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New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:45pm
Lars Schmeink
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The German influence on science fiction is substantial, even though it might not register as obvious in the minds of many academics, even less with fans around the world. Kurd Laßwitz might be an overlooked father of science fiction, taking a backseat to the popularity of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne due to a lack of translation, but his Auf zwei Planeten, a novel about a conflict with a Martian civilization, has preceded the imaginations of Wells’ War of the Worldsor Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories. Similarly, cinematic science fiction owes many of its iconic images to the Weimar republic’s early film movement.

Decorating the Body: Gems, Jewellery, and Body Adornments in Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:43pm
Anne-Marie Evans, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 6, 2019

Submissions are invited for this special edition of Lectora exploring the role and representation of jewellery, gems, and other accessories in literature. Focusing on material culture and the novel, the collection will explore how objects designed to enhance the body operate within a range of different literary texts.

Translating Italian Dialects: Issues, Strategies and Solutions across Languages. (UPDATED 6/3/2019)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:39pm
Federico Tiberini, Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dialects are a major component of Italian linguistic richness, which depict a specific community with its own history, customs and habits, and which profoundly varies from the North to the South. The peculiarity of Italian linguistic history is its resistance towards its linguistic uniformity, imposed after the unification of the Country in the second half of the 19th century, which however is still far from being a reality today. In fact, the relationship between dialects and Standard Italian results into a form of bilingualism and diglossia. These phenomena happen when the use of dialect in an informal context takes place opposed to the use of Standard Italian in a formal one within the same community of speakers.

Edited Collection on "Familial Influences on Superheroes"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:37pm
James Iaccino, Ph.D. / The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2019

The edited collection, Familial Influences on Superheroes, will examine the role that the family plays on the development of the superhero as portrayed in radio, comics, graphic novels, television series, and feature films.  Many superheroes have experienced the trauma of losing (a) parent(s), which sets them apart from others.  Thus, the individuals that the superheroes gravitate towards become an integral part of their lives, to the point where they form a necessary and vital “familial network” of connections that would either replace those that were lost or never fully established.  This network ranges from “substitute” parents/guardians as well as siblings and relatives, to significant others and even more extended members comprising superher

POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:33pm
Lone Star College University Park English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park 

Event Date & Location: October 11, 2019, Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2019

Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park

Organization Website: http://www.lonestar.edu/english-dept-universitypark.htm

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu

The Conference:

Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:24pm
NeMLA 2020 in Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable: Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

This roundtable invites faculty at community colleges, junior colleges, vocational colleges and other two-year institutions to discuss the challenges and rewards that come with attending and presenting at academic conferences. With a focus on NeMLA itself, we would like to hear how NeMLA is doing in this regard: what successes or frustrations have you experienced here? What will you do differently or hope to do similarly in future? The goal of this roundtable will be to begin a conversation about these issues, and perhaps leave with concrete goals for the CAITY Caucus to pursue in supporting faculty from two year institutions within NeMLA.

CFP: OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS (second call)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:23pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS

                                                                                                               (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Object-Oriented Ontology and its Critics,” edited by Graham Harman (Southern California Institute of Architecture).

 

"Ab/uses of Power and Violence: Villains, Bullies and Tyrants," A Special Issue of the Lincoln Humanities Journal

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 11:23am
Abbes Maazaoui / The Lincoln Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 7th special issue, to be published in December 2019, onthe topic of Ab/uses of Power and Violence: Villains, Bullies and Tyrants. Contributors are invited to examine critically (a) the making of the villain, the bully and the tyrant: myths and realities; (b) the various incarnations of the villain in art, literature, history, film, folktale, television, political life, international relations, and the media; (c) the mis/use of power, from bullying, harassment, sexual assault, to random violence and unprovoked wars; (d) the diversity of interpretations and perspectives: from heroes to villains, and vice versa; (e) the collective fa

International Conference - "Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:54am
Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference: Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention

Organizer: The Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dates: 14­­–16 November 2019

 

Keynote Speakers: Professor Michelangelo Zaccarello, University of Pisa

                                  Professor Martin Dzelzainis, University of Leicester

 

Society for the Study of Affect Summer School

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:01pm
Society for the Study of Affect
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

Society for the Study of Affect Summer School

July 29 to August 02, 2019

Millersville University, Ware Center

Lancaster, PA, US

capacious@millersville.edu

 

WWW.AFFECTSOCIETY.COM

 

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at RSA 2020

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:19am
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The International Sidney Society plans to sponsor four sessions at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Philadelphia (April 2-4, 2020).We are eager to invite papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.  That Circle is conceived broadly, and hence we would welcome papers not only about Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, and William Herbert, but also papers about Alberico Gentili,  Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and any number of figures in the Circle’s large cosmopolitan network.

