“A thing is when it isn’t doing”, writes Brian Massumi in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (2002: 6). But the thing is always doing, so much so that the thing, any-thing, is constituted through the doing. Every-thing is fundamentally relational. Given this starting point, the key terms of the onto-politico-aesthetic debate change; they are: affect, immanence, movement, intensity, emergence, becoming, event, virtual, nature-culture, space-time.
Call for Papers
“Faith/Fashion/Forward: `Dress’ and the Sacred”
A Special Issue of Religion and the Arts
Guest Editor: Frederick S. Roden
This is a one-time special area for the 2020 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference.
Conference is in Albquerque, New Mexico, February 19-22, 2020.
The Area Chair for Good Omens welcomes and considers any and all proposals related to the book, the series, or both. Proposals are especially encouraged on the following topics:
Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 20, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 2 - November, 2019
Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.
NeMLA 2020 Seminar
Boston, March 5-8, 2020
This seminar seeks to explore the current engagements with "New Sincerity" in literature from Central and Eastern Europe. It expands the geographic borders of discourses on "New Sincerity" by moving beyond the North American and post-Soviet contexts. It also aims to examine the changes to the "New Sincerity" aesthetic in an age of "post-truth" and more than two decades after David Foster Wallace’s call for writers who are "too sincere."
Cities, as entry points and destinations for migrants, have long been represented culturally as places of vibrant interaction, struggles for assimilation, housing and employment exclusion, and dangerous infiltration. For instance, the official city celebrations of the diverse immigrant populations who have shaped and re-shaped the cityscape can lead to cultural amnesia or ignorance of the conditions that created neighborhoods like New York’s Harlem, San Francisco’s Castro, or London’s Spitalfields.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Convention 2020
(Un)natural Selection: Adapting to Changing Environments in Literature, Media, Film
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following panel to be held at the 2020 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Diego, CA:
This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.
Call for Papers:
78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.
A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, United Kingdom and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.
June 3 & 4, 2020, The Robert E. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, University of Minnesota, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University.
Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.
“I am all for putting new wine in old
bottles, especially if the pressure of the new one
makes the old bottles explode”
“Notes from the Front Line”
War narratives are subject to emphases, orientations and points of view that give a particular flavour to wars fought by populations (anonymously, individually and/or hidden in an organisation, secret or not) and by the military (from high command to the ‘unknown soldier’). Such accounts evolve with the benefit of hindsight, the writing of history textbooks and the constant (re)interpretations of archives (new or not) and the official version a country wishes to put forward according to its political agendas and visions of patriotism, citizenship and human rights, or its diplomatic or international policy objectives.
CFP: Over*Flow: Responses to Breaking TV & Media News
ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, May 30-June 5, 2020
The CUNY Games Conference 6.0
A three-day event to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education.
January 15-17, 2020, at the CUNY Graduate Center
and the Borough of Manhattan Community College
Call for Proposals -- due Oct. 20, 2019
We invite all involved in higher education pedagogy — faculty, administrators, graduate students, undergraduates, and game designers — to submit a talk or poster on the theory and practice of play and games. We also welcome game demos and playtesting that focus on higher education.
Políticas del colectivo: Organización y trabajo colaborativo como prácticas de creación en América Latina y la Península Ibérica
Edited Volume CFP
Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century
Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.
In the past decade, modernist studies has been animated by the issue of periodization. As a concept, modernism has been projected backwards and forwards in space and time. Attempts to clarify the “when” of modernism have ultimately led modernist studies to the doorstep of contemporary. If we now have late modernism, metamodernism, and cosmodernism broaching the present, we also have arguments “against periodization” (Hayot), proposals for “literary transhistory” (Bronstein), and assertions that modernism is nothing more nor less than the “creative and expressive domain” of any modernity (Friedman). But what does it mean to propose the contemporaneity of modernism when modernism itself is being detached from time and history?
Call for papers: National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts
19-21 December, 2019
Department of English, Dibrugarh University
Call for Papers, Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2020
March 26-18, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
ATTENDING TO LITERATURE
We invite paper proposals for a British Academy funded interdisciplinary symposium on the concept of attention, to be held at the University of Nottingham School of English on the 3rd December. The symposium has three aims:
1. To allow researchers who work on similar questions from different disciplines to interact for the purpose of developing future collaborations and networks;
2. To provide a training opportunity for ECRs in engagement and outreach, allowing participants to practice bringing the specifics of their research to bear on an issue of public concern (attention);
"Marianne Moore and the Archives"
The University at Buffalo
will host a conference on Marianne Moore
May 22-24, 2020
Call for proposals:
"Marianne Moore and the Archives" will focus on Moore in relation to archival collection practices, broadly understood.
We encourage proposals drawing on research collections at the Rosenbach or on the Marianne Moore Digital Archive but also proposals on Moore's appearance in other modernist archives, in relation to networks of her friends and peers, to current theories and practices of archiving, or on Moore herself as a librarian, a collector, and a self-archivist.
Within the current political discourse and political turmoil, representation of women’s races, identities, cultures, precisely of minority women, continue to be under discussion. Women critics and writers have discussed and examined how current political discourse have changed the understanding of identity in connection with ethnicity, race, color, and language. Identity is formed and shaped by culture, beliefs, race, ethnicity, and space among several other factors. Stuart Hall argues “Identity is never complete, always in process, and always constituted within, not outside, representation.” With this in mind, how complex then this process of construction becomes when color, race, or religion emerges as defining factor of whether or not one belongs?
12th-Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate Conference
Date: April 17, 2020
Keynote: Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College), author of
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (2015)
Global climate change is perhaps the most serious threat human beings have ever faced. Human-caused global warming is already upon us with increased temperatures, extreme weather events, massive storms, unprecedented drought, flooding, wildfires, melting ice, sea rise, warming and acidification of oceans, and growing animal extinctions. Scientists now predict that, within a generation, planetary catastrophes may significantly disrupt global food production, create unlivable temperatures in many regions, submerge cities, and create hundreds of millions of refugees. Unchecked, climate change has apocalyptic consequences not only for human beings, but for all life on earth.
CfP: The Sound of the Past
What is the role of sound in historical fictions? How can we try to replicate what the world sounded like in the past? What is the role of music in period dramas? Why are contemporary musicals with historical settings so popular? How can sound be described in historical novels?
“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.