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Race and the Psychoanalytic Clinic (ACLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:06pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Psychoanalytic theory continues to be a powerfully productive discourse for queer theory, critical race theory, Asian-American studies, and Black studies. Queer theorists, for example, have located in Sigmund Freud’s “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” the “polymorphous perversity” that constitutes all human sexuality. Yet, while queer theory and psychoanalysis has had a lot to say about subject formation, the death drive, and anti-social forms of belonging, they have had very little to say on the conditions which allow access to such conceptual models.

ACLA-The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future (Washington DC, 3/7-3/10, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2019 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The deadline is approaching! Abstracts must be received by Thursday, September 20, at 9 a.m. EST. 

Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. 

[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

Health and Healing in Culture and Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
International Başkent Conference: Health and Healing in Culture and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

International Başkent Conference:

“Health and Healing in Culture and Literature”

Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey

13-15 March 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society 25th Anniversary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:03pm
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

 

Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World

 

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

April 4-7, 2019

 

Dubbing at Translating Bollywood in Europe: A colloquium.

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:03pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

The ever-growing distribution of Bollywood films worldwide, and in Europe, brings into focus the translational practices of dubbing and subtitling as crucial elements that affect the reception of this cinema abroad, as well as the role they play as cultural filters of one culture to another. In the past few years, the use of Indian accents in Bollywood cinema have caused dissent on the way specific linguistic cultures have been depicted and translated, problematising the use of multilingualism and its nuances in India. Thus, is cinema a universal language?

Recalibrating Diasporas: Asia Pacific and the Spaces Beyond

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:02pm
School of Arts, Murdoch University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Recalibrating Diasporas:

Asia Pacific and the Spaces Beyond

 

An Interdisciplinary, International Conference organised by

The School of Arts, Murdoch University, in cooperation with the

Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

 

PERTH,

** WESTERN AUSTRALIA **

 

June 27-28, 2019

 

Conjugal Wrongs: Marriage, Sex, and Text - 1970-present

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:58pm
Newman University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

 

A one day conference at Newman University, Birmingham, UK

Thursday 17th January 2018

 

Author reading and Q&A with Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon (2016) and Trick to Time (2018).

 

Reminder: IASPM-US 2019 CFP

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:58pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The deadline for the 2019 IASPM-US conference is coming up on October 1. The conference will be held March 7-10 in New Orleans, and this year’s theme is “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography and Myth.” For the call for papers and submission guidelines, click here.

Race and Renovation in the Contemporary Novel (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

This panel seeks to open a conversation about how formal experiments in the contemporary American novel attempt to find new ways to discuss race, and what these experiments might signal about the future of the novel.

Visualizing Violence

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

[CFP] A Special Issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies: “VISUALIZING VIOLENCE”

 

Deadline for proposal: 30 September, 2018. Please send a 250-word abstract and a 75 word author bio to co-editors at hrcohen2@stkate.edu and ssarkar@bsu.edu.

 

Deadline for article: Completed article-length manuscripts will be due 30 November, 2018. Manuscripts should be written in English, between 6,000-8,000 words in length with documentation in MLA format.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

'Fiction with footnotes': Writing art history as literary practice

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:53pm
Tilo Reifenstein / Association for Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

'Fiction with footnotes': Writing art history as literary practice

Brighton, April 4 - 6, 2019
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018

Session at the Association for Art History Annual Conference, University of Brighton, April 4 - 6, 2019

CfP Deadline: Nov 5, 2018

Call for Book Chapters: Women and Belles Lettres in the Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:49pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature.  Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.

SEX AND CENSORSHIP IN ART

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:48pm
REVISTA DE HISTÓRIA DA ARTE 15 UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA, PORTUGAL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

How have social inhibitions and taboos been addressed by art throughout history? And today, in a climate marked by neoliberalism, and by such phenomena as the "hyper-sexualisation" of culture or the "pornification" of art itself, how are the limits of the permissible, of the "decent", and of freedom of expression being considered? Within the framework of so-called Western civilization, these issues summon up the battles waged around tensions between art, eroticism and pornography. Intensifying as the twentieth century progressed, such tensions reveal how the limits of what is socially permitted have been tied to sexual explicitness and erotic representation.

CFP: GLOBAL ASIAS 5 CONFERENCE

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 5, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science— in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history.

