Papers will consider how American theatre and drama of any period addresses empathy as part of the human experience. What notions of empathy are sedimented into traditional form(s) and/or by what practices do American plays re-humanize compassion for “the other?” Do American plays invite us to recognize “the other” in ourselves? How might empathy, compassion, and humanism help us to ask new questions regarding American theatre’s past, present, and future - such as how American plays refashion Classical ideas about dramatic catharsis? Conversely, panelists might pursue lines of inquiry, Brechtian or otherwise, which ask readers and audiences to consider a politicized theatrical “awakening” as an empathetic act.
The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate student journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students to submit content on the theme “Crossing the Line” for our Spring 2019 issue. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15. You can find our CFP as well as more about our journal here: https://www.bu.edu/sequitur/.
SEQUITUR Issue 5, 2
CFP: “Crossing the Line”
Deadline: February 15
Teaching Graphic Narratives
Graphic narratives offer a wide variety of doubles and doppelgängers. Secret superhero identities and Gothic doubles create unique possibilities for exploring the self, power, perception, and the potential for other realities, while graphic narrative adaptations of a literary work highlight other ways of seeing and interacting with a text. Graphic narratives encompass worlds beyond fiction as well, with graphic memoirs and textbooks in a wide range of fields from rhetoric to literary theory, history, and science.
MLA 2020: Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture
Non-guaranteed session co-sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature forum and the Disability Studies forum
***This is for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019, November 7-10, 2019 in Honolulu***
MLA Special SessionJanuary 9-12, 2020Seattle, WA CALL FOR PROPOSALS As PhDs in the humanities increasingly find (and are increasingly encouraged to find) careers outside of the academy, this proposed special session for the 2020 MLA Convention aims to look beyond advising models and programmatic changes and asks how professional organizations like MLA or other academic adjacent institutions can support independent scholarship. What stigma does the "independent scholar" label carry?
Katherine Mansfield: Inspirations and Influences
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland 5-7 July 2019
An international conference organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Supported by Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
Trnava University, Slovakia
The New Zealand Embassy, Warsaw
and the University of Northampton, UK
Professor Kirsty Gunn, University of Dundee, UK
Further keynote speakers to be announced.
The journal, Humanities, is now accepting proposals for a special issue on "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age." The deadline for the proposal is Janauary 31, 2019.
“What end is served in abstracting the glimmer of numinosity, the summons to awe…from its particular histories, institutions, communities, struggles?”
—Tracy Fessenden, “The Problem of the Postsecular”
Trust: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
We live in a time when manipulated images, partisan reporting, and allegations of ‘fake news’ make it increasingly difficult to determine whether individuals and institutions are worthy of our trust. Trust is akin to a leap of faith that depends on a combination of experience, intuition, bravery and sheer hope. As Alphonse Lingis observes, ‘[…] to trust you is to go beyond what I know and to hold on to the real individual that is you.” Interpersonal trust circumvents the uncertainties that may put relationships at risk and transforms these into the most wondrous of alliances as doubt turns to rapture.
Locations and Dislocations: Places and Spaces in Contemporary Women’s Writing
International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference
3-5 July 2019, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Call for Papers
The International Harold Pinter Society is seeking presentations for panels to be held at the MMLA in Chicago on 14-17 November 2019
(Re)Pinter: Riffs, Recreations, and Reproductions
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 12 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
celebrating the centenary of the publication of
Bliss and Other Stories (1920)
Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK
Working-Class Literature in Finland and Finnish America
In 2019, September 20–22, the site for FinnFest USA is Detroit, Michigan, the United States capital of the automobile industry. People of Finnish origin have been a part of this industry, creating a significant Finnish community in Detroit between the 1920s and the 1950s. Even today, Detroit remains one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States for people of Finnish origin. Finnish Americans were an integral part of the industrial history of the United States and deeply engaged in urban America and its factory work.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to email@example.com.
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 24–25 May, 2019.
For the eighth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, PLAY AND GAMES
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
“Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology” Published by IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia invites proposals for presentations and workshops for our first conference to be held September 6-8, 2019 in Wheeling, West Virginia.
We are seeking proposals for chapters for a new edited collection titled “The Heroine's Tale: Reimagining The Female Hero's Journey in the New Millennium.” This collection considers the role of the contemporary heroine, aiming to take stock of existing conversations and debates related to cultural and creative representations of heroines and heroinism and providing the basis for new directions of inquiry.
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels for the fourth annual Fear 2000 conference at Sheffield Hallam University – Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities, the conference will investigate international horror in the twenty-first century.
May 17-19, 2019
Keynote: Bruno Bosteels (Columbia University), “Theory and History of the Subject”
Penumbra: Call for papers, creative fiction/non-fiction, poetry, artwork deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2019 full name / name of organization: Penumbra, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Call for Chapter Proposals
Book Title: Lit-Rock: Literary Capital in Popular Music
Editor: J. Ryan Hibbett, Northern Illinois University
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019
UNCG’s EGSA 2019 Graduate Conference
#UsToo: Intersectional Approaches to Subversion and Resistance
March 23, 2019
Subversion and resistance have become two main preoccupations for our current Western society, where social media movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter are empowering some who have routinely been silenced in a variety of ways to “speak out” against their oppressors. Throughout the recent history of civilizations, dominant racial, sexed/gendered, linguistic, and religious power structures have discouraged and/or impeded oppressed peoples from speaking out; nevertheless, they have persisted.
This CFP seeks co-panelists for a proposed panel at the upcoming Modernist Studies Association conference (Oct 17-20) in Toronto, ON.
CFP: Southeast Asian Gothic
This is an additional Call for Papers for the edited collection on Southeast Asian Gothic (eds. Katarzyna Ancuta, Mary J. Ainslie and Andrew Hock Soon Ng) planned for submission to the University of Wales Press.
We are particularly looking for submissions related to Indonesian, Vietnamese and Philippine literature, and Malaysian cinema, as well as Southeast Asian art, visual culture, and popular culture.
Below is the original CFP:
EJOLLS is an annual journal which receives manuscripts throughout the year. Its volume 12 is billed to be out in the first quarter of 2019. Interested scholars, critics, and practitioners in the broad areas of literary and language studies are encouraged to submit manuscripts in English as the only preferred language. Contributions have to be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Contributors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines:
Cross-Border Kinship and Networks of Support
2019 NWSA Annual Conference
San Francisco, CA - Nov. 14-17
Subtheme Seven: Art, Performance, Literary, and Visual Culture
I seek abstracts of 250-300 words to assemble a panel for NWSA on cultural studies representations of transnational, transcultural families. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- queer kinship and family of choice
- migration, diaspora and refugee studies
Call for Papers: Southeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
Revenants: Christ, Time, and the Twenty-First Century
June 6-8, 2019
Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Keynote Speaker: William Tate, Covenant College
Scholars from a variety of backgrounds have demonstrated how the world’s oceans challenge dominant epistemologies (Steinberg 2013; DeLoughrey 2017), demanding new approaches that are both contingent and interdisciplinary. In their manifesto, Our Mother Ocean (2014), Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Monica Chilese detail how large segments of the seawaters of this planet have been privatized and toxified, driving ocean-going life forms (both human and non-human) to extinction or relocation.
2nd Global Conference
Fashion, Performance and Photography
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project