Mapping Rival Geographies: Migrations, Crosscurrents, and Intimacies
We are pursuing two more chapters to round out our edited volume on the intersection of children’s/youth agency in fantasy. Chapters must be fully constituted and directly reference theories and research from the social studies of children/youth and/or children’s geographies, particularly that which attends to agency (of course, in addition to whatever other published work in your discipline that contributes to your central arguments). Chapters should use fantasy popular cultural forms as sources of analyses – these may include television, cartoons, films, novels, toys, comic books/graphic novels, advertising, storytelling/folklore, fashion, art, video games, etc.
Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020
The 2020 Historical Fictions Research Conference will be held at the University of Salzburg, 21st and 22nd February 2020.
Host: Dorothea Flothow
Theme: The Forms of History
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Conference Dates: 30-31 January 2020
- Andrew Biswell, Metropolitan University of Manchester, President of the Anthony Burgess International Foundation
- Andrea Binelli, University of Trento
- Fritz Senn, Director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Enrico Terrinoni and Serenella Zanotti
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Thirteenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 138th birthday.
Masculinity Crisis in the Americas
Queen’s University Belfast
1 ─ 2 November 2019
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)- International Conference , November 14-17, 2019, San Diego, CA, US
Session: Travel and Literature
The Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing.
We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies. This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content. We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work. We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations. Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome. Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):
The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.
4-6 June, 2020
Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow
American University of Paris
Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography: "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life".
78-88: Prince, The First Decade: An Interdisciplinary Conference.
A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, United Kingdom and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.
June 3 & 4, 2020, The Robert E. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, University of Minnesota, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University.
Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.
NeMLA 2020 Panel Session: Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace
This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines.
From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image.
Danielle Cofer (University of Rhode Island)
Caitlin Duffy (SUNY Stony Brook University)
Irish Famine Summer School, June 11-14th, 2020
"Landlords and Tenants: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, County Roscommon, Ireland.
The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 has cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, by scholars, students, archeologists, artists, musicians, folklorists etc. This interest shows no sign of abating. New research, methodologies and approaches have greatly added to our understanding of the causes, impact and legacies of this tragedy.
Graduate students should send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the LSJ Conference Committee at LSJLehigh@gmail.com by August 1, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .pdf or .docx attachments and not in the body of the email. In your abstract, include your name, email, institutional affiliation (if any), and working title. Please email us with questions regarding submissions. Graduate students at all levels and independent scholars are welcome to submit. For more information go to https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/lsj/
Call for Papers:
From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.
Us, Get Out, The Walking Dead, Cthulhu, It, and a wide variety of other texts would be appropriate topics.
Please submit through the PAMLA.org website directly.
PAMLA is in San Diego, November 14-17, 2019.
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, California, May 21–24, 2020.
The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society. The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
The Feminist inter/Modernist Association invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on topics related to work by and/or about women, gender, and sexuality for our second interdisciplinary conference. Feminist Revolutions is open to a wide range of inquiries from various disciplinary perspectives—art history; race and gender; media and cultural studies; archival studies; digital humanities; literature; and history.
In his classic essay “An Introduction to the American Horror Film,” Robin Wood establishes the basic formula of the horror film as “normality is threatened by the monster.” He subsequently mentions that if one were to “substitute for ‘Monster’ the term ‘Indians’ . . . one has a formula for a large number of classical Westerns.” Wood’s point is to establish the flexibility of his framework but it also points in another direction: the monstrousness of the idea of Indigeneity within the colonial mindset. Today, one of the most exciting growing areas in horror cinema at the moment comes from Indigenous persons.
Call for Papers:
J.R.R. Tolkien andthe Works of Joss Whedon
The language debate between Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe has long defined the discourse about language use in African literature. Achebe’s argument that the writer can “Africanize” the English he or she is using (by infusing words, phrases, idioms, songs, proverbs, stories, dialogue, etc. into the writing) is very compelling because it offers writers a practical means of reaching a wider audience and it ensures African literature a prominent space in the global literary landscape.
C21Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings
Call for Papers
Special Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature”
Guest Edited by Dr Susan Flynn and Dr Antonia Mackay
What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?
This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature.
WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020
The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.
Call for Papers: Subject--Technology and 19th-C. British Literature
Seeking contributors for a book of essays that explore connections between technology and nineteenth-century British literature. To be published by McFarland Press, a leading publisher of academic books. (See: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/) Essays should be of interest to, and readable by, both scholars and non-academics.
Suggested topics include:
*The effects of technology on nineteenth-century British literature.
*Portrayals/rhetoric regarding technology in nineteenth-century British literature.
Call for Chapter Proposals: "Duelism:" Confronting Sport through Its Doubles
Co-edited by Taylor McKee and Brittany Reid
Call for Papers
The Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Conference on
“Imagining the Renaissance / Defining the Jews”
Jerusalem, January 12-15 2020
The National Library of Israel
For the C19 (Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) conference in Coral Gables Florida, April 2-5, 2020 (https://c19conference.wordpress.com), please consider submitting a proposal to this panel.
NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Writing and Literature Classroom
This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.