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EXTENDED: CFP, Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:46pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.

This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:08pm
Purdue University Literature, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.

W.D. Howells Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2020 (UPDATED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:50am
W.D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.

 

HOWELLS OUT WEST

Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Washington Irving - Open Topic (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:36am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The Washington Irving Society (WIS) invites proposals for any topic related to the study of Irving's writings, historical contexts, or contemporaries for the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020. All critical approaches are welcome.  

Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 27th, 2020.

Language, Culture, Environment Journal

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:30pm
Vivienne Westbrook / KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

EDITORIAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Culture, Environment (co-edited by Dr. Vivienne Westbrook, Professor of English & Cultural Studies at KIMEP University and John Westbrook, Senior Lecturer at KIMEP University) is currently inviting submissions for the inaugural edition of this important new journal. The title of this issue will be  2020: Retrospect, Revision and Vision. https://kimep.kz/lcej/

The Urban Question

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:38pm
Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis Urban Humanities Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020

THE URBAN QUESTION
Hosted by The Urban Humanities Working Group
Center for Cultural Analysis
Rutgers University
17 April 2020

Deadline Extended! Popular Culture Association of Canada Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 2:30pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Deadline Extended!!

Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada

May 7-9, 2020

Concordia University, Montreal, QC

"Pop and Politics: State of the Field/State of the World"

After a one-year hiatus, the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada is back and looking forward—as well as up, left, right, down, and back. For our 9th annual conference, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, QC from May 7th-9th, 2020, we’re reflecting on the state of our field by inviting discussion on the relationship between popular culture and politics, broadly conceived.

Deadline Update! Intersections: linguistic, literary and cultural encounters in English studies, 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:01am
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, The Polish Association for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Institute of Literary Studies and Institute of Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Polish Association for the Study of English have the honour to invite all scholars working within the area of English studies to the 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English, which will take place in Lublin on 25-27 June 2020.

The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:44am
The 15th ESSE Conference - The European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Please notice updated DEADLINE of 30 January 2020 to comply with organizational requirements at ESSE

The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
The 15th ESSE Conference. Lyon, August 31 – September 4 2020

Seminar 29: The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)

Narrative Essays from Queer Mormons

updated: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 3:47pm
QMW Project
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

For a lot of complicated reasons, the main queer Mormon stories people hear are those of cis gay men. We would like to make available the other stories.

We are seeking narrative essays from queer Mormons, no longer practicing Mormons, and Mormon-adjacent people. We are interested in the stories of queer women, trans and nonbinary people, intersex people, asexual people, and queer polyamorous women. 

 

The four subject areas we are looking at are the following:

1) Identity

2) Relationships

3) Shame/Suicide/The Closet

EXTENDED: CFP, Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 8:43am
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

Roundtable Deadline Extended: Kurt Vonnegut Panels at the ALA

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:15pm
Tom Hertweck, Vice President / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Vonnegut Society has extended its deadline for proposals for the roundable portion of our program, "Whither Vonnegut Studies?" as detailed below, due by 21 January.  The original CFP follows the roundtable information.  Please consider submitting!

Roundtable: Whither Vonnegut Scholarship?

This roundtable will consider past, current, and future trajectories for Vonnegut scholarship. Presentations will be 4-8 minutes (depending on the number of participants) using these brief statements on the current state of Vonnegut studies as a stepping-off point for further discussion. Though any angle will be considered, topics of particular interest could include:

WSU SJCON Doing Social Justice: Reclaiming Space and Place

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:01pm
WSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Social Justice Conference (WSU SJCON)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Washington State University will be hosting its inaugural Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Social Justice on March 6th-7th, 2020 at WSU's Pullman, WA campus.  Our theme for this year’s conference is Doing Social Justice: Reclaiming Space and Place. We seek proposals that look at the ways that space interacts and intersects with social justice action and activism. Please submit proposals to the following link: https://forms.gle/nfTfryABUFoSsTpo8. The submission deadline is January 24th, 2020.   CFP Details:  

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** - The 26th Annual Disjunctions Graduate Student Conference: "Read for Filth"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:14pm
University of California, Riverside/English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019

Contact email: disjunctions2020@gmail.com

Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020

Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014)  and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)

 

“Always read good books...and bad people.”

  • TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer 

Nordic Irish Studies journal - articles for regular issue (05/01/2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:29pm
Carmen Zamorano Llena / Dalarna University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2020 regular issue (December 2020). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.

 

The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.

 

Generation X: Studies in Culture, Demographics and Media Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:58am
Thomas Pace, John Carroll University; Elwood Watson, East Tennessee State
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are soliciting manuscripts for monographs or edited collections that examine the topic of Generation X for our new series titled Generation X :  Studies in Culture, Demographics, and Media Representation.  Academics and non-academics alike from all generational backgrounds are welcomed to submit abstracts and/or completed manuscripts for review. Projects will be published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:58am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

 

 

Imagining Communities, Multilingually

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:57am
University of Groningen / Campus Fryslân
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

 

Special issue title: Imagining Communities, Multilingually

Journal: parallax

 

Edited by Jesse van Amelsvoort (University of Groningen/Campus Fryslân, NL) and Nicoletta Pireddu (Georgetown University, USA)

 

Utopia 2020: Plans for the New World Order

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:57am
Florida State University, Graduate Literature Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.” - Victor Hugo

 

A Graduate Conference at Florida State University, Saturday April 4th.

Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:56am
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:

Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.


Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020

 

Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

 

Confirmed Plenaries: 

 

Revisiting Poe's Poems

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021

 

The Scandal of Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Taking its cue from Lawrence Venuti's work on the scandal of translation, the ways that translations of texts originally produced in other languages carry the power to affront the norms and assumptions of both source and target languages and cultures, this roundtable for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's conference, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, 13–15 November 2020, welcomes submissions on either particularly scandalous adaptations or the scandal of adaptation generally.

Tattoos, Literature and the Law

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
La littérature dans la peau (Université Paris 8 et Université UPHF Valenciennes)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

 

This conference is part of the collaborative project "La littérature dans la peau" organized by the Université Paris 8 and the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes.

The aim of the project is to foster scholarly exchanges and explore how literature and tattooing practices intersect via the reproduction on the skin of texts, quotes, illustrations, portraits of authors or characters, autographs, ornamental symbols and signs.

How does fiction address the legality of tattoos?

How does it represent tattooed characters on the wrong side of the law?

How do tattoos celebrate the law?

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