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SWPACA 2020: Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:10am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Biopolitics of Nature: Artistic Representations of Environment in Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Space in what we today call Latin America has been increasingly contested since 1492. As a result, many critics have argued that Latin American spaces are constantly subject to rearticulations. Latin American artists have produced poems, novels, short stories, songs, still art, theatre, movies, and other cultural manifestations as vehicles of rearticulation, especially in relation to natural and built environments. Indeed, an especially rich vein of contemporary Latin American cultural production embeds an active ecological awareness. A considerable part of recent ecocriticism addresses how the symbolic potential of art conveys the urgency of environmental concerns.

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:12pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

Ethics, Still: Levinas in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239

Poetry & Poetics (Critical) Panels for SWPACA

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:54pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Edited collection: Nonhuman Animals, Climate Crisis and the Role of Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Matthias Stephan, Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The world is in crisis: socially, politically, environmentally. We are increasingly confronted with notions of otherness as the world is shrinking – we interact with diverse cultures, ideas, agendas as we never have before. Yet, at the same time, we are increasingly polarized in our thinking, with the rise of a global right-wing agenda challenging a progressive wave of policies the world over. Yet, these crises seem to pale in consideration of the increasingly urgent climate crisis.

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Medieval Habits

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Ryan Lawrence, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020: MEDIEVAL HABITS 

This panel invites 15-20 minute papers concerned with medieval notions of habit. 

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

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:32pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 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:

 

Dr Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Professor Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Professor Bran Nicol (University of Surrey, UK)

Professor Ștefan Oltean (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)

 

And the writers:

 

Exploring the Renaissance 2020: An International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
South-Central Renaissance Conference / SCRC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

The South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) and its affiliate societies

Queen Elizabeth I Society

Andrew Marvell Society

Society for Renaissance Art History

 

invite conference papers for

Exploring the Renaissance 2020

March 26-28, 2020

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

 

Black Men, White Publishers (NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In November 2018, The New York Times published “Black Male Writers for Our Time,” an article that highlights some of the African-American male writers who have won prestigious awards in recent years. For instance, Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015, while Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award in 2016 and the Pulitzer in 2017. In 2018, Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. Although they have been writing for generations, the literary establishment is now recognizing and rewarding Black male literature.

Trauma Theory in/and Indigenous Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:52am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

    Trauma is a notoriously slippery concept to identify and comprehend, however, many theorists—-most notably Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience—have argued that literature provides a means of representing and of ‘working-through’ experiences which otherwise have gone “unclaimed.” Absent from literary trauma theories, such as Caruth’s, however, is a consideration of the euro-centric core of theories of trauma. This absence can be attributed to the origins of literary trauma theory that emerged primarily out of Freudian psychoanalytic psychology and/or the deconstructive philosophy of the Yale School and Paul de Man.

Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:50am
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Critical Indigenous studies can neither be perceived as niche, nor trivialized as topical. In the way climate-capitalism has become an existential threat, a sincere engagement with Indigenous knowledges has become ineluctable. This conference seeks to initiate a multidisciplinary conversation on climate change, as conceived by, and re-inscribed within, Indigenous literatures. So far within the small domain of English Humanities, contemporary climate fiction by Indigenous authors have presented an urgent need to converse with scientific and social-scientific approaches to climate change.

The Handmaids’ Tales

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 5:42pm
Trip McCrossin (Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University), Sue Zemka (Department of English, University of Colorado in Boulder)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale had an enduring cultural effect well before the world began so uncannily to reflect it. Notable hallmarks of its resulting renaissance include, among others, the following three. Bruce Miller’s ongoing television adaptation, on the one hand, beginning in April of 2017, its second and third seasons moving us a few years away from Gilead as an established dystopia, as depicted in the body of the novel, toward its eventual downfall, as acknowledged in its concluding “Historical Notes.” On March 26, on the other hand, shortly before the third season’s premiere, Renée Nault’s graphic-novel adaptation of the original appeared.

PCA/ACA Generational Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:07pm
Shay Rahm / PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: GENERATIONAL STUDIES

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

We welcome proposals for papers on any and every topic related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels (3 or 4 persons), focusing on topics related to:

ACLA 2020 Call for Papers: Censorship and Dissent in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:06pm
Preeti Singh/Ohio State University-Columbus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The history of censorship in modern South Asia goes back to the Registration of Books Act (1867), used to track anti-state sedition; and to the various indigenous and British non-governmental associations of civilians who organized themselves as the guardians of literary culture around the same time. Both these currents continue to the contemporary moment in many ways. Genres of dissent are governed by various acts, laws, associations, extra-judicial modes of repression, and more recently, by social media.

