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SEMINAR PROPOSAL: Why work? Technology, magic, and the cultural value of labor

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:10pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2020 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

CFP for seminar proposal to ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020 annual meeting in Chicago (March 19-22, 2020).

Seminar Title: Why work? Technology, magic, and the cultural value of labor

Decolonizing the Victorians-extended deadline (September 21, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:17am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Decolonizing the Victorians 

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

October 14, 2019

Org. University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES-CEAUL), in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Studies

 

Keynote speakers:

Jyotsna Singh, Professor of Renaissance Literature, Michigan State University, USA

Neilesh Bose, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in History, University of Victoria, Canada

 

Critical Insights: Frederick Douglass

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:10am
Jericho Williams, Professor of English, Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Frederick Douglass (2020)

 

This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Frederick Douglass. This volume will be published in fall 2020 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors

 

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Frederick Douglass, with a particular focus on literary studies. 

 

Climate Change and Comparative Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:10am
Rebecca Oh, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In 2016 Amitav Ghosh threw down a gauntlet: realism, he asserted, is not adequate to the task of representing climate change. As per the subtitle of The Great Derangement, it is “the unthinkable” both in our recent Holocene past and in the genre of realism. Shortly after, Jesse Oak Taylor called out Ghosh’s dismissal of realism on b2o’s blog while advocating other kinds of serious fiction, like modernism and magical realism, as capable of representing climate change. Most recently, Elizabeth DeLoughrey has asserted that allegory is the form par excellence for representing the Anthropocene.

Ethical Dramaturgies

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:09am
Performing Ethos: an International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Ethical Dramaturgies”: a special issue of Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance 

The history of the relationship between theatre and ethics laid out by Nicholas Ridout in the eponymous 2009 book from Palgrave’s Theatre &Series describes the relationship of ethics to theatre in the Western tradition as a shift in focus from ethical dramatic content to ethical theatre practice. Following Ridout’s argument, this special issue of Performing Ethos, “Ethical Dramaturgies,” engages ways of writing, working, and presenting performance as they show up in historical and contemporary theatre, performance, and production practice. 

Fictions of the Neoliberal City (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:08am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

ACLA 2020 Annual Meeting, March 19-22, Chicago

 

Fictions of the Neoliberal City

 

Circus, Dance, and Sacred Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.

Queer Cultural Production in the Contemporary Islamicate World (ACLA 2020 Seminar)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:40am
Duygu Ula (Barnard), Peter Cherry (Bilkent), Etienne Charriere (Bilkent)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Despite widespread calls for increased critical attention to queer cultural production from the Global South, much scholarship still focuses on queerness as it is conceptualized in North American and Western European contexts. With the emergence of homonationalist discourses in the West that frame Islamicate societies as axiomatically homophobic and Muslim queer individuals as oppressed and in need of saving, there is a crucial need to address this lacuna.

"The American Campus Novel in the 21st Century” ACLA Seminar

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:26am
Marta J. Lysik/University of Wroclaw/Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Papers

 

"The American Campus Novel in the 21st  Century”

                                                                Seminar organized within the framework of the

                                                        annual ACLA conference in Chicago, March 19-22nd, 2020.

From the New to the Neo-Woman: (Re)Envisioning a Fin-de-Siècle Icon

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Scholarship credits Sarah Grand with devising the term “New Woman” in 1894, although occasional differing claims nod to others, Lady Mary Jeune, for instance, in 1889. The label, which characterized and categorized the independent, self-supporting woman, quickly became popular in late Victorian culture and has resurfaced in our fascination with the Neo-Victorian. In the 1890s the New Woman appeared as the nonconformist heroine in novels, in articles about women’s education, tracts about employment equality. Magazines satirized the bicycle-riding emancipated female; conduct books warned about an un-feminine type. In their variety and scope, representations of the New Woman were, as New Woman scholars like Lyn Pyckett have established, ambivalent.

Film and Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:22am
The College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Film and Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Film and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NeMLA 2020 Teaching Dickens Now

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:21am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How do we teach Dickens now? What do Dickens’s works have to do with the #MeToo movement; with social media; with the Anthropocene, extinction rebellion, and climate change; with racism and living, as Christina Sharpe has put it, “in the wake” of slavery; with technological rupture, the gig economy, and radical job transformation; and with other questions of modern life? What do we do with Dickens’s long prose and today’s allegedly shorter attention spans and alternative narrative forms?

