The genre turn in global literature has inspired scholarship exploring the relationship between generic form and contemporary themes. In addition to Caren Irr’s Toward the Geopolitical Novel (2014), which investigates the newly emerging genre of the international political novel, and Theodore Martin’s Contemporary Drift (2017), a comprehensive analysis of contemporary genre fiction and film, we have also seen scholarship tracking specific genre forms: Contemporary Literature’s 2006 special issue, Immigrant Fictions; Jeremy Rosen’s 2018 article “Literary Fictions and the Genres of Genre Fiction” in Post45; and Sheri-Marie Harrison’s 2019 series Global Horror in Post45, to name a few.
Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and “re-imaginings” (television series like Hawaii 5-0 or Battlestar Galactica, video games like Tomb Raider, or films like Ghostbusters) but also transmedia adaptations (comic book series becoming television becoming video games, board games and Hallowe’en costumes, a la The Walking Dead), works based in nostalgic callback (Ready Player One, Wreck-it Ralph), fan-written versions of media (Fifty Shades of Grey is fan fiction of Twilight) and genre-bending remixes (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).
26-27 March, 2020
University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"
Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"
DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)
Aristotle à rebours:
Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond
Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo
ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10
Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.
Identity in Cultural Diversity
21 – 22 April 2020
Call for Papers
This panel will broach the topic of shaping a poetic identity through the prism of a traumatic experience of displacement. How does the poet present a disturbing personal history on the page? Coming from one place and being forcibly moved to another also involves confronting a different language and culture: how is such an occurrence translated to the page? Is poetry a space where cultures and languages clash with one another, or does the expression effect a reconciliation? How does this potential blend of languages and cultural references (including code-switching and code-mixing) inscribe a troubled identity, trying to reconstitute oneself via a poetic text?
Call for Essays: Religion and (Proto)Feminism in Early Modern Women’s Lives and Works, 1500-1800
POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park
Event Date & Location: October 11, 2019, Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Deadline for Submissions: Updated to September 30, 2019
Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park
Organization Website: http://www.lonestar.edu/popup.htm
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu
UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH
International Conference on
Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces
21-22 June 2020
Professor Robert Phillipson
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Professor Alastair Pennycook
Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Panel Proposal for the SSSL Biennial Conference in Fayatteville, AR (February 20-23, 2020)
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s Emerging Scholars Organization
Chair: Elizabeth Gardner, Louisiana State University
Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.
This seminar invites papers on stylistic production in any medium and genre, in any period or place.
Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars
Department of English, Jadavpur University
7th and 8th November, 2019
P. Sainath. Founder/Editor of People's Archive of Rural India
Uma Chakravarti. Feminist Historian and Filmmaker
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
CFP: "Narrative Hysterics: Feeling and Form in Women's Experimental Fiction"
Colleges and universities have witnessed great shifts in student populations over the last few decades, including new populations of veteran and adult students. Now, as the traditional aged student continues to decline in numbers, one additional population of potential students appears to continue to grow: prison inmate students. College prison programs include both credit programs and enrichment programs. Through programs such as Shakespeare Behind Bars, the recidivism rates have declined as the men and women in these programs discover empathy, a love of language, and the value of community. This panel will explore college prison programs.
Simon Armitage: Probation Officer to Poet Laureate
International conference at the Université de Lille, France. 12 – 13 March 2020.
With a reading by Simon Armitage
Keynote speaker: Terry Gifford
Organisation Committee: Claire Hélie (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Samuel Trainor (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Marc Porée (Professor, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris), Carole Birkan Berz (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3), Juliette Utard (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne, Paris 4), David Creuze (PhD student, Lille)
International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo 2020
Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games?
Deadline Extended for Submission!
The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives. Paper proposals might consider, for example:
Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;
The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);
Edited volume--#MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Editors: Professors Heather Hewett and Mary Holland, SUNY New Paltz
REVISED deadline to submit abstracts: December 15
Ever since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely circled around the movement as it evolved and exists in the United States. Despite multiple sessions on #MeToo at multiple conferences, I failed to find any that specifically focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western and postcolonial contexts. To fill this gap, this session, “The Other #MeToos,” aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to religiously, geographically, politically, and academically Othered places and Othered women.
A new preference for the production and consumption of lyric forms of poetry, over that of more narrative options like the epic, often coincided with a governing body’s establishment of courtly norms and practices. This trend is consistent across a multitude of seemingly disparate cultures. The popularity and refinement of the ghazal during the Ghaznavid dynasty and the sonnet at the Elizabethan court are just two examples of similar formal developments arising within different cultural contexts. Shorter lyrics were often formally rigorous, but also highly customizable, and many of these forms also called for a new emphasis on the construction and expression of self.
Gender, Race, and Beyond in Contemporary Superhero Cinema
NeMLA 51th Annual Convention
5-8 March 2020,
Material Religion and the Market
“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task” says “The Good Book Business” article published in The New Yorker in 2006, underlines the billion dollar industry of Bible-publishing in the U.S.
Panel: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference
March 5-8, 2020
Seeking papers on the politics of futurity in Afro-diasporic writing from before the mid-twentieth century for the following guaranteed session at NeMLA 2020. Abstracts due by September 30 on NeMLA's website. Visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17890 to submit.
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 2020, Chicago
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Nobel Laureate of Asia. He was a multi-talented genius. He experimented in several fields of creativity namely, song, dance, poetry, dramas, short stories, novels, novellas, essays, education, painting and social reformation to name a few. Even after 150 years of his birth, how or why do humankind across the globe still find Tagore universally relevant? This panel aims to explore these diverse facets of Rabindranath Tagore as perceived from a contemporary perspective. The panel welcomes papers which examines Tagore’s works in comparison to other practitioners, either his contemporaries or in the contemporary society.
XXII Generative Art International Conference
deadline for submissions:
September 15, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Generative Design Lab, Argenia Association
GENERATIVE ART 2019
GA2019 , the 22nd Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: Italy, Rome, Villa Giulia, National Etrurian Museum, the 19, 20 and 21 of December 2019
Art&Science - Image&Space - Music&Poetry - Visionary Scenarios - Infinity&Identity