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Generating Debate in the Early American Literature Classroom

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:06pm
Hugh Egan (Ithaca College)/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What issues currently generate debate among our students as they read classic American texts from the pre-Civil War era? Racism in Rowlandson and Jefferson? Toxic economic self-interest in Franklin? Paternalism in Emerson and Thoreau? This pedagogical roundtable will be devoted to a discussion of how we keep the 21st century student engaged with American texts from the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. I am especially interested in the balance (if that is the right word) we strike between encouraging aesthetic appreciation of a work while simultaneously inviting sharp cultural/historical critique.

Langland's Library (IPPS 2019)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:06pm
Ann E. Killian, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

Paper Panel: “Langland’s Library”

Transnationalism in Cuban Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:04pm
NeMLA, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

As proposed by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of NeMLA, and following its general theme on transnational spaces, this panel seeks papers to explore the idea of transnationalism in Cuban Literature. It is open to the literary production inside or outside of the Island and through time. This panel proposes special attention to the evolving nature of displacement and to the concepts of immigration, assimilation, transnationalism, and/or post nationalism. Papers can be in Spanish or English. All abstracts must be uploaded by each presenter using their own user account.

Innovation and Technology in Language Teaching

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:04pm
Universidade Aberta, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“(Pero) hoy es incuestionable la supremacía de lo digital, y si a lo largo de nuestra historia un cambio de tecnología supuso evolución en las formas de vida, ¿qué nos puede deparar lo digital?”.

(Cassany: 2000)

 

The research group EL@N from Universidade Aberta will be hosting the first conference on innovation and technology in language teaching as applied to e-learning and b-learning environments. The aim of this initiative is to spark debate on teaching practices and the effect of technology in learning, through a sharing of perspectives and approaches to the theme in different educational contexts. 

CFP: Journal of New Librarianship

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:01pm
Journal of New Librarianship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from
library scholars, practitioners, and students for its next issue. JNL welcomes
traditional and unestablished forms of scholarly and professional
communication related to any aspect of librarianship. We hope to see a wide
variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format, from lengthy
treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the

Urban Space and Cityscapes: Italian perspectives in fiction, photography, and film.

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:56pm
Letizia Modena, Vanderbilt University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal to the following session for the NeMLA 2019 Convention in Washington, DC (March 21-24).

 Urban Space and Cityscapes: Italian perspectives in fiction, photography, and film.

CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games (Anifest 2019) - Friday 8th March 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:56pm
Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The following CFP is for the March 2019 symposium "Interactive Animation and Video Games", held as part of the annual Anifest festival (https://www.canterburyanifest.com/) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games - Friday 8th March 2019, Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Room AH3.31

**A one-day research symposium hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University that will take place as part of Canterbury Anifest 2019**

On Criticism

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:55pm
Platform Journal, Royal Holloway, University London and Royal Central School of Drama and Speech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Symposium: ‘On Criticism.’ Friday 23 November 2018, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Hosted by Platform Journal.

Roundtable: Phenomenology and Poetics

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:53pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This roundtable will evaluate the relevance of the philosophical field of phenomenology—the rigorous study of the structures of consciousness and bodily experience—to twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry through a series of short paper presentations. “[W]ords … are,” Maurice Merleau-Ponty argues in Phenomenology of Perception, “ways of singing the world, and … they are destined to represent objects, not through an objective resemblance … but because they are extracted from them, and literally represent their emotional essence” (193).

Influence of Karl Marx on American Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:52pm
Annette M. Magid/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This being the 200th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx, a retrospective of his possible influence on American literature may be significant. For 200 years, theories espoused by Karl Marx have been threaded within the literature of America. Notable writers such as Edward Bellamy, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair each had a different perspective related to Marxian theory and practice. The transatlantic influence of Marx is evident in the utopian fiction of Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward and especially Bellamy’s Equality.

The Outlaw Corpus and the Fight for Justice: Medieval Outlaw Narratives in Modern Form

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:52pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Outlaw Corpus and the Fight for Justice: Medieval Outlaw Narratives in Modern Form

This cfp is for a round table for The Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, to be held at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL) from 14-17 May 2019. The theme of the conference is “Outlaw Bodies.”

Call for book proposals in digital humanities, media and society, and environmental humanities

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:51pm
MacBain & Boyd Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The academic press, MacBain & Boyd Publishers, is currently seeking book proposals and book-length manuscripts. Proposals may be for monographs, in-depth scholarly works, or anthologized collections in the below three fields of study or beyond. (Other areas of interest include political science, cultural studies, the broader arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.)

Digital Humanities

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Sex, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Worlds: A Comparative View

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:48pm
Patricia Ferrer-Medina and Janine Peterson, Marist College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This seminar explores how Europeans constructed the identities of non-European and non-Christian peoples in the Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds. We invite papers that examine how Europeans racialized, sexualized, or in any way “othered” either Jews or Muslims in Southern Europe, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, or the peoples of North/West Africa that they encountered in Africa in addition to those encountered as slaves when traveling to the Caribbean and Central America. Renaissance and early modern European views of different peoples was closely connected to, and constructed by, prevailing ideas about gender and sexuality as well as notions of civilization and nature.

