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Women and Lydgate (a roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lydgate’s relationship with women was complicated. Within 200 lines of one poem, he denigrates their instability and denounces another author’s misogyny. Beyond the treatment of women in his works, he counted several influential women among his patrons. Political and religious extremists of our own time have attempted to appropriate medieval studies for patriarchal purposes, and we must challenge these views by fully explicating the complexities of texts about and connected to women. This roundtable solicits brief papers exploring Lydgate’s relationship with women as characters and patrons. We will attempt to untangle the various threads of Lydgate’s treatment of and relationship to women.

Lydgate's Little Library @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:54pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

A full 43% of Lydgate’s works in the DIMEV have no print or online editions. Rather than situating Lydgate in relation to his “big works” that have (sometimes multiple) editions – “Siege of Thebes,” “Troy Book,” and “Fall of Princes” – we should take our cue from Thomas Warton, who in 1840 wrote that “to enumerate Lydgate’s pieces, would be to write the catalogue of a little library.” We invite proposals addressing “Lydgate’s Little Library” – those pieces that demonstrate his “versatility of talents” (to quote Warton) and do not get the scholarly or pedagogical attention that his larger works do.

EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP // EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

25th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 17-19 July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

OUR DICKENS: DICKENS AND HIS PUBLICS

17th-19th July 2020, Bloomsbury, London

In 2020, the 150-year anniversary of Dickens’s death, the annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in Bloomsbury, Dickens’s home for periods of time and where he produced some of his most memorable novels. Organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum (formerly the Dickens House Museum), the anniversary Symposium seeks to explore what Dickens means to so many people across the world and why he has meant so much to diverse publics over time.

Special Issue: Image/Art/History - Irish Latin American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:51am
Society for Irish Latin American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Call for Submissions

Irish Migration Studies in Latin America 

2020 Special Issue:

 

HISTORY, ART & IMAGE

 

In this special issue of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America,the journal of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), we are seeking:

 

 • IMAGES with entries or articles on Irish artistic figures/subjects in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean.

 

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Proverbs and Wisdom

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:50am
Early Proverb Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Early Proverb Society emphasizes the functions of that mobile, morphic form, the proverb.  EPS showcases our readings at a round table (three to four discussants and one respondent) and a panel of papers (three speakers) at the 55th Congress, May 7-10, 2020.  All methodological approaches are welcomed warmly.

Round table:  Medieval Proverbs:  Exchanges, Clashes, and Transactions

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:08am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Medieval animal studies has tended to privilege literary and encyclopedic texts, viewing animals within Aristotelian hierarchies of rationality, while research on animals in medieval medicine has focused on their use as ingredients, rather than their potential status as patients. There have been few discussions of animals and humans in relationships of care, or of animals as the recipients of medical treatment. In this panel, we seek to expand these conversations by centering veterinary medicine, including treatment manuals (e.g., hawking handbooks), literary representations of veterinary practices (e.g., romance heroes caring for horses), and other genres that concern the (un)ethical, (il)legal, or (im)proper treatment, training, or keeping of animals.

Edited Collection: RuPedagogies of Realness: Teaching and Learning in RuPaul’s Drag Race and its Paratextual Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:05am
Lindsay Bryde/Tommy Mayberry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Edited Collection scheduled for publication with McFarland

Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Mandl School, the College of Applied Health) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Guelph)

“[Drag queens] ‘mother’ one another, ‘house’ one another, ‘rear’ one another, and the resignification of the family through these terms is not a vain or useless imitation, but the social and discursive building of community, a community that binds, cares, and teaches, that shelters and enables.” (137)

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Middle Grounds: The Politics and Aesthetics of Medieval Mediocrity

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 7:16pm
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Medievalists @ Penn Sponsored Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

What can we learn from unexceptional texts and artifacts in the Middle Ages? How can we critically assess the metrics by which we evaluate quality? How can medieval studies reconcile, or recover from, the history of Orientalism in its estimation of non-European medieval traditions? This panel builds on conversations during the 2019 Medievalists @ Penn Conference on Mediocrity (https://middling-ages.tumblr.com), which we seek to carry in more explicitly transcultural directions.

Fairy Tale Area at PCA in Philly, 4/15-4/18

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 2:29pm
Amanda Caleb/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Religion and Jorge Luis Borges

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
Max Ubelaker Andrade / University of Massachusetts Lowell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel within the March 5-8 2020 NeMLA conference in Boston is dedicated to a discussion of the ways that religion intertwines with fiction in the work of Jorge Luis Borges. 

Your presentation might consider one or several of the following questions:

How did Jorge Luis Borges draw from and transform different theological traditions in his fiction and poetry?

Are there interesting relationships between Borges's fictionalized theologies and literary theory? How do they correspond to his ideas about fiction? 

Do different religious traditions respond to separate aspects of the author’s literary project, or do they overlap and combine? What functions to they serve? 

