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

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:40am
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) .

Pre- or Post-? Periodization Problems in American Literary Study

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:58am
NEMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel for NEMLA 2020 (Boston) examines the scholarly, pedagogical, and professional problems posed by current chronological demarcations of “early” and “modern” American literature and seeks to propose viable alternative chronological models. The specific years covered by the traditional undergraduate American literary survey have a lasting impact on the American public’s sense of literary history, the dissertation topics of graduate students, the canonical visibility of authors who span chronological margins, the specific texts that receive attention in an author’s oeuvre, the networking of scholars, the availability of grant money, the publication contracts of major presses, and the creation of tenure-track positions.

Landscapes of Politics and Identity in American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel investigates the concept of landscape in American literature.  For Americans, the landscape brings strong associations, whether cultural, political, historical, or commercial.  The landscape, in a sense, is central to the American identity. This session seeks proposals on the meaning of landscape in American literature.  How do Americans use landscape to create identity?  In what ways are landscapes used politically or culturally to create meaning?  This session encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the landscape in American literature, including the examination of literature and the visual arts. 

NEMLA 2020

Marriott Copely Place

Boston, MA

March 5-8, 2020

Modernist Short Stories Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:12am
Kay Boyle Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Modernist Short Stories Writers

Sponsored by the Kay Boyle Society

The American Short Story: New Considerations

New Orleans, Sep. 5-7, 2019

 

Many modernist writers experimented with the short story genre early in their careers, while reading, publishing and critiquing each other’s work in small magazines.

The objective of this panel is to engage in comparative, reflective conversation, bringing out as yet unnoticed similarities and convergence in themes, writing practices, and subjectivities among these writers.

This panel invites papers on the work of one writer or in the context of other writers, on one or more of the following themes:

For and Against Practice: Approaches to Teaching Professional Writing (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:11am
Callie Ingram & Jiwon Ohm / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will provide a forum for participants to discuss and analyze their experiences and offer suggestions for teaching the multi-major professional writing course, more commonly referred to as simply “business writing” or “professional writing.” We especially welcome presentations that speak to and offer strategies targeting one of our three major concerns with the course: its decontextualized state, its reliance on non-neutral codes of professionalism, and the lack of pedagogical support often given to its instructors.

NeMLA 2020: Intersectionality and the University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:55am
Jennifer Ross, Nicole Lowman / NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session is a part of the 51st annual NeMLA convention in Boston, MA, to be held March 5-8, 2020.

Sharing Spaces in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:23am
Dainy Bernstein and Kristi Fleetwood
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts

 

The collection Children’s Geographies explores children's places from playgrounds, social networks, schools, streets, villages, and so much more. Peter Hunt’s “Unstable Metaphors: Symbolic Spaces and Specific Places” differentiates between the internal/personal of the “space” and the external/reality of the “place.” Drawing on these ideas, this panel seeks to continue the discussion of children’s places and spaces by asking how children exist in the real world and the fictional world, in addition to how their literature serves (or doesn’t serve) as a distinct space of its own.  

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:23am
Sherry Ginn and Michael Cornelius
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

 Sherry Ginn and Michael Cornelius, editors of the forthcoming Serializing the Apocalypse:  Essays on the Never-Ending End of the World, announce their intent to publish a new collection of essays about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Religion in American Literature (San Diego, CA; Nov. 14-17, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. In particular, it welcomes papers that explore the topic of theodicy in contemporary American literature. How have the events following 9/11, and the developments in post-secular and trauma studies made the question of theodicy a more vital, urgent topic in our contemporary moment? How has 9/11 transformed the ways in which Americans think about the problem of evil? How has this event and other acts of terror influenced our cultural imaginations of suffering and death? How have contemporary American writers contributed to the conversations about the presence or absence of God in suffering?

LGBTQ Representations of Sexualities within Latinx Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please submit via nemla.org

Panel ID #17905

Chair: Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez

Human beings express sexuality as individuals, yet society continues to enforce heteronormativity. This panel seeks papers that challenge this heteronormativity in Latinx novels written in English, Spanish or Spanglish from Latinx authors that reside either in Latin America or in the United States. Specifically, theoretical approaches that question the role of power in any guise or interrogate the status quo are welcome.

International Journal of James Bond Studies 3(1)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 3.

Decolonizing the Digital Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
25th AISNA Biennial Conference Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond (Ragusa, Italy, September 26-28, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Decolonizing the Digital Archive

 

In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation of digital archival work – often (but not always) in the form of open access platforms developed to gather, preserve, and share historical documents. The very nature of open accessibility counters a rhetoric of retreat and the construction of barriers among knowledge producers and consumers – by refusing ownership over its content and seeking collaborative and communal engagement in both interpretational and curatorial work, open access digital archives are often decentralized archives that  provide modes for democratic access, exchange, and co-construction of knowledge.

