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Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 3:47pm
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 22, 2019

It is a pleasure to invite submissions for our conference, titled Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: transdisciplinary dialogues, organized by the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine on November 15-16, 2019.

Call for Papers [Volume: 07, Issue: 03]

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 3:46pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 07, Issue: 03 [July-September, 2019 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-

"Tales from the Grand Trunk Road" Panel

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The oldest highway in Southern Asia was named the Grand Trunk Road by the British in the 17thcentury. During the nineteenth century the route carried not just goods for trade, but also British travelers whose numbers increased on the subcontinent as the century progressed. While the Grand Trunk Road was mentioned in Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim, many travelers may not have specifically mentioned it in their accounts, but their journeys would have inevitably taken them through such recognizable places on the route like, Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, and Kabul. 

[NeMLA 2020 Panel] "Imagining the Past: Neo-Medievalism in Fantasy Genre"

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
Jiwon Ohm/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In “Dreaming of the Middle Ages,” Umberto Eco asks the question: “What would Ruskin, Morris, and the pre-Raphaelites have said if they had been told that the rediscovery of the Middle Ages would be the work of the twentieth-century mass media?”

Indeed, the twentieth-century mass media has disseminated what Eco calls, “escapism à la Tolkien” which has influenced many modern writers and cultural producers in other mass media such as films and video games. Although such “escapism à la Tolkien,” or “Tolkienesque” fantasy, seems harmless as pure entertainment, its consumption is massive, and many picture the Middle Ages not as it actually was, but how it is depicted through medievalist fantasy.

ECOTHEE-2019: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:41pm
Orthodox Academy of Crete / World Council of Churches
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

ECOTHEE-2019: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
September, 23-26, 2019, Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Crete, Greece
https://ecothee2019.webs.com/call-for-papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

We, as humans, are beginning to re-envision ourselves as part of this glorious creation, a member of an Earth community, at the same moment as Earth is entering a severe ecological crisis. This growing crisis leads more and more people to cry out in agony (cf. Psalm 103/104:29).

Women Writing Fashion

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:41pm
NeMLA/ hosted by Dr. Jen Sweeney and Jaclyn Marcus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel is focused on the employment of fashion by female-identifying authors to discuss issues of inequity, specifically surrounding the themes of gender, sexuality, race, and class in their writing. In this panel, the relationship between text and the sartorial and the capitalization on this relationship by female-identifying authors will be explored. Given the focus of this panel on centering voices across cultures, we especially welcome papers discussing global texts, authors writing in all languages, and analyzing works written from non-Western perspectives.

Biopolitics of Nature: Artistic Representations of Environment in Latin America

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Space in what we today call Latin America has been increasingly contested since 1492. As a result, many critics have argued that Latin American spaces are constantly subject to rearticulations. Latin American artists have produced poems, novels, short stories, songs, still art, theatre, movies, and other cultural manifestations as vehicles of rearticulation, especially in relation to natural and built environments. Indeed, an especially rich vein of contemporary Latin American cultural production embeds an active ecological awareness. A considerable part of recent ecocriticism addresses how the symbolic potential of art conveys the urgency of environmental concerns.

Dependent Stages: Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2020)

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:18pm
John F. Maune / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

A playwright has to build their story within their allotted two hours of stage traffic. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses, forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. Often we are privy to the internal thoughts of a character which contrast with their public utterances: e.g., Rosalind/Ganymede, Angelo, or Richard III. Our prescient view makes Macduff's seemingly banal inquiry about his wife and children emotive fire. Our own knowing is challenged just by taking in a play as we know it is not real, yet we embrace the illusion.

After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:14pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 15–16, 2020
Deutsches Haus at New York University
New York, NY

After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and University of California, Irvine.

 

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FEW HOURS LEFT_Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:11pm
PAMLA, San Diego, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel explores the interconnection of avant-garde humor with forms of political action that defied conventional art and lifestyles. Literally meaning “advance guard” in French, the term holds a military sense that applies to artists and works characterized by their combative nature and their tendency to question the acceptability of norms and traditional aesthetic genres. Avant-garde artists made use of humor as a political weapon that destabilized the status quo by challenging moral values and promoting radical reforms on a sociocultural level.

