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Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:34am
American Literature Association (Boston; May 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Marilynne Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and culture.   Marilynne Robinson Society at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference is soliticing proposals that examine how recent developments in post-secular studies can illuminate Robinson’s religious vision. Jurgen Habermas, Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, Jared Hickman, Tracy Fessensden, among other scholars, have led us to reconsider the secularization thesis and the ways in which it has shaped narratives of modernity. We ask how Robinson’s investigation of faith is especially relevant to the growing field of postsecular studies.

“Re-imagining Female Disabilities in Luso-Hispanic Women's Cultural Production”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:34am
Asociación de estudios de género y sexualidad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Contributions are requested for the special issue 45.1 of Revista de Estudios de Genero y sexualidad (before Letras femeninas) for 2019. This issue will delve into the representation of female disability, based on the artistic and cultural production carried out by women from a transhistorical perspective that encompasses both sides of the Atlantic. Priority will be given to research proposals that study how, in the different periods and cultures of Luso-Hispanics, creative women with and without disabilities have approached the topic of disability, as well as how it has been stigmatized and abused by the patriarchal society.

Theory Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:28am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Theory Now

University of Glasgow, Friday 22nd March 2019

Deadline Extended: William Dean Howells Society - ALA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:54am
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. 

1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn 

Special Issue of The Global South: “Radio Cultures of the Global South”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:50am
The Global South journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This special issue of The Global South asks how the rise and persistent relevance of radio has shaped and been shaped by the cultures of the Global South over the past century and more. What art forms, social practices, political movements, and linguistic effects emerged through the radio speakers of the Global South? How have creators and consumers harnessed this medium and its expressive possibilities? What roles has radio played in the broader cultural histories of the Global South? Here, the “Global South” is used as a flexible descriptor that names not only nations and lands of the southern hemisphere, but other regions radically affected by the pressures of imperialism, globalization, and unequal development.

 

“The King is But A Man”: William Shakespeare & 21st Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:41am
Kristin M.S. Bezio & Anthony Russell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The editors are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited volume, tentatively entitled "The King is But a Man": William Shakespeare and 21st Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership, which examines Shakespeare as relevant to contemporary questions of global culture, politics, and leadership.

SAR Special Issue on the Work of Lorraine Lopez

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:41am
University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Lorraine López is a powerful emerging voice in Latinx literature. She has published six books of fiction, including Soy la Avon Lady (winner of the inaugural Miguel Mármol prize for fiction) and Call Me Henri (awarded the Paterson Prize for Young Adult Literature), and she has edited or coedited three essay collections. Her work reflects a variety of concerns, specifically regarding the complex cultural practices of Mexican American communities; it confronts issues of identity and representation, gender, sexuality, class, race, culture, and place, among others. Yet, despite her popular success, there is very little scholarship that exists on her work.    

International Order at Risk: Old Dominion University's 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:39am
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) Graduate Society in International Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

 

17th Annual Graduate Research Conference

"International Order at Risk"

Friday, March 22, 2019

Call for Papers:

The Graduate Society for International Studies (GSIS), in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS), is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Violence: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

From ancient gladiators battling to the death in front of cheering crowds to the modern-day journalistic maxim that ‘if it bleeds, it leads’, violence has occupied a prominent place in the human imagination. It is common to see animals in the wild fighting to establish dominance and eliminate potential predators. But when humans engage in similar behaviour, it raises a host of questions about the nature and implications of violence. Why has our capacity for reason, compassion and empathy been insufficient to circumvent our primal urge to use physical force to cause injury, death or other forms of harm? Why has violence exerted an irresistible hold on the human psyche throughout history?

Torture: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

As terrorism has seen a new rise in past decades, organizations such as ISIS, Boko Haram and similar others are thriving on the fear that is increasingly gripping the world. Their way of spreading horror and gaining the obedience of controlled populations is largely based on mass torture and killing. However, they are far from alone in this practice. Throughout history, torture has been used for a great variety of reasons, ranging from the twisted satisfaction of psychopathic criminals, to state and/or Church sanctioned means of punishing evil doers or extracting confessions; from violently resolving domestic disputes to means of protecting national security.

Victoria's Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:34am
Historic Royal Palaces/University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

International Conference

Kensington Palace

20-21 May, 2019

 Co-organized by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Warwick, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, to mark the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth.

 

The Holocaust in Contemporary Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:32am
Christine Berberich / University of Portsmouth, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Special Issue for Genealogy

 

Victoria's Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:32am
Historic Royal Palaces/University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

International Conference

Kensington Palace

20-21 May, 2019

 Co-organized by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Warwick, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, to mark the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth.

 

Without End Symposium & Book: Breaching Discourse

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:31am
The University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Deadline Extended to 25 January 2019

The Theme

This year’s theme is an opportunity to reflect on how you have come to know your research through the varying ways it has been shared and presented.

Emerging out of the Without End 2018 symposium theme of ‘the documents in which research ideas are inspired and found’, the Without End 2019 symposium, now moves on to how we are tasked with collecting these ideas in to the propositions we can share. It is about how we, as postgraduate and early career researchers, can begin to breach discourse in numerous ways and the effects this can bring.

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean: Essays in Anglophone Literature, Arts, and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:31am
Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

 

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume

 

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean:

Essays in Anglophone Literature, Arts, and Culture

 

Co-edited by Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

 

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2019

 

Completed manuscripts due on July 1, 2019

 

 

Call for Article Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:30am
Studies in American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of literature, film, language, visual and performing arts, and history from all scholarly and critical approaches.

