Call for Latin American graphic novel contributions to Graphic Novels as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury)
CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15, 2020
The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach, invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach, California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers.
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation. Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. Next year’s symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 season: Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Worst!, Into the Breeches!, and Desperate Measures (a musical based on Measure for Measure).
Avant-garde Poetry in Translation
Call for Papers
Penumbra is an annual journal edited by weird fiction scholar S. T. Joshi and published through Hippocampus Press. About 75% of its content will consist of articles (scholarly or otherwise) on all aspects of weird fiction; the other 25% will be original fiction. The journal will in all likelihood be indexed in the MLA [Modern Language Association] Bibliography and will consist of up to 100,000 words.
Deadline for the first issue of the journal is May 31, 2020. Submissions can be sent to S. T. Joshi at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages
The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.
The destiny of English / englishes was perhaps foreshadowed long back in 1975 by George Steiner in his Presidential Address to the English Association in London: “…the linguistic centre of English has shifted”. This shifting terrain came to be further reified in terms of expansive movements beyond the borders of traditionally recognised territories.
With the exhaustion of postcolonial models, it is time we tried to break free of conventional straitjackets. In a neo-liberalist world order, that almost runs co-extensive with the free market economy and transnational political diplomacy, cultural disciplinary models are establishing an innovative paradigm shift.
Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows
“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner
The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Politics and American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
In addition to the novels of Jonathan Bayliss, presenters might consider the work of such writers as Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Robert Penn Warren, Ayn Rand, Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, Michael Chabon, and Toni Morrison, among many others.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones.
The materiality of the body confounds us; it forces a reconsideration of the “linguistic turn,” perhaps even the “social constructionist” turn, by which we understand the world and identity as linguistically or socially constituted. But how do we look at bodies –our own, the first bodies exhibited to us as children, the bodies of clowns and circus performers, or even the bodies of everyday folks with impairments—people who are like us but also somehow different? And what knowledge do such encounters create or reify?
Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 2, 2019
Handbook of Research on Cyberbullying and Online Harassment in the Workplace
A book edited by Leslie Ramos Salazar (West Texas A&M University)
Call for Papers:
Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
June 3–4, 2020
La version française suit
The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics / Société canadienne pour l’étude de la bands dessinée invites proposals for papers on any and all aspects of comics, broadly conceived (including cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, picture books, and visual poetry) to be presented at our 2020 annual conference, which will be held at Western University (London, Ontario) on June 3–4 as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC) is looking for submissions for the Spring and Fall 2020 issues. This journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS) publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events – any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Contributors include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.
2020 Call for Papers / Proposals
The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.
CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines:
Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
17–18 September 2021
Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)
Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)
SEEKING VOICES / SEEKING SILENCES
Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, April 4th
Call for Papers
“Speech and silence are instruments of power, of self-assertion and self- definition: they take part in the constitution not only of an individual and his or her life story, but also of a group, a community, a nation, and their history.” - Vanessa Guignery
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2020 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities invitesabstracts on the status of academic research and interest regarding individuals and communities that identify as Latinx, for consideration in a special issue focused on Latinx identities. This scope of this special issue is intended to be broad and inclusive of diverse methodologies, theories, and approaches. Below are listed some possible topics that may be addressed in the abstracts:
Race and ethnicity
The spring 2020 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities examines how mothers and motherhood has been represented in fine art, crafts, literature, music, theatre, and popular culture. We invite essays that consider motherhood archetypes in the arts, mothers of color in the arts, immigrant mothers in the arts, queer mothers in the arts, representations of surrogate mothers and mothers who have adopted, motherhood on social media, motherhood memoirs and blogs, representations of mothers in art and photography, the absent mother and/or the step-mother in film and television, and more. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Lee Ann Westman at email@example.com.
ACCIDENTS & CONTINGENCIES
13th ANNUAL YALE FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES GRADUATE CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1, 2019
WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER — 53 WALL STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. JAMES LEO CAHILL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CINEMA STUDIES AND FRENCH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Contingency is also a necessary quality of film.
– André Bazin
Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada
May 7-9, 2020
Concordia University, Montreal, QC
"Pop and Politics: State of the Field/State of the World"
After a one-year hiatus, the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada is back and looking forward—as well as up, left, right, down, and back. For our 9th annual conference, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, QC from May 7th-9th, 2020, we’re reflecting on the state of our field by inviting discussion on the relationship between popular culture and politics, broadly conceived.
CCCC Summer Conference at USC
University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | May 22-23, 2020
The University of Southern California invites proposals for Building Diverse Communities through Writing, a CCCC Summer Conference to be hosted on the USC campus. Please consider proposing a panel, a roundtable, a teaching forum, or an individual presentation.
CFP: University of Sussex Contemporary Directors Symposium: Céline Sciamma
School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
Keynote Speaker: Professor Emma Wilson, University of Cambridge
May 6th 2020
Irish Drama on the European Stage(s)
7th May 2020
University College Cork Ireland
The works of playwrights such as J.M. Synge, Seán O’Casey and, more recently, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh or Elaine Murphy have been (and continue to be) extensively translated and incorporated to stage practice throughout Europe.
Call for Abstracts
for contributions to an edited collection
Preliminary title: Fashioning the Male Body, Performing Gender