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Hawthorne’s Massachusetts

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session considers the relationship Nathaniel Hawthorne had with his home state. Topics may consider the incorporation of Massachusetts history into his fiction, who is included and excluded from that history, transatlantic elements to his writing, and the shadow of his family’s history and politics over his literature.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18172.

Supernatural Connections: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:38pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

As a constant and chilling presence in individual lives and the popular imagination, the supernatural, as a cultural phenomenon, is prone to repeated revivals and resurrections. Like some uncanny revenant, the supernatural re-emerges at crucial historical moments, often transforming to reflect the concerns of its epoch. Recent times have seen a sharp rise in occult practice amongst millennials, many of whom have rejected more traditional spiritual systems in favour of Wicca, witchcraft and astrology.

Pulpit, Playhouse and Page: Theatrical and Non-Theatrical Exchange in early modern England

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:25pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

This two-day conference will explore connections between theatrical and non-theatrical texts in early modern England. Theatrical culture functioned in vibrant relation to both non-theatrical performances (such as sermons and entertainments) and non-dramatic poetry and prose. However, moments of exchange between different genres have too often been obscured by disciplinary silos.

By bringing together scholars with a wide variety of interests the conference will open up new research questions which address the creative exchanges between plays and a wide range of non-theatrical texts and performances.

Topics for consideration might include: 

Speculative World-Makings: The Environment and Human-Nonhuman Encounters in 21st.C Postcolonial Literary Imaginations

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:16pm
ACLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Postcolonial literary and cultural traditions have been always curious about worldmaking with nonhumans. In their introduction to Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011), Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey and George B. Handley highlight how environmental elements and nonhuman characters have been key witnesses to the injustices of colonialism, globalization, and neo-liberal forms of violence in postcolonial fiction and non-fiction.

Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The College Writer At-Work Book, 2nd edition, a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:01pm
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019

The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses.  This text especially works well used in conjunction with a college writing textbook in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

Speaking Truth to Power: Arab-American Women Intellectuals on Freedom, Justice, and Return (Panel at NeMLA, Boston, 5-8 March, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Historically invisible, women from the Arab world have recently been writing themselves into visibility and they are becoming agents of possible transformations in their society. Their voices had not been heard traditionally, but the fact that they are inhabiting the space of diaspora as a result of migration helped them become effective agents of border crossing and gave them the tools necessary to shape new identities and sound themselves out at both national and international levels. Arab-American women intellectuals have found a medium through their narratives to address pressing issues in the current age of socio-political turmoil.

Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
Southwest Popular /American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Profession and Performance: The 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (University of South Dakota, Vermillion, 11–14 June 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
The Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Google Doc Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mLyXZDJBQvVYsbnaE0Q907hWh6lGKUM8rSds...


 

Profession and Performance
30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 11th–14th, 2020
University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD, USA)

The Meaning of Life: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

We live in an age of global change, the culmination of a process that has been going on for more than two hundred and fifty years. Impressive technological, scientific and cultural achievements seem to have been accompanied by a deep erosion of the sense of meaning and the possibility of meaning. Along with economic well-being, enormous existential difficulties are revealed which are expressed in the demand for meaning. Along with the empowerment of and rights to the individual, there is an ongoing breakdown of communal life leading to loneliness and a crisis of meaning that has political and social implications.

Catholic Women’s Rhetoric in the United States: Antecedents and Analyses

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:49pm
Elizabethada Wright, University of Minnesota Duluth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

 

CFP

Proposed Book

Catholic Women’s Rhetoric in the United States: Antecedents and Analyses

Editors: Christina Pinkston and Elizabethada A. Wright

 

 

Adolescence in Film and Television (April 15-18, 2020; Proposals due November 1, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:31pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Area Chair, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 in Philadelphia.The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is November 1, 2019.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.

Different Voices, Voicing Difference (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The question of the relation of language to voice traces back to Aristotle’s De interpretatione, with its definition of speech as the sign of thought, and writing the sign of speech. In Jacques Derrida’s account of this phonologocentric model, voice is the ligature of “phōnē and logos,” securing their essential proximity. But if voice is only a mediation, then, as Barbara Johnson writes, voice is no longer “self-identity but self-difference.” Paradoxically, the voice marks the singular but is itself plural, sweeping the self up into an ever-ramifying play of differentiation. As David Lawton proposes, “voice is both a signature, ‘I,’ singularity, and a clear marker of difference, ‘not I,’ multiplicity”.

