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Being Human in the (post)colonial: Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:47am
Modern Language Association - Affiliated Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).

How to Approach the Epic Genre in the Time of Donald Trump - MLA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:47am
Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

We welcome papers on how to approach Epic, a genre deeply invested in the exclusion of difference and aesthetics of violence, at a time when nationalist agendas abound. Interested participants should send a one-page abstract to Rebeca Castellanos (castellr@gvsu.edu) by March 15th.

E Pluribus Unum: Cooper, Cosmopolis, and American Identity

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
22nd International James Fenimore Cooper Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Call for Papers

22nd International James Fenimore Cooper/Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 25-28, 2019

SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

 

Keynote Speaker: Sandra M. Gustafson

Professor of English and American Studies, Notre Dame University

Author: Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

 

 

“E Pluribus Unum: Cooper, Cosmopolis, and American Identity.”

 

Call for journal articles: "The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature" (ChLAQ)

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo / Children's Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo
Deadline: 1 November 2019

Time and Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
Leah Wilson (Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Dates: October 10-12th, 2019

This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (leah.wilson@wsu.edu) no later than March 1, 2019.

SEMA 2019 - Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:45am
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Southeastern Medieval Association Conference

November 14-16, 2019

Greensboro, NC

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Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange

 

The Southeastern Medieval Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Conference to be held at UNC-Greensboro, co-sponsored by UNCG, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Wake Forest University.

 

MLA 2020: Literature and Suicide

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:45am
Aaron Botwick / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Papers on all aspects of literature and suicide, including interdisciplinary and pedagogical approaches.  Please submit 250-word abstracts to abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu by March 15, 2019.

RMMLA 2019 Asian Comparative Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:45am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

2019 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) Annual Convention

Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas

October 10-12, 2019 

 

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2019

 

10th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference - Theme: Metacognition

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:44am
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

10th Anniversary SoTL ConferenceMetacognition: Empowering Teaching and LearningThe organizing committee for the 10th Anniversary of the SoTL Conference, invites you to submit an original proposal for this year’s conference, which takes "Metacognition: Empowering Teaching and Learning" as its theme. Hosted this year at The University of Findlay, SoTL is a two-day conference that promotes dialog about teaching and learning strategies with emphasis on student and instructor metacognition.​  It is a day to reflect on how our students learn, retain, problem-solve, and apply information in a learning environment. The SoTL conference offers innovative, interesting, and interactive professional development sessions based on research, theory, and best practices.  

CEAO Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:43am
College English Association of Ohio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

College English Association of Ohio

Spring Conference 2019

University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

Saturday, April 06, 2019

(Re)Claiming Our Voices:

Speaking and Writing in English Studies

Keynote Speaker: Christine Denecker, University of Findlay

 

MLA 2020 CFP: Postcolonial Studies, the Environmental Humanities, and the Limits of the Human

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:42am
MLA Africa Since 1990 forum/ Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

In his 2020 MLA theme description, Simon Gikandi asks for a reflection on the role of the humanities in “defining the nature of the human in the face of what appears to be its diminishment.” This roundtable, cosponsored by the MLA Africa Since 1990 forum and the Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities forum, reframes Gikandi’s provocation in ecological terms: how do we define the limits of what Sylvia Wynter terms the “genre of the human” in the face of ecological decline and climate change? Successive reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) spell out an increasingly alarming rate of global warming with catastrophic implications for the planet and the various life forms inhabiting it.

MLA 2020: After Work?

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:42am
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Papers sought for a special session at the 2020 MLA Convention. The panel will consider the ways in which working-class writing intervenes in debates about the definition of work, its changing forms, and its political implications. Papers might consider writing that explores subjects such as:

 

- the impact of increasing automation on the understanding and experience of work

- precarity and the “gig economy”

- marginalized and/or criminalized work

- unemployment

- the rise of surveillance capitalism and new forms of workplace discipline

- the increasing exploitation of emotional labour

- domestic work and caring

Representing Human Rights Violations in Literary Language

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:41am
Laura Barberan Reinares - 2019 SAMLA Conference (Atlanta, GA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of human rights violations in literary language, to be presented at the 2019 SAMLA Conference (Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2019). Paper proposals addressing human rights violations in postcolonial or transnational fiction are especially welcome. By May 27th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Wreck Park Submission Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:40am
Wreck Park Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Wreck Park

A Journal of Interesting Literatures and Interested Criticism 

A literary journal run out of Binghamton, New York, Wreck Park publishes original work in cultural studies, poetry, and the visual arts. The journal is committed both to critical-theoretical and historically engaged analysis, and it seeks work that contemplates in creative ways contemporary debates in and around the humanities. Contributions that tie together past and present, that resonate with our current social and political maelstrom, are especially encouraged. 

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2019

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:40am
University Of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is a graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from 18-20 July 2019.