Landscapes and legacy: critical partnerships between arts, culture and heritage

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:19am
The University of Derby
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  We have pleasure in announcing our keynote speakers for our conference later this month; Landscapes and legacy: critical partnerships between arts, culture and heritage held at the University of Derby Professor Eleonora Belfiore, University of Loughborough Professor Belfiore’s long-term research interests are focused on the cultural politics of decision makingin the cultural sphere.

CFP: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought abo​ut Evil

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:16am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

ISSUES AND APPROACHES IN CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT ABOUT EVIL

"Open Theology" (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue "Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought about Evil," edited by John Culp (Azusa Pacific University, USA).

 

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[Reminder] Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:25am
Dr. Jen Harrison / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Holly Wells / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

 

Deadline for Submissions:                  July 31, 2019

Full name / Name of Organization:     Dr. Jen Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Holly Wells, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Erica Joan Dymond, East Stroudsburg University, USA

Contact email:                                     reclaimingthetomboy@gmail.com

 

Global Medievalisms

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:57pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

34th International Conference on Medievalism

 

Dear colleagues,

Below please find the call for papers for this year's ISSM conference:

 

GLOBAL MEDIEVALISMS

Theories and Practices of Literature as Shared Experience (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Paul de Man may have declared formalist criticism a dead-end in the 1950s, but it took until the deconstructive the 1970s for formalism finally die. For de Man, William Empson’s study of ambiguity gave the lie to I.A. Richards’s claims that literature could transmit experience. Deconstruction further insisted that the sliding of the signifier made the possibility of shared experience through literature difficult if not impossible.

Roundtable on George Romero’s Knightriders (1981) (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Another Reason to Celebrate Pittsburgh: A Roundtable on George Romero’s Knightriders (1981)

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019 (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa /Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

Medieval Undead/Undead Medievalisms (A Roundtable) (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Undead/Undead Medievalisms (A Roundtable)

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

CFP: Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:27pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description

 

Edited by:

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (UC Davis and Jesuit School of Theology)

James Nelson (University of Valparaiso)

Aaron Preston (University of Valparaiso)

 

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CFP: Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:58pm
Prof. Anna Maria Guasch / Art, Globalization, Interculturality / Universitat de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 9, 2019

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

 

24 – 25 October, 2019. Barcelona

 

Venues:

Aula Magna, Faculty of Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona (Montalegre 6); MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Plaça dels Àngels 1).

 

Direction: Anna Maria Guasch (UB)

Co-direction: Nasheli Jiménez del Val (AGI)

 

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Experiences of Emerging Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Scholars in the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:36pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

This lightning roundtable seeks to amplify experiences of emerging women, trans, and non-binary scholars from a range of backgrounds across graduate, contingent, and junior institutional stature as they navigate careers in the academy. Participants will offer 3-5 minute “lightning presentations” that (a) share experience, (b) offer advice, and (c) demand change across micro and macro structures of the academy. Following the presentations will be ample time for open discussion between the participants and audience members.

NeMLA 2020: Suspicion Today

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the wake of the recent Postcritical Turn in literary studies, a pall has been cast over suspicious modes of analysis. Eve Sedgwick famously sought to move away from the paranoid imperative towards a more reparative relation; Sharon Best and Stephen Marcus have proposed surface reading as an antidote to symptomatic methodology; and, more recent still, Rita Felski has underscored the banality of suspicious hermeneutics as a central premise in her circumscription of the limits of critique.

Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines. 

From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image. 

Unflattening the Encounter: Translation, Travel, and Place

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
Sanjukta Banerjee/ NorthEast Modern Language (NeMLA) 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can we apprehend the “terms of translation” shaping the construction and circulation of texts and artifacts across space and time? What sites and contexts of cultural and linguistic encounter move us to question those terms? Translation can be understood as always entangled with its surroundings, in tension with and inseparable from the place of its construction and of its reception at different times and places, suggesting that the complexity of language relations can remain constant across sites of inquiry; it can also have a flattening effect for the receiver, often blurring the line between “speaking of” and “speaking for”, and obscuring the networks of actors and processes involved in its making.

Puppet Theatre: In the Beginning were Puppets An Interdisciplinary Conference held at Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre 30-31 January 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:54pm
Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Puppets are a universal phenomenon that appears in all cultures. Varying in size from the miniscule to the
colossal, puppetry is of an enormous diversity: from rounded (the string puppet or the marionette, the
rod-puppet, the hand- or glove-puppet, the finger-puppet) to flat (the shadow-show, the toy or paper
theatre); from 'living' marionettes and bodies fastened to performers, to 'held' puppets (Japanese Bunraku
theatre), puppets come in all shapes and sizes. Performances involving puppets are no less variegated:
spanning art forms as diverse as folk theatre and élite entertainment, one only needs to recall eighteenthcentury
operas penned for puppets; Gordon Craig's non-naturalistic refashioning of the actor as a

Trans Identities in the French media

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:53pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]). Such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infoto illustrate an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility transsexuals and transgender people still suffer from in French society.

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