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Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

updated: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 2:28pm
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

Online Graduate Conference, February 26-27, 2021

Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State University

Proposals due December 18, 2020

“‘Getting lost’ still takes us somewhere; and being lost is a way of inhabiting space by registering what is not familiar: being lost can in its turn become a familiar feeling [...] The familiar is an effect of inhabitance; we are not simply in the familiar, but rather the familiar is shaped by actions that reach out toward objects that are already within reach.”

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology , p. 7

Alternate Pasts and Futures: Counterfactuals as Resistance (ISSN panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This panel aims to examine fictional texts which represent an alternate past or future in order to resist dominant narratives. Papers which address the following questions (and others) are welcome:

How does speculative fiction which presents an alternate past or future allow us to critique the present?

How does imagining "what if" prompt us to question "what next?"

How do we use possible worlds theory to understand what is possible in the world, or unnatural narratology to interrogate what is "natural"?

How do Afro-, Indigenous, and/or Latinx futurisms, in particular, work as part of larger movements of social action? 

ALA 2021 Boston Panel Proposal: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
Robyn Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

ALA (American Literature Association) 2021 Boston Panel Proposal

Panel Title: Changing Perspectives: Adjusting American Literature Lenses

 

Due to the Covid Lockdown this past year, the ALA 2020 conference was canceled. However, we have been informed that a 2021 conference will be held in Boston. To help reconcile the lost panels from this year's canceled conference, the ALA has reached out and offered for those panels that were accepted to reply. While this panel was accepted for the 2020 conference, we have since then lost one of our presenters. Therefore, we would like to extend an invite to anyone interested in joining our panel. Our panel description is:

BUGS AND BOOKS: DISEASE, INFECTION AND CONTAGION IN CULTURE

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Scholars at all stages of their career are invited to take part in a one-day interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the School of English, University Cork, to explore the diverse roles historically played by contagion/outbreak narratives and disease metaphors. We invite 15-minute papers that engage with a variety of cultural forms, such as literature, film, television and photography.  Examples of relevant topics include the function served by fear of contagion in the othering process, contemporary vampirism as a metaphor for sexually-transmitted diseases, zombiism as a metaphor for capitalism, and why epidemics and plagues that stay confined to Africa or Asia rarely form the plots of novels or films.

Call for Special Issue of Interval(le)s on "The Pastoral: New Trajectories in the Anthropocene"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
Stefano Rozzoni (University of Bergamo / Justus Liebig Universität Gießen) & David Lombard (Université de Liège [CIPA] / University of Leuven)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Call for Special Issue of Interval(le)s on "The Pastoral: New Trajectories in the Anthropocene"

 

Guest editors: Stefano Rozzoni (University of Bergamo / Justus Liebig Universität Gießen) &

David Lombard (Université de Liège / University of Leuven)

 

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2021

 

 

“Pastoralism is a species of cultural equipment

that western thought has for more than two millennia

been unable to do without”

Narrating “New Normal”: Graduate Student Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:15pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

May 17-18, 2021

Organized by: Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Image

Centre for Film and Moving Image Research (FMIR)

Academy of Film, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University

Abstracts Due: Dec 1, 2020

 

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:13pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

CFP: “Theatre-Fiction”

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.