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.
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
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.
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
UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH
International Conference on
Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces
21-22 June 2020
Professor Robert Phillipson
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Professor Alastair Pennycook
Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Panel Proposal for the SSSL Biennial Conference in Fayatteville, AR (February 20-23, 2020)
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s Emerging Scholars Organization
Chair: Elizabeth Gardner, Louisiana State University
Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.
This seminar invites papers on stylistic production in any medium and genre, in any period or place.
Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars
Department of English, Jadavpur University
7th and 8th November, 2019
P. Sainath. Founder/Editor of People's Archive of Rural India
Uma Chakravarti. Feminist Historian and Filmmaker
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
CFP: "Narrative Hysterics: Feeling and Form in Women's Experimental Fiction"
Colleges and universities have witnessed great shifts in student populations over the last few decades, including new populations of veteran and adult students. Now, as the traditional aged student continues to decline in numbers, one additional population of potential students appears to continue to grow: prison inmate students. College prison programs include both credit programs and enrichment programs. Through programs such as Shakespeare Behind Bars, the recidivism rates have declined as the men and women in these programs discover empathy, a love of language, and the value of community. This panel will explore college prison programs.
Simon Armitage: Probation Officer to Poet Laureate
International conference at the Université de Lille, France. 12 – 13 March 2020.
With a reading by Simon Armitage
Keynote speaker: Terry Gifford
Organisation Committee: Claire Hélie (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Samuel Trainor (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Marc Porée (Professor, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris), Carole Birkan Berz (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3), Juliette Utard (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne, Paris 4), David Creuze (PhD student, Lille)
International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo 2020
Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games?
Deadline Extended for Submission!
The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives. Paper proposals might consider, for example:
Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;
The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);