The 19th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities (ACLC) Curriculum Planning Retreat* will be held October 16-18, 2019, at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT. We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within the general theme of “Innovation through Integration: Using Collaboration to Recharge, Renew, and Remain Sane.” Learning communities, integrative learning, and collaborative learning have long been high-impact practices on many college campuses, with various partnerships both on one’s own campus and beyond. What now can we do to enliven these practices?
Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4, 2019
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium 2019
The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS) is seeking abstracts for papers for our 13th annual gathering of theatre scholars and practitioners. The Villanova Theatre Department together with the American Theatre and Drama Society will host this two-day event that will consist of paper presentations and roundtables. This year’s symposium aims to investigate adaptation in theatre creation. We are seeking papers that engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including, but not limited to:
CFP for MLA 2020, Jan. 9-12, Seattle, Washington.
Explorations of crosscurrents in Lawrence between genres, literary periods, political ideologies, etc., responses to race/ethnicity, queer and feminist interventions, masculinity.
Please submit a 300 word abstract plus a short bio.
Call for Articles
KOME, an Europe-based international Open Access journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2019 and 2020 issues. We are a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Basically, we consider results from the field of Communication, Media, Journalism and Theatre & Film studies that includes both strict theoretical contribution and methodological rigour (one could think that this basically means social sciences perspectives, but we also consider papers closer to the humanities side of communication and media studies).
W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:
“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.
Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,
Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020
MLA Convention, Seattle, WA
Jan. 9-12 2020
Empires, States, Forms
The (re)Making of a Movement: New Perspectives on the 1960s Counterculture
Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis… Activist, Author, Educator, and Scholar
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2019
Conference Date: Octbober 26-27, 2019
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens’ Quay West, Toronto, Canada.
Please submit online: https://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals
This panel welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Pre-1900 American Literature, although proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme of Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships are especially welcome. The SAMLA 91 conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8–10, 2019. By June 1, 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Caitlan Sumner, University of Alabama, at email@example.com.
International Conference (6–8 June 2019) in Bayreuth
Engaging Cultural Heritage. German-British Perspectives on Regional Memorial Cultures
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
‘Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent’, wrote Arthur Conan Doyle, perhaps controverting the words of Prospero, who to his ‘state grew stranger, being transported, and rapt in secret studies’.
This panel (not guaranteed) seeks papers that address aging in nineteenth-century literature—especially in the way age intersects with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and science.
Send 250-word abstract and one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking to assign two entries for Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives. Unfortunately, I had these entries fall through last minute and now I’m scrabbling to find a writer or writers able to take on the subject of "Assault" and Youth Violence." The entries would each look at historical, contemporary, and mediated depictions in the United States. Each would be 5,000 - 8,000 words, however 25% of that can be primary documents (court rulings, historical documents, laws, etc.) While it is a substantial task, which I would require no later than May, 2019, I can see someone with expertise in the subject(s) able to do it.
CFP: Sidney(s) at SCSC, St Louis, October 2019
The International Sidney Society invites proposals/abstracts for three sessions to be held at the 2019 Sixteenth Century Society Conference. We invite proposals on any topic relating to the life and work of Sir Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Countess of Pembroke, Robert Sidney Earl of Leicester, and/or Lady Mary Wroth.
Some of the topics that we thought might be addressed include:
The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 91st SAMLA conference from November 8-10 in Atlanta: “Languages: Power, Identity and Relationships.” Presentations that celebrate “the power of language to change lives and make our world a better place for all” are particularly welcome.
Proposals can be pedagogical in nature or relate to any aspect of English studies. Scholars may also submit papers that are beyond this scope and/or unrelated to the SAMLA theme.
The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies
Editors: Dr HIlary Emmett (University of East Anglia) & Dr Christopher Lloyd (University of Hertfordshire)
The 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association will mark the one hundred year anniversary of the reprint of H.L.
The Journal of Science Fiction has extended the deadline for contributions to an upcoming special issue on disability studies and science fiction, slated for publication in mid-2019. Pursuant to our initial call, the editorial team is accepting additional submissions for consideration. You can see our announcement here: https://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/announcement/view/18
Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority
Annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)
October 4-6, 2019 | Canadian Mennonite University: Winnipeg, Canada
Draft Schedule Released: Early June, 2019
Special Call for Papers, Issue 4.2 (Winter 2019):
Asian Representation Matters
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 8, 2019
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook
Guest editor: Temenuga Trifonova, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, York University (Toronto)
Europe at the Crossroads: Cinematic Takes
September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford
“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network
(http://torch.ox.ac.uk/earth-sea-sky). Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and
contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to
consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and
global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each
domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”
Sexuality and Agency
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 12th October 2019 - Sunday 13th October 2019
From government incentives for women to have more children and the ‘slut-shaming’ phenomenon, to the erasure of rights and legal recognition of LGBTIQ++ people, and beyond, we live in a time where political and social forces play a powerful role in regulating our sexuality and sexual behaviour. It is therefore necessary and timely to consider how sexuality is related to our agency as human beings, particularly in terms of how autonomy and self-determination shape and are shaped by sex and sexuality.
This special issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL) seeks to elucidate the continually undervalued and unrecognized aspects of emotional labor in education for both students and instructors. Although emphases on outcomes, skills, and cognition serve valuable purposes, they also tend to eclipse emotional processes that are taken for granted and therefore rendered invisible despite being vital aspects of the labor performed by stakeholders in all educational settings. This special issue will take as its premise the notion that we must consider emotions as work in order to obtain a fuller picture of what transpires with teachers and learners in institutional contexts and beyond.
EXTENDED DEADLINE! Abstracts accepted until Friday 1st March
Gothic Feminism presents:
Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen
2 – 3 May 2019
University of Kent
Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Panel Proposal for MLA 2020 Conference on “Being Human”
January 9-12, 2020 in Seattle WA
Panel Title: Unsilencing the Anthropocene: Archiving Love and Queer Survival