From Edward Lear’s owl-and-pussycat elopement, the Queen’s laughable rage in Wonderland, to the visual wit found in illustrations by Phiz and the Punch artists, the Victorian era was no stranger to delight and merry-making. In one sense, the Victorian era was a bastion of prudish puritanical “no nonsense,” of earnest rationalism in its documenting positivism and nascent naturalist sciences. In another sense, this historic moment also saw the flowering of imaginative merriment through the emergence of leisure time for working and bourgeois classes, which inspired a myriad of humorous and nonsense artistic forms to proliferate.
With editors and writers from publications including Pelican Bomb, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Logic, Post45, and more:
This writing workshop aims to bring together the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)’s varied constituency of scholars, writers, artists, and editors to exchange feedback on writing for multidisciplinary publications.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! 8/25/2018
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will host a panel at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 26-30 2019 at the University of California Davis ( https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/ ).
Papers on any of the following topics are welcome:
(future) science and alternative futures
neurobiology and ecological crisis
multispecies communities in the Annthropocene: cross-cultural currents and global vectors
science and the politics of the Anthropocene
sciences of extinction and/or survival
I am moderating this panel for the &NOW Conference; the panel has been accepted and I am looking for participants.
The Book As Lyric Medium: A Panel for the &NOW Conference, Oct 5-7, 2019
CFP: Alternate Words: Language and Identity in German Transnational Literature and Cinema (Sep 30 2018; March 21-24 2019) - Session 17365
50th Anniversary Convention: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2019
Host Institution: Georgetown University
SPENSER AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-12, 2019
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser.
Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes.
Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.
As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks.
Join us in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriot April 17-20, 2019
Please send both an abstract AND attach the full piece to be presented at the submission site: conference.pcaaca.org
DUE by Oct. 1, 2018
All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.
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In an attempt to think about borders at a time when they appear so intractable, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culturesinvites abstracts on all matters pertaining to borders in relation to young people’s texts and cultures for a special issue that will be published in Winter 2019.
The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America
Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC
The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.
A diary is a serious thing; not to be undertaken lightly or to be spoken of in anything but a whisper. If kept in the right spirit, it means a record of things both seen and unseen, all recorded in strictly conscientious fashion? It means, too, that one must crystallize one’s secret thoughts and longings and desires into written words, thereby giving speech to hitherto inarticulaye [sic] voices.
Association for Art History Annual Conference, University of Brighton, April 4 - 06, 2019
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
This call is for abstracts for an international edited collection entitled Portrayals of the Bride in Screen, Stage and Literary Productions, and Pop Culture Narratives.
Kurt Vonnegut’s Artistic Horology: The Problem of Time in Troubled Times
This panel for the 2019 Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Washington, DC, from March 21-24, 2019, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of NeMLA, will focus on Kurt Vonnegut's complex treatment of time in his work.
There are many ways in which humor manifests itself in Cuban and Cuban American literature and performance, and there are many reasons why. This humor, often referred to as choteo, frequently serves as more than mere comic relief and can express a criticism of a social, political, economic, and/or cultural concern both on the island and in the diaspora.
Performing Arts in North East India: Contexts and Challenges
(10th October, 2018)
This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239
*** Deadline extension: New deadline is Saturday, 8 September 2018***
Seeking papers for a proposed session on LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF for MLA 2019 International Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-25 June 2019.
Humanitarian Violence: Literary Humanitarianism and the Ethics of Witnessing Revisited (ACLA Panel, March 2019)
COREOPSIS: A JOURNAL OF MYTH & THEATREPeer reviewed journal of the Society for Ritual Artshttp://societyforritualarts.org/ CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong". Call for Papers for Spring 2019 - Submission Period is Open.Somehow we know that only living beings can be responsible and experience freedom. What is it about living beings, and about human beings in particular, such that this is the case? And what does that imply to the way we organize our human enterprises?
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2018.
We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.
The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.
In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.
We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.
The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) welcomes the submission of papers for November issue, 2018. The deadline for article submission is 20 October, 2018.The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits. The journal covers all areas of English for Specific Purposes such as the following:
This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.
In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.
The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.
The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.
Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.
The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019