ACLA 2019 panel - Documented Figments: The Critical Value of Reimagining Facts in Biofiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Laura Cernat / KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Since biofiction is gaining legitimacy as a literary category, refining its theoretical framework becomes crucial. One of the main aspects of this process is to understand the uses of a novelist’s freedom to create meaning by altering or complementing the information provided by historical documents. It is our claim that, far from entailing an unfamiliarity with sources or an arbitrary play, the freedoms that biofiction takes are strategic. They express the assimilation of facts into a narrative thread capable of revealing tangled or unspeakable truths that the documents can only suggest, and of inserting these truths into the crevices of dominant narratives.

Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience (NeMLA, Washington DC)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We would like to call to your attention to a panel that will be held at NeMLA's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C. next spring (March 21-24, 2019). The calls for papers are copied below. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French through NeMLA's online portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17513 until September 30, 2018.

Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience 

Topics and Themes in Canadian Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

The academic journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction (http://www.sf-foundation.org/publications/foundation/index.html), supported by the Science Fiction Foundation at the University of Liverpool, UK, invites contributions for a special issue on Canadian science fiction. The special issue is guest edited by Heather Osborne (University of Calgary, Canada).

Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

ChLA19 "Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations"

Dr. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Meral Kaya (Assistant Professor)

 

Panel for 2019 Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference “Activism and Empathy”, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 13-15, 2019

 

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Geneva M. Gano/ Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

MELUS Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2019

Sandra Cisneros is perhaps best known for The House on Mango Street, a “little” book that explores the interior life of a Mexican American girl growing up in a Chicago neighborhood.  Although this close focus has tended to position Cisneros as a writer of the minor and the domestic, this panel will investigate the breadth and range of her work and career, positioning her and her work within an intersectional framework that attends in particular to ways in which Cisneros identifies herself and her work as expansively multi-ethnic and multi-national. 

Culture, Community, and Change

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:40pm
21st Century Englishes via the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Culture, Community, and Change: The 6th Annual 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conferenc

The 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling Green State University’s Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America & BGSU Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU English Department, BGSU General Studies Writing, and BGSU Student Organizations.

Conference Date: November 10, 2018

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:39pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The International Sidney Society invites proposals for two Sponsored Sessions at the Interational Congress on Medieval Studies focused on the life and work of Philip and Mary Sidney and/or the life and work of 16th and 17th century writers within their literary, religious, and political spheres of affiliation and influence.  We welcome both traditional and innovative imaginings of "the Sidney Circle." 

The Congress is the site of the International Sidney Society's annual meeting, bringing together leading scholars in the field with emerging voices.  The conference will be held May 9-12, 2019 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Travel fellowships for graduate students are available on a competitive basis. 

Monuments - DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:31am
Nordic Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

The Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies

25 – 27 April 2019 in Bergen, Norway

Submission deadline extended: 1 Nov. 2018

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Literary Tourgée

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:27am
Literary Tourgée Conference at the Chautauqua Institution
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Literary Tourgée"

Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Sept 27-29, 2019

Inquiries to Sandra Gustafson (gustafson.6@nd.edu)

 

Inviting proposals for panels and individual submissions

Proposal deadline:  15 January 2019

Send a 250-word proposal for a paper or panel and cv(s) of presenter(s) to

2018 Future Humanities International Conference Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:25am
The Institute of the Future Humanities (November 10, Department of English, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

2018 Future Humanities International Conference

 

Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias

 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

October 1, 2018

 

Full name / Name of organization: 

The Institute of the Future Humanities (November 10, Department of English, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

 

Conference Date: November 10

 

Truth in Documentary and Docufiction: Images of Transnational Realities

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:16pm
Caroline Wakaba Futamura / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Although the term “documentary” with respect to film was not coined until 1926 by John Grierson, precursors to this genre have existed for ethnographic purposes from the late-nineteenth century. Defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary as “a presentation (such as a film or novel) expressing or dealing with factual events: a documentary presentation,” this cinematographic form, even from its very inception, has been grappling with the hybrid version, docu-fiction. This latter genre, a combination of seemingly mutually exclusive elements—objective factual and subjective fictional—seems to undermine the very essence of what constitutes documentary cinema.

Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:40pm
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

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