In light of Covid-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year, more details to come.
Please keep sharing your work with us, the call for papers will remain open until a deadline is fixed and new conference dates are decided.
“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:
Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines
Autumn 2020/Spring 2021:
Deadline Extended due to Covid-19*
CFP: The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms
When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.
The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats. Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.
We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.
Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19). Submission is free.
Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.
Call for Papers
Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge
Sheila Ghose (Södertörn University)
Mike Classon Frangos (Linnaeus University)
The edited collection Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge aims to bring together research on the genres, forms, media and histories of refugee migration. Chapters are invited from a range of disciplines, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Contributions may focus on refugee migration through the lens of particular genres, forms, media or histories, addressing such topics as:
The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme is “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference will take place November 5-8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session will explore this theme by considering how writing pedagogy can encourage students to make connections between their sense of self and the community at large. Academia is rarely limited to the space of the classroom. Often lines between the individual student, the university space, and the local community blur to facilitate a deeper engagement with learning.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Location: Colorado, United StatesSubject Fields: Literature, Chinese History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History
Oct 8-10, 2020
Session title: Chinese Poetry Session I
Shiyi诗意: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Poetry
Guest Editor: Paul B. Armstrong, Brown University
Deadline for Submissions: 8 January 2021
Modernism has long been associated with an interest in consciousness, psychology, and the inner life, but critics have also long disagreed about how to understand this interest and what to make of it. The recent proliferation of cognitive approaches to reading and literature has renewed interest in questions concerning the modernist preoccupation with consciousness but has spawned new controversies about how to address them.
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION
Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading (Workshop)
2020 South Central MLA Conference
Houston, TX * October 8-10
Creative Writing – Poetry (Regular Session): The SCMLA conference is an annual conference. While the theme this year is “Politics of Protest,” we warmly welcome poetry of any style, including digital and hybrid works. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length.
According to Darcy Ribeiro (1995), the Brazilian people have religiosity as a cornerstone of its culture. It not only played a large role in its “civilizatory” process, but also stimulated resistance movements, among which are the ones in Canudos, Bahia, and Lagoinha, Goiás. Religion has remained a strong identity feature through all of Brazilian history and, still today, it is the center of relevant social conflicts. Nevertheless, there is, in the Brazilian literary scene, very little space dedicated to the study of the representation of individuals and/or religious doctrines. The academy, thus, fosters the shunning of literary works bearing relationship with the mystic, the religious or, anything, in any way, connected with the sacred.
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS 2020
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 8-10, 2020
Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel
Dear researchers, whereas the late crisis humanity faces and whereas Dialogo Spring conference is dedicated to all issues Man faces nowadays, we assign a special place to the current global pandemic of Covid-19. As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to impact people and organizations around the world, the health and safety of our participants, customers, partners, and communities remain our top priority. We are working tirelessly to do everything we can to prepare our readers and subscribers to maintain safe, secure, and uninterrupted operations throughout this global crisis.
Health is silence, illness voice. The lived-body (leib), the body as it is lived and the body which is not merely a corporeal body (korper), speaks through illness (Sarkar, 2019). The latter is a ‘psychosomatic’ condition of not being at ease with-the-world and is, both pathologically and conceptually, different from disease and sickness (Aho & Aho, 2008). This then becomes insignificant whether that illness is the illness of the mind or the body— as the body which is lived is beyond the Cartesian dualism. It is more of an ambiguous continuum of mind-body entanglement rather than the more simplistic mind/body binary. Mental illnesses, therefore, are as much as of the body as physical illnesses are of mind.
CFP for Special Volume on “The Philosophy of Motion Pictures: New Trajectories” of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
CFP for Special Volume on "Chinese Aesthetics: Traditional and Transcultural Perspectives" of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
China has a long and rich tradition of artistic practices and aesthetic theory, but this tradition has, in contemporary times, been underutilized in international philosophical aesthetics and transcultural theory. This issue of JCLA aims to address this problem by inviting papers that explore Chinese aesthetics, the role it has played in international and transcultural aesthetics, and the most promising ways it could contribute to these fields:
1. Chinese Aesthetic Theory (Traditional and Contemporary);
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
Asking and Answering the Sublime Question: Visions, Views, Vitalities
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
November 13-15, 2020
“Rhetoric and the Public University”
This panel welcomes any and all papers related to the general topic of rhetoric and the public university. Some guiding questions include, but are not limited, to the following:
- What is the relationship between rhetoric and the public university? What should that relationship be or become?
Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society
Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza
‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’
Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]
Open call for panelist proposals: Reparative Turn in Practice and the Relativity of MonstersPlease submit proposals on or before: April 15, 2020
This open call is for submission of presentations that if selected, will be included in a full panel proposal which will be submitted for the 109th College Art Association annual conference set to take place February 10-13, 2021 at the Hilton New York Midtown, New York, NY
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges. This edited volume addresses how our changing attitudes towards serving all student populations has shifted the pedagogical and relational approaches used by faculty, staff, and administrators at community colleges. Attitudes about equality, equity, and justice are more intentional and integral to the evolution of the work we do as educators. Dr. Diane K.
City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.
We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals.
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COVID-19 Information: In accordance with the current recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and the United States Government to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the physical meeting of ICWSM-2020 in Atlanta, Georgia has been cancelled. However, plans are underway to convert ICWSM-20 to a virtual meeting during the same time period of June 8-11, 2020. More information will be posted on https://www.icwsm.org/2020/index.html
Edited Collection: Critical Perspectives on Stephen King’s It Edited by Whitney S. May **Deadline extended due to impact of coronavirus**