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Call for Chapter Proposals - Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:32am
Melanie Haas/Texas Woman's University, N.A. Pierce/Old Dominion University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:

Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)

Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)

Consent: Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:43pm
Sophie Franklin, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

CONSENT:

Histories, Representations, and Frameworks for the Future

5 and 6 August 2019, Josephine Butler College, Durham University

 

‘[S]aying no when no feels right is something to be proud of.’

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

‘Our claim […] is a claim for the rights of all.’

– Josephine Butler

 

MMLA Permanent Sessions on Global Film

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:33pm
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Film III: Global Film for the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting in November 14-17 in Chicago

The permanent session on Global Cinema seeks papers that address any aspect of the conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Dopplegangers."  We have two wider topic areas around this broader theme.  Please feel free to send abstracts for one or both topics:

Double Talk: Dialect, Multilingualism, and Coded Language in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Andy Harper / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.

Heroes, Villains, and Victims: Hagiography, Demonization, and Narrative's Role in Assessing Who Matters

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Literature and history are rife with figures who are difficult to assess. For example, the television show Dexter was premised on the question of whether or not a murderer who only kills other murderers is a villain or a dark hero. Likewise, both historians and authors have attempted to determine whether John Brown was a hero, a terrorist, a victim, or a madman? Similarly, depending on the perspective from which he is analyzed, Che Guevara was a heroic revolutionary, a violent executioner, or, perhaps, a bit of both? Was Bertha Mason the madwoman in the attic as Charlotte Bronte would have us believe or a victim of the forces of both colonialization and patriarchy as Jean Rhys describes?

Special Session: Tradition and the Individual Man

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:40am
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler famously asserts that “gender is a “stylized repetition of acts” that are not only contingent on the public reception of that style, but also on the way in which the repetition “conceals its genesis,” where the “it” is the presumed “being” of (a) gender. T.S.

Writing in the Breaks: Black Rhetorics and Rupture

updated: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:56pm
SAMLA--November 15-17 Atlanta, GA--DEADLINE EXTENDED
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In theorizing the break in black radical aesthetics, Fred Moten suggests, "Words don't go there [in Cecil Taylor's Chinampas]. Is it only music, only sound that goes there? Perhaps these notes and phrases will have mapped the terrain and traversed (at least some of) the space between here and there" (In the Break, 42). Moten claims that black radical aesthetics enact a generative rupture, break, or cut that create space for black aesthetic practices. This panel will consider any theorization of rupture or the break in black expressive practices with a special consideration of papers that address the break between black musical and literary practices.

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

11th Charles Town International Maroon Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:41pm
Charles Town Maroon Conference and Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE

June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.

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