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Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:41am
Bowling Green State University/Popular Culture Scholars Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies

Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering

March 6th and 7th 2020

Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library

Call for Papers

 

It might be observed that scholars who investigate popular culture often explore collections, curation, and collectors. In such explorations, popular culture scholars make visible the stories bound to material objects, the common interpretant of communities, and the negotiations of individuals.

 

James Baldwin Review Volume 6

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:40am
James Baldwin Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

 

James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its sixth volume. An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical essays and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacies of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:40am
Lindsey Mantoan / Linfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

for a new anthology

 

The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education

Co-Editors: Lindsey Mantoan, Matthew Moore, and Angela Farr Schiller

 

Canonicity is not only a list of texts, but a way of thinking about what the texts signify.

- Randy Laist

“The Self-Deconstructing Canon:

Teaching the Survey Course Without Perpetuating Hegemony.”

Currents in Teaching and Learning Vol. 1 No. 2 (2009): 51

 

8th International Conference on e-Democracy: Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:36am
Scientific Council for the Information Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019

The ever-evolving digital age is becoming more intelligent and the future internet is shaping up. Technologies supporting the digital transformation, such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain technologies, and robotics are developing in unprecedented rhythms. A new digital environment emerges, promising a lot, but also raising concerns about democracy itself and individual rights and freedoms.

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:36am
Rebecca Romanow/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

ChLA 2020 International Panel on Korean Children's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:35am
Children's Literature Association International Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. 

(NeMLA 2020) George Eliot's Unfortunate Men

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Things often end badly for males in George Eliot’s fiction. Macarthy, the antisocial artist in her first published prose fiction, dies unappreciated; dreamy Seth Bede reconciles himself to a pitiful bachelordom; Smilesian Tom Tulliver charters his wealth (but not his wellbeing); opportunistic Harold Transome is chastened by his circumstances; pedantic Edward Casaubon fails as a scholar and as a gentleman; and formidable Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt drowns because Eliot is unsure what else to do with him. These men are usually disposed of in credible ways, but are they treated fairly? Are their respective fates convincing given their character flaws and contexts, or are they treated more harshly than the women who share their fictional worlds?

Fandom: The Next Generation (edited collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 4:12pm
Bridget Kies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fandom: The Next Generation
Transgenerational Fans and Long-Running Media Franchises

CFP for contributions to edited collection

Imagine taking your child to see The Last Jedi after your own parents took you to see Return of the Jedi when you were small. Picture a grandmother, mother, and daughter sitting down to watch reruns of The Golden Girls together. What keeps fans interested in after so many years? How do long-running franchises, revivals, and reboots appeal to new audiences? How do social and political changes affect longtime fan experiences? This book sets out to explore a relatively unstudied aspect of fan and audience studies: longtime fans and generational turnover.

Thirty Years Since The Fall of Communism: Visual Narratives, Memory and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:14am
Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, the Faculty of Letters, and the Cross-border Faculty of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

 

http://fift.ugal.ro/30years/

A joint project of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, the Faculty of Letters, and the Cross-border Faculty of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, the conference is intended as a cultural forum for imparting knowledge and research on the textuality and representation of recent, lived history, from different yet interrelated angles:

The Future of Film: Will Television Kill the Cinema Star?

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 8:12pm
Rebecca Romanow/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable explores the collapsing of the separate media concepts of film and television as "TV" becomes more filmic than film, more cinematic than movies themselves.  We are witnessing the confluence of production values, means of production, narrative form and style, and the ways in which content is consumed, reviewed, funded, and awarded. The two media have seemingly become synchronous, simultaneous and potentially interchangeable.  This Roundtable will focus on film, television, and streaming content, and the places that they will inhabit and occupy in the future of visual media and the cultural imagination.

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA  March 5th-8th, 2020

Eco-Entanglements, c. 920-2020: Ruins, Graftings, Stratification

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 5:31pm
Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, February 22, 2020

What are the ecological affordances of thinking with the medieval and early modern past? How can the environmental humanities inspire eco-mimetic modes of thinking and writing? This think-tank conference invites research-in-progress that parses the entanglements of nature and culture, the human and the nonhuman, the material and the metaphysical, to explore how medieval and early modern ecocritical scholarship might speak directly to contemporary political and social concerns.

The conference will include three panels, grouped thematically according to distinct modes of ecological entanglement:

World Cities in 19th and Early 20th Century Literature (NeMLA 2020 Boston)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 5:25pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Taking its impetus from the theme “Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures” this panel juxtaposes two types of space: the local and the global as they came together in the conception of the world city. The material embodiments of the function of cities as global nodes are the Expositions, Great Exhibitions, and World’s Fairs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where a world spectacle could be viewed in imperial capitals (Paris and London) and in international capitals (Chicago, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, to name a few) .

NEMLA 2020- Imagining a Future for Humanities Pedagogy

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
William Bowden/ University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his book Twenty-One Lessons for the Twenty-First Century (2018), Yuval Noah Harari argues that in a world where Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are merging to redesign human life (physically and socially), educators should focus on teaching the "four C's," which are, "Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity" (266). As intelligent algorithms increasingly replace human labor, Harari argues that the job market will require workers to "reinvent yourself again and again."

CFP: “Reassessing the Matter of the Greenwood,” Sponsored Session of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
Alexander L. Kaufman / International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Reassessing the Matter of the Greenwood”

Sponsored Session of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7-10, 2020

CFP: "Bad" Food in the Middle Ages (A Roundtable) ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 7-10 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
Alexander L. Kaufman / Medieval Association of the Midwest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

“Bad” Food in the Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Sponsored Session of the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7-10, 2020

Serial Killers on Screen

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
Claire O'Callaghan/Sarah Fanning (Loughborough University/Mount Allison University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

In recent years, the media has abounded with stories of serial killers. Esquiremagazine notes that 2019 has been a particularly ‘bumper year for [Ted] Bundy’, but numerous other news stories have maintained our perennial fascination with serial murderers.[i]Indeed, the death of Charles Manson (2017), the 2018 arrest and subsequent identification of Joseph James DeAngelo (known as the ‘original night stalker’ and, latterly, the Golden State Killer), and multiple anniversaries, including the Tate-LaBianca murders (50th) and Ted Bundy’s death (30th), have all kept serial killers at the forefront of the public imagination.

 

The Poetics of Precarity: Literature, Art and the Precarious Condition

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:02pm
University of Leuven, Literature Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Keynotes: Isabell Lorey (Academy of Media Arts Cologne / EIPCP), Benjamin Kohlmann (University of Freiburg), Roswitha Böhm (TU Dresden) & Kathrin Röggla

Iris Murdoch Open Topic

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:02pm
J Robert Baker / Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

CFP:  Iris Murdoch:  Open Topic

             The Iris Murdoch Society invites proposals for a panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 next February 20-22.  We are interested in papers that examine various aspects of Murdoch’s work.  Papers may deal with her fiction, her philosophy, or both. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 100-word biographical sketch before 3 September 2019 to

Robert Baker

Department of Language and Literature

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

jbaker@fairmontstate.edu

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

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