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The Art of Not Doing: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Rest, Resistance and Pleasure Activism

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Birkbeck Institutes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Conference date: 17 October 2019
Submission deadline: 3 June 2019
Conference location: Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

In a culture that valorises busyness, productivity, pace and “progress”, stillness can be radical. Refusing, ignoring, omitting, not doing; sometimes the most political actions look like doing nothing at all. But who gets to not do? When and how is not doing a politicised, racialised, privileged, resistant or utopian act?

NeMLA 2020:From Hillary C to AOC: Social Media and Women’s Voices in the Public Sphere

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Boosted by Barak Obama’s revolutionary usage of social media in 2008 to mobilize young voters and energize a new party base, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign also sought to make strategic use of social media platforms—as did her opponent’s, with dramatically different results. In 2019, rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been acknowledged as a master of social media for her usage of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram—platforms where her followers number in the millions. For AOC, strategic utilization of social media in a limited congressional district campaign led directly to national prominence and increased presence within traditional print and television media platforms for her policy propositions.

Stardom and the Archive: an International Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:59am
Lisa Stead / University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

 

-CALL FOR PAPERS-Stardom and the Archive:an International Symposium

   

 Saturday 8th February 2020Followed by a public exhibition event on Sunday 9th February 2020University of Exeter, Devon, UK Confirmed Keynotes: Professor Maryanne Dever(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney)Dr. Lucy Bolton(School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London)

 

Call for Reviews: English: Journal of the English Association

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:58am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Are you interested in reviewing a new scholarly publication, relevant to the study of English literature?  The Oxford University Press, peer-reviewed journal English: The Journal of the English Association invites you to propose new titles (book-length, published since 2018) for review.  If accepted, we will purchase a copy of the book for you, agree upon a deadline for submission, and await your review.

Topics of scholarly works for review might include (but are by no means limited to),

- Medieval and early modern literary studies

- Eighteenth Century and Romantic

- Victorian literature

- Modernism, Modernity, and Twentieth Century 

- Contemporary literature: global and local

REMINDER - Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:57am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Since the turn of the millennium the United States of America has undergone what many have considered to be a series of political, financial, and institutional crises. At the same time, the increasing popularity of the science fiction genre has, in many ways, frequently both dramatized and provided a commentary on the fears and anxieties this period has evoked. The philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that allegory emerges most frequently in periods of crisis and uncertainty, correspondingly it is no coincidence that some of the most powerful films to emerge from American cinema in the last two decades are allegorical texts and many of which have come from the science fiction genre.

Young Scholars Competition: Theatre/Drama

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:57am
Black Theatre Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition

In recognition of Black Theatre scholar and educator, S. Randolph Edmonds, The Black Theatre Network instituted the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition in 1988.

This competition seeks to encourage research and scholarship in Black Theatre. The competition supports the overall mission of BTN: to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors as well as preserve and develop Black Theatre’s unique art form. 

 

REQUIREMENTS 

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:55am
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 San Francisco State University's 21st Annual Graduate School Cinema Conference:

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

October 17-18, 2019

Whether because of digital technologies or other cultural shifts, many traditional cinematic forms, formulas, and categories seem increasingly to be in flux or mixed; this seems particularly true of notions of genre.  Of course, genre has always been subject to mixture, to being contaminated by its others, but today, new genre-redefining forms and mixtures seem to be proliferating. At the same time, this very proliferation sometimes seems to demand increasingly specific generic categorizations and subdivisions.  

Travel Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:55am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The travel studies area of NEPCA invites paper proposals on the subject of travel, broadly conceived.  Paper proposals may include (but are not limited to) analysis and critical perspectives on such travel-related topics as:

 

Conference Panel: Medical Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 117th Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Panel Title: Medical Humanities: Theory, Scope, and Practice

Venue: 117th Annual Meeting, PAMLA, San Diego, CA from Thursday, November 14 until Sunday, November 17, at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel. 

Teaching as Students and Studying as Teachers: Dual Roles and the Liminal Graduate Student

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:50am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This roundtable will explore the liminal role of graduate students who teach or TA courses while also working on their own graduate coursework. In particular, this session will examine the way that engaging in and constantly switching between these two classroom roles may cause qualities from each role to interpenetrate with both positive and negative effects on the graduate student. This session welcomes shorter 10-minute presentations of academic or nonfiction meditations on graduate students who negotiate their teaching and studying roles.

