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Melville and the (non)Origins of Capital--International Melville Society Conference, 2019

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:02pm
The Melville Society--NYC, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is perhaps most striking regarding Melville’s relation to the idea of the origin is the repeated lack of anything like a definitive starting point throughout much of his work. From the apparition of Bartleby’s “pallidly neat” appearance at the threshold of the lawyer’s office on Wall Street, to the stranger who steps aboard the Fidèle at the beginning of The Confidence-Man, Melville’s work is filled with beginnings without origins. Not only is the origin in question for Melville, but further, any singular concrete point in general: the “ocean that rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago” at the conclusion of Moby-Dick is a much an ending as it is a beginning.

call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:58am
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on literary, cinematic, and televisual treatments of Donald Trump, tentatively titled Trump Fiction:  Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

UPDATED 'Everything is Permitted': Secularity, Values, and Suffering in Modern Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?

UPDATED “I’d Rather Be A Cyborg”: Posthuman and Feminist Approaches to Literary Conceptions of Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 

Washington D.C.

March 19-23

From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.

Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.  

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

NEMLA 2019-- Orientalism and Representation: From Edward Said to Rey Chow

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
William Bowden & Sue Kim/ University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel consists of conversations relating to Edward Said's critical treatise Orientalism (1978). We will embark on dialogic evaluations of Said's work through a discussion of the representation of the so-called "Orient" in contemporary literature, social media, and pop culture. There are several examples of texts or narratives exploiting individuals because of their ethnicity, and we have discovered several texts by immigrants or the children of immigrants who have succumb to utilizing stereotypes of their own culture for commercial purposes and appropriating their own culture for the sake of attention and wealth.

Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
Lauren O' Hagan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’[1] – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.

Northern Montana Interdisciplinary Conference - NCIM

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am
Montana State University - Northern
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Montana State University – Northern
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
is proud to announce the inaugural Northern Montana Interdisciplinary Conference (NMIC)

January 25-26, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NMIC

Conference Date: January 25-26, 2019

Deadline for Proposals: October 31, 2018

Theme: “Memory”

The 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference — Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am
The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University is excited to announce the 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference—Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture—to be held Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, 2019.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:16am
University of Lincoln, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex

17-19 July 2019

University of Lincoln, UK

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

CfP: Queerness and Horror Fiction Panel

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:52am
Coco d'Hont
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

British Association for American Studies Annual Conference, University of Sussex 25-27 April 2019

In celebration of the fiftieth birthday of the Stonewall riots, this panel explores the intersections between queerness and horror fiction. Despite the progress made in the past few decades, recent events such as President Trump’s proposed transgender military ban mean that LGBTQ+ rights are anything but a given in the current political climate. This makes the critical study of queerness and its fictional representations more urgent than ever before.

New Perspectives on the Absurd (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:36pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

Navigating Trauma: Pasts, Presents, and Futures in African American Literature (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life that emerges from these traumas, ones which reimagine the futures that the current path of human experience seems to lead to, as well as the pasts that have or might catalyze real or imagined futures.

Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

Re-Imagining the Pacific - Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:15pm
Francisco Delgado, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will examine what it means to re-imagine a region of the world that continues to occupy the imaginations of, among others, artists and scholars, vacation goers and/or environmentalists. The islands of the Pacific, for instance, were regarded by colonial explorers from Europe as utopias untouched by humankind. Beginning in the twentieth century, some islands were used as military testing sites by the United States and Europe with no regard for the Indigenous people of these locations. And most recently, as literary theorist Aimee Bhang explains, the Pacific “is laden with speculation, mostly of two kinds: one that anticipates the economic potential of the ‘Asian century,’ and another that projects its ecological devastation” (663).

IDEA 2019 Gaziantep The 13th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:49pm
Gaziantep University, Department of English Language & Literature & The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

           13th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English April 24-26, 2019

 

The Conference will be jointly hosted by Gaziantep University, Department of English Language & Literature & The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)

                                                                           

                     The Conference will address topics from the fields of

                                                                               

                              Literature

Spaces and Places: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Spaces and Places
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April - Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Every day we live and we move through spaces that have been created to be significant. We recognize, resonate and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance in a variety of different ways and on a number of differing levels.

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:48am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1). (ISSN 2093-5498)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.9 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2018. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 9(1), please submit your manuscript by October 31, 2018. Submissions are open all year round.

 

About the Journal

CFP for Fat Studies Research, Artistry, and Activism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Fat Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 5, 2018

Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting point for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body. Fat Studies reminds us that all bodies are inscribed with the fears and hopes of the particular culture they reside in, and these emotions often are mislabeled as objective “facts” of heal

World Literature Pedagogical Spaces: Weltliteratur, Untranslatables, and Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
ACLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

World literature has a tremendous capacity to broaden literary canons, but, when taught without a focus on translation, can succumb to cultural deracination, philological bankruptcy, and “the worst tendencies of capitalism” (Damrosch and Spivak 456). The World Literature Pedagogical Spaces seminar addresses these concerns by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and teachers in literary studies, comparative literature, and translation. This roundtable’s goal is to diversify and exchange ideas on world literature in theory and practice, while developing sensitivity to translation in cross-cultural literary study and giving equal attention to scholarship, pedagogy, and praxis.

Call for Papers: Scottish Literature and World Literature at CEA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Scottish Literature and World Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

2019 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:29am
Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP

Call for Papers

 

Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019. 

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:28am
Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2019
Call for Papers:
Panel on “East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century”

Panel Organisers:
Nazry Bahrawi, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Waiyee Loh, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Warwick
Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University

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