In Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz argues that “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” For Muñoz, the future becomes the domain of the queer, the time and place where queerness can thrive. However, scholars often overlook the “now” in queer theory, an urgent, revolutionary now akin to what Walter Benjamin calls the “Jetztzeit.”
Call for Papers
Children’s/Young Adult Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submissions Open September 1, 2020
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
The Dalhousie Review is currently soliciting submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction that explore the complexities of historical and contemporary European identities and that present European life in ways that may be unfamiliar to contemporary readers:
- POETRY: Poetry submissions may consist of up to five poems and in any style.
- FICTION: Fiction submissions may be up to 8,000 words in length, and no submission may consist of more than one story.
- NON-FICTION: Non-fiction submissions may be up to 4,000 words in length, and no submission may consist of more than one essay.
CFP: Special Issue: MAST Journal
TOTAL SCREEN: Why Jean Baudrillard, Once Again?
Katharina Niemeyer (University of Québec in Montréal)
Magali Uhl (University of Québec in Montréal)
Extended deadline for full submissions: 15th November 2020 (for publication in May 2021).
Theorising Caste: Castes of Theory
3 Day International Webinar
The Department of Sociology, West Bengal State University
(in collaboration with the IQAC)
This panel is a part of the 52nd Annual Convention of the The Northeast Modern Language Association. The conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, with the support of the University of Pennsylvania, the local host institution.
The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2020.
We invite participants to explore some of the ways in which Afro-Latin American experience was narrated by writers, scientists, and politicians in Latin America 19th to mid-20th century and beyond. We encourage participants to address Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Lusophone contexts of the said regions and the ties between these.
Appel à communications : Dispute et tolérance religieuse dans l’Angleterre de la Renaissance / Religious Dispute and Toleration in Early Modern English Literature and History. En ligne / Online (4 juin 2021 / 4th June 2021).
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MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Submission Information[http://conference.pcaaca.org/help/conference/submitting-proposals-confer...]
This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2020, to Session ID # 18514
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18514
This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and eroticism expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2020, to Session ID # 18515
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18515
Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS
“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”
— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia
We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to email@example.com by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.
In a letter to Lucilius, Seneca distinguishes between a person's being and "the trappings in which he is clothed," urging his interlocutor to "consider [the] soul" in order to distinguish true being from false appearance. In addition to the distinction he makes between being and appearance, Seneca indicates here an analytical tool by which Lucilius can learn to see beyond illusory appearances in order to comprehend the true nature of things (animum intuere). Seneca's instrumental approach to this analysis constitutes a major component of the Ancient tradition of introspective analysis: across genres ancient authors such as Virgil, Propertius, Martial, Horace, Tacitus, Plato, and Aristotle performed similar analyses.
Caribbean novelists, poets, and playwrights have contributed inestimable riches to the world of literature. How have the themes and styles of established Caribbean voices, including Brathwaite, Walcott, Cliff, and Naipaul, been adapted or diverged from by younger Caribbean voices? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-Westerner to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a prolific writer in diverse literary genres, including both long and short-form fiction. This panel explores similarities and differences between Tagore’s short stories on the one hand, and his novellas and novels, on the other. Did the Bengali author tend to treat specific themes at length while reserving other motifs for his shorter fiction? Concerning setting, characterization, and plot trajectory, what are similarities and differences between Tagore’s shorter tales and his novels? Are there differences between Tagore’s stories and his novels regarding their accessibility and currency in the present day and for transnational audiences?