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Access and Accessibility: Disability is Not a Metaphor

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:37pm
English Student Association, City University of New York Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Disability has functioned historically to justify inequality for disabled people themselves, but it has also done so for women and [other] minority groups. That is, not only has it been considered justifiable to treat disabled people unequally, but the concept of disability has been used to justify discrimination against other groups by attributing disability to them.

-          Douglas C. Baynton, Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History

 

Abstract:

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:36pm
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 18, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:34pm
Lachlan Whalen/Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, a double-blind peer-reviewed international interdisciplinary journal, publishes scholarly essays that explore the connections between history, literature, and the arts. Humans understand themselves and their cultures, even create themselves and their cultures, through stories. Sometimes we call those stories “history,” and sometimes we call them “literature.” Clio is interested in the interconnectedness of these two disciplines, as well as the philosophical work that supports these kinds of inquiries.

Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:34pm
Carlos Ramet, Saginaw Valley State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan awards funded residential fellowships each year to support original research or creative work on Marshall Fredericks, Ken Follett, or Theodore Roethke using one of SVSU's three principal archival collections in the humanities.  Advanced graduate students in doctoral or MFA programs, or recent graduate degree recipients in art, popular culture, literature or other relevant disciplines in the humanities, are invited to submit proposals for a multi-visit research residency with the goal of public presentation of the findings through a conference paper, published article in a scholarly journal, or other appropriate outlet.  Creati

Bruce Springsteen's The River: An International Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:20pm
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen, particularly in relation to his legendary album The River. To submit an abstract, please go to https://www.monmouth.edu/brucesymposium/ and click on the abstract link. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.

The conference will be held from October 2-4, 2020, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry.

Goa Before India: Late-Colonial Goan Society and Culture (deadline extended to Dec. 9, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Goa, and the rest of the erstwhile Portuguese Estado da Índia, was the first part of the modern Portuguese empire in Asia to be decoupled from the Portuguese state (East Timor would follow in 1975 and Macao in 1999). The integration of Goa into the Indian Republic, following its annexation by the latter in 1961, has resulted in a certain opacity in terms of understanding Goa, and by extension Portuguese colonialism in Asia. This is the result of a variety of reasons. To begin with, the specific history of the Portuguese territory has been written in terms of British India.

East-West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Special Issue: In Memoriam – Dumitru Ciocoi-Pop

 

American, British and Canadian Studies 35

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Special Issue: Writers of the Millennium: Trends and Challenges, December 2020

 

Guest Editor: Dr Ana Raquel Fernandes (Universidade Europeia, Lisboa; CEAUL/ULICES – University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), ana.fernandes@universidadeeuropeia.pt

 

(RE)THINKING EARTH: FROM REPRESENTATIONS OF NATURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE FICTION

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
CETAPS/ Facultuty od Social Sciences anf Humanities Nova University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The first Earth Day, celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by   millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communities worldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection of plural perspectives and representations of the tropes of threatened nature and climate crisis, spread over time, place, formats and aesthetic models, under the collaborative interdisciplinary model of the environmental humanities.

Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Salem State Univesity
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP to a volume entitled Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational, edited by Jude V. Nixon & Mariaconcetta Costantini and published in 2021 by Vernon Press.

Genders and Sexualities in Asian Cinemas

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The circulation, commodification, and repression of discourses on genders and sexualities within and among Asian countries has been a constant feature of regimes of modernization, from colonial through neocolonial and postcolonial periods. Aptly enough, it is mainly through the modern vehicle of cinema where these discourses play out. Kritika Kultura will be initiating a forum on the filmic representations of issues on genders and sexualities in the Southeast Asian region, in line with its commitment to the pursuit and development of cultural and media studies, slated for the journal’s February 2021 issue.

Special Issue: Injured Veterans and Spousal Caregiving

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 8:06am
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

Journal of Veterans Studies (JVS) Spring 2020 Issue

Guest Editor: Neil Southern,
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Deadline: January 6, 2020

I International Conference on Foreign Language Learning: variety, diversity, and interdisciplinarity

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 5:06am
University of Lisbon, School of Arts and Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

This conference aims at joining together researchers and teachers from different fields of language education and linguistics that address topics related to foreign language learning. 

The working languages of the Conference are EnglishFrenchPortuguese and Spanish, with specific panels for each one of them.

We welcome abstracts for individual papers in parallel sessions.

