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2020 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference: Thresholds and Threshold Concepts

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:52pm
Northern Arizona University Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 19, 2020

2020 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference 

Thresholds and Threshold Concepts 

Saturday, February 29, 2019

 

Call for Papers: 

In a physical sense, a threshold is the bottom of a doorway that must be crossed to enter into a room. Kathleen Blake Yancey views threshold concepts as the “articulation of shared beliefs” that leads to the “modification, extension, and boundary marking” of spaces in social, professional, academic and other communities. Threshold concepts are entry points of knowledge that impact ideas and participants in discourse communities.

 

A Century of Broadcasting: Preservation and Renewal (RPTF Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:52pm
Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

A Century of Broadcasting: Preservation and Renewal

Conference Dates: Oct 22-24, 2020

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Proposal Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019

Call for Papers

The Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress invites applications for papers, panels, moderated discussions and workshops for a conference marking the centenary of broadcasting in the United States.

Negotiating Boundaries: Early Modern Texts and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:51pm
The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe Second Graduate Conference

 

Negotiating Boundaries: Early Modern Texts and Cultures

 14-15 February 2020

  

 Shakespeare’s Globe King’s College London

 

Kipling Society panel at Victorian Popular Fiction Association 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Abstracts are sought for a panel at the twelfth annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, to be held 15-17 July 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The panel will be under the auspices of the Kipling Society and welcomes submissions related to all aspects of Kipling’s life and works. Possible topics could include but are by no means limited to:

 

-Poetry

-Kipling and celebrity

-Fiction and non-fiction

-Politics in Kipling’s life and work, Kipling’s involvement in politics

-Colonial contemporaries: Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Bithia Mary Croker

-Journalism

-Kipling’s influences, Kipling’s influence on others

Masculinities in TRANSition

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
American Men's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

AMSA 2020:“Masculinities in Transition”

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado recognizes that UNC occupies the land of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 tribes have historic ties to the space that now claims the state of Colorado.

DATES: March 19-22, 2020

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DEC 1st, 2019

The 2020 Sam Femiano Lecture in Men’s Studies to be given by Dr. Miriam Abelson

Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin/x America

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Call for Contributions
Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin/x America Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Poblete (Editors)

Voices of Change: Presents, Pasts and Futures of Activism and Protest in Europe

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
14th Annual Conference of the Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE) at the University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

GCfE 14th Annual ConferenceVoices of Change: Presents, Pasts and Futures of Activism and Protest in Europe21-22 May 2020, University of BirminghamCall for papers

In recent years, Europe has witnessed the rise of various protest movements: Extinction Rebellion, the Yellow Vests in France, “Stop the Coup” protest in the UK, to name but a few. These protests were fuelled by the deterioration of the social, political and environmental situation in Europe and the rest of the world, as well as by citizens’ increasing demands for social, political and environmental justice.

«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.

Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.

Independent Libraries as the 'Great Good Place'

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:45pm
Independent Libraries Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

In the heart of their communities and repositories of some of the most independent cultural collections in the UK, independent libraries are social, educational, working spaces which deliver numerous personal benefits to those who use them. This year’s theme is inspired by Ray Oldenburg’s The Great Good Place (1989), in which Oldenberg discusses the desirable ‘third place’: public places where anyone can gather and interact. Unlike the first place (home) and the second place (work), third spaces offer inexpensive access to discussion, pleasure, and community, leading to social cohesion, civic engagement, and the wellbeing that comes from a sense of place. Third spaces can be cafes, main streets, coffeehouses, beer gardens…

FOMO 2020: Exploring What's Missing

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

FOMO 2020 -- Exploring What’s Missing

Keynote Address by Prof Ashon Crawley, UVA (bio below)

28 February 2020, 9am-4pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

The George Washington University in the National Churchill Library and Center

Hosted by: The English Graduate Student Association at GWU

 

Autofiction in the Age of the Self(ie)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
Special issue of English Studies in Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for papers: Autofiction in the Age of the Self(ie)

Special Issue of English Studies in Canada

 

Deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2020

Deadline for final essays (6000-9000 words): August 15, 2020

Submit to: mbloom@glendon.yorku.ca

Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, & Matthew Bardowell / Missouri Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The editors seek previously unpublished critical essays for a new volume tentatively entitled Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction.  Perhaps one reason for the enduring appeal of mystery fiction is that it speaks to a deep longing in readers for that which often gets lost in modern/postmodern culture: to know what is true and just.  In a society that often seems devoid of order, the reader desires, even demands, a clear verdict for wrongdoing and injustice and a vindication for innocent victims. This yearning in avid mystery readers points to the need for moral stories.

