Political protest has long been central to literary and cinematic histories from ideological and artistic manifestos to political pamphlets to satirical novels and realist cinema. They remain powerful vehicles for stimulating public debate, issuing calls to action, speaking truth to power, and heightening awareness of social ills. Despite censorship, marketplace economics, and national politics, literature, film, and numerous other modes of cultural / aesthetic production continue to play an important role not only as agents of social critique but also as agents of social change.
CFP: RMMLA Chinese Lit and Film Since 1900 session
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 74th Annual Convention
Conference Date: October 7-10, 2020
Location: Millennium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder, Colorado, USA
We invite submissions of papers proposals that address a broadly defined theme of “change and resistance” in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, arts, film, and culture for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Annual Convention.
The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics
Special Issue Proposal for Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Guest Editors: Patrick Crowley and Carlos Garrido Castellano
This special issue will examine the ways in which anticolonial thought and praxishave continued to inform aesthetics and creative processes. It seeks to think of decolonization as an ongoing collective project allowing us to challenge and critique more recent configurations of coloniality.
First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM) Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media
Department of Humanities – Excellence Program 2018-2022 July 1-3, 2020 – University of L’Aquila (Italy)
Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConJuly 3-5, 2020
500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event expanding and/or expounding on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at
DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center DENVER, CO July 3-5, 2020
A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.
The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
*Fictional and factual narrative
*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory
*Classical narratology revisited
We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class. If you have any questions, please contact either Shari Arnold (email@example.com) or Cameron Lee Winter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.
Panel submissions for the East Texas Writing Festival may be creative writing or craft-related essays. Work should be submitted as an attachment on the registration form. Visit www.letu.edu/writingfest for more information on the festival. Guidelines are provided below for each genre:
- Fiction/Nonfiction – Submissions are not to exceed 2500 words in total and should be submitted in a single document.
- Poetry – Submit up to five poems in a single document.
All submissions should include your name and email address located on the first page.
Eugenics and the Body How has eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.)? Submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio. This is a CFP for a non-guaranteed session at the MLA.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Anita Harris Satkunananthan, PhD.
Sanghamitra Dalal, PhD.
Selena Middleton, PhD.
‘An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel’
Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 15-16th October 2021
Call for Papers
Call for Papers
Art, Literature, Architecture, Film, Museums, Creative Writing, and New Media
University of St. Thomas, April 24, 2020
This non-guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association names and reflects on a recent shift in the fields of Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies toward questions of ethics regarding children and the effects of categories of age, both present and historical. At its heart, this is a shift away from the exclusive focus on cultural ideas about the child in the work of scholars like Jacqueline Rose and Karín Lesnik-Obserstein toward scholarly work that also considers the lives, texts, and matter of actual children.
Craft Critique Culture Conference 2020: Justice Framed
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
Event date: Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Abstract deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2020
Categories: interdisciplinary, humanities, arts, literature, language, politics, law, social justice, criminal justice, race, gender, LGBTQ+, resistance
ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020
The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences.
For centuries, the close ties between Britain and Germany have found expression not least on the level of personal travel. Travellers came from Britain to Germany for a host of occasions and with the most diverse aims, expectations, and preconceptions. This conference explores the reports produced about their experiences in German lands by travellers from England, Scotland, and Ireland since the Middle Ages.
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - EXTENDED DEADLINE (02/24/20)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Conference theme: “City of God, City of Destruction”
Extended Deadline (02/24/20)
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by February 24, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies
President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building
Wed., May 27
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.
Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24
Notification of acceptance: Early March
For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.” We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.
The Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports.
UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!
But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.
International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany
Convenors: Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)
The University of Idaho invites the submission of abstracts (250-300 words) on the theme of “Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene” for the 9th annual UI Graduate English Conference, scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, September 25th - 26th
Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.
Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).
Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)
Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)