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.
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.
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Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2019
Call for Papers:
Panel on “East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century”
Nazry Bahrawi, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Waiyee Loh, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Warwick
Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Call for Papers: “Borders and Cross-Cultural Encounters”
March 1-2, 2019
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Lippard, University of Utah
The Southwest English Symposium (SWES) is a regional humanities conference held annually at Arizona State University. The conference provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an opportunity to present original scholarship before an interdisciplinary audience. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplines within the humanities and other disciplines.
Home, Community, and Culture
3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference
Comparative Literature Graduate Association
Louisiana State University
March 29 - 30, 2019
“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”
– Salman Rushdie,
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
The Origins of Literary Studies at American Universities
We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.
The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America
Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC
The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.
UPDATE: Accepted proposals will also have the opportunity to submit a book chapter for the book "The Diary as Literature through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America. I am the editor and have an interested publisher.
The economic realities facing today’s undergraduate population have led to a proliferation of enrollments into PhD programs. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of these neophyte graduate students are waiting for jobs that are either no longer available or never existed in the first place. Concurrently, for right or wrong, in US colleges and universities at all levels, adjunct and contingent faculty members are no longer in the minority. These part-time and non-tenure track (NTT) instructors outnumber their tenured and tenure-track counterparts at many two-year and four-year institutions.
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019.
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.
This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies.
Urban Otium: Materialities, Practices, Representations
International and interdisciplinary conference, Freiburg, 2nd-4th May 2019
Call for Papers
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit paper proposals or panels for our 39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. We will accept proposals dealing with all areas and aspects of Romance languages, literatures, and cultures. Proposals on film, popular culture, cultural studies, creative writing, Franco-Arabic and Hispano-Arabic studies, digital humanities, and non-canonical approaches to literature are especially welcome.
Attached you will find the Call for Papers with all the specifications and requirements to participate in our conference.
Submission deadline: December 15th, 2018.
Please submit 200 to 300-word abstracts, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical approaches to grading multimodal assignments.
Panel ID: 17372
We are currently seeking proposals for a 5,000-word essay specifically focused on kink and graphic texts: graphic novels, comics, manga, etc. Proposals should explore both the kink and the graphic text(s) by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and/or feminist theory.
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues.
Forthcoming thematic issues will include anarchism, including Black Bloc activism, ecological radicalism, animal rights radicalism, and right-wing forms of radicalism. We are particularly interested in articles on transnational subjects as well as on lesser-known examples of radicalism, as well as in articles that include theoretical and methodological considerations.
Call for Papers
Meeting of the 27th Annual
British Women Writers Conference
April 11-13, 2019
Call for Chapters: Positioning Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years
Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018
Full name / Name of Organization: Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
Contact email: email@example.com
I am currently seeking further chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh. This collection is under contract with the University Press of Mississippi in conjunction with the ChLA, and will be included in the ChLA’s centennial series.
The special panel "On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God" seeks papers on rhetorics of the eighteenth century that address the central role of divine and natural interpretations of theology, nature, or lived experience. To be presented at SCSECS during the conference in Dallas, Texas, from February 21-23, 2019. Contact: Brian Fehler at firstname.lastname@example.org www.scsecs.net
The ERC Starting Grant Project “Lists in Literature and Culture” invites proposals for an international conference that aims to examine the literary, cultural and epistemological potential of enumerative forms as well as their significance in diverse historical contexts.
The conference will take place at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany, from July 4 to July 6, 2019.
The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple
Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema
Conference to be held at the University of Northampton (UK)
16/02/2019 – 17/02/2019
(NEO-)VICTORIAN ‘ORIENTATIONS’ IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
University of Málaga (Spain)
May 15-17, 2019
Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-)Victorian literature and culture.
This session seeks papers that explore the concept of citizenship in hemispheric American literature. The scale and severity of the current immigration crisis in the United States presses us to reconsider how the category of citizenship produces exclusions and abuses that arise from our national imaginary. Thus, we seek papers that broaden our understanding of citizenship beyond the spatially-bounded to better grasp the range of categories that bestow and rescind national belonging. Recent work, such as Carrie Hyde’s Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship, reframes citizenship as an imaginative longing that sutures the legal concept of the citizen to the cultural work of fiction.
Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group
The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing two Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:
1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980
American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group
Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period. Abstracts by January 15 to email@example.com
2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980
Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Renaissance” at CEA, March 28-30, 2019
| CEA 50th Annual Conference: “Visons and Revisions”
| Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, 739 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
| Phone: (504) 962-0500
“See better” --Shakespeare
This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of “vision” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. CEA celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter.
CFP: Forms of Migration: An International Conference on Transnational Literature & Innovative Aesthetics
May 2—4, 2019: University of Graz (Graz, Austria)
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. It is indexed in DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BAZHUM, Index Copernicus and ERIH PLUS. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures for our next issue to be published September 2019.
For Volume 28.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.