American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:18am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Social and Political Science, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed.

3rd MEMORY, FORGETTING AND CREATING - International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:18am
University of Gdansk, InMind Supprt,
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

CFP:

In our increasingly fast-paced societies, where information is abundant and its reception is superficial, human memory appears to be an endangered phenomenon. This is why we would like to take a closer look at the complex processes of memory. These include forgetting, neglecting, negation, and detachment, along with creating, recollecting, remembering, regaining memories, and reconstructing one’s relationship with the past. We are deeply interested in examples and consequences of altered memories: invention, fabrication, deception, indoctrination or propaganda. We invite reflection on mutual relations between memory and imagination, fantasising and manipulating, forgetting and creating.

Call for Papers for the Inaugural Session of the Monsters and the Monstrous Area

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 8:19pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters and the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Call for Papers for the Inaugural Session of the Monsters and the Monstrous Area

2019 Conference of the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH, Friday, 15 November, - Saturday, 16 November

Proposals due by 15 June 2019

NEW REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 2:49pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom - PAMLA San Diego Nov.14-17, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:36am
Marion Geiger / California State University San Marcos
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Teaching film and Teaching with film – Two different approaches and methodological emphases: what can each learn from the other? This panel invites both film specialists and language teachers in order to open a dialog between different areas of expertise. Both papers in French and English are welcome.

Humanities Commons Twitter Conference: Making Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:10am
Humanities Commons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Making Connections, the first Humanities Commons Twitter Conference, will take place July 18th, 2019.

EXTENSION: Proposals are due June 3rd, 2019.

Jenny Diski: A Celebration

updated: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 6:25am
Ben Grant / University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Jenny Diski: A Celebration

 

A Symposium, University of Oxford, 7th April 2020

 

Keynote Speaker: Blake Morrison

 

Jenny Diski sadly died in 2016, and the time is right for a celebration of her work.

 

New Approaches to the Gaze in American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:22pm
Mary Balkun/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For this approved roundtable for the NeMLA 2020 conference in Boston, MA, scholars from a broad range of American literary and cultural studies are invited to propose short papers that address a variety of approaches to gaze theory. The emphasis will be on current debates around gaze theory, contemporary applications of gaze theory to American literature and culture across historical periods, and new theoretical formulations of the gaze. It will engage such questions as whether gaze theory remains a viable way to think about representations of acts of seeing and being seen in texts and images, how gaze theory can help us understand shifting power dynamics in society at large, and whether one can ever supplant the gaze. Abstract and brief c.v. due Sept.

Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:12pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication.  Submissions can be in any area related to language, literature, composition, philosophy, history, translation, interdisciplinary studies, pedagogy, and philology from any time period and discipline.  In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2019.  Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association.  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:34pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

 

Craving Planet Earth:

Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

 

International Conference

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

7-9 November 2019

 

Invited Speakers include:

 

Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Sebastian Groes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Bran Nicol (University of Surrey, UK)

 

 

Signs Special Issue: RAGE

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 1:40pm
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Feminists are raging.  This special issue will consider our rage as a global, complex phenomenon that mandates interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Rage is historical. Rage can be deeply exclusionary, recognizable as a legitimate emotion for only a privileged few. It is an instrument of patriarchy as well as a potential feminist resource. Rage shapes moral claims for racial justice, movements against gender violence, and opposition to the global rise of authoritarian regimes.  Rage can do so in ways that both extend and depart from the histories of feminist and queer raging that marked late-twentieth-century radical feminism, global organizing against HIV/AIDS, and against police brutality.

L.M. Montgomery and Vision Conference

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
Lesley Clement, Visiting Scholar, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island (PEI CANADA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Fourteenth Biennial Conference

University of Prince Edward Island, 25-28 June 2020

“My fingers tingle to grasp a pen—my brain teems with plots. I've a score of fascinating dream characters I want to write about. Oh, if there only were not such a chasm between seeing a thing and getting it down on paper!” –Emily Climbs (1925)

“If for Montgomery Nature was eternal and eternally present, then the memory pictures of Nature reflected were perhaps meant to help her and her viewers to transcend time and, in entering the imaginative landscape, initiate generative seeing and fresh reverie.”

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research - General Issue Reminder

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:28pm
PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Reminder: Submissions Due June 10, 2019 PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research is currently accepting submissions for the next issue, with all submissions due June 10th.  PARtake is a peer-reviewed e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice.

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