Recently there has been a surge in art of dissent as creators and performers respond to the uptick of injustice, inequality, and authoritarianism around the world. In the wake of the Gezi Taksim protests, public performance and graffiti art exploded throughout Instanbul; Syrian artists have been documenting their pain and satirizing Assad’s brutal regime through digital art, posters, and graffiti since 2011; in Russia, Pussy Riot staged unsanctioned guerrilla concerts against the authoritarian practices of the Vladimir Putin; in China, Ai Weiwei and Jacob Applebaum stuffed panda bears with shredded NSA documents and embedded micro chips containing sensitive information, distributing some to institutions where they could be safely guarded as art objects.
Conference in Leipzig, Germany
10-12 October, 2019
Organizers: Sebastian M. Herrmann, Katja Kanzler, Stefan Schubert
Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?
Call for Submissions
Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies
Special Sessions Call for Papers
“Duality in the Early Modern Period”
Midwest Modern Language Association
The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Chicago (November 14-17, 2019). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: dual identity, double meanings, double entendre, mirror images, reflections, binaries, parallels, repetitions, translations, imitations, adaptations, distortions, and echoes.
There is still space available for one or two very high quality papers in this special edition of Life Writing.
Special Session at Midwest MLA's Annual Conference; Chicago, IL on November 14-17, 2019:
"Bob Dylan's 'Twinned America' in the Great Novel of Duluth"
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.
Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here: SRC Paper Submission Module.
For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019. Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.
Chapters are solicited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Please send inquiries to Jami.Carlacio@yale.edu to pitch your idea.
Charles Dickens utilizes various devices facilitating comparison and comprehension throughout many of his novels, short stories, and other literary output. Most famously, Dickens employed doubling and doppelgängers in A Tale of Two Cities (1859) to demonstrate the ideological similarities and differences between not only look-alikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, but the cities of London and Paris. In Uneven Developments (1988), Mary Poovey has revealed how in David Copperfield (1850), the hero’s instinctive dislike for Uriah Heep’s mock humility may indicate his own discomfort regarding their similar financial positions and goals for career advancement.
Space, Place and Time in French and Francophone Women’s Narratives
Giving Voice to the Voiceless
FOLK HORROR IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Folk Horror in the 21st Century, is a two-day conference to be hosted by Falmouth University (UK) on Thursday September 5 and Friday September 6, 2019. The conference organizers Ruth Heholt (Falmouth University, UK) and Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University, USA) invite proposals on all aspects of folk horror, in all periods, across all regions and in all mediums, exploring the meanings and manifestations of the folk horror renaissance in the 21st century.
Keynote and plenary speakers: Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University), Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) and Bernice Murphy (Trinity College Dublin).
Sacred texts and folklore are filled with stories of twins, doubles and doppelgängers, struggling with one another for control of their worlds, and writers have continued to borrow, adapt, appropriate those themes and characters to tell the stories of their own times.
The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. Prospective papers will be considered by those working in assorted subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below.
2019 MMLA Conference Theme
"Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”
November 14-17, 2019
Panel: German Women Writers
We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” are especially welcome.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
This panel explores the power of image culture in shaping the visual identity of twentieth-century transatlantic vanguardisms. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical art production that defied conventions. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, visual art has set precedents for literature on an international level of exchanges.
“Reflection makes all of us self-aware. It challenges us to think deeply about how we learn and why and why not. [It] deepens ownership [and] helps us get comfortable with uncomfortable. Perhaps most importantly, reflection helps us advocate for ourselves and support others.” –Angela Stockman
Seule ! Marginalité de la voix féminine aujourd’hui
James Baldwin: A Century Later
deadline for abstract submissions: May 1, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Kimberly Fain / Texas Southern University
James Baldwin: A Century Later
World Literary Review: Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2019
Deadline for mss submissions: September 30, 2019
Language and Life Writing: Women’s Words to Say It in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
Biting Back: Empowerment in the Works of Francophone Women Writers
Language, Genre, Form, and the Poetics of Francophone Feminine Power
Call for Papers: Deadline for abstracts April 30th 2019
The Louisisna Folklore Society is an association of scholars focusing on the folklore of Louisiana. The Society supports the peer-reviewed journal Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. Our organization is looking for individuals who actively partiicipate in scholarship focusing on folklore and the south as we expand the topic of our special issue to include the Gulf South.
"Confessions": postmedieval 11, no. 2
SAMLA's 91st Annual Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10. The conference theme is "Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships." I am soliciting papers for a panel on Zora Neale Hurston's most recent publication, Barracoon.
Originally named Kossola, Cudjo Lewis was illegally brought to America on the last slave ship, the Clotilda. Hurston completed the manuscript about his life story in 1931, but it was not published until 2018 as Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo. Critics praised this text as evidence of Hurston’s anthropological skills, yet it also serves as a rejoinder to the skewed white-washed history of slavery in the popular imagination.
The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from library scholars,
practitioners, and students for its next issue (V4. No. 2). JNL welcomes traditional and
unestablished forms of scholarly and professional communication related to any aspect of
librarianship. We hope to see a wide variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format,
from lengthy treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the
transformation of a library's physical space and the perceived impact.
Submissions may include but are not limited to:
- Solicited articles
- Scholarly articles
- Media (podcasts, video, etc)
- Book reviews
- Technology reviews
Call for Papers
Irresistible Night, Ageless Dark:
The Nocturnal in Image, Text, and Material Culture
November 15th and 16th, 2019
The Twelfth Biennial Bryn Mawr College Graduate Group Symposium
featuring keynote speakers Ioannis Mylonopoulos (Archaeology, Columbia University) and Noam Elcott (Art History, Columbia University)
Deadline for submission: May 10, 2019