Revolt, resistance and hope in European cinema. Allied Organization: Graduate Student Caucus
The GSC is looking for papers exploring the theme of popular uprisings in film, picturing how cinema (documentary, drama and comedy) can translate into political messages. 250-word abstracts by March 14th, 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best regards, M. Leconte.
Revolt, resistance and hope in European cinema. Allied Organization: Graduate Student Caucus
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).
Major civilizations of the world – Indian and Greek – based their models of education on inter-relatedness of various disciplines. However, with the focus on specialization and technology, liberal arts suffered at the expense of science and technology. But recently the discipline of Liberal arts and Human sciences has attained an unprecedented popularity in various Universities all over the world. The present world of the 21st century is strongly underpinned by rapid developments in the field of science and technology and accompanied by the ever-spreading roots of a global economy. The question then arises as to what role liberal education can play in the world mired in technological innovations spawned by globalization.
Constructions of masculinities in neoliberal South Asia; how are toxicity and fragility deployed alongside caste,class, regional, national and global vectors. 300 word proposal by 15 March 2018; Amrita De (email@example.com).
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than April 5, 2018.
Roundtable on how critical race theory can shape the disciplinary futures of Victorian Studies (non-guaranteed session). Send 250-word proposals for a 5-minute talk and brief bio by 9 March 2018 to Dr. Ronjaunee Chatterjee (email@example.com).
Modern Language Association 2019 Conference Panel Proposal
Chicago, 3–6 January 2019
Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia
This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.
May 18 and 19, 2018
Our inheritance of the open is vast. On the crest of Mallarmé’s “indefinite regions / of the wave” came an invitation to work ‘in the open’. Modernism’s fall into individualism and the palimpsest modeling of the postmodern has encouraged poetry’s relationship to the page to be one of renovation and, as Charles Olson signaled, of activity, setting in place “a whole series of new recognitions.” Here, the open poem’s unfixed nature is ally to forces continually shaped by tensions. And in this, Olson’s open field machinery – the energy of the projective, is still with us.
Deploying the broad catch-all of ‘metaphysics’, this conference will explore SF’s lost history of engagement with myth, magic, religion and the supernatural. Central areas of focus will include an assessment of what role (if any) metaphysical phenomena have played in science fiction, and to what degree SF can be distanced from the spiritual, supernatural and numinous concerns of other literatures of the fantastic. Assessing SF’s complex relationship with the metaphysical opens into many productive areas of inquiry: How can science fictional texts help us understand broader cultural processes of knowledge formation and paradigm shift?
Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference
Messengers from the Stars: Episode V – “Fragments of Humanity”
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
November 29-30, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
In preparation for the Centenary of Armistice Day, this panel welcomes proposals on texts and documents that are considered “marginal” to the British and Irish cultural histories of the First World War. This panel welcomes proposals on English-language literary texts, and contemporaneous authors, that exist outside the canon of First World War scholarship. Additionally, this panel welcomes proposals on extraliterary materials written during or about the war; these include manuscripts of canonical and non-canonical texts, fragments, juvenilia, correspondence, and reviews. Proposals on the print cultures and sociologies of the First World War are also welcome, as is any work on the music, painting, and sculpture produced in response to the war.
The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 51 (4/2018)
Editors: Luz Mar González-Arias (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Monika Glosowitz (University of Silesia, Poland)
Assistant Editor: Miłosz Markiewicz (University of Silesia, Poland)
Writing the Black Country is a blog edited by Dr Paul McDonald and R. M. Francis, from the Centre of Transnational and Transcultural Research at University of Wolverhampton in the UK. It's designed to showcase writing about England's industrial Midlands, and we are interested particularly in poetry and short prose pieces that focus on specific areas within the region.
We're less interested in writing about the region generally, but are looking for site, place or area specific work. For example, using a town, a street, a site as a point of departure or as setting for a work of fiction or poetry.
In time, this blog will transition, becoming an online, interactive literary map.
ISHS invites humour researchers and practitioners to Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss humour from its basic definitions to innovative research and everything in between. Bringing together a variety of scholars, students and creative practitioners, we welcome proposals of papers, posters, special panel contributions, workshops and other academic formats related to humour research or the applications of humour research in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
Abstract submission / registration: www.folklore.ee/ishs2018/
Call for Submissions: Sūdō Journal volume 1, 2018.
“Blood, Sweat and Tears”
We invite scholars, educators, activists, and college students to help create Model UN simulations based off the comic book series The Black Panther. The goal is to create an online archive of Black Panther committee simulations that are made available at no cost to middle schools, high schools, and universities organizing their own Model UN conferences.
Those interested are encouraged to contact Roberto Sirvent at firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting Roberto, please indicate one (or more) of the following that best describes you:
We’d like to invite an art historian, comparatist, or interdisciplinary literary scholar in the field of the environmental humanities to contribute to our edited volume Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts, to be published in the Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature series in 2019. The volume comprises two major national groupings: first, the major Romantic traditions that developed in Germany, Britain, France, and the US; and second, the influence and cross-pollination of these traditions in Russia, China, India, and Japan.
The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.
The idea of a “lost generation” still has a hold on the popular imagination over ninety years after it was popularized via the epigraph of The Sun Also Rises. For literary scholars and historians, though, that idea is critically worn-out if not simply useless. This panel seeks to understand anew this old idea. Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:
How has the idea of the lost generation been critically and historically misunderstood and/or abused?
Please consider the following CFP for the guaranteed session at the 2019 Chicago MLA Convention. Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia
Forum: CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic
What aesthetics (or anesthetics) do diasporic movements into/out of/within Southeast Asia generate? Comparative and multimedia approaches welcomed. 300 word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2018; Cheryl Narumi Naruse (email@example.com).
Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians
Book Publisher: McFarland
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.
Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public library administrator, special, school librarian.
Homeschooling and Libraries
Book Publisher: McFarland
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public,academic librarian, indexer.
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.
Chapter proposals are invited for a volume of essays about songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The editors welcome proposals from scholars in any field: music, music history, English, communications, American studies, sociology, politics, philosophy, religion, marketing, etc. Edited chapters should be 20-25 pages in length (5000-7500 words). Submit typed, double-spaced papers using 12-point Times New Roman font and adhere to the latest updates according to MLA style conventions.
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 45 No. 2 | September 2019
Call for Papers
Our Female Future
Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2018
NEW ORLEANS, LA OCTOBER 17-20, 2018
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submissions accepted until April 2, 2018
In 2018, ASAP/10 celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ASAP and acknowledges the tricentennial of the colonial founding of New Orleans, our host city. ASAP/10 invites proposals from scholars, artists, and other practitioners addressing the contemporary arts since the 1960s in all their forms—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work across disciplines and media that examines the formal, cultural, social, and political dimensions of the arts today.
WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING
Johannes Gutenberg University
5-6 July 2018
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)