In his classic essay “An Introduction to the American Horror Film,” Robin Wood establishes the basic formula of the horror film as “normality is threatened by the monster.” He subsequently mentions that if one were to “substitute for ‘Monster’ the term ‘Indians’ . . . one has a formula for a large number of classical Westerns.” Wood’s point is to establish the flexibility of his framework but it also points in another direction: the monstrousness of the idea of Indigeneity within the colonial mindset. Today, one of the most exciting growing areas in horror cinema at the moment comes from Indigenous persons.
Call for Papers:
J.R.R. Tolkien andthe Works of Joss Whedon
The language debate between Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe has long defined the discourse about language use in African literature. Achebe’s argument that the writer can “Africanize” the English he or she is using (by infusing words, phrases, idioms, songs, proverbs, stories, dialogue, etc. into the writing) is very compelling because it offers writers a practical means of reaching a wider audience and it ensures African literature a prominent space in the global literary landscape.
C21Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings
Call for Papers
Special Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature”
Guest Edited by Dr Susan Flynn and Dr Antonia Mackay
What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?
This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature.
WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020
The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.
Call for Papers: Subject--Technology and 19th-C. British Literature
Seeking contributors for a book of essays that explore connections between technology and nineteenth-century British literature. To be published by McFarland Press, a leading publisher of academic books. (See: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/) Essays should be of interest to, and readable by, both scholars and non-academics.
Suggested topics include:
*The effects of technology on nineteenth-century British literature.
*Portrayals/rhetoric regarding technology in nineteenth-century British literature.
Call for Chapter Proposals: "Duelism:" Confronting Sport through Its Doubles
Co-edited by Taylor McKee and Brittany Reid
Call for Papers
The Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Conference on
“Imagining the Renaissance / Defining the Jews”
Jerusalem, January 12-15 2020
The National Library of Israel
For the C19 (Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) conference in Coral Gables Florida, April 2-5, 2020 (https://c19conference.wordpress.com), please consider submitting a proposal to this panel.
NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom
This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.
Call for Papers: Special Edition of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
In conjunction with the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) conference theme of "how borders, binaries, and bars operate in lived experience as well as intellectual practice," the Carson McCullers Society invites abstracts for two panels on the topic of the borderless south: one examining immigration themes in McCullers’ works, and the other, the role of national and international media like newspapers and radio broadcasts in the works of McCullers and her contemporaries. Papers that work comparatively between McCullers and other southern writers are highly encouraged.
"Irish Religious Diasporas from the 17th to the 21st century"
An international GIS EIRE conference jointly organized by the University of Caen Normandy (ERIBIA), the University of Lille (CECILLE) and IT Tallaght (AFIS)
May 14-15, 2020
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Extended Deadline: August 1, 2019
Seeking papers/presenters for an approved session (#17976) at the 2020 NeMLA convention, Boston, March 5-8, 2020.
David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVII
2-4 December 2020
Associate Professor Kate Fullager (Macquarie)
Professor Sasha Handley (Manchester)
Associate Professor Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster)
We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for Violent Spaces, the annual PGR conference of the Landscape, Space and Place Reading Group, which will be held on the 9th of September at the University of Nottingham. Spatial violence is an expansive concept which covers a range of environmental, social, political, economic and historical phenomena. As such, what is offered here is merely an insight into the way in which spatial violence might act upon and shape our contemporary world.
International Conference "Translating Performance / Performing Translation"
EUR ArTeC (University Paris 8)
December 12-13-14, 2019
Location: The conference will be held in Laboratoires d’Aubervillers, an art center focusing on experimentation and social practices as well as live creation.
41 Rue Lécuyer, 93300 Aubervilliers
on line 7 of the Parisian métro
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference (21–24 May 2020). It is organized by the Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and will be held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
Papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference ‘Affects and Their Vicissitudes in The Postdigital Age’, which will take place in Warsaw, 24-25 October 2019. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is a part of the project Technology and Socialization.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
EWA MAZIERSKA (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, UK)
ADAM NOCEK (School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Design School, Arizona State University)
TOM TYLER (Lecturer in Digital Culture, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK)
We invite new submissions for future issues of Interconnections: Journal of Posthumanism / Interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme. Our peer-reviewed, international, bilingual, open-access, interdisciplinary journal is devoted to theorizing what it means to think beyond both historical and current conceptions of 'the human' in ways that transcend the traditionally anthropocentric parameters of the humanities and social sciences. We seek to create a broad network of collaboration across disciplines, research areas, and language.
The Fourth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Société d’études modernistes (SEM) https://sem-france.parisnanterre.fr
24-27 June 2020 Université Caen Normandie
In collaboration with:
ERIBIA (Université Caen Normandie)
Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen
Institut mémoires de l’édition contemporaine (IMEC)
CREA (Université Paris Nanterre)
The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts.
Call for Chapters -- Interdisciplinary Interrogations of the SyFy Original Films
Edited by Justin Wigard and Mitch Ploskonka
CFP: Queer Slashers
SCMS – Denver, Colorado
April 1-5, 2020
Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo
Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
Eighteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 30-31, 2019
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM AND E-LEARNING
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Ministers Hall, Claflin University campus
Morning: Concurrent sessions
1 PM Keynote address on the national reading gap by Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC