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"Autotheory" Special Issue of ASAP/Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:42am
ASAP/Journal: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

ASAP/Journal seeks critical and creative contributions for a guest-edited special issue on “autotheory.” Fusing self-representation with philosophy and critical theory, autotheory moves between the worlds of “theory” and “practice,” often exceeding disciplinary boundaries, genres, and forms. This special issue embarks on a rigorous investigation of the autotheoretical impulse as it moves across medial, disciplinary, and national borders from the 1960s to the present. In dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists, this issue will broach the central question: What are autotheory’s conditions of possibility, and what are the political, aesthetic, and cultural effects of this theoretical turn in contemporary cultural production?

Diversity in/and/or the Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Robert Morace/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Diversity, which in the US and UK had initially been associated with and largely confined to the areas of employment and college admissions, has recently taken center stage, most dramatically with the seating of the US House of Representatives on 2 January and the Golden Globes film awards 4 days later. Despite the gains, diversity remains a contentious issue even in an area associated with progressivism: the arts in general (the Golden Globes notwithstanding) and literature in particular. Case in point: Lionel Shriver’s article in the 9 June 2018 issue of The Spectator in which the US novelist attacked Penguin Random House UK’s newly announced diversity statement.

Encounters in the Eighteenth Century: Maps, Materials, and Media

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

SEASECS 2020, February 20-22, Macon, Georgia

SEASECS will hold its 46th annual meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center. The theme for this year's meeting is "Encounters in the 18th Century: Maps, Materials, and Media." In addition to panels and plenary sessions, special events include tours to historic sites including the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historic Park, the 1869 Hay House, the Tubman Museum, historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Allman Brothers’ “Big House.” Host institutions include Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.

CFP Reminder: Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:29am
NeMLA (ASLE session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology (deadline 9/30/19; conference 3/5-3/8/20, Boston, MA)

51st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 5-8, 20
Boston, MA

Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

Call for Papers: Let's Talk About Sex in YA

updated: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:05pm
Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX IN YA

letstalkaboutsexinya@gmail.com

11th-12th September 2020

Centre for Research in Children’s Literature

Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Keynote addresses: Professor Kimberley Reynolds and Dr Lydia Kokkola

New Pedagogies In and Out of the Literature Classroom-- Boston 3-5-3-8-2020

updated: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:05pm
Josephine McQuail Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 Immersive learning, active learning, creative inquiry: all these terms are used to describe innovative pedagogies. What are some techniques that have worked for you in or out of the classroom? How to you get funding for active learning strategies that take students out of the classroom?

Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies - Themed Section: Comics/Fandom: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Intersection of Fan Studies and Comics Studies

updated: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 1:03pm
Committee for Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) and the Committee for the Studies of Fandom and Participatory Culture (AG Partizipations- und Fanforschung) at the German Society for Media Studies (GfM) / Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception St
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reminder - Call for Papers

Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies

Themed Section: Comics/Fandom: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Intersection of Fan Studies and Comics Studies
Expected publication date: November 2020

Co-Editors: Sophie G. Einwächter (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany); Vanessa Ossa (University of Tuebingen, Germany); Véronique Sina (University of Cologne, Germany), and Sven Stollfuß (University of Leipzig, Germany)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2020 Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:48am
Christopher Newport University's Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Christopher Newport University’sCollege of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 19-21, 2020

 

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation

DEADLINE EXTENDED: GCWG 2020 Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:47am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 19-21, 2020

 

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Global Conference on Women and Gender CFP

updated: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:46am
Christopher Newport University's Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 19-21, 2020

 

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation

Nonfiction Neonarrative: Pushing the Boundaries of the Narratable

updated: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 3:26pm
Daniel Aureliano Newman / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Call for Papers: Nonfiction Neonarrative: Pushing the Boundaries of the Narratable  

by Daniel Aureliano Newman, University of Toronto

International Society for the Study of Narrative in New Orleans, USA, March 5–8, 2020

Extended Deadline Interrogating Men: Toxic Masculinity in the Contemporary Moment

updated: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:20am
Jon Mitchell / University of East Anglia UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

“Toxic masculinity” is a relatively new buzz phrase to capture, in the contemporary moment, problematics of male behavior and masculinist beliefs. However, the term needs interrogating if we are to fully understand its implications. What exactly is toxic masculinity? What agenda(s) does the term serve? What makes it toxic, and to whom is it toxic? Indeed, is toxic masculinity itself really a thing, or is it simply a new slogan for behaviours and beliefs that have always been a part of (too) many expressions of masculinity? What is the significance of this phrase to the study of masculinity?

“Joyce’s Others / The Others and Joyce” - The XIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

updated: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:45pm
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Conference Dates: 30-31 January 2020

Keynote speakers:

  • Andrew Biswell, Metropolitan University of Manchester, President of the Anthony Burgess International Foundation
  • Andrea Binelli, Universita' di Trento
  • Fritz Senn, Director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation

 

Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Enrico Terrinoni and Serenella Zanotti

 

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Thirteenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 138th birthday.

 

The Victorian Caribbean--EXTENDED DEADLINE: Oct. 7

updated: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:45am
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend that work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean and Latin American writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will also consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

Note: Romanticist and Edwardian perspectives are, of course, welcome, too. 

