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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.

REVISED DEADLINE! Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Humanities Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:42am
Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

REVISED DEADLINE! Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Humanities Classroom

(Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities)

 

March 15, 2019

 

Cameron McFarlane: cameronm@nipissingu.ca

Kristin Lucas: kristinl@nipissingu.ca

English Studies, Nipissing University, Canada

 

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.

"Race: Embodying Academia"

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:32am
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

 

Double Helix, Volume 7

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:31am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing welcomes submissions for Volume 7.  For more information, please visit the journal site: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/. 

BLACK LIVES

updated: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:15pm
Daniel Hengel / The CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference

BLACK LIVES

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Conference date: Friday, April 12, 2019

CUNY Graduate Center

New York, NY 

KEYNOTES BY:

Michelle Wright, Emory University

Rafael Walker, Baruch College

Political Paralysis: The Global Contemporary (SECOND EXTENSION)

updated: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:50pm
The Marxist Reading Group at The University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

   Political Paralysis: The Global Contemporary 

   The Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group    

   Keynote speakers: George Ciccariello-Maher and Andrew Ross

    21-23 March 2019

    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

   

I hear it every day on the radio

Somebody shoots a guy he don't even know…

 --“Turn on the News,” Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade, 1984

    

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