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Conference Call: LGBTQI+ Refugees/Asylum Seekers Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:31pm
EROSS at Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims (UNHCR). Amongst them is a particularly vulnerable group: LGBTQI+ people: sons, daughters, parents, partners and lovers, with horrendous histories of imprisonment, bodily harm, torture, and psychological trauma.These atrocities are inflicted on them by their own governments, countrymen, and, worst of all, friends and families.This conference aims to discuss the situation of LGBTQI+  asylum seekers and refugees  who have committed no crime, yet cannot live freely in their own countries due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

 

These topics shall be explored under the following themes:

Politics of the Middle East

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:42am
The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)

 

    The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.

NeMLA 2021: Romantic Tradition, Romantic Innovation

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In his Defence of Poetry, composed in 1821, Percy Shelley asserts the central importance of the poet—a  general term he uses to include creative artists of all types—to the continuing development of civilization, even in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the associated celebration of the sciences and technology. In praising the poet as the “unacknowledged legislator of the world,” Shelley sounded a call that still resonates two hundred years later, as the importance of the humanities relative to STEM programs continually becomes debated.  Of course, Shelley’s views on poetry were by no means representative of the period.

Adjacent Pineapple Issue 7 (Difference)

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:29pm
Adjacent Pineapple
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

submissions are currently invited for issue seven of adjacent pineapple. 

this issue will be edited from Glasgow by Colin Herd and Dubai by Anushree Prashant. 

submissions accepted on a rolling basis. deadline for inclusion in issue 7 is 30th September.

we are interested in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and hybrid forms of writing and text art. work in translation is welcome. there are no guidelines in terms of length, style or formatting. 

Immersive Stories. Virtual Reality, Post-Cinema and Storytelling

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:28pm
Edited by Simone Arcagni (Università degli Studi di Palermo) and Adriano D’Aloia (Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

In recent years, virtual reality (VR) has emerged as a new frontier of innovation and experimentation within what is known as “immersive entertainment” — gaming, art, museum exhibitions, TV and cinema. The proliferation on the market of new headsets (from the expensive HTC VIVE and Oculus to the popular Google Cardbox), the spread of platforms, apps and also VR cinemas around the world, and the inclusion of VR productions in international film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Tribeca, Venice) are trends demonstrating that VR is no longer just a fascinating 1980s-inspired literary or cinematic subject (from Tron to the Matrix trilogy, to the recent Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One).

Nineteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 21, 2020

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:  

DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020                                                                               

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 1 PM EST Keynote address on “College Reading...and What it Means” by Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Associate Dean of The Graduate College & Professor, College of Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

ChLA 2021: The Arcade

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

The arcade.

Maybe it makes you think of neon flashing lights and cacophonies of strange sounds, or maybe your mind immediately jumps to visions of Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Maybe the word conjures nostalgia for childhood friendships and fun, as seen in Stranger Things. Perhaps your imagination wanders to the pachinko parlors of Tokyo. Or maybe you go to the traditional origins of the word, seeing the covered walkways of seventeenth-century French architecture or the contemporary covered markets of Santiago. Maybe the arcade, for you, remains linked to the theories of Walter Benjamin, prompting reflection on consumption and capitalism.

Body Studies Journal - Covid, BLM, and more

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Body Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Body Studies Journal (bodystudiesjournal.org, ISSN 2642-9772), a peer-reviewed, open access journal for the inter-/trans-disciplinary field of Body Studies, welcomes submissions for its third issue.  

Coronavirus, the brutal murders of George Floyd and so many other innocent Black people, and the Black Lives Matters movement have indelibly marked how 2020 will be recorded in history.  All of these revolutionary social, medical, cultural and historical movements intersect with the body.  The Body Studies Journal specifically invites papers that focus on the events of 2020.

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
The Burney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies 

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century literary scholarship.

The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 4:32pm
Vinh Nguyen and Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives, currently under contract with Routledge, presents a transnational and interdisciplinary study of refugee narratives. In response to the oversaturation of sociological, governmental, and journalistic narratives about refugees, this anthology features academic essays that examine the narratives refugees tell to, for, and about themselves. Engaging a rich variety of genres—fiction, autobiography, prose, poetry, graphic novels, film, photography, performance, social media—the chapters will analyze how conditions of forced displacement and encounters with different asylum regimes shape, but do not circumscribe, the form and content of refugee cultural productions.

CFP for ICMS 2021 Kalamazoo: Eating Like Orientals in the Medieval Western Imagination

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, a common practice for many western media was to revisit an old orientalist habit to equate eastern culinary customs to primitiveness, eagerly reporting on Chinese “omnivorous markets” and “culinary adventurism” as a likely cause of the pandemic. Western disdain for extremely omnivorous eastern eating habits is not new to medievalists, nor is it a distinctively modern phenomenon. Such disdain for “oriental” eating habits focuses on the purportedly unclean, unethical, underdeveloped ways of eating everything, including whatever is tabooed for a Latin Christian to eat.

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:55pm
Matthew Wysocki, Flagler College; Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

 

 

Voting, Politics, and Similar Subjects in the US and Global South

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Southern Spaces
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at seditor@emory.edu. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.

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