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Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:03pm
Michael Williamson - English Graduate Organization Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.

Alcott and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.

Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:52pm
Anna Jörngården, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition

Playing Law: A Jurisprudence of Video Games and Virtual Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:43pm
Dale Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Law is the ultimate multiplayer role-playing game. Through law, individuals are characterised, subject-object relations are constructed and enforced, and concepts of worth and identity are founded. Playing Law seeks to showcase the power of play and the boundless potential of the video game as a medium capable of facilitating experiences which unlock the next level of jurisprudential evolution. This is not only true of games which require players to act as legal characters, but is true of all games which involve the player-avatar – a subject confined in a codified space. This edited collection seeks to explore the intersection between the coded realm of the video game and the equally codified space of law.

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television Conference, 16 - 17 September 2020, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:42pm
Professor Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television

Two day International conference at De Montfort Unibversity, Leicester, UK, organised jointly by Cinem and Television History Research Institute (CATHI), DMU, and Sheffield Hallam University.

 

Keynote speakers: Dr Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton), Professor Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England), and others to follow.

The Ancient Novel and Material Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:41pm
Society for Classical Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

The Ancient Novel and Material Culture

Teaching Alcott: Alcott in Proximity to Other American Realists, Regionalists, Romantics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:39pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

 

In college-level American literature anthologies, Louisa May Alcott enjoys an eclectic reputation. Her writings may appear in context with those of other Civil War or Realist writers or be catalogued as Transcendentalist works. Alternately, they can be regarded as Local Color or Regional writings, or considered in connection with the Gothic or with American Romanticism.

 

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:38pm
Professor Ian Hunter (De Montfort University) and Dr James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Proposals are invited for papers at Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television,  a two day international conference, 16 – 17 September 2020, at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Keynote speakers: Dr Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton), Professor Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England), and others to follow.

Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:38pm
Dr. Justyna Poray-Wybranowska, Ryerson University, and Dr. Agata Mergler, York University.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

CFP for a session at the CCLA/ACLC conference at Congress 2020
May 31-June 2, University of Western Ontario
https://complit.ca/2019/10/07/cfp-sessional-proposal-congress-2020/

Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:38pm
Dr. Justyna Poray-Wybranowska, Ryerson University, and Dr. Agata Mergler, York University.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

CFP for a session at the CCLA/ACLC conference at Congress 2020
May 31-June 2, University of Western Ontario
https://complit.ca/2019/10/07/cfp-sessional-proposal-congress-2020/

Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

Adoption in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:37pm
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Adoption in Popular Culture

Guest Editor: Martha Satz

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.

Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities: Edited Collection CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:27pm
Jeremy Chow/ Bucknell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

We invite abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that is oriented around the sheer diversity of Environmental Humanities (EH) work in the long eighteenth century. Our interdisciplinary focus seeks to honor connections and conversations within, around, and between disciplines. This collection evaluates how the emergence and necessity of EH scholarship is germane to conversations in the eighteenth century, and endeavors to weigh how EH might function as a discipline, theoretic, methodology, and/or pedagogical tool--as well as how the eighteenth century might legitimate, make blurry, or problematize these functions. 

 

CEAMAG Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:26pm
Bowie State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CEAMAG Journal, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication book reviews and poems and short fiction related to literature or teaching.

Call for Workshops: Post-America, AFEA, Lille france

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:25pm
French Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

French Association for American Studies

AFEA 2020 Conference 

Lille University, France

May 26-29, 2020

 

Michel Feith (Nantes University)

Delphine Letort (Le Mans University)

Marie-Christine Michaud (Université of South Britany, Lorient)

 

 

Post-America

The Medieval Translator

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:24pm
Università di Bologna - Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The conference will focus on linguistic fragmentation as a means of cultural inclusion. In the passage from late antiquity to the high Middle Ages, a number of written translations in various vernaculars and dialects already appear – suffice it to think of the first attempts at translating the Bible, of the effect of Carolingian culture, or of King Alfred’s cultural policy, aimed at making vernaculars the vehicle of faith and knowledge. As we move towards the late Middle Ages, translation becomes an essential instrument for the transmission of literature, religion and science. The proliferation of translations, through the linguistic fragmentation represented by target languages, allowed the transferral of texts to an ever-wider audience.

College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group 2020 Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:24pm
College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

62nd ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2020

Call for Papers

“Tides and Surges”

7 March 2020

 

Keynote Panelists: Charlie Ewers (Salisbury University),

Phil Hesser (Salisbury University),

and Clayton Railey (Prince George’s Community College)

Location: Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD

Historicizing Slashers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:23pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Historicizing Slashers

PCA/ACA National Conference

April 15-18, 2020

Philadelphia, PA, USA

https://pcaaca.org/

 

On the eve of Friday the 13th celebrating its 40th anniversary, the concept of the “slasher” and the “slasher film” remains a topic of debate and discourse among horror scholars and fear film aficionados.

Though theorized and analyzed consistently for the past 30 years, slasher films possess a complex history, one that contains controversy (such as graphic violence, misogyny and the promotion of seemingly socially conservative “morals”), a labyrinthine origin and genealogy as well as alternating and shifting periods of popularity.

International Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:23pm
Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro is very pleased to announce the 41st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place between 26 and 28 March 2020.

Proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are welcome on a wide range of topics that fall within the field of English Studies (literary and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology).

Speculative Art

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:23pm
Vector: the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

“I want to be a machine” Andy Warhol

ALA 2020: Celebrating 50 Years of Studying Midwestern Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:20pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for Papers

“Celebrating 50 Years of Studying Midwestern Literature”

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

American Literature Association Annual Conference

San Diego, California

May 21-24, 2020

 

50th Anniversary Symposium, May 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:20pm
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Join us in Chicago in May 14-16, 2020, as we celebrate 50 years of The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature SSML.  Founded in 1971, the vision of the society was to "encourage and assist the study of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead."  We are honored to be celebrating 50 years of that curiosity and insight by holding our 50th anniversary sympsisum at the prestigious Newberry Library.

Documentary Poetry, Popular Protest and Activism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:19pm
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

“Documentary Poetry, Popular Protest and Activism: An International Poetry and Poetics Seminar”

 

The American University of Paris.

Co-Directors: Geoff Gilbert and William Dow.

June 11-13, 2020.

 

 

The American University of Paris announces a call for papers for a documentary poetry conference to be held 11-13 June 2020 at the American University of Paris.

 

Edited collection on Bonnie Jo Campbell

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:19pm
Lisa DuRose, Ross Tangedal, Andy Oler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

We invite chapter proposals for an edited collection on the writing of Bonnie Jo Campbell. Campbell is the author of three short-story collections—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (2015), Women & Other Animals (1999), and American Salvage (2008), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has also published two novels—Q Road (2002) and Once Upon a River (2011), which was recently adapted into a feature film.

Chiasma: Issue 7 "Ethics"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
Chiasma: A Site For Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Chiasma #7: “Ethics”

The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
American Literature Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to

Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with

this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to

haein.park@biola.edu by January 15, 2020.

CFP: Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

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