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11th Charles Town International Maroon Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:41pm
Charles Town Maroon Conference and Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE

June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.

EXTRA//ORDINARY Deadline extended: 4/10

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 3:37pm
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Deadline extended to April 10th!

CFP: EXTRA//ORDINARY
UCLA Friends of English Southland Conference: May 10-11, 2019

Keynote Speakers: Professor Rei Terada (UC Irvine) and Professor Sarah Tindal Kareem (UCLA)

“What exactly is ordinary language? Is it possible to write in something other than
ordinary language? … And is it really true that in order to break the stranglehold of
ideology, intellectuals must use a special, philosophical vocabulary?”
–– Toril Moi, Revolution of the Ordinary

Eleventh Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference

updated: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:23am
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE

June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:02pm
AHRC International Networking Project: Articulating Women: Interrogating Intersectionality and Empowering Women Through Critical Engagements
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective, An International Symposium

Proposals are invited for a Symposium, "Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective" to be held at Liverpool Hope University (UK) on 21 June 2019.  The symposium seeks to interrogate the potential and limitations of Intersectional approaches within a global context.  It is part of an AHRC funded International Networking Project that seeks to scope the potential and limitations of intersectionality in relation to both theory and praxis. In keeping with this broad-based agenda, the organisers seek contributions from any discipline and welcome interdisciplinary approaches.

MLA 2020: Robert Frost and Fiction

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:19am
The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, January 9-12 2020

Sponsor: The Robert Frost Society

Contact: Calista McRae, mcrae@njit.edu

Deadline for proposals: Monday, March 25, 2019

Session title: “Robert Frost and Fiction”

The Robert Frost Society invites papers on Frost and fiction, broadly construed: his reading in fiction and links with novelists; his prose stories; his narrative poems and fictive speakers; fiction and “lyric reading”; supreme fictions; dishonesty, gossip, invention.

The Cold War Then and Now: Theories and Legacies

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:03am
Goldsmiths, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

In his seminal study No Accident, Comrade (2011),Steven Belletto draws a distinction between fictions which are about the Cold War and fictions that are of the Cold War. What is meant by the former is clear enough: these are fictions which are written or set during the Cold War period and which engage thematically with it. The latter, however, is a more fluid category whose implications can be theorized further. Papers in this stream will seek to do precisely this – namely, to think through what this ‘of’ might signal in relation to literature, film, art, politics, news reporting, or society more broadly. What kind of preoccupations, narratives, theories, or ideologies might be described as being of the Cold War?

Contemporary Literary Ideas and Practices International Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:07am
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

Call for Papers

 

Contemporary Literary Ideas and Practices International Conference

Hunan Normal University

(Changsha, China, June 22-23, 2019)

 

Keynote speakers are Jennifer Scappettone (University of Chicago), Yunte Huang (University of California, Santa Barbara), Brian Reed (University of Washington), Aldon Lynn Nielsen (Penn State University), and Karen McCarthy Woolf (Royal Holloway, University of London). 

 

Conference Background and Scope 

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY (3/22/19) - MLA 2020 - Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:51pm
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a special session panel on the theme "Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human" for the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Religion and Theatre Focus Group--Emerging Scholars Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:15pm
American Theatre in Higher Education Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

American Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference 2019

Orlando, FL

August 7-11, 2019

 

The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus groups invites current and recent graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not yet presented at a major national conference to submit papers for its 2019 Emerging Scholars Panel.

 

Shakespeare Nations

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:48pm
43rd Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2019

Shakespeare Nations

The 43rd Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Marietta College (Ohio)

June 28·30, 2019

[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:02pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

New Gothic Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.

Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada

Adaptation: In Service of Cinema or Novel?

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:55am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.

General Call for Papers - Summer 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:54am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 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, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Migrant States of Exception

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:45pm
Birgit Spengler, University of Wuppertal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

CFP Symposium: Migrant States of Exception

November 14-16, 2019, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Deadline for Proposals: March 30, 2019

Institutional contexts and the shaping and re-shaping of power

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:08pm
MLA 2020 (Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

In light of renewed attention to hierarchies in the profession, the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession invites your consideration of whether and how institutions -- one’s university, scholarly field, or organizations like MLA  -- can be mobilized toward meaningful structural change and more equitable futures.

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, UVa-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?

 

Other Mothers: Non-Traditional Mothering in the Academy

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:37pm
Kristen A. Hoffman / St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: With such a wonderful response to this call, I've decided to extend the deadline by one month, because there are so many women who have important stories to tell.

Mosaic - Camera Lucida Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:25pm
Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal, invites innovative and interdisciplinary submissions for a special issue on the 40th anniversary of Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida. We invite close readings informed by feminist and queer theory, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and aesthetics.

Time and Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:04pm
Leah Wilson (Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

**Deadline extended to 4/1/19**

CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Dates: October 10-12th, 2019

This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (leah.wilson@wsu.edu) no later than April 1, 2019.

Inhuman Algorithms

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:24pm
Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CFP Issue 34: Inhuman Algorithms

http://www.transformationsjournal.org/calls-for-papers/

Algorithms are integral to a digital, networked, automated society. Thrown into the public spotlight by a certain high profile search engine, algorithms are increasingly recognised to exercise agency in practices such as governance, surveillance, online personalisation, medicine, design, high frequency trading, credit scoring and plagiarism. Computational machines make decisions about things, people, places and experiences, and humans learn to address algorithms.

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