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DEADLINE EXTENDED Conceptualizing the Body: Identity, Intimacy, and Intervention

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 3:59pm
NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

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Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021

This is an online/virtual session.

What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

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Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

Female Power and Subversive Practices in Latin American Women Writing

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel deals with women writers’ intervention in the Latin American political arena during the 20th and 21st centuries. Either by participating in a political party, a feminist organization, or by writing independently, this panel addresses how women writing have opposed, transgressed, and sought changes in the social order of their time. We invite proposals—in English, Spanish, and Portuguese—that reflect on how these subversive practices and ideas circulate and construct a personal and collective subjectivity. Additionally, this panel inquires on the relationship between these women’s writing and both the feminist movement and the wider political / economic context (which in Latin America has been marked by dictatorships and crisis).

ROAM - Representations of Home creative journal

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

As a result of the pandemic, the RHOME 2020 Conference on Dislocation (22-23 October 2020) has been postponed. However, the good news is RHOME will launch the first issue of, its new creative journal, ROAM, later this year.

Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and confinement, RHOME sees the need to continue its focus on the theme, the experience and the actuality of home, the place and abode that looms so large these days in the lives of everyone on the planet.

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 61 (2/2021)

Editors:

Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)

Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

 

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020

SSEMWG Call for sponsored panels @ RSA 2021

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender

Call for Panel Proposals 

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting

Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

 

Women’s Utopic and Dystopic Visions

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:43am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Demand the Impossible, Tom Moylan writes, “Utopian writing is, at heart, rooted in the unfulfilled needs and wants of specific classes, groups, and individuals in their unique historical contexts.” Women have long been creating utopic and dystopic visions in literature, history, and politics, sharing their own unfulfilled desires through dreams of better worlds or nightmares of oppressive societies. Texts such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland and Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower present alternative realities that simultaneously critique the author’s present time and place.

Contextualizing Digital Media in the Global Pandemic (Panel)

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life”; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity. Nevertheless, this new entanglement between the pandemic and digital media is not devoid of national, political, economic, and linguistic specificities: issues of accessibility, censorship, credibility, and the like cannot be addressed in the abstract. Instead, they only become visible when uses of digital media is contextualized and compared across national and linguistic boundaries.

A Film Like No Other: Political Cinema After Cinema

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021, Philadelphia, PA

Theme: Tradition and Innovation, Changing Worlds though the Humanities

 

ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Molly Kim/University of Suwon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call For Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

Contact email: Molly Kim (mollyhyokim@gmail.com)

Deadline (abstract): 31 July 2020

Deadline (full manuscript): 15 December 2020

 

Special Issue of American Literature: How Literature Understands Poverty

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Clare Callahan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

This special issue examines the role of literature and criticism in addressing poverty and dispossession. In a 2009 Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Keith Gandal predicted that the economic crisis would lead to literary studies finally putting “poverty near the top of the agenda and the center of the field.” Ten years later, poverty has become a focus of scholarship in the social sciences, particularly geography, anthropology, sociology, and critical legal studies. Yet the topic remains stubbornly marginal to literary studies, even though qualitative social scientific methods have been taken up in the discipline as never before.

NeMLA 2021 Session: Narratives of the Economy in the Global South

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Saronik Bosu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis, and its economic fallout, have re-established two facts - that the economy is a fictive category, and that its inimitable centrality derives essentially from the power of its narratives. Prior to actual policies of austerity or re-openings of the economy, there exist narratives of weathering storms as character-building or the inalienable connection between economic and individual freedom. These narratives help us imagine the economy as a system; most often it becomes palpable because we have learned to tell stories about its origins, maintenance, purity, precarity, and futures. These stories acquire unique characteristics in the global south, a geopolitical category itself that narrativizes economic agon.

Oil & Water: Petroculture & the Blue Humanities in Conversation

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:12pm
NEMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

PLEASE NOTE NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 11TH

Signs of the prominence of oil as an object of study in the Environmental Humanities abound: the increasing circulation of terms like “Petroculture” and “petrocapital,” the emergence of the Energy Humanities as a sub-field, and the nearly simultaneous publication of recent volumes such as Living Oil (2016); Petrocultures (2017); and Energy Humanities: An Anthology (2017). Scholars in a range of disciplines are working to theorize and bring into focus the myriad economic, environmental, social, and imaginative ramifications of our relationship with—and dependence on—oil.

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