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Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:17am
Charlotte Coull/Tina Janssen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

27th-28th February 2020, University of Manchester.  

Keynote speaker: Professor Javed Majeed, King’s College London.

The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined are the practical effects of the colonial context on knowledge making.    

Futures for English

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:17am
English in Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

English has always been subject to a number of competing agendas, with the result that its purpose within the school curriculum has often been open to contention. From its inception, English has been seen by governments and employers as the subject that teaches literacy and prepares students for the work force. By contrast, other advocates of English have argued its importance in cultivating character and citizenship in students. Yet others have argued the importance of the role that English plays in stimulating the growth of the imagination and enabling students to appreciate the value of literary language.

Comparative Women

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:16am
Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Comparative Woman: Kin

Comparative Woman’s 2019 issue is looking for academic essays, poetry, art, interviews, and book reviews on our theme of “Kin.”

 

Theme: What is “kinship”? Is it merely biological or is it something that we choose? What are the bonds that we form? How do we form them? Why do we need these bonds? Why do these bonds matter? From Moms to Drag Mothers, covens to close-knit communities and cults, and siblings to fraternities: how do we recognize and establish “kin”?

 

IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:16am
School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting

Porto (Portugal) December 2019.

Conference dates: December 12-14, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 1 August, 2019
Call for papers: pianocontemporaneo4@gmail.com

 

Location: Porto, Portugal

 

 

On the move: narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities (Graduate Student Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:16am
Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference

Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

University of British Columbia

25-26 October 2019

Vancouver, Canada

 

On the move:

narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities

Keynote Speaker: Simon Harel (University of Montreal)

 

Creative Writing: Oral Performance in the Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Print forms of poetry have traditionally been integral to writing and literature classes. However, for many students, especially those in first- or even second-year classes, the written word and the visual layout of poetic form can be foreign, even intimidating. This session will consider the possibilities offered by oral forms such as storytelling and spoken-word poetry. In addition to considering the pedagogical possibilities of oral performance, this session invites poets and storytellers to share their own original work.

The Book Biz: The Novel and Contemporary Publishing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the rise of the novel during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the literary marketplace has famously been a powerful influence on the form, format, and concerns of both short and longer fiction. This panel will consider the realities of contemporary publishing as a business and the way its corporate structure, economic practices, and publishing procedures impact the lives and work of writers. Some questions to consider: what effects does the advent of electronic publishing have on both the content and the distribution of literary work? How have expanded opportunities for self-publishing impacted the novel’s form and content? What is the contemporary publishing process like, and what are some effective strategies for navigating it?

Creative Writing and the New Higher Ed

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the development of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa in the 1930s, creative writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level have proliferated. In 2008, there were 156 MFA programs in Creative Writing in the U.S; in 2016 there were 244. This roundtable will consider the status of international creative writing courses and programs within the context of the evolving picture of higher education. Some questions to consider: What effects might the spread of online education have on creative-writing pedagogy? Is creative writing as a field sustainable? As higher education moves to encompass a variety of formats and economic models, how will creative writing courses have to evolve?

Vampires, Zombies, Bodices, and Perps: Genre in Creative Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Genre fiction (such as fantasy, sci-fi, suspense and mystery, thrillers, historical romance) has often been discouraged in creative-writing courses, even outlawed. However, in recent years, the popularity of genre fiction in the marketplace has challenged the boundaries of literary writing. This panel will consider some of the following questions: How do challenges to the traditional boundaries of genre impact the teaching of creative writing? How might fiction, drama, and even poetry address these challenges? How can the conventions and tropes of genre fiction be used fruitfully in literary writing? Both writers who work in or with particular genres and writers who have resisted the lure of genre are encouraged to share their work and ideas.

Reality Check: Real Bodies in Performance - Conference Invitation

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:14am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Reality Check: Representing Real Bodies in Performance.

10thannual PG Conference at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television

20thJune 2019, University of York, 10.00 – 18.00

Registration free -- please register by 13th June  2019 

 

 

Museums in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:12am
MuséaLitté
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté research programme on the interaction between museums and literature.

Museums are both highly symbolic spaces and sites for the construction and dissemination of culture. Writers visit, appropriate, and mediatise all kinds of museums (Public or private, natural history museums, ethnographic collections, science and technology museums, art galleries, cabinets of curiosities, world expositions) as well as places where literature is preserved and classified (libraries, literary archives, and manuscript centres).

In Pursuit of Sound

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:11am
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

In Pursuit of Sound: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 1 – 2 October 2019 

In Pursuit of Sound is a two day symposium which aims to rally researchers engaged in sound studies, and interrogate the discipline’s promises and pitfalls. The humanities’ ‘aural turn’ might be said to have been completed, but we are interested in advancing sound studies towards new, strange, and challenging inquiries. To that end, we invite proposals for twenty minute papers on the theme of sound, from postgraduates, ECRs, and academics across the humanities. Proposals might address the following topics, although these are not exhaustive:

If Beale Street Could Talk: Memphis (Blues) Diaspora

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:11am
Antonio Jenkins/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2020 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This is a call for papers for a panel discussion on how places in the American South are used in music, literature, and/or cinema serve as spaces for African American/Black cultural understanding. In particular this panel is looking or papers that describe or explain how Baldwin (1974) and Jenkins (2018) use Beale Street in name to narrate and visualize Black life in 1970s Harlem and beyond.

