Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for "Radical Materialisms" by one week. We will now accept abstracts until February 8th. Please consider submitting your work, and see the CFP below.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
We are delighted to announce the interdisciplinary workshop “Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity”. The event is funded by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) and will take place at Durham University on 10 May 2019.
The workshop will focus on the interconnections between gender and cultural studies (literature, art, history, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) and will be looking at how the construction of gender is connected to, and interwoven with, writing, capitalism, globalization, trauma, therapy, ethics, transformation and autopoiesis, to name a few.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Gender and Capitalism
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panels of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/.
We accept papers from any non-dramatic literary genres—this includes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Texts are not limited to those of English origins, and the topic is open. Please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words to Nicholas Brush (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2019. Please use the e-mail address listed here as the e-mail address listed on the SCMLA Full CFP is not up-to-date.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in the BerkshiresCatalyzing 21st Century Discourse and Engagement on RaceJune 11-14, 2019Keynote Speaker: Nikki Giovanni (Biography)World-renowned activist, commentator, educator, poet, and writer
Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Lines and Landscapes
Friday 5th April 2019
Hastings Campus, University of Brighton
Keynote Speaker: Nerys Williams, University College Dublin
Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors
July 3-5, 2019
School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon
Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
***We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submissions to February 8th***
New materialisms and object-oriented ontology offer a radical reorganization—perhaps a democratization—of human/object relations, deemphasizing human agency in favor of a “parliament of things.” This conference asks if such approaches have been too quick to abandon human politics altogether. Can new materialisms be both conceptually and politically radical?
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:
Engaging Fictions: Aesthetic Orientations and Reception of Novel
Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches the teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.
June 22-26, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago
Despite the incidence of climate change scepticism amongst right-wing politicians in the United States and elsewhere, there is a near-consensus amongst scientists that current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas are sufficient to alter global weather patterns to possibly disastrous effect. Writing in the journal Utopian Studies in 2016, the Californian science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson observed that: "Climate change is inevitable - we’re already in it - and because we’re caught in technological and cultural path dependency, we can’t easily get back out of it ...
EXTENDED DEADLINE: YOU CAN SEND YOUR ABSTRACTS UNTIL 15 FEBRUARY!
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group
invites you to participate in its conference
Performativity in Contemporary Culture
on May 24-25, 2019
at the School of English and American Studies, ELTE, Budapest
The newly-formed North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Data Caucus will host its free inaugural conference at the University of Virginia on November 15-16, 2019. Our conception of data encompasses British and North American practices for gathering and expressing information; cultural attitudes toward data; the rising disciplines and technologies that lead to today’s communications, new media, critical coding, and data science; digital collections; digital pedagogies; quantitative methods; data theory, and digital humanities. We welcome proposals from those working with historical and/or technical data, as well as the digital-curious.
MIT LINC 2019 Conference: How to Thrive in a New Learning Society
The University of British Columbia’s annual English Graduate Conference cordially invites submissions under the themes of Disruption, Resistance, and Resilience.
In the wake of years of political, social, and ecological crises that have disrupted, disoriented, and displaced populations across the globe, modes of resistance and resilience have emerged to confront the disarray. From the rise of Trump and “fake news” to the latest IPCC report on the impending irrevocability of climate change, humanities studies and art practices have stepped up to the challenge to revolutionize their age-old roles of disruption and resilience-making on a much larger global stage.
Journal of Awareness (E-ISSN 2149-6544) is an international refereed journal which started to be published in 2016. The journal aims to include works in different art fields. In this framework, high quality theoretical and applied articles are going to be published. The views and works of artists, academicians, researchers and professionals working in all fileds of arts are brought together.
Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
REBOOT • REPURPOSE • RECYCLE
September 12-14, 2019
University of Oregon in Portland
Portland, Oregon, USA
Keynote: Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University
CFP Panel at the 2019 South Atlantic MLA conference (Atlanta, GA: Nov. 8 - 10) Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies.
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference
7-10 November 2019
VICTORIAN STAKES AND STAKEHOLDERS
The Cinema of Kenneth Branagh
Adaptations, Retellings and Reevaluations
By Sabine Planka & Feryal Cubukcu
We are pleased to announce professors Andrew Zolides, Basuli Deb, and Alex Symons as the keynote speakers for the 2019 CMCS conference in New York City. Best presented papers will be published in the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies@IntellectBooks. University library/individual subscription options are below.
Extended abstract deadline: March 18, 2019
NYC 2019 CMCS 8th International Conference
Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics
Terrace Club at Club Quarters
New York City, USA
Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1
Dr. Daniel Farr, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Kennesaw State University (email@example.com) https://chss.kennesaw.edu/scj/about/faculty-staff.php
Dr. Melanie D. Holm, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (firstname.lastname@example.org) https://www.iup.edu/english/faculty/permanent-faculty/holm,-melanie/
Project Contact email: GrimmCollection@gmail.com
A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick
Edited by Elsa Colombani
Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series
edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna
Both Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault took the body as an object of critical inquiry but explored it in divergent ways. This collection of essays, under contract with McFarland and Company, will bring together scholars working from Lacanian and Foucaultian perspectives to interrogate the body. Collectively, the papers selected for this volume will aspire to answer, among others, the following questions: how do Lacan and Foucault approach the body, and what new forms of subjectivity emerge when we pay attention to the body? What are we allowed to do to or with our bodies, and what are we allowed to ask others to do to or with our bodies?
The Dickens Society is sponsoring the following panel at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle, WA.
Panel Title: “Mankind Was My Business!:” Dickens and The Exploration of Humanity, Humanism, and Being Human
Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question.
We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our late March to mid-April issue, revolving around aura transference, (re)presentation, (re)production, cultural use values, circulation, digital rhetorics, and New Aesthetics, asking broadly:
Where can we locate Walter Benjamin’s legacy in the digital to post-digital landscape?