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Feminist Theologies in American Literature - NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 2:22pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

-       that consider how religion subverts or reinforces androcentrism and patriarchy

Popular Culture in a New Media Age: Trends and Transitions (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:16pm
Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ex-Centric Narratives:

Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media

The Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) in cooperation with the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, is launching the fourth issue of the electronic multi/interdisciplinary open access, refereed journal with the title Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone 
Literature, Culture and Media (Ex-Na). The journal addresses academics, scholars and graduate students engaging in the interdisciplinary study of Anglophone literatures, cultures and media and will be published once a year.

Gender Equality and Sustainability: Agnès Varda’s Sustaining Legacy

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Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:14am
Istanbul Bilgi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

İstanbul Bilgi University is launching a series of annual events dedicated to the intersecting themes of gender equality and sustainability under various academic disciplines. This year’s event will consider the framework of film studies. The inspiration for this inaugural symposium comes from the tireless gleaner of images Agnès Varda, whose legacy of female subjectivity spans more than six decades, from her first film La Pointe Courte (1955) to her final documentary Varda par Agnès (2019). An opening event launching the series will be followed by a one-day symposium to mark the anniversary of Varda’s passing, taking place at İstanbul Bilgi University, March 27-28, 2020

Sexual Difference and Cultural Difference_ACLA 2020 Session_ March 18th-22nd, Chicago

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:38am
Tina Yitian Zhai/ University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the trajectory of neoliberalism and an increasingly global marketplace, the necessity of undercutting the Western subsumption of the world is urgent. As Jean-Luc Nancy has argued, however, such a saturation of Western meaning, though potentially catastrophic, is not a forgone conclusion. On the contrary, it is precisely at the limit of the Western notions of telos and subjective agency that a new conception of the world can be collectively understood and created. It is also against such a limit that feminist discourses challenge the universal subject in the name of sexual difference and theories of intersectionality.

Antebellum City Texts: Print Culture and Emergent U.S. Metropolitan Spaces

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Brigitte Bailey / Univ of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Reminder: Call for Papers, for the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.

NeMLA’s theme this year will be:"Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"

This is an accepted session.

Antebellum City Texts: Print Culture and Emergent U.S. Metropolitan Spaces   

The Personal is Academic: Affect and Subjectivity in Research and Pedagogy (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:09pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

A recent trend has seen many writers create literary narratives that confront twentieth-century events while inscribing into that past the authors’ contemporary selves (e.g.: Binet 2009; Jablonka 2012; Foenkinos 2014). These biographical meta-narratives seem dictated by the impossibility to construct one’s own subjectivity without facing the very notions of civilization and humanity that our violent pasts have reconfigured.

Call for Translations and Translation Studies Scholarship

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:08pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Translation Reviewis a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on all aspects of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English. 

Please see instructions for authors available at the link:

https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=utrv20&page=instructions

The University We Want ACLA 2020 Seminar (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, March 19-22, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:06pm
Ian Butcher (Fanshawe College); Robin Sowards (Chatham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The University We Want

This seminar asks when we let ourselves engage in utopian thinking, what do we want the university to be? We recognize that the university needs to change, but what should we change it into? How should teaching and learning happen? Who should make decisions and how? What should these institutions identify as their mandate, and how should they exist within their community? What might radical approaches rooted in ecologically responsible practices or decolonization look like?

ACLA2020: Pierogi and Plum Brandy--Cultures of Consumption in Russian & Eastern European Literature (Chicago, 3/19-3/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:05pm
Drago Momcilovic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

From the restorative wines of Marko Kraljevic to the apple wedges festering in Gregor Samsa's back and the grand feasts peppering the novels of Gogol and Dostoevsky, images of food and drink in the Russian and Eastern European literary imagination are tantalizingly abundant. Collectively, they appear in novels, films, folktales and works of art as consumed objects and metonymic representations of the landscapes and human practices that cultivate and prepare them. However, these images also form a constellation of symbols and metaphors through which we can trace the particularities of identity and social belonging, historical experience, and the engagement of the individual with the local and global environment.

