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NeMLA 2020: The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The English word “school” derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure.” It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of Classical theatre were directed to learn from the plays that they watched. Subsequent Greco-Roman literary works frequently emphasized the educational progress of their characters.

4th Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
University of Gdansk, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, University of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CFP:

   In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.

Vonnegut, Narrative, and (Re)Shaping American Identities (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:19am
Tom Hertweck / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session will be part of the March 5-8, 2020 NeMLA convention in Boston, MA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.

All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA submission portalhttps://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18217. Submission deadline is September 30, 2020.

Please contact Tom Hertwerk (tomhertweck@gmail.com), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Call for Proposals

Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:18am
CETAPS (NOVA University of Lisbon) and CELIS (Université Clermont Auvergne)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction

International Conference

 

 

 

Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)

                                                                                

Date: December 5-7 2019

 

 

Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 4:41am
Marian Homans-Turnbull & Alexandra Reider
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Building on a great conversation at Kalamazoo this spring, Marian Homans-Turnbull and Alexandra Reider are organizing a panel on medieval translation and multilingualism for the International Medieval Congress to be held in Leeds, UK, on 6-9 July We welcome submissions on any medieval language(s), and we're especially eager for submissions on non-English languages this year! Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation.

Extended Call for Papers: Select chapters needed / Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990s

updated: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 12:57pm
LaToya Brackett
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Please send an email with interest to latoyatbrackett@gmail.com. The volume is almost complete but I am looking for several chapters as shared at the end of this call. Please see if there are any you may be interested in and we can discuss more about the requirements. I am looking for a QUICK turnaround, but I am flexible. I can send a full CFP when you inquire.

Thank you.

Call for Papers:

Working Title: Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990s

Publication by McFarland Press

Edited by LaToya T. Brackett

 

Extended Call for Papers:

Blumhouse: The New House of Horror

updated: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:14pm
Todd Platts, Piedmont Virginia Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

*REMINDER*

In a span of ten years Blumhouse has amassed a film library of over 50 films that includes notable horror franchises as Paranormal Activity (2009-2015), The Purge (2013-) and Insidious (2010-), critically lauded films as Split (2017) and Get Out (2017), and box-office sensations as Happy Death Day (2017) and Truth or Dare (2018). The company was also behind a highly-hyped new installment of Halloween (1978-) and an untitled Dee Rees’ horror film focusing on the lives of black lesbians in rural America that is in development.

"Voices" - Italian Graduate Society Conference, Rutgers University

updated: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:54am
Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

                The Italian Graduate Society at Rutgers presents:

                                            VOICES

            An Interdisciplinary Conference November 22-23, 2019

Chicago Ethnography Conference: Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump Era

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:33pm
22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

DePaul University’s Department of Sociology Presents The…22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference:Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump EraA Graduate Student ConferenceSaturday April 25, 2020

We are now accepting paper submissions (with optional photo attachments) for the annual conference. Send your submissions and final papers to chiethnography@gmail.com by January 5, 2020.


 

SCMS 2020 Panel: Affective Polarization: Enemies and Allies in National Discourses

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Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
SCMS 2020 / Ghent University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019

In today’s neo- and illiberal nations affects of hate and indignation become a potent force in creating an axiological us and them. Such exclusionary structures of feeling are instrumental in forming nationalist ideologies and sustaining hegemonic discourses on immigration, homeland security and geopolitical conflict. Because nation states often rely on the construction and sustainment of antagonistic affects to naturalize existing power relationships, emotions should be considered an important manifestation of current illiberal crisis.  Many of today’s intolerances seem to be embedded in a populist sentiment that feeling is a force more immediate and “pure” than reason.

"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
Norma Dibrell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

My name is Denae Dibrell. I am a Lecturer at UTRGV. I will be chairing a roundtable in Boston in March for the NeMLA conference. I am so excited about this. 

 

 

Feel free to share this Call for Abstracts, submit an abstract, or reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

 

 

"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"

 

Who Belongs, Who Does Not: The Use of Comics as Literatures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This creative panel seeks to examine how artist-scholars can combine their scholarship and their creative skills to articulate various forms of marginalization. I intend to solicit creative works that lie at the intersection of the textual and the pictorial, which push the boundaries of scholarly inquiry by incorporating the artistic, in an effort to make research more accessible to people outside the academe. As a comic scholar and artist, I firmly believe in the versatility of its hybrid form and its ability to solicit deeply affective responses (which cannot be achieved by purely empirical data).

Special Issue on Contemporary Film & Media Industries

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:22pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Projector is developing a special issue for research articles that examine industrial and institutional developments in film, television, streaming, and/or gaming. The research, which will illuminate production and/or reception factors, could consider changes or events in the US market, national/regional sectors, or the global domain.

The political economy and/or reception studies research will not focus on interpretation or ideological assessment of an individual text. However, the research projects could effectively incorporate critical race theory, postcolonial studies, research on Hollywood hegemony, or other scholarship concerning social realities and identity politics.    

