Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. Living in an age saturated with memory and forgetting, we see the protagonists unsettled by their lost memory in films and novels: Memento (2000), The Bourne Identity (2002), Remainder (2005), The Amnesiac (2007), Amnesia (2014), The Girl On the Train (2015), The Buried Giant (2015), etc.. These amnesic protagonists, haunted by déjà vu they can never make sense of, often experience trauma and violence.
The aim of this seminar is to bring together new theoretical perspectives on the border. How might contemporary events have introduced new crossings, flows and frictions, realignments and ruptures that invite rethinking of the concept of a border? All approaches welcome.
Submit paper proposals through the ACLA submission portal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper?destination=/theorizing-border&semin.... Deadline 9/20/18 @ 9:00 AM EST.
March 21-24, 2019
Host: Georgetown University
Hotel: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.
I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.
Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at firstname.lastname@example.org
One Writer’s Beginnings Reconsidered
2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s memoir One Writer’s Beginnings (Harvard UP, 1984). Loved and admired by a diverse readership, this book centers on the circumstances that sparked Welty's passion to become a writer. Originating from her presentations as inaugural speaker in Harvard’s Massey Lectures in American Studies (then the "Lectures in the History of American Civilization” ), the book chapters are based on her three lectures --“Listening,” “Learning to See,” and “Finding a Voice” --and they focus on Welty’s childhood and family life in Jackson, Mississippi.
Eudora Welty Society Call for Papers
In 1944, Eudora Welty remarked “if you click your camera at something, people from nowhere run up and ask ‘Why did you take that?’”
The motivational impulse, artistic composition, cultural context, and sociological importance of Welty’s photographs have all received scholarly attention since the 1971 first publication of her photobook One Time, One Place. Our 2019 ALA panel invites further new work on Welty’s photography. Proposals may include the relation of her photography to biography, literature, art history, to photographic technique, genre, and history, as well as to such topics as memory, location, and racial representation.
ReSisters of Americanization: Women Writing Difference in the 19/20thC U.S.
MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
April 26-28, 2019 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference
Literary Fiction Writers--SUBMIT for this NEMLA creative writing panel in DC, March 21-24, 2019 (I hope panel will be March 22-24): "Challenging the seat of power: When antagonists threaten to take over a story, what then?"
Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.
This roundtable session invites teachers across a variety of disciplines (language studies, literature studies, composition, media studies, cultural studies, humanities in general) to talk about their praxis or to reflect on strategies that may be useful, particularly in helping learners in heterogeneous courses, programs or institutions.
Call For Papers
ZOOM 2018: Representations of Europe and Europeanism in Eastern European Cinema of the 2000s
7-8 December, 2018
edit 9/4/18: a reminder that we are still accepting submissions!
Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2019
Call for Papers, Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on or in Creative Nonfiction for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Originally conceived as the premier showcase publication for work produced by faculty, students, and alumnae/i of AGLSP member programs, the Journal now accepts submissions from any institutions and areas of interest that reflect the interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education.
This panel (2 sessions) will consider the ways in which disability is represented in medieval Icelandic literature, particularly in medieval saga writing. Panellists will engage with the concept of disability beyond the traditional bio-medical understanding of the term, exploring disability as a social phenomenon embedded in social arrangements and cultural conventions. They will seek to understand what constituted disability in medieval Icelandic society, culture, and history prior to the establishment of disability as a modern legal, bureaucratic and administrative concept.
LAMAR JOURNAL OF THE HUMANITIES
Call for Papers
Deadline Extended to September 30, 2018
Special Edition _Frankenstein_
Throughout the twentieth century literary studies that focused on world literature were defined and challenged by anti-colonial and postcolonial thought. Postcolonial theory focused on a critique of modernity and especially a critique of western empires. This panel seeks to shift the focus of the study of empire and invites papers that consider representations of the Islamic Empire. We invite papers that analyze literature, film, and other media that engage with Islam as a religion and culture. We ask the following questions, among others: To what extent has Islam affected western immigration policies?
Christopher Newport University’s
College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,
seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the
Global Status of Women and Girls
to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is:
Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present
For the Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference, colloquies will take one of three formats: Research Paper Discussion, Actor Facilitated Exploration, and Round Table Discussion. All colloquies are 75-minute sessions. This new format paves the way for focused, research-driven exploration and discussion of Early Modern theatre practice and academia.
RESEARCH PAPER DISCUSSION:
Freiburg University - Call for Papers
Centre for Popular Cultures and Music
ROCKING ISLAM: Music and the Making of New Muslim Identities
27 - 29 September 2018 in Freiburg/Germany
Deadline : 20 March 2018
Event Date : 27 – 29 September 2018
Location : Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg / Freiburg University
Organisation : Zentrum für Populäre Kultur und Musik / Centre for Popular Cultures and Music Freiburg
Who does the city represent? What does a city represent? What does it mean to represent and how does this come together in representations of cities at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries, a moment associated with the height of modernity, or at least the height of excitement about the project of modernization? The relationship between cities and modernity is often taken for granted. For example, many scholars associate cities with civilization, particularly as sites for the advancement of civilization. Yet, wholesale urban planning performed from the top down is often enacted in decidedly uncivil ways, calling into question which populations are represented in and by the city, or who is the proper citizen?
Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Fan Fiction
- Fan/Creator interactions
- Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fandom
- Music Fandom
- Reality Television Fandom
- Social Media and Fandom
- Individual Fan Communities
- Fans as critics
- Fan videos and films
- Fan crafts
- Fan pilgrimages
- Comics fandom
- Ethics and responsibilities of academics working within fan studies
- Global fan practices
Please submit abstracts of 100-250 words with relevant audio/visual requests online.
Call for Papers: Panel on Historical Fandom at PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC
Pacific Coast Philology publishes peer-reviewed essays of interest to scholars in the classical and modern languages, literatures, and cultures. Essays may be submitted any time throughout the year.
Special Issue (2019) of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies ('Lewis and the Post-War, 1919-1921')
In his autobiography Blasting and Bombardiering (1937), Lewis memorably assessed the world in which he found himself on returning from the western front: 'We were all in the post-war, but that period produced nothing but a lot of sub-Sitwells and sheep in Woolfe’s clothing, and we were not of it. I call us here "the Men of 1914".' The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies seeks 7- to 10,000-word essays that engage with Lewis’s post-war writing, activities, and social networks. We are particularly interested in essays that:
Call for Papers (Edited Volume of Research Papers) –
Indian Popular Culture: Theory, Entertainment, Politics and Beyond
The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 7-9 February 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.
Our conference investigates the history, current and future directions of Buddhism in Australasia and is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their latest researches on Buddhism. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.
Topics for submission include but are not limited to:
‘Modernism and Multiple Temporalities’
The Second Annual International Conference of the Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)
12-14 September 2019
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Prof. Laura Marcus (Oxford)
Prof. Douglas Mao (Johns Hopkins)
Prof. Aaron Gerow (Yale)
Call for Papers