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«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.

Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.

Independent Libraries as the 'Great Good Place'

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:45pm
Independent Libraries Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

In the heart of their communities and repositories of some of the most independent cultural collections in the UK, independent libraries are social, educational, working spaces which deliver numerous personal benefits to those who use them. This year’s theme is inspired by Ray Oldenburg’s The Great Good Place (1989), in which Oldenberg discusses the desirable ‘third place’: public places where anyone can gather and interact. Unlike the first place (home) and the second place (work), third spaces offer inexpensive access to discussion, pleasure, and community, leading to social cohesion, civic engagement, and the wellbeing that comes from a sense of place. Third spaces can be cafes, main streets, coffeehouses, beer gardens…

FOMO 2020: Exploring What's Missing

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

FOMO 2020 -- Exploring What’s Missing

Keynote Address by Prof Ashon Crawley, UVA (bio below)

28 February 2020, 9am-4pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

The George Washington University in the National Churchill Library and Center

Hosted by: The English Graduate Student Association at GWU

 

Autofiction in the Age of the Self(ie)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
Special issue of English Studies in Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for papers: Autofiction in the Age of the Self(ie)

Special Issue of English Studies in Canada

 

Deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2020

Deadline for final essays (6000-9000 words): August 15, 2020

Submit to: mbloom@glendon.yorku.ca

Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, & Matthew Bardowell / Missouri Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The editors seek previously unpublished critical essays for a new volume tentatively entitled Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction.  Perhaps one reason for the enduring appeal of mystery fiction is that it speaks to a deep longing in readers for that which often gets lost in modern/postmodern culture: to know what is true and just.  In a society that often seems devoid of order, the reader desires, even demands, a clear verdict for wrongdoing and injustice and a vindication for innocent victims. This yearning in avid mystery readers points to the need for moral stories.

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
University of California, Berkeley, GHI Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Mobility and Migration
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives — ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
Sophia Bamert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives

Panel CFP for American Literature Association, San Diego, May 21-24, 2020

From How the Other Half Lives to Humans of New York, American authors have long interwoven photos and writing to theorize and map the modern United States and the people who inhabit it. Scholars such as Sara Blair have analyzed how place-based photo-texts produce “emergent iconograph[ies] of modern experience” (How the Other Half Looks), while others, like Jeff Allred and Joseph Entin, have suggested how modernist photo-texts offer new ways of conceptualizing crossovers between realism and modernism, the political meanings and effects of documentary, and the ethics of the gaze. 

Henry James Society-ALA-San Diego May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
The Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association Conference

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Citizen James: Native, Nation, and Empire

 

Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:12pm
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Edited by Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, and Helen Cousins

Seminar Call for Proposals: Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Chicago, April 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:12pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

MVSA invites proposals for Seminars to be held at the 2020 conference, “Truth, Investigation, and Mystery,” April, 24-25, Chicago, IL.

 

Participants in MVSA Seminars will write 5-7 page papers that will be pre-circulated to the other participants prior to the conference. During the Seminars, the Seminar Leader and participants will identify important points of intersection and divergence among the papers and identify future areas of inquiry and collaboration. The Seminar format allows a larger number of scholars to participate in MVSA and to seek financial support from their respective institutions to attend the conference and discuss a shared area of scholarly interest. Seminars are limited to 12 participants.

 

“Locating the HEART and SOULS in Higher Education”: An International Conference on the Future of the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:12pm
Bishop's University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

CFP: HEART Conference 

“Locating the HEART and SOULS in Higher Education”:

An International Conference on the Future of the Humanities

11th Annual Conference 

Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC

March 13 - 14, 2020

 

HEART: Humanities Education and Research in Teaching

Estranged Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:11pm
English Graduate Student Society Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Estranged Realities

Call for papers: Rendition

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 MIGC 2020: Rendition 

The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at 

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Keynote: Dr. Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts Liberal Arts College 

February 21-22, 2020 

Call for Submissions 

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2019 

themigc@gmail.com 

20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
University of Saskatchewan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

August 20-22, 2020

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

 

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu) by January 17, 2020.

 

 

 

Collection on England and/in Europe on the Early Modern Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.

This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:

Phantasmic Binds: Culture as Poltergeist

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PHANTASMIC BINDS: CULTURE AS POLTERGEIST

 

Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature 

Biennial Graduate Student Conference

 

April 3-4, 2020

 

Keynote: Professor Lydia Liu, Columbia University

 

Marino Marini Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:05pm
CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Marino Marini Study Days

 

Thursday, April 30 and and Friday, May 1, 2020

 

Center for Italian Modern Art

 

 

 

Keynote speaker: Robert Slifkin (NYU)

 

Kurt Vonnegut Panels at the ALA

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:52pm
Tom Hertweck, Vice President / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Kurt Vonnegut Society is pleased to sponsor two panels at the 31st American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Diego, 21-24 May 2020.  One traditional panel will focus on Vonnegut and Religion, while the other will be a roundtable with short statement papers meant to generate a productive dialogue amongst speakers and attendees about the future directions of Vonnegut scholarship.  Proposals may be submitted to both events, though presenters may be accepted to only one.

Attending to Literature - Date Change

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Due to UCU strike action, this conference is now taking place on 7th February 2020. 

This is so no one has to feel that they must cross picket lines, and we hope you understand. 

Due to the change of date, we can also now extend our call for submissions. This is extended until midnight on the 31st of December!

If you would still like to submit an abstract, please email a 250 word abstract and 250 word bio to attendingtoliterature@gmail.com

Call for panelists: "Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 27, 2019

Call for panelists: "Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present"

This CFP is for a panel proposal titled “Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present” for FWPCA/ACA Regional Conference 2020 (Far West Popular Culture Association/american Culture Association) in Las Vegas, February 21-23, 2020.

Victorian Encounters and Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

'Victorian Encounters and Environments'

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Twelfth Annual Conference 

15th – 17th July, 2020, University of Greenwich 

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jessica Cox (Brunel University) 

Prof Alexis Easley (University of St Thomas) 

Prof John Spiers (Institute of English Studies) 

 

Reading Group: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Sex’,  hosted by Mollie Clarke and Helena Esser 

Roundtable: Teaching Victorian Sensation Fiction, hosted by Chris Louttit 

Roundtable and series launch: Key Popular Women Writers  

 

Call for Papers 

Woke Cinderella: 21st-Century Adaptations

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Suzy Woltmann
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

I am seeking scholarly, research-based articles that explore and analyze different 21st-century “Cinderella” adaptations. This collection of essays will create a conversation about the contemporary “Cinderella.”

Topics for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Narrative stance and framing

  • Rags to riches stories

  • Speculative texts

  • Film studies

  • Manga and comics

  • Male Cinderellas

  • Gender and sexuality

Nostalgia: 2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:49pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Nostalgia

2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

 

Friday 3rd July 2020 - Saturday 4th July 2020

Bratislava, Slovakia


 

Jack London Society Panels at the American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:49pm
The Jack London Society and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, CA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 25, 2020. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcomeproposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers.

 

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