From Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre and Alain Corbin in Life of an Unknown to Kiera Lindsey in The Convict’s Daughter and John Glavin in After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation, and Performance, a small number of scholars have proposed new ways of reading the past and writing social and cultural history, microhistory, biography, and literary criticism. In the final chapter of Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal, the literary critic Helena Michie juxtaposes two modes of writing: a painstakingly annotated excerpt from a nineteenth-century woman’s diary and a fictional recreation of a moment in that woman’s life based on the record of events and experiences.
Configurations Special Issue
Call for Papers:
Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics
In The Parasite, Michel Serres argues that “the parasite intervenes, enters the system as an element of fluctuation. It excites it or incites it; it puts into motion, or it paralyzes.” Throughout the world, COVID-19 continues to interrupt and alter daily life while it simultaneously compels governments to rely on technology and science to combat its spread. Configurations is seeking articles that examine intersections of science, technology, and literature with myriad contemporary and historical contexts relevant to COVID-19.
Call for Contributions to an Edited Collection
Edited by Natasha Lushetich & Iain Campbell
We encourage the submittal of original works of theory, critique, analysis, poetry, and creative non-fiction grounded within the philosophical tradition of Marxism-Leninism. While we do not have a minimum or a maximum word limit, we encourage submissions within the range of 1,000 to 5,000 words; although larger or smaller works will be considered.
We encourage submissions from those inside and outside of the academy and, unlike traditional scholarly journals, seek to democratize the production of and access to knowledge. We encourage all submissions, and look forward to reading your writing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for the higher education community, including those working with undergraduate researchers. Research teams have responded to the pandemic in some exciting and creative ways that have the potential to benefit all engaged in undergraduate research during disruptive events such as pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes.
Original research articles (2,000–3,500 words) and vignettes (300 words) are invited for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) that discuss how individuals, disciplines, departments, campuses, and communities have adapted during these events. Topics and questions of interest include the following:
CFP – Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions
11th-12th September 2020
Keynote Speakers: Dr Nadine El-Enany and Florence Okoye
A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map.
from Wendy Trevino, 'Brazilian is Not a Race'
As a result of the ongoing crisis this conference will have to take place online, with the possibility of some optional in-person elements. We think now more than ever is a time to question the role of borders in our lives and so we want to proceed with this conversation. If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to get in touch.
The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting submissions for book reviews its Special 2020 Volume—“Theatre in Crisis”—responding to COVID-19 for 2020. Published annually by the Texas Educational Theatre Association, our mandate is to feature the work of graduate students whenever possible (so please share far and wide with your graduate students—and other colleagues too!).
Due to the unique nature of this volume (and the disruption to the publishing supply chain), I am forgoing the traditional “list of books received” and instead asking potential reviewers to pitch a book to review that fits into this “Theatre in Crisis” idea, in broad or unique ways.
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
Call for Papers
Special Collection: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution
Editors: Jonathan Evans, Kathleen Dunley and Ernesto Priego