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Politics and Ontology

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"

 

Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)

 

Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ICMS Kalamazoo 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation. Since Rita Copeland theorized vernacular translation in the western Middle Ages as a means by which the authority of a Latin auctor could be at once appropriated and displaced, further important and explanatory frameworks have been proposed for understanding different aspects of medieval translation. Many account primarily for translation from Latin into a local vernacular and/or from (what has traditionally been understood as) a high-prestige vernacular into a lower-prestige vernacular.

The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works. The session will examine the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on conceptions of the Middle Ages and the medieval that is prevalent in academic and popular cultures in any medium.

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Drake University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.

 

Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:25pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works. The panel will look at how the post-Tolkien works of fiction appropriate and misappropriate medieval religious constructions in any medium.

 

NeMLA 2019 Panel: Contemporary Epistemologies of Militarization in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:23pm
Renee Michelle Ragin and Giulia Ricco, Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018

A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:21pm
Zeina Maasri / University of Brighton, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity  |  28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK  An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.

Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908.  The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?

"Lacan, Insecurity, Survival: Psychoanalysis and Political Anxiety"

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matthew Lovett / Julia Bruehne / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

Whether it is some sort of histrionic hyperbole or an actual description of our current state of affairs, it’s not a novel assertion to say that the West seems to be on the verge of collapse. If this is the case, the time and esotericism that psychoanalysis requires seems, yet again, to position it entirely on the axis of outdated luxury rather than sophisticated, trenchant, or even useful political analysis.

Middleton's Afterlives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:04pm
Renaissance Society of America Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):

What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:

 

·      Authorship and collaboration

·      Genres

·      Comedy and the grotesque

·      Performances

·      Affect

·      Editing

  

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Conference on Sermon Studies, October 11-14, 2018

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:43pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall university
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.

The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include

Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia (SUS 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:36pm
Society for Utopian Studies 43rd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

DEALINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 10TH, 2018

Please send paper/presentation proposals of 300 or fewer words to cfp.spc.phd@gmail.com on or before August 10th, 2018.

Society for Utopian Studies

43rd Annual Conference

"Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder"

Berkeley, California

November 1-3, 2018

Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia

This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.

Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

updated: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:34am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14thBiennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

This panel seeks presentations that explore the broad conference theme of Jack London, the West, and the Environment as it relates to the maritime settings and themes of his writing. Proposals are welcome on any topic that brings together London’s treatment of the maritime environment (the sea, the coast, or the islands) with his interests in the craft of sailing and the romance of sail. 

Capitalizing on Fashion and Luxury Studies and Practices: A Roundtable Discussion

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:43pm
Dr. Jen Sweeney and Dr. Nigel Lezama/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fashion studies’ move toward non-Western, non-traditional modes of exploring sartorial history (cf. The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, Riello and McNeil, 2010) and the rise of critical luxury studies (cf. Luxury. A Rich History, Riello and McNeil, 2016; Critical Luxury Studies. Art, Media, Design, Armitage and Roberts, eds., 2016) indicates a renewed interest in the ways that objects interact with the body and vice versa. Scholars have begun to study how luxury and fashion objects interact with consumers, designers, and manufacturers in a new light, focusing, for example, on non-hegemonic fashion makers and consumers.

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

1st International Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:14am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:48am
Popular Culture Association National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

Please join us for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2019 National Conference in Washington, D.C. from April 17-20, 2019.

For details about the PCA, go to the website:  https://pcaaca.org/     

For details about the conference, go to the conference website:  https://pcaaca.org/conference/2019

Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2018

All Proposals & Abstracts must be submitted online (starting July 1) at:  https://pcaaca.org/     

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA National Conference 2019, Washington, DC, April 17-20)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:48am
Popular Culture Association (Black Performing Arts Area)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Performing Arts:  Sound, Movement, Image, Text

 

Popular Culture Association

2019 National Conference

 

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW

Washington, D.C.

20008

 

 

April 17-20, 2019

 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Victor Malo-Juvera & Crag Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals

Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

 

Editors

Victor Malo-Juvera, University of North Carolina Wilmington, malov@uncw.edu

Crag Hill, University of Oklahoma,  crag.a.hill@ou.edu

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018

Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018

Overview

Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines: Thirty Years After

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Shadow Lines (1988) is Amitav Ghosh’s acclaimed masterpiece. The novel won the Sahitya Akademi award, India’s most prestigious annual literary prize, as well as the Ananda Puraskar in 1990. The novel has gained enormous resonance in postcolonial studies as it touches upon some of the major issues in the fields of colonial history, national identities, memory,time and space, hybridity, transnationalism and borders. It has been seminal in the definition and discussion of a postcolonial cartography.

Sacred Troubling Topics in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:50am
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN/CLOSE DATE ON ACLA WEBSITE--ACLA.ORG: August 30-September 20, 2018

ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition (Sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:24pm
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”

 

Girls to Women, Boys to Men: Gender in Medieval Education and Socialization (Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:41pm
Dainy Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Session at ICMS Kalamazoo 2019, May 9-12. Sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. 

We encourage submissions that address non-European and / or non-Christian contexts.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words, along with a completed Participant Information form, to session organizer Dainy Bernstein (dainybernstein@gmail.com) by September 15. Please include your name, title and affiliation on the abstract itself. All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, per Congress rules.

Approaches to Teaching Fake News: When Technology Acts Faster than Journalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The Influence of RuPaul and Her Girls on Culture and Gender

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race has steadily increased its audience share and jumpstarted the careers of dozens of drag performers. It’s not simply a contest to be declared “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but a platform for each queen to shape their brand, promote different forms drag, and start conversations on a number of cultural questions (i.e. gender, race, and identity). This panel seeks paper that considers how the show has educated audiences on drag, beauty, race, and gender through its successes and failures.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2018

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