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Religion and Utopia in American Literature - ALA 2020

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:54am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24

Religion and Utopia in American Literature

Recent scholarship excavates the politics of religions in American literature but has largely left untreated the utopian quality of religion. In many literary texts, religion provides bases for imagining new social relations. Reading religion as utopian invites us to look anew at the multivalent relations between religion and politics in American literature.

2020 Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
CWWA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

2020 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize

 

The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

 

Special Issue on Bathurst's "Robin Hood" (2018)

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is seeking essays for an issue devoted to examining the recent film Robin Hood (2018), directed by Otto Bathurst and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, and Jamie Dornan. The journal’s editors are interested in brief, focused, critical essays that explore how the film addresses current issues in medieval studies, including, but not limited to

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Shane Trayers/SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED to November 20th

Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Maria Lombard
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Abstracts: Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

 

Contributions are invited for a scholarly edited collection that aims to explore literary accounts of migrant, refugee, and displaced motherhood in a global context. The collection will look primarily at contemporary writings about migrant motherhood. In a world marked by forced migrations, climate change, and wars, the collection aims to examine writings about the displacement of mothers at the American borders, in the Syrian conflict, and beyond. 

 

CFP for Edited Volume on Science and Performance

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Meredith Conti and Vivian Appler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

CFP for Proposed Volume on Science and Performance

From the Curious to the Quantum: Identity, Culture, and the Science Performance

Editors:     Vivian Appler, College of Charleston
            Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Deadline for Abstracts:  January 31, 2020   
Deadline for Chapters:    December 1, 2020

4th Heresy Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:31pm
ISHS (International Society for Heresy Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

International Society for Heresy Studies

 

Fourth Biennial Conference 2020

CALL  FOR  PAPERS

 

Heresy: Between Choice and Compulsion

 

Humanities Special Issue "Anthropocene Nonhumanities"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:32pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The mark of humans may now be read in all earthly things, from the strata of the lithosphere to the upper reaches of the stratosphere. The Anthropocene, as many have proposed we call this too human geological and climatological era, calls for a radical reconsideration of the nonhuman world and humanity’s place within it. Human-induced climate change and the sixth extinction have irreparably harmed nonhuman populations and ecosystems, yet humans must also reckon with the destructive climatic forces for which we are in large part responsible. The nonhuman is at once more vulnerable and more destructive than at any time within human history.

Serial Killers on Screen

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:31pm
Claire O’Callaghan (Loughborough) and Sarah Fanning (Mount Allison)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Serial Killers on Screen
(Edited Collection)

Call for Proposed Chapters

In recent years, the media has abounded with stories of serial killers. Esquire magazine notes that 2019 has been a particularly ‘bumper year for [Ted] Bundy’, but numerous other news stories have maintained our perennial fascination with serial murderers. Indeed, the death of Charles Manson (2017), the 2018 arrest and subsequent identification of Joseph James DeAngelo (known as the ‘original night stalker’ and, latterly, the Golden State Killer), and multiple anniversaries, including the Tate-LaBianca murders (50th) and Ted Bundy’s death (30th), have all kept serial killers at the forefront of the public imagination.

Reading #instapoetry

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:00am
Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Reading #Instapoetry

University of Glasgow, May 27th, 2020

Deadline for submissions: February 7th, 2020.

Conference organisers: JuEunhae Knox (University of Glasgow) and James Mackay (European University Cyprus)

Making Sense of Violence in the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:43am
Narrative and Violence Study Circle / Nordic Summer University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

Call for papers

Making Sense of Violence in the Digital Age

University of Gdańsk (Poland), 24–26 February 2020

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Jeff Hearn and Dr Nena Močnik

Organizers: Marta Laura Cenedese and Helena Duffy

 

PLACE SPACE TIME

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:25am
Lancaster University & The British Library
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

This two-day interdisciplinary conference is hosted by the AHRC Funded Chronotopic Cartographies project (Lancaster University) in partnership with The British Library. It comes out of primary research into the digital visualisation of space and time for fictional works that have no real-world correspondence. Chronotopic Cartographies develops digital methods and tools that enable the mapping of literary works by generating graphs as “maps” directly out of the coded text.  

See: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/chronotopic-cartographies/

CFP: Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:55pm
Kristen McNutt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry is seeking submissions for our next volume.  Penumbra is an online journal of Union Institute and University's Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Penumbra aims to promote social change through theoretically informed engagements with concrete issues and problems. We publish socially engaged innovative, creative, and critical scholarship with a focus on ethical, political, and aesthetic issues in education, humanities, public policy, and leadership.

Submissions

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:50pm
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

 

This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.

 

In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, we ultimately seek essays that:

Conference CFP - Locations and Dislocations of Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:49pm
Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:43pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020

Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020

The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. 

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

Organizer: Andrew Woods, Western University

(Un)natural Disasters: Sites of Resistance (Label Me Latina/o Special Issue Summer 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:42pm
Label me Latina
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

For many Latinx communities, the contemporary period can best be described as disastrous:  natural disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, followed by the equally disastrous federal response; the sustained crisis at the US southern border, created through a series of cruel, inhumane, extra-legal, and illegal policies; ICE raids at workplaces that force children to come home from their first day of school to find their parents gone; indefinite separation and detention of children and families; US response to the crisis in Venezuela; detention of US citizens for suspicion of being undocumented; mass deportation with no promise of due process.

Keystone DH 2020 Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:41pm
Keystone Digital Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We are excited to announce that this year’s Keystone DH will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia. Keystone DH is an annual conference and a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic.

Proposals are welcome on any aspect of digital technologies and their application to the humanities and/or social sciences. We highly encourage projects that focus on the collaborative nature of research and teaching. Senior scholars should foreground the labor of students, librarians, and/or the community that sustained the project. We especially welcome proposals with representative and inclusive speaker involvement.

2020 U of T's Cinema Studies Graduate Conference on "Friendship"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:41pm
University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019


2020 Cinema Studies Institute’s Annual Graduate Conference

University of Toronto

“Friendship”

Keynote: Salomé Skvirsky (University of Chicago)

January 31st & February 1st

 

 

SWPACA - Philosophy and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:39pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Philosophy and Popular Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

 

Indigenous Mobilities: Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:39pm
University of Kent/East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

INDIGENOUS

MOBILITIES

Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

 

 

Wednesday 17th –

Friday 19th June

2020

Reid Hall, Paris

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

-     David A. Chang (University of Minnesota)

-     Nika Collison (Haida Gwaii Museum)

-     Michael H. Crowe (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)

   

 

 

MLA 2021 The Ethical Turn in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies (deadline 3/1/2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:38pm
Gabrielle Owen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

This non-guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association names and reflects on a recent shift in the fields of Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies toward questions of ethics regarding children and the effects of categories of age, both present and historical. At its heart, this is a shift away from the exclusive focus on cultural ideas about the child in the work of scholars like Jacqueline Rose and Karín Lesnik-Obserstein toward scholarly work that also considers the lives, texts, and matter of actual children.

MUSIC, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS IN CENTRAL- EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN CONTEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:32pm
ARTS ACADEMY UNIVERSITY OF SPLIT, SPLIT, CROATIA / FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF SPLIT, CROATIA – CENTRE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES STUDIA MEDITERRANEA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Topic: MUSIC, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS IN CENTRAL- EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN CONTEXT

Place and date: SPLIT, CROATIA, MAY 7-9, 2020

 

Partner Organizers: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre Studia Mediterranea, University of Split, Croatia & Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts – Split Institute for Scientific and Artistic work, Split, Croatia

 

CONFERENCE AIM

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