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Literature Beyond Bars

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Northeast MLA's 53rd CONVENTION
Baltimore, MD
March 10-13, 2022

Don’t you realize that we are worms

born to become angelic butterflies,

that fly towards justice without impediment?

– Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio 10. 124–6

 

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.Since Foucault conceptualized the notion of “heterotopy” as those ephemeral or stable places in relation to the parameters of exclusions of the dominant groups, the emergence of the internet and social media has further transformed traditional heterotopias.

Women and the Great War: New Critical Horizons

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Richard Schumaker/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2022 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history.

 

New Approaches to Reading in the German Curriculum

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dear colleagues,

please see the CFP below:

To be held at the 2022 Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Reading is a fundamental component of all levels of second language instruction and the goal of developing reading proficiency necessarily informs the selection, didacticization, and instruction of curricular materials. A reliance on authentic texts common in curricula designed according to current standards poses challenges in these areas, but also creates opportunities for rethinking the place, purpose, and structure of reading proficiency as communicative competence in the language classroom and within the curriculum.

 

Italian Comics in the New Millennium (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Alessio Aletta (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention

March 10-13, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

How to Cope: Resilient Characters in 20th- and 21st-century Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Valerie Thiers-Thiam / 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine narratives of resilience? How can the concept of resilience be used to analyse characters in works of fiction?

Interrogating Vulnerable Subjectivities, Biopolitics, and the Ethics of Care in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Nidhi Shrivastava
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

In the last decade, we have witnessed the harrowing images of migrants including that of Alan Kurdi whose death sparked world-wide outrage at the way in which the migrant crisis has been dealt with on a global level. While Kurdi’s untimely death drew attention to the Syrian refugees and their plight, the political crisis that has taken place in the South Asian subcontinent begs us to further think about the subjectivities of migrants and refugees and the ethics of care within this region.

Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:15pm
Julia Galmiche-Essue / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers - Session "Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction" at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD) 

This panel focuses on metatextual practices in contemporary French Caribbean fiction. Metatextuality here is understood as a form of intertextual discourse in which one text refers to itself or another text and critically reflects upon it. We welcome proposals that focus on the conditions of production, publication, distribution, circulation, consumption, transmission, and recognition (or lack thereof) of literary texts.

Preferred languages: French or English.

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Latin American Women Writers and Filmmakers Caring for the Environment

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Over the last twenty years there has been a significant increase in the literary production and critical analysis of environmental matters in Latin American literature. Scholars have established the relation between ecocritical and decolonial studies (French, 2005; DeLoughrey, 2005; Taylor Kane, 2010; Barbas-Rhoden; Heffes, 2013) but there is still need for further exploration of the relation between ecocriticism and gender studies in the region. This panel seeks to explore how Latin American women artists narrate the intersectional nature of environmental matters and to what extent art can effect change in attitudes and behaviours.

La familia en la literatura del Siglo de Oro

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:55pm
NeMLA (North East Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

El presente panel tiene como objetivo analizar las poéticas y políticas de la familia en la literatura. El panel está abierto a propuestas relacionadas con los estudios de la temprana modernidad en la literatura hispánica (siglos XVI-XVII). Se aceptarán propuestas en inglés y español.

Literature and Film of South Asia: Dialogues with the European Canon

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:52pm
Richard Schumaker/NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will examine adaptations of Western canonical works by South Asian novelists, poets, filmmakers, and essayists. We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible. Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and explore similarities and differences between your target of study and the original Western “version.” Ideally, roundtable participants will share precise texts or film clips with the attending audience and fellow roundtable members.

Thematic areas of interest:

· gender,

· social structure

· social change

· history

· family

· post-colonial themes

4th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:51pm
GlobalKS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. Taking place on October 29-31, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, ICRSH aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field. Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this Social Sciences and Humanities conferences 2021 is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.

Call for papers: Edited Collection on Plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:18pm
Annika Herb and Melanie Duckworth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

We are seeking submissions by Māori, Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and First Nations scholars for an edited collection on plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and Young Adult literature. We would like to centre Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives, and are encouraging submissions or expressions of interest from academics, writers, and postgraduate students. 

If you have any questions or ideas about potential chapters you’d like to discuss, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have.  

NeMLA 2022 Panel: The Latin American Chronicle in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN  CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536  to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.

Call for Papers (2nd Round): Chinese Creative Writing Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

 

Chinese Creative Writing Studies

 Call for Papers (2nd Round)

Overview

NeMLA 2022 CFP: Advancing Comics Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Misha Grifka Wander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.

Latin American Digitalities

updated: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 6:41am
Catholic University of Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Latin American Digitalities

Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso

ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

updated: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:51pm
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MELOW 2021

THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be organized by

SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/ 

FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021

 

CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

International Seminar
1st & 4th Sunday (July,August,September 2021)

Course FacilitatorOlga Akroyd , Ph.D 

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:24am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

Inspired by and Invigorating Myth and Literature: Contemporary Literature and the Classics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Luigi Malerba’s Ithaca Forever, Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities, and Colm Toibin’s House of Names are just a small sample of contemporary works of literature that engage with and re-tell Classical literature and mythology. Drawing upon ancient subject matters, these new works demonstrate that the Classical tradition remains lively and relevant, even as they pull in new histories, points of view, and contexts.

INCS 2022 "Strata"

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:13am
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

Strata

March 24-27, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Memory Poetics of Architectural Form(ation)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:38pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 12, 2021

 

Online Course

 

Course dates: 14 August - 5 September 2021

Schedule breakdown

3 modules / 30 hours including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)
  • reading/watching
  • studying/writing
  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 3 weeks long

Course overview

Call for Articles, Poems, and Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:43pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Journal of Literary and Cultural Analysis

 

Call for Articles, Poems, and Book Reviews

                                             http://jlca.in/index.php/jlca

 

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

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3:44pm
Literature and Medicine (journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

HUNGER AND WASTE

Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022

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.

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