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The Role of Violence in Latin American Audiovisual Media (NeMLA 2020)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Latin America is, according to the Washington Post, the most violent region in the world. It is no wonder then that a great deal of its cultural production depicts this everyday reality. This session welcomes papers in English or Spanish dealing with the representation of violence in recent Latin American audiovisual media (films, telenovelas, videoclips) and pondering how they reflect or reproduce, criticize or reinforce, the actual violence pervasive throughout the region.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by September 30, 2019 directly through NeMLA's system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18256

Writing the Other: The Challenges of Creative Writing and Inclusion

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:30am
Dr. Abby Bardi/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

While for many years, the literary canon was the province of “dead white men,” the past fifty years have dramatically altered that paradigm. Contemporary creative writers, too, would like their work to reflect the diversity and complexity of human experience in terms of race, gender, sexual identification, ethnicity, nationality, and culture. This panel invites creative writers of all genres, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, cultures, etc., to consider the challenges of being more inclusive in their work. Some questions that will be considered: Is it possible to write from the perspectives of races, genders, etc., of whom one is not a representative?

Post-Truth: Perspectives, Strategies, Prospects (January 16-17 2020)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:04am
KU Leuven -- Letteren
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
 

  • Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol)

  • Maria Mäkelä (Tampere University)

  • Jason Reifler (University of Exeter)

  • Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm University)

 

 

Pedagogies and Challenges: Teaching Asian America Through Graphic Narratives (Roundtable)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:03am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Over the past few years, graphic narratives as a form of cultural expression have gained positive reception in literary circles, but how does this genre serve the purpose for teaching about race in America? While teaching about race requires “viewing,” using graphic narratives can effectively educate students about race that sometimes traditional prose narratives cannot. However, some argue whether visual representations, like films and mass media, can potentially perpetuate racial stereotypes. Do graphic narratives reinforce or disrupt racial stereotypes? How do we adopt this genre to advance our teaching and promote students’ understanding of Asian America?

Recommendation and Advertising in Online Social Networks

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:01am
READNet 2019 Co-located with ASONAM 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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               Call for Paper  -  READNet 2019

 Workshop on Recommendation and Advertising in Online Social Networks

           in conjunction with The 2019 IEEE/ACM International
     Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining

            http://math.unipa.it/readnet2019/
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German-language Comics and Graphic Novels by Minority Authors

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:00am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Graphic narratives including comics and graphic novels continue to garner attention by researchers and instructors across the modern languages. German Studies is no exception as the last decade has seen comics studies contributions about themes as widespread as history, manga, journalism, and foreign-language pedagogy. Lately, graphic narratives about the experience of migrants have been particularly pertinent in publications and academic panels.

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:57am
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia

 

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

 

The Disruptive Child in Literature of America (NeMLA 2020 Boston)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:55am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The child occupies a fraught space in American culture, as notions of the “rebellious adolescent” and the “infant nation” have long tethered political upheaval to the figure of the child. This panel seeks to examine child figures who have performed disruption in the literature of America with particular interest in disruption that confronts notions of authority, ownership, and belonging.

Beyond Ruination: Climate Change and Contemporary Caribbean Novels

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:55am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.

Passing on: Property, Family and Death in Narratives of Inheritance

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:54am
Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

From Shakespeare’s King Lear to Flaubert’s Frédéric Moreau, who lives off of his uncle’s money, and Edward St Aubyn’s novels about the troubled heir Patrick Melrose, literature has always been occupied with inheritance and inherited wealth. The insights provided by this literary legacy are more important than ever. Once considered a relic from the aristocratic past superseded by liberal meritocracy, inherited wealth is now recognized as a source of rising social inequality. It therefore poses an important challenge for the present – and for the future. To meet this challenge, inheritance must be understood in all its historical and cultural complexity. For inheritance is more than a means of transferring wealth between generations.

PAMLA 2019: Poetry and Poetics

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics

Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019

For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:

The Impact of American Superheroes around the World (NeMLA 2020)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

No one escapes Marvel’s Endgame: the economic and cultural impact of the past few decades’ boom in superhero movies, and more broadly superhero narratives, is evident well beyond the boundaries of the United States. In fact, the presence and influence of American comic-book superheroes abroad started shortly after the debut of DC's Superman in 1938, and has been growing ever since.

Call for Chapters - Audio Disruption

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:47am
David Allan/Saint Joseph's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Objective of the book: This edited research book focuses on audio disruption from a wide spectrum. While some industries have been more disruptive than others, none have probably been more transformational than music streaming (Spotify, Pandora, etc.). While the disruption of the music industry itself due to streaming has been well documented, the disruption of the industries that rely on popular music namely radio, advertising and retail have not. For radio (iHeartMedia, Beasley, Entercom, etc.), this includes the additional audio competition and ever expanding availability and transportability.

Call for Usable, Practical Teaching Resources

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:47am
During Office Hours
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Who We Are:

At During Office Hours, we’re a group of like-minded teachers in higher education who want to create an easy to use, open access, nonprofit source for teaching resources.

Our Goals:

We want to be able to collect, share, and archive all the ideas, information, best practices, and advice that you’ve accumulated during your teaching careers. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a new teacher, a tenured professor or an adjunct or a TA, we hope that everyone can contribute to and benefit from this site.

[NeMLA 2020] Detecting the Margins: New Perspectives on the Critical History of Detective Fiction (Panel)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:44am
Mollie Eisenberg, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since its emergence from the periodical press into the first mass-market novelistic craze, detective fiction has occupied a liminal position in the margins of aesthetic legitimacy—and critical study. Detection is a popular genre, a “literature of escape,” that nevertheless seems to make a claim to, and find purchase in, more rarefied aesthetic and intellectual precincts. Michael Holquist styles detection as a guilty pleasure of the reading classes: “The same people who spent their days with James Joyce were reading Agatha Christie at night.” This panel asks what that liminal position might show us about both the genre and the conditions—theoretical, professional, material—of its study. 

Madness and American Civilization (NeMLA 2020)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel session is a part of the 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Boston, MA, on March 5-8, 2020.  Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18134.

ReFocus: The Films of Sam Raimi

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:40am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Papers

 

ReFocus: The Films of Sam Raimi

 

Transatlantic Connections: Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:34am
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute has extended the deadline for proposals to our 2019 conference:

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

NeMLA 2020: Romantic Identities

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:33am
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Copley Place

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