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CFP (Edited Collection)--Scripting the Past in the Present: Early America and Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
Dr. Patrick Erben and Dr. Rebecca Harrison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

CFP for Edited Collection

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

 

Editors: Patrick M. Erben and Rebecca L. Harrison

Proposal Deadline: September 3, 2021

 

The editors seek critical and pedagogical essays for a book collection that critically examines the reverberations and re-scripting of early America (its literature, history, art, politics, religion, material culture, public spectacle, monuments, etc.) in contemporary culture.

Not Just Language: Linguistic Justice in the Classroom

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

April Baker-Bell’s landmark study Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity and Pedagogy challenges English, writing and literature faculty to re-examine the ways the required use of “Standard” American English (SAE) impacts African-American learners. Baker-Bell’s critique extends and complicates our discipline’s ongoing work to ensure that composition, literature, and language classrooms are equitable spaces for all learners, not just those whose linguistic skills and goals align with SAE. It calls on us to consider how implicit or explicit expectations for language use might silence and disadvantage speakers of Black English while privileging speakers of SAE.

 

Women’s Soundscapes in the Early Modern World

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 17.1 (Fall 2022) will feature a forum on “Women’s Soundscapes in the Early Modern World.” 

Ordinary Language Philosophy and the Ethics of Care

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel seeks papers that use Ordinary Language Philosophy (OLP) to analyze themes of ethics and care in both literature and philosophy. The attention this philosophy pays to language in its everyday use grounds it in community because the meaning of words is in their use. Individual speakers thus become relevant to the construction of meaning, which arises in use as a shared human practice. For J. L. Austin, this picture of meaning involves a sharpened awareness of words and therefore of reality. Cora Diamond calls this attention to reality, detail, and particularity in language Wittgenstein’s “realistic spirit.” Moreover, as Toril Moi explains, our words express and reveal us: the quality of our attention reveals something about our morality.

Diaspora of Foreign Scholars in WWII: Relief and Salvation

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.

 Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.

 

Digital Literary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Tawnya Azar / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From Salman Rushdie’s Twitter feed and Amazon reviews to Bookstagram and GoogleScholar, there is no doubt that digital technology has had a significant impact on the literary landscape. And yet in literary studies, our engagement with the impact of digital technology on how literature is read, criticized, and produced is still in its infancy. Much of the existing research on digital literary studies is focused on anomalous projects that are closer to performance art pieces than what we might call mainstream literary culture or they study pre-digital literary topics using digital humanities tools and methods. While this research is necessary and valuable, it does not often concern itself with digital-born literary culture—i.e.

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 9:59am
Andrew McKeown
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

 

Book Project

 

Frank Zappa (if indeed it was he— words of music have a notorious life of their own) once said that writing about music is ‘like dancing about architecture.’ This infamous quip sounds clever, but how true is it, how valid? Whatever else it does, music also makes us say— or write— things.

 

Frames of Care: Guantánamo Bay Prison & Mass Incarceration (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

 

In her 2009 book Frames of War, Judith Butler theorizes the frames of recognizability that enable a particular culture of war to take hold, shaping our “affective and ethical dispositions through a selective and differential framing of violence.” But more than just a diagnostic, Butler makes an ethical demand to become critical readers who can “frame the frame,” notice where the frame breaks, and enact other models of moral responsiveness. Looking back at this seminal work, this panel launches from one of the primary sites that Butler focalizes, Guantánamo Bay Prison, to re-evaluate the entangled frames of war and mass incarceration.

Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Freie Universität Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Conference: Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare

November 25-26, 2021

Freie Universität Berlin

 

4th International Conference on Future of Social Sciences and Humanities (fshconf)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Global Ks
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 22, 2021

Following the success of the previous event, we are delighted to once again organize this premier academic event that will address the most pressing needs and emerging trends in the field. Join us for three days of learning. Engage in discussions with our prestigious panel of speakers and your peers. Share your own research findings. Whether you are applying to present at the event or are looking to join as an attendee, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to the social sciences conference 2021.

Call for book chapters: Narratives of Precarious Migrancy in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Uni Bielefeld
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Call for Submissions: Narratives of precarious migrancy in the Global South (edited collection)

This edited collection is under contract with Routledge and will appear in their “Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures” series (expected publication 2023).

We are now looking for a small number of additional essays and are particularly interested in essays addressing representations of migration within Latin American and the Caribbean, including internal displacement, and migration literature from the Middle East, especially but not exclusively Syria.