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Decolonizing Francophone Ecofutures

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:19am
NEMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In times marked by the growing and irreversible impact of global climate change, this panel welcomes contributions exploring the literary and artistic ideations of Francophone ecofutures within and across French-speaking spaces. Inspired by the recent publication boom of eco-oriented literary and philosophical works such as Leonora Miano’s Rouge impératrice, Malcom Ferdinand’s Pour une écologie décoloniale, and Felwine Sarr’s Afrotopia, this panel seeks to answer questions such as: how have Francophone visual and literary ecofictions imagined decolonial futures?

From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:19am
Ghent University - Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) of Ghent University (Belgium) is delighted to announce From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film, an international conference from 27th-29th of April 2022 in Ghent (Belgium) and the corresponding call for proposals to contribute to this event.

Theme of the conference:

CALL FOR PAPERS for New Literaria International e-Conference on Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 3:19am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

2nd International e-Conference

“Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities”

Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

 

Concept Note

The City and its Margins: New Perspectives on the Urban

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel asks a follow-up question to the so-called "urban turn" in the humanities and social sciences in recent years: what lies beyond or at the margins of the urban. The city itself has evolved into something that transgresses the traditional formations of the urban/rural, the fictional/material, the state/institutional, and the resistant/popular. By seeking to address the interrelation between the notions of the center and the peripheral within media urbanisms across the world, the panel aims to go beyond the binary of the center and the margin well as the urban and the non-urban, and in doing so, rethinks urban marginality as well as the processes that create it.

Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:02am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory

 

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2022

 

Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

 

Contact email: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

#WaynePop2021: Disruptions, Gaps, Transitions, and Leaps (DGTL)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:39pm
Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference location/date:

Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th

Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.

 

UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Scripting the Past in the Present: Early America and Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:00am
Dr. Patrick Erben and Dr. Rebecca Harrison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

Scripting the Past in the Present:

Early America and Contemporary Culture

SAMLA 93, November 4-6, 2021 (Atlanta, GA) 

Patrick M. Erben and Rebecca L. Harrison, University of West Georgia

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CFP NeMLA (Baltimore, March 2022) "A Multilingual Poetry Reading: Poet-Scholars"

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:00am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In this creative panel we will gather voices from a wide array of poet-scholars that write in and experiment with their original languages, and will present their works in both their original languages and in their English translations. This creative session welcomes a variety of sounds, themes, approaches, experiments, that work within the poetic realm.

Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Claire Richie
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Annual Covention, Baltimore MD, March 10-13, 2022

Panel: Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction

Chairs: Kate Albrecht (University of Miami), Claire Richie (Univesity of Miami)

This panel seeks to explore how Early Modern maternity is figured through various genres and creates social networks of care. From recipes to poetry, how do Early Modern women, within proto-feminist coteries, create a written record of their reproductive choices and roles as caregivers?

Civic Engagement in the World Language Classroom: Community Engaged Learning (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:21am
Alessia Valfredini, Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

I'd like to invite world language practitioners and intellectuals whose work is relevant to Community Engaged Learning to submit a proposal for the roundtable Civic Engagement in the World Language Classroom: Community Engaged Learning. [For those with limited experience but a strong interest in starting a CEL course: there will also be a workshop on the same topic, please join us at NeMLA] Format: Roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations (5 minutes) followed by an open conversation)Language taught: Any language, any levelWhere and when: NeMLA 2022 (Baltimore, March 10-13) What are Community Engaged Learning courses?Community Enga

NEMLA 2021: Women of a Certain Age Writing About Women of a Certain Age

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Dr. Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Older women's contributions to art and intellectual pursuits are often under-valued in western culture. Many contemporary women writers challenge our perception of their abilities and worth by continuing to produce award-winning fiction about aging women as they themselves age. Writers such as Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende have all continued to write well into their sixties and seventies, and their focus on complex older female characters creates a counter-narrative to the popular conception that they are no longer relevant. This panel invites proposals that examine the literary contributions of contemporary women writers over sixty who focus on similarly-aged female characters.

NEMLA 2021: Family Inheritance in Original Creative Work

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Writers inherit much from their families: stories, material wealth, trauma, discipline, genetic traits, knowledge, and other legacies. What do we do with this heritage and how do we make it our own in our original creative productions? Will the legacy become a heirloom seed that produces exquisite blooms or a hereditary disorder that wilts inspiration on the vine? Bestselling memoirists Mary Karr, Sherman Alexie, Ocean Vuong, and many others have famously shaped family trauma into achingly poignant works of art, begging us to ask if such pain is a necessary ingredient of their success.

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