This panel invites scholars to address what Dickens’s fiction offers the present and why Dickens matters now. The Dickens Society requests paper proposals (250-500 words) for the panel “Teaching Dickens Now” (ID 18079).

'Gothic Games' Special Issue [DEADLINE EXTENDED!]

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:08am
Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 2, 2019

Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies are currently seeking submissions for the next issue, which has a planned publication date of December 2019. This special issue of Aeternum focuses on ‘Gothic Games’ and is guest edited by Dr Gwyneth Peaty of Curtin University.

Prospective articles must be submitted by 26 August 2019. By popular demand this deadline has been extended by one week - articles are now due on Monday September 2nd.

Submissions might include analyses of:

Projective Verse at 70: Theoretical and Poetic Influences

updated: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 4:07pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville from February 20-22. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of this important essay, and the panel will therefore examine the essay’s theoretical and poetic legacies. We are interested in abstracts proposing innovative approaches to reading Olson’s essay and the conversations that it started. How have the theoretical or cultural contexts surrounding projective verse created a robust understanding of poetic practice in the post-1945 era? How have the legacies of projective poetry engaged with and inflected theoretical models?

The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”

updated: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:31pm
The University of The Bahamas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”

Deadline for Submission:

October 18, 2019

Full Name/Name of the Organization:

The University of Bahamas

Contact email:

Ceron.bryant@ub.edu.bs

“African Diasporic Masculinities” sponsored by The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series

Byron Society of America at College English Association

updated: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:43am
Byron Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Byron Society of America at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The Byron Society of America and the College English Association welcome proposals for presentations on Lord Byron's life, works, and/or influences for the 51st annual CEA conference, the theme of which is Tides.

 

Graphic Novels (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 3:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Subject: Call for Papers: Graphic Novels at CEA 2020

 

Call for Papers, Graphic Novels at CEA 2020

March 26-18, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

Edited Collection - The Scientist in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:17pm
Rebecca Janicker, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

From news and documentaries to TV drama and major media franchises, science has become a firm fixture in contemporary media culture. Across these diverse formats, a fascination with the perceived capacity of science – whether in the guise of medicine, criminology, space science or engineering – to transform life in wonderful and fearful ways endures. The figure of the scientist is science made manifest and, though different variants have evolved over the centuries, the scientist has remained a constant presence in Western culture. The last hundred years or so has seen many developments in science and technology and popular culture has kept abreast of these, portraying scientists that respond to the shifting hopes and fears of eager audiences.

Affect and Exemplary Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:56am
Samantha Pellegrino / University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop at ICMS 2020 presents:

Affect and Exemplary Texts

Call for SCMS Members to join proposed Material Play SIG

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SCMS Members are invited to join a proposal for a new SCMS Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) on Material Play.  An initial roster of at least 30 members is needed for a new SIG proposal to be considered, so if you are interested please send your name and email to jlee105@ucr.edu.  SCMS members may participate in as many SIGs as they like and there are absolutely no obligations to membership (besides being included on the roster and mailing lists).  The provisional mission statement is included below. 

Contact: Jonathan Rey Lee

NeMLA 2020: Literature, New Media and Perception (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

With the invention of photography in the mid-19th century, reality no longer depended on the autonomous interpretation of the subject's view, but was instead objectively perceived and recognizable. Contrary to painting, photography fueled changes in perception and perceived reality by realistically reproducing the object as it exists. Now, the 21st century stands under the aegis of the image, a culture dominated by pictures, visual simulations, illusions, copies, and reproductions—creating an inflection point where visual paradigms compete with and even threaten traditional practices.

NeMLA 2020: The Circle of the Adaptations: Beyond the Boundaries of Genres (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

When we say "adaptation", we often recall certain types of formulas that turn from literature to film. In recent years, however, adaptation has been taking place across literature-film-TV shows, and the distinct starting point of originality has been blurred. According to Darwin's definition, adaptation is "a process by which an animal or plant species is fitted to its environment.” If we expand the aperture to the field of humanities-based on this definition, adaptation is no longer merely an additive function that supports the original and extends its vitality to a minimum, rather, it has a new value in itself, and at the same time provides a healthy circulation in which the original can survive in a changing socio-cultural environment.

EAT YOUR WORDS | IU Bloomington Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:06am
Indiana University Bloomington Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Student Advisory Board for the Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University

 

Eat Your Words

Graduate Conference: March 6-7th, 2020

 

Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go. 

- Anthony Bourdain

 

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