Please submit an abstract (300 word limit) and bio (100 word limit) to the organiztion portal (hhttps://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18262)

 

NEMLA 2020: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:10am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Panel: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

(NEMLA 2020, March 5-8, Boston)

In today’s world, where political narratives of apologies and amnesties proliferate, understanding the nature of forgiveness has become increasingly significant. The arguable success of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission – with its ideological investment in forgiveness, as affirmed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s No Future without Forgiveness – has impelled the world to engage seriously with the ethical possibilities of forgiveness. Yet, questions about the vexed relationship between forgiveness, responsibility, and justice remain unresolved. 

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: 'Getting Back in the Game': Professional Reinvention and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Despite an increasingly grim job market outlook, the humanities continues to produce PhDs in large numbers. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of available Assistant Professor positions in the field of English dropped from 879 to 320. During the same time period, the number of non-tenure-track positions increased from 21% to 34%. Yet in 2016, 5,500 doctorates were still awarded despite the massive post-2008 decrease in obtainable positions. As Vimal Patel wrote in a Chronicle article from September 2018, “The mirage has vanished.

Flows & Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
Nora Castle, Amul Gyawali, Harry Pitt Scott | English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Flows & Floods:
Changing Environments and Cultures

22nd February, 2020|University of Warwick 

Keynote Address: Profs. Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe (Rice University)

CFP "Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology" (second call)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:55am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of "Open Theology" journal
EXISTENTIAL CONCEPTIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

(second call)

 

Edited by:
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)

 

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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, 35 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985 and was critically acclaimed. It is a novel that has consistently been considered one of Margaret Atwood's best. However, though it was made into a movie in 1990, The Handmaid's Tale has never been more prominent and recognized than it has been since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated; Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
Jeff Birkenstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

CFP: Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated

Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019


UPDATE: Below follows our original CFP, which we now update slightly and with urgency. We have thus far assembled an excellent collection of promised essays, but are now looking specifically for essays that meet the requirements below as well as1) are about Russian authors OTHER than Chekhov (as you can imagine, we quickly got our share of those) and 2) about American authors who are of color and/or women. Please read on and submit your idea(s) to us. We are excited to hear from you.

 

Chinua Achebe's No Longer at Ease at 60 (for Northeast Modern Language Association 5-8 March 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Chinua Achebe's second novel, No Longer at Ease, first published in 1960, arrives at its 60th anniversary, scholars have an opportunity to reassess its significance not only for African literature, but also for world literature in general. The story is set in the 1950's and richly depicts the cultural tensions of African societies nearing independence from Great Britain. It forecasts both the optimism and the disappointment that would characterize post-independence Africa. In dramatizing the fortunes of the Okonkwo family in rural Nigeria and Lagos, No Longer at Ease forms a sequel to Achebe's first and most famous novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), but is not as widely read and discussed as its predecessor.

Call for Papers: The Future of Feminist Disability Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Maria Rovito
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.

CFP: Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Theoretical, Methodological, and Pedagogical Possibilities (edited collection; DEADLINE AUGUST 30, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Amanda Latz and Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Call for Chapters—Edited Volume

Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Theoretical, Methodological, and Pedagogical Possibilities

Janine Utell, Widener University, Amanda O. Latz, Ball State University, Andrea Kantrowitz, SUNY at New Paltz, Editors

WSECS 2020 conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:09pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

NeMLA 2020 Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology: Writing Studies Pedagogy in the Digital Age

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 4:32pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 San Francisco State University's 21st Annual Graduate School Cinema Conference:

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

October 17-18, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Damon Young, Associate Professor of French and Film & Media at UC Berkeley

CFP - Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong: Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:23pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

CFP

Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong:

Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

 

6-7 DECEMBER 2019 / The Education University of Hong Kong

Abstracts due 15 June 2019

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Candida Rifkind, Associate Professor of alternative comics, graphic narratives, and Canadian literature at the University of Winnipeg

Amy Stolls, Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Vektor - Open Call: Share Your VR/Experience with us!

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:22pm
Vektor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

’Vektor’ is Hungary’s first artistic and documentary VR-section, organized by Random Error Studio and Zip-Scene Conference. It will take place 13–16 November, in the frame of the 16th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. They are looking forward to creations that recreate the narrative concept in VR, and that take up the challenge of making use of different content types – for new immersive, interactive storytelling formats. The theme is ‘the Zone’, a nod to the 40th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky’s philosophical movie, Stalker.

Katherine Mansfield Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

 

‘But this is all a dream you see. I want to come home – to come home’

Letter from Mansfield to Murry [18 March 1918]

 

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