This panel mobilizes the semantic compass of the concept “margin” to rethink the global histories of sexual science. Essentialist accounts of sexology have concentrated on its origins in the Western, primarily German, academy as a distinct “Sexualwissenschaft” or institutionalized science of sex that effected profound shifts in sexual knowledge and subjectivity. And yet sexology was often itself a marginal form of knowledge that emerged at the edges of more well-established disciplines like biomedicine, psychiatry, anthropology, zoology, anthropometry and propelled technologies of endocrinology, eugenics, and population control.
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention
October 8-10, 2020
Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel
English Nineteenth-Century Panel
The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as:
Routledge Companion to Global Literary Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15.
This session addresses tensions between efforts to combat injustice or silencing through literary/artistic representation and dangers of appropriating other people’s stories; formal strategies that negotiate the dangers of appropriation; ways of asserting responsibility to the people depicted on the page rather than authority over their stories. Discussion of all genres and media welcome. Please send 250w abstract and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by March 15.
This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of the human condition, particularly aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, and religious values. We welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and especially interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Reviews of books, films, and exhibits are also welcome.
****This is a CFP for MLA 2021*** In Habeas Viscus (2014), Alexander Weheliye invokes metonyms of Nazism, European colonialism, and American slavery, revising Paul Gilroy to argue, "the concentration camp, the colonial outpost, and the slave plantation suggest three of many relay points in the weave of modern politics, which are neither exceptional nor comparable, but simply relational." However, where Gilroy and Weheliye are particularly interested in how colonial practices preceded and underwrote fascism, they also raise the question of how fascism relates and returns to America. Over the past six years, beginning with Christopher Vials's Haunted by Hitler (2014), there have been a number of significant scholarly works that
RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Creative WorkSouth Asia is well known for its enormous creative output in terms of fiction. We invite creative writers to submit short fiction (not more than 3000 words) to be read as part of a panel that represents the theme of identity. Selections from a larger work that speaks directly to some aspect of identity specific to the region, or a stand-alone short piece are welcome. Please note that due to time constraints, each author will be given no more than 20 minutes to read their work. RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Critical AnalysisWe invite papers on the broad theme of how cultural texts deal with nationalism in the twenty first century.
A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam
Edited by Ian Bekker, Sabine Planka and Philip van der Merwe
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Ninth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 22–23 May, 2020.
For the ninth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND NATURE
"Movement through Arthurian Legend"
Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?
We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:
Critical Misanthropy: A Symposium
15th May 2020
University of Amsterdam
Organizers: Emelia Quinn and Eva Meijer
Keynote speaker: Robert McKay
CFP CLOSING SOONEdited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and AuthorshipEditors: Dr. Melanie Robson (UNSW Sydney), Dr. Jessica Ford (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Dr. Phoebe Macrossan (Queensland University of Technology)In his 20 years in the US television industry Ryan Murphy has amassed a large and diverse body of television work. Murphy exemplifies the modern TV mogul, operating as an executive producer, creator, showrunner, writer and director on a wide range of series.
Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020
Submissions by 15 June 2020
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions for the following sponsored roundtable and papers sessions to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020.
“Trauma and Horror”
ELN (English Language Notes) 59.2, Fall 2021 (Duke University Press)
Editor: Kelly Hurley, University of Colorado at Boulder
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel taking place at the 2020 South Central Modern Language Association annual conference. The conference will be held in Houston, TX, on October 8-10. We welcome papers on any and all non-dramatic literary Renaissance works, including works from the English Renaissance/Early Modern period. From Machiavelli to Milton and Cervantes to Stanley, all works of poetry and prose are open for consideration. Neither the conference nor the panel have a theme, so we welcome papers with a wide range of topics. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 10, 2020. Please email your 250-word abstracts to chair Ali Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILLIAM O'FARRELL FELLOWSHIP 2020Northeast Historic Film, Maine www.oldfilm.org_____________________________________________________________________________Northeast Historic Film announces the eleventh year of the William O’Farrell Fellowship, awarded toan individual engaged in research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on movingimage history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film.
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 email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
November 5-8, 2020
“Cultures of Collectivity”
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of cultural collectivity in 19th century Britain.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
From ‘city symphonies’ to the German querschnitt or ‘cross-section’ films of the 1920s and 1930s, cinema and the modernist city are tightly bound in a catalytic dialogic.
Human/Kind Press seeks submissions of craft essays for an anthology exploring connections between identity and narrative craft. How can a marginalized identity bring a new perspective to how writing works? How can a marginalized identity challenge and/or complicate an old idea about how writing works? Essays should explore the connection between at least one marginalized identity and one craft element of fiction (such as characterization, interiority, or verisimilitude). This anthology seeks to give a platform to writers of diverse backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to queer writers, writers of color, and disabled/chronically ill writers. 1,500-4,500 word craft essays accepted. No submission fee. Contributors will be paid $20.
Back Talk: Women’s Writing, Modernism and Resistance
The Third Modernist Network Cymru Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
17-18 June 2020
Keynote speakers: Prof. Kirsti Bohata (CREW, Swansea University), Prof. Diana Wallace (University of South Wales)
Co-organised by Josie Cray, Elizabeth English and Siriol McAvoy
Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age
May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland
EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE: March 22.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)
The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.
Conservative Counter-Revolutions: Papers on Nineteenth-century conservatism(s) that emerged in reaction to the century's revolutions and reforms, and on the consequent radicalization of conservatism that still informs it today. 300-word abstracts by March 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Body at Work: Gender, Labour, Migration
University of London, Paris
20 November 2020
Keynote Speaker: Manuela Martini, Université Lumière Lyon 2
The LLC 16th-Century English Forum invites submissions for "Inventing Time in the Sixteenth Century" at MLA 2021 in Toronto:
How does sixteenth-century writing challenge current critical approaches to time and/or the future? What unique investigations might it prompt or support? What kinds of time has it invented? Have such temporal experiments and inventions persisted? Send 300-word abstract and two-page CV to J.K. Barret (email@example.com) no later than March 15, 2020.
For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the International Vladimir Nabokov Society welcomes proposals on the following theme:
Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images
Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality? Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a very short bio by March 24th, 2020.
The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from July 16-18, 2020.