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Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

NeMLA 2020: "Psychoanalysis and Laughter: Unconscious Meanings and Political Subversions"

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his famous study on “Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious," Freud argues that jokes, and the laughter they elicit, allow a kind of access to the unconscious. They permit, among other things, the fulfillment of repressed desires, the channeling of aggression into an acceptable social form, and polysemic satisfaction. As the structure of a joke operates similarly to the structure of a dream (by condensation and displacement, metaphor and metonymy), it also enables the revelation of contemporary ideology and its ambiguities. Further, for Lacan, with the child’s “jubilant assumption of his [sic] specular image” in the mirror, laughter coincides with the ego's coming-into-being.

Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective: The 26th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:33pm
University of Rochester, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The 26th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

October 25-26, 2019, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 25-26, 2019. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions.

Affect in American Literature (NeMLA Boston 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel sets out to discuss the ways in which affects, emotions, and sensations shape, take shape in, and are shaped by American literatures.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Reimagining “The Middle Ages”

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:13am
Medieval Association of the Pacific
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

“The Middle Ages” are created and maintained by those who imagine them today, lending urgency to the project of narrating a global medieval that resists the field’s racist and nationalist myths. Given a need for new imaginaries:

Music & Death: 2nd Interdisciplinary Global Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:13am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

The death of a lover, child, spouse, partner, parent, friend is the loss of someone unique and irreplaceable – a presence in our lives never to be seen, held, heard or felt again. The tragic loss of familiar, iconic, well loved public figures and celebrities, the unexpected deaths of people through murder, violence or terrorism, heart rending loss through illness, disease or natural disasters all remind us of the fragility and vulnerability of our lives. In times like these music is often our companion providing comfort in the incomprehensibility of loss.
 

The Insectile

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:12am
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Uni Köln, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

 

The insectile: A Workshop
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln, 31 January 2020

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Rachel Murray, University of Loughborough

ACLA 2020: Comparative Socialisms and Literary Imagination Before the Age of Decolonization (Chicago, March 19-22)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 3:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

Inviting paper abstracts for a proposed session for the upcoming American Comparative Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago, March 19-22, 2020. Submit abstracts by September 23, 2019, via the ACLA website: https://www.acla.org/comparative-socialisms-and-literary-imagination-age-decolonization

 

Comparative Socialisms and Literary Imagination Before the Age of Decolonization

Perspectives in the Anthropocene. Climate – Conflict – Migration

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:19pm
ITINERARI. Annuario di Ricerche Filosofiche
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for papers: Journal «Itinerari»

 

Perspectives in the Anthropocene.

Climate – Conflict – Migration

 

Editors

David L. Palatinus (University of Ruzomberok)

Stefania Achella (University of Chieti-Pescara)

 

The purpose of this special issue of Itinerari would be to tackle the interrelation of Climate, Conflict and Migration, and the ways their pertaining ecological, political, and ethical complexities are construed and circulated via various cultural practices and ways of symbolization.

 

Socialist Side of World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:19pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

This proposal invites scholars to address the connection between Socialist Realism(s) and world literatures within and beyond the Soviet Union and the Cold War. As I. Anisimov stated in 1959 that, in the period following the October Revolution, the leading talents of world literature came to the side of the Socialist Revolution, since Socialist literatures associated with the new reality were rapidly developing not only in the Socialist world, but also in the capitalist world, where the best part of literature has joined battle to change reality. However, in the past decades the Socialist side of World Literature has not gotten the proper attention in World Literature studies.

Nineteenth-Century Formations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Formations

The University of Hong Kong

December 6-7

 

This interdisciplinary conference asks participants to rethink the nineteenth century and its social, aesthetic, and discursive formations. It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the categories that inform and shape our various disciplinary approaches to the nineteenth century. In doing so, it invokes the term “formations” in a broad sense, to convey the processes by which concepts, categories, structures, systems, and institutions—many of which remain in place today—came into existence during this period.