CFP: Communication and Society: A New Era

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:44pm
NAQD Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The first “controlled openings” in the Algerian mediatic space occurred in the aftermath of the 1988 social movements. NAQD partially examined this phenomenon in its issue number 8/9 (1995). At this time, the unequal flows of North-South information had been reinforced by the launching of numerous satellites that covered most of the planet. Everywhere, from Tonga to Ahmedabad, trans-border television was deployed without any constraints other than the acquisition of parabolic antennas by the public. In that special issue of NAQD we sought to interrogate the position of television which, in the context of post-modernity, appeared both as a privileged object of mass communication and an instrument of democracy.

Gender, Identity, and Belonging in Minority Women Artistic Production

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:32pm
Riham Ismail; Tulin Ece Tosun / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Within the current political discourse and political turmoil, representation of women’s races, identities, cultures, precisely of minority women, continue to be under discussion.  Women critics and writers have discussed and examined how current political discourse have changed the understanding of identity in connection with ethnicity, race, color, and language. Identity is formed and shaped by culture, beliefs, race, ethnicity, and space among several other factors.Stuart Hall argues “Identity is never complete, always in process, and always constituted within, not outside, representation.” With this in mind, howcomplex then this process of construction becomes when color, race, or religion emerges as defining factor of whether or not one belongs?

Working the Frame: Derrida, Harman, and the Language-Object Debate in the Humanities

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“How are you framing that?” It’s a frequent question we hear in the theoretically pluralistic world of the contemporary humanities. The question is seldom complimentary. As an interrogatory salvo, it frequently means: “What are the epistemological assumptions that undergird your conclusions?” The question is often meant to expose undertheorized terrain so that it can be made more intellectually robust with deeper thinking—or set aside as insufficient. Visual culture scholar John Tagg concisely defines framing, used in this sense, as “discursive constraint.” All framing, however, could arguably be seen as a problem of such constraint, regardless of how big or how refined the frame gets.

ACLA 2019 Seminar: Cli Fi and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
Brooke Stanley and Martin Premoli
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cli Fi and BeyondSeminar at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, at Georgetown University in Washington DC Contact the Seminar Organizers

Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and Medicine

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and MedicineNeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington DC (March 21-24, 2019)

Women Writing Crime

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:27pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Women’s interest in crime, and violent crime in particular, has become increasingly apparent in recent years. Women now read more crime fiction and thrillers than men, are the primary audience for a number of popular true-crime podcasts (listeners of My Favorite Murder even refer to themselves as “Murderinos”), and increasingly enter fields of study that put them in close contact with the after-effects of violent crime, making up approximately 75% of current forensic science graduates.

[SCMS 2019] Up to and Including Its Limits: Rethinking Experimental Cinema(s)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:27pm
Swagato Chakravorty / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

This panel invites new positions from which to conceptualize postwar moving-image art, extending into the contemporary moment. Anglo-American and European scholarship on moving-image art through the 1960s and 70s has largely privileged formalist thinking. There is, as Jonathan Walley has written, a “general agreement…that avant-garde filmmakers of this period followed the trend within modernist art toward medium-specific purification: the reduction of the art object to the essential physical or material components of its medium.”[1] In recent years, however, we have witnessed a number of crucial revisionist interventions.

Shifting the Absent Present: Pedagogical Approaches for More Inclusive Spaces

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session seeks to use the concept of the absent present (that which is embodied by students but unacknowledged) within the classroom as a method of disclosure. Such a method is dedicated to both the literal and figurative spaces that foster agency for students and instructors as they embody and articulate multiple critical identities. Particular focus will be placed on the ways student backgrounds and identities are erased or ignored through various means including syllabi, modeled language, instructor feedback, and assignment and assessment structures. Attention to that which is present within our students but goes unacknowledged or undervalued allows for the exploration of ways to better foster more inclusive spaces.

Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century (A Critical Anthology)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:25pm
Yasmin Y. DeGout, Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century

(A Critical Anthology)

“Perhaps I did not succumb to ideology . . . because I have never seen myself as a spokesman. I am a witness. In the church in which I was raised you were supposed to bear witness to the truth. Now, later on, you wonder what in the world the truth is, but you do know what a lie is.”—James Baldwin, Interview by Julius Lester

 

Celebrating WPA, 1979–2019: Forty Years of Research, Collaboration, and Community

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:24pm
WPA: Writing Program Administration (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Celebrating WPA, 19792019: Forty Years of Research, Collaboration, and Community

The editors of WPA: Writing Program Administration seek proposals for a variety of historical works to be included in a special issue of the journal to appear in summer 2019. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of WPA as a peer-reviewed publication and celebrate this journal’s evolutionary and revolutionary contributions to the field of writing program administration, we encourage proposals for the following:

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Jadavpur University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

International Conference and Workshop on Science Fiction

Organized by the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University,
and Kalpabishwa Webzine

 

22-24 November 2018

 

This year marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of English, Jadavpur University and the Kalpabishwa Webzine collective are co-hosting an international conference and workshop on SF. The conference will feature:

  • academic papers

CFP - Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:06pm
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Presentations:

 

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

 

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Conference Dates: May 9 – 12, 2019

Conference Hotel: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:42pm
Popular Culture and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers
Rap and Hip Hop Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

“Contemporary Humanities”

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:11pm
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

“Contemporary Humanities”

 

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