 

Queries are encouraged.

 

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of the arts, music, theatre, digital humanities, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

 

CFP- Edited Collection 'Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman'

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:30am
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Editors: Stephanie Palmer (Nottingham Trent University, UK, President of the Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society), Myrto Drizou (Boğaziçi University, Turkey), Cécile Roudeau (Université Paris-Diderot, France)

CfP - ast Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:27am
Nazry Bahrawi / Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Joint East Asian Studies Conference 2019

Call for Papers:

Panel on “East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media

in the Long 20th Century”

(University of Edinburgh, 4 – 6 September 2019)

 

Panel Organisers:

Nazry Bahrawi, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Waiyee Loh, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Warwick

Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University

 

Action, Inaction, and the Victorian Female

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:26am
Lydia Craig/NAVSA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Consider submitting a CFP for the following proposed panel “Action, Inaction, and the Victorian Female” to be held at the 2019 NAVSA (Theme: “Media. Genre. The Generic”) in Columbus, Ohio, 17-19 October.

Rupture and Relation: A Workshop on Black Critical Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:26am
Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

 

RUPTURE AND RELATION: A WORKSHOP ON BLACK CRITICAL THOUGHTsponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global StudiesMay 23-25, 2019Northwestern University

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Matthieu Chapman (University of Houston)

Dr. Zine Magubane (Boston College)

Dr. John Murillo III (University of California, Irvine)

Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia)

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe (Tulane University)

Dr. Frank B. Wilderson III (University of California, Irvine)

 

The Valuation of the 73%: Contingent Faculty Work and Access to Academic Freedom

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:25am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

2020 MLA CFP:

“The Valuation of the 73%:

Contingent Faculty Work and Access to Academic Freedom”

 

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates: 09–12 January 2020

Full name of sponsoring MLA committees: the Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights & Responsibilities (CAFPRR) and the Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession (CCLiP)

“Inclusivity, Accessibility, Community: Teaching Business Communication Online”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:25am
The Modern Language Association and The Association for Business Communication
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019

2020 ABC MLA CFP:

“Inclusivity, Accessibility, Community:

Teaching Business Communication Online”

 

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates: 09–12 January 2020

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2019

Critical Approaches to Youth Horror

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Kyle Brett and Ethan Robles/Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

Most of us remember what scared us as children: the bumps in the night, the dark alleys, and the monsters, ghouls, and ghosts brimmed with the potential to terrify. The thrill of dodging the terror that waited in the shadows fuels many horror fanatics to return to the theatres, bookstands, and now podcasts to relive youthful feelings of dread. It should be no surprise, then, that youth horror media is pervasive. From Goosebumps and the upcoming release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? and the CBBC’s Creeped Out, there is an abundance of media that introduces children to the horror genre.

International Forum on General Education in Applied Colleges and Universities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Zhejiang University of Science & Technology (ZUST) and Geneva College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Conference Dates: 30 May – 1 June 2019

Conference Venue: Hangzhou, China

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese

 

This conference, organized by Zhejiang University of Science & Technology (ZUST), Geneva College, and the magazine of Higher Engineering Education Research, aims to provide opportunities for exchanges on studies related to general education and new engineering talents cultivation.

 

Paper themes are suggested as, but not limited to, the following:

1. Domestic and foreign experiences and case studies in general education

2. Construction of General Education Curriculum

SPECIAL ISSUE OF FEMINIST THEORY ON ‘THEORIZING FASHION MEDIA’

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Lise Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF FEMINIST THEORY ON ‘THEORIZING FASHION MEDIA’

Co-editors: Ilya Parkins (UBC) and Lise Shapiro Sanders (Hampshire)

Abstracts are invited for a special issue of Feminist Theory on Fashion Media. This will be a companion to a special issue of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on ‘Fashion in the Magazines’.

Mnemonics PhD Summer School "Memory and Activism"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:10am
Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Memory and Activism
Mnemonics Summer School 2019

Utrecht University, 18 – 20 September 2019
Call for Papers

 

The annual Mnemonics Summer School serves as an interactive forum in which junior and senior memory scholars meet in an informal and convivial setting to discuss each other’s work and to reflect on new developments in the field of memory studies. The aim is to help PhD students refine their research questions, strengthen the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of their projects, and gain further insight into current trends in memory scholarship.

The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics Revised Edition

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:09am
Frances Gateward
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Papers

                                                                     The Blacker the Ink Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Arts

edited by Frances Gateward and  John Jennings

Written essays of 6,000 words sought for the revised edition of this anthology, winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, and the Eisner Award. We welcome proposals that address the following issues theoretically or through comparative studies, through the work of individual artists/writers, or through explorations of individual titles or themes.  

 

Intercultural Encounters, Historicity and Cultural Communication for Development: A Book in Honour of Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Arole Oodua, Ojaja II

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:08am
Faculty Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The question of the origin of the Yoruba race still remains contentious. While diverse accounts of its origin have been appropriated by historians and scholars in cultural studies such as Revd Samuel Johnson in The History of the Yorubas (1921), Saburi Biobaku in The Pattern of Yoruba History (1958), Ade Ajayi in Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century (1964), among others, numerous discourses and counter discourses continue to unfold.

Call for Personal Essays: Queer Horror Anthology

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:07am
edited by Joe Vallese
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

I am currently curating an anthology of personal essay/creative nonfiction by queer writers reflecting on their relationship to horror films.

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