all recent posts

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Violating Sacred Space

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sacred space is, in part, defined by its possible violation, examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham’s “Life of Saint Margaret,” the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Legal sources also betray anxiety about the instability of sacred space: several sources note that damaging church property was an excommunicable sin, while Gratian’s decretals dictate the reconsecration of churches desecrated by bodily fluids.

CFP--Mystery & Detective Fiction, Popular Culture Association 2020 Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Mystery & Detective Fiction Area, PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

2020 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Wednesday, April 15 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Only Wanna Be With You: Essays on Hootie & the Blowfish

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Suzanne Kamata/Naruto University of Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Seeking 250-word proposals of essays for an edited collection aimed at a general-interest audience.

 

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:03pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 7-10, 2020
55th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Gothic Studies Special Issue CFP – Tales of Terror: Gothic and the Short Form

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:59am
Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Tales, fables, fragments, sketches, and other short literary forms have comprised the fabric of scary stories told and re-told, adapted, transformed, appropriated and re-appropriated. Undoubtedly, much of their debt is owed to the oral yarn, the fireside tale, the urban legend, and many have, and remain, connected to a diverse and rich visual culture. The fragmented literary form integral to the early Gothic novel and played with by the Romantics is inspired by and influences other forms: the narrative painting or illustration capturing a scene, a moment; architectural ruins both physical and imaginary which simultaneously encapsulate a moment and a history.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:59am
Pop Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

2020– Philadelphia – 4/15-4/18

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

REMINDER: CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between: CINEMA in the Space Between (DEADLINE 12/31/19)

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:58am
Janine Utell / The Space Between
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Special Issue  

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945

 

Call for Essays:

Cinema in the Space Between: An International Approach

 

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed digital journal of the Space Between Society, focused on interdisciplinary scholarship of the two world wars and the decades between.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2019

 

Deadline Extended SHARP @ RSA 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:33am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.

SCMS 2020 CFP — Screening Ourselves: Mediation, Exemplars of Difference, and Cultural Transformation

updated: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:54pm
Michael Dalebout — University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 9, 2019

CFP (SCMS 2020) Screening Ourselves: Mediation, Exemplars of Difference, and Cultural Transformation

Digital media proliferates, in part, because it allows individuals to adopt, inhabit, revise, and project their ways of being. Liking, saving, and sharing digital objects shapes our personal and social lives, and has transformed what it means to see and be seen, to garner and wield cultural influence. By self-reflexively mediating ourselves in cultural artifacts, what political claims are we adopting about how the world is, or should be? Which lives are screenable, or screened? 

NeMLA 2020–Cowboys and Capitalists: Mythic Figures of Masculinity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:17pm
Diana H. Polley, Professor of English/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This NeMLA roundtable will engage the subject of masculinity in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, specifically through the landscape of two opposing mythic masculine figures: the American cowboy and the American capitalist. This session invites proposals that focus on either or both of these two critical representations of masculinity. How does the image of the cowboy and/or capitalist function in nineteenth-century American literature and culture and, more broadly, allow us to understand the complexities of masculinity and gender in nineteenth-century American society? Furthermore, how might we begin to trace these nineteenth-century cultural constructions in current conversations surrounding toxic masculinity in America?

Call for Papers: SWPACA Children's/YA Culture Area

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:06pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers
Children’s/YA Culture
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

New Spaces for Hispanic Poetry

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Co-chairs Carlos Villacorta and Zachary Rockwell Ludington, both of the University of Maine, invite abstract proposals for their panel on "New Spaces for Hispanic Poetry" at the annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston, Mass., March 5-8, 2020. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2019. More information on the convention and submitting an abstract here: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Panel description:

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.

Reimagining Creativity in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
21st Century Englishes Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

The 21st Century Englishes Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling

Green State University’s (BGSU) Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, and BGSU’s

Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU’s English Department.

 

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: Registration opens at 8:00 AM; Opening remarks begin at 8:45 AM

Location: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University

Contact Information: Co-Chairs Emma Guthrie & Morgan McDougall

21stcon@gmail.com

NeMLA 2020: Affect and Empathy: Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Narratives

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:05pm
Cartina Hoppes / Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

This panel explores a variety of narrative strategies that authors employ in order to negotiate the ethical and epistemological problems raised by the events of the Holocaust. Taking a cue from the conference theme “Shaping and Sharing Identities,” this panel is organized around contemporary reflection on and representation of the Holocaust and its continued impact on the present historical moment. Alongside pronounced generational shifts and the steady disappearance of the witness generation, Holocaust narratives are increasingly shaped by digitalization, politicization, and globalization of Holocaust memory.

