Paper proposals examining cross-cultural, global influences on Arab literary modernity in 19th-20th centuries (colonialism, Orientalism, philology, travel, literary / cultural exchange, translation, Nahda, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session. 3/25/2018, email@example.com.
Connected to our new exploratory research project “Rethinking Intermediality in Contemporary Cinema: Changing Forms of In-Betweenness” funded by the UEFISCDI, and following up on the topics of our previous conferences, we would like to bring into focus the idea of “in-betweenness” set in a wider context of contemporary visual culture, and to re-evaluate its relevance regarding the state of the art in researches on intermediality.
This workshop welcomes submissions addressing alternative ways to think about knowledge production in the humanities. Participants will explore how racial and gendered positionalities expose the margins of traditional academic discourse and discuss the potential of community-based and collaborative research in the humanities.
Proposals addressing the intersection of academic research and social-political activism, marginalised forms of knowledge production, and the politics of research are especially welcome.
Art of the Invisible
An interdisciplinary conference at The Courtauld Institute of Art exploring art’s relationship with the invisible
Friday 19 October 2018
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, WC2R 0RN
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE SOCIAL JUSTICE INTERVENTIONS OF #WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS
Postcolonial British Generations
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 4 MARCH 2018
“My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost.
I am often considered to be a funny kind of Englishman,
a new breed as it were,
having emerged from two old histories.”
(Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia)
Please join us from 25-27 October 2018 for the 11th biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. The 2018 conference theme, “This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Milton’s poetry collection This Lonely House (1968). We are excited to confirm Percival Everett, Ellen Forney, and Erika T. Wurth as keynote and featured authors; in addition, the conference will feature a workshop on creating comics, led by Ellen Forney, and readings by USD’s Department of English faculty duncan b. barlow, Leah McCormack, and Lee Ann Roripaugh.
De/Composing Death: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
“When the white men entered the camp, all the Inuit were inside one of the igloos; they started hearing people outside… Then a woman went out to see them. She comes back very shaky and says, ‘They’re not Inuit; they’re not human.’
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students. We welcome the perspectives of all people and are committed to furthering diversity in academia. Papers from all topical categories are welcome.
Resurgens Theatre Company, along with the Georgia State University Department of English, is pleased to announce our second biennial conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, “Death and Domesticity.” We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of Renaissance era domestic tragedies, but we also welcome topics involving the influence of murder plays on performance and/or early modern print culture. The conference will be held at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse (499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) on September 28 and 29, 2018.
Themes of Socio-Political Activism in the Works of Miguel de Cervantes.
Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia
3–5 December 2018, Singapore
MA Asian Art Histories Programme, McNally School of Fine Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Proposals due 2 April, 2018
Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies. Given this year’s South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference theme (Nov.
Modern Language Association 2019 National Convention
3–6 January, 2019
The Museum of Science Fiction's literary programming track is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 25th – 27th, 2018.
***This CFP is for a proposed special session at MLA 2019. The session will be submitted and reviewed under MLA guidelines. Acceptance to the panel does not mean acceptance to MLA 2019.***
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is accepting submissions for its Summer 2018 issue, themed “Confronting and Combatting Othering in English Studies.” Submission deadline: May 20, 2018.
Race at the Juncture
A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London
11 June 2018
Keynote Speaker: Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, author of Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (2002), Colonialism/Postcolonialism (1998), and Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (1992)
The language of race remains at the centre of many of the most pressing political and social issues of the day, as a selection of recent headlines from the UK, USA, India, and South Africa attest:
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is soliciting proposals on the subject of 'Nabokov and Dreams' for its guaranteed MLA Panel at the 2019 Modern Language Association Conference, which will take place in Chicago on January 3rd to 6th 2019.
In the light of the recent publication with Princeton University Press of Nabokov's Insomniac Dreams, this is a particularly timely topic. But dreams are an important theme and device in Nabokov's writing more broadly. Proposals are therefore invited which may deal with any aspect of dreams and the unconscious throughout Nabokov's writing, or indeed with the work of art as a dream. It may also explore the relationship of Nabokov's treatment of dreams to that in other writers.
The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.
Guidelines For Contributors
Poems Invited for June 2018 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 30th Issue
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference in Transnational American Studies (9th Annual)
Theme: “Transatlantic Otherness and the Politics of Form”
Where: Binghamton University, Downtown Center
When: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Keynote: Eric Lott (CUNY Graduate Center)
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 1, 2018
Date: 11 July 2018
Venue: Senate House, London
Keynote: Melissa Bissonette, St. John Fisher College, NY
Conference Fees: £15 salaried, £10 student/unwaged
Call for Chapter Proposals: Women in Popular Culture in Canada
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Canadian Scholars / Women's Press is considering publishing a volume that explores women in popular culture in Canada. The volume is particularly interested in intersectional analyses of settler colonialism, racialization, and transgender representations and experiences in pop culture, broadly conceived to include discussions of film, television, music, and live performance, as well as political events, social media, fandom, and activism.
**Note: the following CFP is for a proposed special session at MLA 19. The session will be submitted and reviewed under MLA guidelines. Acceptance to the panel does not signify immediate acceptance to MLA 19.
This panel aims to stage a critically reflexive, theory-driven dialogue concerning ‘screenic’ and ‘post-screenic’ approaches to digital humanities (DH).
Journal Messengers from the Stars:
On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 4, 2019
Edited by: Danièle André & Christopher Becker
Co-edited by: Angélica Varandas & José Duarte
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2019 issue will be dedicated to the theme
After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference
6 - 7 July 2018
Lancaster University, UK
Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, UK)
Dr Andrew Tate (Lancaster, UK)
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 15 April 2018
‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term which embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space.
ReFocus: The Films of João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata
With a career that spans over twenty years, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata are one of the most creative duos in contemporary filmmaking working within the context of Portuguese cinema. Acknowledged by several film festivals (Cannes, Indie Lisboa, Locarno, New York) as major Portuguese directors, and by the Harvard Film Archive as creators whose works “reflect the multifarious history of film, from classic genres to experimental film”, both filmmakers have contributed to the growing interest in Portuguese cinema.
Re-verb: The First International Academic Conference on Skateboarding
1–3 June 2018 | The Bartlett School of Architecture and House of Vans London
The first international conference on skateboarding aims to gauge, sense and approximate the vibration of urethane on asphalt, the lived experience of the travelling skater, the affectivities of an increasingly diverse community.
Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz's field-defining article, "The New Modernist Studies," turns ten in 2018. Despite the fact that the article takes up new media as a key topic, and although it was published just after ground-breaking work in the "visual turn" of literary studies by Mary Lou Emery (Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature, 2007), W.J.T. Mitchell (Picture Theory, 2005), Michael North (Camera Works, 2005), and Mark Wollaeger (Modernism, Media, and Propaganda, 2006), theories and discussions of global modernism have since focused considerably more energy on modernism's geographic and temporal dimensions than its relation to the graphic.