This panel sets out to discuss the ways in which affects, emotions, and sensations shape, take shape in, and are shaped by American literatures.
Organizer: Marion Thain
Co-Organizer: Atti Viragh
Note: Submission deadline is Monday morning, 9 am EST, September 23
Deadline: Sepember 23, 2019
The Material Turn in Comparative Literature: The Old and the New, A Conversation
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
Equity, Justice, and UnderRepresented Students in Honors Education
CFP - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1 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?
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
Oil is everywhere, and that fact about the material world is generating more and more interest in a range of fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call for Papers: Nonfiction Neonarrative: Pushing the Boundaries of the Narratable
by Daniel Aureliano Newman, University of Toronto
International Society for the Study of Narrative in New Orleans, USA, March 5–8, 2020
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference 2020: “Justice”
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
April 3-4, 2020
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
In the documentary, The Pieces I Am by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, David Carrasco calls Toni Morrison, “the Emancipation Proclamation of the English language.” The parallelism he conjures between the historical document and grandeur that is Morrison hints at the idea that she could do what Abraham Lincoln’s indenture could not: Toni Morrison frees black people from fake identities. Laced with the assurance that if others knew what she knows,—that prejudice exists in a hyperreality created by those who need it in order to define their purpose—black people will not accept perceived realities as their own; that their lives have meaning, and their stories can take center stage.
Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization
Dr. Michiko Uryu San Jose State University
Dr. Chunhui Peng San Jose State University
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 film, we 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.
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).
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)
Aristotle à rebours:
Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond
Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo
ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10
Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.
In recent years, subtle discussions of beneficiaries (Bruce Robbins), bystanders (Robert Meister), spectators (Luc Boltanski), and implicated subjects (Michael Rothberg) have drawn attention to the political, ethical, and aesthetic imperatives emanating from occupying positions of complicity in structures propped up by historical injustice. While much of this scholarship zeroes in on atrocities and events of historical significance, Robbins and Meister, at least, also wedge open space for considering complicity at the level of everyday life. What does it mean for someone to feel depressed by diagnosis of climate catastrophe? To feel overwhelmed by capitalism? To desire escape routes in the face of resurgent racist nationalisms around the world?
Identity in Cultural Diversity
21 – 22 April 2020
Call for Papers
This panel will broach the topic of shaping a poetic identity through the prism of a traumatic experience of displacement. How does the poet present a disturbing personal history on the page? Coming from one place and being forcibly moved to another also involves confronting a different language and culture: how is such an occurrence translated to the page? Is poetry a space where cultures and languages clash with one another, or does the expression effect a reconciliation? How does this potential blend of languages and cultural references (including code-switching and code-mixing) inscribe a troubled identity, trying to reconstitute oneself via a poetic text?
Call for Essays: Religion and (Proto)Feminism in Early Modern Women’s Lives and Works, 1500-1800
POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park
Event Date & Location: October 11, 2019, Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Deadline for Submissions: Updated to September 30, 2019
Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park
Organization Website: http://www.lonestar.edu/popup.htm
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu