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Lavender Languages Institute 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Florida Atlantic University Lavendar Languages Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

LAVENDER LANGUAGES INSTITUTEJune 14-23, 2020 at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL United States)

The third annual Lavender Languages Institute at Florida Atlantic University offers 10 days of in-class class discussion, research opportunities and informal conversations exploring topics of current interest in language and sexuality studies, queer linguistics, and various lavender language themes. The institute begins with a day-long orientation session on Sunday, June 14th. This session includes Institute faculty presentations exploring current debates in queer theory and queer linguistics.

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:29pm
University of Minnesota English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

April 24, 2020

A Graduate Conference in the Department of English, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The concept of “making space” is both powerful and problematic. Making space for different identities and communities feels necessary—as Virginia Woolf so importantly emphasizes, a “room of one’s own” is imperative for claiming, creating, and expressing intellectual identity. Yet mere rhetoric about making space for difference risks condescension and absolution from the difficult work of community formation. This tension encourages us to ask: who is making space for whom? Who is included and excluded in this space-making?

Call for Book Chapters: The Old Green New Deal: Environment and Social Justice in U.S. Literary Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:28pm
Steven Rosendale, Northern Arizona University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS for the volume

 

The Old Green New Deal:  Social Justice and Environment in U.S. Literature and Culture

in the Lexington Books series: Environment and Society (series ed. Douglas Vakoch)

 

Editor: Steven Rosendale (Northern Arizona University)

 

Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:27pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.

Annual Meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:26pm
Andrew Marvell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Annual meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society in conjunction with the South-Central Renaissance Conference.

Hosted by Southern Methodist University, 26-28 March 2020, Dallas, TX.

The Andrew Marvell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented on any aspect of Marvell studies, from established scholars in the field as well as graduate students and newcomers. Proposals are welcomed on all topics.

Abstracts only (350 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) should be submitted online no later than 16 December 2019 via the Conference’s submission portal:

https://sites.psu.edu/scrc/

David Foster Wallace panels at ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:23pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 31st annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:22pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15, 2020

 

The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach, invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach, California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:22pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation. Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. Next year’s symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 season: Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Worst!, Into the Breeches!, and Desperate Measures (a musical based on Measure for Measure).

Avant-Garde Poetry in Translation

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:22pm
Ghent University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Avant-garde Poetry in Translation

Call for Papers

 

Penumbra - Annual Journal for Weird Fiction - Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:21pm
Hippocampus Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Penumbra is an annual journal edited by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi and published through Hippocampus Press. About 75% of its content will consist of articles (scholarly or otherwise) on all aspects of weird fiction; the other 25% will be original fiction. The journal will in all likelihood be indexed in the MLA [Modern Language Association] Bibliography and will consist of up to 100,000 words.

Deadline for the first issue of the journal is May 31, 2020. Submissions can be sent to S. T. Joshi at stjoshi45@hotmail.com

CFP: The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:21pm
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.

How to Do Things with Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:21am
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

How to Do Things with Worlds

Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

 Conference Dates: April 10 & 11, 2020

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Plumly

Assistant Professor of German, Lawrence University

 

“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

- Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

 

ENGLISH and englishes: Culture, Power, Politics in a Neo-liberalist Regime

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 2:26am
Department of English, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019

The destiny of English / englishes was perhaps foreshadowed long back in 1975 by George Steiner in his Presidential Address to the English Association in London: “…the linguistic centre of English has shifted”. This shifting terrain came to be further reified in terms of expansive movements beyond the borders of traditionally recognised territories.

With the exhaustion of postcolonial models, it is time we tried to break free of conventional straitjackets. In a neo-liberalist world order, that almost runs co-extensive with the free market economy and transnational political diplomacy, cultural disciplinary models are establishing an innovative paradigm shift.

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows (Deadline Extended!)

updated: 
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:27am
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows


 

“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."

Fairy Tale Area at PCA in Philly, 4/15-4/18--DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11/24/19

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:09pm
Amanda Caleb/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Politics and American Literature - ALA San Diego Roundtable

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:57am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Politics and American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

In addition to the novels of Jonathan Bayliss, presenters might consider the work of such writers as Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Robert Penn Warren, Ayn Rand, Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, Michael Chabon, and Toni Morrison, among many others. 

Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature - ALA San Diego Roundtable

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:56am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). 

The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones. 

EXHIBITING HUMANITY; INHABITING THE BODY: Vari(A)bilities V

updated: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 4:18pm
New College of Florida/ U Winchester/ Ringling Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The materiality of the body confounds us; it forces a reconsideration of the “linguistic turn,” perhaps even the “social constructionist” turn, by which we understand the world and identity as linguistically or socially constituted. But how do we look at bodies –our own, the first bodies exhibited to us as children, the bodies of clowns and circus performers, or even the bodies of everyday folks with impairments—people who are like us but also somehow different? And what knowledge do such encounters create or reify?

British Women Writers Conference 2020: Supernatural Visions

updated: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 11:34am
Indu Ohri / British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers (BWWC) Conference in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by eighteenth and nineteenth-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

updated: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 5:08am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:03pm
Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for Papers:
Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
Western University
June 3–4, 2020

La version française suit

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics / Société canadienne pour l’étude de la bands dessinée invites proposals for papers on any and all aspects of comics, broadly conceived (including cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, picture books, and visual poetry) to be presented at our 2020 annual conference, which will be held at Western University (London, Ontario) on June 3–4 as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Studies in Popular Culture: A Call for Submissions for Spring-Fall 2020 issues

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 2:25pm
Dr. Jennifer Wojton, Editor/Studies in Popular Culture, Popular Culture Assoc in the South
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC) is looking for submissions for the Spring and Fall 2020 issues. This journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS) publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events – any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Contributors include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

 

13th Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:26pm
Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 Call for Papers / Proposals

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:26am
Jordan Bear, University of Toronto//Huntington Library
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines:

Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

 

 

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

17–18 September 2021

 

Co-convenors:

 

Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)

Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

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