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Adapting to New Media: Early Experiments in Remediated Narrative (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:26am
Yair Solan/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: NeMLA 2019 panel

Washington, DC: March 21-24, 2019 (deadline 9/30/18)

The boom in contemporary scholarship on transmedia storytelling, media convergence, and narrative remediation has largely focused on the interactions between old and new media modes in our digital age. But to what extent have literary narratives exhibited similarly transformative cross-media/cross-genre exchanges during earlier periods in media history? This panel examines how literary fiction was adapted, remediated, and remixed by popular media and performance platforms during the mass culture explosion of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Songs of Innocence and of Experiential Learning

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:25am
Jesse Miller (Northeast Modern Langauge Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Experiential Learning has been described as an innovative approach to pedagogy in the fields of literature, language, and composition. Proponents argue that integrating Experiential Learning opportunities such as public projects, the production of publications, partnerships with local organizations, volunteering, and field trips into the curriculum enable students to connect what they've learned in the classroom to the wider world. But the significance of the concept of experience in the scholarship on experiential learning, although far from self-evident, remains largely untheorized. In Songs of Experience, Martin Jay points out that in modern philosophy the concept of experience has taken on a range of meanings, sometimes to conflicting ends.

Questioning Italian Romanticism: Foscolo, Leopardi and Manzoni in debate (NeMLA)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The classical-romantic debate (1816-1826) was a crucial moment for the definition of modern Italian literature. Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi and Alessandro Manzoni, while taking part in the discussion, express some of the key aspects of their poetics. These three authors, some of the most important in Italian literature, were deeply influenced by the debate; at the same time, they claimed their original positions, which are not completely identifiable as either Classicist or Romantic. Indeed, sometimes scholars have, for example, unduly classified Leopardi as a Romantic, even though he thought of himself as a Classicist.

Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:34am
NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Please consider attending or joining the panel of the following roundtable session at the 2019 NEMLA conference this spring. In case you are unfamiliar, a roundtable does not require a paper submission, just an abstract of your informal presentation: “Roundtable — 3-8 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (NEMLA).

Global Southern Epistemologies Workshop

updated: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 1:29pm
English and Foreign Languages University (Hyderabad, India) and University of Birmingham (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The British Academy Writing Workshops 2018

Hyderabad, 11-14 December 2018

“Global Southern Epistemologies”

Link to Application Form: https://globalsouthern.hcommons.org/sample-page/

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

updated: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

5-6 November 2018

 

In 2018 we celebrate events which took place two hundred years ago: the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Brontë. While the two events are markedly different, as the former is a tangible work of art and the latter more of a promise of what was to come, both have contributed to challenge and change the conceptions and perceptions of the time, thus performing a silent, subtle revolution in the world of letters.

 

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:25am
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal  of  Literary  Studies

online,  open access,  peer-reviewed, UGC approved; ISSN: 2456-7507Volume IV Number i & ii (January & July 2019 issues)

Special Issues on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

"Place and Placelessness": The 15th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:11am
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will host its 15th international conference, "Place and Placelessness," in Toulouse, France, from June 24-29, 2019, with an optional pre-conference meeting date in Paris on June 23 to tour significant Fitzgerald sites. 

Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics - NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:00am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS:   

March 21st-24th, 2019  

Washington D.C.

The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 

Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018

 

Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics

 

Film & Media Festivals Studies, SCMS 2019 in Seattle (March, 13th-17th)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:00am
SCMS Film & Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

To participate in a preconstituted panel sponsored by the Film and Media Festivals SIG, please submit a summary no longer than 500 words, 3-5 bibliographic sources, and an author bio no longer than 150 words.

Please copy and paste your proposal into the body of the email message (avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”

The suggested panel/workshop titles/themes are for your consideration. If you wish, feel free to suggest another! We are providing this service to help coordinate the papers of the SIG members so that a maximum number have the best chance of being selected to participate in the conference; this has proven to be a very successful tactic.

 

54th ICMS Kalamazoo: Nineteenth- Century Medievalism(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:17pm
Robert Sirabian (UW Stevens Point) and Daniel Najork (ASU)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 9-12, 2019. Kalamazoo, Michigan

Special Session: Nineteenth- Century Medievalism(s)

Organizers: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point; Daniel C. Najork, Arizona State University

Presider: Robert Sirabian

 

Call for Submissions *Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:52pm
*Resources for American Literary Study*
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes 41.1 and 41.2 (2019). Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

Fictional Representations of Translators and Theories on Their Work

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 1:22pm
Erin Riddle / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

This is a call for papers for session participants at the Northeast Modern Language Association's anniversary convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24. General details about the conference can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html . The title of this session is "Fictional Representations of Translators and Theories on Their Work."

Serial tourist: leisure, tourists, tourisms

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:07pm
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

 

Serial Tourists: Leisure, Tourisms  and Tourists

University of Lille, France

Nov. 2-3, 2018

 

 

Defined by the MIT[1] group as a displacement whose purpose is recreational, tourism articulates spaces and practices and in that regard it constitutes an object of investigation (and fictionalization) that is particularly intriguing.

Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities, May 13-16, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:02pm
Zoe Beenstock, University of Haifa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A conference on nineteenth-century literature, art, and history to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa, co-sponsored by the University of California Dickens Project.

Nineteenth-century British culture was preoccupied with the paradigm of mapping across diverse areas of enterprise, including literature, popular culture, journalism, archeology, and art. Scholars have identified Victorian practices of mapping with the strategies of imperial planning and compartmentalization requisite for organizing a burgeoning empire, and for subsequent negotiations of shifting definitions of home.

International Association for the Study of Popular Music--US branch 2019 CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:57am
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

2019 IASPM-US Conference Call for Papers

by JAREK ERVIN on JULY 9, 2018

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States invites proposals for its 2019 conference. The meeting, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 7-10, 2019, will feature the theme “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography, and Myth.” We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels (up to four individuals) on any aspect of popular music, especially proposals on the musical cultures of New Orleans; music in and of the global and local South; and music and race and resistance.

Subtopics might include

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

Wonder Women: Amazons in the Early Modern European Imagination (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.

What Is Dead May Never Die: Italian Revivals of the Tragic (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:34am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.

Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (deadline 9/30/18; conference 3/21-24/19)

50th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, DC

 

Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (ASLE Session)

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

Reminder: Call for Submissions - Studies in Testimony

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:47am
Studies in Testimony
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

The peer-reviewed, online and open access journal Studies in Testimony is currently accepting submissions for an expected publication date of April 2019. The call for submissions is intentionally broad in nature, allowing for submissions that look at emerging areas of academic interest, in addition to those of continued and lasting relevance from a wide range of academic disciplines including, but certainly not limited to, literature, critical theory, history and psychoanalysis.

Subject areas could include, but are not limited to:

Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

updated: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:03pm
Dr. David L. Moody/PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

PCA/ACA (April 17-20, 2019)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Washington Marriott Wardman Park/ Washington, D.C.

 

Triangulations: Beckett, Pinter, and McDonagh

updated: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
The International Harold Pinter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The International Harold Pinter Society will be holding panel sessions at the University of Louisville’s Literature and Culture Conference on February 21-23, 2019.  A staged reading of Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes will precede panels on Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Martin McDonagh.  The sessions will be entitled Triangulations:  The Theatre of Beckett, Pinter, and McDonagh.  Papers on the works of the individual authors or a combination are welcome.  Send 250 word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, ann.hall@louisiville.edu by 1 September 2018.  For more information about the U of L conference, see https://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/about.

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