Reminder: Submissions Due June 10, 2019 PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research is currently accepting submissions for the next issue, with all submissions due June 10th. PARtake is a peer-reviewed e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice.
Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE:
Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture University of Colorado Boulder
January 8-11, 2020 Confirmed Featured Speakers: Ann Laura Stoler, Catherine Walsh, & Glenn Coulthard
The International Journal of Social Pedagogy – Special Issue: Call for Papers
‘Everyday Expertise in Social Pedagogy’
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 46 No. 1 | March 2020
Call for Papers
Genre in Asian Cinema
Patrick Noonan (Northwestern University, USA) & Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2019
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 46 No. 2 | September 2020
Call for Papers
The Ethical Turn Revisited
Iping Liang (National Taiwan Normal University)
Deadline for Submissions: August 30, 2019
Recognizing the crucial role that community colleges play in the changing landscape of higher education, and the successes that they have had in educating and supporting a diverse student body, the ADE Bulletin calls for papers on two-year and four-year college institutional relations. Papers may treat the need for and reciprocal benefits of developing closer relationships between English departments and divisions of humanities at two- and four-year colleges, as well as the multiple pathways for developing those relationships.
This panel investigates how queer spaces and identities get performed and contested through the affordances, narratives, and spatial politics of comics. Recent scholarship in comics studies has sought to extend queer approaches to the field beyond a sexual politics of recognition, opening up new opportunities to engage with visual culture and critical geographies to consider how queer spatiality disrupts hegemonic heterosexuality. With that in mind, this panel invites proposals that consider the connections between visual media, space, place, gender, and sexuality in comics. Potential questions to address may include: How are queer spaces embodied in comics and other graphic narratives?
Trauma is a notoriously slippery concept to identify and comprehend, however, many theorists—-most notably Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience—have argued that literature provides a means of representing and of ‘working-through’ experiences which otherwise have gone “unclaimed.” Absent from literary trauma theories, such as Caruth’s, however, is a consideration of the euro-centric core of theories of trauma. This absence can be attributed to the origins of literary trauma theory that emerged primarily out of Freudian psychoanalytic psychology and/or the deconstructive philosophy of the Yale School and Paul de Man.
This panel provides a moment of scholarly exploration into how, and the extent to which, artists were moving beyond collection and collage in an intentionality and intertextuality which created rich layers of new meaning. The root of this inquiry draws on interactive relationships between audience and musicians, graphic artists and filmmakers who inserted themselves into current cultural trends and the history of artistic expressions by dropping or sampling. It considers such enterprises as a legacy of the punk and electronic movements’ do-it-yourself (DIY) projects of drawing attention to the process of cultural production, as well as an adoption of the DJ’s spontaneous manipulation of pre-existing materials across forms and genres.
2019 PAMLA Conference San Diego
Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics / Professional and Pedagogy
Session Chair: Jennifer Allard (California State University San Marcos)
This panel invites papers that investigate the use of multimodal, cross-disciplinary curriculum for online instruction. More generally, the panel seeks presentations on supporting the needs of all students to successfully communicate. Papers that address the teaching of cognitive science concepts and interpretive communication (including “performance” pieces) are especially welcome.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Human Rights in Turkey: A fading shadow of democracy
Editors: Hasan Aydin, Florida Gulf Coast University
Winston Langley, The University of Massachusetts-Boston
The rationale for the Book:
This panel is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.
2019 World Picture Conference
University of Toronto
November 8-9, 2019
Akira Lippit (USC)
Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)
The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.
We invite scholars at all levels—including students and those out of academia—to cross national, cultural, historical, and disciplinary boundaries to reflect on the theme of “Veteran Identity, Advocacy, and Representation.”
