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Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:03pm
Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques - Panel 10
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

International Conference: Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques (9-11 October 2019, Paris)

Panel 10: Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970

Call for Papers: Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:26am
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Shapes of Futures

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:19am
Shapes of Futures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Shapes of Futures

Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ziauddin Sardar

Rafał Matyja

 

What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan

 

UPDATED 'Everything is Permitted': Secularity, Values, and Suffering in Modern Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?

UPDATED “I’d Rather Be A Cyborg”: Posthuman and Feminist Approaches to Literary Conceptions of Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 

Washington D.C.

March 19-23

From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.

Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.  

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

NEMLA 2019-- Orientalism and Representation: From Edward Said to Rey Chow

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
William Bowden & Sue Kim/ University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel consists of conversations relating to Edward Said's critical treatise Orientalism (1978). We will embark on dialogic evaluations of Said's work through a discussion of the representation of the so-called "Orient" in contemporary literature, social media, and pop culture. There are several examples of texts or narratives exploiting individuals because of their ethnicity, and we have discovered several texts by immigrants or the children of immigrants who have succumb to utilizing stereotypes of their own culture for commercial purposes and appropriating their own culture for the sake of attention and wealth.

Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
Lauren O' Hagan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’[1] – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.

Northern Montana Interdisciplinary Conference - NCIM

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am
Montana State University - Northern
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Montana State University – Northern
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
is proud to announce the inaugural Northern Montana Interdisciplinary Conference (NMIC)

January 25-26, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NMIC

Conference Date: January 25-26, 2019

Deadline for Proposals: October 31, 2018

Theme: “Memory”

The 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference — Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am
The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University is excited to announce the 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference—Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture—to be held Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, 2019.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:16am
University of Lincoln, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex

17-19 July 2019

University of Lincoln, UK

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

Spaces and Places: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Spaces and Places
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April - Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Every day we live and we move through spaces that have been created to be significant. We recognize, resonate and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance in a variety of different ways and on a number of differing levels.

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:48am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1). (ISSN 2093-5498)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.9 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2018. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 9(1), please submit your manuscript by October 31, 2018. Submissions are open all year round.

 

About the Journal

CFP for Fat Studies Research, Artistry, and Activism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Fat Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 5, 2018

Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting point for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body. Fat Studies reminds us that all bodies are inscribed with the fears and hopes of the particular culture they reside in, and these emotions often are mislabeled as objective “facts” of heal

World Literature Pedagogical Spaces: Weltliteratur, Untranslatables, and Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
ACLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

World literature has a tremendous capacity to broaden literary canons, but, when taught without a focus on translation, can succumb to cultural deracination, philological bankruptcy, and “the worst tendencies of capitalism” (Damrosch and Spivak 456). The World Literature Pedagogical Spaces seminar addresses these concerns by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and teachers in literary studies, comparative literature, and translation. This roundtable’s goal is to diversify and exchange ideas on world literature in theory and practice, while developing sensitivity to translation in cross-cultural literary study and giving equal attention to scholarship, pedagogy, and praxis.

2019 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:29am
Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP

Call for Papers

 

Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019. 

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:28am
Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2019
Call for Papers:
Panel on “East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century”

Panel Organisers:
Nazry Bahrawi, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Waiyee Loh, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Warwick
Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy CFP: Nov. 15, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:27am
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

 

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Home, Community, and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:19am
Louisiana State University Comparative Liteerature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Home, Community, and Culture

3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference

Comparative Literature Graduate Association 

Louisiana State University


March 29 - 30, 2019

 

 

“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”

–      Salman Rushdie,

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:18am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

ACLA 2019--Marxism and Form, Revisited

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:12am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:39pm
Angela Hooks/ St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC

The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.

UPDATE: Accepted proposals will also have the opportunity to submit a book chapter for the book "The Diary as Literature through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America. I am the editor and have an interested publisher.

Empowering the New Professorate: Pathways to Publication among Contingent Faculty

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Deadline: September 30
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The economic realities facing today’s undergraduate population have led to a proliferation of enrollments into PhD programs. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of these neophyte graduate students are waiting for jobs that are either no longer available or never existed in the first place. Concurrently, for right or wrong, in US colleges and universities at all levels, adjunct and contingent faculty members are no longer in the minority. These part-time and non-tenure track (NTT) instructors outnumber their tenured and tenure-track counterparts at many two-year and four-year institutions.

Reminder: Global Capitals: CFP for 2019 NeMLA panel

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019. 
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.

This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies. 

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