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HEL and Writing Studies Thread at SHEL-12

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
Studies in the History of the English Language Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

We invite proposals for the HEL (History of the English Language) and Writing Studies thread at the 12th Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) conference in Seattle, WA, May 19-21, 2022.

The HEL and Writing Studies thread will explore ways in which the study of language change and variation can contribute to rhetoric and writing studies, and vice versa. When proposing, keep in mind that the history of the English language extends from the origins of the language to one moment ago, so proposals that engage contemporary language use through a historical lens are welcome. 

Proposals are invited for individual papers as well as panels or workshops on a range of topics, including…

Using Art to Explore Performances of Disability and Care

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:01pm
Maria Guarino and Iona Murphy/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

What is disability? What is care?


Disability Scholar Margaret Price provides the following guidelines for care: 

“It means giving more when one has the ability to do so, and accepting help when that is needed. It does not mean knowing exactly what another’s pain feels like, but it does mean respecting each person’s pain as real and important… [C]are must emerge between subjects considered to be equally valuable... and it must be participatory in nature, that is, developed through the desires and needs of all participants” (2015).

Cat Ladies and Lone Wolves: Singleness as Viewed through the Lens of Media

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

Our panel invites papers that approach television and film from the emerging interdisciplinary field, Singles Studies. We are interested in papers that critique well-worn tropes of the single in television and film and papers that engage with more complex and nuanced single characters who help us to rethink the single person and singleness.

Woolf Studies Annual (Vol. 28): Call for Submissions

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:00pm
Pace UP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The editor of WSA welcomes submissions for volume 28, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The deadline for volume 28 consideration is 15 October 2021