Diva: Hip-Hop, Feminism, Fierceness

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 9:05pm
Centre for Film, Media, Discourse & Culture, University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

The shift from the margins to the mainstream has occurred simultaneously, over the last few decades, for two groups that now jointly exert a central influence over contemporary culture and politics: female r’n’b and hip-hop artists, and feminist thinkers and activists. The coming together of these two groups and sensibilities has redefined contemporary popular music (in all senses of musics of black origin), and wider culture and politics, in the West – from the banlieues to the White House, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo, from Betty Davis to Neneh Cherry, TLC to Aaliyah, Alicia Keys to Iggy Azalea, Beyonce to Ariana Grande, and all points in between.

Rethinking Peer Review: Theory and Practice

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:36pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This call is for roundtable proposals for NEMLA's 2020 conference taking place in Boston.

Teaching South Asia outside the English Department

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:36pm
South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference, Seattle, WA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How does pedagogical strategizing work in teaching Global South Asian literatures in majority serving institutions located in areas where the student body is mostly white, or lacking in South Asian immigrant groups? How does South Asian literature find a place in general education core courses? What are some current practices and challenges that scholars of color specializing in and including South Asia as a text, experience in their classrooms? We are interested in sharing experiences on teaching, planning courses, writing curriculum development projects including South Asia centric courses both for the major and the general education classes that embrace the inclusion of literatures from the global South, especially from South Asia.

Constellations: Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond (A Conference in Three Clusters)

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:33am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First Forum 2019 Graduate Student Conference
Division of Cinema and Media Studies
University of Southern California 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019
 
Constellations:
Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond
(A Conference in Three Clusters)

Narrative Poetry Panel

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks poets writing in the narrative tradition whose poems capture the personal and the public, recording and reflecting on our world by summoning the language and creating the identity of our culture. Panelists will read from their original work and then take audience questions. The Northeast MLA conference takes place March 5-8 in Boston, MA. Submit a sample poem and a short description of your narrative work by September 30. Must submit via link on NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18130

American Literature Before 1865

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:26am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2019 PAMLA Conference to be held in San Diego, CA Nov 14-17. To learn more about the conference, please go to https://pamla.org/2019

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Games 2019. Games and Literary Theory 2019

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am
Games and Literary Theory Presidency University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers

Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section  when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.

Consumption and the Literary Cookbook

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:20am
Roxanne Harde / University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

In the 1960s, long before there was Julie & Julia, an aspiring writer named Nora Ephron cooked her way through the holy trinity of cookbooks: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Michael Field’s Cooking School, and Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cook Book. In a New Yorker column from 2006, titled “Serial Monogamy: My Cookbook Crushes,” Ephron describes her relationship with the authors of these books: “as I cooked, I had imaginary conversation with them both [Claiborne fell out of favor early on]. Julia was nicer and more forgiving. … Field was sterner and more meticulous; he was almost fascistic.

Special Issue of Canadian Review of American Studies on "New Television"

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:20am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

There is a gathering consensus that television began to undergo a marked transformation at the end of the twentieth century. Two decades into the twenty-first century, an ever-increasing number of cable and streaming series imaginatively conjure the emergence of a world liquidated of normative authority, saturated with media-technological developments, and struggling to find its bearings in the fray. In New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre, Martin Shuster refers to this still-unfolding genre as “new television” on account of both its relatively new narrative coordinates and its efforts to think through the bewildering contours of a rapidly changing world.

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:16am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:08am
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:07am
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes

 

Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama.  Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.

 

Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:05am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

 

This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Liminality and Beyond: Conceptions of In-betweenness in American Culture and Literature

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
University of Zielona Gora, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Examining a Post-Endgame World

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
Lindsay Bryde / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will be looking holistically at perspectives on the first 22 films in the MCU. This arc will be brought to completion with Avenger’s Endgame. Now would be a good time to look back and assess which gambles have worked and/or failed now that a narrative arc has been completed. Participants are encouraged to consider the MCU both as a whole as well as specific franchises under the overall banner.  

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 5-8th, 2020 in Boston, MA

Submissions are due: September 30, 2019

CFP: "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

 

 

 

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Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)

Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)

 

 

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