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Visual Depictions of the American West

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tracy Lassiter, University of New Mexico-Gallup
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

The American West has been depicted for decades through comic books and graphic novels, including by many authors living outside the U.S.

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

ACROSS - A Comprehensive Review of Societal Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:42am
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, The Cross-border Faculty
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

ACROSS is a biannual, peer-reviewed online journal which addresses mainly humanities scholars. Exploring themes of cultural diversity from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies and history, literary studies, media studies, linguistics and critical discourse analysis, the journal welcomes contributions with a potential for enhancing the global, multicultural dialogue in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.

ACROSS promotes research excellence. We are certain that your expertise will help us build a space of imparting knowledge in the field of multiculturalism and multilingualism across the world.

ISSN 2602-1463

Subject areas include but are not limited to:

[EXTENDED] Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
Popular Culture Research Centre, AUT
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Eat/Play/Tweet:

An Interdisciplinary Conference

on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

 

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

7-9 July 2020

 

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Justin Edwards (University of Stirling)

Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

Constantine Verevis (Monash University)

 

Latina/o cultural productions as provocation: breaking rules, making texts.

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
SAMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Latina/o Cultural Productions as Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.

 

The cultural production of US Latina/os, as any other so-called minority discourse, can be analyzed as defiant voices that aim to provoke dialogue with the hegemonic discourse and the mainstream culture. As such, these discourses can be more or less combative in their struggle to break and resist the rules imposed by the status quo.

This panel welcomes submissions in English or Spanish on any aspect of Latina/o cultural products (literature, fashion, film and visual arts, etc.) that aim to contest hegemony, including but not limited to:

Ghost Stories Collection

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:17am
Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Extended Deadline - Ghost Stories Call for Submissions

 

Tell me a story. A simple request made by children across the world every night and one we seek to fulfil even as adults. But… it is the stories that excite, that make our hearts beat faster, and the hairs on our necks stand on end that bewitch us most. It is these stories we want to hear. Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland) are now accepting submissions for a short story collection, Spectral Visions: Ghost Stories. Due to the fantastic response, we've extended the deadline in hopes of a bumper collection or even a separate poetry collection.

Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia

anita.turlington@ung.edu

 

 

Alienation and De-alienation in the Composition Classroom (CEA at MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:15pm
Andrew Beutel/College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This panel, sponsored by the College English Association, explores how the concept of alienation can be applied to a field in which it has not received very much attention: composition pedagogy. Generally meaning an undesirable separation between self and world (i.e., other human beings, nature, and social roles, norms, and institutions), alienation has been analyzed in various contexts by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, and critical theorists. While it came to be viewed as problematic and outmoded with the rise of postmodernism, the concept is far from obsolete today. On the contrary, alienation remains both a widely experienced psychosocial issue and a vital theoretical and diagnostic tool.

Interdisciplinary Victorians (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:14pm
Scott C. Thompson and Renata Kobetts Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Our panel invites papers that consider the relationship among disciplines in the Victorian period. What can we learn about our present from the intertwined Victorian modes of knowledge production and distribution?

CV and 300 word abstract to Scott C. Thompson (scottcthompson19@gmail.com) and Renata Kobetts Miller (remiller@ccny.cuny.edu). Deadline: March 7, 2020.

The Pre-Raphaelites in Art and Literature: Reception and Celebrity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:16pm
William Morris Society and Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Proposed joint session of the William Morris Society with the Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers (SHARP):

 

How did the Pre-Raphaelites become well-known to their contemporaries and later readers? What role did publishers play in their reception? And what was the impact of the rise of a professional class of journalists and reviewers on their reputation? 

William Morris and His Circle: Biography, Archives, Artifacts

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Modern Language Association Convention
Toronto, January 7-10, 2021
Call for Papers: Guaranteed sessionWe seek proposals on new approaches to the lives of Morris and his associates, including his Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, socialist, and familial circles. Papers on twentieth-century and contemporary responses to Morris's legacy as broadly conceived are also welcome.Please send a one-page abstract to florence-boos@uiowa.edu by March 18, 2020

CFP Creative Resistance - Issue 30, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 10 April 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art. - Toni Morrison. (No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear, included in the 150th anniversary issue of The Nation.)

 

SCMLA 2020 Native American Literature CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:27pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

South Central Modern Language Association 

2020 SCMLA Conference 

Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)

 

Native American Literature Panel

Special Topic: Indigenous Presents 

 

We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020. 