 

Celebrating its 25th year this summer, the conference invites participants to look back, look forward, and look further. We welcome abstracts for paper and panel proposals that explore southern literature, writers, culture, and key figures. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary environment, featuring graduate students with an interest in the US South from departments across the humanities and social sciences. Potential topics for discussion include:

 

Diversity and Community in Narrative Medicine and the Medical Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:39am
Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Diversity and Community in Narrative Medicine and the Medical Humanities

Deadline for Abstracts:

April 1, 2019

 

Full Name / Name of Organization:

Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/

 

Contact Email:

jbrown1@ccny.cuny.edu

MLA 2020 in Seattle Channeling Relations in Medieval England and France

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:38am
Jennifer Alberghini
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Universities often separate into departments based on geographic regions as seen in the designations of “English” and “French.” Yet for medieval studies, these two regions were not completely separate entities, but deeply entwined with culture, land, and even leadership frequently changing hands or uniting them together. Based on the 2018 conference of the same name, this panel aims to bring together scholars of English and French—as well as other disciplines—to show how their work necessarily crosses the boundaries between these two fields.

Southeast Asia and Australia: Literary and Cultural Connections

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:37am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

            This call is for a proposed collaborative session between the Southeast Asia/Southeast Asia Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) at the January 2020 MLA conference in Seattle. Given the geographical proximity and intertwined histories of several Southeast Asian countries and Australia, we envision a session that explores existing and emerging literary and cultural connections between them across a range of writing, media, and languages. 

“Across the Great Divide: Experience, Authority, and the Great War in Britain”

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:36am
Modernist Studies Association Toronto October 17-20 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 25, 2019

Conference Theme: “Upheaval and Reconstruction”

Tracing the origins of what he calls the “Myth of the [Great] War,” Samuel Hynes has argued that soldier-poets and memoirists gave this narrative of the conflict its “fullest definition” in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and that it “can be reduced to two terse propositions: the old betray the young; the past is remote and useless” (A War Imagined x). “No generation since then has questioned its validity,” Hynes continues; rather, the soldier-poets’ account is “repeated in texts written by authors who did not experience the war, but who inherited its myth.”

Evolutionary Theory, Animal Studies, and Rethinking the "Human" in Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
2019 Meeting of the Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019.

[Anime Expo Academic Symposium] Anime Chronotopes: Nostalgia in Japanese Animation and Comics

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
N. Trace Cabot, University of Southern California / Anime Expo Academic Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Anime Expo Academic Symposium

Anime Chronotopes: Nostalgia in Japanese Animation and Comics

 

Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

July 4-7, 2019

 

Deadline for Paper Proposals: April 7, 2019

 

Seriality

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 A Special Session for the 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association (Seattle, January 9-12, 2020):Empirical and theoretical papers on seriality, broadly conceived, to include work on print-culture, narratology, rhetoric, writing and reading practices, socialization, identity politics, and more.  No restrictions regarding period or region.

300-word proposals with c.v. due Friday, March 15, 2019 to: cavitch@english.upenn.edu and clooby@humnet.ucla.edu.

Inquiries welcome.

“Old English” at the 73rd Annual RMMLA Convention

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:34am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

October 10-12, 2019

Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas

 

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2019

 

Old English, the language of the Germanic inhabitants of England dating from the time of their settlement in the 5th century to the end of the 11th century, has three dialects: West Saxon, Kentish, and Anglian; West Saxon was the language of Alfred the Great (871-901) and therefore achieved the greatest prominence.  This panel welcomes individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of the Old English language, its dialects, and literature, which could include but is not limited to the following:

Language and voice

CfP: Know Thine Enemy - Antagonistic Dynamics in Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:34am
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

This is a Call for Papers for a proposed panel to be held as part of the 22nd General Congress of ICLA, which will take place from July 29 to Aug 2, 2019 at the University of Macau, themed: Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature.
The panel is sponsored by the ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
Organisers: Stefan Buchenberger, Hiraishi Noriko, Lea Pao, Anna-Sophie Juergens
The deadline for paper submission is February 27, 2019.

 

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.” (Sun Tzu, The Art of War)

Plantationocene v. Anthropocene: Global South Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:33am
Modern Languages Association (MLA 2020 in Seattle)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for a special panel session on the theme of "the human" at the MLA conference in Seattle, WA on January 9-12, 2020. Each panelist will present a 15- to 20-minute paper that helps to theorize and contextualize current debates about the name, length, and roles of the human and the plantation in the formation of the present epoch. Open to any topic, especially papers on 19th-21st c. plantation literature from South Asia, Latin America, and Africa (but open to other regions and a broad interpretation of plantations as well). Please send a 250-word abstract, CV, and any queries to Dr. Isadora Wagner, West Point (isadora.wagner@westpoint.edu) and Dr.

Sexting, Romance, and Intimacy (Journal of Popular Romance Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:33am
Eftihia Mihelakis and Jonathan A. Allan, Brandon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a cell phone will sext. One study notes that, “of 870 U.S. adults aged 18-72 … 88% had sexted in their lifetime.” This special call for papers seeks to explore the ways that sexting has affected our ideas of romance and intimacy. How has sexting influenced the popular romance novel, the chick flick, or the soap opera? How has sexting changed how we think about romance and love? We welcome papers that engage with these topics, and encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

This special call for papers understands sexting quite broadly, ranging from the flirtatious email sent to a partner at home through to the unsolicited dick pic sent over Tinder.

[Update] Georgia Philological Association: May 17, 2019 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:32am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

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