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Literature/Film Association Annual Conference (Portland, 9/12-9/14)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:40pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

REBOOT • REPURPOSE • RECYCLE

September 12-14, 2019

University of Oregon in Portland

Portland, Oregon, USA

Keynote: Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University and Matt McCormick, Gonzaga University

KATHRYN BIGELOW: A VISIONARY FILMMAKER

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:40pm
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

 

Call for Papers

The Second International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton presents

Kathryn Bigelow: A Visionary Filmmaker

Thursday July 11th 2019 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton

Keynote: Dr Deborah Jermyn, University of Roehampton, London

St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies Graduate Conference 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
t Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

We are announcing a call for papers for the second St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) Graduate Conference. This three-day conference is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in any area of Medieval Studies. The second day of the conference will be devoted to the theme Politics and Political Thought and we would particularly welcome abstracts related to this topic from scholars working in any of the fields mentioned below. We aim to encompass a range of historical perspectives, from art to archaeology, law to literature.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by: Prof Carole Hillenbrand (Edinburgh and St Andrews) Dr Charles West (Sheffield)

2019 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2019 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:  

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett

How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?

CFP (Book chapter abstracts): Social Order and Authority in Disney/Pixar Films

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
Kellie Deys/Nichols College Denise Parrillo/Community College of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Much has been written about Disney’s stereotypical representations of gender, race, sexuality, and ethnicity.  Here, we are interested in exploring how Disney portrays authority and social order in its animated feature length theatrical films. 

Underlying questions of the project include but are not limited to:

MARGIN Symposium 2019: Out of Place / Out of Time

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

MARGIN Symposium 2019

“OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME”

New York University

May 3, 2019

 

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network (MARGIN) is proud to announce the third annual MARGIN Symposium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The theme of this year’s symposium is OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME. We invite papers that participate in a larger discussion of temporalities and places.

[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

MMLA Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
Science and Fiction Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).

Ezra Pound: A Century Later

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
Michael Sollars Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Deadline Extended

Ezra Pound: A Century Later

deadline for submissions: 

March 1, 2019

full name / name of organization: 

Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University

contact email: 

michael.sollars@tsu.edu

Ezra Pound: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: April 20, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: August 30, 2019

Memory and Movement

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:33pm
Graduate Center for Literary Research at UC Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers: Memory and Movement

6th Annual Graduate Center for Literary Research Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

Edited collection: Rewriting America: The Federal Writers’ Project and its Ongoing Impact on American Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:35pm
Editor: Sara Rutkowski, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019

I am seeking contributors from across the disciplines for a proposed collection of essays on the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). As the first multidisciplinary retrospective of the FWP, Rewriting America: The Federal Writers’ Project and its Ongoing Impact on American Culture will address two important questions: What impact did the FWP have on American culture AND how can this Depression-era program guide us in the future?

This proposed collection is currently under review by a university press.

Project Description:

Call for Papers: Art, Activism, and the Pursuit of a Better Life

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:43am
Wendy Chase, Interdisciplinary Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Recently there has been a surge in art of dissent as creators and performers respond to the uptick of injustice, inequality, and authoritarianism around the world. In the wake of the Gezi Taksim protests, public performance and graffiti art exploded throughout Instanbul; Syrian artists have been documenting their pain and satirizing Assad’s brutal regime through digital art, posters, and graffiti since 2011; in Russia, Pussy Riot staged unsanctioned guerrilla concerts against the authoritarian practices of the Vladimir Putin; in China, Ai Weiwei and Jacob Applebaum stuffed panda bears with shredded NSA documents and embedded micro chips containing sensitive information, distributing some to institutions where they could be safely guarded as art objects.

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?

Call for Journal Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Sino-American Humanity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

                                                                                                      Call for Submissions

                                                                                      Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies

Duality in the Early Modern Period

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:41am
Mark J. Radomski / University of Wisconsin-Madison / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Sessions Call for Papers

“Duality in the Early Modern Period”

Midwest Modern Language Association

Chicago, IL

November 14-17

 

CfP: Spanish Peninsular Literature (pre-1700) / MMLA in Chicago, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:41am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Chicago (November 14-17, 2019). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: dual identity, double meanings, double entendre, mirror images, reflections, binaries, parallels, repetitions, translations, imitations, adaptations, distortions, and echoes.

Bob Dylan's "Twinned America" in the Great Novel of Duluth

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:40am
Garin Cycholl / Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Session at Midwest MLA's Annual Conference; Chicago, IL on November 14-17, 2019:

"Bob Dylan's 'Twinned America' in the Great Novel of Duluth"

2019 Southeastern Renaissance Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:38am
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here:  SRC Paper Submission Module.

For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019.  Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.

Chapters soliticited: Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:38am
Jami Carlacio, Yale Divinity School
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chapters are solicited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

 

Please send inquiries to Jami.Carlacio@yale.edu to pitch your idea.

 

Double the Dickens: Counterparts and Multiples in the Works

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:37am
The Dickens Society/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Charles Dickens utilizes various devices facilitating comparison and comprehension throughout many of his novels, short stories, and other literary output. Most famously, Dickens employed doubling and doppelgängers in A Tale of Two Cities (1859) to demonstrate the ideological similarities and differences between not only look-alikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, but the cities of London and Paris. In Uneven Developments (1988), Mary Poovey has revealed how in David Copperfield (1850), the hero’s instinctive dislike for Uriah Heep’s mock humility may indicate his own discomfort regarding their similar financial positions and goals for career advancement.

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:32am
Viviana Pezzullo / Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Folk Horror Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:56am
Falmouth University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

FOLK HORROR IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

Folk Horror in the 21st Century, is a two-day conference to be hosted by Falmouth University (UK) on Thursday September 5 and Friday September 6, 2019. The conference organizers Ruth Heholt (Falmouth University, UK) and Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University, USA) invite proposals on all aspects of folk horror, in all periods, across all regions and in all mediums, exploring the meanings and manifestations of the folk horror renaissance in the 21st century.

 

Keynote and plenary speakers: Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University), Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) and Bernice Murphy (Trinity College Dublin).

 

MMLA Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:54am
Midwest Moderrn Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Sacred texts and folklore are filled with stories of twins, doubles and doppelgängers, struggling with one another for control of their worlds, and writers have continued to borrow, adapt, appropriate those themes and characters to tell the stories of their own times. 

Bodies in Motion

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (OSU)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. Prospective papers will be considered by those working in assorted subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below.

 

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