Every One Has a Voice!:
Listening, Empowerment, Confrontation, Healing
The 25th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
of the National Council of Teachers of English (www.aepl.org)
June 20-23, 2019, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO
If we really want to change things…, it’s going to start at the grassroots level,
Call for papers
Neoliberalism in the Americas: Brutal Experiments, Distressful Realities, and Conspicuous Contestations
Re-thinking the South in the North and the North in the South
Graduate Conference of the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures and the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory
January 23-25, 2019
Keynote address: Vladimir Safatle (Universidade de São Paulo)
Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women Writers amid the #Me Too Movement
PCA/ACA 2019 National Conference, April 17th – 20th, 2019 – Washington, D.C.
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2019
Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Native American Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference
March 7th-10th, 2019
Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia
Please send paper/presentation proposals of 3000 or fewer characters to the ACLA seminar website to on or before Thursday, September 20th at 9 AM: https://www.acla.org/neoliberalism-between-utopia-and-dystopia
This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.
E21: Presentivism in the Eighteenth-Century Studies Classroom
In its manifesto, the V21 Collective asserts that “Victorian Studies has fallen prey to positivist historicism: a mode of inquiry that aims to do little more than exhaustively describe, preserve, and display the past” and advocates for “a new openness to presentism: an awareness that our interest in the period is motivated by certain features of our own moment.” At the 2018 ASECS, the same question was asked of eighteenth-century studies: as a discipline, have we “fallen prey to positivist historicism,” and would it benefit us to be open to presentism? Do we need our own V21, or E21?
CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS FOR EJES - European Journal of English Studies special issue:
Guest editors: Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Berlin), Anson Koch-Rein (Grinnell) and Jasper Verlinden (Berlin)
The HERA conference peer review program committee invites proposals for presentations at the 2019 conference. The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations. Our understanding of the tensions and implications of the “highbrow-lowbrow” continuum have existed for as long as the humanities. Although the terms are first associated with the 19th century, connotations of the humanities as possessing elevated, elite, upper class, or even sanctified religious ritual, intellectual, or cultural endeavor may be traced back to ancient times. Similarly, aspects of the humanities variously characterized as being lowly, crude or ordinary, lower class, or even pagan, anti-intellectual, or low class may also be
Digital archives like the William Blake Archive and Early English Books Online (EEBO) have made manuscript materials that may have been difficult to access in the past more readily available. This roundtable seeks brief presentations on the use of manuscript materials pertaining to the British Romantic period in teaching, research and publications -- what have been your successes, what difficulties have you and/or your students faced, etc.
Call for Papers:African American/Black Studies
40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center/Albuquerque, New Mexico February 20-23, 2019
The African American/Black Studies area of the conference welcomes proposals regarding any aspect of African American life, culture, performance, literature, demographics, history, law, politics, economics, education, healthcare, art, religion, social sciences, business, representations in popular culture, music, the diaspora, Africa, or any other issue relevant to African American/Black Studies and culture.
“Refugee and immigrant are very different. A refugee is someone ejected from his or her past, who has no future, whose present is totally empty of meaning. In a refugee camp, you live outside of time – you don’t know when you’re going to eat, let alone when you’re going to get out of there. And you’re also outside of space because the camp is a no man’s land. To be a human being you have to be part of something. The first time we got an official piece of paper from Canada, my whole family stared at it – until then, we were stateless, part of nothing.”
Calls for Papers: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for ALA:
1) Hawthorne and Architecture
Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018
The 40th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Conference Theme: Invention!
March 7 – 10, 2019
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
CFP: “Contemporary Literature and/as Archive”
Special Issue, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Call for Papers – Altered Carbon
Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the Netflix Original series Altered Carbon (2018). Since season two starts shooting in October and is supposed to be released in the first half of 2019, we feel that a collection of academic articles about the first season would be in order around the same time. One acclaimed academic publisher has already expressed interest in the collection.
While scholars often note that Hoccleve’s and Langland’s poetic personae each make the other more understandable, rarely have these poets been analyzed together in great detail. Thus, with this session, The International Hoccleve Society and International Piers Plowman Society seek to provide an occasion to do so. The Societies invite paper submissions that examine the ways interpretive discourses around Hoccleve’s and Langland’s works overlap and intersect.
Edited by Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real) and John C. Havard (Auburn University at Montgomery)
We welcome papers on all aspects of Popular Culture worldwide as well as Creative Readings in all genres. Submit abstracts of about 75 words as well as title of presentation, affiliation and postal mailing address. Full panel submissions area also welcome. Send to email@example.com. Early submission is encouraged.
The Film Studies area of the 40th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) invites presentations on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry. This year we are also happy to welcome any papers considering Film Theory and Aesthetics.
Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.
In today’s global society, understanding different cultures as we interact and construct our beliefs and identities has never been more important. As educators, our responsibility to guide students in developing critical thinking in their consumption of visual media is crucial to their ability to appreciate different perspectives. While teachers may recognize intuitively the power of film to expose students to other languages and cultures, examining the benefits of using it to develop students’ creativity and analytical skills can help maximize its effectiveness in the classroom.
“Edges of Transatlantic Commerce in the Eighteenth Century”
Mission Statement: Comparative Woman aims to create an environment that explores topics related to comparative literature and women/gender studies through poetry and academic essays from a multitude of perspectives. We seek to give poets a platform for reflecting on their thoughts and experiences according to each issue’s theme to present our readers with unique, diverse, and thought-provoking art while also exposing our readers to scholarly work on art created by women or about women in mediums both in and outside of the Western Literary Canon.
Comparative Woman Call for Submissions
28TH ANNUAL BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 15-16, 2019
DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
CALL FOR PAPERS
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
Critical scholarship of comics, cartoons, and graphic narratives has been a burgeoning field in research and debate for at least the last twenty-five years. Amid such scholarly richness, LGBTQ comics criticism and scholarly attention to LGBTQ comics and cartoons is at least keeping pace with a field within which it is still negotiating its position.
Most language teachers think that cities, in all their aspects, are an important and rich resource for the language classroom. The study of a city, what we can see in a movie or read in a literary work, exposes students to authentic language and offers plenty of material to be integrated in the classroom. Cities are privileged windows through which students have the opportunity to address historical, political, artistic and social issues. Moreover, there are many elements inside the city that have the potential of making students aware of the importance of intercultural proficiency and can stimulate their interest in the culture of the target language.