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Different Voices, Voicing Difference (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The question of the relation of language to voice traces back to Aristotle’s De interpretatione, with its definition of speech as the sign of thought, and writing the sign of speech. In Jacques Derrida’s account of this phonologocentric model, voice is the ligature of “phōnē and logos,” securing their essential proximity. But if voice is only a mediation, then, as Barbara Johnson writes, voice is no longer “self-identity but self-difference.” Paradoxically, the voice marks the singular but is itself plural, sweeping the self up into an ever-ramifying play of differentiation. As David Lawton proposes, “voice is both a signature, ‘I,’ singularity, and a clear marker of difference, ‘not I,’ multiplicity”.

St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

from current and prospective undergraduate students

28th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 16, 2019

featuring poet, editor and English teacher Peter Kahn as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 in any of the following categories:

Barbarians Within: Constructing the Barbaric Other in Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:17pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For the past two years, NeMLA’s keynote speakers have evoked the image of barbarians at the gates, and they are not alone in their use of this powerful image. Barbarians evoke a particular kind of wildness and danger that continues to resonate in popular culture, from the Dothraki and Wildlings in Game of Thrones, to the raiders in Parable of the Sower. In response to NeMLA 2020’s theme, “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures,” we invite presentations that interrogate the idea of barbarism in speculative fiction. How is the barbaric defined and located? Can the racist and colonialist implications of the term ever be shed or inverted?

Deadline approaching - Fan studies chapter contributions

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Bridget Kies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Deadline for chapter contributions and/or expressions of interest is October 1. We have special need for contributions that consider transnational fan communities or texts, historically marginalized communities, and understudied media texts.
CFP: Fandom: The Next Generation
Transgenerational Fans and Long-Running Media Franchises

Feministas Unidas: Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:11pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

FemUn at the NEMLA 2020: Boston, MA – March 5-8, 2020

Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World (Feministas Unidas Session)

Feministas Unidas invites you to join our panel on fluid and hybrid identities and their impact on feminist thought, as well as on art created by female and feminist artists in the Hispanic world. We will talk about the ways in which globalization is shaping our understanding of hybridity and its relationship to feminism.

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:09pm
The Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.

Email the Book Review Editor at jsrbookreview@gmail.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.

The Oswald Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Literary Criticism

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:08pm
Department of English, University of South Carolina Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

 

The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English.  Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad.

 

Guidelines

Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word.  TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals. Each submission must be accompanied by the relevant professor’s endorsement of its originality.

All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers.  Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.

 

Media Attention to the Adjunct Plight: Helpful or Harmful?

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Associatio
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the last few years, attention to the adjunct plight, to include poverty-level pay, limited job security, as well as lack of respect for us personally and acknowledgement of our professional credentials and accomplishments, seems to have intensified, reflected in a variety of media outlets, from more liberal ones like The Atlantic and Washington Post to even the ultraconservative Fox News.

Detective Fiction and the Revival of Reading

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Associatio
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

That reading and literacy rates are falling is no news: regardless of medium, we seem to be reading less and less, and doing so less well, whether in terms of comprehension, retention, or critical thinking. What potential does detective fiction hold to reverse this trend and even enable literacy, however defined, to survive and thrive in our digital era and beyond? The very traits of the genre that cause some to hold it in disdain, still, may hold the promise of rescuing reading and literacy. Firstly, the very disregard with which the genre is still treated by some, despite growing scholarship on same, allows it to be interrogated more easily; thus, critical and readerly standards can be exposed and challenged more easily.

Disability Studies and Literature (DSAL 2020, 6-7 March Hong Kong)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Department of English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Conference title: Disability Studies and Literature

Date of conference: 6th- 7thMarch 2020

 

This conference will be a student-led academic event organized by the English Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and supported by the University’s Wellness and Counselling Centre under the Office of Student Affairs. 

 

Scope and delimitation:

Fall-Winter Issue 2020 Etudes Irlandaises

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Etudes Irlandaises
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS / Etudes Irlandaises

French Journal of Irish Studies

Fall/Winter 2020 issue/

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 15, 2020 

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaisesis seeking submissions for the Fall/Winter2020 issue of the journal.

Modernism and Disability Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:58am
Rafael Hernandez / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Recent work in the field of disability studies by scholars like Ato Quayson (2007), Tobin Siebers (2010), Maren Linett (2016), and Suzannah Biernoff (2017) has considered modernism’s appropriation of disabled bodies. This seminar thus seeks to better understand the role of disability in modernist literary and visual aesthetics. In particular, we encourage papers that consider how writers and artists borrowed from, mimicked, or otherwise recast disability as uniquely modernist literary and artistic subjects. Secondly, this seminar is interested in the ways modernism was cast as disabled in varied attacks on its aesthetic projects.

Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:57am
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The panel invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene.

Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:55am
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

"Philip Roth's Succes de Scandale" at ACLA (March 19-22, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:54am
The Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions for a seminar entitled “Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale.” While the subject of “literature and scandal” seems to be an emerging trend within studies of European literature, relatively few academic works focus on American literature and scandal. Thus, this panel seeks to examine how Philip Roth, both the subject of scandal and one of its keenest interrogators, can shed new light on this conversation. 

Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish to Walter Miller Jr. to today

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
North East Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable CFP

Annual Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston MA, March 5th - 8th, 2020

Mariott Copley Place

Host Institution: Boston University

 

Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish & Walter Miller Jr. to Today

CFP (REMINDER): "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”

 

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)

 

 

This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:47am
Shane Trayers/SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

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

 

"Ireland: Specters and Chimeras"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:47am
Annual SOFEIR Conference, Université de Reims
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

SOFEIR (SOCIETE FRANÇAISE D’ETUDES IRLANDAISES) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
MARCH 13-14,2020.
Key-note speakers  : Claude Fierobe, Professeur, Université de Reims (De Melmoth à Dracula, la littérature fantastique irlandaise au XIXe siècle (2000), L'Irlande fantastique (recueil de nouvelles, 2004), Les Ombres du fantastique. Fictions d’Irlande,2016.
Christina Morin, Professor, University of Limerick, ( Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction, The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c.1760-1829)
Paul Lynch, writer (Red Sky in the Morning, The Black Snow, Grace, Beyond the Sea).

Global Conference on Women and Gender Playreading

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:46am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities seeks 45-minute scripts or excerptsfor the forthcoming conference on the

Global Conference on Women and Gender 

to be held at CNU, March 19-21, 2020

 

Scripts should engage with the theme of the conference (see below).

The script will be presented as a staged reading followed by a response which includes the playwright as well as additional scholar/artists who can speak to the themes of the work, specific date TBD.

 

Black Comedy in Contemporary Theater

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Miriam Chirico for Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Black Comedy in Contemporary Theater

Panel at the Comparative Drama Conference, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida: April 2-4, 2020

 

Deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Black comedy, as a genre, is under-theorized.  Black comedy received scholarly attention fifty years ago with the advent of such literary humorists as Kurt Vonnegut or Joseph Heller.  Interest has resurged in the twenty-first century in response to idiosyncratic cinematography of Quentin Tarantino or the Cohen Brothers, and in order to address the mordant satire of alternative media post-9/11. 

Bringing Mythology Back: A Call for the Literary Study of Mythic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Mythological narratives constitute a significant portion of the world’s most influential literature; nevertheless, they are glaringly absent from contemporary literary studies. Students interested in the study of mythology are directed to departments of anthropology, religion, or intellectual heritage, and these fields certainly conduct invaluable examinations of world-mythology; however, myths are unequivocally literary in nature, and their omission in departments of literature is both a detriment to the field and a disservice to world cultures. What went wrong with the study of myth-as-literature, and how can we revive this genre to reinvigorate the field of literary studies? 

What went wrong?

Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can academics attempt to faithfully translate, interpret, analyze, and/or discuss the creative narratives of cultures and communities to which they have no personal connection? This roundtable will insist that this question, although immensely complex, is not rhetorical—and that we, as students and scholars of literature, language, and culture, are positioned to conduct particularly constructive explorations into possible answers.

NeMLA Panel: 'The New Lost Generation': African American Expatriate Writers in Paris, 1945-60

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Courtney Mullis, Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020: Boston, MA

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

In his 1961 essay “The New Lost Generation,” James Baldwin argues that Europe gave the “new” African American expats of the late 1940s and the 1950s “the sanction, if one can accept it, to become oneself. No artist can survive without this acceptance. But rare indeed is the American artist who achieved this without first becoming a wanderer, and then, upon his return to his own country, the loneliest and most blackly distrusted of men.” Indeed, Baldwin asserts that African American expats in Paris gained a kind of liberation through their experience with a culture wholly unlike their own.

[NeMLA 2020 Panel] "Imagining the Past: Neo-Medievalism in Fantasy Genre"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Jiwon Ohm/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In “Dreaming of the Middle Ages,” Umberto Eco asks the question: “What would Ruskin, Morris, and the pre-Raphaelites have said if they had been told that the rediscovery of the Middle Ages would be the work of the twentieth-century mass media?”

Indeed, the twentieth-century mass media has disseminated what Eco calls, “escapism à la Tolkien” which has influenced many modern writers and cultural producers in other mass media such as films and video games. Although such “escapism à la Tolkien,” or “Tolkienesque” fantasy, seems harmless as pure entertainment, its consumption is massive, and many picture the Middle Ages not as it actually was, but how it is depicted through medievalist fantasy.

2020 Call for Articles in Communication, Media, and Journalism Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Call for Articles in Communication, Media, and Journalism Studies KOME, an Europe-based international Open Access journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2020 issues. We are  a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Basically, we consider results from the field of Communication, Media, Journalism and Theatre & Film studies that includes both strict theoretical contribution and methodological rigour (one could think that this basically means social sciences perspectives, but we also consider papers closer to the humanities side of communication and media studies). We accept submissions on a rolling basis.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (2/19-22)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

 The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

Studies of individual celebrities and their fans, both current and historical

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