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Panel for SAMLA 90_Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:05am
SAMLA 90, November 2nd-4th_Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:04am
Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences 

Barcelona, Spain 

5th and 6th October 2018 

This international conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to:

Illustration and Adaptation

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:03am
Illustratio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

 

 CALL FOR PAPERS 

“ILLUSTRATION AND ADAPTATION” 

International conference organised by TIL and ILLUSTR4TIO 

University of Burgundy, 10 & 11 October 2019 

Keynote speakers: Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University, UK) and Dave McKean (artist, UK) 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Consuming Ideas and Producing Culture in Creative Prose: EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:51am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Midwest Modern Language Association will hold its annual conference in gorgeous Kansas City, Missouri, 15-18 November 2018. The conference's theme is "Consuming Cultures."

This year’s permenent MMLA session on creative prose considers how ideas, objects, experiences and cultures are consumed in the act of writing creatively. Specifically, how do creative writers use the ideas around them to produce their creative work? What type of research do they pursue and how do its results filter through the finished product? This session is interested in the ways in which creative writers use the material they find in order to make something new – a product that is in turn itself intended to be consumed.

Queering the End Times

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:57am
Ezra Horbury, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

QUEERING THE END TIMES, June 9th 2018
Abstract deadline: May 6th 2018
University of Cambridge

"I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke." - Søren Kierkegaard

In 2016 and 2017, LGBT homicides more than doubled those of previous years. In 2017, the US President Donald Trump attempted to ban transgender military personnel via twitter. The Doomsday clock is set at two minutes to midnight. In response, the Queer Cultures Research Seminar series (University of Cambridge) is holding a one day conference to address queer engagements with and resistances to the 'end times'.

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:43am
Organizing Committee TTT2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Just Speculating: Economics and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

On 28 June, IASH is hosting Just Speculating, a one-day symposium reflecting on intersections of finance, data, and culture. As part of the event, we welcome proposals for a panel on economics and speculative fiction. Please send a title, a short proposal (about 100 words) or query, together with a bio or a link to online information about your research, to j.walton@bathspa.ac.uk.

Dancing the Blues: An Exploration of Blues Music and Movement

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Chelsea Adams, UNLV, and Dr. Emily Winerock, Shakespeare and Dance Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Full Name / Name of Organization:

Chelsea Adams, University of Nevada Las Vegas, The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

Emily Winerock, Co-Director, Shakespeare and Dance Project

 

Space, Place & Adaptation (New Orleans, 11/29-12/1)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:38pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans

Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table) (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table)

A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

8-10 November 2018

Proposals due by 30 June 2018

 

Monsters and Medievalism (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Monsters and Medievalism

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

8-10 November 2018

Proposals due by 30 June 2018

 

Afrofuturism panel at MMLA: Invitation to submit abstracts, permanent session

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:08pm
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not a reality whose myth are you?” –Sun Ra, Prophetika, Book One

 

Since the publication of Mark Dery’s now-seminal article on Afrofuturism, “Black to the Future” (1993), several critical studies have expanded the concept of black speculative fiction and claimed it as a full-fledged genre of its own. Indeed, the mainstream releases of a graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Marvel’s Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time point to the existence of what we might now might call an “Afrofuturist canon.”

 

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:45am
Pennsylvania English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Pennsylvania English

Volume 40

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

Abstracts due by June 1, 2018 to mtwill@iup.edu

Essays due by September 1, 2018 to mtwill@iup.edu

World Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:23am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

Mixed Race/Superheroes

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:18am
Sika Dagbovie-Mullins and Eric Berlatsky
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Mixed-Race/Superheroes (co-edited by Eric Berlatsky and Sika Dagbovie-Mullins)

Inviting Submissions of Translations, Essays, and Articles

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:17am
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Translation Reviewis a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on any aspect of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English. We are also interested in publishing innovative research related to emerging relationships between translation, music and visual culture, and the digital.

Please see these instructions for authors.

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:15am
Barnard College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

December 1, 2018 

The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard College 

 

 

Plenary Speakers:
 
Lorna Hutson (University of Oxford)
Dyan Elliott (Northwestern University)

 

"Queering Across Borders" Digital Journal Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:14am
Brown University, LGBTQ Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The LGBTQ Center at Brown University is seeking creative and scholarly submissions for the inaugural issue of the graduate journal Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings. In conjunction with the Center’s 2017-2018 Queer Legacy Series, the first issue, “Queering Across Borders,” takes up queer narratives and methods, particularly as they relate to the border, as it might be variously interpreted, and its crossing.

Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:13am
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell (mnpowell@purdue.edu) on or before August 20, 2018.

The Anthropocene and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:48am
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Conference Paper Proposals, “The Anthropocene and Beyond,” Hong Kong, 29 May-1 June 2018. Human society and culture have arrived at a pivotal moment in the production of scientific, economic, psychological, and even artistic and philosophical subjectivity and identity. The different “scales” inherent in the concept of the Anthropocene galvanize both the local and global, inviting academic research to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with unprecedented pace and intensity. The Anthropocene has emerged as the ultimate conceptual horizon of cultural, economic, and political debates, disrupting the whole pattern of our “thought” itself in a radical process of paradigm shift.

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:42am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy

MMLA 2018

 

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: “Consuming Cultures”

The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2018 conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Papers on any topic will be considered, yet participants are welcome to explore this year's conference theme: “Consuming Cultures.” A general description of this theme can be found here.

 

Veterans Studies - Perceptions on the World Stage

updated: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:05pm
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. All the world is a ‘stage’ for military personnel and their families. Their stories and experiences as they ‘act’ in foreign locations is a rich part of human culture that veterans bring with them when they return to civilian life. This special session invites papers that explore the many facets of the military experience including literature, theatre, film, and poetry written about or by military veterans.

Consuming Cultures in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:05am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Critics such as James Kincaid, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Michelle Martin, Philippe Ariès, and Suzanne Linn have written about childhood and adolescence as something we consume, criticize, and commercialize, whilst simultaneously romanticizing and desiring. In Consuming Kids (2004), Suzanne Linn suggests consumerist culture is conducting a “hostile takeover” of childhood and adolescence. While cultural consumption of childhood and adolescence has increased, these spheres are likewise being offered up as commercial commodities across medias. We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of consuming cultures.

PAMLA 2018 Special Session: Magic and Witchcraft on Stage and Screen

updated: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:59am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages,” and we will be contributing papers on ways in which magic and witchcraft have been represented dramatically over the centuries.

 

Fictions of Circulation (journal special issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:15pm
Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Update: I am seeking one replacement article to complete a forthcoming special issue of Papers on Language and Literature

The emphasis for the issue is on examining self-reflexive (even self-theorizing) texts which may be considered "world literature", as described below:

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