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Instructive, Astonishing, and Laughable: P.T. Barnum’s American Museum, 1841-1865

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:39am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blurring distinctions between the morally edifying, instructive, and perverse, P.T. Barnum’s American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York was central to the emerging culture of popular entertainment in the 1840s-1860s. Les Harrison estimates that by 1865, forty-one million visitors attended P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York: nearly six million more than the total population of the United States at the conclusion of the Civil War.

 

Posthuman Fantasies and Anxious Desires in Black Mirror

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:34am
Zahi Zalloua
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call For Essay Proposals

 

Posthuman Fantasies and Anxious Desires in Black Mirror

Edited by Jacob Blevins and Zahi Zalloua

 

Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Students Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:26am
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Exploring Alterity: Self, Identity and the Social

 

Contemporary politics is rife with questions of identity, making one implicitly familiar with notions of “alterity.” Alterity can be defined as “otherness” or “being otherwise” and at times, is used simply to mean “difference.” This conference intends to unpack varied notions of "alterity" as a conceptual category, broadly understood as "difference" or "variation" within disciplines such as Sociology, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, Literature, and Economics.

Fantasy: Special issue of The Comparatist

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:26am
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Fantasy
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Call for Articles: Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:25am
Abbes Maazaoui / The Lincoln Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is requesting article submissions for its 8th special issue, to be published in December 2020, on the topic of Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction. Contributors are invited to examine specifically (a) the evolving forms of life-writings (biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, blogs, etc.) as they pertain to travel; (b) the intersection of fictional and factual travel narratives, and (c) the emotional, economic, socio-political, environmental, physiological, and literary aspects of travel (in reality and in fiction; by land, sea and air; on earth and in outer space).

Literary essays, creative non-fiction, fiction, or poetry on veganism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:20am
Literary Veganism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2022

Literary Veganism - An Online Journal is seeking submissions of literary essays, creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Though this is a new journal, the editors have experience (Bibliotekos site and anthologies) and are looking for high-quality work. Writings would be by, for, or about vegans. You don't need to be a vegan to submit. Please refer to the submissions tab on the website www.litvegan.net We are hopeful that the journal will act as a conduit to another anthology.

Maxine Hong Kingston and Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Call for Papers

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

San Diego, CA

Panel Topic: “Maxine Hong Kingston and Protest”

The RAAS-Fulbright Conference, October 8-10, 2020, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania - Eco Consciousness: Imperatives in American Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
The Romanian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The topic of the conference invites contributors to reflect on the significance of ECOlogy as key concern in the United States of America and around the world today. Some of the questions the conference hopes to discuss are: have decision makers and communities developed effective strategies of dealing with climate change and the ECOlogical crises of this century, has American culture addressed the problems that threaten the ECOsystem responsibly and equitably, does ECOcriticism help in raising environmental awareness when applied to American cultural productions.

Emerging Strategies for Public Education Reform

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
Dr. Marquis Carter Grant/Grand Canyon University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

***Proposals are due January 31, 2020. Full chapters are due March 6, 2020, for review.

Synopsis

This enhanced version of Equity, Equality, and Reform will revisit current trends and issues in contemporary public education. There will also be opportunities for contributors to highlight emerging topics that have a significant impact on teaching and learning, which may include (but not limited to): the education of English Language Learners, Social Emotional Learning, and revamping teacher education.   

Objectives of the Book

The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
American Literature Association Conference (San Diego; May 21-25, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 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 January 15, 2020.

NJCEA 42nd Annual Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
New Jersey College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CFP for NJCEA Annual Conference on March 21, 2020 at Seton Hall University

 

Joyce Carol Oates famously asked, "Where are you Going? Where have you Been?" As the English profession continues to evolve, our conference will explore these questions.

 

We are particularly interested in proposals for full traditional panels including at least four presenters, roundtables of six to eight speakers, workshops, individual papers, posters, and presentations that consider these questions for the profession, for the discipline, for our areas of specialization, and for the larger society. What is our role as scholars, researchers, teachers and community members during a time of worldwide transition?

 

Keynote Speaker:

Seaside Resorts, the Coastal Experience and Their Representation in the Arts

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

HJEAS (the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies) 2021 spring issue will be dedicated to the British seaside resorts with a rich history of reflection across the arts.

NEW JOURNAL "Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes" (Penn State University Press)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Michael Y. Bennett, Editor / TPNC
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes (http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_TPNC.html) is the first and only journal in the broadly-conceived field of theatre studies to publish short-to-medium length research articles on any subject, as well as publish discussion and response articles. As such, TPNC is an ambitious journal that provides the field with a uniquely-responsive and organic forum, encouraging and yielding more immediate and direct scholarly exchanges. Placing a premium on clarity, readability, and rigor of thought, TPNC seeks articles that despite their brevity are significant and have wide appeal and applicability in the field.

