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Extension: CFP for Octavia Butler collection

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Deadline extension: Octavia Butler essay collection

 

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format). 

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by December 15, 2016.

Literature and the First Year Experience

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:54am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As more upper-division literature courses disappear from college catalogues and fewer students choose to major in the humanities, the general education curriculum—and the first-year experience even more specifically—remain one of the few opportunities for university professors to use literary texts to teach critical thinking and analysis, both in terms of an acquired academic skill and as a venue for social and political activism. Yet, the freshman year of college is also a time when our students have not yet refined the very skills that can help them meaningfully participate in these academic and social dialogues as their liberal arts professors intend.

Literary Maryland in the American Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In her 1998 play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel described Maryland as a place where “You can still imagine what how [it] used to be before the malls took over. This countryside was once dotted with farmhouses. From their porches, you could have witnessed the Civil War raging in the front fields.” Considering the preceding quotation—as well as Maryland’s geographical and figurative status as a border state between the North and South—in terms of America’s complicated racial and social history, the following panel invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to present on the representation of Maryland in the American consciousness at NeMLA's 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23rd-26th).

Death in Supernatural **DEADLINE EXTENDED** [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: World Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: seminar on "Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes"

Disability in Anglophone Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Disability in Anglophone Literature (Panel)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: Anglophone and British Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: panel on "Disability in Anglophone Literature"

Book -- Menstruation Now

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
Demeter Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    Demeter Press

                     Is seeking submissions for an edited collection of scholarly chapters (not personal essays) entitled:

                                          Menstruation Now

                                          Editor: Berkeley Kaite

                      Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016

 

Narratives of the (Un)self: American Autothanatographers, 17th-21st centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
E-Rea, peer-reviewed journal of Aix-Marseille University's English and American Studies Unit, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Since the 1980s-1990s, the terms “autopathography” and “autothanatography” have increasingly been used by the theorists of autobiography. Defined by Thomas Couser as “life writing that focuses on the single experience of critical illness” (“Introduction: The Embodied Self”, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol.6, no 1, Spring 1991, 1), autopathography often— but not always—envisions death. The aporic term autothanatography, the writing of one’s own death, has provided a useful framework for the theorists interested in the relationships between writing, the self and death.