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Graphic Novels (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 3:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Subject: Call for Papers: Graphic Novels at CEA 2020

 

Call for Papers, Graphic Novels at CEA 2020

March 26-18, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

Edited Collection - The Scientist in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:17pm
Rebecca Janicker, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

From news and documentaries to TV drama and major media franchises, science has become a firm fixture in contemporary media culture. Across these diverse formats, a fascination with the perceived capacity of science – whether in the guise of medicine, criminology, space science or engineering – to transform life in wonderful and fearful ways endures. The figure of the scientist is science made manifest and, though different variants have evolved over the centuries, the scientist has remained a constant presence in Western culture. The last hundred years or so has seen many developments in science and technology and popular culture has kept abreast of these, portraying scientists that respond to the shifting hopes and fears of eager audiences.

Affect and Exemplary Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:56am
Samantha Pellegrino / University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop at ICMS 2020 presents:

Affect and Exemplary Texts

Call for SCMS Members to join proposed Material Play SIG

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SCMS Members are invited to join a proposal for a new SCMS Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) on Material Play.  An initial roster of at least 30 members is needed for a new SIG proposal to be considered, so if you are interested please send your name and email to jlee105@ucr.edu.  SCMS members may participate in as many SIGs as they like and there are absolutely no obligations to membership (besides being included on the roster and mailing lists).  The provisional mission statement is included below. 

Contact: Jonathan Rey Lee

NeMLA 2020: Literature, New Media and Perception (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

With the invention of photography in the mid-19th century, reality no longer depended on the autonomous interpretation of the subject's view, but was instead objectively perceived and recognizable. Contrary to painting, photography fueled changes in perception and perceived reality by realistically reproducing the object as it exists. Now, the 21st century stands under the aegis of the image, a culture dominated by pictures, visual simulations, illusions, copies, and reproductions—creating an inflection point where visual paradigms compete with and even threaten traditional practices.

NeMLA 2020: The Circle of the Adaptations: Beyond the Boundaries of Genres (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

When we say "adaptation", we often recall certain types of formulas that turn from literature to film. In recent years, however, adaptation has been taking place across literature-film-TV shows, and the distinct starting point of originality has been blurred. According to Darwin's definition, adaptation is "a process by which an animal or plant species is fitted to its environment.” If we expand the aperture to the field of humanities-based on this definition, adaptation is no longer merely an additive function that supports the original and extends its vitality to a minimum, rather, it has a new value in itself, and at the same time provides a healthy circulation in which the original can survive in a changing socio-cultural environment.

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:07am
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

 

The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English (www.aepl.org)

June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

All real living [and thus all real education] is meeting.  –Martin Buber, I and Thou

 

EAT YOUR WORDS | IU Bloomington Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:06am
Indiana University Bloomington Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Student Advisory Board for the Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University

 

Eat Your Words

Graduate Conference: March 6-7th, 2020

 

Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go. 

- Anthony Bourdain

 

Pedagogy at CEA 2020 (3/26/20 - 3/28/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:05am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Pedagogy at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Pedagogy for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

In thinking about our conference theme Tides, we are specifically interested in considering how the tides of pedagogy has changed. Presenters might consider

Byron Society of America at College English Association

updated: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:43am
Byron Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Byron Society of America at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The Byron Society of America and the College English Association welcome proposals for presentations on Lord Byron's life, works, and/or influences for the 51st annual CEA conference, the theme of which is Tides.

 

Open Philosophy - Call for submissions

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:03am
Lucas Gworek / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Open Philosophy journal (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues of the journal for 2020. Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2019. To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com Open Philosophy is a

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

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 2:10pm
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. 

Narrative Theories of Violence: From the Political to the Racial Unconscious

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:02pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

From Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious (1981)to Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark (1992), theories of narrative so often double as theories of violence, the one theory reciprocally informing the other. For Jameson, the Marxian violence of exploitation central to the long history of capitalism can be interpreted from the internal dynamics of narrative form: just as capitalism works to repress the true reality of its oppressive mechanisms, narratives work to repress the true reality of History itself (that being, the grand narrative of class struggle).