Writing STEAM: Composition, STEM, and a New Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:57pm
Vivian Kao
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for contributions to an edited collection

Writing STEAM: Composition, STEM, and a New Humanities

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: September 30, 2019

 

Editors: Dr. Vivian Kao, Assistant Professor of Composition, Department of Humanities, Lawrence Technological University; Dr. Julia Kiernan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Liberal Studies Department, Kettering University

 

Contact email: VKAO@LTU.EDU

 

'Romantic Futurities', BARS ECR and PGR Conference.

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:54pm
British Association of Romantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: BARS PG/ECR Conference 2020, ‘Romantic Futurities’

Call for Papers:

Romantic Futurities

British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

Keats House, London, 12-13 June 2020

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania)

Dr Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester)

Contra Imperium Forms of Dissent in England 1300-1700

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Insubria University, Como, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Dates: 6-7 April 2020

Venue: University of Insubria, Como, Italy

Call for papers deadline: 24th November 2019

Committee: Paola Baseotto (Insubria University), Omar Khalaf (Insubria University), Marie-Christine Munoz-Levy (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3)

Confirmed keynote speakers: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex) – Alessandra Petrina (University of Padova)

 

Rethinking Education: innovative learning and teaching

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Hassan II university Casablanca
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The role of education in shaping and impacting the world has never been contested and will certainly be held as an unwavering belief as long as there is life on earth. However, human capacity to provide the appropriate education that would meet the needs of every generation has always been doubtful. Countries across the globe have invested large amounts of money on reforms that were intended to improve education, yet the results have often been unsatisfactory.

Special issue of EJAS on The American Neuronovel

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:50pm
EJAS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) is accepting submissions for a special issue on the American neuronovel to be released in April 2021.

 The word “neuronovel” was coined by American critic Marco Roth in a famous 2009 article, “The Rise of the Neuronovel.” According to Roth, in contemporary Anglo-American fiction “the novel of consciousness or the psychological or confessional novel—the novel, at any rate, about the workings of a mind—has transformed itself into the neurological novel, wherein the mind becomes the brain.” To illustrate his statement, he then quotes a long list of examples:

[REMINDER] Unflattening the Encounter: Translation, Travel, and Place

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:48pm
Sanjukta Benerjee, Agata Mergler / 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.

PCA/ACA Pulp Studes

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:46pm
Jason Ray Carney / Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Pulp magazines were a series of mostly English-language, predominantly American, magazines printed on rough pulp paper. They were often illustrated with highly stylized, full-page cover art and numerous line art illustrations of the fictional content. They were sold at a price the working classes could afford, though they were popular with all classes, including president Woodrow Wilson. The earlier magazines, such as All-Story, were general fiction magazines, though later they diversified and helped solidify many of the genres we are familiar with today, including western, detective, science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance and sports fiction.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Rhetorics of Reproduction: Rights, Health, Justice

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:45pm
Heather Adams and Nancy Myers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A kairotic moment, 2019 marks a surge in US state legislatures establishing laws tied to reproductive rights, health, and justice, some of which are intended to challenge and overturn Roe v. Wade. While Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah passed bills that limit abortions, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have established laws protecting abortion access. At the same time, no policy changes to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid coverage of abortion, are in sight. But abortion is just one issue of reproductive rights, health, and justice—concerns that affect people in local, national, and global contexts.

History and the Time of Speculative Ecology

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:43pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

A decade ago, Dipesh Chakrabarty declared in “The Climate of History: Four Theses” that understanding climate change required a transformation in our concept of history. This seminar poses history as a limit-problem for contemporary literary and critical responses to climate change. How do existing responses, in light of their various theoretical provenances, contend with a phenomenon whose nature is diachronically outside an anthropocentric critical framework and irreducible to the terms and temporalities of human history, economics, and social structuration?  Under the heading “speculative ecology,” our panel aims to bring together literary, theoretical, and historical responses to the ecological crisis of our time.