 

CFP: An International Philosophical Congress 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The International Philosophical Congress will be held 22‒27 September 2020 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of the eminent Polish philosopher and humanist Roman Ingarden in 2020 is an occasion to launch an international academic debate on current trends in contemporary philosophy. The main aim of the organisers is therefore to furnish an international group of researchers with a convenient space for a free and creative exchange of thoughts, ideas, and views.

We invite researchers interested in contemporary philosophy, cognitive science and gender/queer studies. 

The Thematic Panels will be organized within the following themes:

Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:05pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fourth edition, with expected publication date of August 2020. 

New Journal: New Chaucer Studies, Pedagogy and Profession

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:28pm
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession CFP

The mission of the New Chaucer Society is to “provide a forum for teachers and

scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer and his age.” As the working conditions of those

teachers and scholars change, this forum needs to expand to reflect those changes.

For this reason, NCS is happy to announce the launch of a new on-line venue,

New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession, hosted on the New Chaucer Society

website. This peer-reviewed, open access site will offer brief essays on teaching,

Impertinent Pedagogy: Mischievous Praxis in Children’s and YA Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Victoria Ford Smith, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum welcomes proposals for 5-minute lightning talks introducing innovative, irreverent, revolutionary, or downright disorderly approaches to teaching children’s and young adult literature and culture in the college classroom. Scholars from across research areas and disciplines — including English, Education, Library Science, and others — are welcome, as are reflections on teaching young people’s texts and cultures in a variety of class contexts, from the undergraduate survey to the graduate seminar.

 

MLA 2021 'The City and its Margins: New Perspectives on the Urban'

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers seeking to address the interrelation between city centers and developing peripheral areas of cities within cinematic urbanisms. In doing so, we aim to explore the persistent--and often conflicting--binary notions of center and margin as well as urban and non-urban and investigate the complex web of structures that produce urban marginality on the various scales. 

MLA 2021 CFP: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences (Deadline: 03/10/20)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:17am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences

This panel explores intersections between children’s literature and comics (including manga and graphic novels). All periods and nations welcome.

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum.

MLA 2021 CFP: Decolonizing Comics and/as Activism (Deadline: 03/15/20)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:16am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Decolonizing Comics and/as Activism

Call for papers for a non-guaranteed proposed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021, in Toronto, Canada. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narrative Forum.

MLA 2021 CFP: New Flashpoints in Comics History (Deadline: 03/15/20)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:16am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Flashpoints in Comics History

Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.

“For all the vibrant scholarship emerging around comics today, the medium remains a largely unplumbed and uncanonized field of texts you’ve never heard of.” —Ramzi Fawaz, “A Queer Sequence: Comics as a Disruptive Medium” (2019)

The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:15am
Smaran Dayal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:25pm
Cultural, Social and Political Thought, University of Victoria, BC
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020       
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 31, 2020
Website, http://www.alterityofaffliction.com/

“Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language . . .” – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain

Scaling Trans Studies (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 2:47pm
Davy Knittle and Ava L.J. Kim, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:52am
Lauren Mamolite, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to lauren.mamolite@wagner.edu

Haunted Landscapes of German Eastern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:20am
University of Edinburgh: August 12-14th, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: CfP: Haunted Landscapes of German Eastern Europe (University of Edinburgh: August 12-14th, 2020)

 

Nurturing English Education through Three Branches: Linguistics, Literature, Education

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 10:49pm
the Pan-Korea English Teachers’ Association, the New Korean Association of English Language and Literature, the Korean Association of Language Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2020 Joint International Conference

 

The 2020 International Conference of the Pan-Korea English Teachers’ Association (PKETA), the New Korean Association of English Language and Literature (NKAELL), and the Korean Association of Language Sciences (KALS) will be held at Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. This year’s conference theme is “Nurturing English Education through Three Branches: Linguistics, Literature, Education” and we are planning to organize an informative conference with presentations on various topics. We accept presentations broadly related to the theme of the conference and expect your contribution to the conference.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] ICR 2020: Romantic Confluences

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 9:55pm
International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism to be hosted by Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from October 22-24. The conference theme this year is "Romantic Confluences."

https://www.stlicr2020.com/

While we encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, some possible approaches include the following:

  • Geography and Spatiality

  • Travel and River Studies

  • Romantic Hospitality

  • Transatlantic connections

VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:16pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions

Reno, NV October 15-17, 2020

The Victorian Era was one of transitions. Victorian Britain transitioned from a rural to urban society. It transitioned from an emergent empire to the dominant imperial power. It transitioned from a walking, water, wind, and animal-based transportation system to a steam-powered transportation system. It transitioned from a regional to national and then imperial culture.

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