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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.

Postsecularism in High and Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:11am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

American Comparative Literature Association 

Chicago, March 19-22, 2020

George Bernard Shaw Panels at Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:06pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

We welcome papers on any aspect of Shaw studies, including but not limited to:

          individual plays/characters,

          comparative treatment of plays by Shaw,

          Shaw and his contemporary playwrights,

           cultural aspects of Shaw’s works, and

           international Shaw play productions.

Gothic Girlhood: Intersecting Identities Across Gothic Traditions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Diana Wallace and Andrew Smith note that the Female Gothic has been an ever-shifting category since its introduction into literary vocabulary by Ellen Moers in 1976, asserting that the Female Gothic “is shaped by...national identity, sexuality, language, race, and history” (The Female Gothic, 10). Gothic scholarship has long demonstrated that the mode varies across national and continental borders particularly drawing out distinctions between the American and the British. However, less attention has been paid to the concept of age. Keeping in mind the conference theme, how does the space of girlhood and/or adolescence complicate or further our understanding of the Female Gothic?

Engendering Narrative: Transforming Image, Text, and Medium

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:12pm
Pennsylvania College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

 

Pennsylvania College English Association 2020 Conference

Engendering Narrative:

Transforming Image, Text, and Medium

"Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction

only in the ecstasy of procreation."—Walter Benjamin

The Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference on the theme of engendering narratives, or begetting, producing, and procreating narrative. We are requesting pieces that focus on what engenders narrative creativity while highlighting the importance of reading and better understanding artistic purpose and intent.

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #7 (November 2020) / Thematic Section: »Eco-Comics: What Grows in the Gutter?«

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
CLOSURE: The Kiel University E-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

Open Section

In the fall of 2019, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.

 

Thematic Section: »Eco-Comics: What Grows in the Gutter?«

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

CFP 4th Posthuman Global Symposium “POSTHUMAN AGENCY” (NYU April 30-May 2, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:03am
POSTHUMAN GLOBAL SYMPOSIUMS - Conference Series at NYU since 2015
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The fourth edition of the Series, entitled "Posthuman Agency" will be held at NYU, in New York City, from April 30 to May2nd 2020.

The Call for Papers is now open. Deadline: December 31st 2019

CFP

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:03am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

41st Anuual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Febuary 19-22, 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted.

For proposal submissions, visit https://southwestpca.org and select the Conference drop-down menu.

REMINDER: CFP - Call for chapters on The Fast and the Furious films

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:02am
Dr Joshua Gulam, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.

NeMLA 2020 - CFP: Identity and Cityscape in French Crime and Science Fiction Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:01am
Zvezdana Ostojic and Julia Jacob / Johns Hopkins University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel explores different urban spaces depicted in popular French and Francophone cultural production, such as crime and science fiction artworks. What are the connotations of urban spaces and how are they represented in these narratives? What does it mean for crime to be located in a particular space? What do construals of futuristic cityscapes say about our understanding of present-day cities? How do these descriptions compare to earlier representations of urban spaces, such as those that appear in realist novels, historical fiction, theater or poetry?

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Aristotle à rebours, Unconventional Aristotelianism in 13th and 14th Century Italy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:01am
Joseph Romano / Italian and Italianists at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Aristotle à rebours:

Unconventional Aristotelianism in 13th and 14th Century Italy

Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo

 

CFP: ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10

 

Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.

 

SWPACA 2020: Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:10am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Biopolitics of Nature: Artistic Representations of Environment in Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Space in what we today call Latin America has been increasingly contested since 1492. As a result, many critics have argued that Latin American spaces are constantly subject to rearticulations. Latin American artists have produced poems, novels, short stories, songs, still art, theatre, movies, and other cultural manifestations as vehicles of rearticulation, especially in relation to natural and built environments. Indeed, an especially rich vein of contemporary Latin American cultural production embeds an active ecological awareness. A considerable part of recent ecocriticism addresses how the symbolic potential of art conveys the urgency of environmental concerns.

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:12pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

Ethics, Still: Levinas in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239

Reminder: For and Against Practice: Approaches to Teaching Professional Writing (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:54pm
Callie Ingram & Jiwon Ohm / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will provide a forum for participants to discuss and analyze their experiences and offer suggestions for teaching the multi-major professional writing course, more commonly referred to as simply “business writing” or “professional writing.” We especially welcome presentations that speak to and offer strategies targeting one of our three major concerns with the course: its decontextualized state, its reliance on non-neutral codes of professionalism, and the lack of pedagogical support often given to its instructors.

Poetry & Poetics (Critical) Panels for SWPACA

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:54pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Edited collection: Nonhuman Animals, Climate Crisis and the Role of Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Matthias Stephan, Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The world is in crisis: socially, politically, environmentally. We are increasingly confronted with notions of otherness as the world is shrinking – we interact with diverse cultures, ideas, agendas as we never have before. Yet, at the same time, we are increasingly polarized in our thinking, with the rise of a global right-wing agenda challenging a progressive wave of policies the world over. Yet, these crises seem to pale in consideration of the increasingly urgent climate crisis.

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Medieval Habits

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Ryan Lawrence, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020: MEDIEVAL HABITS 

This panel invites 15-20 minute papers concerned with medieval notions of habit. 

"How many more?"//Schizophrenia & Capitalism Part II//Literary & Political Responses to|from 1970

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association/ Michael Antonucci
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Our Round Table at the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston assembles elements of these literary dialogues and brings them into conversation with cultural conversations that emerged as a new decade began a half-century ago, in 1970.

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:32pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

 

International Conference

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

7-9 November 2019

 

Invited Speakers include:

 

Dr Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Professor Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Professor Bran Nicol (University of Surrey, UK)

Professor Ștefan Oltean (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)

 

And the writers:

 

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