Individual papers will be assigned 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion. 

crossroadslisbon2020

updated: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 5:32am
Association for Cultural Studies and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

While the research of our invited keynotes and plenary speakers mostly gravitates around the issues of labour and precarities, decolonizing knowledge and the refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean, the conference is open to all topics relevant to Cultural Studies. Suggested topics, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in Cultural Studies research, include:

  • (Anti-)consumption and everyday life

  • Adaptation cultures

  • Borders and mobilities

  • Critical and cultural theory

Deadline Updated: Comics in Community: 2020 UF Graduate Comics Organization Conference

updated: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 3:41pm
UF Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

We are extending the deadline for our Call for Papers for the Comics in Community Conference until January 10th, 2020. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract so far, and we look forward to reading them all. We are also very pleased to announce that Dr. André Carrington will be our first keynote speaker. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions, and please see below for our full CFP.


 

17th Annual UF GCO Conference: "Comics In Community"

Updated Deadline for Submissions: 1/10/2020

Hosted by: Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida

Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core at Temple University

updated: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 3:37pm
Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core

Hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Friday-Saturday, March 13-14

Charles Library

CFP Deadline Update: Machine Ethics and Morality

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:20pm
Steven Thompson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

 

Theere is one week left as the CFP for the Handbook of Research on Machine Ethics and Morality has been extended to December 2, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. I’m expecting a similarly robust exchange for this extended call. Again, I’m interested in approaches to the topic from the humanities, with exploration on rhetorics and philosophies of artificial intelligence, machine ethics, and moral machines.

 

Call for Short Articles - Graduate Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:13pm
Parallèle 67 - Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Parallèle 67 was created in 2018 at the initiative of undergraduate and graduate students in the History of Art at the Université de Montréal. Its objectives are to create a space for discussion between visual and material culture, museology, anthropology of art, among many other disciplines; to provide an opportunity for fruitful collaboration between students and students; and finally, to showcase their research. Bilingual, it is intended as a platform that publishes short articles pertaining to issues that are indiscriminate with respect to theoretical approaches, historical periods or geographical regions.

Excavations

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:12pm
McGill University's 26th Annual English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Call for Papers
Excavations
McGill University’s 26th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 14-15, 2020 Montréal, Québec, Canada

Dickinson and Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Paraic Finnerty, Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.

In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.

Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Laura Beadling
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Proposed Panel for the Chicago, Illinois 50th Anniversary Symposium, May 14-16, 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy

deadline for submissions: 

December 20, 2019

full name / name of organization: 

Laura Beadling

contact email: 

LLBEADLING@YSU.EDU

 

Panelists sought for 2020 Cultural Studies Association Conference - Cultural histories of children's bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:10pm
Heather Reel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

We are soliciting proposals for papers to fill out a panel tentatively titled “Cultural histories of Children’s Bodies” for the 18th annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association which will convene in Chicago on May 28-30th, 2020.   If interested, please email an abstract to ryan.bunch@rutgers.edu by Dec 5th.  

Additional information about the conference can be found here: https://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/conference-960395.html

Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:10pm
Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?

While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.

Panel on Medieval Neurodiversity: Canadian Society of Medievalists

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:10pm
Jes Battis / University of Regina
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

I'll be submitting a proposal for a panel on *Medieval Neurodiversity* to the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists conference, to be held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the University of Western Ontario, June 3-5.  Discussions could tie in to medieval disability studies in a number of ways, including:

 

- medieval mental states/mental health, queer minds, nonbinary minds, anxious minds

- depictions of radical introversion (e.g., Diogenes)

- mental complexity in Middle English (e.g., Hoccleve)

- medieval social anxiety (e.g., Merlin and social exile in Monmouth, de Boron, et al.)

Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Kari Neely/Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

AAIS-AATI 2020 "1950-2020: Cesare Pavese 70 Years After His Death. New Perspectives of Studies"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Iuri Moscardi (PhD student, CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Cesare Pavese left an unforgettable mark on Twentieth century Italian culture. His multifaceted intellectual personality took many shapes. He was a poet, a translator, a member of the Einaudi publishing house, a novelist: in short, he was a complete intellectual. His literary production was characterized by an extraordinary open-mindedness: he was the first to translate into Italian the American authors who influenced him; with "Dialoghi con Leucò" he reinterpreted classical mythology; he was interested in cinema. Seventy years after his death, what methodologies can we employ to study his work? How  can we interpret his open-mindedness, based on the cultural context of the first half of the Twentieth century and looking at the present time? 

Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Ellen Bayer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 13, 2020

Out of the Classroom and into the Wild: Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene

We boast of our system of education, but why stop at schoolmasters and schoolhouses? We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect the scenery in which it is placed is absurd. If we do not look out we shall find our schoolhouse standing in a cow-yard at last. ---Henry David Thoreau, “Huckleberries”

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