Bicentennial Melville Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
PAMLA Conference 2019 (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel celebrates the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st, 1819 by welcoming papers on any aspect of Melville’s legacy both during and after the nineteenth century. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to: how Melville’s works may speak to contemporary issues; Melville’s literary influences and how he employs them in his works; other writers who were influenced by Melville and how this influence manifests in their works; the 1920’s Melville revival; Melville's depiction of racial, cultural, sexual, or gender plurality; or textual and thematic analyses of any of Melville’s works.

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2020).

 

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

 

Women in Contemporary Irish Film, A Symposium, 5 September 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:46am
Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Under the broad thematic rubric of Women in Contemporary Irish Film, proposals are sought for 20-minute papers, along with the screening of short films/videos. Full Call for Proposals (and other information) can be found on the Symposium website here: https://womenirishfilm.wordpress.com

This Symposium is organised by Dr Abigail Keating of the Department of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, and is made possible by the very generous support of the Department of Film and Screen Media, the School of Film, Music and Theatre, and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork, Ireland.

World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare and Utopia

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
Shakespeare in Education Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

CFP: Shakespeare and Utopia

The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021

NeMLA 2020: I’m No Feminist!: Negotiating Rural Feminisms and Feminist Identities

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, rural areas cover 97% of the land area of the U.S. and are inhabited by 60 million people—about 19% of the U.S. population (“New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations,” Dec. 2016). In an age of heightened political rhetoric and deepened ideological divide, what does it mean to identify as a feminist in a rural community? What does it mean to practice feminism in a rural community? How do those of us who teach in rural communities engage with the various definitions and practices of feminism in ways that best benefit our students?

Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
The Menstrual: Radical Feminist Literary Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Menstrual is an accessible online literary magazine that publishes written and creative works which discuss, debate, represent and promote radical feminist theory. With a new issue published quarterly, submissions are welcome anytime of the year. Innovative, unique, autonomous, and original work that explores women's liberation from patriarchal oppression are sought.The Menstrual is an inclusive literary magazine that rejects institutional and male-based oppression, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, classism and ageism, heteronormative, and anti-feminist language/concepts/ideas.

The Figure of the Terrorist in Literature, Film and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:43am
University of Zurich, Switzerland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

THE FIGURE OF THE TERRORIST IN LITERATURE, FILM AND MEDIA

International conference at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, November 8 and 9, 2019

Deadline for the submission of proposals: July 15, 2019


 

Conference outline

Writing Home: Literatures of Place & Belonging, c.1300-1600

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:01am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Writing Home: Literatures of Place & Belonging, c.1300-1600

25th-26th July 2019, University of Liverpool

Confirmed Keynote: Professor Wendy Scase

The Freak and its Discontents: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:23pm
Alex Corey, Jason Marrott & Elisabetta Leopardi / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

‘There’s a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma.’ -Diane Arbus

 

“The Agency of Language in Contemporary Global Discourse"

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:58pm
SAMLA 91- South Atlantic Modern Language Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Special Session Proposal: “The Agency of Language in Contemporary Global Discourse”

 

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Petra M. Schweitzer

Dr. Casey R. Eriksen 

 

 

Language appears in various aspects and many facets of communication. However, the growing concern of encountering a language characterized by and constructed around an inherent ferocity highlights the strong interface between language and cultural, political, and sociological objectives and ideologies. The linguistic

CFP - PAMLA 2019 Special Session Veterans Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:57pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP - PAMLA 2019 Special SessionVeterans Studies - Humor in the Military

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW (fall 2019 issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:57pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

NOTE: Along with accepting rolling submissions of media reviews and scholarly articles, Middle West Review is especially seeking reviewers for the fall 2019 issue (volume 6, number 1); in order to be considered for inclusion in this issue, reviews need to be received by June 17, 2019.

 

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

CFP Panel at the 2019 South Atlantic MLA conference (Atlanta, GA: Nov. 15 - 17)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:46pm
Michael Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

CFP Panel at the 2019 South Atlantic MLA conference (Atlanta, GA: Nov. 8 - 10) Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies.

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL

 

“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)

rhetoric / hospitality

 

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack

 

“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”

 

—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)

 

Proposed book on Margaret Atwood's Borders and Intersections of Languages, Cultures and Peoples

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Louisa MacKay Demerjian/Massachusetts Maritime Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Margaret Atwood is a world-renowned writer who has always identified herself specifically as a Canadian writer, even at a time when it was argued (even within Canada) that Canadian literature didn't exist.  Her identity as a Canadian is very important to her but, over the course of her career, her work reveals a progression to a more global viewpoint.  Atwood's earlier work invites an examination primarily of internal borders (between Canadian provinces, between urban and natural spaces and in the psychic spaces of her characters) where her later work more obviously offers opportunities to examine intersections of transnational spaces.

 

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