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Edited Collection on the Romance Genre in the 21st Century

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Susan Fanetti/CSU Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Proposals

Not Your Mother’s Bodice Rippers: The Romance Genre in the 21st Century

Editor: Susan Fanetti

 

 

The enduring stereotype of the romance novel is the dramatic cover depicting the bare-chested, Fabio-modeled “hero” holding the swooning “heroine” draped over his arm, her wild hair flowing and her bountiful pale breasts swelling from her torn dress. Hence the term “bodice-ripper.”

 

Figuring Out Feeling

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Cécile Varry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Since the affective turn in the early 1990s, the humanities and social sciences have witnessed a profound and renewed interest in how feelings operate; their relationship to both the human, the nonhuman (or more than human), and other feelings. As researchers, teachers and artists, we often struggle with the place and status of emotions in creative processes, institutions, the workplace, classrooms, and in our own research. How do we feel about all of this?

Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience at 2020 SWPACA Conference (Deadline Extended to Nov. 20, 2019)

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
Southwest Popular /American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers - Deadline Extended!

Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission extended deadline: November 20, 2019

MFS Special Issue - Ishiguro After the Nobel

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue ⁠— Ishiguro After the Nobel 

Guest Editors: Chris Holmes and Kelly M. Rich
Deadline for Submissions: 5 January 2020

Washington Irving and the Theater (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for a panel connecting Washington Irving and his contemporaries to the theater. As a native New Yorker, Irving was a lifelong theater goer and even aspired to become a playwright while living abroad. His relationship with playwright John Howard Payne and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in fact, developed during this time in England when he attempted to write for the theater. As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), stage performances of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” are welcomed, but we open the panel to stage productions of Irving and his other writing, too.

 

Washington Irving and Film (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for any topic related to film adaptations of Irving’s biography and texts. Because we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), dramatizations of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and the Christmas stories, are welcomed, but we open the panel to analyses of other texts and representations of Irving as well. From Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) as Rip Van Winkle on the silent screen to Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow (1999) and the more recent television show “Sleepy Hollow” (2013-2017), interpretations of Irving vary dramatically, and we hope to explore what has entertained audiences for more than a century.

World Weary: Cultures of Exhaustion

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

World Weary: Cultures of Exhaustion
May 21-22, 2020, University of York, York, UK

Registration deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers:
Claire Colebrook, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Penn State University, USA
Daisy Hildyard, author of The Second Body (2018)
more to follow

Alfred Hitchcock Call for Papers—DEADLINE EXTENDED!

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:05am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers—DEADLINE EXTENDED!

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

 

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media 2020

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:05am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media - Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 3-4, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 3rd-4th, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2019

Theme: “Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen”

From the Grassroots to the Statehouse: Women’s Activism and Political Power

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:04am
Graduate Program in Women's History at Sarah Lawrence College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

22nd Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College

From the Grassroots to the Statehouse: Women’s Activism and Political Power

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2020

December 9, 2019

Free and Open to the Public

CFP for ALA

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:04am
nancy k. gish / t.s.eliot society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CFP for ALA 2020

 

The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2020 at Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place, San Diego, CA.

 

Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Emerita Nancy K. Gish (nancy.gish@maine.edu.) Submissions must be received no later than January 10, 2020.

 

For information on the ALA and its 2020 meeting, please see the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org

Horrifying Children: television, literature and popular culture from 1966-1998

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:03am
Robert Edgar and John Marland: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

Twitter: @horrifyingbook

Email: HorrifyingChildrenBook@outlook.com

There has been an explosion of interest in the impact of children’s television and literature of the late C20th. In particular, the 1970s and 1980s are seen as decades that shaped a great deal of our contemporary cultural landscape. Television of this period dominated the world of childhood entertainment, drawing freely upon literature and popular culture, and much of it continues to resonate powerfully with the generation of cultural producers (fiction writers, screenwriters, directors, musicians and artists) that grew up watching the weird, the eerie and the horrific.

Short-circuits and Fused Visions: The Works and Networks of Claude Pélieu/ “Courts-circuits et visions disjonctées : œuvre et réseaux de Claude Pélieu

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:51am
Peggy Pacini / University of Cergy Pontoise
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Born in 1934 in the village of Beauchamp, near Pontoise (France), Claude Pélieu was an influential figure in a number of contemporary transatlantic artistic and literary scenes from the 1960s until his death in 2002, yet he remains relatively unknown and absent from historical narratives of the period. In the 1950s, he began drawing and experimenting with collage, and later studied painting in Fernand Leger’s atelier. He published his first poems in 1956 in the magazine Rendez-vous avec le sol, followed by further texts in 1959 in Henri Chopin’s Cinquième saison.

