Call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection
Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams
Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre
La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine
Journées d’études organisées par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Study days organized by Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
3 et 4 décembre 2020 – December 3-4, 2020
Orateur invite – keynote speaker:
Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Theory
Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 1
MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10
Digital tools have indisputably made many tasks in the linguistic study of literature much easier and faster than used to be. But the turn to digital methods has brought more than ease and efficiency; it has forever changed the field. What are the ways in which digital tools have shaped the linguistic study of literature? And what are the ways literary studies has itself inspired innovation, methods, and the development of new digital tools?
Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Practice
Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 2
MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10
Digital tools have become increasingly more important in the linguistic study of literature; for instance, they allow us to streamline much of our work. In what ways have digital methods made your work easier or more efficient? Do some tools lend themselves better to particular problems? What best practices have scholars found as they manage programs and data?
MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”
Guaranteed Session Sponsored by the MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum
January 7-10, 2021
Panel Chair: Brigitte Fielder
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2020
The conference will bring together scholars and intellectuals from the African diaspora, and/or those engaged in African diaspora research and engagement. It will offer perspectives on old and new diaspora from various theoretical, conceptual and disciplinary perspectives. The aim is to generate new knowledge that can inform not only scholarship but also work in the policy/government, civil society and business spheres.
The conference is calibrated as an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary congregation. Multiple viewpoints from which old and new diaspora can be explained and comprehended will be presented.
"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed
This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:
Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.
Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).
Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2020.
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?
In the Middle Ages and early modernity, celestial observation was frequently a subject for verbal rather than numerical and geometrical recording. Astronomical genres, in the hands of natural philosophers, poets, chroniclers, travellers, geographers, educators and others mediated knowledge of the heavens in textual form. Before the modern academic institutionalization of astronomy, such celestial knowledge extended from the cosmological to the meteorological, with applications and implications that touched upon a wide range of discourses, be they theological, legal, political, medical or agricultural.
SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE
October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD
The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.
I. Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle
7-10 January, 2021
Breaking Textual Boundaries: Collaborative Writing and Multiple Authorship
The 2021 General Call for Papers
(LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum)
(MLA Annual Convention Jan 7-10, 2021, Toronto) The following is a summary of call for papers from three panel sessions. The deadline of abstract submission is March 15, 2020. Abstract submission details are at the end of each panel description.
1. Panel Title: Animal Perversions
This session will examine the eroticization (or non-eroticization) of particular animals within the pre-14th century Chinese cultural sphere, with specific attention to questions of sexuality, fetish, ethics, and species identity.
"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels"
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 7-10, 2021
The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the
Spring 2020 edition of the literary journal Portals.
Portals is San Francisco State University’s global journal for scholarship in comparative and world literature. We publish student research, both from San Francisco State University and from universities around the world. Past volumes may be accessed at http://portalsjournal.com/. We will publish our more recent publications, including this year’s submissions, on this website.
Call for Submissions: Porn and Its UsesSpecial Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies French version on synoptique.ca Synoptique is inviting submissions for an upcoming special issue entitled “Porn and Its Uses.” Responding to the
Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021
Deadline: 12th March, 2020.
Short Description of the panel :
What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 12th March, 2020.
Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (email@example.com)
A recent assessment of the state of the humanities (Williams, “The New Humanities,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 Nov. 2019) speaks of the rise of “hybrid humanities” -- increasingly collaborative research ventures built around subjects and approaches such as the environment, digital methods, global networks, and public-facing scholarship. And proficiency, if not mastery, in a second discipline after graduate school seems to be an emerging interest (and even need) among researchers according to an upcoming report on the needs of faculty in literature and writing studies conducted by Ithaka S+R and the MLA International Bibliography.
Although Jameson's original essay was published in the New Left Review in 1984, Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism appeared in 1991 and became one of the definitive texts on the topic.
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.