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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.

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)

 

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.

 

Special Issue on Howard Jacobson

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Prof. Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.

As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:

            A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.

Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Please note that this session is SEPARATE from the conference on domestic cats in literature to be held in June.

 

Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93

 

Submissions are invited for a proposed special session of 15-minute traditional papers on domestic cats in literature at the 93rd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), scheduled to be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, 4-6 November 2021.

 

Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:

PAMLA 2021: The City in Afrofuturism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

“Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction,” writes diarist Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower. Be it site of dystopian horror or utopian haven, The City in all its iterations serves speculative and science fiction in a variety of ways: as setting, plot device, character-in-itself, metanarrative reference point, all-purpose trope. Yet as metaphorical stand-in for ‘civilization’—and all that loaded signifier may entail—the city as trope may be all the more richly complicated within afrofuturism, allowing authors to ground their narratives in explorations of race, gender, class, and an entire array of intersectional complexities of human identity, community and social marginalization.

Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American & Southeast Asian Literature (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
Southeast Asia & Asian American MLA Forums
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We invite papers for a proposed session on “Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American and Southeast Asian Literature” for the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). The session is co-sponsored by the MLA’s Asian American Literature and Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic Forums.

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Bong Joon-ho (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
David John Boyd, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Bong Joon-ho: The Global Korean Auteur

Contacts: David John Boyd, Independent Scholar (assistant@pamla.org)

Humanities Bulletin Journal, UK - Call for new Editorial Board Members

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Humanities Bulletin is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development, on a voluntary basis. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review.

Humanities Bulletin was founded in 2018 and it is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK. HB is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy and Arts.

The Historical Turn in Contemporary Arabic Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
MESA - October 28-31, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Proposed Panel Title: The Historical Turn in Contemporary Arabic Fiction

Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation: Approaches and Objectives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:49am
AATA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

AATA panel - MESA Conference, October 28, 2021

Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation::Approaches and Objectives

In this AATA panel, we invite researchers and pedagogues to reflect on the approaches they use in teaching Arabic Literature in English Translation and the objectives associated with these courses. This panel aims to address the following questions:

-What criteria dictate the selection of the texts in terms of their genres, content, and historical periods?

-What factors determine the learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment methods associated with these courses?

International Conference: “Pilgrimages and Tourism”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:47am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference12-13 June 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places  such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.

On Southeast Asia, East Asia, and India’s North East

updated: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:35am
Rising Asia Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The multidisciplinary journal Rising Asia Journal invites articles from scholars working in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our areas of interest are Southeast Asia, East Asia (including China, Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan), India’s North East region, and the Indo-Pacific (Asia Pacific) region.

Fragments of Touch: Haptic Readings and the Limits of Sensation

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:36am
English Graduate Student Society Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

***DEADLINE EXTENDED***: February 15, 2021

18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021

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

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 4:05pm
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: The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:48am
English Department, Soochow University, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Click Here to Download Paper Submission Application Form

The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation

Theme: The Task of the Translator

Conference organizers: Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation & Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University

Date: June 5, 2021

Venue: Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

 

PAMLA Online Panel: Latin American Imaginary Cities

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

This virtual (online) panel seeks papers that explore the imaginary cities built by Latin American literature from the 19th century to the present. Since this year's conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are interested in proposals that study both the utopian and dystopian cities that Latin American writers have imagined to place there the collective fears and desires of their societies, as well as all those other fictional cities –neither paradisiacal nor infernal– that have served as microcosms to represent the tensions and conflicts of human comedy.

Special Issue: Systemic Racism, White privilege, and a Global Call to Action

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:41am
Christine Faucher / Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies

 

(SagePublications)

 

 

Special Issue: Systemic Racism, White privilege, and a Global Call to Action

 

Guest Co-Editors: C. Darius Stonebanks, Shirley Anne Tate, and Christine Faucher

 

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