We seek projects pertaining to health, sickness, and everything in between and at the extremes of these conditions that span and involve the Spanish-speaking and Lusophone worlds. Drawing on a variety of approaches, including but not limited to, biopolitics, necropolitics, spirituality and religion, queer studies, the history of medicine and epidemics, and affect theory, we invite you to consider the figure of the (g)host, regardless of your period of interest. Questions about the limits of the bodily and conceptualizations of liminality as well as interdisciplinary papers are of particular interest.
Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.
2019 Call for Papers / Call for Proposals
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2/11/19
The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 12th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, August 30-September 2, 2019.
Shapes of Futures
Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała
Confirmed keynote speakers:
What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan
Following the international conference Close relations: a multi-and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, the Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies invites chapters for a contributed volume which will explore, discuss and theorise single/solo/lone parenting in Europe and North America. Palgrave Macmillan have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life series.
The journal /Humanities/ is now accepting submissions for publication in a special issue on “(Re)Mapping Cosmopolitanism in Literature and Film.”
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
Conference Dates: March 22—23, 2019
Call For Papers: Media Fields VII Conference, April 3-5
Display: Excess and Visibility in Film, Media, and Culture
Keynote Speakers: Soraya Murray (Associate Professor in Film and Digital Media at University of California Santa Cruz and principal faculty in Art and Design Games and Playable Media), Joshua Neves (Assistant Professor Film Cinema Studies at Concordia, Canada Research Chair, and Director of the Global Emergent Media Lab).
DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan 25)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Call for papers: Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History
Proposed panel for the International Society for Cultural History (26-29 June 2019)
What is the place of creative and speculative writing in history? Are these distinct or related practices? Should one or both be employed? What are the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of writing history creatively or speculatively? What ethical issues do each of these modes of history writing raise?
Kinship, Community, and Activism in the Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora
“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” ― bell hooks, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope
For a proposed volume celebrating The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, co-editors Jayme Stayer and Anthony Cuda are soliciting abstracts for original essays on aspects of Eliot’s work that pertain to his non-fiction prose. The volume will be dedicated to the General Editor of The Prose, Ronald Schuchard, to honor his influence in the fields of Eliot studies and modernism. Essays may fall into the following categories, but are not limited to what is described here:
CFA: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema
and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 11, 2019)
As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly
Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we
are pleased to announce the fifth annual prize for an outstanding
published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and
Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and
the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2019 SCMS meeting in
Seattle. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConMay 31-June 2
500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at
DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center DENVER, CO MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019
CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Special Issue of Computers and Composition
Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies
Guest Editors: Les Hutchinson (Michigan State University) and Maria Novotny (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
Recent reports reveal that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, particularly among low-income, rural, and African American women (NPR, 2017). Changes to the Supreme Court endanger the viability of Roe v. Wade. In Iowa, a judge threatens to ban nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (NPR, 2018). In Wisconsin, the state legislature rejects the repeal of the “cocaine mom law,” which opponents argue forces undue medical care on pregnant women (Reuters, 2017). These reproductive threats are not limited to only women’s rights.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND FORM
2017-2018 Tau Deadline: February 28, 2019
Submission dates: September 1–February 28
Submissions to the Tau can include poetry (up to 5 poems per author), short stories, and creative non-fiction (up to 3,000 words per entry). All submissions will be considered through a blind review process.
Please use the form found on the following website for submissions:
Chapter proposals are requested for a proposed collection of critical essays on lyrical artists working across musical genres in the 20th and 21st centuries.
This panel invites discussions about the aesthetics, politics, and economics of Romanian cultural works in a transnational dialogue 30 years after the fall of communism. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio to Catalina Florescu (email@example.com) and Letitia Guran (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th.
The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be
held at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019
Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on
any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.
I. The Panther and the Lash: Langston Hughes and the Black Arts Movement
The Family: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
MLA Special Session: AUTOTHEORY
Organizer: Robyn Wiegman, Literature, Duke University
Call for Papers
Normativity and Resilience
in Translation and Culture
27 – 29 May 2019
29-30 November 2019
Keynote: Jack Halberstam
The past 20 years have seen the rise of the once-humble television series to new heights of popular success and critical estimation. Given this rise, this book asks if and how contemporary scripted television and web series can be read as a form of literature. While Jason Mittel and others have made a convincing case that complex contemporary TV series constitute a unique art form and should be described on their own terms, there can be equally little doubt that TV series are closely related to various forms of literature, most obviously perhaps drama and the novel, but also, arguably, poetry.
"Race: Embodying Academia"
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
Date: April 5-6, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."
—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
Twenty-Fourth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
March 29, 2019
On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Keynote Address: Alva Noë, Professor of Philosophy at UC-Berkeley and author of Infinite Baseball