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Call for Papers within the humanities and social sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

 

Call for papers for July - December Issue.

(All reviewed and accepted papers will be published free)

Care With(out) and Against the State

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Alya Ansari (University of Minnesota), Thomas McGlone (Villanova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is part of the 53rd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Care With(out) and Against the State 

Death, Sickness, and Plagues in 19th-century British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:40am
Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Joe Lines and James Ward / ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

 

Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework

updated: 
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:13pm
Elif Sendur and Allison Mackey/ NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework  

CFP for NeMLA 2022 | Queering Dark Academia: Investigating Cultural Expressions of the 'Other'

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dark academia is a recently emerging term of phrase describing not only an aesthetic within popular culture but also a type of genre involving an academic background, elements of the gothic, and the spectacular. Like the speculative supergenre, dark academia often borrows freely from other literary and cultural categorizations, in the way of crime fiction, classical Greek & British mythologies, artistic aesthetics, paranormalcy, romance, villainy, stoicism, and posthumanism. Oftentimes within dark academia, the Other represents a romanticized villain and/or monster with whom the reader and reviewer empathizes with. Through this romanticization, we often find that nostalgia for a colonial history takes centerstage.

AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 1:46am
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION

CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

UPDATED - ONLINE PRESENTATIONS NOW ACCEPTED AND DEADLINE EXTENDED.

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

Special Issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Hawthorne and Religion

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

 The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review invites submissions for a special issue on Hawthorne and Religion, with guest editor Jonathan A. Cook.  Over the course of his career, Hawthorne earned a reputation as the nation’s leading imaginative interpreter of New England Puritanism and its nineteenth-century cultural legacy, but the exact nature of his religious predilections remains open to debate.  Was he a bona fide Christian?  If he was, why didn’t he go to church?  What credence did Hawthorne give to his ancestral Calvinism?  What impact did his wife’s Unitarianism have on him?  Did Hawthorne have a well-kept “secret” that influenced his depiction of repressed guilt?  What did Hawthorne think of contemporary evangelical Protestantism, and of the nation’

Cfp: Routledge Volume: Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
The Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP), University of Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers 

Routledge Volume

Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics

Heike Härting and Heather Meek (eds.) 

 

TWC: Chinese Fandoms

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Chinese Fandoms

Chinese fandoms are a growing area of interest attracting attention from groups as diverse as academia, industry, and even government. Although the foci of these groups vary, at the core are questions related to the function, organization, interests, and activities of fan groups. As Chinese media and entertainment industries mature and transnational collaborations increase, content and celebrity figures both inside and outside the Chinese context are increasingly distributed, consumed, and implicated in the formation (or extension) of fan communities.

Art and Activism: The Reshaping of Collective Consciousness and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In his 1962 essay, “The Creative Process,” James Baldwin writes, “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven. . .The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.” The link between artist and activist illustrates the import of black public voices that challenge institutions of white supremacy, gender oppression, and systemic dehumanization. Historically, artists have critiqued, documented, and contextualized racial violence to ensure that the past is not forgotten and to reshape the nation’s consciousness.

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