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"How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues; Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom" (TEMA 2019, Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:11am
Lauren "Lola" Watson / Texas Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies.  This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content.  We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work.  We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations.  Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome.  Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:10am
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

4-6 June, 2020

Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow

American University of Paris

 

 

 

 

Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography:  "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life". 

 

78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:06am
Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University. Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK. Kristen Zschomler, Minneapolis-based historian and writer, Soun
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.

A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, United Kingdom and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

June 3 & 4, 2020, The Robert E. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, University of Minnesota, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Organising Committee:

Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.

Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:05am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Panel Session: Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines. 

From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image. 

Landlords and Tenants: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Famine Summer School

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:03am
National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, County Roscommon, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Irish Famine Summer School, June 11-14th, 2020

"Landlords and Tenants: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, County Roscommon, Ireland.

The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 has cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, by scholars, students, archeologists, artists, musicians, folklorists etc.  This interest shows no sign of abating. New research, methodologies and approaches have greatly added to our understanding of the causes, impact and legacies of this tragedy.

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 Submission Guidelines:

Graduate students should send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the LSJ Conference Committee at LSJLehigh@gmail.com by August 1, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .pdf or .docx attachments and not in the body of the email. In your abstract, include your name, email, institutional affiliation (if any), and working title. Please email us with questions regarding submissions. Graduate students at all levels and independent scholars are welcome to submit. For more information go to https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/lsj/

Call for Papers:

Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Kate Watt / PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.

Us, Get Out, The Walking Dead, Cthulhu, It, and a wide variety of other texts would be appropriate topics. 

Please submit through the PAMLA.org website directly. 

PAMLA is in San Diego, November 14-17, 2019. 


Border Crossings in Medieval Drama

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society.  The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.

 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

Feminist Revolutions: Literature, History, Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, 1870-1970

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Feminist inter/Modernist Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Feminist inter/Modernist Association invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on topics related to work by and/or about women, gender, and sexuality for our second interdisciplinary conference. Feminist Revolutions is open to a wide range of inquiries from various disciplinary perspectives—art history; race and gender; media and cultural studies; archival studies; digital humanities; literature; and history.

SCMS Panel: Indigeneity and Horror

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Murray Leeder
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In his classic essay “An Introduction to the American Horror Film,” Robin Wood establishes the basic formula of the horror film as “normality is threatened by the monster.” He subsequently mentions that if one were to “substitute for ‘Monster’ the term ‘Indians’ . . . one has a formula for a large number of classical Westerns.” Wood’s point is to establish the flexibility of his framework but it also points in another direction: the monstrousness of the idea of Indigeneity within the colonial mindset. Today, one of the most exciting growing areas in horror cinema at the moment comes from Indigenous persons.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Works of Joss Whedon

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Janet Brennan Croft
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Call for Papers:

J.R.R. Tolkien andthe Works of Joss Whedon

                                                                                                                                     

Nuancing the Language Debate in African Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The language debate between Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe has long defined the discourse about language use in African literature. Achebe’s argument that the writer can “Africanize” the English he or she is using (by infusing words, phrases, idioms, songs, proverbs, stories, dialogue, etc. into the writing) is very compelling because it offers writers a practical means of reaching a wider audience and it ensures African literature a prominent space in the global literary landscape.

Ableism and Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:37am
Oxford Brookes University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

C21Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings

 Call for Papers


Special Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature”

Guest Edited by Dr Susan Flynn and Dr Antonia Mackay

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
William Gilmore Simms Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

                       

WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

SPONSORED BY

The William Gilmore Simms Society

University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C.    

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020

 

The Politics and Opacities of Grievability

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
College Arts Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Social and Self-identity in the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:35am
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.

Technology and 19th-C. British Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:35am
Brian Cowlishaw/Northeastern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers: Subject--Technology and 19th-C. British Literature

 

Seeking contributors for a book of essays that explore connections between technology and nineteenth-century British literature. To be published by McFarland Press, a leading publisher of academic books. (See: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/) Essays should be of interest to, and readable by, both scholars and non-academics.

Suggested topics include:

*The effects of technology on nineteenth-century British literature.

*Portrayals/rhetoric regarding technology in nineteenth-century British literature.

"Duelism:" Confronting Sport through Its Doubles

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:34am
Taylor McKee / Western University and Brittany Reid / Thompson Rivers University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Call for Chapter Proposals: "Duelism:" Confronting Sport through Its Doubles

Co-edited by Taylor McKee and Brittany Reid

Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom (Roundtable – NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:32am
Matthew Leporati / Donetta Hines / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom

 

This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.

SSSL 2020: Carson McCullers and the Borderless South

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:41pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In conjunction with the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) conference theme of "how borders, binaries, and bars operate in lived experience as well as intellectual practice," the Carson McCullers Society invites abstracts for two panels on the topic of the borderless south: one examining immigration themes in McCullers’ works, and the other, the role of national and international media like newspapers and radio broadcasts in the works of McCullers and her contemporaries. Papers that work comparatively between McCullers and other southern writers are highly encouraged.

Irish religious diasporas 17th-21st century

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:38pm
GIS EIRE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

"Irish Religious Diasporas from the 17th to the 21st century"

An international GIS EIRE conference jointly organized by the University of Caen Normandy (ERIBIA), the University of Lille (CECILLE) and IT Tallaght (AFIS)

May 14-15, 2020

 

Black Men, White Publishers (NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In November 2018, The New York Times published “Black Male Writers for Our Time,” an article that highlights some of the African-American male writers who have won prestigious awards in recent years. For instance, Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015, while Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award in 2016 and the Pulitzer in 2017. In 2018, Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. Although they have been writing for generations, the literary establishment is now recognizing and rewarding Black male literature.

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