THE URBAN QUESTION
Hosted by The Urban Humanities Working Group
Center for Cultural Analysis
17 April 2020
THE URBAN QUESTION
Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada
May 7-9, 2020
Concordia University, Montreal, QC
"Pop and Politics: State of the Field/State of the World"
After a one-year hiatus, the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada is back and looking forward—as well as up, left, right, down, and back. For our 9th annual conference, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, QC from May 7th-9th, 2020, we’re reflecting on the state of our field by inviting discussion on the relationship between popular culture and politics, broadly conceived.
The Institute of Literary Studies and Institute of Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Polish Association for the Study of English have the honour to invite all scholars working within the area of English studies to the 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English, which will take place in Lublin on 25-27 June 2020.
Please notice updated DEADLINE of 30 January 2020 to comply with organizational requirements at ESSE
The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
The 15th ESSE Conference. Lyon, August 31 – September 4 2020
Seminar 29: The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)
For a lot of complicated reasons, the main queer Mormon stories people hear are those of cis gay men. We would like to make available the other stories.
We are seeking narrative essays from queer Mormons, no longer practicing Mormons, and Mormon-adjacent people. We are interested in the stories of queer women, trans and nonbinary people, intersex people, asexual people, and queer polyamorous women.
The four subject areas we are looking at are the following:
3) Shame/Suicide/The Closet
For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.
Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?
The Margaret Fuller Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.
1) Traveling with Margaret Fuller
The Vonnegut Society has extended its deadline for proposals for the roundable portion of our program, "Whither Vonnegut Studies?" as detailed below, due by 21 January. The original CFP follows the roundtable information. Please consider submitting!
Roundtable: Whither Vonnegut Scholarship?
This roundtable will consider past, current, and future trajectories for Vonnegut scholarship. Presentations will be 4-8 minutes (depending on the number of participants) using these brief statements on the current state of Vonnegut studies as a stepping-off point for further discussion. Though any angle will be considered, topics of particular interest could include:
Washington State University will be hosting its inaugural Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Social Justice on March 6th-7th, 2020 at WSU's Pullman, WA campus. Our theme for this year’s conference is Doing Social Justice: Reclaiming Space and Place. We seek proposals that look at the ways that space interacts and intersects with social justice action and activism. Please submit proposals to the following link: https://forms.gle/nfTfryABUFoSsTpo8. The submission deadline is January 24th, 2020. CFP Details:
DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020
Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014) and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)
“Always read good books...and bad people.”
TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer
Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2020 regular issue (December 2020). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.
The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.
Futures of Sexual Difference: Rethinking Femininity and Queerness with Psychoanalysis
Call for Chapter Proposals: The Edinburgh Companion to Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities
Gavin Miller, Anna McFarlane, and Donna McCormack (eds).
We are soliciting manuscripts for monographs or edited collections that examine the topic of Generation X for our new series titled Generation X : Studies in Culture, Demographics, and Media Representation. Academics and non-academics alike from all generational backgrounds are welcomed to submit abstracts and/or completed manuscripts for review. Projects will be published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)
Special issue title: Imagining Communities, Multilingually
Edited by Jesse van Amelsvoort (University of Groningen/Campus Fryslân, NL) and Nicoletta Pireddu (Georgetown University, USA)
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.” - Victor Hugo
A Graduate Conference at Florida State University, Saturday April 4th.
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:
Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.
Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020
Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)
Call for Papers
School of English Postgraduate Colloquium
22nd of May 2020
University of Sheffield
CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021
Taking its cue from Lawrence Venuti's work on the scandal of translation, the ways that translations of texts originally produced in other languages carry the power to affront the norms and assumptions of both source and target languages and cultures, this roundtable for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's conference, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, 13–15 November 2020, welcomes submissions on either particularly scandalous adaptations or the scandal of adaptation generally.
This conference is part of the collaborative project "La littérature dans la peau" organized by the Université Paris 8 and the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes.
The aim of the project is to foster scholarly exchanges and explore how literature and tattooing practices intersect via the reproduction on the skin of texts, quotes, illustrations, portraits of authors or characters, autographs, ornamental symbols and signs.
How does fiction address the legality of tattoos?
How does it represent tattooed characters on the wrong side of the law?
How do tattoos celebrate the law?
Announcement: Submissions Deadline Extended to January 18
26-27 March, 2020
University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"
Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"
DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)
Modernist writers have been notoriously known as “making it new”, cutting ties with the previous generations, as famously declared by Virginia Woolf, denigrating their predecessors as materialist Edwardians. More recent research, however, argues that in spite of their manifestos, modernist writers actively engaged in a dialogue with their predecessors from all ages, taking inspiration and even narrative models from their texts, thus deconstructing the sharp dividing line created by the modernists themselves. The seminar invites presentations that pertain to this area of research so that we can have a more complex view of how modernism is positioned in literary history.
For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the theme of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to email@example.com by February 3. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due March 2.
2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship
2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship
The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)
Call for Papers
Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)
New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020