 

Film & Media Festival SIG CFP -- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:13pm
SCMS Film & Media Festival SIG
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019

//Deadline Extended//

The Film & Media Festival SIG has extended its deadline to assist in coordinating preconstituted panels for next year's SCMS to August 8.

Submission details below!

Film & Media Festivals SIG – Call for Papers, SCMS 2020 in Denver (April, 1st-5th)

To participate in a preconstituted panel sponsored by the Film and Media Festivals SIG, please submit a summary no longer than 2500 characters, 3-5 bibliographic sources, and an author bio no longer than 500 characters.

Please copy and paste your proposal into the body of the email message (avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”

The Gothic, Then and Now (Panel at ASECS Annual Conference, March 19-21, 2020, St. Louis, MO)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:13pm
Geremy Carnes, Lindenwood University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

This session seeks papers that bridge discussions of eighteenth-century Gothic literature with discussions of the Gothic’s role in contemporary literature and culture. Questions explored may include (but are not limited to) the following: What does the eighteenth-century Gothic tell us about our own contemporary Gothic moment? Can studies of the contemporary Gothic shed new light on our understanding of the Gothic's eighteenth-century origins? Are we guilty of dehistoricization if we apply the term “Gothic” to contemporary uncanny or scary texts?

Call for Papers: American Literature at PCA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:54am
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

Label Me Latina/o CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:26am
Label Me Latina/o
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. 

CALL FOR PAPERS Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:07pm
Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT), University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Papers

Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

A postgraduate and early career conference at the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford (22 February 2020)

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Medieval Representations of Scholarly Labor

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

From the Codex Amiatinus’s depiction of Ezra writing in a book to that of Hildegard of Bingen receiving and dictating her supernatural visions in the frontispiece to the Scivias, interest in representing the labors of scholars spanned the length of the Middle Ages. Not only do depictions of scholarly labor such as these, whether visual or textual, shed light onto the material culture and historical practices of medieval scholarship, but they also reveal the ways in which medieval artists and writers sought to convey ideas about the work that they themselves performed and the functions they served in society.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Migration, Exile, Displacement (roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Medieval refugees’ stories can be difficult to access, but our own encounters with contemporary refugee crises may hint at the disruption that accompanied mass displacement in the Middle Ages. As millions across the globe continue to be uprooted, what can we learn about the experience of displacement in the medieval world? Persecution, war, plague, poverty, and other factors all contributed to forced migration and exile, as seen in the expulsions of Jews from England and France; the expulsion of Andalusi Muslims during Spain’s Reconquista; displacements caused by the Mongol invasions; and in the migration of peoples escaping the Black Death.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Violating Sacred Space

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sacred space is, in part, defined by its possible violation, examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham’s “Life of Saint Margaret,” the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Legal sources also betray anxiety about the instability of sacred space: several sources note that damaging church property was an excommunicable sin, while Gratian’s decretals dictate the reconsecration of churches desecrated by bodily fluids.

CFP--Mystery & Detective Fiction, Popular Culture Association 2020 Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Mystery & Detective Fiction Area, PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

2020 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Wednesday, April 15 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Only Wanna Be With You: Essays on Hootie & the Blowfish

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Suzanne Kamata/Naruto University of Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Seeking 250-word proposals of essays for an edited collection aimed at a general-interest audience.

 

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:03pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 7-10, 2020
55th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Gothic Studies Special Issue CFP – Tales of Terror: Gothic and the Short Form

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:59am
Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Tales, fables, fragments, sketches, and other short literary forms have comprised the fabric of scary stories told and re-told, adapted, transformed, appropriated and re-appropriated. Undoubtedly, much of their debt is owed to the oral yarn, the fireside tale, the urban legend, and many have, and remain, connected to a diverse and rich visual culture. The fragmented literary form integral to the early Gothic novel and played with by the Romantics is inspired by and influences other forms: the narrative painting or illustration capturing a scene, a moment; architectural ruins both physical and imaginary which simultaneously encapsulate a moment and a history.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:59am
Pop Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

2020– Philadelphia – 4/15-4/18

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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