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Film (PCA) 2021, National Conference - Film Area

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Popular Culture Association

Seattle April 13-16, 2022

Subject Area: Film

Deadline: November 15, 2021

 

Scope of the paper topics accepted under this area:

(ACLA 2022) Peripeties at Sea

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
Alexander Waszynski (University of Greifswald)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

This seminar reevaluates both the Aristotelian notion of peripety and alternative approaches in global literary theory to describe a moment of abrupt change or reversal of action. In doing so, it applies a clearly defined focus on such examples that bring turning points together with an insecure, potentially dangerous medium: water.

Poetics of Travelling Self: Discursive Formations and Purposiveness of Travel

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Monday, December 27, 2021 - 1:22am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The heterogenous character of protean form of travel writing—letters, journals, logbooks, diaries, memoir, journalistic pieces, guidebooks, confessional narratives, accounts of seafaring voyages, literary picaresque narratives, scientific explorations, artists’ escapades, ventures of urban flâneurs, self-exiled wanderers, and fiction—resists easy demarcation. Its heterogeneity lies in the revisionary stance brought about in each narrative through the distinguishing figure of the traveller, mode of narration, means of mapping, or redefining of the landscape.

Margins, Marginalized, Marginalia

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing, both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference recognizes the spatial and temporal context within and beyond a written text. Within the text, we examine what has been mapped by the margins as well as the communities that have been marginalized by the borders of the page. Here, margins refer to the open spaces on the page — not inhabited by words, punctuation, ornamentation, etc. This year’s conference begins at the margins: whether it be the page, the camera lens, the pictorial frame, the margins of philosophy, the undercommons of the university, the peripheries of the city....margins are everywhere.

Aura - new issue December 2021

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:10pm
Aura - Review of humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

AURA

ISSN 2723-9527

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*FINAL REMINDER* Special issue of Hélice: Speculative Landscapes

updated: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 7:30am
Hélice: Critical Thinking on Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report concludes, our planet’s landscapes are rapidly undergoing drastic short-term transformative changes due to anthropogenic factors. The wholesale thawing of Arctic permafrost stands to exacerbate planetary warming to runaway levels (p. 1270); droughts in arid areas are massively exacerbated by agricultural activity (p. 1984); greenhouse gas emissions disrupt natural weather systems so greatly that new microclimates emerge (p. 3514); ocean acidification threatens the viability of aquatic ecosystems (p. 1200); biodiversity is in rapid decline around the globe (p. 211); sea level rise will reclaim vast areas of low-lying land (p.

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2022

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literatures in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 5:36am
Kevin James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Deadline extended)

25-26 June 2022

London, UK

Scholars exploring histories and stories of hotels have identified many ways in which they have been actively embroiled within civil conflicts. They are sites of violence and of refuge. They are communication and command centres. They are also sites for diplomacy which aims to bring conflict to an end. Hotels have often been ‘soft’ targets in conflicts, because of their high level of openness compared to other institutions. Potent symbolisms and distinctive affordances have made hotels significant shapers of conflict.

An Interdisciplinary Conference on "Displacement, Emplacement, and Migration"

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Bamberg Graduate School of Literature, Culture, and Media, University of Bamberg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Migration is one of the most prominent cultural, socio-political, and economic questions of our time. In both industrialised and less developed countries, it would be hard to find people who do not have a personal experience of migration and its effects, which ultimately ‘become the hallmark of the age of migration’ (Castles et al., 2013). According to the World Migration Report 2020, international migrants consist of only 3.6% (281 million) of the world population, and they make ‘significant sociocultural, civic-political and economic contributions in origin and destination countries and community’ (WMR, 2020). However, a great majority of people do not migrate across borders; instead, a large number of people migrate within countries.

Quebecois Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with Quebecois literature and media. A wide variety of topics will be considered: cinema (jeune cinéma Québécois, cinéma féminin), representation of the First Nations in Quebecois literature and media, Quebecois theater, etc.

Please submit 200-250 word abstract and indicate if any A/V equipment will be required. Upload your proposal on NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19475 

Medieval French Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with literature from the Middle Ages (pre-16th century). Topics can cover a wide variety of aspects related but not limited to gender, sexuality, feminism, global history, etc.

Please submit abstracts of 200-250 words and indicat if any A/V equipment is required. Upload your proposal via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19473

Trans Lives in French and Francophone Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Transgender representation is currently at an all-time high. Whether it be in cinema, literature, or social networks, the visibility of trans individuals has tremendously increased. ​Changes in culture have allowed the transgender community to feel safer in coming forward with their stories, and therefore, this new movement has been pioneered by trans women, trans men, and non-binary individuals. For example, Lexie, the trans woman behind the ​popular Instagram account Agressively Trans (@aggressively_trans), published the book Une histoire de genres in February 2021. Petite fille, a 2020 documentary directed by Sébastien Lifshitz has won several prizes in various festivals.

CFP: Encyclopedia of Indian Writing in English

updated: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 4:34am
Prof Manju Jaidka
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

This goes out to scholars working in the field of Indian Writing in English.

You are invited to contribute articles for a forthcoming ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH to be published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.  This volume will focus on writers of fiction, poetry, drama, select literary works and non-fiction, from India (specifically, by writers of Indian origin writing in English). Translations will not be included. 

If you would like to contribute an entry for this reference work, please respond at the earliest, in any case, not later than 30 November 2021. 

Call for Chapter Abstracts for Edited Collection

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:11pm
Leslie R. Malland, University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

I am seeking chapter submissions for an interdisciplinary edited collection concerning medieval and early modern medicine (from 1300-1700). The book will be interdisciplinary in nature. I am also especially interested in feminist and queer perspectives. It will focus on the influence of the ‘empirical turn’ (the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries) in Western medicine. It will include topics on any aspect of medicine, including but not limited to animal medicine, medical recipes, treatments, education, and facilities. The audience will be academic in nature, and I will seek publication with academic presses.

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