We encourage and are open to a variety of presentation styles, including but not limited to:
Individual Presentations: 75- to 100-word abstract, 250-word proposal
Panel Presentation, with 3 to 4 presenters: 150- to 200-word abstract, 750-word proposal including potential panelists
Poster Presentations, by individual or collaborative presenters (1 poster per submission): 150- to 200-word abstract
Remapping is inherently an act of dissent. As Denis N. Cosgrove observes, “The measure of mapping is not restricted to the mathematical; it may be equally spiritual, political, or moral. By the same token, the mapping’s record is not confined to the archival; it includes the remembered, the imagined, and the contemplated.” What role do illusory places––literary utopias, hoaxes, legends, visions, and other fictions––play in critiquing, reinforcing, or challenging mainstream American culture in the nineteenth century? This proposed panel explores aspirational, deceptive, and fantastical spaces which throw the existing world into relief to propose plausible and potent alternative microcosms.
As we strive for more diversity, social justice, and student agency in the German curriculum, it might be helpful to discuss our wider notions and definitions of diversity as well as how we hope to integrate them into our teachings. But what do we consider to be diverse? What keeps us from succeeding in designing more diversified syllabi? What are the blind spots we create despite our best efforts? Where is our own awareness lacking and how do we find approaches to overcome this oversight? Can we really create a truly diverse syllabus, or does including one aspect involuntarily result in including another?
We teach and learn in a more diversified environment than ever, but do our syllabi reflect gender diversity in the German classroom? Do we make it a topic in our teaching? When? At what level? With what materials? Do we even know how to address one another politely and appropriately, and how not, do we understand what transitioning is like for a transgender person? Do LGBTQ+ people have equal rights, how do the rights differ among German-speaking countries and in the US. In short: Is it not high time to bring the wide range of topics in the field of LGBTQ+ into the German classroom?
How do literary and other texts/media engage with boundaries between or among biological or other species? Where and how are boundaries blurred, crossed, superseded, undermined, suppressed, disarticulated, redefined, transcended, permeated, etc., regarding for example hybrid beings, post- or transhumanity, or the in/organic? What implications arise concerning nature, culture, social arrangements, science, technology, metaphysics, and ethics?
Franz Kafka: A Century Later
deadline for submissions:
January 10, 2020
full name / name of organization:
Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University
Franz Kafka: A Century Later
World Literary Review: Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2019
Deadline for mss submissions: January 10, 2020
November 15-17, 2019 | Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, GA
This session attempts to examine novels of the Great War in light of over one-hundred years of reading, reflection, and criticism.
We will use a broad notion of "novel": novels written during and in the wake of World War I; novels written long after the war ended; and novels written today.
Furthermore, we welcome novels written from non-European writers and from authors from countries who did not participate in the Great War. While the language of the conference is English, because this is primarily a comparative literature session, working directly in a language other than English is both permitted and welcomed.
The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages
(SEMA 2019): Deadline June 3, 2019
The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.
The session seeks papers that examine Spanish in the United States (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American) as it relates to old and new Hispanic community practices and border crossing (geographical, political, ethnic, social, perceptual, historical, religious, etc.). It intends to bring together interdisciplinary research from various theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences on Latino/Hispanic communities in the United States. By doing so, it hopes to broaden the discussion on the use of Spanish in different contexts from more than one perspective such as sociolinguistics, literary theory, discourse analysis, cultural studies and other related disciplines.
Call for Papers: Essay Collection on Louise Imogen Guiney
We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the second issue of the Edinburgh University Press journal Crime Fiction Studies, the newest addition to EUP’s stable of prestigious journals.
- Proposals of 300 words due: 15 June 2019
- Drafts of 4000-8000 words due: 1 September 2019
The travel and literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing.
We are particularly interested in papers that take into consideration travel writing by authors better known for other forms of writing (novelists, poets, philosophers, essayists) and for whom travel, and travel writing, serve as a means to veer from their habitual modes of writing and allow them to experiment with another form (Baudrillard’s Cool memories, Barthes’ Empire of signs, Leiris’ Phantom Africa are examples of travel narratives of interest).
Topics may include:
CALL FOR PAPERS