A threshold marks the end of one space and the beginning of another. Therefore, we may conceptualize a threshold as either a border or an entrance. Borders need not be physical or geographic: they may be ideological, linguistic, economic, psychological, or identified by another theoretical approach. For example, we may consider physical borders between countries or the boundaries between texts, identities, or communities. Boundaries may be immobile and limiting, or they may be transgressed and manipulated; for that reason, a threshold is a paradoxical space where meanings connect or collide. We may examine thresholds within textual content, or outside of the text with regard to literary response and interpretation (e.g.
For this issue, we’re drawing on the organization’s midwestern roots to think about living, working, teaching, and doing scholarship “in the middle,” including (but not limited to) the American Midwest. We invite essay submissions for this general issue that consider what it means to occupy, exist, move, or migrate through middle spaces, and which contemplate themes of intersectionality playing out broadly across the realms of art, activism, politics, institutions, and cultures. While we are inspired by the middle spaces, or “flyover country,” that form our institutional home, we actively seek to build upon the connections linking interior or liminal spaces, and their populations, across on a broad, global scale.
Call for Chapters for an edited collection on the performativity of villainy and evil in literature and (literary) media
Call for Papers
What’s in a Word?: Literature in Language Learning
Editors: Rogério Miguel Puga (NOVA FCSH), Ana Gonçalves Matos (NOVA FCSH) and Ana Bela Almeida (University of Liverpool).
Publishers: CTELL (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) and CETAPS (NOVA FCSH, Portugal).
In the spirit of deepening and broadening its roots, TitanCon 2020 is adding a formal academic track to its programming. The convention began as a collaboration between the Brotherhood Without Banners, who wanted to put on a fan convention for Game of Thrones, the Belfast SF/F society The Other Ones, who wanted to put on an SF/F convention, and Arkham Gaming Centre, who wanted to put on a gaming convention. In keeping with that spirit, our theme “On the Shoulders of Giants” hopes to encourage that spirit of collaboration.
Future Horizons: Canadian Literature and Public Debate in the Digital Age
McMaster University | Hamilton, ON | May 28–29, 2020
2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference
Call for Papers
MARCH 26-28, 2020
[Deadline: January 10, 2020]
Graphic Medicine is a genre, a field, a tool, a community, and a cause. It is large enough to accommodate all health and medical experiences, from that of the doctor to that of the patient – from that of a microbe to that of a planet.
Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)
39th International Conference
Lumbini 1-2 March 2020
In collaboration with
Lumbini Buddhist University
Conference Theme: The Spiritual in Literature
Presentations will also include a broad range of literary and linguistic topics such as Buddhist literature, literature in English, literature in other languages, literary theories, regional literature, translation literature, Nepali literature, comparative literature, creative writing, performance studies -- among others.
Communities: Imagined, Speculative, Real
NYU Poetics & Theory Conference (April 3rd, 2020)
Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with its roots in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy that explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right. ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity or computational felicity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologies for building or evaluating CC systems, on approaches to teaching CC in schools and universities or to promoting societal uptake of CC as a field and as a technology, and so on.
Call for Chapter
Tentative Title- Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response
As per most of the definitions, rape is defined as non-consensual penetration of either the vagina or the anus. However, it is not merely physical, though it is rooted in biology, but its impacts are psychological in nature. Its consequences are experienced not only by the victim but by the victimizer as well. In almost all the cultures, rape is deployed as a weapon of domination by patriarchy. The penultimate threat for a woman, as it has been observed since centuries, is the fear of being raped. Through rape, patriarchy has often exercised absolute hegemony.
The Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Kathi Weeks and Holly Lewis
2-4 April 2020
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Panned by critics during its initial release, Friday the 13th is arguably the quintessential American slasher. With an iconic villain, Jason Voorhees, an instantly identifiable location, Camp Crystal Lake, and a rabid fan base that expresses its adoration for the franchise through everything from clothing to tattoos, its presence in the popular zeitgeist nearly 40 years later speaks to its unique staying power. The film has generated countless sequels, inspired a comic book and a television series, and even resulted in a survival horror video game; yet, there is a surprising dearth of scholarship devoted to the franchise.
THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:
Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past
Dates: 4–6 June, 2020
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its eleventh annual graduate symposium on February 22, 2020 at the UTD campus in Richardson, Texas. The RAW: Research, Art, and Writing Conference is organized by and for students and offers an opportunity for scholars to share their work and ideas with peers across the humanities disciplines.
As interdisciplinary scholars, what is our role in the representation of origins and legacies?
The Comics Circle at the American Literature Association is pleased to co-sponsor the following panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference from May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.
Periodicals, Protest, and the South: Periodicals--especially those addressed to regional or other focused communities--have long been credited as potent political forces for organizing social protest movements and collectives. From radical New Orleans abolitionist papers to contemporary university publications, southern periodicals have helped to articulate and circulate protests against racism, economic exploitation, institutionalized inequality, and many other social ills.
“Other Voices: Redefining the Humanities”
The August Wilson
American Literature Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
31st Annual ALA Conference
May 21-25, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Market Place
Call for Proposals
The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NEW DEADLINE--DECEMBER 22, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020
Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020
The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Applicants may submit a proposal to one of our CAAS-sponsored panels or roundtables (listed below), or to our General CFP.
Deadline for Paper Proposals: ~NEW DEADLINE: DECEMBER 22, 2019~
PAPER SUBMISSION LINK : http://flyccs.com/submission/
Flyccs Publishing Corporation is an emerging peer-reviewed, academic publisher. We have stepped ahead from being a non-profit organization promoting Science and Engineering research worldwide without any discrimination to a publishing corporation. Our mission is to disseminate novel scientific and technical information to the academic and industry research & development departments in all fields of academic study.
Software Engineering & Networks Security Journals
February 29, 2020
University of Pennsylvania
The DVMA invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks or 5-minute flash presentations by graduate students in any discipline and on any topic that pertains to medieval studies. Global medieval submissions are welcome and encouraged!
Proposed chapter abstracts are invited for a volume entitled Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom: Ideas and Activities from Teachers and Linguists. This collection is a follow-up to the 2019 Routledge volume Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom: Strategies and Models from Teachers and Linguists (https://www.routledge.com/Teaching-Language-Variation-in-the-Classroom-S...).
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi invites you to come celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Isom Student Gender Conference, which will be held March 18-20 in Oxford, MS. Our conference theme for spring 2020 is Crossing Borders. It is a timely topic and one that has always been at the forefront of inquiry in Gender Studies. One of the earliest scholars to question arbitratry lines of demarcation was Gloria Anzaldua. In her work Borderlands/ La Frontera, she draws upon her experience of growing up in Texas and uses it as a lens to theorize how:
The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2nd International Conference on Intersemiotic Translation
TRANSMEDIAL TURN? POTENTIALS, PROBLEMS, AND POINTS TO CONSIDER
8-11 December 2020, University of Tartu, Estonia
Irina Rajewsky, Free University of Berlin
Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware
Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne
Peeter Torop, University of Tartu