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(MLA 2020) "Collectivity In Crisis"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
Claire Grossman, Stanford; Joan Lubin, Cornell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 Collectivity In Crisis (MLA 2020 session) This panel solicits papers on forms of contemporary collective narration, especially scholarship that pertains to corporate voice, refusals of collaboration or participation, failed "we" narratives, and narrating at the scale of class or population. https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8786.html Please email a short abstract of your proposed talk by Saturday, 23 March 2019.  Claire Grossman, Stanford (cog@stanford.edu); Joan Lubin, Cornell (jlubin@cornell.edu

SCSC 2019: Angry Spenser

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
International Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.

T.S. Eliot Society MMLA 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
Edward Upton/International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

[MLA] Nabokov and Contemporary Writing: Official Panel of the Nabokov Society

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals on 'Nabokov and Contemporary Writing' for its guaranteed panel at the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January. We are interested in papers on how living writers - whether novelists, poets, playwrights, or writers of creative non-fiction - have drawn on Nabokov's work, whether in celebration or in criticism. How does Nabokov continue to be a fertile and challenging presence in contemporary letters?

The Alternate Realities of Life Sciences and Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Fran Cettl, Durham Centre for Academic Development, University of Durham, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 6

 

THE ALTERNATE REALITIES OF

LIFE SCIENCES AND SCIENCE FICTION

From Dr Moreau’s ‘Island’ to ‘Area X’  

 

Early Career Researchers VII (EXTENDED DEADLINE!!)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal gender forumlaunched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every year sees a special issue dedicated to presenting the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions for the upcoming sixth Early Career Researchers Issue may consist of new academic writing composed specifically for the occasion or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers. Please note that given the journal’s focus, all submissions must engage with Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.

Posthuman Climate Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:14am
Kaitlin Mondello, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

MLA 2020 Posthuman Climate Fiction Presentation #9142Kaitlin Mondello, Graduate Center, City U of New York Type:Special Sessions E-mail Address:kmondello@gradcenter.cuny.edu Description & Requirements:This panel explores the growing genre of climate fiction. Papers may address the role of the (post)human in the genre; interrogate classifications including "human" "Cli-Fi," etc.; and/or consider the novel form. 500-word abstracts, short bios. Submission Deadline:Friday, 15 March 2019 

 

The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Wayne State University Visual Culture Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

 

Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies

EXTENDED DEADLINE, ABSTRACT SUMBISSIONS: MARCH 15

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3

Narrative in Play Working Group

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media.  This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019

Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (jlee105@ucr.edu)

Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA

When: January 9-12, 2020

 

What is a working group? (per MLA website)

Race, Age, & Futurities

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA Convention 2020 (guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposals invited for a guaranteed interdisciplinary panel that examines the intersections of race, age, and imagined futures--including those that are hopeful, destructive, or endangered. Please send 250-word proposal and 2-page c.v.

Panel sponsored by TC Age Studies.

Proposal deadline extended to March 18, 2019.

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper9264.html 

MLA 2020 - Persons in Poetry and Law

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
Talia Shalev, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Persons in Poetry and Law

Panel Proposal for MLA 2020

January 9-12, Seattle, WA

What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to tshalev@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Humanizing the (Post-)Communist Paradigm: An Approach to the Rhetoric of Communism and Post-Communism in its Own Theoretical Language

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:04am
Romanian Studies Association of America MLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Redefinining public discourse rhetoric in (post)communist Romania 30 years after the fall of communism. How can (post)communist wooden language be used to theorize on the regime? 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15. 

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:01am
Tara Daly, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Seeking 300 word abstracts on the topic of Indigenous Futurisms in Latin America for the 2020 MLA conference in Seattle, Washington. They may be sent to: tara.daly@marquette.edu by MARCH 15th, 2019. 

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America: 2000-20XX

MLA Panel Proposal

January 9-12th 2020 Seattle

 

Essays on Mildred Taylor

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff & Michelle H. Martin / University Press of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)

Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin

Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.

This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.

Uncovering Truths: Secrets and Self-Discovery in French and Francophone Literature MLA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

What role do secrets play in 20th/21st century French and Francophone literature? How do secrets, both hidden and uncovered, shape the characters and their humanity? Send 250-word abstracts in French or English and brief bio to Antoinette Williams-Tutt (awilliams2@gradcenter.cuny.edu ) and Lisa Karakaya (karakayalisa@gmail.com ), The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 17 March 2019

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper9101.html 

MLA 2020: Contemporary Materialisms

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Renewed theories, forms, or methods capable of illuminating the ongoing economic and political crises codified during the long-seventies. 350-word abstract and bio by 15 March 2019; Ericka Beckman (ebeckman@sas.upenn.edu) and Emilio Sauri (emilio.sauri@umb.edu). This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA Convention. 

MLA 2020: Radical Redrum

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

How do concepts central to Marxism (surplus populations, class (im)mobility, primitive accumulation, reproductive labor, etc.) illuminate the horror genre?  350-word abstract and bio to Ericka Beckman (ebeckman@sas.upenn.edu) and Emilio Sauri (emilio.sauri@umb.edu) by March 15th, 2019. This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA convention.   

“Protect our Waters”: Indigenous Women's Activism and Climate Justice

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:45am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

“You can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil,”“Protect the Sacred”and “Water is Life”are slogans which shaped the year 2016 and which keep reverberating ever since. As Indigenous environmental activism in recent years shows, women have been and continue to be on the forefront of environmental protection on communal, national and global levels.

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2019

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:47am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Being Human in the (post)colonial: Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:59pm
Modern Language Association - Affiliated Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

NEW DEADLINE:  3/20/19

The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).

Southeast Asia and Australia: Literary and Cultural Connections

updated: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:58pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

NEW DEADLINE:  March 20, 2019

            This call is for a proposed collaborative session between the Southeast Asia/Southeast Asia Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) at the January 2020 MLA conference in Seattle. Given the geographical proximity and intertwined histories of several Southeast Asian countries and Australia, we envision a session that explores existing and emerging literary and cultural connections between them across a range of writing, media, and languages. 

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