CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’
In posthuman theory we do have an obligation, but it is never what we think it is, because the ethical event cannot be known in advance… Posthuman Ethics shows we cannot ‘do’ ethics, and evaluate whether something was as ethical or not as we would hope.
-- Patricia MacCormack
Call for Applications
2020 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute
REMAKING WORLDS:THE GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATION OF GLOBAL ASIAS THROUGH ART & VISUAL CULTURE
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 15-19, 2020. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Chang Tan (Penn State), focuses on the geographical imagination of Global Asias through art and visual culture.
Deadline for submissions: January 10, 2019
Contact email: email@example.com
Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020
Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014) and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)
“Always read good books...and bad people.”
TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer
The University of Alabama Languages Conference
January 31-February 1, 2020
The organizing committee of the tenth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “Empowering Languages and Cultures” to be held January 31-February 1, 2020 at Hotel Capstone.
We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguistics, including, but not limited to:
Call for Papers:
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Illustration Studies: New Approaches, New Directions
The Sixth ILLUSTR4TIO Conference
22-24 April 2020
Luisa Calè (Birkbeck, University of London)
Julia Thomas (Cardiff University)
Co-organisers: Christina Ionescu (Mount Allison University, Canada) and Ann Lewis (Birkbeck, University of London)
Thanks to a lively discussion during the Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies Conference at the University of Leeds in September 2019, The Harold Pinter Review will welcome essays on teaching Pinter. Please submit essays to the journal’s portal by 1 August 2020. Essays will appear in May 2021. The journal welcomes book and performance reviews, as well as essays on other modern and contemporary playwrights. If you have questions, please email Ann C. Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit essays to http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr
In summer of 2019 Netflix released the highly anticipated Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. Scorsese takes footage shot before and during Dylan’s legendary concert tour, combines it with later interviews of principal figures (real and fake) involved with the 1975 shows, and adds in his own cinematic sleight-of-hand, producing a film which attempts to recapture the carnivalesque spirit of Dylan’s travelling revue.
I seek papers for a panel examining the dramatic dimensions of the Rolling Thunder Revue. Subjects might include, but are not limited to, the following:
Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.
The American Agrarian writer, philosopher, and farmer Wendell Berry frequently speaks of the need to be ‘placed’, to inhabit a particular landscape and its social memory over an extended period of time. This, he argues, is a precondition for fostering communities that care for the earth and the people who live off it—what he refers to as conviviality.
CFP: Special Issue of the Journal for the History of Knowledge: ‘Wonder and Knowledge’ Deadline for proposals: 1st December 2019.
Contributions are invited for a scholarly edited collection that aims to explore literary accounts of migrant, refugee, and displaced motherhood in America. Refugees and migrants are often unseen, or worse seen as an inconvenience or imposition. Migrant mothers in particular are often overlooked, with their experiences, their needs, and their lives nearly erased. Vu Tran says that “for those who can never quite accept her, a refugee is like a ghost” (p. 154). This book seeks to examine writings by and about the displaced mother that make her part of a collective imagination, memory, and mythology of the American conscience
Science Fiction Film and Television and Gaming
CfP for a Special Issue of Science Fiction Film & Television
Guest editors: Cameron Kunzelman and Darshana Jayemanne
6000-8000 word Paper Submissions due 31 Jan 2020 to email@example.com
Camera-ready papers due 30 November 2020
Publication mid-late 2021
Queries to Cameron Kunzelman and Darshana Jayemanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings! The 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) will take place at the University of Toronto, Ontario on August 6-9, 2020. This year's theme is "Romanticism & Vision.”
Durham Early Modern Conference 20208th July 2020, 09:00 to 10th July 2020, 17:00, Durham University
Call for Papers for the Durham Early Modern Conference 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions of Monday 11 November 2019.
We are also pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:
·Professor Florence Hsia, Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison
·Professor Laurie Shannon, Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of Literature, Northwestern University
·Professor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Professor of Musicology, University of Oregon
Call for papers
Memory and Imaginal Politics
In Conflicts and For Conflicts
Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető
Central European University
Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020
When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote:
“We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars
and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without
dangers, wars, mud and misery. He inscribed the future within possibilities that his present
offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming
Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors
27 & 28 August 2020, Amsterdam
Confirmed Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto
Boredom has often been defined as idleness, slowness, doing nothing, doing
something over and over again, and waiting (Smith 1981, Daren 1999, Mæland &
Brunstad 2009, Bergstein 2009, Prozak 2017). These definitions suggest that boredom
is an experience that does not generate meanings and ideas by itself about itself.
Boredom remains constantly relevant to sociocultural and political spheres only
through its opposite. It is portrayed as the empty bubble, or the vacuum of
CALL FOR PAPERS
Financing Social Protection in Sierra Leone "focus on equity, redistribution and responsible investment" - “Salone fo betteh”
Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935
May 18-19, 2020
First keynote speaker: Prof. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter).
Second keynote speaker to be announced later.
Call for Proposals
The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830
The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, CA, to be held May 21 to 24, 2020. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work; in this, our fourth year of activity at ALA, we are particularly interested in papers that challenge or go beyond the most common (particularly religious, ethical, or new sincericist) readings of the author’s work in the critical literature to this point. The topic is therefore open, but possible approaches might include:
FEMSPEC JOURNAL was founded in 1999. Here are some links to the journal’s homepage and other related sites,
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/batyawein (with profile of founder)
The journal is broadening its review section and is issuing an open call for film and television reviews.
Here are some suggested films:
HIGH LIFE, dir. C. Denis
ANIARA, dir. Kagerman/Lilja
FAST COLOR, dir. J. Hart
ALITA, dir. R. Rodriguez
JOHN WICK 3, dir. Stahelski
The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).
The Plenary Speaker is:
Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.
Call for Papers:
Hindsight is 20/20: How Popular Culture Writes, Rewrites, and Unwrites History
Deadline for submissions:
December 2, 2019
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); March 27-29, 2020
As a research team devoted to artistic practice, we are motivated by the questions: How does artistic practice lead to the production of knowledge? How does, in turn, artistic knowledge relate to its material base? How does contingent materiality guide the artist towards finding form and developing a statement?
The proposed volume is consecrated to the object as a process in order to offer new insights into the ways the object (broadly construed, comprising digital and other non-classical objects) becomes an active element in artistic practice. This exploration intends to furnish a better understanding of artistic production.
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (www.botstiber.org) and published by Penn State University Press, is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
Authors are invited to submit articles based on original research that speak to the relationship between the United States and Austria, including the historical Habsburg Empire. Contributions from scholars working in history and related disciplines -- such as economics, history of science, law, political science, and cultural studies, broadly construed -- are welcome.
“I have lived that moment of the scattering of the people that in other times and other places, in the nations of others, becomes a time of gathering.”
— Homi K. Bhabha, “The Location of Culture”
Keynote speaker: Ariella Azoulay
Dates: March 13-14, 2020
In June 2019, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Trump’s administration was establishing “concentration camps” for immigrants on the southern border of the US. Her viral tweet, which has as of the posting of this CFP has46k retweets and 102k likes, has caused a bipartisan commotion.