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'An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:37am
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

‘An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel’

Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 15-16th October 2021

Call for Papers

MLA 2021 The Ethical Turn in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies (deadline 3/1/2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:09pm
Gabrielle Owen / Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

This non-guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association names and reflects on a recent shift in the fields of Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies toward questions of ethics regarding children and the effects of categories of age, both present and historical. At its heart, this is a shift away from the exclusive focus on cultural ideas about the child in the work of scholars like Jacqueline Rose and Karín Lesnik-Obserstein toward scholarly work that also considers the lives, texts, and matter of actual children.

Craft Critique Culture - Justice Framed

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:47pm
Craft Critique Culture Conference - University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Craft Critique Culture Conference 2020: Justice Framed

Call for Papers

The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Event date: Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

Abstract deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2020

Categories: interdisciplinary, humanities, arts, literature, language, politics, law, social justice, criminal justice, race, gender, LGBTQ+, resistance

Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:58pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences. 

Conference: British Travels to Germany (September 3-5, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:08am
Prinz Albert Gesellschaft (Coburg, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

For centuries, the close ties between Britain and Germany have found expression not least on the level of personal travel. Travellers came from Britain to Germany for a host of occasions and with the most diverse aims, expectations, and preconceptions. This conference explores the reports produced about their experiences in German lands by travellers from England, Scotland, and Ireland since the Middle Ages.

Extended Deadline! 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Session CFP

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:15am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - EXTENDED DEADLINE (02/24/20)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conference theme: “City of God, City of Destruction”

Extended Deadline! 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Conference Theme

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:13am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

Extended Deadline (02/24/20)
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by February 24, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:08pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

Wed., May 27

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.

Workshop

Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24

Notification of acceptance: Early March

MMLA 2020 Conference - Cultures of Collectivity

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”  We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.

General call for contributions

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Dutch Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports. 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:14pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

 

The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

www.aepl.org; aeplconf2020@gmail.com

June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

‘ARTPOLITICAL’ – MARGARET ATWOOD'S AESTHETICS

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:45pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany

Convenors:       Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)

"Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene" UIGEC

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:44pm
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

The University of Idaho invites the submission of abstracts (250-300 words) on the theme of “Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene” for the 9th annual UI Graduate English Conference, scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. 

 

Documentary Poetry: "A Canadian Genre"? MLA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:41pm
Claire Grandy / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This roundtable for the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto invites participants to briefly present and discuss documentary poetry by Canadian and First Nations writers. We particularly invite papers relating to questions of political activism, historical revisionism, and archival materials. Please send 250-word abstracts to Claire Grandy (claire_grandy@brown.edu) and Whitney DeVos (wdevos@ucsc.edu) by March 16th.

 

Blogging Rebecca West

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Blogging Rebecca West

The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website: https://rebeccawestsociety.wordpress.com/

We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:

Digital Expressions of the Self

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

International Symposium

on

Digital Expressions of the Self

Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

National Institute of Technology Silchar

 

7-8 December 2020

Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020

 

Years in Cultural Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association, seeks submissions for a unique collection of essays: Years in Cultural Studies.

What forgotten historical moments or contexts shaped the trajectory of cultural studies? How have individual scholars and broader social movements contributed to the cultural studies we know today? The special section ofLateral—“Years in Cultural Studies”—seeks to answer these questions and more through essays that interrogate cultural studies’ diverse, fragmented, and provocative history. Essays in this collection focus on specific years in the history of Cultural Studies.

Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

Medical Humanities-BMJ is seeking blog content for this year's theme: Access

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:28pm
Cristina Hanganu-Bresch
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dear scholars:

 

Medical Humanities--BMJ is seeking content for its affiliated blog on this year’s journal theme: Access. Please see more details here:

https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2020/02/12/seeking-blog-content-on-this-years-theme-access/

We look forward to reading and publishing your work!

 

Thank you,

 

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Blog Content Editor,Medical Humanities

CFP - Book Chapters - Gender in Action Films (1980-now)

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:28pm
Renee Middlemost, University of Wollongong, Steven Gerrard, Leeds Beckett University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 12, 2020

**** Apologies for cross-posting****

 

BOOK – Call for Chapters - Gender in Action Films

Book title: Gender in Action Films (1980-now)

Publisher: Emerald Publishing

Date of Publication: 2022

Editors: Dr Renee Middlemost (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr Steven Gerrard (Leeds Beckett University, UK)

2022 sees the fortieth anniversary of cinematic action icon, John Rambo. From his first outing as an embittered, lonely, scarred relic of the Vietnam War to his latest gung-ho, all-guns blazing, machete-chopping, dynamiting Trump-value supporting outing, Rambo remains an important part of the action film.

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Jesse Wolfe/ California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Rhoda Broughton and Her Contemporaries: A Centenary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.

Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:39am
Angles - SAES
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World (ISSN: 2274-2042) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed open-access journal published bi-annually online by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur). It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, and others.

Angles is currently accepting contributions on any topic associated with the study of the Anglophone world for its upcoming issues.

ReFocus:The International Director Series

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:25pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 27, 2024

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Xavier Dolan, Francis Veber, Teuvo Tulio, Sohrab Shadid Saless, and Pedro Costa, with many more in preparation.

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