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The Paranormative

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:44pm
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

One year later, a “return to normal” remains the pandemic’s most enduring political promise, a token of hope to hedge against continued death and precarity. Held within this recursive promise, however, is a prima facie condition that deserves interrogation. What, exactly, is the “normal” to which we will return? Will capitalism and its attendant crises no longer demand our attention absent a continual state of emergency? The coherence and stability of the “normal” eludes us; Georges Canguilhem sees the normal as itself a chimeric category, one which, from the perspective of medicine and science, is not so distant from the “pathological” it is meant to foil.

 

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

Slow Thinking in the Maelstrom (Potential MSA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Amy Elkins, Macalester College; Aleksandr Prigozhin, University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

This is a call for roundtable participants for a proposed roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago. Papers accepted into the roundtable are not guaranteed to be accepted into the conference.

 

Cities of Sound: Podcasting as Public Texts, Media, and Performances

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021- Las Vegas NV - November 11-15, 2021

 

This is a call for a VIRTUAL panel. Both in-person and virtual attendees are welcome. 

Cities of Sound: Podcasting as Public Texts, Media, and Performances

Greek Mythology & Modern Culture: Reshaping Aesthetic Tastes

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Much of the Western world has a rising problem with white nationalists. These white supremacists often co-opt fields like Classics, medievalism, and Norse mythology to support their racist ideologies—twisting these disciplines and repressing or ignoring evidence for the multicultural and multiracial realities of the ancient and medieval world. In terms of Classics, these distortions and appropriations have been documented by an emerging generation of scholars like Donna Zuckerberg, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Curtis Dozier, Sarah Bond, and others. Ancient myth, literature, and symbols continue to pervade modern culture. 

"Nevertheless, she persisted": Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Persistence

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CFP: "Nevertheless, she persisted": Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Persistence

Special issue of Women’s Studies

 

In 2017, Mitch McConnell explained his silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren by stating, "She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."

The Concept of Crisis in American Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:42pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru / University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic

 

The Concept of Crisis in American Culture

 

to be held online

on Friday, May 21, 2021

 

 

 

Fear 2000: Horror Unbound (Online) – 10–12 September 2021 (Abstracts due 31 May 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:42pm
Department of Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels to be presented at the fifth Fear 2000 conference, Fear 2000: Horror Unbound. Hosted by staff in the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, this online conference will investigate the increasingly transmedial nature of horror in the twenty-first century.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) "Spaces" Austin, TX Oct. 14-16, 2021

updated: 
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 1:31pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

“Spaces”

2021 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 14-16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

Austin, Texas

 

Call for Papers

 

Regina Ezera and Eastern European Literature

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia; National Library of Latvia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia,

National Library of Latvia

announces application for the international conference

Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature

National Library of Latvia

3–4 December 2021

 

Shakespeare, the Contemporary and the Postmodern Stage

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:57am
Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

 

Project Emergence ClioS: “Clios on Stage – Immediate history on the British Stage”

« Shakespeare, the Contemporary and the Postmodern Stage »

 Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche

 11-12 February 2022

 

Special Issue of Interactions Journal: ‘Dream Factories: Prince, Sign O’ The Times, Box Sets & Cultural Artefacts.’

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:57am
Kirsty Fairclough Manchester Metropolitan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 28, 2021

Call For Papers: Special Issue of the Intellect Journal Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture: ‘Dream Factories: Prince, Sign O’ The Times, Box Sets & Cultural Artefacts.’ Deadline for abstracts: Friday 28 May 2021. Deadline for final submission: Friday 8 October, 2021. The guest editors – Dr Kirsty Fairclough (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof.