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Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:25am
Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques - Panel 10
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

International Conference: Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques (9-11 October 2019, Paris)

Panel 10: Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970

NeMLA 2019: Classical Metanarrative, Aesthetics, and the Creative Process

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY & NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018


Ancient Greece and Rome have had a profound influence on subsequent literature. While our analyses of Classical literature, philosophy, and art often focus on the characters and stories they depict, these works often served as a means to examine the aesthetic process itself. One of the earliest surviving Greek texts, Homer’s Iliad, goes so far as to depict its protagonist Achilles singing of ancient heroes and strumming his lyre as a means of determining the effect of being remembered in epic.

NeMLA 2019: Reading and Writing the Classics in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY & NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has survived for thousands of years. As a result, Classical literary and philosophical works have served as a profound influence on the writings of subsequent time periods. Indeed, in many subsequent time periods, the ability to quote from Classical sources became a marker of status and intelligence. However, many works of ancient Greece and Rome are not wholly original, but in fact flaunt their use of source materials, citing earlier versions of myths and epics. Often, Classical and post-Classical authors would modify their source materials, and we are able to see them not only as writers, but as readers in their own right.

Women and the Natural World in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Olivia Colquitt / Leeds IMC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

This series of sessions proposes to explore the multifarious relationships between women and the natural world in medieval literature. We invite abstracts for papers on medieval texts of any language, genre, and period across the global Middle Ages. We particularly welcome submissions from doctoral candidates, early career researchers, and independent scholars. After receiving all submissions, papers will be organised into a number of linked sessions focussing on more specific topics within the overarching theme of women and the natural world.

Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:

Caribbean Studies Across the Disciplines

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:23am
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal/Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal

 Special Issue for Summer 2019

 

Caribbean Studies Across the Disciplines

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal (ISSN 0271-5058) is a peer-reviewed journal published at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, the nation’s 4th largest Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity in the English Curriculum

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:23am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association, New Orleans Conf., 3/28-30/19, https://www.conftool.pro/cea2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity issues in the English curriculum.  Papers should address topics like the following:  curricular concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, and/or gender-identity readings; selection of materials and modes of presentation; multicultural vs.

Pedagogy: Service Learning in English Courses—Composition and Literature: New Ideas for Relevant Service Learning Components

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:23am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association, New Orleans Conf., 3/28-30/19, https://www.conftool.pro/cea2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on the pedagogical use of service learning in composition or literature courses.  Papers should address issues like the following:  Determining whether service learning projects—and what kinds—are appropriate to course material; matching key components of one’s English course with appropriate service learning projects; establishing relations with off-campus service learning entities; framing project assignments that enhance service learning while maintaining course content integrity; developing an assessment model to measure outcomes.  How many different service learning projects within an English course?  How long should such projects be?  Level of difficulty?  Challenges, risks,

Pedagogy--Stimulating Awareness, Provoking Engagement: Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:23am
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association, New Orleans Conf., 3/28-30/19, https://www.conftool.pro/cea2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

250- to 500-word proposals, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations treating pedagogy on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings.  Metacognition encompasses “learning how we learn” activities and techniques.  Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, student response systems, Smartphones, IPhones, IPads, IPods, social media (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat), whether in F2F, online, or hybrid courses.

ImageTech: Comics and Materiality

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:22am
ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

ImageTech: Comics and Materiality

Special Issue Editors: Madeline B. Gangnes, Megan Fowler, and Jaquelin Elliott

ImageTexT invites authors to submit articles for its special issue, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.”

American Literature: Early and 19th-Century, at CEA 2019, New Orleans, LA

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:22am
Camille Langston / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, American Literature: Early and 19th-Century, at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

George Eliot at 200

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Middlemarch ends by praising those “who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” This was not, of course, the fate of the novel’s author. Born in 1819, George Eliot became one of the best-known writers of Victorian England. In addition to her novels, Eliot wrote on social and religious questions, translated German philosophy and criticism, and lived in an at-the-time scandalous relationship with fellow writer George Henry Lewes. Few regarded Eliot with indifference: Nietzsche called her a “little moralistic female;” Trollope complained that she was “obscure from her too great desire to be pungent;” Woolf said that she created “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.”

Revisiting the Black Parisian Moment

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:20am
The British Library
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Revisiting the Black Parisian Moment: transnational black military, musical and intellectual histories, 1918-19.

 

The British Library

Friday 26 October, 2018

 

SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Moran

 

Registration Cost £20, concessions available.