SCMS 2020 Panel: Time After Time: Film and Media Studies at the End of Temporality

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Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:22pm
Koel Banerjee (Carnegie Mellon), Matthew Ellis (Brown University, Rachel Schaff (Ithaca College)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Cinematic, televisual, and cross-media cultural production has passed through the end of history (Fukuyama) only to be cornered by “the end of temporality” (Jameson). Today’s illiberal turn is occasioned by the global crises of neoliberal capitalism and the deregulation of state welfare. Consequently, our present is marked by a global epidemic of nostalgia, one that forces Walter Benjamin’s angel of history to reverse flight. In this redirection to what Zygmunt Bauman calls “retropia,” a backward-looking Utopia, our experience of history is rendered ahistorical.

The Writer's Vice: Alcohol and the American Writer, 1940-70

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:48am
Mark Noon / NEMLA Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers addressing the impact of alcohol on American authors from 1940 to 1970. Is it true, as Susan Cheever has argued, that being a writer during this period "almost always meant getting drunk"? The panel will work to separate the myths from the reality regarding the use of alcohol among writers of the period. It will also assess the impact of alcohol on the quality of writing and its impact on the talent of writers.

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:31am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

crossroadslisbon2020

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:13am
Association for Cultural Studies and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

While the research of our invited keynotes and plenary speakers mostly gravitates around the issues of labour and precarities, decolonizing knowledge and the refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean, the conference is open to all topics relevant to Cultural Studies. Suggested topics, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in Cultural Studies research, include:

  • (Anti-)consumption and everyday life

  • Adaptation cultures

  • Borders and mobilities

  • Critical and cultural theory

Edited Collection: Close Reading in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:02am
Close Reading in the Anthropocene
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

I am looking for one or two more essays to round out a volume on close reading in the anthropocene. Routledge has expressed strong interest in the publishing this volume. 

 

Summary:

CFP: Good Omens: Nice and Accurate Analyses by Intelligent Writers

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:59am
Erin Giannini
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Editors: Erin M. Giannini and Amanda Taylor 

 

Written as a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens(1990) had an active and long-term fanbase before the debut of the Amazon Prime miniseries. Its adaptation, brought to fruition by Gaiman as a promise to Pratchett before Pratchett’s 2015 death, however, has not only brought new fans into the fold, but increased the visibility of the original text.

 

NeMLA 2020 - “Dusk and Dawn: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:16am
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Boston, MA / March 5-8, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2019, to Session ID # 17934

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17934

Genre Trouble: Interrogating the Gaze through Film Genre (2020 NeMLA )

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:16am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st NeMLA Convention | March 5-8, 2020 | Boston, MA

Feminist film critics have pioneered work on the intimate relationship between gender and genre, thus problematizing and unsettling long-standing dominant narratives, structures of looking, and spectatorial positions. Indeed, much of the work by feminist filmmakers showcases an innovative use of genre conventions that opens up new narrative avenues and destabilizes audiences' expectations. Considering its historical dimension, the notion of film genre becomes an invaluable category and analytical tool to explore questions not only of sexual difference, but also of sexual orientation, race, class, or culture.

NeMLA 2020 - “Delights, Disgusts, and Attachments in Latin American Literature” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Boston, MA / March 5-8, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and affections expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2019, to Session ID # 17935

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17935  

Global Literature in the Wake of the Trump Presidency

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Richard Schumaker NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable endeavors to assess the influence of Donald Trump’s presidency on literature in the US and around the world. Three avenues of inquiry will be featured. First, how has the Trump presidency influenced literature in the US since 2016? Second, are there commonalities between writing in the US and writing internationally owing to the Trump presidency? Finally, focusing on non-US writing, are there perspectives or themes in global literature that are not at all present in US writing that have occurred in the wake of Trump’s presidency?

One of the strengths of comparative literature is that by definition it offers a pluralistic perspective on concrete world events.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Edith Wharton's New York

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Edith Wharton’s New York:

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

New Yorker Hotel

June 17th-20th 2020 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please submit proposals no later than September 15th, 2019 to whartonnewyork@gmail.com

Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:53pm
Middlebury College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Eighth Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Call for Papers

Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives

March 5-7, 2020

Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

NeMLA 2020: "Psychoanalysis and Laughter: Unconscious Meanings and Political Subversions"

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his famous study on “Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious," Freud argues that jokes, and the laughter they elicit, allow a kind of access to the unconscious. They permit, among other things, the fulfillment of repressed desires, the channeling of aggression into an acceptable social form, and polysemic satisfaction. As the structure of a joke operates similarly to the structure of a dream (by condensation and displacement, metaphor and metonymy), it also enables the revelation of contemporary ideology and its ambiguities. Further, for Lacan, with the child’s “jubilant assumption of his [sic] specular image” in the mirror, laughter coincides with the ego's coming-into-being.

Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective: The 26th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:33pm
University of Rochester, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The 26th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

October 25-26, 2019, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 25-26, 2019. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions.

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