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Purity and Power: Literary Interventions in Logics of Hierarchy

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:05pm
Northeast MLA 2020 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between purity and power? The normative valuation of purity may be rooted in religion. In fact, purification rituals and instruction that link purity to transcendence come close to a universal feature of religiosity. Yet purity or “purism” is also thoroughly political, as Alexis Shotwell shows in her book Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. Shotwell’s analysis shows that purity legitimates the disavowal of complicity in ecological, colonial, and other systemic crimes. Purity attends conceptions of various identities, including caste, class, race, gender, and sexuality, inheres in constructions of deviant to moral behavior, and activates disgust as a politically mobilizing agent.

International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:05pm
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University (Spain).

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

 

WAYS OF PARTICIPATION:

 

OPTION 1:

SAMLA 91 Special Call for Abstracts: A Toni Morrison Tribute

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

SAMLA 91 Special Call for Abstracts: A Toni Morrison Tribute

To honour the late Toni Morrison, SAMLA seeks papers to explore her illimitable legacy as a writer, publisher, intellectual, and citizen. SAMLA welcomes abstracts on any topics germane to Morrison's work and life. Special consideration will be given to abstracts addressing:

-          Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' recent documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

-          Morrison's final non-fiction collection The Source of Self-Regard: Essays, Speeches, Meditations (2019)

-          Teaching Morrison in the Twenty-First Century

TESOL: Areas of Advocacy Call for Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:04pm
Christine E. Poteau / Rowan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

 

Christine E. Poteau, Carter A. Winkle, and Babak Khoshnevisan of the Social Responsibility Interest Section (SRIS) of TESOL invite unpublished and original empirical, theoretical, or pedagogically-focused chapter proposal submissions for an edited volume organized around the four Areas of Advocacy (AOAs): EL Advocacy; Intersections of Identity in Language Teaching; Professional Learning; and Global Issues in English Language Teaching.

 

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session) Roundtable https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18025 

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session) https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18071

Open Session on the Neoavanguardia, the Novissimi, the neosperimentali, et alii. (Panel in Italian Language and Literature)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:01pm
NeMLA, Boston, Copley Place (5-8 March 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Maria Corti has written, the strength of all artistic avant-gardes may be found in their “foolish squandering of the past” and of how literature plays host, in precise historical moments, to writers who consider their role irreconcilable with those who preceded them; who believe it is their destiny to live among the gravestones of tradition; and believe they are engaged, in “incandescent conversation,” with the future. The panel invites participants to debate the enduring contributions of the Italian neo-avantgarde against the background of social and political upheaval that characterized Italy in the 1960s.

William Peace University 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference: Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
William Peace University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

WPU INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: EXPLORING THE MACABRE, MALEVOLENT, and MYSTERIOUS

OCTOBER 17-18

WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA

The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done on the myriad of concepts falling within this theme.

Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography.

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
Women Picturing Revolution
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Women Picturing Revolution is pleased to announce a call for papers on the topic of Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Playing with Game Theory

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:57am
Game Cultures Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Games Culture Society showcases the importance of games —and their various manifestations — in medieval culture. Importantly, the theoretical implications of games extends beyond the temporal and spatial borders of the game space itself into larger aesthetic, ethical, cultural, and social arenas. The GCS serves to highlight the importance and multivalent purpose of games in medieval culture as a way to understand better their function in society both then and now. We are pleased to announce the following Calls For Papers for the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 7 – 10, 2020:

Approaches to Teaching Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:54am
Lynn Domina
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most frequently taught texts—it appears on syllabi for American literature, African American literature, American history, life writing, and gender or women’s studies courses. It is taught in high schools as well as in colleges and universities. Yet, very few resources are currently available for instructors.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:45am
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the SUU Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

Dwelling in Time and Space: Comics and Identity (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:45am
Anna Christine and Joanna McQuade
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How does the space of comics allow for the shaping of identity or the sharing of experiences? The increase in scholarly attention to the graphic novel genre and category is often linked to the rise of graphic memoir, with texts such as Art Spiegelman's Maus and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis stimulating more respect for the medium of comics and its social/cultural significance. This panel is interested in exploring comics that deal with the complexities of identity—visually, generically, thematically, materially. Texts such as Tillie Walden’s Spinning, Cristy C.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:29am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Reading in Theory

 

Heritage, Terroir and Community: 3rd Global Food and Drink in the 21st Century Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:22am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Food and drink not only provide the nourishment that sustains life, they also serve as an anchor for identity by tethering human kind to a particular place in nature, culture, time and place. Food has long been the immigrant’s language for articulating a conflicted sense of identity, a diasporic community’s language for a conflicted sense of cultural heritage, and for a nation’s augmented conflict over notions of territories and boundaries. As recipes and rituals around dining and drinking practices are handed down from one generation to the next, they help to create a sense of connection to those who have come before us and those who will come after us.

Call for Papers - Bulgarian Studies Journal

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:21am
Bulgarian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers
Bulgarian Studies Journal

Bulgarian Studies (ISSN 2638-9754) is an annual online peer-edited journal that includes content related to the study of Bulgaria and its culture. 

NeMLA 2020: Now What? The Comparative Literature Degree and the Job Market

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice for Comparative Literature PhDs on the job market. Topics we hope to discuss include:

 

 

 

· Applying for jobs in unitary disciplines such as an English or Language department

 

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