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 Where and how are boundaries blurred, crossed, superseded, undermined, suppressed, disarticulated, redefined, transcended, permeated, etc., regarding for example hybrid beings, post- or transhumanity, or the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
The Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal, aiming to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding. We understand veterans studies as a multi-faceted, scholarly investigation of military veterans and their families. Topics within that investigation could include but are not limited to combat exposure, reintegration challenges, and the complex systems that shape the veteran experience.
Planet Ocean - Call for Papers
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Contemporary Marine Environments
This Regular Session for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Modern Drama. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme—Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships—particularly as it relates to intersectional identity formations, are especially welcome.
By June 10, 2019, please submit a typed abstract of 250-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Ms. Kimber Wiggs, University of South Florida (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr. Will Forde-Mazrui, University of South Florida (email@example.com).
The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network for the study, protection and enhancement of the Art Nouveau heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Urban.brussels, founding member of RANN, is hosting an international symposium in Brussels, co- organised by RANN and urban.brussels in partnership with the Horta Museum and CIVA.
Performing Power in the Premodern World
University of Warwick
9 November 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr Naomi Pullin (University of Warwick)
To be held in York 12th-13th March 2020
Call for Papers for the Panel:
A Celebration of W S Merwin
The panel is part of the 117th Annual Pacific Association of Ancient and Modern Language Conference ‘Send in the Clowns’
14-17 November 2019, San Diego
Deadline: 10th of June 2019
Panel Organizer: Cheri Colby Langdell (East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles)
Call for Papers
Material Matters: It’s In the Details
October 19-20, 2019
Feminismo/s, from the Institute of Research in Gender Studies from the University of Alicante, is currently accepting submissions for its 36 issue, entitled “Departures and Arrivals: Women, Mobility and Travel Writing”. This issue seeks to approach women travel writing from a transhistorical and transnational perspective. Thus, we encourage submissions that deal with travelling and mobility in women’s writing from different cultural and national backgrounds and periods.
We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the intersections between gender, mobility and identity, including, but not restricted to the following aspects:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Southeast Asian Media Studies
Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2019
Issue on Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam,
Editor: John Charles Ryan, PhD (University of New England)
The third issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
UPCOMING DEADLINE: May 31, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Southeast Asian Media Studies
Volume 1, Issue 2, 2019
Issue on Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia
Editor: James McLellan, PhD (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
The second issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
Special Issue of Literature and Theology: An International Journal of Religion, Theory and Culture (Oxford Uuniversity Press)
‘Postcolonial women’s writing and material religion: new directions’
Edited by Fiona Darroch and Alison Jasper (expected publication date March 2021)
This panel welcomes paper proposals for the Southeastern Modern Language Association Conference (Nov. 15-17, 2019) on any aspect of Indigenous science fiction, futurism, or speculative fiction. By June 10th, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Megan Vallowe, Dalton State College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional conference information, see: https://samla.memberclicks.net/
The S.ARCH International Architectural Conference is a 3-day event with the focus on sustainability in architecture. S.ARCH is unique event providing a common platform for both groups: academics / researchers and architects. Among them, our delegates are also students, representatives of construction companies, civil engineers, developers, etc., coming from more than 40 countries around the world.
The Conference consists of following:
- Set of Keynote Speeches given by international prominent architects,
- Oral Presentations of contributed works (Research Papers),
- Oral Presentations of the S.ARCH AWARD short-listed projects and designs
- Oral Presentations of the S.ARCH Architecture COMPETITIONs Winners,
GRAMMA/ΓΡΑΜΜA: Journal of Theory and Criticism
Issue number 26, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Mapping New Trends: Greek Scholarship in Anglophone Studies
In 2018 Gramma celebrated its 25th anniversary and its 25 issues. To mark this occasion, the 26th issue of Gramma will be devoted to the topic of New Greek Scholarship in Anglophone Studies.