 

Politics and Ontology

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:26pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"

 

Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)

 

Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

Call for Submissions: Screen Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:29pm
Screen Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces.

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:44pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019

Conference Dates: March 28-30, 2019
Conference Location: Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

The College English Association—a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies—welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature (and the theme of vision/revision) as part of our fiftieth annual conference in March 2019. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

Theopoetics special issue of Literature and Theology journal

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:32am
Anna Fisk / Literature and Theology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The leading interdisciplinary journal Literature and Theology (Oxford University Press) is publishing a special issue on theopoetics.

Submissions are invited on any aspect of this theme, including:

ACLA 2019: The Infinite Freak: Global (De)constructing of Aberration

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:29am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The amount of scholarly literature devoted to the subject of “freaks” is grossly inconsistent with the volume of its uses. The term bears notoriously obscure and contradictory meaning, simultaneously natural and unnatural, common and uncommon, derogatory and complimentary, mythic and empirically determined, strange and familiar, cosmic and socially constructed. In speaking about “freaks” the scholar might feel compelled to substitute the term with one of its many aliases, such as “otherness,” “abnormal,” “alterity,” “anomalous,” or “divergent” but these synonyms impose limits exceeded by the uses of the term, “freaks.” This panel engages in the multiplicity of meaning, condition and consequence inherent in the subject of freaks.

Activism, Advocacy, and the Archive (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:26am
NeMLA 2018 50th Anniversary Convention Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference (2/20-23/19 proposals due 11/1/18)

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:26am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

 

ACLA 2019: "New Comparative Work on the Eurasian and African Diasporas"

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:25am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This seminar convenes scholars working at the intersection of Black diaspora studies and Slavic studies broadly construed—including the Russian Empire and former Soviet Union, Central and Southeast Europe, and Central Asia. Earlier scholarship in Afro-Russian and/or Afro-Eurasian studies has emphasized crucial connections between these two fields, including: the parallel histories of bondage and emancipation in the United States and Russian Empire; the representation of “folk” culture in Russian and African American literatures; Black artists’ and writers’ sojourns in the Soviet Union; and the influence of Russian thought and literature on African diasporic writers in the twentieth century.

Transnational Indigenous Identities

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks papers for the 2019 NEMLA Conference in Washington, D.C.  that investigate transnational Indigenous identities in arts and literatures.  Proposals are only accepted through the NEMLA website.  The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018.

 

Please contact Meredith James jamesm@easternct.edu with any questions regarding submissions.

Call for Papers: The Profession at CEA 3/28-3/30/2019

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:25am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Proposals invited on “The Profession,” especially topics exploring the conference theme of “Vision and Revision.”  Possible ideas may include but are not limited to the following:

-Visionary/revised ways of thinking of professional preparation for the field

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes PCA/ACA

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:24am
PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Wardman Park Marriot

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

Reminder: “Mementos and the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 8:17pm
2019 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Call for Papers, “Mementos and the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot” for “Monuments and Memory,” INCS 2019 (March 21-24, 2019 in Dallas, TX)

Please submit a 250-word abstract by September 5, 2018 to Catherine J. Golden at cgolden@skidmore.edu and Melissa Rampelli at mrampelli@holyfamily.edu

In the thick of it: a study of hair and its intersections with identity, politics, and culture.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:58pm
Darina Pugacheva/Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hair as a source of a serious study and research is often trivialized and overlooked. The Foreword to the volume entitled Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion (2008) expresses the idea that “hair [has] exciting and diverse potential as an academic topic […], so critical analysis of its practice and experience provides a fascinating and engaging entry point to contemporary debates around the body and its fashioning” (ix).  It calls for “a serious approach” to hair, as “a subject area richly deserving of new research” (ix).  Indeed, hair is an exciting field of research that recently, mostly due to the rise of fashion and hairstyles of African diaspora, has started to get more recognition.

NeMLA creative session: Portuguese and/or Canadian texts: Borders, Postcolonialism, Saudade, and 'the North'

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for creative proposals for NeMLA 2018 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

This creative session asks participants to write through a Portuguese and/or Canadian perspective in regards to borders, postcolonialism, saudade or 'the North'. The work focuses on understandings of these themes; the idea is to bring together a blend a contemporary national and/or personal views. The participant should write on either Portugal or Canada; there can be a Luso-Canadian view but this is not required for all entries. The goal is to understand and question nationhood through geography (landscapes), politics (economy), and culture (the self and the community).

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta

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