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Decolonizing Growth and Development in Postcolonial Writing (NeMLA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:27am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Echoing the enlightenment ideals and yet widely considered groundbreaking, the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development in 1986 proclaimed that “the right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.” As Joseph Slaughter denounces as tautological, this declaration presumed that human rights and freedoms could not be made possible without proper development.

COMMUNICATING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: An Anthology of Intercultural Communicative

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:27am
Cynthia Wang / Cal State LA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Deadline extended to September 20th.

 

In recent years, our society has become increasingly divisive socially, culturally, politically, and geographically. Just in the US alone, we have seen a rise in conflicts based on differing as well as emerging identities, political views, cultural origins, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Renewable and Disposable Assignments in Literature Courses

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:26am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Many of us structure syllabi according to a familiar read-discuss-write a paper rhythm, a sequence that allows students to further explore ideas independently and in depth. But as natural and inevitable as this process seems, what really comes of the hours we all invest in the writing and grading of literary analysis papers?

Social Mobility in the French Urban Peripheries

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:26am
NeMLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Media depictions of the French cité often present these peripheral areas as spaces in which multiethnic, multiracial youth are hopelessly confined; crime, drugs, violence, and poverty are depicted as inescapable conditions of their daily lives. Youth are portrayed as unable to penetrate beyond the boundaries of their neighborhoods and assimilate into the rest of middle-class, majority white France. Yet, concurrently, these residents of the cité are also characterized by their mobility and itinerancy, in opposition to the “Français de souche” who are firmly anchored in the terroir. Transnational markers of class and racial difference suggest that the ability to move around and resettle is an inescapable trait.

Tobacco Advertising and the Manipulation of Identity

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:23am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Philip Morris’s contribution to the promotion of heteronormative masculine identity in the 20th century has been well analyzed by Elspeth H. Brown. This panel will (1) examine how tobacco advertising has manipulated a wide variety of identities, shaping norms for gender and sexuality as well as class, occupation, and ethnicity, and (2) ask whether the exaggeration of faux distinctions tied to branding has contributed to the rise of social division.

Immigrants of the 21st Century in Spanish and Latin American Film (Panel within NeMLA)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:22am
NeMLA - NorthEast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Given the current political climate, immigration is a hot topic. It is indeed a complex issue with multiple ramifications, from its economic impact, to border security, or ethical duty. Regardless of our personal stand, few will doubt that contemporary immigration patters are challenging obsolete conceptions of nation and identity. The voices of the newcomers want to have a say in "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures", the theme of the 2020 NeMLA Convention.

Marx in the American Grain

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:21am
Nineteenth-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Proseis publishing a special edition in the spring of 2020 to be titled “Marx in the American Grain.” Submissions should engage Karl Marx and/or Marxist theory as it applies to the American project writ large. Essays from across the disciplines that focus on the long nineteenth century (1840-1920) in nonfiction prose and cultural studies (including history, politics, economics, history of ideas, etc.)  are welcome. Send 500 word abstracts and basic bio to dmadsion.furrh@csupueblo.edu

The deadline for submissions is November 1 2019.

Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:25am
Rikke Schubart/University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Utopia & Dystopia

Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment 

 

Venue: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

 

Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2019

 

Call for Presentations

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:18am
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

The University of Wolverhampton, UK

                                                                            Saturday 1 February, 2020

The Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR) presents:

 

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Contributions by, amongst others:

 

Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin, UK)

Andrew Bennett (Bristol, UK)

Christine Berberich (Portsmouth, UK)

Max Berghege (Wolverhampton, UK)

REMINDER: Affect in American Literature (NeMLA Boston 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:23am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel sets out to discuss the ways in which affects, emotions, and sensations shape, take shape in, and are shaped by American literatures.

