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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: BACK TO THE BASICS

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
MELOW - The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 5, 2020

MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), in collaboration with the Dept of English, Shoolini University, Solan, invites you to participate in its 20th International Conference in Oct 2020 (exact dates to be announced. The theme this time is “Four Hundred Years of American Literature” which aims at taking a look at the landmarks that dot the literary landscape of the USA.

 

Native American Literature at CEA 2021 (April 8-10) Birmingham, Alabama

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Special Issue on "Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing"

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.

Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.

Red Ink: Critical Essays on Horror Comic Books

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Red Ink: Critical Essays on Horror Comic Books

 

Deadline for ProposalsNov. 15, 2020

 

Full name/name of organization:

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and John Darowski (University of Louisville)

 

Contact email: redinkproject@yahoo.com

 

Book of Essays on Claire Messud's Novels

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Sandra Singer / University of Guelph
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Entanglement and Entropy: The Weave of Claire Messud’s Novels

This is a call for chapters for an edited collection of essays on Claire Messud’s novels. Since this would be the first book-length study of her work, chapters on all of her six novels are sought (When the World Was Steady, The Last Life: A Novel, The Hunters, The Emperor's Children, The Woman Upstairs and The Burning Girl). Papers that foreground narratological, historical, cultural and ideological features are most welcome.

Fictions of Distance in Recent American Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
AmLit – American Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Fictions of Distance in Recent American Literature

AmLit – American Literatures  – Themed Volume

Guest Editors:

Fabian Eggers and Sonja Pyykkö, PhD candidates at the Graduate School of North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Kalamazoo ICMS 2021 - Whatever Happened to Baby Cain? Ambiguous Childhood in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:46am
Alexandra Claridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

 

 

• Historical notions of education, child-rearing, and ʻgood

 

behaviourʼ.

 

• Non-human and/or monstrous children.

 

• Infantilised adults and inescapable childhood.

Aging and Ageism in the Covid-19 Pandemic A Digital Symposium by the North American Network of Aging Studies

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
North American Network of Aging Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic impacts the lives of societies, communities, and individuals deeply. Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts, scholars, journalists, and individuals have testified time and again to the fact that the virus does not impact everyone in the same ways. Identifying factors that heighten vulnerability is an important part of protecting those at risk. However, just as it is vital to recognize that racism and not race translates to higher exposure to and less protection from the virus for people of colour, it is crucial to recognize that ageism and not age is the greatest factor that puts older people at risk.

 

Excursions 11.1 "(Re)Connect

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

(Re)Connect. (Re-)Establish a bond.

To connect is an integral part of the human experience. We are social, connected, beings. The unparalleled events of 2020 have made this even more evident --- they have forced us to disconnect from life as we knew it and to (re)connect to history, nature, people, ourselves, and forgotten practices. This has weakened and strengthened our established bonds, while creating new ones. Ultimately, it revealed how dependent we are on our connections.

Homing and Hosting: Transnational Belonging across Italian Cultures

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
MLA International Symposium Glasgow 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

Often conceived as a private, intimate space, the “home” is also host to a variety of social, political, and economic dynamics that bring questions of domesticity to merge and interact with broad, even abstract, concerns. Taking as its point of departure the recent critical analysis of “home” as “a matter of search...an open-ended and possibly unaccomplished process” (Boccagni 2017), this session will address how “homing,” “hosting,” and “Italianità” speak to issues of identities, mobilities, and negotiations. Parsing “home” as a place and “homing” as a practice, this panel will concentrate on three major themes: translations and transitions, communities and environments, and hybrid homes and hybrid hosts.

AMP: American Music Perspectives (newjournal)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
Kenneth Womack, Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

Monmouth University is proud to announce the publication of a new scholarly journal. Entitled AMP: American Music Perspectives, the journal is sponsored by Monmouth University and published by Penn State University Press.

AMP welcomes manuscripts from a variety of cultural and theoretical perspectives, while also considering traditional, biographical, historical, and archival studies of American music and its artists, composers, genres, and practitioners.  AMP also welcomes interpretive analyses of American music, as well as manuscripts that investigate its sociocultural production, its political manifestations, and the history of the business practices and technological innovations associated with its development.

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:16pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held virtually Mach 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
American Academy of Religion-Western Region, Jewish Studies Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics. How can we, as Jewish Studies scholars, bring our unique perspectives to bear on the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic problems illuminated in its wake?

 

We believe the following three areas to be especially salient:

 

Teaching Popular Culture in Intermediate Language Courses

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. Yet intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in intermediate language classes?

“Strategic Gazes: Black Women Watchers in the Abolitionist Uprising”: MLA JUST-IN-TIME SESSION PROPOSAL

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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:04pm
Carmel Ohman / Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The MLA Convention (virtual, Jan 7-10, 2021) has opened up last-minute slots for proposed sessions discussing the events of summer 2020. The session organizer invites contributions for 15-minute papers that engage one or more intersections of Black studies, sexuality studies, Black feminist criticism, visual cultural studies, and surveillance studies. Full session description here:

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