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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.

Tabletop Teaching: Board Games and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:48am
Matthew Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

***Extended Deadline***

The editors have received several requests for extra time: balancing teaching, designing, and researching during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge with which we fully empathize. It is also an opportunity to invite others to participate, and we welcome additional proposals.  Updated proposal deadline, November 1, 2021.

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Call for Proposals
Tabletop Teaching: Board Games and Social Justice

New Scholars Program for the Bibliographical Society of America

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts. This includes manuscript, print, and digital media, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads. 

 

The New Scholars award is $1,000, with a $500 travel stipend. Three awards are made each year as part of a two-pronged program:

1.     New Scholars present fifteen-minute talks on their current, unpublished bibliographical research during a program preceding the Society’s Annual Meeting, held each January.

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

We Need to See Someone: Doing Madness in YA Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?

Roundtable: “Win-win: benefits of collaborations between K-12 and college language programs”

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:55am
Olga Liamkina; NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

With multiple college and secondary foreign language programs closed or downsized in recent years, many educators have come to see explicit advocacy strategies and community outreach initiatives as indispensable components of their professional lives that will keep their programs alive. One such strategy is building reliable student pipelines all through K-16 levels.

Partnerships between colleges and schools have the potential to strengthen foreign language programs on both sides of the collaboration by

Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:36pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora

A Panel at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland (although hybrid presentations are possible)

In this panel, we will consider shared connections across desert spaces in the queer imaginary, using the Sonoran Desert and the Sahara Desert as specific sites of comparison, reinvention, liberation, and self-definition. Rather than empty spaces or zones of death, these deserts and their vibrant ecosystems contain various well-established queer enclaves such as Palm Springs, California; Bisbee and Melrose (Phoenix), Arizona; and locales at the edge of the Sahara, such as Fes and Marrakesh, Morocco.

Open Channels: Divinatory Poetics and Critique of the Lyric

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Open Channels: Divinatory Poetics and Critique of the Lyric

A Roundtable at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland (although hybrid presentations are possible)

Misreading the Surface: Reevaluating Our Post-Critical Moment

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:55am
Carly Schnitzler / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Care, the theme of the 2022 NeMLA conference, is a “practice of interdependency.” This panel seeks to surface the interdependencies of the aesthetic and political on and within the surfaces of literary texts, asking What is the status of surface reading in literarycriticism today? Twenty-first-century literary criticism has seen a renewed interest in the “surface” of the  text, in terms Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best made familiar in 2009.

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Forgotten Genocides:

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

Health, Happiness, Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The 2016 Henry James Review forum issue (37.3) on “Illness, age, and death” brought into sharp focus, as Susan M. Griffin wrote in her introduction to the issue, that “Illness, age, and death preoccupy Henry James from the beginning to the end of his writing life” (205). At the same time, the prevalence of illness, age, and death shows that health and happiness held an important place in James’s life as well. His father’s theology framed human existence as “naturally bound to the pursuit of happiness,” as he wrote in Society the Redeemed Form of Man (207). Henry James’s physical ailments motivated him to seek healthy living habits, from horseback riding and spa treatments, to walking and bicycling, to Fletcherizing, for example.

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