UPDATE: National Society for Minorities in Honors - Annual Conference

updated: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:05am
National Society for Minorities in Honors
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

National Society for Minorities in Honors 4th Annual National Conference

Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hosted by the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) University Honors Program in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Campuswide Honors Program

2019 Theme
Equity, Justice, and UnderRepresented Students in Honors Education

CFP - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1 2019

ACLA 2020: Comparative Socialisms and Literary Imagination Before the Age of Decolonization (Chicago, March 19-22)

updated: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:46am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

Inviting paper abstracts for a proposed session for the upcoming American Comparative Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago, March 19-22, 2020. Submit abstracts by 9 a.m. EST on September 23, 2019, via the ACLA website: https://www.acla.org/comparative-socialisms-and-literary-imagination-age-decolonization

 

Comparative Socialisms and Literary Imagination Before the Age of Decolonization

The Future of Film: Will Television Kill the Cinema Star?

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
Rebecca Romanow/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 The Future of Film: Will Television Kill the Cinema Star?

This roundtable explores the collapsing of the separate media concepts of film and television as "TV" becomes more filmic than film, more cinematic than movies themselves.  We are witnessing the confluence of production values, means of production, narrative form and style, and the ways in which content is consumed, reviewed, funded, and awarded. The two media have seemingly become synchronous, simultaneous and potentially interchangeable.  This Roundtable will focus on film, television, and streaming content, and the places that they will inhabit and occupy in the future of visual media and the cultural imagination.

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:59pm
Rebecca Romanow/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 21st-Century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

REMINDER l ACLA March 2020: Oil & Water

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:51pm
​Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Oil is everywhere, and that fact about the material world is generating more and more interest in a range of fields.

"How many more?"//Schizophrenia & Capitalism Part II//Literary & Political Responses to|from 1970

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association/ Michael Antonucci
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NEW DEADLINE.

Our Round Table at the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston assembles elements of these literary dialogues and brings them into conversation with cultural conversations that emerged as a new decade began a half-century ago, in 1970.

Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:47pm
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2020 issue.

UPDATED Call for Papers: Journal Articles

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:45pm
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues.

ACLA 2020: Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
Melanie Jones / UCLA (ACLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

UPDATE: Work on international and/or non-English authors especially welcome!!

With Health Humanities programs on the rise and medical memoirs flooding our bookshelves, it is easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have frequently squared off against doctors for the right to diagnostic prominence, particularly in capturing the "essence" of disease and the dis-eased body/mind. Their motivations, meanwhile, have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:34pm
University of Texas San Antonio Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Graduate Student Symposium ft. keynote by Ariana Brown

February 22, 2020

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

“Enslaved Black folk couldn’t lift shackled feet,

so instead they shuffled

& invented the cumbia—

& you can’t tell me there aren’t many ways to survive,

to remember the dead,

to make a freedom where there isn’t one.”

Excerpt from Ariana Brown, “Cumbia,” published in the Acentos Review, 2019

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:13pm
San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

     

Dr. Michiko Uryu    San Jose State University

Dr. Chunhui Peng       San Jose State University

 

ACLA 2020 Seminar: Geopolitical Narrative and the Genre Turn

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
Elijah Guerra and Cynthia Snider (U of Missouri--Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The genre turn in global literature has inspired scholarship exploring the relationship between generic form and contemporary themes. In addition to Caren Irr’s Toward the Geopolitical Novel (2014), which investigates the newly emerging genre of the international political novel, and Theodore Martin’s Contemporary Drift (2017), a comprehensive analysis of contemporary genre fiction and filmwe have also seen scholarship tracking specific genre forms: Contemporary Literature’s 2006 special issue, Immigrant Fictions; Jeremy Rosen’s 2018 article “Literary Fictions and the Genres of Genre Fiction” in Post45; and Sheri-Marie Harrison’s 2019 series Global Horror in Post45, to name a few.

Ongoing book series on Remakes, Reboots, and Adaptations

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and “re-imaginings” (television series like Hawaii 5-0 or Battlestar Galactica, video games like Tomb Raider, or films like Ghostbusters) but also transmedia adaptations (comic book series becoming television becoming video games, board games and Hallowe’en costumes, a la The Walking Dead), works based in nostalgic callback (Ready Player One, Wreck-it Ralph), fan-written versions of media (Fifty Shades of Grey is fan fiction of Twilight) and genre-bending remixes (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

Transformation

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

TRANSFORMATION

26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)

 

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