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Technoaesthetics: Ways of Seeing the 21st Century (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.

CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL ISSUE 2020

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:18am
Entrepalavras
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Entrepalavras journal invites original research papers to its 20th edition, n1, v. 10, January 2020, dedicated to Phonetics and Phonology. The theme of this special issue will be “the phonic dimension of languages in the construction of meaning and structure”. The issue will be published in April 2020 and its guest editors are professors Ronaldo Lima Jr. (Universidade Federal do Ceará), Luciani Tenani (Universidade Estadual Paulista) and Antonio Pamies (Universidade de Granada).

Papers written in Portuguese, English or Spanish may be submitted until October 30th  2019 in OJS-EP: www.entrepalavras.ufc.br/revista.

Reading Politics and Art in the Poetry of Tracy K. Smith (NEMLA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for the 51st Annual NEMLA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5 - 8, 2019

Tracy K. Smith, with four books of poetry, a volume of memoirs, a Pulitzer Prize and two stints as America's poet laureate, has every claim to be a major American poet at the pinnacle of success. It is easy to dwell on the mainstream acceptance that this success has earned. Her work is often described in highly aesthetic language, with an emphasis on its beauty and craft, and she sits neatly in the American poetic tradition. Among those poets she considers “most necessary” she invokes Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, and Philip Larkin (Ordinary Light 336). 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, Middle English, Including Chaucer

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:12am
Debra Best, California State University - Dominguez Hills
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended Deadline!)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2020

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:11am
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL

 

“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)

rhetoric / hospitality

 

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack

 

“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”

 

—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)

 

Double Helix, Volume 7

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:11am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Submissions are invited for Volume 7 of Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing. For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.

Submission for Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 12th issue

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:16am
Cyberwit.net
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.

Guidelines For Contributors https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/harvestsofnewmillennium

CFP: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:54pm
Dr Eddie Falvey (University of Exeter/PCA) and Dr Thomas Joseph Watson (University of Northumbria)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

ReFocus: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn

Edited by Dr Eddie Falvey (University of Exeter/Plymouth College of Art) and Dr Thomas Joseph Watson (University of Northumbria)

Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:53pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.

Writing Bios: Biopolitics in 20th-century Literature and Beyond (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:53pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the biopolitical turn, scholars across disciplines have attempted to make sense of the encounter between life (bios) and politics. This attention paid to the topic of biopolitics shows a cultural ethos that revolves around an awareness of power connected to the body. This roundtable invites papers that analyze how literature engages with biopolitics, particularly in the conceptualizations and depictions of the body in relation to power in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Roundtable participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that engage with the following questions: “How is life (and the body) culturally inscribed with meaning and definition,” and further, “What is a consequence of that inscription?”

Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:36am
Alison Langdon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection) 

As Amy Vines notes, rape in medieval literature often functions as a “chivalric necessity,” a means of articulating masculine identity that elides or ignores questions of female bodily sovereignty and autonomy of will in favor of the male protagonist’s development. Yet we also find instances where texts implicitly or explicitly call attention to the act of rape as a violation of female will—whether in dread of the act, in the face of its perpetration, or in its aftermath—or explore the nature of consent and its often problematic conditions or interpretation.

Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:35am
Camille Alexander, PhD/UAE University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Interviewing the Caribbean—Winter 2019

Interviewing the Caribbean (IC)—seeks poems, stories, creative non-fiction, and visual art in all mediathat celebrate Caribbean life. Caribbean artists at home and in the Diaspora are invited to participate.

Topic for Winter 2019: Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

What are the challenges/opportunities of being a publisher/writer of Caribbean children’s literature? What are the stories that are not being told? How does race and class impact children’s access to Caribbean literature? Tell us about quality Caribbean children’s literature that’s not widely known.

Towards Equitable Language Instruction for the Intercultural Classroom (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:34am
Janice Willson / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel session invites an examination of pedagogical adaptations at the departmental, class, or individual student level, highlighting opportunities to recognize and include different types of learners.

Genre in Asian Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:34am
Concentric Literary and Cultural Studies NTNU Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

 Genre in Asian Cinema, with guest editors Patrick Noonan (Northwestern University, USA) & Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 46 No. 1 | March 2020

Call for Papers: Genre in Asian Cinema

Guest editors:

Patrick Noonan (Northwestern University, USA) & Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Deadline for Submissions EXTENDED: July 31, 2019

Different Voices, Voicing Difference (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The question of the relation of language to voice traces back to Aristotle’s De interpretatione, with its definition of speech as the sign of thought, and writing the sign of speech. In Jacques Derrida’s account of this phonologocentric model, voice is the ligature of “phōnē and logos,” securing their essential proximity. But if voice is only a mediation, then, as Barbara Johnson writes, voice is no longer “self-identity but self-difference.” Paradoxically, the voice marks the singular but is itself plural, sweeping the self up into an ever-ramifying play of differentiation. As David Lawton proposes, “voice is both a signature, ‘I,’ singularity, and a clear marker of difference, ‘not I,’ multiplicity”.

Spatializing Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:32am
Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020Boston, Massachusetts

Marriott Copley Place

Abstract Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2019

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Cultural Studies and Media Studies 

Pedagogy and Professional 

 

Click here to post your abstract by 9/30/2019

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17869

 

Chair

Maryann P. DiEdwardo 

ReFocus: The Films of David Fincher

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

We are currently soliciting 250-word abstracts for essays to be included in an edited collection on David Fincher to be published as part of the University of Edinburgh ReFocus series, which examines overlooked American directors (series editors Robert Singer, Frances Smith, and Gary D. Rhodes). The collection aims to broaden and deepen the understanding of Fincher as a filmmaker with distinct aesthetic and cultural significance. 

Lacan and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:27am
Jadavpur University Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Jadavpur University Essays and Studies volume 33(1) invites submissions on the theme of “Lacan and Literature.”

Historical Linguistics at Leeds IMC 2020: Linguistic Borderlands, Speaking of Boundaries

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:22am
Roderick McDonald
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First Call For Papers: Historical Linguistics Panel(s)

International Medieval Congress (IMC) Leeds, 6-9 July, 2020.

Topic

‘Linguistic Borderlands, Speaking of Boundaries’

We are proposing a panel (or panels) on historical linguistics picking up the 2020 IMC special theme of ‘Borders’.

The session/s will provide a forum for discussion of topics dealing with historical linguistic theory and/or specific historical linguistic analyses.

Background

Call for Chapters - Screening Loss: An Exploration of Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:18am
Associate Professor Jan Selving / East Stroudsburg University; Assistant Professor Erica J. Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.

 

South Asian Literatures in the World

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:15am
South Asian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CFP: South Asian Literatures in the World

South Asian Review

Guest Editor: Dr. Madhurima Chakraborty 

South Asian Review invites 5000-word essays for a Special Issue on South Asian Literatures in the World. 

We invite work that thinks about the international relationships, global contexts, and other national, regional, and collective identities that help generate and give meaning to South Asian culture. 

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

Panel Co-Directors: Leonardo Nole’ and Joseph Boisvere (Graduate Center, CUNY)

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