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Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Swiss Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen

November 27-28, 2020

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Keynotes (tentative titles)

Michael Denning (Yale): “Laboring Life: Re-founding the Critical Theory of Work”

Michele Elam (Stanford): “Representing the Future of Work: Art-work in the Age of AI”

International Conference – A Hairy Affair: The Material Poetics of Hair

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
Graduate School Language & Literature, LMU Munich
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Rapunzel lowers her plaited hair 20 cubits deep, so that her prince can climb into her hermetically sealed tower. Donald Trump’s signature quiff – a piece of interwoven fabric with no evident beginning and end – is treated as a metaphor for his relationship to truth and politics. Samson defeats the Philistines oppressing the Israelites in the Old Testament with his superhuman strength: the origin of his invincibility lies in the vigour of his hair as long as it is not cut.

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Poetry and Multi-media Poetics

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
Laura Hinton, Dept. of English, The City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calling for ALA paper proposals on Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's poetry and multi-media poetics. The American Literature Association meets in San Diego this year over Memorial Day weekend. Please respond ASAP with ideas if you are interested, as the proposal deadline is soon. 

 

8th Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
European Scientific Institute (ESI)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Supporting the concept of interdisciplinarity we welcome submissions in different academic disciplines, especially in:

Management, Economics, Business, Marketing, Health Care, Climate Change, Peace Studies, Environment, Law, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, History, Geography, Geology, Education, Politics, Engineering, Linguistics, Religion, History and Gender Studies.

•  Name and email of at least 1 suggested reviewer (required). The suggested reviewer must not have conflict of interest.

• All papers should be sent via conference emails:  contact@mforumbarcelona.net and  mforumbarcelona@yahoo.com

15th International Scientific Forum

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
European Scientific Institute (ESI)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

 

After many successful academic events in different cities worldwide, ISF 2020 is in Marrakesh. It will embrace a wide range of academic disciplines as podium and poster presentations. We welcome submissions in the following academia domains: 1. Communication studies, economics, management, marketing, business, business administration, statistics, econometrics, education, psychology, sociology; 2. Anthropology, archaeology, classics, history, linguistics and languages, law and politics, literature, geography, philosophy, religion, performing arts, visual arts, gender studies; and 3. Astronomy, agriculture, sport, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and all medical sciences.

 

Messengers from the Stars / Episode VI

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
ULICES-School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

Messengers from the Stars / Episode VI

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

November 26-27, 2020

Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses

 

Completed Chapters: Film Adaptations about Comic Book Characters or Superheroes

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Call for Essays: Film adaptations of comic book characters/comic franchises/superheroes between the years of 1998-2020

For the book: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020 

 

I am looking for a completed chapter for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film. This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.

 

Marx in the American Grain

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:03pm
Nineteenth-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Deadline extended:  Nineteenth-Century Prose is publishing a special edition in the fall of 2020 to be titled “Marx in the American Grain.” Submissions should engage Karl Marx and/or Marxist theory as it applies to the American project writ large. Essays from across the disciplines that focus on the long nineteenth century (1840-1920) in nonfiction prose and cultural studies (including history, politics, economics, history of ideas, etc.)  are welcome. Send 500 word abstracts and basic bio to dmadsion.furrh@csupueblo.edu

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020.

Reminder: Adaptation and the Australian Novel

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:16am
Centre for Critical and Creative Writing, University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

The Centre for Critical and Creative Writing (CCCW) presents a symposium on 
Adaptation and the Australian Novel

 

Wednesday June 24 to Friday June 26 2020 
The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Australia.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Transmedia Storytelling

updated: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:54pm
University of Bergamo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Call for Papers Iperstoria

 Iperstoria is a biannual online peer-reviewed journal of American and English Studies, including literature, language and linguistics  Issue 16 -- NUMERO XVI Fall / Winter -- Autunno/ Inverno 2020Special Section -- Sezione monografica Transmedia Storytelling 

Radical Visions: Abolition as Praxis in Rhetoric, Literature, and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:51pm
Graduate English Organization at the University of Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Call for Proposals: 13th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference 


 

Radical Visions: Abolition as Praxis in Literature, Rhetoric, and Culture

Department of English

University of Maryland

February 28-29, 2020

 

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:51pm
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

Co-edited by: João Félix

 

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 2:20pm
University of North Alabama English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The English Department at UNA welcomes you to participate in this year’s Graduate Conference: Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

While influxes of immigrants/migrants/refugees arriving to the U.S. dominate conceptualizations of identity and belonging, it is vital to analyze our deeper understandings of migration. Migration—the act of moving from one place to another—exists in a number of ways, not just geographically. So, how do our limited ways of thinking of migration affect its potential in certain fields/entities/theories?

