Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction
7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)
Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA)
Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)
Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)
Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)
Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.
The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE EXTENDED--11th March 2019]
Moveable Type is the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, postgraduate journal at University College London's Department of English. For our upcoming summer 2019 issue, we welcome responses from across the humanities, arts and social sciences on the theme of 'Decadence', broadly interpreted. In addition, we will consider artistic responses such as poetry, flash-fiction and short stories. Some potential topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
*Decadence and the sublime
University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference, 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? And what kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch? And how do material texts become stimuli for synaesthetic experiences through their interaction with the physical bodies of writers and readers?
Conference: Queen Victoria & George Eliot: Lives and Afterlives, 1819-2019
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May 2019Loughborough UniversityKeynote Speakers:Professor Martin Hewitt (Anglia Ruskin University)Professor Beverley Rilett (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
“it is curious how sometimes you can trace likenesses many generations back….”
(letter from Victoria to Leopold I of Belgium, 24 October 1843)
The English I permanent section seeks proposals that intersect with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” This is a capacious theme that resonates through the literature and culture of early modern and 18th-century England.
Some potential starting points might include the following:
The South Central Modern Language Association Technology in the Classroom session is currently searching for conference papers that discuss utilizing technology while teaching. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 76th Annual Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26, 2019.
CFP 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)
Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on John Steinbeck’s The Pearl under contract with Salem/Greyhouse Publishers. Known for its simplicity and universal themes of greed, power, and economic oppression, The Pearl was originally published in installments in Women’s Home Companion (1945) with its original title, “The Pearl of the World.” The Pearl is universally appreciated for its accessibility, classroom applications, and suitability to theoretical approaches. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.
EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 9:1
Call for Abstracts: ‘FAKE’
Deadline for Conference Abstracts: 15 March 2019
“Faking it” Conference: 11-12th June 2019
“In a world that really has been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood.”
-Guy Debord, La Société du spectacle
“Georgio Peviani is doing everything that a successful fashion designer needs to do,
apart from existing. “
-Oobah Butler, Vice
CALL FOR PAPERS
2019 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
November 14-17, 2019
“Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers”
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of duality and doubling in 19th century Britain.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
This year's MMLA conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers" offers a wealth of possibilities to explore the complex relationships that minority and immigrant communities have within the larger culture of the United States, as well as the ways in which literary texts communicate the realities of their experiences to a wider audience, particularly when they are introduced in the classroom. With this in mind, the Multicultural Literature in the Classroom section seeks papers that explore the often conflicted relationships that minorities and immigrants have with the communities around them, as well as the ways in which minority and immigrant populations enrich and strengthen the communities of which they are apart, even as they strive to main
The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Seattle on January 9-12, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites proposals investigating the topic, “Hawthorne, his Circle, and the Digital Humanities,” or “DH for NH,” for short. We welcome interest in all aspects of the intersection of digital humanities with Hawthorne’s circle, including figures such as Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (whose papers were digitalized alongside those of Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, and 35,000 other items from the NYPL’s Berg Collection in 2012), Melville, Emerson, Fuller, and other local (Salem, Concord, Boston, the Berkshires) contemporaries. Proposals might include (but are not limited to) such topics as:
Observing Upheaval: Modernism and Surveillance panel
Modernist Studies Association conference: October 17-20, 2019, Toronto
Conference Theme: Upheaval and Reconstruction
Organisers: Stephanie J Brown and Emily Hainze
The 14th Annual Conference of the North American Levinas Society
Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa
July 23 - 26, 2019
NALS welcomes submissions on all topics relevant to the work of Emmanuel Levinas, but we especially encourage topics that address the conference theme, “Vulnerability,” including but not limited to:
Call for Submissions
Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies
Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies®(JSAHS), sponsored by the Center for American Studies of Sichuan Province and managed by the School of Foreign Languages at Southwest Jiaotong University in Southwest China, is a peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually in June and December by Sichuan People’s Publishing House, China.
British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"
University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019
11-12 October 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
The Netflix original film Bird Boxshattered records when it was released last December; according to industry reports, the film was streamed by over 45 million viewers in its first week. The film has become a cultural meme, with “Bird Box” challenges involving blindfolded participants trending on YouTube, and receiving a reference in a recent Saturday Night Live “Cold Open.”
This collection of essays will explore the cultural discussions which Bird Boxparticipates in through analyses of its treatment of race, gender, mental illness, spirituality, motherhood, and other issues. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE APRIL 5
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL
“How can an animal look you in the face? Animal Doubles in Literature and Film”
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers,” specifically how works of literature or film reflect or confound perceived differences between human and non-human animals.
CALL FOR PAPERS 2019
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
Hotel Paso del Norte
El Paso, TX
The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism is seeking interviews with theatre artists (directors, actors, performers, designers, technicians, writers, etc.) of regional, national, or international prominence, for potential publication in our Spring 2019 issue. Interviews should be framed for the mission of the journal by contributing to the varied conversations in dramatic theory and criticism, exploring the relationship between theory and theatre practice, and/or addressing paradigms used in or potentially useful for dramatic theory and criticism, broadly conceived. Contributions may also investigate practices and methods that raise questions about the nature and function of theatre, drama, or performance.
Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are strikingly absent in the present southern literary and cultural canon and its criticisms.
Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature
The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the literary journal Portals.
In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:
Homeschooling and Libraries
Book Publisher: McFarland
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public,academic librarian, indexer.
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.
*Updated Deadline: February 24th*
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance
1st Annual SEASGRAD Conference
University of California, Riverside
May 10, 2019
Conference on Narrative Games
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Noel Williams (Narrative Designer at Obsidian Entertainment, Lead Narrative Designer at Telltale Games, and Narrative Writer at Riot Games)
Special Guest Writer: Jon Goff (16-year videogame and comic book veteran, including Halo, Destiny, and Crackdown 3)
Registration for Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past (Friday 22nd March 2019, University of Surrey, UK) is now 'live' and can be accessed via the following link: https://store.surrey.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/fass-faculty-of-arts-s...
Professor Rosario Arias, University of Málaga
‘Every sensorial perception is at the same time past and present’ (Hamilakis, 2013).