“Pedagogy in the 2020s: Approaches to Student Engagement, Thought Provocation, and Fostering Socially Engaged Thinkers in a New Decade”

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:51am
St. John's University Humanities Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Call for Papers: St. John's University Humanities Review Spring 2020 Issue

St. John’s University Humanities Review

Special Issue: “Pedagogy in the 2020s: Approaches to Student Engagement, Thought Provocation, and Fostering Socially Engaged Thinkers in a New Decade”

Deadline for Abstracts: December 16th, 2019

Deadline for First-Draft Submissions: January 20th, 2020

Editor: Justin Lerner

Contact email: SJUHumanitiesReview@gmail.com


“Pedagogy in the 2020s: Approaches to Student Engagement, Thought Provocation, and Fostering Socially Engaged Thinkers in a New Decade”

LSA 2020--Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:51am
Latina/o Studies Association.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 

 Latina/o Studies Assocation 2020

July 15-18, 2020

Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST

 

Beyond Borders: Latina/o Studies in Times of Crisis

Hosted at the University of Notre Dame

South Bend, IN

 

Literature in the Gulf Symposium: Cosmopolitanism in an Era of Globalization

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:50am
Qatar University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Literature in the Gulf Symposium: Cosmopolitanism in an Era of Globalization Qatar University, DohaMarch 31 – April 1, 2020 Our present moment is, as the sociologist Ulrich Beck insisted, inescapably cosmopolitan: “nowadays, there is no point in arguing over whether patriotism, although practical, is too petty, whereas cosmopolitanism, by contrast, is splendid, but cold and unlivable.

Midwestern Childhoods

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:50am
Maggie Morris Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sherwood Anderson’s 1928 Tar: A Midwest Childhood opens with the title character remembering his childhood and acknowledging that he has, within this narrative, created his childhood midwestern hometown almost entirely from his imagination, “one place all his own, the product of his own fancy” (4). “To tell the truth, Tar was trying,” the narrator promises, “to get at something it was almost impossible to get at in the reality of life,” the inevitable changes that disrupt and discount the intertwined memories of childhood and place (7-8).

Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
University of North Alabama English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

The English Department at UNA welcomes you to participate in this year’s Graduate Conference: Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between

While influxes of immigrants/migrants/refugees arriving to the U.S. dominate conceptualizations of identity and belonging, it is vital to analyze our deeper understandings of migration. Migration—the act of moving from one place to another—exists in a number of ways, not just geographically. So, how do our limited ways of thinking of migration affect its potential in certain fields/entities/theories?

Eudora Welty and The Body

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Welty and the Body

Welty, Modernism, and Media

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

American Literature Association Meeting

San Diego, CA May 21-24, 2020

Welty, Modernism, Media

This panel will investigate Welty’s work and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television––that is to say, with all and any forms of media influence.  Papers may consider Welty as a modernist working with the same kinds of 20thC technological changes as such writers as Eliot or Joyce but, being a Mississippi woman meeting and appreciating change, possibly defining a different relationship to the modern

Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Petrocultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

26-29 August 2020

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Stavanger, Norway


 

SCSECS Panel--Cheap Print: Chapbooks, Ballads, News, Scandal, and Other Ephemera

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:48am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / SCSECS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 6, 2019

SCSECS 2020: The Speedy Enlightenment: Moving, Racing, Quickening, and Otherwise Accelerating the Long Eighteenth Century,  February 7-8, Embassy Suites Hotel, St. Augustine FL

http://scsecs.net/scsecs/2020/2020_panels.html

The theme for the conference is speed, and what was speedier in the 18th century than cheap print?

On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:48am
International Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Two day international Conference

Venue: Phuket, Thailand

Date: 20 & 21 January, 2020

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“How can we have more viable and livable lives?”[1]

 

Al-Kīmīya-Call for Papers for Issue Number 18

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:47am
Saint-Joseph University of Beirut
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Al-Kīmīya  - Revue de la Faculté de langues et de traduction

 

Appel à contributions pour le numéro 18

 

Le dossier thématique

Le numéro 18 d’Al-Kīmīya, la Revue de la Faculté de langues et de traduction de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, reprend la thématique du numéro 17 : « Transformations : traduction et langues »

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