Medieval Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:02pm
36th Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives.  Paper proposals might consider, for example:

  • Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;

  • The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);

Friendship: Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Few relationships are as significant as our friendships. The Buddha was once asked by his cousin, Ananda, “Is friendship part of the path?” The Buddha’s response, “No Ananda, friendship is the whole path,” suggesting the momentous power and meaning attributed to friendships. Certainly, close friendships can be as just as important to us as familial bonds. Conversely, the absence of friends can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Although the general psychological and biological benefits of friendship have been well documented, the actual experience of friendship is a deeply personal one. Not only do we each have our own views on what friendship means, we each have our own approach to choosing our friends.

Humour: 2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Humour seems to be an essential feature of human life – ‘the ability to be amused by things, the way in which people see that some things are amusing, or the quality of being amusing’ (Merriam-Webster). It is not just about jokes but a way of looking at the world. Individually, it is beneficial to health, relieving negative energy and invigorating the mind and the body. Socially, it is an indicator of frankness and sociability. Economically, it generates communication, improves teamwork and increases efficiency. Politically, it is an important form of protest and disobedience. Historically, it has proven to be a powerful weapon in times of crisis. And it can be wielded negatively, as a weapon or entrée into dark social arenas such as racism or hatred.

2019 Siegel-McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
The Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

CFP: 2019 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

 

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

 

We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike. 

 

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

The Erotic: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressice Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Tantalizing, alluring and dangerous all at once, the erotic is one of the many great mysteries of the human experience. It crosses racial, ethnic, social, socio-economic, political, educational and age-related boundaries. It causes intense joy and excruciating pain. And it motivates demonstrations of both love and madness, and everything in between. Fragments of letters between long-separated lovers… carved phalluses and voluptuous stone goddesses… music that makes our hearts yearn for something we cannot name… desire and passion that courses through us at the mention of another… all of this and more informs our lives, shapes our perceptions, and guides our relationships.

Body, Mind, and the Posthuman: A Corollary to Postmodern Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 5:42am
Nikita Goel, Editor/ Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Body, Mind, and the Posthuman: A Corollary to Postmodern Thought

Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?”                                                                                                                                   – - -- – Nietzsche

General Call for Papers - Winter 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 5:42am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Vegetable Avatars: Plants, Identity, and Subjectivity in Literature and the Visual Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:53pm
Pamela Cooper, Shayne Legassie University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Accepted Panel: NeMLA 2020 --Vegetable Avatars: Plants, Identity and Subjectivity in                                                                             Literature and the Visual Arts

Chairs: Pamela Cooper (UNC at Chapel Hill) & Shayne Legassie (UNC at Chapel Hill)

Format: Panel

Topic Area: Comparative Literature

 

Backdrops No More: Alternative Visions of Black Girlhood in Afrofuturistic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:22am
College Language Association (CLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019

In 1970, Toni Morrison published The Bluest Eye, which prominently features black female children and adolescents, who she considered to be the “most vulnerable, most undescribed, not taken seriously" characters in literature. Since that time, many authors have paid increased attention to black girls in their works; yet, a great deal of these children and adolescents still commonly exist as backstory or props for more centralized adult characters. However, as Afrofuturism offers broadened representations of and opportunities for African Americans in literature, the genre can also extend fundamental freedoms and alternative realities to black girl characters.

ACLA 2020: "Legal Forms" Seminar (Chicago, March 19-22)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:21am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

"Legal Forms"

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, March 19-22)

Inviting paper abstracts for a proposed seminar for the upcoming American Comparative Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago, March 19-22, 2020. Submit abstracts by September 23, 2019, via the ACLA website: https://www.acla.org/legal-forms.

Race/Science/Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:19am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Race/Science/Fiction

 

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