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The Short Story's Global Dimensions - Panel ACLA Chicago

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:02pm
Gavin Jones (Stanford), Michael Collins (King's College, London)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gavin Jones (Stanford) and Michael Collins (KCL) are seeking contributors for a panel on the "The Short Story's Global Dimensions" at the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Chicago, 19th - 22nd March 2020. Abstract proposals of around 200 words should be sent to the organisers by August 30th.

 

https://www.acla.org/short-storys-global-dimensions  

 

NeMLA 2020: From _No Future_ to Novel Bodies Politic

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:01pm
Nathan Douglas / Indiana University - Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In queer theory, few texts have spurred as much division and debate as Lee Edelman's 2004 polemic, No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive. This panel takes as its grounding premise one of this monograph's central arguments; namely, that queerness figures an irony that serves as a “corrosive force… [that] threatens, like a guillotine, to sever the genealogy that narrative syntax labors to affirm… [and] the continuity essential to the very logic of making [political] sense” (23-4). Upon its publication, Edelman's No Future drew reproach from queer theorists like Jack Halberstam, who sought to affirm queerness as a "form of negative knowing" (823) that projected a "bleak and angry" future politics (824).

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:01pm
Misun Dokko / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature 

Our 2020 NeMLA panel emerges from Gayatri Spivak’s seminal question, “can the subaltern speak?” Following Spivak’s response to this question, we will investigate moments when subalterns cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Our inquiry into these moments will build on and sharpen conversations about otherness with respect to literary texts and beyond.

Queer Cinema of the New Millennium: Auteurs, (Meta)Narratives, Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Francesco Pascuzzi / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel aims to explore the (re)emergence of a new wave of queer cinema that, over the course of the past two decades, has given rise to auteurs and narratives that consider the complexity of queerness through and beyond matters related to visibility and acceptance. Different theoretical frameworks are welcome, and relevant comparative studies among American, European, and/or non-Western cinema are strongly encouraged.

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17875

Gender in Global Medieval Mysticism

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ashoka University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gender in Global Medieval Mysticism

March 20-21, 2020

Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Keynote speakers:

Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy, Swansea University

Professor Sa'diyya Shaikh, University of Cape Town

Cormac McCarthy Area

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:57pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

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

Gothic Melville (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:56pm
Monika Elbert and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Call for chapter proposals

Gothic Melville (Edited Collection; 11/15/19)

Eds. Monika Elbert and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Chapter proposals are solicited for an edited collection of scholarly essays seeking to elaborate Melville’s affinities with the literary Gothic. All approaches are welcome to the Gothic in Melville’s prose and poetry. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Universiti Sains Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

We would like to invite you to the 2020 International Conference on Literature: “Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future”. The conference is organized by the Postgraduate Students’ Club of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and takes place on 29-23 July 2020, in Penang, Malaysia. (http://icl.usm.my/index.php)

The Gothic Panel II at PAMLA 2019 (Extended)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We are looking for one or two more presenters to join the second Gothic Panel at PAMLA.

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic.

Conference Information:

November 14-17, 2019

Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA

Formal Intersections between Narrative Fiction and Other Media

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Grzegorz Maziarczyk, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin/ Wojciech Drąg, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature

Vol. 44, no. 2 (2020)

Call for papers

Special issue: “Formal Intersections between Narrative Fiction and Other Media”

Guest edited by

Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Wojciech Drąg

 

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
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. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-forpapers/

SSSL 2020: The Uses and Abuses of Shame

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:54pm
Courtney George/ Columbus State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) 2020: The Uses and Abuses of Shame in the American South

Sederi Yearbook

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:54pm
Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

SEDERI 30

 

SEDERI welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue (nº 30) to be published in Autumn 2020.

SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on Early Modern English Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external readers, following a double-blind policy. It is published in paper and online, in open-access.

About SEDERI

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Identity in Cultural Diversity

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:54pm
Mohamed Benzidan/Hassan II University of Casablanca
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Identity in Cultural Diversity

International Conference

8 – 9 April 2020

Call for Papers

 

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:53pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

Saturday 15th February 2020

Keynote: ProfDerek Attridge (York); Prof. Esther Leslie (Birbeck) 


 

Video games and adaptation

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:53pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel of the 2020 NeMLA convention (Boston, March 5-8) welcomes reflections on the process of adapting texts / films / graphic novels into video games, being open to theoretical analyses as well as to case studies (for example, of the narrative ecosystem of franchises). It seeks to bring together the most popular approaches to studying the medium -- narratological and ludological perspectives, as well as reflections on the translation of cinematic adaptation theory to the medium of video games – in order to ensure a rich conversation.

Advancing Veterans Studies

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Call for Papers for Edited Collection | Advancing Veterans Studies
This collection emerges from the current moment and our shared interest in advancing veterans studies as an academic discipline. Consistent with this range of efforts, we welcome contributions that give voice not just to campus-community successes, but also to their challenges beyond academic borders. To complement chapter-length discussions of approximately 25 pages or the equivalent, we encourage course syllabi or project design case studies of approximately 8-10 pages (or equivalent), as well as interviews with veterans studies specialists working on campus and in the community to advance the field of veterans studies.

