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Revisiting Poe's Poems

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021

 

The Scandal of Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Taking its cue from Lawrence Venuti's work on the scandal of translation, the ways that translations of texts originally produced in other languages carry the power to affront the norms and assumptions of both source and target languages and cultures, this roundtable for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's conference, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, 13–15 November 2020, welcomes submissions on either particularly scandalous adaptations or the scandal of adaptation generally.

Culture Mapping 2020: Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
NewYorkScapes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 17, 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. 

Humanity, Humane and Post-Human

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
Graduate Forum - Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY 

18th ANNUAL GRADUATE FORUM CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

HUMANITY, HUMANE AND POST-HUMAN

Tattoos, Literature and the Law

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
La littérature dans la peau (Université Paris 8 et Université UPHF Valenciennes)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

 

This conference is part of the collaborative project "La littérature dans la peau" organized by the Université Paris 8 and the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes.

The aim of the project is to foster scholarly exchanges and explore how literature and tattooing practices intersect via the reproduction on the skin of texts, quotes, illustrations, portraits of authors or characters, autographs, ornamental symbols and signs.

How does fiction address the legality of tattoos?

How does it represent tattooed characters on the wrong side of the law?

How do tattoos celebrate the law?

Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Announcement: Submissions Deadline Extended to January 18

TRANSFORMATION

26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)

 

S37: Just “making it new”? Modernist Fiction Writers Reaching Back to their Predecessors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
ESSE 2020 Conference Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Modernist writers have been notoriously known as “making it new”, cutting ties with the previous generations, as famously declared by Virginia Woolf, denigrating their predecessors as materialist Edwardians. More recent research, however, argues that in spite of their manifestos, modernist writers actively engaged in a dialogue with their predecessors from all ages, taking inspiration and even narrative models from their texts, thus deconstructing the sharp dividing line created by the modernists themselves. The seminar invites presentations that pertain to this area of research so that we can have a more complex view of how modernism is positioned in literary history.

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cristina Stanciu

Virginia Commonwealth University

Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 2.1 “Contamination”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the theme of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to submissions@soapboxjournal.com by February 3. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due March 2. 

2020 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship

 

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)

 

(Deadline extended) Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

Call for Papers

Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)

New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

 

CFP: Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies-“Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:51am
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Philip Roth’s earliest short storiesscandalized Jewish communitiesand in 1969, the bestseller Portnoy’s Complaint proved even more shocking. Roth mocks American political scandal in Our Gang; connects sexual excess and artistic provocation in Sabbath’s Theater; and triangulates political correctness, public shaming, and sexual indiscretion in The Human Stain. Roth’s engagement with scandal extended beyond national boundaries, as evidenced by his efforts to illuminate the work of oppressed writers in 1970s Prague—where literature and art was considered to be politically scandalous by the totalitarian regime.

[Extended] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

(Re)Mediations 

Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto

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Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.”
Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”

London Rising: Struggle, Rebellion, and Revolution

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:21am
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

London Rising: Friday, 6 March

 

’Cause in London Town

There’s just no place for a street fighting man

—The Rolling Stones, 1968 

Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic.  London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris.  This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?   

Towards Quality Tertiary Education in 21 Century

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:23pm
Meriem Ouahidi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers   

Higher education faculty are doing their best to improve the quality of education offered to students. However, the results have not been up to the expectations of all the stakeholders. Successful education has long lasting effects on the learners that predispose them to deal with everyday and future challenges. Therefore, considerable efforts need to be invested in discovering and elaborating new effective teaching practices, assessment, learning strategies, learner empowerment, etc. Within this framework, this conference high-lights the presentation of new advances, trends and research results in the field of quality higher        education.  

"Digital Humanities in Charlotte Perkins Gilman Scholarship"

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:22pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society-ALA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is seeking submissions to a panel at the annual ALA conference in San Diego (May 21-24, 2020).  

"Digital Humanities in Charlotte Perkins Gilman Scholarship"

Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:34pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Deadline extended to 7th February 2020

 

Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature

11-12 June 2020

Keynote speakers: Prof. Jini Kim Watson (NYU), Prof. Rashmi Varma (U of Warwick)

 

Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:18pm
Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)

New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

 

Seminar Call for Proposals: Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Chicago, April 2020

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 7:33am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

MVSA invites proposals for Seminars to be held at the 2020 conference, “Truth, Investigation, and Mystery,” April, 24-25, Chicago, IL.

 

Participants in MVSA Seminars will write 5-7 page papers that will be pre-circulated to the other participants prior to the conference. During the Seminars, the Seminar Leader and participants will identify important points of intersection and divergence among the papers and identify future areas of inquiry and collaboration. The Seminar format allows a larger number of scholars to participate in MVSA and to seek financial support from their respective institutions to attend the conference and discuss a shared area of scholarly interest. Seminars are limited to 12 participants.

 

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association 2020 -- Deadline Extended January 17, 2020

updated: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 2:49pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for presentation at the American Literature Association's 31st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (May 21-24, 2020). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered.

Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response

updated: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 6:29am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Call for Chapter

Tentative Title- Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response

Concept Note

As per most of the definitions, rape is defined as non-consensual penetration of either the vagina or the anus. However, it is not merely physical, though it is rooted in biology, but its impacts are psychological in nature. Its consequences are experienced not only by the victim but by the victimizer as well. In almost all the cultures, rape is deployed as a weapon of domination by patriarchy. The penultimate threat for a woman, as it has been observed since centuries, is the fear of being raped. Through rape, patriarchy has often exercised absolute hegemony.

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