St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

from current and prospective undergraduate students

28th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 16, 2019

featuring poet, editor and English teacher Peter Kahn as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 in any of the following categories:

Barbarians Within: Constructing the Barbaric Other in Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:17pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For the past two years, NeMLA’s keynote speakers have evoked the image of barbarians at the gates, and they are not alone in their use of this powerful image. Barbarians evoke a particular kind of wildness and danger that continues to resonate in popular culture, from the Dothraki and Wildlings in Game of Thrones, to the raiders in Parable of the Sower. In response to NeMLA 2020’s theme, “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures,” we invite presentations that interrogate the idea of barbarism in speculative fiction. How is the barbaric defined and located? Can the racist and colonialist implications of the term ever be shed or inverted?

Deadline approaching - Fan studies chapter contributions

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Bridget Kies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Deadline for chapter contributions and/or expressions of interest is October 1. We have special need for contributions that consider transnational fan communities or texts, historically marginalized communities, and understudied media texts.
CFP: Fandom: The Next Generation
Transgenerational Fans and Long-Running Media Franchises

Feministas Unidas: Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:11pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

FemUn at the NEMLA 2020: Boston, MA – March 5-8, 2020

Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World (Feministas Unidas Session)

Feministas Unidas invites you to join our panel on fluid and hybrid identities and their impact on feminist thought, as well as on art created by female and feminist artists in the Hispanic world. We will talk about the ways in which globalization is shaping our understanding of hybridity and its relationship to feminism.

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:09pm
The Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.

Email the Book Review Editor at jsrbookreview@gmail.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.

The Oswald Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Literary Criticism

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:08pm
Department of English, University of South Carolina Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

 

The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English.  Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad.

 

Guidelines

Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word.  TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals. Each submission must be accompanied by the relevant professor’s endorsement of its originality.

All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers.  Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.

 

Canadian Association of American Studies at Congress 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:08pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020

Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020

 

 

The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Applicants may submit a proposal to one of our CAAS-sponsored panels or roundtables (listed below), or to our General CFP.

 

Deadline for Paper Proposals: November 15, 2019

General CFP

Media Attention to the Adjunct Plight: Helpful or Harmful?

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Associatio
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the last few years, attention to the adjunct plight, to include poverty-level pay, limited job security, as well as lack of respect for us personally and acknowledgement of our professional credentials and accomplishments, seems to have intensified, reflected in a variety of media outlets, from more liberal ones like The Atlantic and Washington Post to even the ultraconservative Fox News.

Detective Fiction and the Revival of Reading

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Associatio
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

That reading and literacy rates are falling is no news: regardless of medium, we seem to be reading less and less, and doing so less well, whether in terms of comprehension, retention, or critical thinking. What potential does detective fiction hold to reverse this trend and even enable literacy, however defined, to survive and thrive in our digital era and beyond? The very traits of the genre that cause some to hold it in disdain, still, may hold the promise of rescuing reading and literacy. Firstly, the very disregard with which the genre is still treated by some, despite growing scholarship on same, allows it to be interrogated more easily; thus, critical and readerly standards can be exposed and challenged more easily.

Disability Studies and Literature (DSAL 2020, 6-7 March Hong Kong)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Department of English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Conference title: Disability Studies and Literature

Date of conference: 6th- 7thMarch 2020

 

This conference will be a student-led academic event organized by the English Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and supported by the University’s Wellness and Counselling Centre under the Office of Student Affairs. 

 

Scope and delimitation:

Fall-Winter Issue 2020 Etudes Irlandaises

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Etudes Irlandaises
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS / Etudes Irlandaises

French Journal of Irish Studies

Fall/Winter 2020 issue/

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 15, 2020 

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaisesis seeking submissions for the Fall/Winter2020 issue of the journal.

Modernism and Disability Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Rafael Hernandez / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Recent work in the field of disability studies by scholars like Ato Quayson (2007), Tobin Siebers (2010), Maren Linett (2016), and Suzannah Biernoff (2017) has considered modernism’s appropriation of disabled bodies. This seminar thus seeks to better understand the role of disability in modernist literary and visual aesthetics. In particular, we encourage papers that consider how writers and artists borrowed from, mimicked, or otherwise recast disability as uniquely modernist literary and artistic subjects. Secondly, this seminar is interested in the ways modernism was cast as disabled in varied attacks on its aesthetic projects.

Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:57am
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The panel invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene.

Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:55am
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

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