In a 2009 article in American Literary History, Richard Gray critiqued the production of post-9/11 novels, writing that such literary works “simply assimilate the unfamiliar into familiar structures.” Yet scholarly work on contemporary U.S. fiction seems to return again and again to a focus on literary production in terms of its relationship to the 2001 tragedy. In this panel, we seek to interrogate the way the concept of “post” has come to influence and, perhaps, even define the American literary canon.
Building on a great conversation at Kalamazoo this spring, Marian Homans-Turnbull and Alexandra Reider are organizing a second panel on medieval translation and multilingualism. 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.
The Aesthetics of Drone Warfare
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
7-8 February 2020
Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia)
Derek Gregory (University of British Columbia)
“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”
(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)
Submissions are open until December 20, 2019
Publication of the dossier: July 2020
The Rebellious Postbellum
“Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean”
October 17-19, 2019
Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean.”
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, launched in December 2017, is a unique enterprise in the humanities as a journal published in English in China aimed at an international readership. Published by Hunan Normal University Press every June and December, contributors to the first four issues include J.H. Prynne, Ottmar Ette, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Charles Bernstein, Chris Weedon, Mark Turner, Herman Rapaport, Robert Archambeau, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Tyrone Williams, Jonathan Stalling, Brian Reed, Wenshu Zhao, Jiang Hongxin, Zhang Longxi, Alan Golding, Barrett Watten, and Ishmael Reed, among many others.
Body, Mind, and the Posthuman: A Corollary to Postmodern Thought
“Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?” – - -- – Nietzsche
CALL FOR PAPERS
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:
The Erasure of Subject: Postmodern Reflections
The whole history of social sciences—and even more of natural sciences—could be summed up as the elimination of the concept of the subject. - Alain Tourain
The Journal of Dracula Studies is accepting submissions of manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) for a 2020 Special Issue focusing on witches and witchcraft. Papers may examine the figure of the witch and/or the practice of witchcraft in literature, film, folklore, and popular culture. Submissions are due by January 1, 2020. Possible topics include the following:
witches, wizards, warlocks, cunning folk
magic and magical practices
hexing and spell casting
witches throughout history
witch hunts and witch trials
witchcraft and feminism
witchcraft and New Age spirituality
witchcraft and political activism
witchcraft and spiritualism: seances, spirit communication
“Crisis and Community”
2019 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 31-November 2
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Crisis and Community
University of Pittsburgh
Film and Media Studies Graduate Conference CFP
Limits of Cinema / Cinema Limited?
September 27-28, 2019
Keynote: Jeffrey Sconce (Northwestern University)
CFP for the standing session on Middle English Literature, including Chaucer for The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, November 14-17. The conference theme is “Send in the Clowns,” but we will consider papers on all facets of Middle English prose, poetry, and/or Chaucer studies. The call for papers and submission information for this session can be found here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17052. You will need to create an account. Deadline extended. Papers accepted on a first come, first served basis through July 15.
Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)
English Language Notes
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS
"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"
Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020
Deadline for Proposals: October 1, 2019
Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School
Plenary Speakers to Date:
Stephen M. Best, University of California, Berkeley
We are looking for contributors to our edited volume, tentatively titled On the Edge: Essays on the Representations and Images of Frontiers and Borders in Literature. We would like to invite submissions considering the keywords of “frontier” and “border” in a literary context, and we are particularly interested in proposals that would give a new, unexpected meaning to these words. The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use.
Call for Papers
Edited volume on Algorithmic Culture
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2019
Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological University email@example.com
Jennifer Daryl Slack, Michigan Technological University firstname.lastname@example.org
Soonkwan Hong, Michigan Technological University email@example.com
UPDATE: New submission deadline July 7, 2019
November 7-9, 2019
Medieval & Renaissance
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:
-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends, Norse Mythology, Shakespeare
CFP: Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-language Literature
EILÍS DILLON 1920–94:Exploring Irish Childhoods /An Irish writer in her time CENTENARY CONFERENCE.
Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 6–7 March 2020 in association with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DECLAN KIBERD
Edited Collection: Dickinson and the Anthropocene
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to our panel Video Games and Literature: Beyond the Ludic, to be held at the 51st annual Northeast MLA conference in Boston on March 5-8, 2020. Please contact Michael O'Krent with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be submitted by September 30 at this link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17997
Please find below the information on this roundtable session for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention — to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020 — abstracts and brief bios may be submitted by September 30, 2019 by the provided link. Please send any questions to Mollie Eisenberg [Mollie.Eisenberg@gmail.com] and Kathryn Hendrickson [Kathryn.Hendrickson@Marquette.edu].
The Seventh International Symposium
on the Poetics of Science Fiction
At the Crossroads:
Hybridity in Science Fiction
Hosted by the Department of English and American Studies
and the Porter School of Cultural Studies,
16-17 March 2020
2020 MVSA Conference
April 24-25—Chicago, Illinois
CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Panel: Mythology from Modernity to the Post-Modern: Regional and Global Perspectives
CFP / Essay Contest
Empire and Children’s Literature
Empire Studies, an open-access online magazine, invites essays for a special issue on specific topics within a broad consideration of “Empire and Children’s Literature.”
We are looking for student-friendly, jargon-free essays,
1600-2000 word count. The winning essay will receive a prize of $300,
three runners-up will be awarded $100.
All four selected essays will be published on the Empire Studies site.