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CFP (REMINDER): "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”

 

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)

 

 

This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:47am
Shane Trayers/SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

 

"Ireland: Specters and Chimeras"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:47am
Annual SOFEIR Conference, Université de Reims
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

SOFEIR (SOCIETE FRANÇAISE D’ETUDES IRLANDAISES) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
MARCH 13-14,2020.
Key-note speakers  : Claude Fierobe, Professeur, Université de Reims (De Melmoth à Dracula, la littérature fantastique irlandaise au XIXe siècle (2000), L'Irlande fantastique (recueil de nouvelles, 2004), Les Ombres du fantastique. Fictions d’Irlande,2016.
Christina Morin, Professor, University of Limerick, ( Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction, The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c.1760-1829)
Paul Lynch, writer (Red Sky in the Morning, The Black Snow, Grace, Beyond the Sea).

Global Conference on Women and Gender Playreading

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:46am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities seeks 45-minute scripts or excerptsfor the forthcoming conference on the

Global Conference on Women and Gender 

to be held at CNU, March 19-21, 2020

 

Scripts should engage with the theme of the conference (see below).

The script will be presented as a staged reading followed by a response which includes the playwright as well as additional scholar/artists who can speak to the themes of the work, specific date TBD.

 

Black Comedy in Contemporary Theater

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Miriam Chirico for Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Black Comedy in Contemporary Theater

Panel at the Comparative Drama Conference, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida: April 2-4, 2020

 

Deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Black comedy, as a genre, is under-theorized.  Black comedy received scholarly attention fifty years ago with the advent of such literary humorists as Kurt Vonnegut or Joseph Heller.  Interest has resurged in the twenty-first century in response to idiosyncratic cinematography of Quentin Tarantino or the Cohen Brothers, and in order to address the mordant satire of alternative media post-9/11. 

Bringing Mythology Back: A Call for the Literary Study of Mythic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Mythological narratives constitute a significant portion of the world’s most influential literature; nevertheless, they are glaringly absent from contemporary literary studies. Students interested in the study of mythology are directed to departments of anthropology, religion, or intellectual heritage, and these fields certainly conduct invaluable examinations of world-mythology; however, myths are unequivocally literary in nature, and their omission in departments of literature is both a detriment to the field and a disservice to world cultures. What went wrong with the study of myth-as-literature, and how can we revive this genre to reinvigorate the field of literary studies? 

What went wrong?

Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can academics attempt to faithfully translate, interpret, analyze, and/or discuss the creative narratives of cultures and communities to which they have no personal connection? This roundtable will insist that this question, although immensely complex, is not rhetorical—and that we, as students and scholars of literature, language, and culture, are positioned to conduct particularly constructive explorations into possible answers.

NeMLA Panel: 'The New Lost Generation': African American Expatriate Writers in Paris, 1945-60

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Courtney Mullis, Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020: Boston, MA

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

In his 1961 essay “The New Lost Generation,” James Baldwin argues that Europe gave the “new” African American expats of the late 1940s and the 1950s “the sanction, if one can accept it, to become oneself. No artist can survive without this acceptance. But rare indeed is the American artist who achieved this without first becoming a wanderer, and then, upon his return to his own country, the loneliest and most blackly distrusted of men.” Indeed, Baldwin asserts that African American expats in Paris gained a kind of liberation through their experience with a culture wholly unlike their own.

[NeMLA 2020 Panel] "Imagining the Past: Neo-Medievalism in Fantasy Genre"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Jiwon Ohm/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In “Dreaming of the Middle Ages,” Umberto Eco asks the question: “What would Ruskin, Morris, and the pre-Raphaelites have said if they had been told that the rediscovery of the Middle Ages would be the work of the twentieth-century mass media?”

Indeed, the twentieth-century mass media has disseminated what Eco calls, “escapism à la Tolkien” which has influenced many modern writers and cultural producers in other mass media such as films and video games. Although such “escapism à la Tolkien,” or “Tolkienesque” fantasy, seems harmless as pure entertainment, its consumption is massive, and many picture the Middle Ages not as it actually was, but how it is depicted through medievalist fantasy.

