Call for Papers: ELOPE 15 (1), 2018

ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research of English language, literature, teaching and translation.

The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre. In the first decade of the third millennium, the extrapolations of current technologies and science typically associated with the genre seem to be moving from the temporal to the spatial axis, that is, from the futures far far away to the multiplicity of presents and realities that are parallel to ours. Jaak Tomberg attributes this collapse of futurity to the “cognitively dissonant pace of change in contemporary technocultural society” which renders imagining of ontologically different futures impossible. Approaching the issue from the perspective of postmodern theory, we can similarly ascertain that in a world in which the digital code precedes reality, the present is a priory infused with futurity, and any (literary) speculation cannot NOT be realistic. On the other hand, recent developments in the field increasingly reveal an alternative, radically different approach to futurity. In the 2014 collection of essays on contemporary science fiction SF Now, for instance, contributors acknowledge the prevalence of texts in which the future is a furtherance of the technocultural, late capitalist present; however, with regard to the social, cultural and historical relevance of the genre in the coming years, their focus is directed at the narratives in which the future transcends imaginable possibilities and inspects the potentialities of a different ontological order.

What, then, is science fiction today? What is its role? Has the collapse of futurity onto the present caused an irretrievable convergence of the speculative and the mimetic? How does that reflect on the language used? The stylistic properties? On the ways such fiction is translated? How much sense does it make to treat science fiction – or anything else for that matter – as a genre significantly different from other instances of writing in the context of the postmodern paradigm which fundamentally revels in hybridity? To what an extent do traditional definitions of the genre still apply? What can be considered cognitively dissonant and what can be considered a novum in a world that seems to have no outside? Can there be an outside, and if so what is it (would it be) like? What role can science fiction play in our imaginings of the future? And of our present? What does it have to offer? What can it teach us? These are some of the issues we would like to address in the up-coming issue of ELOPE. The editors warmly invite contributors to submit original research on these and related topics, and to provide insights from as wide a range of perspectives, approaches and disciplines as possible – not only from the seemingly primary domain  of literary studies, but also from the perspective of language and translation studies, as well as ELT.

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions). Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si). Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018.

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

LondonIsOpen: London as a Cosmopolitan City in Contemporary Culture
Nr 20 of Other Modernities, November 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/#LondonIsOpen

Contemporary Victoriana: Victorian literature and Popular and Material cultures
Centre universitaire de Troyes, University of Reims, France, 16 March 2018
New extended deadline for proposals: 20 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#victoriana

Museums in literature – Literature in museums
A forthcoming issue of Journal MuseumEdu
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/#museum

(Im)possible Worlds
Journal of Philology and Intercultural Communication
Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/

Modernist Objects
Paris Sorbonne University (VALE EA 4085), France, 13-16 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/

Female suffrage in British art, literature and history
University of Toulouse, France, 24-25 May 2018
Deadline for proposals: 20 December 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#female_suffrage

Transfigured Voices: Vocal disorders, disruptions and impersonations
University of Caen Normandie, France, 17-18 May 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#voices

Katherine Mansfield: New Directions
Birkbeck, University of London, UK, 28-29 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/#KM

Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders. Captivating Criminality 5
Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK, 28-30 June 2018
Deadline for proposals: 3 February 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/

Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, 9-11 July 2018
Deadline for proposal: 28 February 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1807/

War and Peace: Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 10th Annual Conference
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London, UK, 3-7 July 2018
Deadline for proposls: 2 March 2018
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1807/#war_and_peace

CFP for The Nordic Journal of English Studies

The Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) is an international journal publishing articles in the field of English literature and linguistics. Although an important aim of the journal is to promote the field of English studies in the Nordic countries, it publishes articles from international scholars both within and outside Europe. All scholars working within the field of English literature and linguistics are thus welcome to make submissions. New PhDs and PhD candidates are particularly encouraged to submit their work. NJES also publishes special issues focused on a particular theme in English language and literature. The journal is peer-reviewed and listed in the MLA, EBSCO and ERIH databases.

To submit your article or for more information please contact us by email at nordic.journal@sprak.gu.se .

Deadline for submissions: 1 March  2018.

See also the journal’s home page http://ojs.ub.gu.se/ojs/index.php/njes.”

CFP for the Winter 2017 issue of the ESSE Messenger

The ESSE Messenger invites submissions for its Winter 2017 section of professional articles on the topic: Jane Austen Ours

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. What she left as her bequest to the world was to become a prolific space where sense, persuasion, sensibility and pride remained pre-eminent and where the Elinors, Mariannes, Janes, Elizabeths, Emmas, Darcys, Brandons, Willoughbys and Dashwoods still congregated together or at least briefly crossed each other’s paths. More than 200 years after their first publication, her novels are still avidly read as books and even transformed into successful film adaptations. In the 21st century her creations still provide a source of fascination and continue both to captivate well-seasoned readers and to animate fresh audiences. The questions that naturally arise are, then: Why are people still so obsessed with Jane Austen? Why is her legacy still alive and spreading? Is it because she has a sincere, direct, natural and convincing way of depicting human nature? Is it because her works are easily translated or adapted across various mediums, cultures and time periods? What is it that constitutes Jane Austen’s face in the 21st century? Questions such as these may help to suggest some of the topics for the Winter 2017 issue of the ESSE Messenger. Proposals should be submitted to the Editor by 1 October 2017.

