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Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This special session invites papers that explore the countervailing, and occasionally contradictory, double meanings obtaining in our notion of the “public intellectual” today. This session is especially interested in papers that comment on the figure of the public intellectual by thinking beyond the limits of the university and the academic profession, as traditionally “licensed” intellectual spaces and modes, and consider new networks and formations of intellectual affiliation, movement, and struggle that have emerged with the generalization of social media platforms and digital publishing venues (i.e. twitter, reddit, etc.), and especially  in the wake of the election of 2016.

 

Visualizing the Self in Flux

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:52pm
Liberal Arts Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Visualizing the Self in Flux

25th - 26th October 2019

CFP: What is Technology? (2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:28pm
Janet Wasko / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 21, 2018

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND
APRIL 11–13, 2019

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments.

CFP: What is Technology? (2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:28pm
Janet Wasko / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 21, 2019

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 11–13, 2019
whatis.uoregon.edu

The Other #MeToos

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:26pm
University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Seeking proposals for MLA 2020 convention: Proposal should investigate questions like what does #MeToo mean in non-Western countries? What does/can #MeToo do for non-Western women? How does #MeToo affect non-Western feminisms? How deos #MeToo translate into non-Western feminisms and cultures? What is #MeToo's place in postcolonial feminism? How can we encourage and engage with inclusive feminisms in the contemporary times? How does #MeToo co-exist with other geographical and religio-political beliefs?

Overall, I seek to discuss #MeToo in non-white and/or non-Western demographics and geographies. 

The Freak and its Discontents: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:18am
Alex Corey, Jason Marrott & Elisabetta Leopardi / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

‘There’s a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma.’ -Diane Arbus

 

The Christian Storyteller

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:18am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

  The   Southwest Conference on Christianity and
Literature will be held at  at the University of Dallas this year.
The theme of this year's conference is The Christian Storyteller, and
the keynote  speaker is Barbara Nicolosi Harrington. We wlcome papers  on all
aspects of narrative,  including film, which is a particular interest
of Dr. Harrington's.  Please submit abstracts of 150-200 words to Dr.
Bernadette Waterman Ward (bward@udallas.edu) by May 30.

Human Transitions, Global Change People, images, forms, symbols and stories in global flows

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:18am
Chiara Simonigh, Teresa Biondi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

CoSMo – Comparative Studies in Modernism

 

Human Transitions, Global Change

People, images, forms, symbols and stories in global flows

 

No. 15 (December 2019)

 

 

In the global era, the transformation of humanity is intrinsically connected to the intensification of transit of people on the surface of the earth — flows of migrants, tourists, professional and educational flows etc. — and simultaneously to transit of cultural elements — flows of images, forms, symbols, stories, codes, formats etc. — occurring in media culture.

(MLA 2020) "Collectivity In Crisis"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
Claire Grossman, Stanford; Joan Lubin, Cornell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 Collectivity In Crisis (MLA 2020 session) This panel solicits papers on forms of contemporary collective narration, especially scholarship that pertains to corporate voice, refusals of collaboration or participation, failed "we" narratives, and narrating at the scale of class or population. https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8786.html Please email a short abstract of your proposed talk by Saturday, 23 March 2019.  Claire Grossman, Stanford (cog@stanford.edu); Joan Lubin, Cornell (jlubin@cornell.edu

SCSC 2019: Angry Spenser

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
International Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.

T.S. Eliot Society MMLA 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
Edward Upton/International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

[MLA] Nabokov and Contemporary Writing: Official Panel of the Nabokov Society

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals on 'Nabokov and Contemporary Writing' for its guaranteed panel at the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January. We are interested in papers on how living writers - whether novelists, poets, playwrights, or writers of creative non-fiction - have drawn on Nabokov's work, whether in celebration or in criticism. How does Nabokov continue to be a fertile and challenging presence in contemporary letters?

The Alternate Realities of Life Sciences and Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Fran Cettl, Durham Centre for Academic Development, University of Durham, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 6

 

THE ALTERNATE REALITIES OF

LIFE SCIENCES AND SCIENCE FICTION

From Dr Moreau’s ‘Island’ to ‘Area X’  

 

Early Career Researchers VII (EXTENDED DEADLINE!!)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal gender forumlaunched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every year sees a special issue dedicated to presenting the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions for the upcoming sixth Early Career Researchers Issue may consist of new academic writing composed specifically for the occasion or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers. Please note that given the journal’s focus, all submissions must engage with Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.

Posthuman Climate Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:14am
Kaitlin Mondello, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

MLA 2020 Posthuman Climate Fiction Presentation #9142Kaitlin Mondello, Graduate Center, City U of New York Type:Special Sessions E-mail Address:kmondello@gradcenter.cuny.edu Description & Requirements:This panel explores the growing genre of climate fiction. Papers may address the role of the (post)human in the genre; interrogate classifications including "human" "Cli-Fi," etc.; and/or consider the novel form. 500-word abstracts, short bios. Submission Deadline:Friday, 15 March 2019 

 

The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Wayne State University Visual Culture Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

 

Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies

EXTENDED DEADLINE, ABSTRACT SUMBISSIONS: MARCH 15

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3

Narrative in Play Working Group

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media.  This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019

Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (jlee105@ucr.edu)

Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA

When: January 9-12, 2020

 

What is a working group? (per MLA website)

Race, Age, & Futurities

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA Convention 2020 (guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposals invited for a guaranteed interdisciplinary panel that examines the intersections of race, age, and imagined futures--including those that are hopeful, destructive, or endangered. Please send 250-word proposal and 2-page c.v.

Panel sponsored by TC Age Studies.

Proposal deadline extended to March 18, 2019.

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper9264.html 

MLA 2020 - Persons in Poetry and Law

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
Talia Shalev, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Persons in Poetry and Law

Panel Proposal for MLA 2020

January 9-12, Seattle, WA

What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to tshalev@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Humanizing the (Post-)Communist Paradigm: An Approach to the Rhetoric of Communism and Post-Communism in its Own Theoretical Language

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:04am
Romanian Studies Association of America MLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Redefinining public discourse rhetoric in (post)communist Romania 30 years after the fall of communism. How can (post)communist wooden language be used to theorize on the regime? 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15. 

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:01am
Tara Daly, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Seeking 300 word abstracts on the topic of Indigenous Futurisms in Latin America for the 2020 MLA conference in Seattle, Washington. They may be sent to: tara.daly@marquette.edu by MARCH 15th, 2019. 

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America: 2000-20XX

MLA Panel Proposal

January 9-12th 2020 Seattle

 

Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  

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