UPDATE: Call extended to 2/29/2020
[Deadline Extension] Abstracts submitted on or before 2 March 2020 will be considered for the 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (Theme: Profession and Performance)—though priority will be given to abstracts submitted by or before 10 February. See full CFP below. The conference, hosted by the University of South Dakota, will take place 11–14 June 2020 in Vermillion, SD and will feature several plenary events, including a dialogue between Aarthi Vadde (Duke U) and Melanie Micir (Washington University in St. Louis); a lecture by Carrie Rohman (Lafayette College); a panel involving Mark Hussey (Pace U), Urmila Seshagiri (U of Tennessee, Knoxville), Drew Shannon (Mount St.
Invisible Lives, Silent Voices
In the British Literature, Arts and Culture of the 20th and 21st centuries
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
15th-16th October 2020
Conference organised by the research teams EMMA (Études Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) and IHRIM (Institut de l'Histoire des Représentations et des Idées dans les Modernités)
Professor Guillaume Le Blanc, Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot
The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on March 12th, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS, PROJECTS, AND WORKS-IN-PROGRESS
In Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, scholar and feminist digital humanities practitioner Jacqueline Wernimont examines recordkeeping technologies used to account for human lives and bodies, beginning as early as the 15th century. The book, in part a robust critical historiography, challenges us to interrogate and engage mindfully with contemporary data issues and methods, and with the ways in which they shape our narratives regarding the value of lives and cultures.
Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?
University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia 21-22 May, 2020
“Sense and Consensus”
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
April 25th, 2020
300 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley
The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse
September 11-13, 2020
A confluence is the place where two rivers meet. It is a place of not only great energy but great power and creativity. Located at one of the great confluences, the Twin Cities occupy this place called Bdote – “where two waters come together” – that is sacred to the Dakota people. The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society invites you to join us at this sacred place of power and creativity for the third biennial conference where we will feature work honoring Butler. Our host is St. Catherine University in St. Paul MN.
sue 4 will focus on “Censorship and Media”, with profesor Manuel Palacio as guest editor.
Deadline for proposals: February 15th, 2020.
This is the full CFP for “Censorship and Media”, followed by instructions for authors. CFP: CENSORSHIP AND MEDIA (guest editor, Manuel Palacio).
The Modern Money Network Humanities Division is pleased to announce that its second conference will be held in spring 2020, from April 24 through April 26, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Titled Money on the Left: The Green New Deal Across the Arts & Humanities, the conference invites participation from academics, artists, and activists who engage critically and creatively with the history, present, and future to expand the Green New Deal imaginary in the United States and around the world.
Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism to be hosted by Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from October 22-24. The conference theme this year is "Romantic Confluences."
While we encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, some possible approaches include the following:
Geography and Spatiality
Travel and River Studies
Game Engines Beyond Games is a one-day event that will bring together artists and scholars to explore an expanded concept of game engines.
Annual English Graduate Conference April 25th, 2020
Surveillance and Discipline in the Age of Trump
Call for Papers
Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
It is committed to exploring divergent scholarly opinions, research and theories of current international academic experts, and is a forum for discussion and hopes to encourage free-thinking and debate among academics, young researchers and professionals over issues of importance to the politics of identity and memory as well as the political dimensions of language policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. The journal is indexed with and included in Google Scholar, EBSCO, CEEOL and SCOPUS.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL
This volume, currently under advanced contract with the University Press of Mississippi, is a call for original critical essays, which examine how contemporary African American young adult literature responds to, critiques, sympathizes with, and offers strategies for survival and resistance to black and brown youth. The book, tentatively entitled, Contemporary Young Adult Literature and the Fashioning of Black & Brown Youth is concerned particularly with literature that addresses the complexity and diversity of young adult fiction as it uncovers and critiques individual, communal, systemic and institutionalized power dynamics that effect and work to shape the consciousness of black and brown youth.
Gloria Anzaldúa describes the U.S.-Mexico border as “una herida abierta,” as a wound constantly reopened and which facilitates the lives of “those who...go through the confines of the ‘normal’” (25). Here, wounds are the product of national boundaries and produce “the half dead” and other deviant figures. Anzaldúa’s theorization of woundedness opens up a discussion of the wounding function of nation states, addressed in contemporary theoretical frameworks like Jasbir Puar’s discussion of maiming in Palestine and Eunjung Kim’s notion of curative violence in Korea. In both approaches to wounded bodies, theory, like the body, is located in national contexts.
Executive Committees for the Forum on Medieval French Literature and the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature, Joint Call for Proposals:
We’re very excited to invite proposals for Digitorium 2020, a multi-disciplinary Digital Humanities conference held at the University of Alabama from October 1-3, 2020. We seek proposals from a range of people including those who are brand new in the field of digital humanities, experienced scholars, practitioners, students, and anybody in-between to create an inclusive environment where everybody can learn something from each other. Proposals should demonstrate how we as digital humanists can engage with communities and our scholarship in new and innovative ways using digital methods.
As Gloria Anzaldúa states in her seminal work on identities and borders, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), migrants are marked and defined by the open wounds caused by crossing the frontier. Our own culture is defined by the experience of crossing borders. Thus, we feel impelled to consider the consequences of constant and unavoidable transitions that shape us now as much as they have in the past.
La Filosofia, Il Castello e la Torre - Ischia and Naples International Festival of Philosophy,
Summer School of Humanities and Young Thinkers Festival 2020 - VI Edition
Ischia, 20 - 27 September
Naples 1 - 3 October
CFP: National intimacy, historical present and possibilities for new futures (PANEL 99, IUAES2020 Congress Šibenik, Croatia 07-11 October 2020) submit by the 23rd of March 2020
KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND CHILDREN
(volume 13 of Katherine Mansfield Studies book series published by Edinburgh UP)
Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK
Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA
Date: April 10, 2020 to April 12, 2020
Location: Brown University, Providence, United States
Subject Fields: German History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Anthropology, Political Sciences, Modern Culture and Media Studies, Religious Studies, Contemplative Studies
Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Cadava (Princeton)
At a time when a medieval and early modern understanding of literary authority had given way and a concept of intellectual property had not yet been solidly established, eighteenth-century Europe saw a surge of activity involving translation and appropriation of materials produced by others. As well as authors who freely borrowed from the past and present within their own cultures and languages, there was special interest in the translation and appropriation of materials drawn from other cultures and reinterpreted for European audiences.
Call for papers: 2020 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference (Nov 12-15, Minneapolis)
This year's theme: The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
Panel title: Theorizing Wounded Bodies
The 14th Amendment stipulates that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Yet the conferrence of the rights of U.S. citizenship to Indigenous peoples, descendants of enslaved Africans, nonwhite immigrants, and refugees has been repeatedly contested and warped by and in federal and state law. The full expression of national citizenship by nonwhite peoples in the U.S. South has been mutually shaped and conscripted by the experience and legacies of Jim Crow, indigenous removal, and anti-immigrant and refugee policies.