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Reception: contemporary perspectives

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:41pm
Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

RECEPTION: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES (VALE 2021(SCROLL DOWN FOR FRENCH VERSION) 

June 24th and 25th 2021, Sorbonne Université, Paris. 

Confirmed keynote speakers: Roger Chartier (Collège de France/EHESS), Pascale Aebischer (University of Exeter), Catherine Bernard (Université de Paris)

Water

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:41pm
Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Water

Special Issue

Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities

International Conference: Fashion, Body and Culture

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:40pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

"Fashion, Body and Culture"International Conference30-31 January 2021 - London/Onlineorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Applying diverse methods from across subject disciplines the conference will explore fashion and style in wide-ranging contexts. It will examine connections between fashion, body and culture and will focus on dress, cosmetics, coiffure and body alterations (piercing, tattooing, circumcision, aesthetic surgery, etc). 

Joseph Heller's Catch-22 CFP Under Contract

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language structures. With current trends and political climate considered, we will revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

2021. No 3: “Any Media… is hilarious”

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

It is difficult to imagine a society where humor is completely absent. From ancient times to the present day, this phenomenon performs the most important functions: from psychological détente to reflection of the socio-cultural and political atmosphere in which this or that community resides. Since the XVIII century, it has also become an instrument of mass communication and political struggle, and becomes an integral part of the mass media.

CFP for theme issue of Literature and Medicine - "Hunger and Waste"

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Literature and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

HUNGER AND WASTE

Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2021

Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret

This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.

Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Second Volume

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Volume to be Published in October of 2021

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our second volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Alluvium Journal Call for Guest Editors

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

ALLUVIUM Rolling Call for Guest and Contributing Editors

Alluvium are looking for guest editors to thematically lead and edit three special issues in 2021. We
are also looking for contributing editors to assist with general issues of the journal.

Alluvium is an open access, BACLS affiliated scholarly journal which is dedicated to twenty-first
literary criticism. We are run by postgraduates, and we primarily publish academic articles of
approximately 2000 words, as well as interviews and book reviews. Our contributors range from
postgraduates and early career researchers to independent scholars and established academics.

Screening Controversy

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:29pm
Mark McKenna, Staffordshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Call for Chapters: Screening Controversy

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

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

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:29pm
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 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 11, 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.”

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

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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

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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

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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.

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