Welty and the Body
American Literature Association Meeting
San Diego, CA May 21-24, 2020
Welty, Modernism, Media
This panel will investigate Welty’s work and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television––that is to say, with all and any forms of media influence. Papers may consider Welty as a modernist working with the same kinds of 20thC technological changes as such writers as Eliot or Joyce but, being a Mississippi woman meeting and appreciating change, possibly defining a different relationship to the modern.
26-29 August 2020
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
SCSECS 2020: The Speedy Enlightenment: Moving, Racing, Quickening, and Otherwise Accelerating the Long Eighteenth Century, February 7-8, Embassy Suites Hotel, St. Augustine FL
The theme for the conference is speed, and what was speedier in the 18th century than cheap print?
On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century
A Two day international Conference
Venue: Phuket, Thailand
Date: 20 & 21 January, 2020
“How can we have more viable and livable lives?”
Al-Kīmīya - Revue de la Faculté de langues et de traduction
Appel à contributions pour le numéro 18
Le dossier thématique
Le numéro 18 d’Al-Kīmīya, la Revue de la Faculté de langues et de traduction de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, reprend la thématique du numéro 17 : « Transformations : traduction et langues »
AMSA 2020: “Masculinities in Transition”
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado recognizes that UNC occupies the land of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 tribes have historic ties to the space that now claims the state of Colorado.
DATES: March 19-22, 2020
Keynote: Miriam Abelson
In the wake of environmental catastrophe, developing knowledge on animal and artificial intelligences, and the living legacy of coloniality, we are once again faced with these eternally recurring questions: What is the human? What is beyond the human? What are the consequences of shifting conceptualizations of the human? Many schools of thought examining eco-criticism, posthumanism, post-colonialism, and more now confront these previously established boundaries, interrogating the ways in which our construction of ‘the human’ and consciousness has left us blind to other agencies and existences in the world.
Death casts a long shadow. Its significance is not merely qua biological event, but as something that compels a response from us throught out lives. Our responses have varied widely, according to what death is taken to be and which deaths (e.g., animal, environmental, that of others, one's own) are taken to be relevant. Mourning rites, martyrdom, and philosophical consolation: the centrality of these and other such responses within religious forms of life attests to the power and productivity of death as a feature of being mortal.
Graduate Conference: OCAD University, Toronto ON
Economies of Dispossession, March 13-14, 2020
Call for Papers:
The Florida State University Department of Religion’s
18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
February 14-15, 2020 · Tallahassee, Florida
The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 14-15, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Last year’s symposium featured original research from over 50 presenters from over 15 universities, and disciplines as varied as History, Anthropology, Political Science, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics.
CALL FOR PAPERS: (IM)POSSIBILITY
Graduate Student Conference
Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies
April 9–10, 2020
(Im)possibility marks a limit of available information, a threshold of representation, a cessation of action. Thinking at the limits of the possible gives rise to a specific set of issues: how might we articulate that which cannot be said? How might we orient ourselves toward that for which no available theory or representation is adequate?
Surveillance and Social Justice: Big-data politics, predictions, and potentials
Edited by Dr Leanne McRae (Curtin University), and Associate Professor Mike Kent (Curtin University)
Abstracts Due: 1 January 2020
To meet the needs of the growing body of online students, online pedagogy scholars persist in their efforts to ensure online education is as vibrant and effective as its onsite counterpart, if not more so. However, scholarship focusing on teaching creative writing, specifically, online is limited. As Bronwyn T. Williams rightfully points out, “the scholarship in creative writing pedagogy remains remarkably unengaged with digital technologies” (247). Given the youthfulness of creative writing scholarship, particularly when compared to other work that has taken the forefront in English studies, it is fair to assume that creative writing scholarship might be too limited at the present to include online education perhaps as it should.
The Modernist Studies in Asia Network seeks proposals for short, persuasive essays addressing “Global Modernisms’ Other Empires” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform. While the New Modernist Studies has productively expanded the locations and timelines of modernism, many figures, literary works, and images central to this expansion continue to be drawn from the British and French Empires.
Asian Voices in the World: Asian Children’s Literature Research
Special Issue for International Research in Children’s Literature
Valerie Guyant (Dept of Languages and Literature, Montana State University - Northern, US) email@example.com
Tamara Watkins (School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, US) firstname.lastname@example.org
The editors are currently soliciting abstract submissions for an edited volume focusing on Transgressive Women in Speculative Fiction.
The Comics of Karen Berger: Portrait of the Editor as an Artist
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" is soliciting original contributions for its 12th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2020. D&R is an open access journal edited by Elena Cervellati and Elena Randi and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, D&R wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2020 issue.
EACLALS Triennial Conference 2020: Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments
Date: May 18-22, 2020
Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Call for Papers
The influence of postcolonial thought has made it a commonplace to acknowledge the coexistence of multiple and plural forms of modernities that have led to great cultural, political, economic and technological shifts in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
Call for Submissions
Speaking Margins, Talking Mainstream: Strategies of Inclusivity in Popular Culture
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
Supreme Leader Snoke
In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA). Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.” What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women?
An I for an Eye: Poetry in a World of Images, 20 and 21st centuries
Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 14-16 October 2020
The fruitful intersections between the word and the image have long fascinated poets and artists alike. From the early days of the avant-garde, imagism, simultaneism, vorticism, futurism, surrealism, and concrete poetry, among other trends, fully engaged with the rich and inexhaustible play between language and image. In their aesthetic, epistemic and creative dimensions, they paved the way for the Age of the World Picture.
Call for Proposals
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: November 17th, 2019
The CUNY Games Network (City University of New York) invites all involved in higher education pedagogy — faculty, administrators, graduate students, undergraduates, game designers, and learning professionals — to submit a talk or posters on the theory and practice of play and games, non-digital or digital, including interactive classroom learning activities. We also welcome game demos and playtesting that focus on higher education.
See the bottom of this page to submit your proposal.
In your submission, you will be asked to choose from the following formats:
'Making connections: women’s writing 1918-1939' is a one-day conference which will be held at the University of Bedfordshire (Bedford campus) on 6th June 2020.
The interwar period was a time of experimentation in form, but also a time when networks enabled new writers to form connections with each other and with the publishing community. This conference will focus on those networks, both formal and informal, between writers and writers, and with publishers, film makers, and literary, political and artistic movements.
Abstracts are invited for papers on women writers from the UK, from Europe and across the world who were writing and publishing between 1918 and 1939.
Call for Contributors
Insecure, Awkward, and Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Works of Issa Rae
Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., Joanna L. Jenkins, Ph.D., Andre Nicholson, Ph.D. and LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D.
“I was like, ‘Yo is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?’ And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”
From Tita Chico’s The Experimental Imagination (2019), Karen Bloom Gevirtz’s Women, the Novel, and Natural Philosophy (2014), and Dana Jalobeanu’s “Disciplining Experience” (2014), recent criticism has disrupted the notion of objectivity and detached or modest witnessing that is typically associated with the scientific method and that was put forth by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century natural philosophers, themselves. This panel seeks to explore the connections between seventeenth- and eighteenth-century science and literature by paying particular attention to the role embodiment—broadly construed as corporeality, experientiality, materiality, and/or subject-position—played in both.
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #87: Sports and/as Media Studies
“Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives”
June 25–27, 2020
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
The DFG-funded research training group “Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics” invites proposals for an international conference that will explore the emergence and transformation of authority and trust in Americanpolitics, society, religion, literature, and culture from the nineteenth century to the present.
As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.