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The Hidden Faces of the Americas
Université Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France, 22-23 March 2018
Deadline for proposals: 6 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#hidden_faces

(Re)Defining Gender in Early Modern British Drama (1550-1700): Power, Sexualities and Ideologies in Text and Performance (tentative title)
A collection of essays
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-07-09/#gender

Writing Romantic Lives: A One Day Postgraduate Symposium
Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele University, UK, 25 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 18 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/

Precarity, Populism and Post-Truth Politics
Universidad de Córdoba, Spain, 1-3 February 2018
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1802/#populism

The Fantastic versus Realism and their relevance as literary conventions
Bialystok, Poland, 16-17 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#fantastyka

War Memories: Celebrations, Reconstructions, Representations, War narratives in the English-speaking world (18th to the 21st century)
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, 12-14 June 2018
Deadline for proposals:  15 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1806/#war_narratives

Body, Voice and Language Learning in Higher Education
Volume 37 No 2 (June 2018) of the journal Researching and Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes
Deadline for proposals: 30 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-10-12/#APLIUT

The Transformative Power of the Arts in Victorian and Edwardian Culture and Society
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France, 2-3 March 2018
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/#SFEVE

British Jewish Contemporary Cultures: An International Conference
Bangor University, Wales, UK, 26-27 March 2018
Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1803/

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CFP: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

Coils of the Serpent is a scholarly journal dedicated to the investigation of contemporary manifestations of power, launched in 2016. It is intended as an open-access platform on which diverse theories and analyses of power shall be developed, brought into dialogue with each other, discussed, criticized, illustrated and popularized. The orientation of the journal is interdisciplinary; it is conceived as a forum for a lively exchange of ideas and opinions between the fields of sociology, political science, philosophy, history, economics, literary, cultural and media studies, psychology, educational sciences, and others. The phenomenon of power is essentially tackled on three levels, which can be interwoven to varying degrees: on the level of theory, on the level of case studies (of concrete institutions, social practices, discourse formations, dispositifs, forms of subjectivation, spaces, etc.) and on the level of contributions dealing with cultural and artistic engagements with power.

Contributions addressing the issue on one or more of these levels are welcome from all the relevant disciplines. Besides the traditional essay, the journal also publishes more unconventional texts as well as shorter statements, discussions and commentaries. It publishes only original work and only manuscripts written in English. We also explicitly invite submissions that are not fully ‘rounded’ and ‘finished’ scientific pieces, but rather of a fragmentary, ‘work/thought-in-progress’ nature. Since Coils of the Serpent aims at reaching a wider readership than exists for academic writing, the texts submitted should aim at a certain degree of accessibility. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. We also invite proposals for thematic special issues.

To find out more, please go to: www.coilsoftheserpent.org

Manuscripts should be submitted to: submissions@coilsoftheserpent.org

CFP: The International Journal of James Bond Studies

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is an academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary scholarship on all aspects of Ian Fleming’s James Bond franchise. The journal aims to develop contemporary critical readings of Ian Fleming’s James Bond across literary, filmic, and cultural history, and offers broader criticism of the popular appeal of Fleming’s creation and its relation to the spy genre. The journal will appeal to scholars, academics, and cultural critics whose work focuses on Ian Fleming and James Bond, as well as to fans of the James Bond franchise who wish to supplement their knowledge in this area.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • the James Bond novels (both original and continuation);
  • the James Bond films;
  • the music of James Bond;
  • James Bond computer games;
  • television, radio, and comic adaptations;
  • James Bond parodies and/or spin-offs;
  • James Bond merchandise;
  • the cultural impact of James Bond;
  • James Bond and spy fiction;
  • other academic works on James Bond.

Articles of 6,000-8,000 words and reviews of 2,000 words will be considered.

For full details on the style guide and journal conventions, please see our submissions page: http://jamesbondstudies.roehampton.ac.uk/about/submissions/

You can also connect with the International Journal of James Bond Studies on Facebook (@JamesBondStudies) and Twitter (@IJJBS)

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

Political Masculinities and Populism
University of Landau, Germany, 1-3 December 2017
New extended deadline for proposals: 18 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1712/#populism

Movement and/in/of the City
University of Kent, UK, 16 June 2017
Deadline for proposals: 24 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1706/#MovementCity17

Linguistic correction/correctness: GReG P.L.S. 5
Université Paris Nanterre, France, 17-18 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#GReG

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity in the Labor Market: Politics, Practices and Representations in the 21st century
MSHS, University of Poitiers, France, 11-13 October 2017
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1710/#diversity

The poetics of Woolf through the prism of translation
Paris, France, 7 October 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1710/#Woolf

Memories, Marks and Imprints
Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France, 20-21 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#memories

Self-portraits in costumes: multiple identities at play
Nantes, France, 24 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/conf1711/#self-portraits

The Renewal of the Crime Play on the Contemporary Stage
A special issue of Coup de Théâtre
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/books-journals-2017-04-06/#crime_play

Reading Michèle Roberts
University of Lodz, Poland, 7-8 September 2017
Deadline for proposals: 1 June, 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1709/#Roberts

First letters (18th-19th centuries)
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines Victor-Segalen, Brest, France, 24-25 May 2018
Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1805/#first_letters

Shame and Shamelessness
Contributions are invited to an issue of Volume 23 of EJES
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2017
Shame and Shamelessness

Call For Papers: ELOPE 14 (2), 2017

ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address issues of English language, literature, teaching and translation. The editors, Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel, warmly invite contributors to submit original research related to these fields for the next issue of the journal (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2017).

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 worlds in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines available at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions. Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si).

Submission deadline: September 1st, 2017.

 

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The 14th ESSE Conference
Brno, Czech Republic, 29 August-2 September 2018
Deadlines:
Submission of proposals for Parallel Lectures (nominations by national associations): 20 May 2017
Submission of proposals for Seminars and Round Tables (proposals from prospective convenors): 20 May 2017
Submission of individual papers for Seminars and the Doctoral Symposium, as well as proposals for Round Tables and Posters: 31 January 2018
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