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Vegetable Avatars: Plants, Identity, and Subjectivity in Literature and the Visual Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:53pm
Pamela Cooper, Shayne Legassie University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Accepted Panel: NeMLA 2020 --Vegetable Avatars: Plants, Identity and Subjectivity in                                                                             Literature and the Visual Arts

Chairs: Pamela Cooper (UNC at Chapel Hill) & Shayne Legassie (UNC at Chapel Hill)

Format: Panel

Topic Area: Comparative Literature

 

Backdrops No More: Alternative Visions of Black Girlhood in Afrofuturistic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:22am
College Language Association (CLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019

In 1970, Toni Morrison published The Bluest Eye, which prominently features black female children and adolescents, who she considered to be the “most vulnerable, most undescribed, not taken seriously" characters in literature. Since that time, many authors have paid increased attention to black girls in their works; yet, a great deal of these children and adolescents still commonly exist as backstory or props for more centralized adult characters. However, as Afrofuturism offers broadened representations of and opportunities for African Americans in literature, the genre can also extend fundamental freedoms and alternative realities to black girl characters.

ACLA 2020: "Legal Forms" Seminar (Chicago, March 19-22)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:21am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

"Legal Forms"

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, March 19-22)

Inviting paper abstracts for a proposed seminar for the upcoming American Comparative Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago, March 19-22, 2020. Submit abstracts by September 23, 2019, via the ACLA website: https://www.acla.org/legal-forms.

Race/Science/Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:19am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Race/Science/Fiction

 

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:16am
Michael A Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

Sponsored by the Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

7-10 May 2020

Proposals due by 15 September 2019

 

Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:16am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for NeMLA 2020, March 5-8. Boston, MA Panel Session: Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, critical theory, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines. 

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From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image. 

Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 2:52pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Info for an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.

Call for Papers, Book History and Textual Criticism, CEA Conference, March 26-28, 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 2:51pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Book History and Textual Criticism, CEA 2020

March 26-28, 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 Book History and Textual Criticism, for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Thomas Merton (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:33pm
nazareth college
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

International Thomas Merton Society

at the

College English Association

51stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

March 26-29,2020

Call for Papers

Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network: Law & Society 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:21am
Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

 

Call for Papers – Friday, September 20 Deadline

The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network

Seeks submissions for the

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

May 28-31, 2020 in Denver, Colorado

“No Kind of Place”: Location, Migration, and Imagination

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:21am
The International Flannery O’Connor Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

“No Kind of Place”: Location, Migration, and Imagination
The International Flannery O’Connor Conference

St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Canada,

June 18-21, 2020

Call for Papers

Women and their Words: The Rhetoric of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:20am
Michele Lockhart, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fifth collection of essays, which will analyze the language used by female candidates as they vie to be the 46th President of the United States and first female President of the United States.

Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:08am
The Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP: Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

MEST Symposium, Indiana University Bloomington

March 6-7, 2020

 

Keynote: Dr. Michelle Warren (Dartmouth College)

 

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted to iumestsymposium@gmail.com by October 4, 2019.

 

 

9/11 and Its Aftermath in the New Millennium

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:07am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA, Boston, MA. March 5-8

In a 2011 Economist Prospero blog entitled "After the Unthinkable," the effects of 9/11 on literature was compared to those of World War II in that it "will continue to be a marking point." As we approach the twentieth anniversary of September 11, 2001, this panel seeks to move beyond representations of the day itself to explore the various nuances of post-9/11 literature by looking at how the long political and cultural aftermath have left their mark on literary and visual culture. 

Education and Incarceration: Challenges, Rewards, Setbacks, and Solutions Roundtable

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:07am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Boston, MA. March 5-8

According to a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 1.5 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Results from various organizations indicate that people who are incarcerated generally have lower formal education than people who have not been incarcerated. Such findings indicate that regardless of the actual prison sentence a person receives, it becomes a type of life sentence when a lack of education denies full participation in society. 

Making the Most of Our Disciplinarity: Writing Connections Among Composition and Literature Courses

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Depending on the institution, the department, the politics, and the history of a space, composition and literature faculty often face constant pressure to legitimize or explain the work that we do. However, few opportunities are available to do so in real and tangible ways with departments and faculty outside of our own. This panel seeks to explore the ways that writing and English courses function within and across institutions throughout the country in an effort to develop real-time strategies that increase the visibility of our work, including its interdisciplinarity. How can we increase collaboration with faculty outside of our own silos in order to foster a stronger writing culture across campuses?

AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AND SELF-STUDY AS EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS: CONTINUING DEBATES AND CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:57am
Patrick Alan Danaher / University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AND SELF-STUDY AS EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS:

CONTINUING DEBATES AND CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS

 Edited by

Deborah L. Mulligan*, Emilio A. Anteliz# and Patrick Alan Danaher*,+,^

*University of Southern Queensland, Australia

#Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela

+Central Queensland University, Australia

^University of Helsinki, Finland

FOCUS AND RATIONALE

Genre Trouble: Interrogating the Gaze through Film Genre (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:43am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st NeMLA Convention | March 5-8, 2020 | Boston, MA

Feminist film critics have pioneered work on the intimate relationship between gender and genre, thus problematizing and unsettling long-standing dominant narratives, structures of looking, and spectatorial positions. Indeed, much of the work by feminist filmmakers showcases an innovative use of genre conventions that opens up new narrative avenues and destabilizes audiences' expectations. Considering its historical dimension, the notion of film genre becomes an invaluable category and analytical tool to explore questions not only of sexual difference, but also of sexual orientation, race, class, or culture.

(Re)Envisioning Borders & Communities: Alternative Narratives Amplified

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 9:13am
CSSA Presents--2019 FAU Graduate Arts & Letters Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CSSA Presents--

2019 FAU Graduate Arts & Letters Conference

 

(Re)Envisioning Borders & Communities: Alternative Narratives Amplified

 

Friday October 25 & Saturday October 26

 

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