Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary
Organized by the Charles Olson Society
American Literature Association, 31st Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020:
Reading Black Mirror – Edited Collection
CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic
Calling all Gothic Naturalists for recommendations for books to review!
What would you like to see reviewed in our next issue of Gothic Nature? What recent criticism or literary fiction are you aware of from the last year or so relating to any element at all of Gothic Nature? Or perhaps you have published something yourself on these themes? (Ecohorror, EcoGothic, Animal Studies, Anthropocene Gothic, etc.)
We're currently sourcing free review copies of various books from publishers and all recommendations are most welcome!
Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 15, 2020 -- for its Spring issue. If any undergraduate editors at Logos are interested in sending a submission for consideration, we would love the opportunity to review it for publication.
Imagining Differently: Research-Creation in Urgent Times
When: March 28 & 29, 2020
Where: York University
Accolade East (ACE), Rooms 208/209
The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate conference will be held in conjunction with The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium.
We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, and Director of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory
Humanities Education and Research Association Conference
4-7 March 2020 – The Palmer House
DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India
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Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.
DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.
The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Anne Brontë in her bicentenary year. The conference, ‘I wished to tell the truth’: Anne Brontë at 200 will take place at the Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, UK, 4 -6 September 2020, and presents an ideal opportunity to challenge the long-held perception that the youngest Brontë sibling was the least talented, and lacked the genius of her sisters. With Anne Brontë’s marginalisation in mind, potential topics to be explored could include, but are not limited to, the following:
Relationship between life and art/ Realism and didacticism
Medieval English Theatre Conference
University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020
Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre
This panel will address illustrative, pictorial, and digital treatments and adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The novel has a 195-year history of illustration and depiction in a wide range of visual arts, media, and technologies—from the 1823 cover of Richard Brinsley Peake’s play Presumption to the first issue of the comic series Mary Shelley, Monster Hunter (February 2019). The novel’s “hyperadaptability” in visual form, to adopt Dennis Perry’s term, extends to a wide range of modes.
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020
Dear Colleagues, Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Istanbul University, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published twice a year, in June and in December.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference
Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference
March 19-21, 2020
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.” --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson
Historical Horrors and the Horrors of History: 21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination
Editors Amanda Howell and Stephanie Green (School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia) seek contributors to an anthology whose collective analysis will be directed to the question:
What can 21st century film and television tell us about the historical imagination of horror?
I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.
The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.
Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:
Better Living Through TV?
We are seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on morality and ethics on/through television. The essays will address TV dramas and comedies aired during the Golden Age of TV, continuing through peak and prestige TV. An editor at Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, has expressed interest in this project.
Holidays are central components of culture. They can be celebratory or commemorative. They can be festive, merry, and joyous in their celebrations, or (also simultaneously) sombre, solemn, and reflective in their commemorations. They help us mark the calendar, highlight important sociocultural milestones, measure the passage of time, follow the turning of the seasons, and, in so doing, organize life and society.
Changing Tides and Hemispheric Connections in
Caribbean and Latin American Studies
18th Annual Tri-University CLAS Conference | March 27, 2020
X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture
Lisbon, July 6-11, 2020
Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2020
Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society. ALA 2020
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
· Crane’s depiction of war
· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)
· Crane’s depiction of the city
· Crane’s poetry
· Crane’s journalism
CFP: Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’, 27 January 2020, University of Nottingham
Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’
27 January 2020, Council Room, Trent Building, University of Nottingham
Friday 3rd July 2020 - Saturday 4th July 2020
The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS)solicits papers on “Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation” for a special issue in 2021. HJEAS is available world-wide on ProQuest and archived on JSTOR. Scholarly essays are welcome on a wide range of related topics, such as novels adapted to film, drama productions based on films, free translations of classic drama for the Anglophone stages, continuation of novels or novels rewritten for a new kind of readership (e. g., Foe by Coetzee, The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, etc.) poetry and poetry sequences adapted for stage or performance.
We are seeking contributions from scholars in various disciplines to submit proposals for chapters to be combined into an edited collection on Shakespeare’s influences on modern day science fiction.
Shakespeare’s influence on literary genres is profound to say the least, however, for some people, the association with modernity and popular culture often blinds the reader from any connection to Shakespeare and the English Early Modern Period. Evidence from science fiction belies this position as Shakespeare in both physical and textual form is a regular fixture on the screen. A well-known example comes from the 2007 Doctor Who episode “The Shakespeare Code” where the Doctor refers to him as “the most human human there’s ever been.”
In 2018 Duke University Press reissued James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man: A Record of Childhood. In “A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life,” New York Times writer Alexandra Alter notes that in 1976 Little Man received lukewarm reviews: “critics didn’t know what to make of an experimental, enigmatic picture book that straddled the line between children’s and adult literature.” Alter posits that because of a changed social and political climate, Baldwin’s book will now have an easier time finding an audience.
We are delighted to invite submissions to the Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities. The journal brings together “theories of the body”, “critical studies of men and masculinities” and “sexuality studies.” More specifically, the journal provides a venue for research on bodies, sexualities and masculinities and all of their complexities -- temporal, medical, geographic, cultural, ethnic, legal - by welcoming submissions from the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, and health studies that are theoretically rigorous, methodologically sound, and draw on interdisciplinary approaches.
Folklore, Learning and Literacies
The Annual Conference of the Folklore Society
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April 2020, London
Lore is learning: folklore is a body of knowledge and a means of transmission. Vernacular knowledge, and vernacular transmission, each rooted in language.
MOVEABLE TYPE: THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON ENGLISH JOURNAL
SUMMER 2020 –– NOSTALGIA
Marcel Proust closes the first volume of À la recherche du temps perdu with the assertion that ‘remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years.’ To Proust, nostalgia for the past, no matter how powerful, can only ever be a pale imitation of previous lived experience.
Call for Papers
Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 41st Annual Conference
February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico