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Quare Souths Roundtable, MLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:49pm
Margaret McGehee, Oxford College of Emory University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

MLA, Jan. 7-10, 2021, Toronto, Theme: PersistenceQuare Souths RoundtableForum: Southern United States As E. Patrick Johnson suggested in his article from 2001 entitled "'Quare' Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know About Queer Studies I Learned from My Grandmother," "'quare'...not only speaks across identities, it articulates identities as well. 'Quare' offers a way to critique stable notions of identity and, at the same time, to locate racialized and class knowledges." Twenty years later, we ask whether southern studies has yet to be fully "quare"-ed.

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:48pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?

CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. V. Issue 2, June 2020

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:48pm
Postcolonial Interventions
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There are two ways of defining what we mean by the precariat. One is to say it is a distinctive socio-economic group, so that by definition a person is in it or not in it. This is useful in terms of images and analyses, and it allows us to use what Max Weber called an ‘ideal type’. In this spirit, the precariat could be described as a neologism that combines an adjective ‘precarious’ and a related noun ‘proletariat’.

                                                                                                                                – Guy Standing

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies [SAMLA 2020]

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:48pm
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Over the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom over the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

New Critics XI Undergraduate Literature Conference at SUNY Oneonta

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:47pm
Akira Yatsuhashi/ SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
  • NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to: Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
  • Conference Date: March 28, 2020
  • Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature, popular culture, or cultural studies.
  • Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
  • You don’t need to be an English or literature majors!
  • QUESTIONS: Email Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu

PLATFORM: Theatres of Labour

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:45pm
Lisa Moravec
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

This forthcoming issue of Platform considers labour through the creation and analysis of theatre and performance. We follow Kathi Weeks’s (2011) contention that the lived experiences of work have thus far received little attention in political and cultural theory and propose that the material and aesthetic space of theatre can illuminate this daily and bodily dimension of work. In theatrical labour, aesthetic considerations link both the practice of making and the practices of performance. Yet, studies of the performance of work have also been critiqued for conflating dimensions of practice and labour (Wikström 2012). With these tensions in mind, this issue aims to examine the various theatres of labour.

CFP – 10 Years of Transnational Cinema: Celebrating Transnational Screens: Theories, histories and practices.

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:43pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Date: 9-10 July 2020  

Venue: De Montfort University

De Montfort University’s Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI) invites scholars and early career researchers to the second conference on Transnational screens. 

This event seeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Transnational Cinemas Journal (Routledge) that has just changed its named to Transnational Screens to reflect a changing streaming landscape. This two day conference will reassess the histories, theories, methodologies and practices in transnational screen studies.

Professor Rob Stone from the University of Birmingham will be the keynote speaker at the conference, others to follow.

Call for papers When Nature Fights Back: Challenges to the Anthropocene and Environmental Narratives X Annual LANGSA Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:43pm
X Annual LANGSA Conference University of Connecticut at Storrs
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Recent attention has been dedicated to the study of environmental narratives that relate to current threats to the survival of the planet: global warming, environmental catastrophes, the extinction of species, massive migration crises, etc. A multidisciplinary approach to the discourses that have shaped our understanding of the human sciences is necessary in order to challenge the anthropocentric logic that has framed discussions on the topic. The binaries of nature and culture, human and non-human, subject and object, need to be reexamined not as the polar opposites in which they have been traditionally articulated, but as part of a larger complexity.

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

2020 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24 

Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Proposals due June 1, 2020 

 

Directions for Submission:

Adaptation in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
15th annual Liminia: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies and 39th annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

15th annual Liminia: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies and 39th annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference.

Date: 3–4 October 2020
Venue: The University of Western Australia
Call For Papers Deadline: 31 May 2020
Enquiries: adaptationconference2020@gmail.com

Conference website: https://conference.pmrg.org.au/

Keynote speaker: Professor Imelda Whelehan (The University of Western Australia)

 

ANZAMEMS 2021: Reception and Emotion

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
ANZAMEMS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference committee seeks proposals for its 2021 conference on the theme ‘Reception and Emotion’, to be held in Perth, Australia at The University of Western Australia from 8–12 February.

 

"The Rhetoric of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility"

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Association for Business Communication's MLA Liaison Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dates: 7–10 January 2021

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2020

Call for papers/abstracts:

Need additional chapter for Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

I am editing the Handbook on Vegan Studies. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with each chapter being roughly 6000 words. They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject. The book is under contract and has 35 committed contributors.

2021 Clute International Academic Conferences Maui | Education (ICE) | Business (IACB) | Science (ISEC) | Technology (ICTE) https://www.cluteinstitute.com/2021-clute-international-academic-conferences-maui/

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Clute Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2021 Clute International Academic Conferences Maui (CIAC) | Education | Business | Science | Technology
https://www.cluteinstitute.com/maui21

January 3-7, 2021

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy
Lahaina, HI 96761

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020

OVERVIEW

The Clute Institute, established in 1985, sponsors all Clute International Conferences to promote excellence in academic research.

The Great War in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Queen's University at Kingston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On (2009), Jay Winter identifies four generations of critics, historians, novelists, and other cultural producers that engage with the representation of the First World War: “the Great War generation,” who had first-hand experience of the First World War; “the generation ‘fifty years on’,” writing in the 1950s and ‘60s; the “Vietnam generation,” working primarily in the 1970s; and the “transnational generation,” which broadly encompasses the more contemporary representations of the Great War. Winter adds that “everyone writing today draws upon or reflects upon earlier publications in this field,” speaking to the importance of intertextual and cross-generational analyses of the war.

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

 

This roundtable sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Society invites discussion about all aspects concerning archives and 19th century women writers. Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): theory, mission, materials, public-facing, recovery, digital archives, visual culture, strategies for archival inclusion.If interested, please send a 300 word paper proposal and a short Vita by March 20, 2020 to Sonia Di Loreto: sonia.diloreto@unito.it   

Humanities Journal Now Accepting Submissions

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:14pm
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, launched in December 2017, is a unique print and digital enterprise in the humanities fostering multi- and interdisciplinary global dialogue. Contributors to this indexed journal (CN43-1537/H), published every June and December, include J.H. Prynne, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Michael Bérubé, Gish Jen, Charles Bernstein, Chris Weedon, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Tyrone Williams, Jonathan Stalling, Brian Reed, Zhang Longxi, Ottmar Ette, Ishmael Reed, and many others. The website with links to all issues and submission guidelines is http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/.

Call for Papers on Pedagogy at CEA Critic

updated: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:43pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The CEA Critic : The Official Journal of the College English Association (rolling deadline)

General Editor: Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Managing Editor: Molly Desjardins / University of Northern Colorado 

Editorial Assistant: Winsome Lewis / University of Northern Colorado 

Journal contact email: CRITICUNCO@gmail.com

Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:13am
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

 

Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:12am
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows

updated: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 7:55pm
Visual Culture @ Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows

Scholars across the humanities have embraced affect theory as a productive avenue for examining aesthetic expressions of feeling, especially those that unfold outside of or beyond representation. In doing so, many have worked to distinguish “affect” from “emotion”: Brian Massumi privileges the former as uniquely able to account for that which escapes “performed action and ascribed meaning.” This conference, however, seeks to investigate affect’s alternate and often neglected theoretical counterparts: feeling and emotion.

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

updated: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:20am
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2020

 

This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.

 

In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others [Update: Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 3:08pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cristina Stanciu

Virginia Commonwealth University

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