SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 7-10, 2020
55th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 7-10, 2020
Tales, fables, fragments, sketches, and other short literary forms have comprised the fabric of scary stories told and re-told, adapted, transformed, appropriated and re-appropriated. Undoubtedly, much of their debt is owed to the oral yarn, the fireside tale, the urban legend, and many have, and remain, connected to a diverse and rich visual culture. The fragmented literary form integral to the early Gothic novel and played with by the Romantics is inspired by and influences other forms: the narrative painting or illustration capturing a scene, a moment; architectural ruins both physical and imaginary which simultaneously encapsulate a moment and a history.
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
2020– Philadelphia – 4/15-4/18
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019
National Society for Minorities in Honors 4th Annual National Conference
Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26, 2019
Hosted by the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) University Honors Program in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Campuswide Honors Program
Equity, Justice, and UnderRepresented Students in Honors Education
CFP - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 1 2019
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945
Call for Essays:
Cinema in the Space Between: An International Approach
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed digital journal of the Space Between Society, focused on interdisciplinary scholarship of the two world wars and the decades between.
Deadline for submission: December 31, 2019
Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.
CFP (SCMS 2020) Screening Ourselves: Mediation, Exemplars of Difference, and Cultural Transformation
Digital media proliferates, in part, because it allows individuals to adopt, inhabit, revise, and project their ways of being. Liking, saving, and sharing digital objects shapes our personal and social lives, and has transformed what it means to see and be seen, to garner and wield cultural influence. By self-reflexively mediating ourselves in cultural artifacts, what political claims are we adopting about how the world is, or should be? Which lives are screenable, or screened?
Caribbean Quarterly is now accepting submissions for Enough!, an issue dedicated to addressing child sexual abuse (CSA) in Caribbean culture through an examination of regional literature, film, art, music, and life writing. The journal is currently accepting articles (6000 words), poems (2 pages or less), short prose (1500 words or less), personal narratives (1500 words), and art (photographs, paintings, or drawings in jpeg format) focusing on CSA in the Caribbean. This issue seeks to bring the art and scholarly communities as well as victims/survivors together to address the critical issue of CSA in the Caribbean region by initiating a conversation.
This NeMLA roundtable will engage the subject of masculinity in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, specifically through the landscape of two opposing mythic masculine figures: the American cowboy and the American capitalist. This session invites proposals that focus on either or both of these two critical representations of masculinity. How does the image of the cowboy and/or capitalist function in nineteenth-century American literature and culture and, more broadly, allow us to understand the complexities of masculinity and gender in nineteenth-century American society? Furthermore, how might we begin to trace these nineteenth-century cultural constructions in current conversations surrounding toxic masculinity in America?
Call for Papers
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
Co-chairs Carlos Villacorta and Zachary Rockwell Ludington, both of the University of Maine, invite abstract proposals for their panel on "New Spaces for Hispanic Poetry" at the annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston, Mass., March 5-8, 2020. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2019. More information on the convention and submitting an abstract here: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
The 21st Century Englishes Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling
Green State University’s (BGSU) Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, and BGSU’s
Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU’s English Department.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: Registration opens at 8:00 AM; Opening remarks begin at 8:45 AM
Location: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University
Contact Information: Co-Chairs Emma Guthrie & Morgan McDougall
This panel explores a variety of narrative strategies that authors employ in order to negotiate the ethical and epistemological problems raised by the events of the Holocaust. Taking a cue from the conference theme “Shaping and Sharing Identities,” this panel is organized around contemporary reflection on and representation of the Holocaust and its continued impact on the present historical moment. Alongside pronounced generational shifts and the steady disappearance of the witness generation, Holocaust narratives are increasingly shaped by digitalization, politicization, and globalization of Holocaust memory.
Whereas most people employ more temporary “sign vehicles” (Goffman 1959) such as haircuts, make-up, and clothing as forms of signification that can be revised in relation to cultural shifts, the relative permanence of tattoos as a technology of body modification complicates the mobility needed by tattooed bodies to negotiate their significatory space, even as such tattoos have the potential to “speak” multiple meanings across various modes of non-verbal transmission, or become the impetus for queer or non-normative kinship.
The “Journal of Public Policy Studies” published by the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, is proud to announce the Call for Papers to a forthcoming Special Issue entitled:
“Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds” (http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KES/publications/public_policy_studies/).
In a teaching evaluation for a survey course, a student complained of “irreverence toward the canon,” perhaps conflating “canon” with institutional authority and “proper” knowledge, and a lack of reverence with moral laxity or heresy. But we believe “irreverence toward the canon” should be a goal of our critical teaching and scholarship, not a flaw. How can we be more irreverent toward the canon?
The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"
Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December
Call for papers
Yeats and Eros:
Scholars working under the broad umbrella of New Materialism have offered compelling reappraisals of the ways in which we know, interact with, and exist in the world. This scholarship also intersects with recent work on music and sound, which raises rich sets of questions regarding human agency, material, ethics, aesthetics, embodiment, and the subject/object dichotomy, among other issues.
Black Performing Arts:
Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2020 National Conference
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
April 15-18, 2020
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting
Porto (Portugal) December 2019.
Conference dates: December 12-14, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August, 2019
Call for papers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Porto, Portugal
2019 Call for Papers: The 2019 ELLAK International Conference
“Nurturing Global Citizens within War and Violence Narratives”
- Organized by The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
- Venue: Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea
- Date: December 16-18, 2019
- Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2019
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) is pleased to announce an international conference on “Nurturing Global Citizens within War and Violence Narratives” to be held in Daejeon, South Korea, from December 16 to 18, 2019.
This special issue of the journal Humanities is dedicated to a field that is currently experiencing a veritable explosion: contemporary historical fiction. In recent years the genre has been successful in securing coveted literary prizes and in attracting the efforts of some of the best contemporary writers of fiction.
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020
Call for Papers:"Medieval World-Building: Tolkien, His Precursors and Legacies”
sponsored by the Fantasy Research Hub, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow,
55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reliving the Crash:
Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television
MacBain & Boyd Publishers invites articles for a scholarly anthology about post-recessionary narratives in global film and television, titled Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television. Under a new editorship (Dr. Lauren J. DeCarvalho, The University of Denver), the projected release date is April 2020.
Deadline: September 27, 2019
Event, Memory, Re-membering: One Hundred Years of Jallianwalla Bagh (2-4 October 2019 at IIT Madras)
CFP for panel at NEMLA 51st Annual Convention (Boston, March 5-8, 2020)
Narrative Voice in Autobiographical Graphic Novels