CFP: Nordic ChickLit: Women´s Writing and Well-Being / American Comparative Literature Asscociation Conference 2021- Deadline 31 October 2020

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Call for Papers
October 31, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

This seminar invites scholars to discuss Chick Lit in terms of women´s writings that create the stories they want to or need to read. A particular focus is the use of multiple languages or modes as a form of embodiment of the pathologies they explore and describe, the well-being and identity they thereby hope to create.

The aim of this seminar is, on the one hand, to survey the intricate details of how “multilingual” writing might be a curative response to felt expectations, norms and lack of control of identity. On the other hand, it wants to add “ultra-minor literature” to the global discussion of the formation of new literary politics and pedagogies developing on the periphery of the geopolitical asymmetries of power and the materialist conditions of a world market perceived as dominated by anglophone literary production.

Possible Topics:

  • Creative Nonfiction, Fiction and Auto-fiction
  • Illness and Medicine
  • Individuals and Collectives
  • Feminising Democracy
  • Mental Health
  • Narrative Methods, Form, Genre
  • Sexuality
  • Social Media
  • Translation / Adaptation
  • WorkLife
  • Visibility

All paper propolas need to be submitted through the ACLA conference portal. For submission guidelines please consult the ACLA website/Submission Portal.

Abstracts Due: October 31, 2020

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All presenters must be current, paid members of the ACLA and fully registered for the conference. The American Comparative Literature Association's 2021 Annual Meeting is now fully virtual and will take place April 8-11, 2021. Given the pandemic, the decimation of the humanities, the tenuous nature of most non-tenured/tenure-track faculty, adjuncts, and graduate students, the ACLA has decided to reduce conference registration fees by 50% across all registration types.

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Contact Info: 

Session Organiser: Angela Kölling

Independent Scholar, Gothenburg, Sweden



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