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After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:14pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 15–16, 2020
Deutsches Haus at New York University
New York, NY

After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and University of California, Irvine.

 

Conference Description

Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:14pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

FEW HOURS LEFT_Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:11pm
PAMLA, San Diego, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel explores the interconnection of avant-garde humor with forms of political action that defied conventional art and lifestyles. Literally meaning “advance guard” in French, the term holds a military sense that applies to artists and works characterized by their combative nature and their tendency to question the acceptability of norms and traditional aesthetic genres. Avant-garde artists made use of humor as a political weapon that destabilized the status quo by challenging moral values and promoting radical reforms on a sociocultural level.

Thirty Years Since The Fall of Communism: Visual Narratives, Memory and Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 5:36am
Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, the Faculty of Letters, and the Cross-border Faculty of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 28, 2019

 

http://fift.ugal.ro/30years/

A joint project of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, the Faculty of Letters, and the Cross-border Faculty of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, the conference is intended as a cultural forum for imparting knowledge and research on the textuality and representation of recent, lived history, from different yet interrelated angles:

Diva: Hip-Hop, Feminism, Fierceness

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 9:05pm
Centre for Film, Media, Discourse & Culture, University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

The shift from the margins to the mainstream has occurred simultaneously, over the last few decades, for two groups that now jointly exert a central influence over contemporary culture and politics: female r’n’b and hip-hop artists, and feminist thinkers and activists. The coming together of these two groups and sensibilities has redefined contemporary popular music (in all senses of musics of black origin), and wider culture and politics, in the West – from the banlieues to the White House, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo, from Betty Davis to Neneh Cherry, TLC to Aaliyah, Alicia Keys to Iggy Azalea, Beyonce to Ariana Grande, and all points in between.

Rethinking Peer Review: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:36pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This call is for roundtable proposals for NEMLA's 2020 conference taking place in Boston.

Teaching South Asia outside the English Department

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:36pm
South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference, Seattle, WA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How does pedagogical strategizing work in teaching Global South Asian literatures in majority serving institutions located in areas where the student body is mostly white, or lacking in South Asian immigrant groups? How does South Asian literature find a place in general education core courses? What are some current practices and challenges that scholars of color specializing in and including South Asia as a text, experience in their classrooms? We are interested in sharing experiences on teaching, planning courses, writing curriculum development projects including South Asia centric courses both for the major and the general education classes that embrace the inclusion of literatures from the global South, especially from South Asia.

Constellations: Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond (A Conference in Three Clusters)

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:33am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First Forum 2019 Graduate Student Conference
Division of Cinema and Media Studies
University of Southern California 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019
 
Constellations:
Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond
(A Conference in Three Clusters)

Narrative Poetry Panel

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks poets writing in the narrative tradition whose poems capture the personal and the public, recording and reflecting on our world by summoning the language and creating the identity of our culture. Panelists will read from their original work and then take audience questions. The Northeast MLA conference takes place March 5-8 in Boston, MA. Submit a sample poem and a short description of your narrative work by September 30. Must submit via link on NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18130

American Literature Before 1865

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:26am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2019 PAMLA Conference to be held in San Diego, CA Nov 14-17. To learn more about the conference, please go to https://pamla.org/2019

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Games 2019. Games and Literary Theory 2019

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am
Games and Literary Theory Presidency University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers

Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section  when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.

The Victorian Caribbean

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:21am
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on the African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the presence and significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend this work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

If you would like to submit a proposal to participate in this roundtable, please do so through the NeMLA website:

Consumption and the Literary Cookbook

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:20am
Roxanne Harde / University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

In the 1960s, long before there was Julie & Julia, an aspiring writer named Nora Ephron cooked her way through the holy trinity of cookbooks: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Michael Field’s Cooking School, and Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cook Book. In a New Yorker column from 2006, titled “Serial Monogamy: My Cookbook Crushes,” Ephron describes her relationship with the authors of these books: “as I cooked, I had imaginary conversation with them both [Claiborne fell out of favor early on]. Julia was nicer and more forgiving. … Field was sterner and more meticulous; he was almost fascistic.

Special Issue of Canadian Review of American Studies on "New Television"

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:20am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

There is a gathering consensus that television began to undergo a marked transformation at the end of the twentieth century. Two decades into the twenty-first century, an ever-increasing number of cable and streaming series imaginatively conjure the emergence of a world liquidated of normative authority, saturated with media-technological developments, and struggling to find its bearings in the fray. In New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre, Martin Shuster refers to this still-unfolding genre as “new television” on account of both its relatively new narrative coordinates and its efforts to think through the bewildering contours of a rapidly changing world.

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:16am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:08am
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:07am
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes

 

Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama.  Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.

 

Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:05am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

 

This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Liminality and Beyond: Conceptions of In-betweenness in American Culture and Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
University of Zielona Gora, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Examining a Post-Endgame World

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
Lindsay Bryde / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will be looking holistically at perspectives on the first 22 films in the MCU. This arc will be brought to completion with Avenger’s Endgame. Now would be a good time to look back and assess which gambles have worked and/or failed now that a narrative arc has been completed. Participants are encouraged to consider the MCU both as a whole as well as specific franchises under the overall banner.  

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 5-8th, 2020 in Boston, MA

Submissions are due: September 30, 2019

CFP: "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

 

 

 

Edited by:

 

 

Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)

Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)

 

 

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CFP: Information Management and Digital Information (third call)

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Guest Editor

Adrienne Muir

Description

The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 May 2019 extended deadline: 30th June 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 June 2019 15th July 2019
  • Deadline for full articles: 30 September 2019
  • Publication: December 2019-Spring 2020

Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

CFP: Experience in a New Key (second call)

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

Experience in a New Key

                                                                                                               (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Experience in a New Key”, edited by Dorthe Jørgensen (Aarhus University).

Pedagogical Approaches to Creating Safer Spaces in the Classroom

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lindsay Bryde / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for LGBTQiA students is the fact that there’s a constant question about regarding their need to “come out” and how to determine who is “safe” (a term with many definitions) to do that with on college campuses today. This panel will look at pedagogy approaches to fostering an inclusive environment and what to do when a student needs guidance and services due to their orientation. Participants are encouraged to present pedagogy methods for educating audiences (questioning, out, ally, and general) and fostering safer spaces. Papers can address approaches/lesson plans in the classroom, as well as resources for instructors in their service activities to the campus.  

[UPDATED] Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene

updated: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:45pm
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Analyzing the Anthropocene, or the “Age of Man,” poses unique challenges for the classroom context. How does one “teach” the Anthropocene? How might we use the lenses of Rob Nixon’s “slow violence” or Christian Parenti’s “catastrophic convergence” to add a critical dimension to current teaching? Can we envision ways to work around administrative and standardizing obstacles – and even transcend that physical and ideological place we call classroom? This is essential, for, as Paulo Freire asserts, “critical consciousness is brought about not through an intellectual effort alone, but through praxis – through the authentic union of action and reflection.”

11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:23pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 20-21, 2019 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2019 conference theme, “Becoming Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, peoples, and histories have evolved over time. Presentation proposals on any aspect of this theme, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

Decolonizing the Victorians

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:03pm
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 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

 

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