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NeMLA 2020: New Sincerity in Contemporary Central and Eastern European Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:25pm
Sanja Ivanov / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

 

NeMLA 2020 Seminar

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

This seminar seeks to explore the current engagements with "New Sincerity" in literature from Central and Eastern Europe. It expands the geographic borders of discourses on "New Sincerity" by moving beyond the North American and post-Soviet contexts. It also aims to examine the changes to the "New Sincerity" aesthetic in an age of "post-truth" and more than two decades after David Foster Wallace’s call for writers who are "too sincere."

Urban Migration and Its Discontents: Place and Displacement in the City (NeMLA2020; Boston, 3/5-8/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Cities, as entry points and destinations for migrants, have long been represented culturally as places of vibrant interaction, struggles for assimilation, housing and employment exclusion, and dangerous infiltration. For instance, the official city celebrations of the diverse immigrant populations who have shaped and re-shaped the cityscape can lead to cultural amnesia or ignorance of the conditions that created neighborhoods like New York’s Harlem, San Francisco’s Castro, or London’s Spitalfields.

Reminder: NeMLA 2020 Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology: Writing Studies Pedagogy in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.

Prince: The First Decade

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:24pm
Dr Kirsty Fairclough/ The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers:

78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.

A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, United Kingdom and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

June 3 & 4, 2020, The Robert E. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, University of Minnesota, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Organising Committee:

Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.

ACLA 2020 : Unfolding the Untold: New Stories from Old Parables

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Tulin Ece Tosun and Lisa Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“I  am  all  for  putting  new  wine  in  old
bottles,  especially  if  the  pressure  of  the  new  one
makes the old bottles explode”

           Angela Carter
“Notes from the Front Line”

War Memories: From the military to the Civilians

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Le Mans University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

War narratives are subject to emphases, orientations and points of view that give a particular flavour to wars fought by populations (anonymously, individually and/or hidden in an organisation, secret or not)  and by the military (from high command to the ‘unknown soldier’). Such accounts evolve with the benefit of hindsight, the writing of history textbooks and the constant (re)interpretations of archives (new or not) and the official version a country wishes to put forward according to its political agendas and visions of patriotism, citizenship and human rights, or its diplomatic or international policy objectives.

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature

 

Panel Organizers: Alicia Alves (16apa@queensu.ca), Lin Young (l.young@queensu.ca), and Alyce Soulodre (17as43@queensu.ca)

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, May 30-June 5, 2020

Game-based Learning Conference – City University of New York (1/15-17/20 – proposals due 10/20/19

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
CUNY Games Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

The CUNY Games Conference 6.0

A three-day event to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education.

January 15-17, 2020, at the CUNY Graduate Center

and the Borough of Manhattan Community College


Call for Proposals -- due Oct. 20, 2019

We invite all involved in higher education pedagogy — faculty, administrators, graduate students, undergraduates, and game designers — to submit a talk or poster on the theory and practice of play and games. We also welcome game demos and playtesting that focus on higher education.

Edited Volume CFP: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:48pm
Edited Volume_Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Edited Volume CFP

 

Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century

 

Beyond Ruination: Climate Change and Contemporary Caribbean Novels

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.

Modernist Studies, Contemporary Problems (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:47pm
Alex Jones/Vanderbilt University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past decade, modernist studies has been animated by the issue of periodization. As a concept, modernism has been projected backwards and forwards in space and time. Attempts to clarify the “when” of modernism have ultimately led modernist studies to the doorstep of contemporary. If we now have late modernism, metamodernism, and cosmodernism broaching the present, we also have arguments “against periodization” (Hayot), proposals for “literary transhistory” (Bronstein), and assertions that modernism is nothing more nor less than the “creative and expressive domain” of any modernity (Friedman). But what does it mean to propose the contemporaneity of modernism when modernism itself is being detached from time and history?

National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Department of English Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

 

Call for papers:  National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

19-21 December, 2019

Department of English, Dibrugarh University

Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature: (CEA 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-18, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Attending to Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Harriet Lander / University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

ATTENDING TO LITERATURE

We invite paper proposals for a British Academy funded interdisciplinary symposium on the concept of attention, to be held at the University of Nottingham School of English on the 3rd December. The symposium has three aims:

1. To allow researchers who work on similar questions from different disciplines to interact for the purpose of developing future collaborations and networks;

2. To provide a training opportunity for ECRs in engagement and outreach, allowing participants to practice bringing the specifics of their research to bear on an issue of public concern (attention);

Marianne Moore and the Archives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
University of Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"Marianne Moore and the Archives"

The University at Buffalo

will host a conference on Marianne Moore

May 22-24, 2020

Call for proposals: 

"Marianne Moore and the Archives" will focus on Moore in relation to archival collection practices, broadly understood. 

We encourage proposals drawing on research collections at the Rosenbach or on the Marianne Moore Digital Archive but also proposals on Moore's appearance in other modernist archives, in relation to networks of her friends and peers, to current theories and practices of archiving, or on Moore herself as a librarian, a collector, and a self-archivist. 

NEMLA 2020: Gender, Identity, and Belonging in Minority Women Artistic Production

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
TULIN ECE TOSUN/ RIHAM ISMAIL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Within the current political discourse and political turmoil, representation of women’s races, identities, cultures, precisely of minority women, continue to be under discussion.  Women critics and writers have discussed and examined how current political discourse have changed the understanding of identity in connection with ethnicity, race, color, and language. Identity is formed and shaped by culture, beliefs, race, ethnicity, and space among several other factors. Stuart Hall argues “Identity is never complete, always in process, and always constituted within, not outside, representation.” With this in mind, how complex then this process of construction becomes when color, race, or religion emerges as defining factor of whether or not one belongs?

M@P: Technique and Technology in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Medievalists@Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

12th-Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate Conference

Date: April 17, 2020
Keynote: Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College), author of
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (2015)

Exigence in the Anthropocene: Teaching Ecocomposition in the Age of Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Justin Everett/University of the Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Global climate change is perhaps the most serious threat human beings have ever faced. Human-caused global warming is already upon us with increased temperatures, extreme weather events, massive storms, unprecedented drought, flooding, wildfires, melting ice, sea rise, warming and acidification of oceans, and growing animal extinctions. Scientists now predict that, within a generation, planetary catastrophes may significantly disrupt global food production, create unlivable temperatures in many regions, submerge cities, and create hundreds of millions of refugees. Unchecked, climate change has apocalyptic consequences not only for human beings, but for all life on earth.

CfP: The Sound of the Past

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Journal of Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 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?

Rebirth, renewal, Renaissance: Postcolonial Literary Panel, SAES (French Society for English Studies) Conference, Tours (France), 4-6th June 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
Jaine Chemmachery/ Université Paris Dauphine PSL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.

Intercultural Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
NeMLA 2020-Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 BOSTON

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html

 

The 51st Annual Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5-8, 2020.

 

Panel Proposal

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference “Risk and Safety” June 4-5, 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

We are honored to announce the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference. This combined conference is organized jointly by the University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) on June 4-5, 2020 in Białystok, Poland, and the topical theme of the conference will be “Risk and Safety” in different areas of human sciences.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Bayer, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg

Dr. Anna Barcz, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich

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