Breaking Down Bars: Perspectives on Hip Hop Poetics
15th D.H. Lawrence International Conference, Taos, New Mexico, July 12-17, 2020
2020 MLA Convention, 9-12 January in Seattle; https://www.mla.org/Convention Soliciting papers that draw on recent work in Black Geographies to discuss African American literature from the mid-20th century to the present. Work addressing urban space particularly desired. 500-word abstracts to Dorothy Stringer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 23. Queries also welcome. Thanks a lot, and I'll talk to you tomorrow!
Deadline for Essay Proposals: Rolling, but will accept until June 1, 2019 or until all overview essays are assigned
Deadline for Essay Drafts: January 15, 2020
Deadline for Reference Entries: December 1, 2019
Submissions requested for Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film, and Politics. This project aims to be an accessible, wide-ranging survey of and reference work on dystopian and apocalyptic themes in literature, film, and popular culture. According to the publisher:
Difficulty is a key quality associated with modernist works and a key value associated with modernist theory. T. S. Eliot’s “The Metaphysical Poets” valorizes difficulty’s intellectual and mimetic value, claiming that, because civilization is various and complex, poetry should force or dislocate language into meaning. D. H. Lawrence’s “Morality and the Novel” values emotional difficulty as necessary to the journey toward newness, both in life (“A new relation … will always hurt. So life will always hurt”) and art (“to read a really new novel will always hurt”). Echoing Freud, Lawrence says there will always be “resistance” to newness.
How do we understand black modernisms and modernity? How is a modern black subject constituted? This session invites papers that approach these questions through periodization, intellectual history, aesthetics, or political formations. 250 word abstracts.
To submit an abstract, please e-mail email@example.com
The Pharmakon Symposium
New York University
Friday, 3 May 2019
We invite paper proposals that attempt to seriously engage with the topic of drugs, broadly defined–their cultural, literary, aesthetic, and philosophical ramifications.
Call for Essays: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15
I am looking for proposals for chapters for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film.This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.
Call for papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington.
The Netflix show Umbrella Academy, which is based on the comic book series from 2008/2009, gives superhero stories a new twist as it revolves more around identity quests and the acceptance of powers or the lack thereof within a dysfunctional family environment. Trying to define what it means to be a hero, what it means to have powers, what it means to be human, and what it means to be a family, the protagonists need to start over. They need to overcome their own individual struggles by means of their family to be a family once again.
This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of masculinities that have been left on the margins of mainstream literary narratives, pop culture, and scholarship, including but not limited to: race, class, and/or privilege; body integrity, aesthetics, age, and/or health; masculine relationships and roles; and sexuality. Proposals addressing the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships” are especially welcome. By Thursday 9th May 2019, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Catherine Mainland, NC State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Dr.
RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES
13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies
May 31−June 1, 2019
North American Department,
Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Debrecen
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction
7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)
Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA)
Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)
Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)
Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)
Call For Papers: “The Job of the Writer is to Make Revolution Irresistible:” Critical Perspectives on Toni Cade Bambara
Khalilah Ali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor English
Clayton State University
Dr. Khalilah Ali
Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing
Department of English
2000 Clayton State Blvd., G110-E
Morrow, GA 30260
Arts and Sciences Bldg. 110-E
“Literature and Post-Political Theory”
MLA 2020 Panel
This MLA panel seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and literary studies. The main question the panel aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?
The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19, 2019) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Proposals addressing any topic in critical thinking and/or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are welcome. To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: https://www.quctl.com/conference-call
Dr. Claire Clivaz, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (Lausanne, CH), Vital-IT
Dr. Garrick V. Allen, Dublin City University (Ireland)
"Open Theology" (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue "Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies and Theology".
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)
Late Romanticism, Past and Present
University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019
- Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
- Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
- Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
CFP for Proposed Panel: MSA Toronto
Title: "Modernism, Disaster, and Nothingness"
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I wanted to inform the list that the NEPCA conference destination has been announced for November 15-16th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. We're looking forward to a great conference and have opened up the call for papers.
We have been a well-attended conference for years that offers a welcoming, encouraging and (reasonably) affordable event for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars of all experience to present their current and forthcoming research.
The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.
Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.
Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
11-12 October 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Call for Papers for a proposed guaranteed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This roundtable panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.
Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.
With a cinematic legacy that traces back to the silent film era, the horror-comedy hybrid is a cornerstone of American filmmaking and yet, it is a particularly difficult sub-genre to pin down. By representing what Noël Carroll referred to as opposite sides of the same coin, horror and humor tap into similar aspects of cultural dread in order to create in audiences the specific physiological experiences of fear and laughter, respectively. Horror-comedy films speak to our emotional connection to film and yet, there is limited critical analysis devoted to this sub-genre. This edited collection is our answer to that oversight.
*Submit your Review* We always welcome reviews on recent releases in Gender Studies! Submitted reviews should conform to current MLA Style (8th edition), have numbered paragraphs, and should be between 750 and 1,000 words in length. Please note that the reviewed releases ought to be no older than 24 months. In most cases, we are able to secure a review copy for contributors. Gender Forum's ongoing review section also invites critical reviews (750-1000 words) of films (from narrative feature to short films to documentaries), TV and web series, music videos, or any kind of (audio-)visual media with a strong relation to gender, feminist, and queer issues. Please not that your review should work as a critical inquiry and analysis.