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Persistent Commercialization: Literary Criticism, Publishing, and the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:27pm
MLA Forum on Narrative and the South Asian and Diasporic Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15. 

Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization.  Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.

BAVS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:11pm
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

BAVS 2020
BAVS2020.com
Call for Papers

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the British Association for Victorian Studies!
20-22 July, 2020, in Birmingham.

"Hollywood and the Holocaust" Conference Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:04pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

I seek original papers for a panel on "Hollywood and the Holocaust" for Middle Tennessee State University's Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference in Murfreesboro (near Nashville), TN, Oct 21-23.

Specific topics may emphasize a single director or film or address a theme or representational style. My goal is to include some diversity of approach and paper subject within the broad field of Hollywood cinema's engagement with the Holocaust, 1930s-present.

There is potential for future publication via journal special issue or published conference volume.

MLA 2020 CFP: Lawrence in the Era of #MeToo

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:02pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

  Social controversy, gender, sexual violence, predatory behavior - how does Lawrence respond? How do we respond to him? Abstracts of 250 wds. 

Political Radicalism and British Romanticism MLA Toronto 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:59pm
Robert L Berger
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

I am in the process of organizing a panel for MLA 2021 in Toronto which runs January 7th through the 10th. This panel seeks contemporary readings of British Romantic texts, especially those exploring the formations of Empire, Orient and Enemies, Power/discourse, and Performative Acts of Resistance. If you are interested and would be able to attend the conference please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to rberger11ec@elmira.edu

"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts."

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:52pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We seek papers on the following topics 1)"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts." Through the ages, countless women interpreted scripture through their creation of hymns, poetry, literature, painting, textiles, and other artistic works. We invite papers on historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible through artistic activity. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters, with attention to specific works created by these artists and writers from Jewish, Christian, and other religious traditions.

"Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:51pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call For Papers: We seek paper proposals on the following topics: 1) "Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women: Papers Commemorating Maria Stewart." Inspired by the Boston setting of the 2020 Annual Meeting, this program unit remembers the work of Boston orator and essayist Maria W. Miller Stewart (1803-1879), the first recorded African American female political writer. We invite papers on Maria Stewart, as well as other historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible to promote social justice by confronting racism, slavery, and sexism. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters and their approach to scripture.

Hawthorne Society Triennial Conference (June 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference

“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station—Indianapolis, USA

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021.

Special journal issue: Our Shared Planet (The Environment Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Special issue of American Studies (AMSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

For people of color, the future has never been a given. Whether through the policies and practices of state-sanctioned genocide, enslavement, internment, or forced relocation and migration, racialized communities have survived their worlds ending, over and over. To cite the opening lines of Sun Ra’s 1974 Afrofuturist film Space Is the Place, “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” This special issue critically interrogates the supposed universal notions of a shared planet, ecological demise, and what it means to be human in an era of climate change. The collection aims to center the perspectives of people of color historically and in our contemporary moment on how they envision(ed) “surviving” apocalypse.

The Persistent Past in Mediterranean Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon and Dr. Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor of French, Tulane University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto 

Arabic and the Non-Human

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Arabic and the Non-Human: This panel aims to uncover and rethink the status of the non-human in the Arabic literary tradition; How has the line between human and non-human played out in Arabic literature, film, media? 250-word abstracts due March 1st to yasmine.khayyat@rutgers.edu

Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Lara Harb, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition: How were premodern Arabic texts read, conceived of, commented on, organized, and classified by their authors, contemporaries, and the inheritors of the tradition? How might this inform our own readings of them today? 250-word abstractsdue March 15th

Palestine & Literary History

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Refqa Abu-Remaileh, Assistant Professor Principal Investigator ERC-Projekt PalREAD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Palestine & Literary History: Reimagining Palestinian literary histories, chronologies, timelines; invoking comparative cases; rethinking processes of periodization and canon-formations in the context of exile, refugees, fragmentation, non-linearity, and oppression.250-word abstracts due March 1st to r.remaileh@fu-berlin.de

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Political Demonologies

Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

 

May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston) 

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University) 

CFP: What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

12-15 October 2020, POLIN Museum, Warsaw

We invite scholars working in Jewish studies to propose panels for the international interdisciplinary conference “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies.” The aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the study of East and Central European Jews.

The History of the Book and the Future of the World

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:41pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.

Conference website https://sites.google.com/view/bsanz-conference-2020/home

Revolutionary Legacies: The Ninth Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:40pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites submissions for its ninth symposium, titled Revolutionary Legacies. The Symposium will take place June 24-27 on the beautiful campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and will honor both the Sedgwick family’s ties to the Albany and Hudson River regions and the area’s role in America’s many revolutions.

Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
Guest editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher, Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations 

A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022

Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, CSULA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 9, 2020

The 16th Annual GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POWER Student Research and Creative Arts Conference at California State University, Los Angeles

CONFERENCE DATE: APRIL 9-10, 2020 • 9AM-4PM

KEYNOTE: JACK HALBERSTAM, APRIL 9, 2020 • 6PM

SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY MARCH 9, 2020 • 5PM

 

PLEASE SEND RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE ABSTRACTS OF 250 WORDS THAT PERTAIN TO THE CONFERENCE'S ANNUAL THEME OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POWER. INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO: NAME, EMAIL, MAJOR OR FIELD OF STUDY, PROJECT TITLE, THREE KEYWORDS, AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION.

SEND SUBMISSIONS OR QUESTIONS TO CSGS@CALSTATELA.EDU. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT BY MARCH 15, 2020.

 

‘Mutual Intelligibility: Language, Culture, Cognition’

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

‘Mutual Intelligibility: Language, Culture, Cognition’

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

18-19 June 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Deadline for submissions: Friday 13 March 2020 to milcc2020@gmail.com

 

5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference (Deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:38pm
Spiral Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Deadline extended: March 1st, 2020

5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference

“Interruptions”

Toronto, Canada, May 8-9, 2020

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: TitanCon 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:38pm
TitanCom 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

On the Shoulders of Giants

TitanCon 2020

Belfast, Ireland

August 28-30, 2020

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

 

Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:37pm
MLA 2021, Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Inviting abstracts for the MLA panel: Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

How does the networked public seize digital means and build new frontiers of knowledge and rights? What new forms of social movements and humanities in digital spaces sustain hopes for persistence? Send 400-word abstracts to rianka.roy@gmail.com.

Link: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12576.html

Rianka Roy, PhD

University of Connecticut

MLA 2021 - Comparative Environmentalisms (guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:36pm
Ben Mangrum / University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto)

This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.

This panel is sponsored by the CLCS 20th-21st century forum and will be a guaranteed session.

Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at bmangrum@umich.edu by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Persistence in Afrofuturist Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
MLA Forum: African since 1990
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.

Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
The University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Event:                  Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When:                  Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

Where:                University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Call for Special Issue Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
*Transnational narrative
*Postcolonial narrative
*Fictional and factual narrative
*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory
*Classical narratology revisited
*Transmedial narrative
*Fictionality

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