In Crisis: Art in Eras of Emergency, 1750–Present

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:59pm
University of Cambridge: Graduate Conference Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

‘In Crisis: Art in Eras of Emergency, 1750–Present’

April 18, 2020

University of Cambridge, Faculty of English

 

Scott’s Millenium Hall and Burney’s Camilla: Cripping Two Eighteenth-Century Novels

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:54pm
Dr. Chris Gabbard / University of North Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

This session (of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association [SAMLA] annual conference to be held in Jacksonville FL Nov. 13-15, 2020) welcomes submissions that view either Sarah Scott’s 1762 Millenium Hall or Frances Burney’s 1796 Camilla (or both novels) through a disability studies lens. Abstracts addressing the SAMLA conference theme (Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts) are especially welcome. By June 10th,  please submit an abstract of 200 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, cgabbard@unf.edu.

Extended deadline: The Marilynne Robinson Society (ALA, San Diego CA; May 21-24, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:22pm
Biola University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego.  Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to haein.park@biola.edu by Feb 1, 2020.

Call for Abstracts: "Women Writers and Social/Political Activism”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:22pm
Lise Shapiro Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Abstracts

"Women Writers and Social/Political Activism”

A special issue of Women: A Cultural Review

Guest Editors: Lise Shapiro Sanders and Carey Snyder

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2020

 

31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:21pm
ACM HYPERTEXT 2020 – HT2020 for Social Good July 13-15 2020, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 13, 2020

HT2020 : “Hypertext for Social Good” CALL FOR PAPERS 

ACM HYPERTEXT 2020 – HT2020 FOR SOCIAL GOOD

31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20)

July 13-15 2020 | Orlando, Florida, USA

Twitter: @ACMHT – https://twitter.com/ACMHT

Conference Site: http://ht.acm.org/ht2020

Hashtag: #ACMHT2020

Submit Online via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ht2020

 

CONFERENCE SCOPE

 

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:21pm
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The First Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, April 25 and 26, 2020

 

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities

 

“The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

“The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care”  

 DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 31, 2020

 

The Humanities encompasses a vast story comprised of many stories. From the classics through the present day, from ancient times to the contemporary, the humanities as a discipline speaks through time, as a voice for many cultures, addressing many peoples. HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity in all aspects of the human conditions––including, but not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality, age, veteran status, ability, power, ecology, sustainability.

 

Avant-Garde @ Zero Hour

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Barrett Watten / Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

“Avant-Garde @ Zero Hour:
Destruction and New Meaning”  

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020 - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by Sunday, January 26, 2020.

 

 

 

*LAST CALL* "You Are Here" 2020: ID Conference on Place, Space, & Embodiment

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:43am
"You Are Here": Creighton University's Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space & Embodiment
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

“YOU ARE HERE”:

4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT

MARCH 20TH-21ST,2020

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

OMAHA, NE, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Keynote Speakers:

Karen Tei Yamashita is a Professor of Literature, Creative Writing, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Tropic of Orange, I Hotel, and, Letters to Memory.

Call for Articles, Next Issue: Journal of European Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:16am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Call for papers

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

- Early submission is encouraged -

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

JAMES HOGG AT 250: CALL FOR PAPERS

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:07am
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

JAMES HOGG AT 250: CALL FOR PAPERS

 An International Conference marking the semiquincentennial of James Hogg. University of Stirling, Scotland, 1-3 July 2020. Call for PapersPaper and panel proposals on any aspect of James Hogg's life and work are now invited. AbstractsAbstracts of no more than 250 words, of papers lasting no longer than 20 minutes, should reach the address below by 31 January 2020. Panel proposals are also welcome: please enquire prior to submission. Abstracts may be e-mailed to jameshogg250@stir.ac.uk

 

  

Call for Work: Comparative Media Arts Journal, Issue 8: Invisibility

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:03am
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Issue Eight: Invisibility (escaping notice)Call for Papers / Works  

Silence, unseen, unspeakable, inapreciable, faint, concealed, unheard, impalpable. These are terms that fall within the semantic realm of invisibility. How do we begin to speak about, create alongside, sit with, and/or reflect on what cannot -by definition- be reified?  

Invisibility offers the opportunity to retrospectively observe and chronicle what goes (un)intentionally ignored. On the other hand, to acknowledge invisibility is to deterritorialize our sight, to be open to experience what is around us without hierarchizing the senses. Verónica Gerber Bicecci (2010) writes,

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