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#MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:36am
Heather Hewett and Mary Holland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Edited volume--#MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS    

Editors: Professors Heather Hewett and Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz

 

REVISED deadline to submit abstracts: December 15

 

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:31am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

Childhood Unbound, Childhood Tamed, Childhood Eternal

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topic may include, but are not limited to:

International Journal of Education (IJE)

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:52am
publiser
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

International Journal of Education (IJE)

ISSN : 1839-519N 2974-5962 (Print)

*****September issue *****

http://flyccs.com/jounals/IJEMS/Home.html  

 Submission System. 

 

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The Other #MeToos

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ever since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely circled around the movement as it evolved and exists in the United States. Despite multiple sessions on #MeToo at multiple conferences, I failed to find any that specifically focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western and postcolonial contexts. To fill this gap, this session, “The Other #MeToos,” aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to religiously, geographically, politically, and academically Othered places and Othered women.

The Lyric Self and Courtly Traditions

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:38pm
American Comparative Literature Association ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A new preference for the production and consumption of lyric forms of poetry, over that of more narrative options like the epic, often coincided with a governing body’s establishment of courtly norms and practices. This trend is consistent across a multitude of seemingly disparate cultures. The popularity and refinement of the ghazal during the Ghaznavid dynasty and the sonnet at the Elizabethan court are just two examples of similar formal developments arising within different cultural contexts. Shorter lyrics were often formally rigorous, but also highly customizable, and many of these forms also called for a new emphasis on the construction and expression of self.

The Future of Film: Will Television Kill the Cinema Star?

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:07pm
Rebecca Romanow/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable explores the collapsing of the separate media concepts of film and television as "TV" becomes more filmic than film, more cinematic than movies themselves.  We are witnessing the confluence of production values, means of production, narrative form and style, and the ways in which content is consumed, reviewed, funded, and awarded. The two media have seemingly become synchronous, simultaneous and potentially interchangeable.  This Roundtable will focus on film, television, and streaming content, and the places that they will inhabit and occupy in the future of visual media and the cultural imagination.

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA  March 5th-8th, 2020

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:07pm
Rebecca Romanow/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

Material Religion and the Market

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:59pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51th Annual Convention

5-8 March 2020,

Boston, MA

 

Material Religion and the Market

“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task” says “The Good Book Business” article published in The New Yorker in 2006, underlines the billion dollar industry of Bible-publishing in the U.S.

New Voices 2020: (Un)Rest: Movement, Displacement, Disorder

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:33pm
Nicole K. Turner / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Georgia State University’s 2020 New Voices Conference: February 7-8th, 2020 in Atlanta GA. 

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2019z 

 

Artistic products are cultural artifacts; language and symbols exist as methods of representing new feelings, ideas, and experiences. In turbulent and profound moments of history and personal experience, art and literature attempt to capture and retell the experiences of restlessness, feelings of movement, and reactions to disorder. The 2020 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of (un)rest.

NeMLA 2020: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism (Boston, March 5-8)

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Panel: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism

Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference

March 5-8, 2020 

Boston, MA

 

Seeking papers on the politics of futurity in Afro-diasporic writing from before the mid-twentieth century for the following guaranteed session at NeMLA 2020. Abstracts due by September 30 on NeMLA's website. Visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17890 to submit.

ACLA 2020: Comparative Socialisms and Literary Imagination Before the Age of Decolonization (Chicago, March 19-22)

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 9:58am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

Inviting paper abstracts for a proposed session for the upcoming American Comparative Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago, March 19-22, 2020. Submit abstracts by 9 a.m. EST on September 23, 2019, via the ACLA website: https://www.acla.org/comparative-socialisms-and-literary-imagination-age-decolonization

 

Comparative Socialisms and Literary Imagination Before the Age of Decolonization

Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

updated: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
Dr Medha Bhattacharyya, Bengal Institute of Technology, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 2020, Chicago

 

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Nobel Laureate of Asia. He was a multi-talented genius. He experimented in several fields of creativity namely, song, dance, poetry, dramas, short stories, novels, novellas, essays, education, painting and social reformation to name a few. Even after 150 years of his birth, how or why do humankind across the globe still find Tagore universally relevant?  This panel aims to explore these diverse facets of Rabindranath Tagore as perceived from a contemporary perspective. The panel welcomes papers which examines Tagore’s works in comparison to other practitioners, either his contemporaries or in the contemporary society.

