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Call for Journal Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:14pm
Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

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Black Geographies and African American Literature Since 1945

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:42pm
Dorothy Stringer, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 2020 MLA Convention, 9-12 January in Seattle; https://www.mla.org/Convention Soliciting papers that draw on recent work in Black Geographies to discuss African American literature from the mid-20th century to the present. Work addressing urban space particularly desired. 500-word abstracts to Dorothy Stringer (dorothy@temple.edu) by March 23. Queries also welcome. Thanks a lot, and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

[Publisher Attached Collection / Reference Work]: Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film, and Politics.

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:31pm
Matthew B. Hill, Ph.D. / Coppin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Deadline for Essay Proposals:            Rolling, but will accept until June 1, 2019  or until all overview essays are assigned  
Deadline for Essay Drafts:                  January 15, 2020
Deadline for Reference Entries:         December 1, 2019  


 

Overview:

Submissions requested for Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film, and Politics.  This project aims to be an accessible, wide-ranging survey of and reference work on dystopian and apocalyptic themes in literature, film, and popular culture.   According to the publisher:

Modernist difficulty: its evolving value and meaning

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:17pm
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Difficulty is a key quality associated with modernist works and a key value associated with modernist theory. T. S. Eliot’s “The Metaphysical Poets” valorizes difficulty’s intellectual and mimetic value, claiming that, because civilization is various and complex, poetry should force or dislocate language into meaning. D. H. Lawrence’s “Morality and the Novel” values emotional difficulty as necessary to the journey toward newness, both in life (“A new relation … will always hurt. So life will always hurt”) and art (“to read a really new novel will always hurt”). Echoing Freud, Lawrence says there will always be “resistance” to newness.

Black Modernity

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:33pm
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

How do we understand black modernisms and modernity? How is a modern black subject constituted? This session invites papers that approach these questions through periodization, intellectual history, aesthetics, or political formations. 250 word abstracts.

To submit an abstract, please e-mail ariel.martino@rutgers.edu

Pharmakon Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:33pm
New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Pharmakon Symposium

New York University

Friday, 3 May 2019

 

We invite paper proposals that attempt to seriously engage with the topic of drugs, broadly defined–their cultural, literary, aesthetic, and philosophical ramifications.

 

Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition: 1998-2020

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:17am
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Essays: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15 

I am looking for proposals for chapters for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film.This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.

The Force of The Umbrella Academy (MLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:32am
Lisann Anders / University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Call for papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington.

The Netflix show Umbrella Academy, which is based on the comic book series from 2008/2009, gives superhero stories a new twist as it revolves more around identity quests and the acceptance of powers or the lack thereof within a dysfunctional family environment. Trying to define what it means to be a hero, what it means to have powers, what it means to be human, and what it means to be a family, the protagonists need to start over. They need to overcome their own individual struggles by means of their family to be a family once again.

SAMLA 91 (Nov. 8-10, 2019, in Atlanta, GA): Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:26am
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of masculinities that have been left on the margins of mainstream literary narratives, pop culture, and scholarship, including but not limited to: race, class, and/or privilege; body integrity, aesthetics, age, and/or health; masculine relationships and roles; and sexuality. Proposals addressing the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships” are especially welcome. By Thursday 9th May 2019, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Catherine Mainland, NC State University, at cmmainla@ncsu.edu, and Dr.

RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES 13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies (HAAS 13)

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:25am
Hungarian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES

13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies

(HAAS 13)

May 31−June 1, 2019

North American Department,

Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Debrecen

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:24am
Carrie Sickmann Han / Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum at the 2020 MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:

[DEADLINE TOMORROW: March 1st] Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:53am
CECILLE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)

Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA) 


Keynote speakers:

Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)

Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)

Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)

 

“The Job of the Writer is to Make Revolution Irresistible:” Critical Perspectives on Toni Cade Bambara

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:35am
Khalilah Ali Clayton State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call For Papers: “The Job of the Writer is to Make Revolution Irresistible:” Critical Perspectives on Toni Cade Bambara
Khalilah Ali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor English

Clayton State University

Dr. Khalilah Ali

Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing

Department of English

Mailing Address:

2000 Clayton State Blvd., G110-E

Morrow, GA 30260

Office Address:

Arts and Sciences Bldg. 110-E

678.466.4896

khalilahali@clayton.edu

www.clayton.edu/firstyearwriting

 

Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 2:42pm
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June issue.

CFP: "Literature and Post-Political Theory" MLA Panel (Seattle, 9-12 January 2020) (Deadline: 15 March 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:51pm
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

“Literature and Post-Political Theory”

MLA 2020 Panel

 

 

This MLA panel seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and literary studies. The main question the panel aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:18am
Quinnipiac University Writing and Critical Thinking (QUWACT)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19, 2019) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Proposals addressing any topic in critical thinking and/or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are welcome.  To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: https://www.quctl.com/conference-call

CFP - Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies and Theology

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:08am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

EDITED BY

Dr. Claire Clivaz, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (Lausanne, CH), Vital-IT
Dr. Garrick V. Allen
, Dublin City University (Ireland)

 

DESCRIPTION

"Open Theology" (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue "Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies and Theology".

Late Romanticism, Past and Present

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:06am
University of Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Late Romanticism, Past and Present

University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019

https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/lateromanticism

Keynote Speakers

  • Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
  • Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
  • Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Plenary Seminars

MSA Toronto: Modernism, Disaster, and Nothingness

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:04am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

CFP for Proposed Panel: MSA Toronto

Title: "Modernism, Disaster, and Nothingness"

Northeast Pop Culture 2019 Conference - CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Apologies for cross posting!

I wanted to inform the list that the NEPCA conference destination has been announced for November 15-16th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.  We're looking forward to a great conference and have opened up the call for papers.

We have been a well-attended conference for years that offers a welcoming, encouraging and (reasonably) affordable event for graduate students, independent scholars, and scholars of all experience to present their current and forthcoming research.

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:59am
Tim Carens / victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.

 

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

 

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

 

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

MLA 2020 Guaranteed Session CFP: A Decade in Comics (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Susan Kirtley and Margaret Galvan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed guaranteed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This roundtable panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

MLA 2020 Special Session CFP: Transmedia Narratives of the Nonhuman (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Rebecca Wanzo & Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.

Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:

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