We seek papers on the following topics 1)"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts." Through the ages, countless women interpreted scripture through their creation of hymns, poetry, literature, painting, textiles, and other artistic works. We invite papers on historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible through artistic activity. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters, with attention to specific works created by these artists and writers from Jewish, Christian, and other religious traditions.
Call For Papers: We seek paper proposals on the following topics: 1) "Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women: Papers Commemorating Maria Stewart." Inspired by the Boston setting of the 2020 Annual Meeting, this program unit remembers the work of Boston orator and essayist Maria W. Miller Stewart (1803-1879), the first recorded African American female political writer. We invite papers on Maria Stewart, as well as other historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible to promote social justice by confronting racism, slavery, and sexism. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters and their approach to scripture.
CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference
“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”
Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station—Indianapolis, USA
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021.
CFP: Essays on Latinx/Latin American Kinship and Queer Theory for “Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging,” edited collection
Elizabeth Freeman, UC Davis
Tyler Bradway, SUNY Cortland
Deadline: March 1st, 2020
For people of color, the future has never been a given. Whether through the policies and practices of state-sanctioned genocide, enslavement, internment, or forced relocation and migration, racialized communities have survived their worlds ending, over and over. To cite the opening lines of Sun Ra’s 1974 Afrofuturist film Space Is the Place, “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” This special issue critically interrogates the supposed universal notions of a shared planet, ecological demise, and what it means to be human in an era of climate change. The collection aims to center the perspectives of people of color historically and in our contemporary moment on how they envision(ed) “surviving” apocalypse.
Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto
Arabic and the Non-Human: This panel aims to uncover and rethink the status of the non-human in the Arabic literary tradition; How has the line between human and non-human played out in Arabic literature, film, media? 250-word abstracts due March 1st to email@example.com
Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition: How were premodern Arabic texts read, conceived of, commented on, organized, and classified by their authors, contemporaries, and the inheritors of the tradition? How might this inform our own readings of them today? 250-word abstractsdue March 15th
Palestine & Literary History: Reimagining Palestinian literary histories, chronologies, timelines; invoking comparative cases; rethinking processes of periodization and canon-formations in the context of exile, refugees, fragmentation, non-linearity, and oppression.250-word abstracts due March 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age
May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)
What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies
12-15 October 2020, POLIN Museum, Warsaw
We invite scholars working in Jewish studies to propose panels for the international interdisciplinary conference “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies.” The aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the study of East and Central European Jews.
The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.
Conference website https://sites.google.com/view/bsanz-conference-2020/home
The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites submissions for its ninth symposium, titled Revolutionary Legacies. The Symposium will take place June 24-27 on the beautiful campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and will honor both the Sedgwick family’s ties to the Albany and Hudson River regions and the area’s role in America’s many revolutions.
CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations
A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022
Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher
Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020
The 16th Annual GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POWER Student Research and Creative Arts Conference at California State University, Los Angeles
CONFERENCE DATE: APRIL 9-10, 2020 • 9AM-4PM
KEYNOTE: JACK HALBERSTAM, APRIL 9, 2020 • 6PM
SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY MARCH 9, 2020 • 5PM
PLEASE SEND RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE ABSTRACTS OF 250 WORDS THAT PERTAIN TO THE CONFERENCE'S ANNUAL THEME OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POWER. INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO: NAME, EMAIL, MAJOR OR FIELD OF STUDY, PROJECT TITLE, THREE KEYWORDS, AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION.
SEND SUBMISSIONS OR QUESTIONS TO CSGS@CALSTATELA.EDU. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT BY MARCH 15, 2020.
Deadline extended: March 1st, 2020
5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference
Toronto, Canada, May 8-9, 2020
On the Shoulders of Giants
August 28-30, 2020
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!
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:
Inviting abstracts for the MLA panel: Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities
How does the networked public seize digital means and build new frontiers of knowledge and rights? What new forms of social movements and humanities in digital spaces sustain hopes for persistence? Send 400-word abstracts to email@example.com.
Rianka Roy, PhD
University of Connecticut
Community and Collaboration in Native American Literature - MMLA Conference, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
In addressing the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring collaboration and community building in a literary context. Possible topics may include analyses of representations of diverse communities or collective movements in literature by Native American authors. Discussions of author collaborations are also encouraged. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 5 to the panel chair, Kate Beutel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLA 2021 (Toronto)
This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.
This panel is sponsored by the CLCS 20th-21st century forum and will be a guaranteed session.
Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at email@example.com by Sunday, March 1, 2020.
“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.
In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.
Call for Papers
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3, 2020
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies
The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
*Fictional and factual narrative
*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory
*Classical narratology revisited
2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference
“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”
- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
- Date: December 17-19, 2020
- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020
- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020
Political protest has long been central to literary and cinematic histories from ideological and artistic manifestos to political pamphlets to satirical novels and realist cinema. They remain powerful vehicles for stimulating public debate, issuing calls to action, speaking truth to power, and heightening awareness of social ills. Despite censorship, marketplace economics, and national politics, literature, film, and numerous other modes of cultural / aesthetic production continue to play an important role not only as agents of social critique but also as agents of social change.