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History and Technology in Contemporary American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As Carroll Pursell suggests in Technology in Postwar America, technology enabled America to develop global prominence in the 20th century. And in seems poised to do the same in the 21st. Yet the relationship Americans have with technology is thorny. For instance, Thomas L. Friedman lauds technology, observing that “Globalization 3.0,” a new era in global history that is marked by digital developments, is leveling the playing field (The World is Flat 10).

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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Conference  postponed until 2021: Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

Deadline Extended to 21st July.

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

 

SEASECS 2021 Call for Session Proposals

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

SEASECS 2021: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century”

February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida

Session Proposal Deadline: 6.15.2020

(Individual Papers and Fully-formed Panels Deadline: 10.15.2020)

 

The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines.

Edited Collection "Queer TV China" CFP

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Jamie J. Zhao/Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Call for Contribution Proposals

 

To be considered for the edited volume, Queer TV China

 

Editor:

Dr. Jamie J. Zhao, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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