 

XXII Generative Art International Conference

updated: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 5:18am
ARGENIA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

XXII Generative Art International Conference
deadline for submissions:
September 15, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Generative Design Lab, Argenia Association
contact email:
celestino.soddu@polimi.it
GENERATIVE ART 2019

GA2019 , the 22nd Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: Italy, Rome, Villa Giulia, National Etrurian Museum, the 19, 20 and 21 of December 2019

Art&Science - Image&Space - Music&Poetry - Visionary Scenarios - Infinity&Identity

ACLA 2020: Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:35pm
Melanie Jones / UCLA (ACLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

With Health Humanities programs on the rise and medical memoirs flooding our bookshelves, it is easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. From the 19th century onwards, writers from a multitude of traditions have squared off against doctors for the right to diagnostic prominence, particularly in capturing the "essence" of disease and the dis-eased body/mind. Their motivations, meanwhile, have spanned from the starkly political -- such Joseph Brodsky's mid-century assault on Soviet psychiatric norms -- to the intensely personal -- the use of faux-medical terminology in the memoir of French writer Camille de Peretti to expose the subjectivity at the heart of clinical observation.

UPDATED Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.

UPDATED Writing Bios: Biopolitics in 20th-century Literature and Beyond (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the biopolitical turn, scholars across disciplines have attempted to make sense of the encounter between life (bios) and politics. This attention paid to the topic of biopolitics shows a cultural ethos that revolves around an awareness of power connected to the body. This roundtable invites papers that analyze how literature engages with biopolitics, particularly in the conceptualizations and depictions of the body in relation to power in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Roundtable participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that engage with the following questions: “How is life (and the body) culturally inscribed with meaning and definition,” and further, “What is a consequence of that inscription?”

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Reading and Theorizing Rape Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This pre-approved panel seeks scholars to present at the 2020 NeMLA conference (March 5-8 in Boston, MA) on the topic of rape culture.

Panel Description:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ICMS 2020: Orientations: Gender and Sexuality in Space-time

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:07pm
Zachary Engledow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15th 

Sponsored by the BABEL Working Group and Co-Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages. 

International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10 2020

Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:02pm
NeMLA 2020 in Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable: Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

This roundtable invites faculty at community colleges, junior colleges, vocational colleges and other two-year institutions to discuss the challenges and rewards that come with attending and presenting at academic conferences. With a focus on NeMLA itself, we would like to hear how NeMLA is doing in this regard: what successes or frustrations have you experienced here? What will you do differently or hope to do similarly in future? The goal of this roundtable will be to begin a conversation about these issues, and perhaps leave with concrete goals for the CAITY Caucus to pursue in supporting faculty from two year institutions within NeMLA.

Reminder [ACLA2020] Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Story-Telling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 2:55pm
Justyna Poray-Wybranowska/Ryerson University, Agata Mergler/York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Born in the mid-twentieth century in Latin America, magical realism quickly became “the literary language of the emergent post-colonial world” (Bhabha 7). It developed as a means of capturing and representing the experience of living in worlds marked by both colonial conquest and anticolonial resistance, and in which “improbable juxtapositions and marvelous mixtures” (Zamora and Faris 76) exist side by side. Since then, magical realism has circulated widely, picked up by authors in formerly colonized nations around the world and adapted to their own, local, representational needs.

The Victorian Caribbean--Sept. 30 deadline

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:15pm
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend that work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean and Latin American writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will also consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

Note: Romanticist and Edwardian perspectives are, of course, welcome, too. 

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW (spring 2020 issue)

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:31pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

UPDATE: We are seeking reviewers for our spring 2020 issue (volume 6, number 2) and beyond. We accept rolling submissions of media reviews and scholarly articles.

 

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

(E)motion in Changing Worlds (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:31pm
The Department of English Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

(E)motion in Changing Worlds

Thessaloniki, Greece, 14-16 May, 2020

Deadline: 20 October 2019

 

Call for Papers

The Department of English Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE), invite scholars to submit proposals for the international conference (E)motion in Changing Worlds to be held in Thessaloniki, 14-16 May, 2020.

 

Approaches to Hybridity in the Epic Genre

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:47pm
Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Approaches to Hybridity in the Epic Genre

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

            Epic genre could be seen as what Mary Louis Pratt calls a "contact zone", a space in which diverse cultures "meet, clash and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power". It is a space where encounters give rise to new categories of gender, class, rule, and language. The concept of hybridity allows for the exploration of these spaces and voices that do not fit neatly into prescribed definitions.

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