Working-Class Literature in Finland and Finnish America (extended deadline)
Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal, invites innovative and interdisciplinary submissions for a special issue on the 40th anniversary of Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida. We invite close readings informed by feminist and queer theory, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and aesthetics.
**Deadline extended to 4/1/19**
CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX
Dates: October 10-12th, 2019
This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 1, 2019.
CFP Issue 34: Inhuman Algorithms
Algorithms are integral to a digital, networked, automated society. Thrown into the public spotlight by a certain high profile search engine, algorithms are increasingly recognised to exercise agency in practices such as governance, surveillance, online personalisation, medicine, design, high frequency trading, credit scoring and plagiarism. Computational machines make decisions about things, people, places and experiences, and humans learn to address algorithms.
CFP MLA 2020 : Figuring Modernism
The 20th-century revolutionary aesthetic Figure in relation to its materialisms and politics, its cross and intermedia, its global travels and cultural histories, the effects of Modernism’s crisis of figuration on being human. Please send a 1-page abstract by March 26 to Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, at email@example.com. Also see https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8974.html.
The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.
Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question.
We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our May 2019 issue, A Digital Space to Call Home, asking broadly:
How does homelessness and transience translate in digital spaces?
The responses we hope to compile in this issue can (but need not exclusively) address:
Call for Papers | British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830
Eds. Kristin Girten (U of Nebraska, Omaha) and Aaron R. Hanlon (Colby College)
We invite submissions for British Literature and the History of Technology, 1600-1830, a peer-reviewed, edited volume of essays for the Bucknell University Press Aperçus Series. The Aperçus Series focuses on connections between historiography, culture, and textual representation. The purpose of this volume is to provide a much-needed account of the role and history of technology in British literature and literary studies of the (very) long eighteenth century.
Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Asedios a la imagen
Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Troubling the Image
Calibanismes et Antillanismes: Assiéger L’image
April 2nd-4th, 2020
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,in conjunction with Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-County Library, seeks paper and roundtable proposals for the Tulsa Day of YA, which will be held at the Tulsa City-County Library on from the evening of February 21 to the afternoon of February 22, 2020.
The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.
Costume in Legend and Tradition, 31st August– 1st September 2019 at Blackburn Museum. Don’t get your knickers in a twist, put on seven-league boots and come to this two-day conference on Costume in Legend and Tradition, to be held on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019 as the fourteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, at Blackburn Museum, Lancashire BB1 7AJ. If you’re into masquerades, rings of power, glass slippers or ghosts in sheets, we’d like to hear from you. Anyone can contribute – folklorists, designers, costume historians and brave little tailors. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or film presentations.
The World Upside-Down: Absurdities, Inversions, and Alternate Realities
Columbia University Ancient Mediterranean Graduate Student Conference
November 1-2, 2019. Columbia University in the City of New York, USA.
Keynote Speaker: Patrick R. Crowley (University of Chicago)
The American Name Society (ANS)
is issuing its
Call for Papers
for the ANS panel at the
Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention
9-12 January 2020, Seattle
Semantic relations and personal names
South Atlantic Modern Language Association / SAMLA 91 conference Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships
November 8-10, 2019
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of language.
Abstract submission deadline extended to April 1, 2019
Call for Papers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film
2019 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) Annual Convention
Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas
October 10-12, 2019
Mobilizing Self-Indifference: "The agitation is only on the surface. Underneath I’m indifferent"
This session invites considerations of the politics and affect of self-indifference in literary studies. Papers can address aggravations, radicalism, resistance, privilege, exceptionalism, and/or implement any theoretical lens. Please submit abstracts of 300 words.
Deadline for submissions: FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2019
Celiese Lypka, U of Calgary (firstname.lastname@example.org )
International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
“In Pursuit of Quality in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead”
JULY 18-19, 2019
Seeking paper abstracts for the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020.
Three-day, international conference on Harold Pinter
Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds
Thursday 19th (15:00) – Saturday 21st September 2019 (17:00)
Papers for this session may focus on any aspect of Walker Percy’s life and works, either fiction or non-fiction. Especially welcome are topics relevant to the South Atlantic Modern Longauge Association's 2019 conference theme: “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.” For Percy, the human capacity for language and for naming gives us our identity and is only possible through relationships of intersubjectivity. Percy wrote extensively on language, creating his “radical anthropology” based on his unique semiotic, with these themes pervasive in his novels. For more information about conference theme, see: https://samla.memberclicks.net/
An academic tribute to The Beatles
Lisbon, 16-18 April 2020
FCSH NOVA, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Campolide
Current debates about digital technology are caught in a death spiral of gloom, doom and anxiety. After a long period of optimism that accompanied the explosion of social media and assumptions of their democratic potential, today’s discourse is dominated by fear. Fear about the unchecked power of digital monopolies like Facebook, Google and Amazon; about the (ab)use of social media by far right political movements; about the psychopathologies, risks and trade-offs associated with constant and unyielding connectivity; fears about the radical surveillance enabled by the digital.
The style of critical essays on the arts
CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW
The International Interdisciplinary Conference:
CHANGES IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEXT OF THE SPECIFICITY OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
4th-6th of December 2019 Wrocław (Poland)
Call for Papers
CALLS FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE—APRIL 5, 2019
The Canadian Association for American Studies will hold a symposium-style event at Concordia University in Montreal, from 25-27 October, 2019. The event will be an opportunity for both new and established scholars of American Studies to share new work, discuss the status of American Studies, and contribute to the future development of CAAS. All scholars are welcome.
The special issue emerges from the interdisciplinary research project Disability before disability (Icel. Fötlun fyrir tíma fötlunar) situated at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Iceland, initiated in 2017, and supported by the Icelandic Research fund (Icel. Rannsóknasjóður) Grant of Excellence No 173655-05.
Margaret Fuller's Ecologies
This panel seeks contributions that explore ecology, environment, and the natural world in relation to any aspect of Margaret Fuller’s writings. We also welcome proposals that approach Fuller along with other writers, and we encourage international perspectives.
Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): Fuller as ecotheoristEcofeminismEcopoetryEnviromental justiceSoundscapesAnimal studiesIndigeneityPosthumanismTeaching ecology with FullerBeing human with nature