Frogpondia: Edgar Allan Poe and Boston (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe published his first volume of poetry with the pseudonym "A Bostonian." By the end of his life, he had dismissed the city of his birth as “Frogpondia” and its authors as chasing after transcendental fads. This session welcomes proposals that consider Poe’s relationship to and portrayals of Boston, as well as authors of the city.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18171.

Russia and Occultism (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

How does representation of the occult differ across time, such as in pre- and post-Soviet works? How are ghosts, alternative science, paganism, and the supernatural associated with themes and concepts in new Russian texts or new approaches to older works? Potential topics include but are not limited to the intersection of occultism with fantasy, science fiction, visual arts, politics, espionage, or satire.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18275.

EXTENDED DEADLINE UPDATED: Pedagogical Approaches to Creating Safer Spaces in the Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 2:38pm
Lindsay Bryde / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for LGBTQiA students is the fact that there’s a constant question about regarding their need to “come out” and how to determine who is “safe” (a term with many definitions) to do that with on college campuses today. This panel will look at pedagogy approaches to fostering an inclusive environment and what to do when a student needs guidance and services due to their orientation. Participants are encouraged to present pedagogy methods for educating audiences (questioning, out, ally, and general) and fostering safer spaces. Papers can address approaches/lesson plans in the classroom, as well as resources for instructors in their service activities to the campus.  

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* NeMLA 2020: Suspicion Today

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:26pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

In the wake of the recent Postcritical Turn in literary studies, a pall has been cast over suspicious modes of analysis. Eve Sedgwick famously sought to move away from the paranoid imperative towards a more reparative relation; Sharon Best and Stephen Marcus have proposed surface reading as an antidote to symptomatic methodology; and, more recent still, Rita Felski has underscored the banality of suspicious hermeneutics as a central premise in her circumscription of the limits of critique.

The Old and the New: Communities of Practice and Shifting Borders in US Spanish"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:51am
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

The session seeks papers that examine Spanish in the United States (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American) as it relates to old and new Hispanic community practices and border crossing (geographical, political, ethnic, social, perceptual, historical, religious, etc.). It intends to bring together interdisciplinary research from various theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences on Latino/Hispanic communities in the United States.  By doing so, it hopes to broaden the discussion on the use of Spanish in different contexts from more than one perspective such as sociolinguistics, literary theory, discourse analysis, cultural studies and other related disciplines.

SSSL 2020: Beyond Borders, Bars, and Binaries in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

updated: 
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:12pm
Amber P. Hodge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 11, 2019

In recent years Jesmyn Ward’s workhas received significant critical attention for its stark depiction of race, class, and gender dynamics through Bois Sauvage, microcosm of a rural South typically marginalized in the US imaginary. However, her most recent novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, while still deeply invested in a specific, southern time and place, engages with peripheries in which these categories are constructed. Where does life intersect with death, sickness clash with health, or freedom meet incarceration?

(Reminder - due today) For & Against Practice: Approaches to Teaching Professional Writing

updated: 
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 5:27pm
Callie Ingram & Jiwon Ohm / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will provide a forum for participants to discuss and analyze their experiences and offer suggestions for teaching the multi-major professional writing course, more commonly referred to as simply “business writing” or “professional writing.” We especially welcome presentations that speak to and offer strategies targeting one of our three major concerns with the course: its decontextualized state, its reliance on non-neutral codes of professionalism, and the lack of pedagogical support often given to its instructors.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Voices 2020: (Un)Rest: Movement, Displacement, Disorder

updated: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:05pm
Nicole K. Turner / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

Georgia State University’s 2020 New Voices Conference: February 7-8th, 2020 in Atlanta GA. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 18, 2019 

Artistic products are cultural artifacts; language and symbols exist as methods of representing new feelings, ideas, and experiences. In turbulent and profound moments of history and personal experience, art and literature attempt to capture and retell the experiences of restlessness, feelings of movement, and reactions to disorder. The 2020 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of (un)rest.

Drawing and Performance: Creating Scenography International Conference

updated: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 6:42pm
Institute of Ethnomusicology – Center for Studies in Music and Dance
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Scenographers use drawing as an expressive and communication tool in rehearsal and in performance. They use it as a record of a thought process and an instrument for reflection. Drawing allows discussion and error and serves as a register of the creative process for all involved.

This conference aims at reflecting upon the artistic and pragmatic relationship scenographers, directors and choreographers have with drawing as a device for the creation of space and time of performance and as mediator between the bodies of performers on stage and the drawer’s page.

[REMINDER - last days to submit] Unflattening the Encounter: Translation, Travel, and Place: NeMLA 2020

updated: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:08pm
Sanjukta Benerjee, Agata Mergler / NorthEast Modern Language (NeMLA) 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can we apprehend the “terms of translation” shaping the construction and circulation of texts and artifacts across space and time? What sites and contexts of cultural and linguistic encounter move us to question those terms? Translation can be understood as always entangled with its surroundings, in tension with and inseparable from the place of its construction and of its reception at different times and places, suggesting that the complexity of language relations can remain constant across sites of inquiry; it can also have a flattening effect for the receiver, often blurring the line between “speaking of” and “speaking for”, and obscuring the networks of actors and processes involved in its making.

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