all recent posts

Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 2:25pm
PULSE: the Journal of Science and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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.

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:19pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rocky Mountain
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:

The End is Here - Creative Writing Collection

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:01pm
Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

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.

Cultural History; PAMLA (November 12-15, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

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.

 

Voice, Silencing, and Appropriation (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Lisa Propst / Clarkson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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 lpropst@clarkson.edu and ewulanda@clarkson.edu 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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Society for Values in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

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

MLA 2021: The Position of Fascism in American Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Modern Language Association Annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 ****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

South Asia and Its Diaspora, RMMLA 2020 Boulder, Colorado

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
Dr. Sabine Planka
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam

Edited by Ian Bekker, Sabine Planka and Philip van der Merwe

 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND NATURE: Ninth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
Alfa BK University (Belgrade, Serbia), Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear colleagues,

 

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
OVALE Graduate Research Team (Research Centre VALE) - Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 6, 2020

“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" Bangor English Medievalism Transformed 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
School of English, Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Critical Misanthropy: A Symposium

15th May 2020

University of Amsterdam

Organizers: Emelia Quinn and Eva Meijer

Keynote speaker: Robert McKay

 

CFP CLOSING SOON: Edited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and Authorship

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
Melanie Robson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

“Trauma and Horror”

ELN (English Language Notes) 59.2, Fall 2021 (Duke University Press)

Editor: Kelly Hurley, University of Colorado at Boulder

SCMLA - Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

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 mwebb26@lsu.edu.

“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, CO

 

Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020

 

William S. O'Farrell Fellowship, Northeast Historic Film

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Northeast Historic Film
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 5, 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.

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Lauren Mamolite / Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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 lauren.mamolite@wagner.edu

"Victorian Cultures of Collectivity" at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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:

Feminist Detection in Contemporary Literature, Media, and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Sara K. Day, Sonya Sawyer Fritz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 3, 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.

Close Up Encounters: Film, Modernism & the Metropolis MSA 2020 Panel

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Polly Hember (Royal Holloway, University of London)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

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.

Anthology Call: Craft Essays from Marginalized Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Human/Kind Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Modernist Network Cymru
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

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

 

Pages