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National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Department of English Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

 

Call for papers:  National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

19-21 December, 2019

Department of English, Dibrugarh University

Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature: (CEA 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-18, 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 Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Attending to Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Harriet Lander / University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

ATTENDING TO LITERATURE

We invite paper proposals for a British Academy funded interdisciplinary symposium on the concept of attention, to be held at the University of Nottingham School of English on the 3rd December. The symposium has three aims:

1. To allow researchers who work on similar questions from different disciplines to interact for the purpose of developing future collaborations and networks;

2. To provide a training opportunity for ECRs in engagement and outreach, allowing participants to practice bringing the specifics of their research to bear on an issue of public concern (attention);

Marianne Moore and the Archives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
University of Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"Marianne Moore and the Archives"

The University at Buffalo

will host a conference on Marianne Moore

May 22-24, 2020

Call for proposals: 

"Marianne Moore and the Archives" will focus on Moore in relation to archival collection practices, broadly understood. 

We encourage proposals drawing on research collections at the Rosenbach or on the Marianne Moore Digital Archive but also proposals on Moore's appearance in other modernist archives, in relation to networks of her friends and peers, to current theories and practices of archiving, or on Moore herself as a librarian, a collector, and a self-archivist. 

NEMLA 2020: Gender, Identity, and Belonging in Minority Women Artistic Production

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
TULIN ECE TOSUN/ RIHAM ISMAIL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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, how complex then this process of construction becomes when color, race, or religion emerges as defining factor of whether or not one belongs?

M@P: Technique and Technology in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Medievalists@Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

12th-Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate Conference

Date: April 17, 2020
Keynote: Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College), author of
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art (2015)

Exigence in the Anthropocene: Teaching Ecocomposition in the Age of Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Justin Everett/University of the Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Global climate change is perhaps the most serious threat human beings have ever faced. Human-caused global warming is already upon us with increased temperatures, extreme weather events, massive storms, unprecedented drought, flooding, wildfires, melting ice, sea rise, warming and acidification of oceans, and growing animal extinctions. Scientists now predict that, within a generation, planetary catastrophes may significantly disrupt global food production, create unlivable temperatures in many regions, submerge cities, and create hundreds of millions of refugees. Unchecked, climate change has apocalyptic consequences not only for human beings, but for all life on earth.

CfP: The Sound of the Past

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Journal of Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CfP: The Sound of the Past

What is the role of sound in historical fictions? How can we try to replicate what the world sounded like in the past? What is the role of music in period dramas? Why are contemporary musicals with historical settings so popular? How can sound be described in historical novels?

Rebirth, renewal, Renaissance: Postcolonial Literary Panel, SAES (French Society for English Studies) Conference, Tours (France), 4-6th June 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
Jaine Chemmachery/ Université Paris Dauphine PSL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.

Intercultural Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
NeMLA 2020-Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 BOSTON

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html

 

The 51st Annual Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5-8, 2020.

 

Panel Proposal

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference “Risk and Safety” June 4-5, 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

We are honored to announce the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference. This combined conference is organized jointly by the University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) on June 4-5, 2020 in Białystok, Poland, and the topical theme of the conference will be “Risk and Safety” in different areas of human sciences.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Bayer, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg

Dr. Anna Barcz, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich

No Country for Old Men? Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:43pm
National University of Ireland, Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

 

 

                                                                                               CALL FOR PAPERS

 

No Country for Old Men?

Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture

 

NUI Galway,June 3-4th 2020

 

Proposal Deadline: 15th November 2019

 

Biofiction as World Literature / La Biofiction comme littérature mondiale - Leuven, 29-31 October 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:43pm
Laura Cernat, KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Biofiction (literature that takes a real biography as its point of departure) is powered by what Colm Tóibín has recently called “the anchored imagination”, which grants the fictional narrative a certain ambiguous (almost duplicitous) credibility. But what do biographical novels mean as world-making vehicles? Is the recent boom in stories that rely on the real past, yet project contemporary visions upon it, only a sign that we are trying to build a coherent world-image of centuries past, or is it also an attempt to bring into being a new way of seeing and/or being in the present?

Hennig Cohen Prize for article or essay on Herman Melville published in 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Publishers and authors are invited to submit or nominate for consideration articles and chapters on the works of Herman Melville that were published in 2018. Preference is given to newer scholars in the field of Melville studies.

JAMES HOGG AT 250: CALL FOR PAPERS

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

JAMES HOGG AT 250: CALL FOR PAPERS

 An International Conference marking the semiquincentennial of James Hogg. University of Stirling, Scotland, 1-3 July 2020. Call for PapersPaper and panel proposals on any aspect of James Hogg's life and work are now invited. AbstractsAbstracts of no more than 250 words, of papers lasting no longer than 20 minutes, should reach the address below by 1 December 2019. Panel proposals are also welcome: please enquire prior to submission. Abstracts may be e-mailed to jameshogg250@stir.ac.uk

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario/ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

 

ACLA 2020 The World vs. The Global

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Sara Marzioli; Germán Campos-Muñoz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Can we theorize World Literature as an intellectual and creative practice of resistance against the cultural imperialism embodied by the idea of the Global, the celebration of what Graham Hubbard calls the “postcolonial exotic,” and the hegemony of the English language? Is there a degree of antagonism between World Literature and the Global--or between the notions of translation and lingua franca? In what ways have these various terms been conflated or exchanged, and what do these conceptual entanglements tell us about the stakes and methodology of World Literature as a theory, a field of inquiry, and an institution?