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
University of California, Berkeley, GHI Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Mobility and Migration
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives — ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
Sophia Bamert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives

Panel CFP for American Literature Association, San Diego, May 21-24, 2020

From How the Other Half Lives to Humans of New York, American authors have long interwoven photos and writing to theorize and map the modern United States and the people who inhabit it. Scholars such as Sara Blair have analyzed how place-based photo-texts produce “emergent iconograph[ies] of modern experience” (How the Other Half Looks), while others, like Jeff Allred and Joseph Entin, have suggested how modernist photo-texts offer new ways of conceptualizing crossovers between realism and modernism, the political meanings and effects of documentary, and the ethics of the gaze. 

Henry James Society-ALA-San Diego May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
The Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association Conference

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Citizen James: Native, Nation, and Empire

 

“Locating the HEART and SOULS in Higher Education”: An International Conference on the Future of the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:12pm
Bishop's University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

CFP: HEART Conference 

“Locating the HEART and SOULS in Higher Education”:

An International Conference on the Future of the Humanities

11th Annual Conference 

Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC

March 13 - 14, 2020

 

HEART: Humanities Education and Research in Teaching

Call for papers: Rendition

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 MIGC 2020: Rendition 

The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Keynote: Dr. Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts Liberal Arts College 

February 21-22, 2020 

Call for Submissions 

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2019 

themigc@gmail.com 

20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
University of Saskatchewan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

August 20-22, 2020

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

 

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by January 17, 2020.

 

 

 

Collection on England and/in Europe on the Early Modern Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.

This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:

Phantasmic Binds: Culture as Poltergeist

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PHANTASMIC BINDS: CULTURE AS POLTERGEIST

 

Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature 

Biennial Graduate Student Conference

 

April 3-4, 2020

 

Keynote: Professor Lydia Liu, Columbia University

 

Marino Marini Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:05pm
CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Marino Marini Study Days

 

Thursday, April 30 and and Friday, May 1, 2020

 

Center for Italian Modern Art

 

 

 

Keynote speaker: Robert Slifkin (NYU)

 

Attending to Literature - Date Change

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Due to UCU strike action, this conference is now taking place on 7th February 2020. 

This is so no one has to feel that they must cross picket lines, and we hope you understand. 

Due to the change of date, we can also now extend our call for submissions. This is extended until midnight on the 31st of December!

If you would still like to submit an abstract, please email a 250 word abstract and 250 word bio to attendingtoliterature@gmail.com

Call for panelists: "Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 27, 2019

Call for panelists: "Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present"

This CFP is for a panel proposal titled “Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present” for FWPCA/ACA Regional Conference 2020 (Far West Popular Culture Association/american Culture Association) in Las Vegas, February 21-23, 2020.

Victorian Encounters and Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

'Victorian Encounters and Environments'

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Twelfth Annual Conference 

15th – 17th July, 2020, University of Greenwich 

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jessica Cox (Brunel University) 

Prof Alexis Easley (University of St Thomas) 

Prof John Spiers (Institute of English Studies) 

 

Reading Group: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Sex’,  hosted by Mollie Clarke and Helena Esser 

Roundtable: Teaching Victorian Sensation Fiction, hosted by Chris Louttit 

Roundtable and series launch: Key Popular Women Writers  

 

Call for Papers 

Woke Cinderella: 21st-Century Adaptations

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Suzy Woltmann
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

I am seeking scholarly, research-based articles that explore and analyze different 21st-century “Cinderella” adaptations. This collection of essays will create a conversation about the contemporary “Cinderella.”

Topics for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Narrative stance and framing

  • Rags to riches stories

  • Speculative texts

  • Film studies

  • Manga and comics

  • Male Cinderellas

  • Gender and sexuality

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