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Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 

Berhampur University,

Berhampur, Odisha, India, 760007

NAAC Accredited with “A”

 

Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha

Organises its

 International Conference and Poetry festival

In collaboration with the

Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)

on

"LITERARY CREATIVITY TO MARK THE END OF INDENTURESHIP IN THE CARIBBEAN FOR LABOURERS FROM INDIA"

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:56pm
The University of the West Indies St Augustine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the year of freedom from indentureship for Indian labour. Ninety-two years had elapsed between start of the system and this red letter day when they say the system finally collapsed. It was a relief for many of those caught by its myriad snares. The worlds and the subjectivities that were imbricated in the system, giving rise to it or succumbing to the weight of its oppression or emerging from under it, have not yet been fully explored. We are proposing an anthology of stories in your unheard voices in order to create an opportunity for exploration.

 

Can you write a story or a poem that imagines what it was like for someone from the Indian sub-continent to become an indentured labourer?

Liminal Noir: Case Studies of Genre-bending Classics

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:45pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

This edited scholarly collection seeks to explore the ongoing usefulness of the noir label through attention to less heralded films that straddle genres, are difficult to categorize, or have been limited in academic study because of their identification with a single genre, style, star, or director. Our goal is not to expand the noir canon but to recover lost nuances and give new life to specific classical era (1930s-1959) films by exploring them through a noir lens.
 

ACLA) Rewriting a Korean Feminist History: Gender, Sexuality, and Media in Motion

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:43pm
Soyi Kim / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Papers for 2020 ACLA conferenceDue: September 23Contact & Submission of Individual Proposals to:Anat Schwartz (anats@uci.edu) or/andSoyi Kim (kimx4190@umn.edu) Rewriting a Korean Feminist History: Gender, Sexuality, and Media in MotionConcurrent with the #MeToo movement in the United States beginning in late 2017, South Korea has seen an unprecedented rise in feminist activism, particularly in Internet-driven youth culture, through social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Politics of Identity and the Poetics of Liberalism in the Age of Milton

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:42pm
Reza Pourmikail / Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the 2016 election, there has been much soul searching in certain progressive circles about the role that identity should play in liberal politics in the United States and beyond. Authors as diverse as Kwame Anthony Appiah, Francis Fukuyama, Mark Lilla, and David Wootton have recently urged us to consider the possibility of constructing a form of liberalism in which identity does not necessarily play a central role. In the writings of at least some of these authors, we may discern a desire to recover the heritage of classical liberalism, with its emphasis on abstract individualism and the importance of so-called “negative” freedoms, such as freedom of speech.

Call for Submissions: Research Society for American Periodicals 2018-19 Article Prize

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:40pm
Brian Sweeney / Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2018-19 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. RSAP takes an expansive view of “periodicals” and will consider any article that focuses on serial publications in print or digital form in the Americas, broadly construed.  We also welcome submissions from any field or discipline.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.

ACLA 2020 The Poetics and Politics of Eco-Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary World Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:39pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the light of the material turn in the humanities and social sciences, there has been an increasing interest in material contexts, embodied experiences, and situated forms of knowledge. In this context, Ursula K. Heise  emphasizes the urgency of developing an ideal of “eco-cosmopolitanism,” or environmental world citizenship, observing that it is ‘imperative to reorient current U.S. environmentalist discourse, ecocriticism included, toward a more nuanced understanding of how both local cultural and ecological systems are imbricated in global ones’ (2008, 59). Heise’s remark envisions individuals and groups as a part of planetary “imagined communities,” with both human and nonhuman members.

ALA 2020: Carson McCullers Society Panel

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to announce an open call for panel papers on any topic related to the life and works of Carson McCullers for one of two guaranteed panels at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Papers that approach McCullers’ works from interdisciplinary, comparative, and disability or gender studies perspectives are especially sought; however, all topics will be considered.

The American Lit Survey: Reconsidering "Early" and "Modern" (NeMLA)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
NEMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

There is still room on this accepted panel for NEMLA 2020 (Boston) that examines the scholarly, pedagogical, and professional problems posed by current chronological demarcations of “early” and “modern” American literature and seeks to propose viable alternative chronological models.

Global Horror: Local Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Horror pervades human experience. It affects us both as individuals and as members of social communities, it is recurrent in pop culture and arguably present in all fields of human knowledge and realms of storytelling, from Cronus eating his own children, to Freddy Krueger’s sadistic murders in A Nightmare on Elm Street to media coverage of war. As a fundamentally paradoxical concept, horror simultaneously repels and fascinates us: we naturally dread it, yet we are drawn to it. We are taught to avoid that which is horrifying, but the appeal of horror, whether in the form of fiction or sensational news, is irresistible.