“I’m First”: First-Generation Graduate Students and Mentors (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:42pm
American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

A large number of graduate students are first-generation. This session seeks to cultivate a discussion about common questions, concerns, and advice for graduate students and postdocs as they navigate academia. However, this isn’t designed only for students, but it also aims to provide mentors with advice on how to better support students’ success and retention rates. This roundtable is intended to create a space in which seasoned professionals and early career scholars can share tips and ideas for first-generation graduate students, describe mentoring experiences, and foster mentorship relationships.

"Are You Game?", issue n°9 of Angles

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:40pm
SAES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

“Are you game?”

 

 

For an upcoming issue of Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World, a peer-reviewed journal indexed by MLA, ERIH-Plus, EBSCO and others, we welcome proposals on “Are you game?”

This issue will be guest edited by Gilles Bertheau (gilles.bertheau@univ-tours.fr).

 

 

Call for papers

 

Poetry and Painting: Conversations

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:39pm
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

You know how  

I feel about painters. I sometimes think poetry  

only describes.  

                          Frank O’Hara, ‘John Button Birthday’ (1957)

 

The supposed similarity between poetry and painting was famously characterized in Horace's ‘Ars Poetica’ by the dictum ‘ut pictura poesis’ (‘as is painting, so is poetry’). Yet in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing influentially argued for the limits that condition these different art forms — how could a visual scream ever be rendered linguistically? 

Female Voices of Dissent in Italian Transnational literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:37pm
Lidia Radi/ NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Please consider submitting your work to the following roundtable for the NEMLA conference 2020 in Boston, MA. Title: Female Voices of Dissent in Italian Transnational LiteratureChairs: Lidia Radi (University of Richmond) and Simona Wright (The College of New Jersey) 

This roundtable will explore voices of female dissent in the literature produced by transnational writers. How do women writers, narrators or protagonists assert themselves when they are relegated to the confined spaces of their country of origin or that of arrival? What do their stories tell us about the nuanced nature of dissent? What challenges do women face when they denounce the unjust systems they belong to? How does their dissent revolutionize their communities?

Translation is/in/as World Literature: the Hermeneutic Model

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:37pm
Mushtaq Bilal (Binghamton University) and Viviana Pezzullo (Florida Atlantic University))
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

From the most sophisticated theoretical discourses to the most banal clichés, translation continues to be understood in terms of such marital metaphors as fidelity and faithfulness. Lawrence Venuti theorizes this way of looking at translation as instrumentalism. According to Venuti, the instrumentalist model of translation is concerned with “the reproduction or transfer of an invariant that is contained in or caused by the source text, an invariant form, meaning, or effect.” Since any meaning of any text is contingent upon various values and functions that a source text supports in its original language, no translation can provide “direct or unmediated access” to it.

CFP: Digital Bridges: Using Networked Technologies to Connect Composition's Stakeholders

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:21pm
Patricia Webb Boyd/Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Call for Proposals—Special Issue of Computers and Composition:Digital Bridges:  Using Networked Technologies to Connect Composition’s Stakeholders

 

Guest Editors: Savanna Conner (Arizona State University) and Patricia Webb Boyd (Arizona State University)

 

Academic Administrative Leadership (CEA 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Anglo Saxonica

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:15pm
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Anglo Saxonica is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes original and innovative research on a variety of issues relevant to the study of English(es), broadly understood both as language and as all the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking world. In so doing, Anglo Saxonica also promotes dialogue among English-speaking geocultural areas. Its editorial policy promotes the thematic cohesion of each volume, open to different academic approaches on current issues in English and American studies, including original research articles, reviews, interviews and selections of creative writing. The journal also publishes special issues with a particular thematic focus that are guest-edited by leading scholars in the field.

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