dr. J. Manuel Gómez
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Papers are sought for a book collection on any aspect of epistemological representations with a focus on ecocritical, environmental, ethic and literary approaches. The book explores both oral and written representations of the land and nature throughout the Ibero-American world.

 

Subtopics:

Natural landscapes

Exploitation of nature

Habitat destruction

Apocalyptic narratives of nature: fiction and non-fiction

Anxiety and the natural world

Minority groups and their representation as natural resources

De/colonization of nature

Globalization/modernization toll on nature

Travel and nature

Anthropocene vs nature

 

Body and/as Procedure

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:48pm
AMODERN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for Papers
AMODERN 12: Body and/as Procedure

Edited by Jane Malcolm and Sarah Dowling
300-word proposals due: 1 October 2021
Drafts of 4000-8000 words due: 15 December 2021

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

Literature and art can prompt us to care for one another across space, time, and culture. They can challenge social structures that underpin injustices. Yet they can also represent trauma and injustice in ways that undermine care by spectacularizing, universalizing, or appropriating lived experiences. Conventions of writing, reading, and marketing can limit what stories are heard and read as worthy of care.

Ethics of Witnessing

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the aftermath of mass atrocities, where the humanity is both the subject and object of a destructive process, the historical truth is almost impossible to access. On the one hand, perpetrators have tendency to deny their responsibility in committing atrocities, and on the other hand, victims’ experience remains unspeakable due to the impact of trauma. After the Holocaust, researchers from different disciplines focused on the possibility of transmission of the traumatic events related to the atrocities, as well as the obstacles that are faced during this process. One of the interesting areas of research in this regard is the victim-perpetrator encounter and the dynamics of witnessing in relation to the historical truth.

Digital Humanities in the Study of Spanish Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Digital Humanities has the potential to add to the traditional study of Spanish Literature and Culture. By moving beyond the traditional theoretical frameworks of literary theory and criticism, Digital Humanities processes provide the opportunity to re-examine cultural production. Digital Humanities also provides an outlet to examine the intersectionality of Linguistics and Literature and Culture, combining two fields which have traditionally remained exclusive. Therefore, this panel provides the opportunity to showcase Digital Humanities projects and/or methods that incorporate digital tools in the interrogation of Spanish Literature and Culture, and/or those which combine Linguistics and Literature and Culture.

"Umana cosa è aver compassione": Care and Empathy in Italian Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:09pm
NeMLA - Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the Franciscan value of compassion to the empathetic responses that many neorealist works propose, the Italian culture abounds with examples of the human capacity to share in the feelings of others. Drawing inspiration from the conference theme of "care," this panel welcomes papers that address compassion and/or empathy in Italian literature, cinema, and the arts.

Please submit an abstract and a short bio by September 30, 2021 here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19574

Questions can be emailed to tiziano_cherubini@baylor.edu

The 1ST International Conference on Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:41am
Badr University in Cairo, Egypt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Badr University in Cairo

School of Linguistics and Translation

Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo

 

The 1ST International Conference

 on

Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later 

23rd - 24th, October 2021

 

INTRODUCTION:

Translation Review, call for translations of prose and poetry and scholarship on literary translation

updated: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 3:12pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 6, 2021

Translation Review invites submissions of

  • translations of contemporary prose and poetry into English
  • manuscripts on the process and practical problems of translating, including the reconstruction of the translation process.
  • interviews with translators
  • manuscritps that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts
  • translation in the digital age

Guidelines

Please note that all scholarly manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style EB (endnotes and bibliography). 

Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction (NEMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 6:32pm
Nemla 2022, Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

My colleague Sharanya Dutta and I are proposing a panel for the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)’s annual conference in 2022 (March 10-13, Baltimore) on the work of theory that South Asian novels can do. You will NOT need to pay a registration fee or become a member to apply but you WILL need to make an account to log in. Please submit your abstract through the NeMLA portal in order to be considered. We are pasting the link below. The NeMLA website contains a short description, but the complete panel proposal is:

 

Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction

 

Decolonising the Panel; Deconstructing the Gutter: Two-day Virtual International Conference on Postcolonial Studies in Comics and Graphic Narratives from South Asia

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute Technology Patna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.

Precariousness: Challenges and Solidarities (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Human beings, irrespective of their socio-cultural differences, exist in co-dependence with each other as well as in terms of their relationality to the state. This necessitates the formation of different institutions of care: mutual-aids, co-operative societies, care-centres, and NGOs, which are mechanisms of state-power that both define and threaten human being’s relationship to the state. Regulations imposed upon subject-citizens by the state on a daily basis in the form of ideological inflections make the human mind precarious, while the disciplinary machineries of the state expose them to ineffable stages of biological as well as social risks.

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