Translation as Material Practice: Case Studies in Production, Circulation, and Reception (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:05pm
Whitney DeVos/University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)


 

"Translation as Material Practice: Case Studies in Production, Circulation, and Reception"

https://www.acla.org/translation-material-practice-case-studies-production-circulation-and-reception

 

Writing without Writing: Fragments and Survivance

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:05pm
ACLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Since the nineteenth century to the present, fragmentary writing has been widely deployed in literature and philosophy (i.e. Ernst Bloch, Schlegel, Mallarmé, Adorno, Maurice Blanchot, Kafka, Beckett etc.) as a strategy to disrupt the idea of totality by and through writing. Fragmentary writing as an incomplete totality, bears absent voices and traces and alludes to a whole.

Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Conference: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 19-22 March 2020

Seminar: Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World

Organizers: James Tink (jmtink@g-mail.tohoku-university.jp) and David Huddart (dhuddart@cuhk.edu.hk)

Submit a Paper: https://www.acla.org/kazuo-ishiguro-and-illusion-world

Deadline: 23 September 2019

Travel & Literature at CEA: March 26-28, 2020 (Hilton Head, SC)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Travel & Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

 

NeMLA 2020 - CFP: Beur Fractured Identities in the French Cultural Space

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:17pm
Yasmina Nagnoug Mejai / University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Panel description: This session proposes to discuss the complex identity formation of people from the Beur community living in France through the study of contemporary Beur literature. It examines the current cultural and socio-political debates on nationalism, identity and culture taking place in France, as well as the complex processes of integration that have affected both the North African immigrant community and the French people in the postcolonial era.

[ACLA] The Other of Postcolonial Studies: Postcolonial Islands, Their Unique Sensbility and Challenges

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:13pm
Nick Lu, Maricruz Gomez / University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

In their seminal book, Islands in History and Representation, Rod Edmond and Vanessa Smith famously point out that stories about islands tend “to slip the net of postcolonial theorising” due to their marginality in terms of geopolitics and academic representation. Accordingly, researchers of Island Studies, an emerging field in the past two decades, have long maintained that due to their geographical and geostrategic singularity, or “islandness,” the (post)colonial conditions of island societies deserve special attention, and the study of which requires a different set of concepts and methodologies than what are available or predominant in Postcolonial Studies.

A Space of One's Own: Articulating the Scope of the Female in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:13pm
Ariel Silver, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers, for an accepted session at the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.

 

NeMLA’s 2020 theme will be: "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"

 

A Space of One's Own: Articulating the Scope of the Female in American Literature

CRITICAL INSECT STUDIES AND THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1660-1830)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:05pm
Beth Fowkes Tobin and Beth Kowaleski Wallace
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

We are seeking abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of critical essays exploring insects in the long eighteenth century. 

Environmental Hazards and Migrations

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
JAm It! Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The third issue of JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) will explore the relations between environmental transformations and migrations in the North American context from a multi-disciplinary perspective. While scholarship in American Studies has produced relevant contributions analyzing the historical and present contingencies of both endogenous and exogenous migratory flows, the complex relations between migrations and ecological change require further inquiry within the field.

Reminder: Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-language Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
(NeMLA March 5-8, 2020, Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For this panel, we invite contributions on literary explorations of the socialist legacy in Eastern Europe in its relation to the present and the future. Much of the post-1989 scholarship has focused on Aufarbeitung broadly defined as a crucial trait of literature from and about the former East. More recently, some scholars have brought into view another dimension of literary engagement with Eastern Europe’s past: an engagement with the hopes and dreams that never came to fruition and the unrealized, alternative futures embedded in the socialist past.

Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 

Berhampur University,

Berhampur, Odisha, India, 760007

NAAC Accredited with “A”

 

Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha

Organises its

 International Conference and Poetry festival

In collaboration with the

Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)

on

"LITERARY CREATIVITY TO MARK THE END OF INDENTURESHIP IN THE CARIBBEAN FOR LABOURERS FROM INDIA"

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:56pm
The University of the West Indies St Augustine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the year of freedom from indentureship for Indian labour. Ninety-two years had elapsed between start of the system and this red letter day when they say the system finally collapsed. It was a relief for many of those caught by its myriad snares. The worlds and the subjectivities that were imbricated in the system, giving rise to it or succumbing to the weight of its oppression or emerging from under it, have not yet been fully explored. We are proposing an anthology of stories in your unheard voices in order to create an opportunity for exploration.

 

Can you write a story or a poem that imagines what it was like for someone from the Indian sub-continent to become an indentured labourer?

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