2020 Call for Articles in Communication, Media, and Journalism Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Call for Articles in Communication, Media, and Journalism Studies KOME, an Europe-based international Open Access journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2020 issues. We are  a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Basically, we consider results from the field of Communication, Media, Journalism and Theatre & Film studies that includes both strict theoretical contribution and methodological rigour (one could think that this basically means social sciences perspectives, but we also consider papers closer to the humanities side of communication and media studies). We accept submissions on a rolling basis.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (2/19-22)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

 The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

Studies of individual celebrities and their fans, both current and historical

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Sixth Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:43am
Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Barbara Jensen, author ofReading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America. Jensen, also a licensed community and counseling psychologist, has been examining and teaching about working-class cultures and classism for over thirty years.

Shaping Identity in Ezra Pound's Poetry

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:43am
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel explores the relationship between Ezra Pound's poetry and the cultures and people—real, created, and re-created—that he uses to inhabit that poetry. From his early work, such as we find in A Lume Spento and Personae, and the culmination of his life's work in The Cantos, Pound shapes and shares many identities with the ultimate goal of pursuing truth and beauty. Panel papers might also explore Pound's use of numerous foreign languages in shaping and sharing these identities.

Signs, Representations and Other Biases: An International Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:43am
University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The sign creates our world and represents our thoughts about this world.
The sign is an enabler, a limiter, and a producer of our biases.
The sign is the trouble.
If all signs are arbitrary, how can we distinguish between the signifier and the signified while using language? How can representation and its analysis be in the same medium? How can arbitrariness be implicated with biases? Do we need a universal metalanguage that can analyse the limits of language? Or have we reached a historical moment of aporia? 

Truth-Telling: Experimental Forms in Essay and Poetry, a Reading & Discussion

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:42am
Heather J. Macpherson & Elizabeth Foulke/University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

What does it mean to tell the truth? Are we obligated to inform, or reveal with specificity? What approaches do creative writers apply in disclosing the personal? Does experimentation hide or reveal the truth? Our creative essays and poetry engage with inherent obstacles of truth in life writing. Following a reading of our essays and poetry, we will invite conversation on the ways in which experimental literary forms test the boundaries of truth-telling and subjectivity, and complicate the defining and teaching of genres. 

 

2020 Nagoya ISLLLE International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:42am
International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

By the huge number of use of internet, many new forms of languages, interaction, products and form of education has come out. The internet related subjects have become the most discussed issues during these years.

The International Symposium on Languages, Linguistics, Literature, and Education (ISLLLE) will be held from January 20 to 22 in Nagoya, Japan, a leading country of smart cities. In this year’s conference, world’s scholars, professionals and researchers will discuss the influences that internet causes toward education, languages, linguistics and literature.

Call for Paper Topics:

Language

Linguistics

Literature

Education

Highlight topics:

Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:42am
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

Ubu: Grotesquery in Political Theory (ACLA Chicago)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:41am
Brendan McGillicuddy (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Michel Foucault opened his 1974 seminars at the Collège de France - published as "Abnormal" - with a series of comments that link his theory of “governmentality” to the aesthetic category of the grotesque.

Call For Papers:The Comparative Media Arts Journal Issue 7| Responding to Site Specificity

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:40am
The Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

Issue 7 of the Comparative Media Arts Journal examines responses towards art engagement with land and space. Artworks, performances, music, sound art, and other mediums of art are often associated with the spaces designed to contain them, the theatre (Moving Image and Theatre), the concert hall, the museum or gallery. Yet, these institutional spaces curate art with specific intentions; imposing restrictions on artists and their process. These spaces also call for audiences to engage in specific ways, by sitting down to watch and listen or walk around without touching the art. Institutional spaces designed for Art restrict the people who can create/ participate to those who subject themselves to the space’s confines.   

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:40am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

 

This panel will take place at NEMLA, Boston MA, in March 2020

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:39am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

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.

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