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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).

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

 

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

 

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