Since the nineteenth century to the present, fragmentary writing has been widely deployed in literature and philosophy (i.e. Ernst Bloch, Schlegel, Mallarmé, Adorno, Maurice Blanchot, Kafka, Beckett etc.) as a strategy to disrupt the idea of totality by and through writing. Fragmentary writing as an incomplete totality, bears absent voices and traces and alludes to a whole.
Call for Papers for the Panel
European Identity: From Culture to Politics
As part of the 8th Euroacademia International Conference
‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’
Ghent, Belgium, 25 - 26 October 2019
Deadline: 25th of September 2019
REVISION & REFORM: TEACHING WRITING ACROSS BORDERS
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
APRIL 24-25, 2020
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
From kingdoms staking claims on opposing riverbanks to landowners arguing over a thorny hedge, transitional environments have long formed the foundations for political and social boundaries. Such material anchors in turn may be claimed to demonstrate the natural legitimacy of these borders and the institutions they define. Yet medieval literature, art, and popular culture overflows with depictions of such ecotones – water to land, mountain to plain, forest to field – that test both the permanence and permeability of the categories and divisions humans impose on their surroundings (and themselves).
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Body, Mind, and the Posthuman: A Corollary to Postmodern Thought
“Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?” – - -- – Nietzsche
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.
What is it to be human? How can we best live our lives in today’s complex world? What values show humanity at its finest, and how can these be cultivated?
Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries:Contemporary British and American Literature The research group “Rewriting War: The Paradigms of Contemporary War Fiction in English” is pleased to announce its first conference, “Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Contemporary British and American Literature”, to be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from Thursday 02 April to Friday 03 April 2020. The major wars and conflicts of recent times (the two world wars, the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil war, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Falkland Islands War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, among others) have affected the lives and writings o
The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning
The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
of the National Council of Teachers of English
June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO
All real living [and thus all real education] is meeting. –Martin Buber, I and Thou
This session seeks papers that bridge discussions of eighteenth-century Gothic literature with discussions of the Gothic’s role in contemporary literature and culture. Questions explored may include (but are not limited to) the following: What does the eighteenth-century Gothic tell us about our own contemporary Gothic moment? Can studies of the contemporary Gothic shed new light on our understanding of the Gothic's eighteenth-century origins? Are we guilty of dehistoricization if we apply the term “Gothic” to contemporary uncanny or scary texts?
Call for papers Spring 2020
Publication date: February 29, 2020
Query/Abstract Deadline: December 20th, 2019
Full paper due upon acceptance of abstract.
Announcements Deadline: February 1, 2020
Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre
Quests: Magical Journeys and Wayside Attractions
“The road goes ever, ever on…” JRR Tolkien.
The panel invites papers on identifying strategies and developing practices to engage students with literature from the Middle East. Topics may include teaching texts in translation, applying interdisciplinary approaches, and utilizing technology.
The 51st annual NeMLA convention will be held in Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18072
Please submit 250-300 word proposals.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2019.
For more information, visit: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html
Kalamazoo 2020 - "Scottish Voices, Scottish Borders"
Borderland studies have escalated recently within academia, though the relationships between certain borders still remain relatively underexplored. One example is the medieval Anglo-Scottish border, particularly in terms of cross-cultural relationships. When the topic is explored, it is often from the perspective of how English cultural transmissions impacted Scottish arts. This panel’s goal is to explore the prevalence of distinct Scottish voices in cultural artifacts from both sides of the border, emphasizing the rich tradition and culture already established in Scotland during the Middle Ages.
Kalamazoo 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"
Since the initial Brexit vote in 2016, conversations about devolution and national identity in the British Isles have become popular in modern discourse. These dialogues are not new; since the Middle Ages, the relationship between regional and national identities has permeated politics, culture, literature, and history. However, much of the focus has been on English perspectives. This roundtable wishes to explore the interactions between Celtic regions—such as Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and Scotland—and how these relationships between Celtic groups in the Middle Ages informs the identity crises evident in Great Britain today.
