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Brutality and Resistance: Portraying Gendered and Sexualized Violence in Literature and Film

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:12am
American Comparative Literature Association seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

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?

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Problematic Faves - Ethical Reading in the Age of Cancel Culture (Boston, March 5-8)

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

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: The Novel's New Worlds

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:11am
Penny Fielding/ Society for Novel Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Society for Novel Studies

Biennial Conference 

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

 

Brandeis Novel Symposium 2020: Willa Cather, Settler colonialism, indigeneity

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:11am
John Plotz/ Brandeis Novel Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

CFP: Brandeis Novel Symposium

Friday April 24, 2020

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

 

Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2019 

The fourth annual Brandeis Novel Symposium examines the genre’s relation to issues of settler colonialism, land, and indigeneity. The focal text is Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House (1925). As in previous years, we invite papers that explore these larger questions from diverse theoretical, historical and formal angles, taking Cather’s novel either as focus or simply as a point of departure.

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Social and Self-identity in the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Updated 8/29/2019

updated: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:12am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Early Modern Spain witnessed the birth of the literary and culturally significant picaresque genre with protagonists that existed in liminal spaces that allowed society to fashion them and in turn these pícaros to refashion themselves. Through autobiographies, letters and dialogues, they became manifested not only as beggars, buffoons, thieves, card sharks and prostitutes, but also as animals, actors, rich runaways and academics. This panel seeks papers in English or Spanish that examine how society fashions the picaresque genre’s protagonists and/or how pícaros shape themselves.

Horror Within and Beyond the Nation (NeMLA 2020 - Boston)

updated: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:08am
Dr. Christopher McVey, Boston University | Dr. Jack Dudley, Mount Saint Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

To what extent does horror operate as an allegory for the nation and the body politic? To what extent can horror function as an aesthetic space to engage and critique the sociocultural, political, and historical contexts from which it emerges? And what happens if or when horror—a genre that seems inherently interested in troubled borders, marginalized spaces, and unstable boundaries—reaches beyond the nation, into transnational and global contexts?

Mosaic - Camera Lucida Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 5:03pm
Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal, invites innovative and interdisciplinary submissions for a special issue on the 40th anniversary of Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida. We invite close readings informed by feminist and queer theory, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and aesthetics.

First Virtual Conference Language, Communication and Education (LCE2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:41pm
FUR
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

The First Virtual Conference Language, Communication and Education (LCE2020) will be held on January 15-17, 2020 (15-22h Central European Time). The theme of LCE2020 is “Linguistic Advances in the Digital Era”. Seven thematic strands have been distinguished (see conference strands and topics).

CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - book series: "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:20pm
Jason Dorwart, PhD, Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Stage,” a new book in the "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.

To be published by Focal Press, an imprint of Taylor & Francis

Contributors to this book will share their perspectives on professions and theatrical work available to individuals educated in theatre, closely examining career paths that fall outside of the traditional acting, directing, designing, and stage-managing paths. I am particularly interested in inclusion & diversity and the book will have an international perspective.

The South Sea Event (ASECS)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:20pm
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The South Sea Event: 300 Years Later

CFP: Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2020 (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:14pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at 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 Composition and Rhetoric: Practice for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

 

The special topics chair for Rhetoric and Composition: Practice welcomes proposals on a range of topics exploring how pedagogies and practices shape the writing classroom. Proposals may address the following topics:

Special Issue: Injured Veterans and Spousal Caregiving

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:13pm
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

Journal of Veterans Studies (JVS) Spring 2020 Issue

Guest Editor: Neil Southern,
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Deadline: January 6, 2020

Call for Articles on Radicalism

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:13pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.

For our coming issues, we are particularly interested in articles that address anarchism, Black Bloc activism, Antifa, and ecological radicalism.  

FILM REVIEWS

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:12pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 4:23am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

Saturday 15th February 2020

Keynote: ProfDerek Attridge (York); Prof. Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) 


 

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 1:41pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

 

 

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 7:17pm
Christopher Varlack, Special Topics Chair with the College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at 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 African-American literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Stage The Future III: International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:36pm
Dr Christos Callow Jr / Cyborphic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Louise LePage, Lecturer in Theatre (University of York)

Following two successful conferences in the UK, at Royal Holloway, University of London and in Arizona, at Arizona State University, in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Stage the Future returns to the UK for its third conference on science fiction theatre on 6-7 December 2019. We welcome papers, panels, and performances that examine and explore the unique attributes live performance offers to science fiction and those that science fiction offers to live performance.

Writing the Self and its Shame (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:36pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Writing the Self and its Shame - CFP (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

Art as Liberation in the Black Fantastic

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:21pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Across the African diaspora, art was a form of expression and liberation at times of widespread cultural oppression, enabling artists of color to resist the tradition of silencing while preserving their histories, traditions, and more in ways that could be passed down intergenerationally. While much art worked to fulfill a political purpose by pushing for equality and liberty in oppressive cultures, other works aimed at achieving liberation by way of celebrating Black cultural forms, from the cutting-edge music of Erykah Badu to that of Janelle Monae.

SEMINAR PROPOSAL: Why work? Technology, magic, and the cultural value of labor

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:10pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2020 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

CFP for seminar proposal to ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020 annual meeting in Chicago (March 19-22, 2020).

Seminar Title: Why work? Technology, magic, and the cultural value of labor

Decolonizing the Victorians-extended deadline (September 21, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:17am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Decolonizing the Victorians 

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

October 14, 2019

Org. University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES-CEAUL), in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Studies

 

Keynote speakers:

Jyotsna Singh, Professor of Renaissance Literature, Michigan State University, USA

Neilesh Bose, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in History, University of Victoria, Canada

 

Critical Insights: Frederick Douglass

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:10am
Jericho Williams, Professor of English, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Frederick Douglass (2020)

 

This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Frederick Douglass. This volume will be published in fall 2020 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors

 

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Frederick Douglass, with a particular focus on literary studies. 

 

Climate Change and Comparative Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:10am
Rebecca Oh, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In 2016 Amitav Ghosh threw down a gauntlet: realism, he asserted, is not adequate to the task of representing climate change. As per the subtitle of The Great Derangement, it is “the unthinkable” both in our recent Holocene past and in the genre of realism. Shortly after, Jesse Oak Taylor called out Ghosh’s dismissal of realism on b2o’s blog while advocating other kinds of serious fiction, like modernism and magical realism, as capable of representing climate change. Most recently, Elizabeth DeLoughrey has asserted that allegory is the form par excellence for representing the Anthropocene.

Ethical Dramaturgies

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:09am
Performing Ethos: an International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Ethical Dramaturgies”: a special issue of Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance 

The history of the relationship between theatre and ethics laid out by Nicholas Ridout in the eponymous 2009 book from Palgrave’s Theatre &Series describes the relationship of ethics to theatre in the Western tradition as a shift in focus from ethical dramatic content to ethical theatre practice. Following Ridout’s argument, this special issue of Performing Ethos, “Ethical Dramaturgies,” engages ways of writing, working, and presenting performance as they show up in historical and contemporary theatre, performance, and production practice. 

Fictions of the Neoliberal City (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:08am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

ACLA 2020 Annual Meeting, March 19-22, Chicago

 

Fictions of the Neoliberal City

 

Circus, Dance, and Sacred Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.

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