Comics Arts Conference—Comic-Con International

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 23-26, 2020.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and indepenent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Popular Culture Workshop : SUPERNATURE

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Danièle ANDRE and Christophe BECKER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

US Popular Culture Workshop :

SUPERNATURE

 

Danièle André and Christophe Becker

La Rochelle Université & Université Paris 8 – CRHIA

 

                               For the AFEA (The French Association of North-American Studies) 2020 Conference - Post(-)America,  Lille University (France), May 26-29, 2020.

 

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

 

 

CfP: The Sound of the Past

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 9:03am
Journal of Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

CfP: The Sound of the Past

What is the role of sound in historical fictions? How can we try to replicate what the world sounded like in the past? What is the role of music in period dramas? Why are contemporary musicals with historical settings so popular? How can sound be described in historical novels?

The Neo-Victorian and the Late Victorian: Texts, Media, Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:22pm
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

The last few decades have witnessed an increasing interest in revisiting, reproducing or rewriting various aspects of nineteenth-century culture, particularly that of the late Victorian period, whether in the form of neo-Victorian literature, steampunk, media archaeology, fashion, documentaries and period dramas, among others.

Young Scholars in Writing volume 18

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:22pm
Emily Murphy Cope, co-editor of Young Scholars in Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Submissions for Young Scholars in Writing Volume 18 will be open from December 2019 through April 8, 2020. Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric is an international peer-reviewed journal (https://arc.lib.montana.edu/ojs/index.php/Young-Scholars-In-Writing/index). It publishes research and theoretical articles by undergraduates of all majors and years on the subjects of rhetoric, writingwriters, discourse, language, and related topics.

For this volume, we are accepting the following types of submissions.

The Writefest Scholarship & Lore Track

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:19pm
Writespace
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Call for Proposals:
The Writefest Scholarship & Lore Track  At Writefest, we have always been interested in the dissolution of boundaries: between genre fiction and literary fiction, between emerging writers and established writers, and now, in 2020, between scholars, commercial writers, and readers.

Our Modern Aeneid

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:09pm
Joseph R. O’Neill and Adam Rigoni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Vergil’s Aeneid is, of course, a longtime standard of the liberal arts curriculum. However, it has seen revived interest outside the academy. Since 2017, Vergil’s epic has featured in articles in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. All three articles argue that the Aeneid speaks as much to modernity as it does to antiquity. Mendelsohn’s New Yorker piece put it best, writing,

Florida College English Association 2020 Conference: The Roaring Twenties

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:09pm
Florida College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Florida College English Association invites paper proposals dealing with this year’s theme, “The Roaring ’20s: A Hundred Years of Modernity,” as well as papers that focus on topics related to the humanities and higher education including literature, history, cultural studies, composition, pedagogy, and allied disciplines. Panels and roundtable session proposals are welcome.  When: October 15-17, 2020
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32821, USA

The State(s) of Globality

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:08pm
Ken Weisbrode/ New Global Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

deadline for submissions: 

1 February 2020

full name / name of organization: 

New Global Studies https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ngs

contact email:

ngseditors@gmail.com

To mark the fifteenth volume of New Global Studies in 2021, we invite proposals for essays on the epistemic authority of ‘the global.’ Essays may cover any historical period. The central questions that this forum poses are:

How has globality transformed scholarship and public discourse in art, the humanities, and science?

How has globality itself been transformed by globalization?

Diplomacy and the Natural Environment (journal special issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:08pm
Ken Weisbrode/Diplomatica
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

deadline for submissions: 

15 February 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Diplomatica  https://brill.com/view/journals/dipl/dipl-overview.xml

contact email:

newdiplo@gmail.com

For this special issue of Diplomatica we invite proposals for essays on aspects of diplomacy’s relationship to the natural environment. Essays may cover any historical period up to the present-day. The central questions that this special issue poses are:

How does the natural environment condition, cause, or complicate diplomatic action?

CFP: What is Information? (2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:06pm
Janet Wasko
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24, 2020

WHAT IS INFORMATION?
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020

whatis.uoregon.edu

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:06pm
Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Brest, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Please find at https://www.univ-brest.fr/crbc/menu/Projets_de_recherche/Les-pratiques-artistiques-environnementales-autochtones-comme-reponses-a-la-pollution our CFP for an international conference on "Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research bet

Gandhi in the Private and the Public Sphere: Image, Text, and Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:44pm
Department of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

                                                       The Department of English

                                                            University of Delhi 

                                                               organizes an

                                                       International Conference

                                                                       on

                             Gandhi in the Private and the Public Sphere: Image, Text, and Performance

                                                             March 4-5, 2020

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