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Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Pablo Baisotti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series

Pablo Baisotti, editor

Dear colleagues I would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series The project will be divided into 4 volumes:

Special Journal Issue: The Witch in the Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Andreea Marculescu (University of Oklahoma)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature

 

In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.

 

ALA2020: American Travel Writing (2 panels)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline, January 15, 2020

Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

 

The SSATW (https://www.facebook.com/americantravelwriting/) invites abstracts of 250-300 words for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).  The society will be hosting two thematically linked panels.

                                                                   

Black Studies, Activism & Emergence

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

SPARK 2020 CALL

BLACK STUDIES, ACTIVISM & EMERGENCE 

Deadline for Submission for May 2020 Issue: 30 December 2019

 

Sparkis an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published annually. It provides a forum for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies to articulate the public and disciplinary value of their social justice pursuits.

 

Patch Up! A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
York University, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Call for Participants

PATCH UP!

A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

October 2-4, 2020

York University

Toronto, Canada

All in the Mind: Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Whitney Hardin & Julia Kiernan, Kettering University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Call for Proposals

All in the Mind: Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Culture

Editors:

Whitney Hardin, Kettering University

Julia Kiernan, Kettering University

 

ALIEN PROCESSES: REPRODUCTION & TIME

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:16pm
Ekin Erkan/The New Centre of Research & Practice
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The intensifying intimacy between humans and technology generates “de-naturalized” relations of body, cognition and time. This bodily experience of alienation is not solely technological, but also social. While we can try to escape denaturalization and alienation, we can also consider them as autonomous processes of production and reproduction.

Today, predictive processing determines how control is produced and reproduced technically, whether in drone warfare, high-speed trading, computerized borders, or facial recognition technologies. As attention-management, statistical parameters and machine learning emerge as nonlinear instruments, biology is no longer describable under the strict terms of biopower.

“Digital Humanities in the American Literature Classroom” -- ALA 2020

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:16pm
Digital Americanists Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 13, 2020

“Digital Humanities in the American Literature Classroom”
The Digital Americanists solicit abstracts (c. 250 words) for a roundtable discussion at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference (San Diego, May 21–24, 2020).

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:15pm
Georgia State University Department of African American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice is the first popular culture and social justice conference to be held at Georgia State University. The conference will be held in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the use of popular culture in social justice. Specifically, this conference will examine the ways in which artists, scholars and activists have used popular culture to pursue social justice. Various forms of popular culture are used in the fight for social justice across the many realities of the human condition. This includes music, comic books, literature, film, television programs and social media branding.

Environment and Post colonialism: A Literary Response

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:13pm
Shubhanku Kochar/ Anjum Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Chapters

Tentative title Environment and Post colonialism: A Literary Response

American Assoc for Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:13pm
Brenda Machosky / Univ of Hawai`i West O`ahu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Call for Papers: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference

April 15–18, 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2020 annual conference. Papers addressing any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and other areas of Oceania are welcome. Papers on Aboriginal, Maori, or other indigenous topics are especially welcome, as we will be making connections to the local indigenous peoples. Proposals from current students are encouraged. Presentations are 20 minutes long; however, alternate presentation formats can be submitted. 

Space, Place, and Abyss

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:45pm
Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

February 28th - March 1st, 2020

Hosted at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

https://uofcfreeexchange.wordpress.com/

 

Sometimes, when you look into the Abyss, the Abyss looks back and says Hello! 

So, hello!

The University of Calgary, English Department Graduate Association’s Free-Exchange Committee cordially invites you to join Free Exchange, our annual interdisciplinary graduate conference.

HISTORICAL CORPOREALITIES

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:40pm
Center for Early Cultures at University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”

2020 Graduate Student Conference

Center for Early Cultures

University of California, Irvine

Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019

Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.

CFP-Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
Brett Robinson, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

Edited by: Brett A.B. Robinson (Brock University) and Dr. Christine Daigle (Brock University)

Call for Paper Proposals:

Literature and Gender

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
ANTAE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Literature and Gender

The international journal antae is inviting full length contributions on the interspaces between literary studies and gender studies.

