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 (email@example.com); Joan Lubin, Cornell (firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.
Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity
Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 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 (email@example.com). 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/.
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?
PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE ALTERNATE REALITIES OF
LIFE SCIENCES AND SCIENCE FICTION
From Dr Moreau’s ‘Island’ to ‘Area X’
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.
MLA 2020 Posthuman Climate Fiction Presentation #9142Kaitlin Mondello, Graduate Center, City U of New York Type:Special Sessions E-mail Address:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
12 July 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Winfried Eckel (Mainz)
Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
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
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 (email@example.com)
Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA
When: January 9-12, 2020
What is a working group? (per MLA website)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
Afrofuturism: Making Black Futures Visible in Literature and the Arts
It’s All Relative: Modernism and Science
2020 MLA Convention, Seattle
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: email@example.com by MARCH 15th, 2019.
Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America: 2000-20XX
MLA Panel Proposal
January 9-12th 2020 Seattle
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Lisa Karakaya (email@example.com ), The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 17 March 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Emilio Sauri (email@example.com). This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA Convention.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Emilio Sauri (email@example.com) by March 15th, 2019. This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA convention.
“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.
Chapter proposals are requested for a proposed collection of critical essays on lyrical artists working across musical genres in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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”.
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).
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.