Reminder: NeMLA 2020 - Call for papers: "Trans Identities in the French media" (deadline: September 30, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]). Such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infoto illustrate an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility transsexuals and transgender people still suffer from in French society.

Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2020 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, March 19th-22nd, 2020.

Proposed Panel

Organizer: Desmond Harding

Co-Organizer: Nicole Sparling Barco

 

Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary

Tides (for CEA on Hilton Head Isle 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The College English Association’s 51st national conference, from March 26-28, 2020, will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to tides in texts, disciplines, people, culture, media, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we also welcome proposals on other topics within these two fields of study.

Reading W. D. Howells A Century Later - NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019


CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS:

READING W.D. HOWELLS (1837-1920) A CENTURY LATER

NEMLA, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020 

Tulsa Day of YA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:09pm
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,in conjunction with Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-County Library, seeks paper and roundtable proposals for the Tulsa Day of YA, which will be held at the Tulsa City-County Library on from the evening of February 21 to the afternoon of February 22, 2020.

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

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:04am
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.

BORDERS

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:20am
BAKEA 2019 6th INTERNATIONAL WESTERN CULTURAL AND LITERARY STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Cultural, geographical, political, social, emotional, linguistic, and economic borders, among others, define and determine different aspects of our identities, cultures, and social lives along with literatures and arts. In a world charmed by 'globalization', interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social sciences has thrown further lights on the definitions, conceptualizations, roles and functions of borders. They are understood not only in terms of limits, restrictions, and divisions but also in terms of opportunities, possibilities, and reconstructions.

JOSF Special Issue on Environmental Studies

updated: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 3:25am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020. 

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 6:04pm
Misun Dokko / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

Deadline for paper abstracts: September 30, 2019

Contact: Misun Dokko mdokko@lagcc.cuny.edu

 

Our 2020 NeMLA panel emerges from Gayatri Spivak’s seminal question, “can the subaltern speak?” Following Spivak’s response to this question, we will investigate moments when subalterns cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Our inquiry into these moments will build on and sharpen conversations about otherness with respect to literary texts and beyond.

NeMLA 2020 - Call for papers: Trans Identities in the French media

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:51pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]). Such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infoto illustrate an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility transsexuals and transgender people still suffer from in French society.

Call for abstracts - Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media”

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:50pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infofor an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.

Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 7:16am
Diviani Chaudhuri/American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago IL

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)

 

Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures 

(https://www.acla.org/memory-and-materiality-postcolonial-and-postsocialist-literatures)

The Storytelling of the Disaster (ACLA 2020 Chicago, March 19-22)

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

According to Walter Benjamin, “the art of storytelling is coming to an end”; we are losing “the ability to share experiences.” Without storytelling, which was once “a capability that seemed inalienable to us, the securest among our possessions,” we are fragmented into a piece of “information” and isolate ourselves in what is believed to be subjectivity (“The Storyteller”). And yet, in exceptional situations, storytelling appears still possible. For example, when the northeast Japan was struck by the earthquake and tsunami disaster, after initial muteness and banal narrativization by the major media (which was indeed a disaster for storytelling), there emerged stories among the survivors.

Comparative Realisms

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

It’s a commonplace to say that realism is having a moment again, or that realism has never left. This seminar recognizes both that realism is always important and that realist critical projects have proliferated in the past decade. The majority of these renew our interest in literary realism as an aesthetic tradition. Where realism was previously defined in contrast to modernism, naturalism, or more speculative genres, what distinguishes this recent revival in realism seems to be its increased interdependence with these other aesthetic categories and modes. Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies of Realism, for instance, takes realism not as a static epistemological or narrative structure, but as an increasingly affective mode of estrangement.

Popular Culture in a New Media Age: Trends and Transitions (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:16pm
Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ex-Centric Narratives:

Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media

The Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) in cooperation with the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, is launching the fourth issue of the electronic multi/interdisciplinary open access, refereed journal with the title Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone 
Literature, Culture and Media (Ex-Na). The journal addresses academics, scholars and graduate students engaging in the interdisciplinary study of Anglophone literatures, cultures and media and will be published once a year.

Sexual Difference and Cultural Difference_ACLA 2020 Session_ March 18th-22nd, Chicago

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:38am
Tina Yitian Zhai/ University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the trajectory of neoliberalism and an increasingly global marketplace, the necessity of undercutting the Western subsumption of the world is urgent. As Jean-Luc Nancy has argued, however, such a saturation of Western meaning, though potentially catastrophic, is not a forgone conclusion. On the contrary, it is precisely at the limit of the Western notions of telos and subjective agency that a new conception of the world can be collectively understood and created. It is also against such a limit that feminist discourses challenge the universal subject in the name of sexual difference and theories of intersectionality.

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