Call for Proposals: Literature, Film and the Politics of Health
Edited by Sarah Blanchette and Neil Brooks
Published by Anthem Press
ANTHEM SERIES ON THE POLITICS AND LITERATURE OF GLOBAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOM
DIÁLOGO: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Latinx and Latin American Studies
Special Issue on Latinx Detective Fiction
A Browner Shade of Noir: Latinx Detective and Mystery Narratives in Literature and Popular Culture
Call for Papers
Food and Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019
CFP for panel proposal to the annual meeting for MELUS (The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) from 2-5 April 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
The MELUS conference theme (Awakenings and Reckonings: Multiethnic Literature and Effecting Change–Past, Present, and Future) calls for comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of representations and imaginings of the past, present, and future as they relate to race, ethnicity, citizenship, and diaspora.
This panel is a part of the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association conference (NeMLA), to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8.
Submit 300-word abstracts and brief bio to email@example.com by September 30, 2019.
American and English diasporic children’s literature plays a fundamental role in unconsciously reproducing the category of Self as white and male, and the rest of humankind as “Other.” Recent attempts to shift consciousness away from this include the hashtag #ownvoices coined on Twitter in 2015 by Corinne Duyvis, to use, she explains, “for whatever marginalized/diverse identity you want…and for whatever genre, category or form of art you want. As long as the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.” Of course, one marginalized identity no adult can share is that of a child. Still, we speak for children from their narrative viewpoints.
This will be an edited collection to be proposed for publication in the ChLA Centennial Studies series, which celebrates classic children’s texts, books that have stood the test of time and played a significant role in the development of the field. The editor invites chapter proposals of 350-500 words from a range of theoretical perspectives about The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams.
Thanks to the CARP collective, John Okada’s 1956 No-No Boy was rescued from obscurity in 1976, and since 1979, has been published through the University of Washington Press with royalties going to the Okada family. In May 2019, Penguin Books marketed a new edition of the novel, tagging it as a classic of Asian American literature, but claiming that its copyright places the work in the public domain so that all proceeds go to Penguin. The Asian American community rallied against the new edition, and it has since been removed from various outlets.
By the turn of the twentieth century, the ‘new astronomy’ had developed into a proper scientific discipline, with its own sets of instruments, its own journals, its own jargon, and its own interpretative authority. With the acceleration of new discoveries and insights into stellar phenomena, the emerging mass media ensured that this astronomical knowledge fascinated an even wider audience in the late 19th and early 20th century. At the same time, literature across Europe responded to the fascinating astronomical developments in a variety of modes, styles, and genres.
CALL FOR PAPERS
with renewed deadline
The New Series of The Anachronist
invites academic papers for its 2019 issue (to be published in early 2020), featuring
a thematic section on
“Dehumanization in Literature: the figure of the perpetrator,”
as well as a general section
The history of literature and film is strewn with the brutalized bodies of women, queer people, and trans and non-binary people. Sometimes condemned, sometimes celebrated, such violence can occupy a central place in the meaning-making of the artistic work, but it might also serve only to reveal the character traits of perpetrating villains and rescuing heroes. This seminar aims to explore the effects of gendered and sexualized violence in literature and film and to theorize our approaches to its study. Are there ways to incorporate violence into literature and film that are more ethical or effective than others, and by what measures? Are there ways to analyze violence in literature and film that are more productive than others, and by what measures?
Panel: Problematic Faves - Ethical Reading in the Age of Cancel Culture
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston
March 5-8, 2020
“We need to now consider that we have elevated what we’ve inscribed as genius at the expense of the humanity and potential of people they silenced, erased, and preyed upon.”
Aditi Natasha Kini
Society for Novel Studies
Call for Papers: The Novel’s New Worlds
St. John’s College, University of Oxford
April 2-4, 2020
Highlights of the conference include:
Keynote lecture by Leah Price
Special panel on Novel Objects (RÊVE: European Romanticisms in Association)
Keyword and Novel Seminars lead by Nancy Armstrong – Adelene Buckland – Paul Crosthwaite – Mark Currie – Merve Emre –Alex Houen – Yoon Sun Lee – Deidre Lynch – B. Venkat Mani –Ellen Rooney – Helen Small – Vanessa Smith –Aarthi Vadde
Peripatetic seminar on speculative fiction led by John Plotz