CFP "Cesare Pavese: il racconto tra razionale e irrazionale"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:41pm
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

È online la call for contributions relativa alla sezione monografica del numero XIII di «Ticontre» (maggio 2020) dedicata alla scrittura di Cesare Pavese, a cura di Giancarlo Alfano, Massimiliano Tortora e Carlo Tirinanzi De Medici. La deadline per l'invio degli abstract è il 1 novembre 2019, quella per la consegna degli articoli definitivi il 6 gennaio 2019

Di seguito il testo completo della call:

 

In occasione del settantesimo anniversario della morte di Cesare Pavese «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» ha deciso di dedicare un numero monografico alla figura del critico e scrittore piemontese.

ACLA 2020: Awkwardness

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:41pm
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

To feel something is “awkward” is to verge on—without exactly arriving at— a judgment: it notes that a situation is uncomfortable without diagnosing what is responsible for that social impasse. (Here one thinks of the childhood staple the “awkward turtle,” which surfaces when there is nothing else to do.) Awkwardness thus names an interval of epistemological suspension: it invokes a placeholder for a situation to which one is unsure how to react and registers an emergent sociality the contours of which are not readily intelligible.

CFP Mythology in Contemporary Culture at the Popular Culture Association National Conference April 15-18 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:40pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 Popular Culture Association (PCA) & American Culture Association (ACA) Joint National Conference

April 15-18, 2020  

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown                                                                   

MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Call for Papers

[ACLA 2020] Style: Beyond Form

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:39pm
ACLA Chicago 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The past decade has seen an outpouring of work on form. Relatively little, by comparison, has foregrounded style.  What is the relation between form and style? How does style get us leverage on political and social questions that form does not—and vice versa—and why?  Which social contradictions animate style, or is it more a matter of psychic ambivalence? As D. A. Miller has argued, style may aim to get us close, but not too close, to hegemonic social and sexual orders that exclude us.  Or perhaps, as Mark McGurl advances, style helps us negotiate our entrance into newly democratizing but elite institutions such as the university. What is the relation between style, social capital, and the body?

Un/Tethered: Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
National Willa Cather Center
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

For Cather and for the nation, the dawn of the 1920s was a tumultuous time, marked by new freedoms and new entanglements. The Great War had ended and women had won the right to vote, but 1919’s Red Summer and Palmer Raids signalled lingering social discord. Into this unsettled world, Willa Cather brought out Youth and the Bright Medusa, her collection of short stories that marked her departure from Houghton Mifflin and launched her long and successful partnership with a new publisher, Alfred Knopf. In the stories of Youth and the Bright Medusa, Cather’s artists move through a world that is by turns inspiring and enervating.

Wait Five Minutes: Weatherlore in the Twenty-first Century (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
Shelley Ingram / University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Wait Five Minutes: Weatherlore in the Twenty-first Century (edited collection)

Editors: Willow G. Mullins and Shelley Ingram

    

“Don’t like the weather here? Wait five minutes, it’ll change.”

Reminder: ACLA 2020 Censorship and Dissent in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:26pm
Supurna Dasgupta/U of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

The history of censorship in modern South Asia goes back to the Registration of Books Act (1867), used to track anti-state sedition; and to the various indigenous and British non-governmental associations of civilians who organized themselves as the guardians of literary culture around the same time. Both these currents continue to the contemporary moment in many ways. Genres of dissent are governed by various acts, laws, associations, extra-judicial modes of repression, and more recently, by social media.

Global Humanities: Expanding the Canon and the Curriculum

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:24pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session focuses on positioning the humanities curricula within the growing "global turn" in higher education. In addition to administrative and programmatic perspectives, we welcome fresh insights on expanding the canon and global humanities pedagogies. Recommended areas of specialization include but are not limited to cultural studies, comparative studies, philosophy, translation studies, world literatures, (applied) linguistics, and pedagogy.

Art intermediation in the United States since 1945. Concepts, scope, spaces

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:24pm
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

International conference

April 16 and 17, 2020, University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Art intermediation in the United States since 1945.

Concepts, scope, spaces

 

 

This symposium will look into art intermediation in the United States in the post WWII period. By art intermediation we mean the intermediation provided by the business world, be it the business of the artist him/herself but also, more generally, the fabric of companies which interact with the art world (artists, galleries, museums).

 

[LAST CALL!] To Shape and Share Otherwise: Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Novel

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:23pm
Steven Delmagori - University at Albany, SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."

                                                                        --Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"

                                                                       

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