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.
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."
CFP Issue 6.1 - Reminder
Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies
Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State) and Cathy Schlund-Vials (University of CT-Storrs)
Serial Tourists: Leisure, Tourisms and Tourists
University of Lille, France
Nov. 2-3, 2018
Defined by the MIT 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.
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.
2019 IASPM-US Conference Call for Papers
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
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Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
April 17-20, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
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:
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.
“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism
Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”
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.
Transnational Spaces of the Americas
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
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)
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:
50 NeMLA Convention, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington D.C.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 September 2018. For more information about the U of L conference, see https://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/about.
“The Continuous Thread of Revelation: Eudora Welty Reconsidered” An International Welty Society Conference, Charleston, S.C. February 21 to 23, 2019
The Harold Pinter Review seeks essays on the works of Harold Pinter, as well as other contemporary dramatists. Book and theatre reviews are also welcome. See http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx to submit.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wardman Park Marriot
Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, 2019
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
DEADLINE:1 OCTOBER 2018
MIGRATORY POETICS: LITERATURE, THEORY AND VISUAL CULTURES IN TRANSLATION
Dates: December 6-7, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Sayak Valencia (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)
Is World Literature the new, upgraded version of Comparative Literature (Comp Lit 2.0) or rather an attenuated, impoverished version of the latter? What unites us, and what divides us, especially considering that many World Lit faculty are drawn from Comp Lit backgrounds? How do we, practitioners in these fields, rethink these disciplines for the era when humanities as such are under constant attack? In this session, we hope to discuss our shared ground and our shared challenges. This roundtable is organized by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of World Literature.
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Practice, Policy, & Resistance
Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018
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Guantánamo: What’s Next?
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2018
Call for Abstracts for Proposed Panel (Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle 2019)
Proposed Panel: Women Filmmakers Around the Globe
Of late, there is a decided increase in the attention toward women’s contributions to culture and media, both in the popular press and academic literature. Numerous writers have documented historical achievements, contemporary struggles, everyday lived experiences, and cultural and societal triumphs of women’s experiences, particularly in screen media.
This session will explore the rationale of Post-postcolonial revisionism introduced by the US as global colonizer from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature while focusing on the post 9/11 social misrepresentations. There are four aspects which highlight the theme of the session (US as Global Colonizer): 1) US hegemony in the form of Revisionism, through social misrepresentations and exploitation 2) The recursivity of nuclear power and American domination that alludes to the evolving “great game” in Afghanistan 3) Welfare of Imperialism: American influence on Paksitan’s internal policies and minority rights in Pakistan, and 4) The relationship between US (neocolonizer) and Pakistan (colonized) in the aftermath of 9/11.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.
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The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900
Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller
February 21 - 23, 2019
The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.
Submissions may be in English or Spanish.
Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2019) on “Country Music and Jesus.” Essays may explore the intersection of country music and Christian claims concerning the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christianity and country music at faith-based institutions of higher learning.
Some possible topics include:
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Correspondences Special Issue: Women, Esotericism, and the Making of Modernity