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Comics and Modernism Collection of Essays *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:48am
Essays on Comics and/as Modernism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 May***

In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein recounts a remarkable interaction with her close friend Pablo Picasso. As they are headed out the door, their conversation slipping between paintings, French lessons, and tea with Picasso’s wife Fernande, Stein pauses:

"Oh I forgot to give you these, said Gertrude Stein handing Picasso a package of newspapers, they will console you. He opened them up, they were the Sunday supplement of american papers, they were the Katzenjammer kids. Oh oui, Oh oui, he said, his face full of satisfaction, merci thanks Gertrude, and we left."

Persistent Commercialization: Literary Criticism, Publishing, and the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:27pm
MLA Forum on Narrative and the South Asian and Diasporic Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15. 

Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization.  Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.

"Hollywood and the Holocaust" Conference Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:04pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

I seek original papers for a panel on "Hollywood and the Holocaust" for Middle Tennessee State University's Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference in Murfreesboro (near Nashville), TN, Oct 21-23.

Specific topics may emphasize a single director or film or address a theme or representational style. My goal is to include some diversity of approach and paper subject within the broad field of Hollywood cinema's engagement with the Holocaust, 1930s-present.

There is potential for future publication via journal special issue or published conference volume.

MLA 2021 You Didn’t Write, You Rewrote: Revision and Literary Production

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:17pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Writers have long used revision as a creative tool, well before writing classrooms institutionalized it as such. Think of Pound ruthlessly cutting Eliot’s Waste Land, Moore slashing most of “Poetry,” and Robert Lowell turning stories and letters into cinquains, sonnets, and blank verse--and then revising some of those poems again, into other forms. To many, such acts of revision are the markers of a serious writer, one who pursues perfection in multiple drafts.

Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:23pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Updated submission deadline.

“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”

MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature

The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.

"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts."

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:52pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We seek papers on the following topics 1)"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts." Through the ages, countless women interpreted scripture through their creation of hymns, poetry, literature, painting, textiles, and other artistic works. We invite papers on historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible through artistic activity. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters, with attention to specific works created by these artists and writers from Jewish, Christian, and other religious traditions.

"Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:51pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call For Papers: We seek paper proposals on the following topics: 1) "Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women: Papers Commemorating Maria Stewart." Inspired by the Boston setting of the 2020 Annual Meeting, this program unit remembers the work of Boston orator and essayist Maria W. Miller Stewart (1803-1879), the first recorded African American female political writer. We invite papers on Maria Stewart, as well as other historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible to promote social justice by confronting racism, slavery, and sexism. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters and their approach to scripture.

Hawthorne Society Triennial Conference (June 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference

“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station—Indianapolis, USA

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021.

Special journal issue: Our Shared Planet (The Environment Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Special issue of American Studies (AMSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

For people of color, the future has never been a given. Whether through the policies and practices of state-sanctioned genocide, enslavement, internment, or forced relocation and migration, racialized communities have survived their worlds ending, over and over. To cite the opening lines of Sun Ra’s 1974 Afrofuturist film Space Is the Place, “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” This special issue critically interrogates the supposed universal notions of a shared planet, ecological demise, and what it means to be human in an era of climate change. The collection aims to center the perspectives of people of color historically and in our contemporary moment on how they envision(ed) “surviving” apocalypse.

The Persistent Past in Mediterranean Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon and Dr. Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor of French, Tulane University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto 

Arabic and the Non-Human

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Arabic and the Non-Human: This panel aims to uncover and rethink the status of the non-human in the Arabic literary tradition; How has the line between human and non-human played out in Arabic literature, film, media? 250-word abstracts due March 1st to yasmine.khayyat@rutgers.edu

Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Lara Harb, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition: How were premodern Arabic texts read, conceived of, commented on, organized, and classified by their authors, contemporaries, and the inheritors of the tradition? How might this inform our own readings of them today? 250-word abstractsdue March 15th

Palestine & Literary History

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Refqa Abu-Remaileh, Assistant Professor Principal Investigator ERC-Projekt PalREAD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Palestine & Literary History: Reimagining Palestinian literary histories, chronologies, timelines; invoking comparative cases; rethinking processes of periodization and canon-formations in the context of exile, refugees, fragmentation, non-linearity, and oppression.250-word abstracts due March 1st to r.remaileh@fu-berlin.de

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