Creating and Defining Multi-cultural American Identities

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Scott R Kapuscinski/ Queens College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As a nation of settlers and immigrants, Americans often confront the possibility of claiming a mixed heritage, whether their ancestors have resided in the country for generations or they themselves are the first generation who have come from another country. Translating Rosemary Serra's study, Sense of Origins: Studies on the young Italian Americans of New York, I have confronted numerous interpretations of how the relationship between two countries (in this case Italy and America) constitutes an essential element of individual identity. Perhaps the most significant aspect is the extremely varied nature regarding how the individuals assign meaning to the term "Italian American."

Vampire Studies (2020 PCA/ACA national conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Lisa Nevarez and U. Melissa Anyiwo/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA from April 15-18, 2020. 

As this year’s conference takes place in Philadelphia, home of the Rosenbach Library and the working notes of Bram Stoker, this year’s central theme is the legacy of Dracula. As well, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula in popular cultures

Digital Monochrome: World Cinema’s New Black and White

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Elif Sendur/ SCMS 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Digital Monochrome: World Cinema’s New Black and White

 

“It’s not a vintage black and white. It’s a contemporary black and white. Black and white was part of [Roma’s] DNA.”

 

~Alfonso Cuarón

 

“Movies in color seemed unrealistic because they were undramatic.”

~Stanley Cavell

 

Hiberno-Latin Studies at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Brian Cook
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The panal orgnaizers invite proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to Hiberno-Latin literature and studies.

Fashion Without Borders: Mapping the Transnational Threads of Sartorial Storytelling

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:51pm
Siobhan Mei, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Seminar Proposal for the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

March 19-22, 2020

Clothes, as fashion scholar Tanisha Ford writes, serve as a “powerful social skin”. While the selection of what one wears is linked to taste and trends, clothes can also reflect one’s socioeconomic status, age, physical ability, gender, ethnicity, ancestry, and politics. In this way, clothes often function simultaneously as an assertion of one’s individual self and as a mode of publicly claiming community. Its historical role in the construction of identity situates fashion as unique within the material world and, as this seminar suggests, within literary cultures as well.

[CfP] Heidelberg Center for American Studies 17th Annual Spring Academy Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:51pm
HCA Spring Academy - Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Call for Papers

The seventeenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 23-27, 2020. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.

The HCA Spring Academy will also offer participants the chance to work closely with experts in their respective fields of study. For this purpose, workshops held by visiting scholars will take place during this week.

The Status of Medievalist Film Studies (A Roundtable) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:48pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019

As medievalism has made its way into mainstream medieval studies, and the teaching of medievalist film alongside medieval texts has become commonplace, what new opportunities and challenges do scholars of medievalist film studies face? These shifts have prompted heated debates in recent years on the values and dangers of teaching Game of Thrones in medieval studies classes, the inadequate framing of medievalist films as adaptations in literature classes and as fiction in history classes, and the formal differences between cinematic and written texts. This roundtable seeks short presentations that address some aspect of this development in scholarship and teaching.

Extended deadline - CFP - Radical women: the construction of Latin American women artists through exhibitions (DEADLINE: 10 AUGUST 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:46pm
Elize Mazadiego, University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Call for Papers - Radical women: the construction of Latin American women artists through exhibitions (DEADLINE: 10 AUGUST 2019) Session at the College Art Association CAA2020 annual conference, 12-15 February 2020, Chicago Chairs: Elize Mazadiego (emazadiego@ucsd.edu) and Eve Kalyva (e.m.kalyva@gmail.com)  In 2017, the exhibition Radical Wom

'Rhythm, Duration, Presence' conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:44pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

RHYTHM, DURATION, PRESENCE (OCTOBER 2019)

Modern Horizons invites short abstracts for papers (of 25-30 minutes’ length) to be presented at our “Rhythm, Duration, Presence” conference to be held 25 October, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Following our 2018 conference on “Senses of Architecture” where the texture of form was of particular concern, Modern Horizons’ 9th annual conference wishes to address questions of tonality, rhythm, and forms of time in literature, art, cinema, music, and dance.

Believing Women in the Late-Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:43pm
Arielle Zibrak / University of Wyoming
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 19, 2019

Please consider submitting an abstract for this panel proposal at the 2020 C19 conference in Coral Gables, FL. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2018 helped make “Believe Women” a new rallying cry for the #metoo movement(s). This roundtable will examine the contentious issue of women’s believability during the latter half of the nineteenth century, a time when the credibility of women was also at the forefront of popular consciousness, occasionally heralded but more often interrogated. How did writers and activists push back against the persistent gaslighting of women during the postbellum period?

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork; Robert Sirabian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

For this session, we seek proposals exploring the factors shaping nineteenth- and twentieth-/twenty-first-century literature (in its broad sense) about the Middle Ages as well as the differences in approaches to the Middle Ages in each century. What historical, social, and intellectual views shaped nineteenth-century approaches to the Middle Ages? In what ways were these views limited or biased based on what the Victorians knew and believed and did not know, particularly when compared to advances in historical, psychological, and political knowledge in the next centuries? Conversely, what shaped twentieth-/twenty-first-century views of the Middle Ages?

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