Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention
October 8-10, 2020
Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel
English Nineteenth-Century Panel
The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as:
Routledge Companion to Global Literary Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century
Spectral Visions Press is now accepting submissions for The End is Here: A Book about the Apocalypse. We want to hear your unique take on the fall of civilisation, we want to see your visions of our potential future, and we want to journey into your dystopic worlds. If you have a story or poem that fits the brief, start submitting.
• Minimum 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry.
• Submissions should be formatted as a word document; we cannot work with pdf.
• Submissions should be double-spaced, use a neutral font style, and font size of eleven.
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15.
This session addresses tensions between efforts to combat injustice or silencing through literary/artistic representation and dangers of appropriating other people’s stories; formal strategies that negotiate the dangers of appropriation; ways of asserting responsibility to the people depicted on the page rather than authority over their stories. Discussion of all genres and media welcome. Please send 250w abstract and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by March 15.
This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of the human condition, particularly aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, and religious values. We welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and especially interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Reviews of books, films, and exhibits are also welcome.
Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present Graduate Student Conference October 2-3, 2020
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Call for Papers
****This is a CFP for MLA 2021*** In Habeas Viscus (2014), Alexander Weheliye invokes metonyms of Nazism, European colonialism, and American slavery, revising Paul Gilroy to argue, "the concentration camp, the colonial outpost, and the slave plantation suggest three of many relay points in the weave of modern politics, which are neither exceptional nor comparable, but simply relational." However, where Gilroy and Weheliye are particularly interested in how colonial practices preceded and underwrote fascism, they also raise the question of how fascism relates and returns to America. Over the past six years, beginning with Christopher Vials's Haunted by Hitler (2014), there have been a number of significant scholarly works that
RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Creative WorkSouth Asia is well known for its enormous creative output in terms of fiction. We invite creative writers to submit short fiction (not more than 3000 words) to be read as part of a panel that represents the theme of identity. Selections from a larger work that speaks directly to some aspect of identity specific to the region, or a stand-alone short piece are welcome. Please note that due to time constraints, each author will be given no more than 20 minutes to read their work. RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Critical AnalysisWe invite papers on the broad theme of how cultural texts deal with nationalism in the twenty first century.
A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam
Edited by Ian Bekker, Sabine Planka and Philip van der Merwe
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area
Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020
Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Ninth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 22–23 May, 2020.
For the ninth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND NATURE
“THIS THING OF DARKNESS”
THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE – 15 JUNE, 2020
A Graduate Conference Organized by the OVALE Research Team
Research Centre VALE, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université
"Movement through Arthurian Legend"
Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?
We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:
Critical Misanthropy: A Symposium
15th May 2020
University of Amsterdam
Organizers: Emelia Quinn and Eva Meijer
Keynote speaker: Robert McKay
CFP CLOSING SOONEdited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and AuthorshipEditors: Dr. Melanie Robson (UNSW Sydney), Dr. Jessica Ford (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Dr. Phoebe Macrossan (Queensland University of Technology)In his 20 years in the US television industry Ryan Murphy has amassed a large and diverse body of television work. Murphy exemplifies the modern TV mogul, operating as an executive producer, creator, showrunner, writer and director on a wide range of series.
Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020
Submissions by 15 June 2020
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions for the following sponsored roundtable and papers sessions to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020.
“Trauma and Horror”
ELN (English Language Notes) 59.2, Fall 2021 (Duke University Press)
Editor: Kelly Hurley, University of Colorado at Boulder
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel taking place at the 2020 South Central Modern Language Association annual conference. The conference will be held in Houston, TX, on October 8-10. We welcome papers on any and all non-dramatic literary Renaissance works, including works from the English Renaissance/Early Modern period. From Machiavelli to Milton and Cervantes to Stanley, all works of poetry and prose are open for consideration. Neither the conference nor the panel have a theme, so we welcome papers with a wide range of topics. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 10, 2020. Please email your 250-word abstracts to chair Ali Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention
October 8-10, 2020
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020
WILLIAM O'FARRELL FELLOWSHIP 2020Northeast Historic Film, Maine www.oldfilm.org_____________________________________________________________________________Northeast Historic Film announces the eleventh year of the William O’Farrell Fellowship, awarded toan individual engaged in research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on movingimage history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film.
This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
November 5-8, 2020
“Cultures of Collectivity”
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of cultural collectivity in 19th century Britain.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
CFP: Visualizing Cultures and Collectivity in the Classroom: Teaching Graphic Narratives (MMLA 2020)
Detective fiction has historically been dominated by male individuals who represent a raced, classed, and gendered form of knowledge. From Sherlock Holmes to twentieth-century figures such as Hercule Poirot and Sam Spade, the iconic detective has traditionally been embodied by a white man, with characteristics that echo Anglo-European colonialist discourse: the detective deduces, discovers, pursues, and reveals; he is full of agency and reason, bringing meaning and order to darkness and mystery.
From ‘city symphonies’ to the German querschnitt or ‘cross-section’ films of the 1920s and 1930s, cinema and the modernist city are tightly bound in a catalytic dialogic.
Human/Kind Press seeks submissions of craft essays for an anthology exploring connections between identity and narrative craft. How can a marginalized identity bring a new perspective to how writing works? How can a marginalized identity challenge and/or complicate an old idea about how writing works? Essays should explore the connection between at least one marginalized identity and one craft element of fiction (such as characterization, interiority, or verisimilitude). This anthology seeks to give a platform to writers of diverse backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to queer writers, writers of color, and disabled/chronically ill writers. 1,500-4,500 word craft essays accepted. No submission fee. Contributors will be paid $20.
Back Talk: Women’s Writing, Modernism and Resistance
The Third Modernist Network Cymru Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
17-18 June 2020
Keynote speakers: Prof. Kirsti Bohata (CREW, Swansea University), Prof. Diana Wallace (University of South Wales)
Co-organised by Josie Cray, Elizabeth English and Siriol McAvoy