If gender is often scripted, then it might be best to examine how its narrative qualities can be produced, reproduced, rewritten, disrupted, or suspended. But what are these qualities, and how can one think—and write—otherwise?

Access and Accessibility: Disability is Not a Metaphor

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:37pm
English Student Association, City University of New York Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Disability has functioned historically to justify inequality for disabled people themselves, but it has also done so for women and [other] minority groups. That is, not only has it been considered justifiable to treat disabled people unequally, but the concept of disability has been used to justify discrimination against other groups by attributing disability to them.

-          Douglas C. Baynton, Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History

 

Abstract:

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:36pm
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 18, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:34pm
Lachlan Whalen/Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, a double-blind peer-reviewed international interdisciplinary journal, publishes scholarly essays that explore the connections between history, literature, and the arts. Humans understand themselves and their cultures, even create themselves and their cultures, through stories. Sometimes we call those stories “history,” and sometimes we call them “literature.” Clio is interested in the interconnectedness of these two disciplines, as well as the philosophical work that supports these kinds of inquiries.

Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:34pm
Carlos Ramet, Saginaw Valley State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan awards funded residential fellowships each year to support original research or creative work on Marshall Fredericks, Ken Follett, or Theodore Roethke using one of SVSU's three principal archival collections in the humanities.  Advanced graduate students in doctoral or MFA programs, or recent graduate degree recipients in art, popular culture, literature or other relevant disciplines in the humanities, are invited to submit proposals for a multi-visit research residency with the goal of public presentation of the findings through a conference paper, published article in a scholarly journal, or other appropriate outlet.  Creati

Bruce Springsteen's The River: An International Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:20pm
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen, particularly in relation to his legendary album The River. To submit an abstract, please go to https://www.monmouth.edu/brucesymposium/ and click on the abstract link. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.

The conference will be held from October 2-4, 2020, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry.

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 1, 2020

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island

Goa Before India: Late-Colonial Goan Society and Culture (deadline extended to Dec. 9, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Goa, and the rest of the erstwhile Portuguese Estado da Índia, was the first part of the modern Portuguese empire in Asia to be decoupled from the Portuguese state (East Timor would follow in 1975 and Macao in 1999). The integration of Goa into the Indian Republic, following its annexation by the latter in 1961, has resulted in a certain opacity in terms of understanding Goa, and by extension Portuguese colonialism in Asia. This is the result of a variety of reasons. To begin with, the specific history of the Portuguese territory has been written in terms of British India.

PHuN Symposium 2020: Envisioning Learning and Trust

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:18pm
Posthuman Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

In an age of technological growth, globalization, and neoliberalism, the ways we build trust are being dramatically transformed. Simultaneously, funding for education has become subject to market- and data-driven directives, neglecting the needs of vulnerable communities and ecologies. How do we learn to trust and trust in learning when our communities and connections are increasingly distant, ephemeral, and mediated? How do we avoid falling to game-theoretically governed social, economic, and informatic relations? What aspects of trust are under-considered in efforts for learning and change? Where are the flows of trust in above/below-ground networks (institutions, organizations, grassroots movements, communities of practice, etc.)?

East-West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Special Issue: In Memoriam – Dumitru Ciocoi-Pop

 

American, British and Canadian Studies 35

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Special Issue: Writers of the Millennium: Trends and Challenges, December 2020

 

Guest Editor: Dr Ana Raquel Fernandes (Universidade Europeia, Lisboa; CEAUL/ULICES – University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), ana.fernandes@universidadeeuropeia.pt

 

(RE)THINKING EARTH: FROM REPRESENTATIONS OF NATURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE FICTION

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
CETAPS/ Facultuty od Social Sciences anf Humanities Nova University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The first Earth Day, celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by   millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communities worldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection of plural perspectives and representations of the tropes of threatened nature and climate crisis, spread over time, place, formats and aesthetic models, under the collaborative interdisciplinary model of the environmental humanities.

Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Salem State Univesity
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP to a volume entitled Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational, edited by Jude V. Nixon & Mariaconcetta Costantini and published in 2021 by Vernon Press.

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