Somatexts: Tattoos as Technology, Bodies as Text

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 4:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Annual Convention (Boston, MA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Whereas most people employ more temporary “sign vehicles” (Goffman 1959) such as haircuts, make-up, and clothing as forms of signification that can be revised in relation to cultural shifts, the relative permanence of tattoos as a technology of body modification complicates the mobility needed by tattooed bodies to negotiate their significatory space, even as such tattoos have the potential to “speak” multiple meanings across various modes of non-verbal transmission, or become the impetus for queer or non-normative kinship.

Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:15am
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

The “Journal of Public Policy Studies” published by the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, is proud to announce the Call for Papers to a forthcoming Special Issue entitled:
Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds” (http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KES/publications/public_policy_studies/).

Irreverence toward the Canon - C19 2020 roundtable CFP

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:14am
Sean Ash Gordon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

In a teaching evaluation for a survey course, a student complained of “irreverence toward the canon,” perhaps conflating “canon” with institutional authority and “proper” knowledge, and a lack of reverence with moral laxity or heresy. But we believe “irreverence toward the canon” should be a goal of our critical teaching and scholarship, not a flaw. How can we be more irreverent toward the canon?

Yeats and Eros/Yeats and Paris

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:14am
The International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

  The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"

Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December

Call for papers 

Yeats and Eros:

NEW MATERIALIST APPROACHES TO SOUND CONFERENCE

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:06am
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

https://music.columbia.edu/news/new-materialist-approaches-to-sound-conference-call-for-proposals

 

Scholars working under the broad umbrella of New Materialism have offered compelling reappraisals of the ways in which we know, interact with, and exist in the world. This scholarship also intersects with recent work on music and sound, which raises rich sets of questions regarding human agency, material, ethics, aesthetics, embodiment, and the subject/object dichotomy, among other issues. 

IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:24am
School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting

Porto (Portugal) December 2019.

Conference dates: December 12-14, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 15 August, 2019
Call for papers: pianocontemporaneo4@gmail.com

 

Location: Porto, Portugal

 

 

2019 ELLAK International Conference: Nurturing Global Citizens within War and Violence Narratives

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:51am
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

2019 Call for Papers: The 2019 ELLAK International Conference

“Nurturing Global Citizens within War and Violence Narratives”

 

- Organized by The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

- Date: December 16-18, 2019

- Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2019

 

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) is pleased to announce an international conference on “Nurturing Global Citizens within War and Violence Narratives” to be held in Daejeon, South Korea, from December 16 to 18, 2019.

Special Issue "Exploring Contemporary Historical Fiction"

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 5:32pm
Dr Elodie Rousselot, School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

This special issue of the journal Humanities is dedicated to a field that is currently experiencing a veritable explosion: contemporary historical fiction. In recent years the genre has been successful in securing coveted literary prizes and in attracting the efforts of some of the best contemporary writers of fiction.

Feminist Philologies (RSA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:38am
Stephen Spiess / Babson College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020

Feminist Philologies

World-Building: Tolkien, His Precursors and Legacies

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:25am
Fantasy Research Hub, School of Critical Studies, Univ. of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Call for Papers:"Medieval World-Building: Tolkien, His Precursors and Legacies”

sponsored by the Fantasy Research Hub, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow,

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television (Upcoming Anthology)

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:24am
MacBain & Boyd Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 27, 2019

Reliving the Crash:

Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television

MacBain & Boyd Publishers invites articles for a scholarly anthology about post-recessionary narratives in global film and television, titled Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television. Under a new editorship (Dr. Lauren J. DeCarvalho, The University of Denver), the projected release date is April 2020.

Deadline: September 27, 2019

Narrative Voice in Autobiographical Graphic Novels (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for panel at NEMLA 51st Annual Convention (Boston, March 5-8, 2020)

Narrative Voice in Autobiographical Graphic Novels

Pages