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Feminist readings in motion? International Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Bibi Burger
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

“Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic” - Audre Lorde (1984)

 

“Living as I have argued we do in the wake of slavery, in spaces where we were never meant to survive, or have been punished for surviving and for daring to claim or make spaces of something like freedom, we yet reimagine and transform spaces for and practices of an ethics of care (as in repair, maintenance, attention), an ethics of seeing, and of being in the wake as consciousness; as a way of remembering and observance that started with the door of no return, continued in the hold of the ship and on the shore.” - Christina Sharpe (2016)

 

Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

CFP, win 2020 Scholarship & Practice of Undergraduate Research: Nontraditional Approaches to Undergraduate Research

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:13am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

The traditional apprenticeship model is a well-documented paradigm for engaging undergraduates in research. In recent years, course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) have become more common. Many factors influence a mentor’s ability to use these models, and sometimes alternative paths are needed to engage in undergraduate research. The winter 2020 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will explore these nontraditional approaches to undergraduate research.

Topics of interest include the following:

Continentalizing Global Modernism @ MLA 2021

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:12am
John Hoffmann / University of Marburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

As the ambit of global modernist studies expands, the place of continental Europe in the geography of modernism is something of a quandary. Indeed, the continent’s place was never very clear to begin with. In her foundational essay “Periodizing Modernism,” Susan Stanford Friedman criticizes a disciplinary bias that favors Anglo-American modernism at the expense of writing from postcolonial nations. Yet Friedman also notes that the old, chiefly Anglo-American modernist studies possessed only a “limited continental scope.” Thus the turn to the globe––that is, the turn away from Europe––has consigned the continent to the disciplinary past when, according to Friedman, it was a marginalized domain in the first place.

(Re)settlement: Making Place, Making Space

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:11am
Lakehead University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Call for papers:
Early bird deadline January 22, 2020 (potentially eligible for funding)*  EXTENDED from original posting.  
Final deadline February 15, 2020 

Crucial to many social justice studies and critical pedagogies are the acknowledgement of settlement, place, and space. Locationality and positionality form the foundation of our worldviews and our social, cultural, and political experiences. We aim to explore the nuances and complexities of settlement, place, and space in the context of settler-colonial societies through an intersectional social justice framework, and how to challenge systems of injustice that become established through place and space.

An Interdisciplinary Exploration of/in Liminality

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:11am
Graduate Students in English at the University of Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

As graduate students we often find ourselves in the in-between spaces. No longer just students but not part of the faculty – working to professionalize but not recognized as professionals yet. Our experiences in this liminal space create the unique experience that crafts us into the scholars that we are working to become. This conference theme is focused on the concept of liminality both in scholarship and within our professional, classroom, and political spaces.

 

Patch Up! A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:27pm
York University, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Deadline Extended! Call for Participants

PATCH UP!

A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

October 2-4, 2020

York University

Toronto, Canada

Storytelling and Identity through Digital Media

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:43am
St. Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Storytelling and Identity through Digital MediaSpecial Issue for Storytelling, Self, Society Journal  Digital media has drastically altered the way ordinary folk and professional users develop, tell, and share stories of culture. It challenges notions of authenticity and truth and the ethics of who has the privilege to tell a story. This special issue of Storytelling, Self, Society will investigate the way digital media has specifically altered practices such as narrative, character/identity, culture, story creation, and dissemination. Research questions might include: How do public and private users develop cultural media?

2020 Lacan’s Écrits Conference

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Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:42am
2020 Lacan’s Écrits Conference / Lacan in Scotland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 sees the publication of the third volume of our guide to reading Jacques Lacan’s Écrits. To mark this event, we will be hosting the third Écrits conference in Edinburgh in September. This follows highly successful conferences in Ghent in 2018 and Pittsburgh in 2019. You are cordially invited to join us for part three.

Call for Papers

Religious Right

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:41am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

American Studies Association--Baltimore 

Nov. 12-15

This panel seeks to explore the past, present, and future of the religious right. Open to many different approaches and archives. Please send a 250 word abstract to j.haywardjansen@english.umass.edu

West Virginia TESOL 23rd Annual Spring Conference Fairmont State University

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:41am
Molly DeLong/Conference Chair WV TESOL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

 

 WVTESOL 23rd Annual Conference

Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
March 20th and 21st, 2020

Conference website: https://www.tesolwv.org/

The 2020 WVTESOL Conference Committee welcomes and encourages you to submit a proposal to our 23rd Annual Conference to be held in Fairmont, WV, on March 21st with pre-conference activities on March 20th. Proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops, resource sharing, posters/exhibits and teaching ideas are expected to address the conference theme: Culture and Identity in the English Language Classroom.

 

Important Dates

CFP: Panelist proposals for ASA 2020-Art’s Reparative Turn: Creating Agency, Hopeful Futurities, and Movement Towards an Exit

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:40am
Shannon Forrester, Royal College of Art, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

CFP: Seeking panelist proposals for Creativity within Revolt, the American Studies Association (ASA) 2020 annual conference taking place November 12-15, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland USA

Full panel proposal to be submitted to the ASA review committee conference information available here: https://www.theasa.net/node/6047

Please submit proposals via http://www.shannonforrester.com/cfp on or before: January, 25, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Special issue of EJAS on The American Neuronovel

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:20am
EJAS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) is accepting submissions for a special issue on the American neuronovel to be released in the fall of 2021.

 The word “neuronovel” was coined by American critic Marco Roth in a famous 2009 article, “The Rise of the Neuronovel.” According to Roth, in contemporary Anglo-American fiction “the novel of consciousness or the psychological or confessional novel—the novel, at any rate, about the workings of a mind—has transformed itself into the neurological novel, wherein the mind becomes the brain.” To illustrate his statement, he then quotes a long list of examples:

Avant-Garde Poetry in Translation

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 3:55am
Ghent University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Avant-garde Poetry in Translation

Call for Papers

 

Academic Writing Workshops - Getting Published Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Academic Writing WorkshopsSaturday 13th June 2020 - Getting Published Workshop – what do academic journals look for?

 The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

Academic Writing Workshops - Conference Presentation and Lecturing Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Academic Writing WorkshopsSaturday 25th April 2020 - Conference Presentation and Lecturing Workshop

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

Academic Writing Workshops – Reading Skills, Note-taking, Paraphrasing, Plagiarism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Academic Writing Workshops 

Saturday 15th February 2020 – Reading Skills, Note-taking, Paraphrasing, Plagiarism

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

International Conference on Music and Sounds

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

International Conference on Music and Sounds13 June 2020St Anne's College, University of Oxfordorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
― Plato

Memory Studies Summer School: “Memory, Shapes of Time and the Writing of History”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Memory Studies Summer School

“Memory, Shapes of Time and the Writing of History”

11-16 August 2020 – London, UK

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

This summer school will cover topics in memory studies, historiographical reflection on narrative, oral history methods, anthropological studies on myth, memory and rituality and cinematic approach to the processes of memory telling.

Structured over a week, the school courses will explore to the following topics: 

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies: “Identity and Power”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies“Identity and Power”1-2 August 2020 – London, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Nowadays we live and breathe media, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour. News, television, social media, celebrity culture, music, and more. As the media and communication sector becomes ever more diverse and dynamic, and we are going to consume it, we also need to understand it.

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