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UPDATED Writing Bios: Biopolitics in 20th-century Literature and Beyond (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the biopolitical turn, scholars across disciplines have attempted to make sense of the encounter between life (bios) and politics. This attention paid to the topic of biopolitics shows a cultural ethos that revolves around an awareness of power connected to the body. This roundtable invites papers that analyze how literature engages with biopolitics, particularly in the conceptualizations and depictions of the body in relation to power in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Roundtable participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that engage with the following questions: “How is life (and the body) culturally inscribed with meaning and definition,” and further, “What is a consequence of that inscription?”

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Reading and Theorizing Rape Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This pre-approved panel seeks scholars to present at the 2020 NeMLA conference (March 5-8 in Boston, MA) on the topic of rape culture.

Panel Description:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ICMS 2020: Orientations: Gender and Sexuality in Space-time

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:07pm
Zachary Engledow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15th 

Sponsored by the BABEL Working Group and Co-Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages. 

International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10 2020

Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:02pm
NeMLA 2020 in Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable: Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

This roundtable invites faculty at community colleges, junior colleges, vocational colleges and other two-year institutions to discuss the challenges and rewards that come with attending and presenting at academic conferences. With a focus on NeMLA itself, we would like to hear how NeMLA is doing in this regard: what successes or frustrations have you experienced here? What will you do differently or hope to do similarly in future? The goal of this roundtable will be to begin a conversation about these issues, and perhaps leave with concrete goals for the CAITY Caucus to pursue in supporting faculty from two year institutions within NeMLA.

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW (spring 2020 issue)

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:31pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

UPDATE: We are seeking reviewers for our spring 2020 issue (volume 6, number 2) and beyond. We accept rolling submissions of media reviews and scholarly articles.

 

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

(E)motion in Changing Worlds (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:31pm
The Department of English Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

(E)motion in Changing Worlds

Thessaloniki, Greece, 14-16 May, 2020

Deadline: 20 October 2019

 

Call for Papers

The Department of English Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE), invite scholars to submit proposals for the international conference (E)motion in Changing Worlds to be held in Thessaloniki, 14-16 May, 2020.

 

Approaches to Hybridity in the Epic Genre

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:47pm
Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Approaches to Hybridity in the Epic Genre

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

            Epic genre could be seen as what Mary Louis Pratt calls a "contact zone", a space in which diverse cultures "meet, clash and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power". It is a space where encounters give rise to new categories of gender, class, rule, and language. The concept of hybridity allows for the exploration of these spaces and voices that do not fit neatly into prescribed definitions.

Postsecularism in High and Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:11am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

American Comparative Literature Association 

Chicago, March 19-22, 2020

George Bernard Shaw Panels at Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:06pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

We welcome papers on any aspect of Shaw studies, including but not limited to:

          individual plays/characters,

          comparative treatment of plays by Shaw,

          Shaw and his contemporary playwrights,

           cultural aspects of Shaw’s works, and

           international Shaw play productions.

Gothic Girlhood: Intersecting Identities Across Gothic Traditions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Diana Wallace and Andrew Smith note that the Female Gothic has been an ever-shifting category since its introduction into literary vocabulary by Ellen Moers in 1976, asserting that the Female Gothic “is shaped by...national identity, sexuality, language, race, and history” (The Female Gothic, 10). Gothic scholarship has long demonstrated that the mode varies across national and continental borders particularly drawing out distinctions between the American and the British. However, less attention has been paid to the concept of age. Keeping in mind the conference theme, how does the space of girlhood and/or adolescence complicate or further our understanding of the Female Gothic?

Engendering Narrative: Transforming Image, Text, and Medium

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:12pm
Pennsylvania College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

 

Pennsylvania College English Association 2020 Conference

Engendering Narrative:

Transforming Image, Text, and Medium

"Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction

only in the ecstasy of procreation."—Walter Benjamin

The Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference on the theme of engendering narratives, or begetting, producing, and procreating narrative. We are requesting pieces that focus on what engenders narrative creativity while highlighting the importance of reading and better understanding artistic purpose and intent.

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #7 (November 2020) / Thematic Section: »Eco-Comics: What Grows in the Gutter?«

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
CLOSURE: The Kiel University E-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

Open Section

In the fall of 2019, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.

 

Thematic Section: »Eco-Comics: What Grows in the Gutter?«

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

CFP 4th Posthuman Global Symposium “POSTHUMAN AGENCY” (NYU April 30-May 2, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:03am
POSTHUMAN GLOBAL SYMPOSIUMS - Conference Series at NYU since 2015
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The fourth edition of the Series, entitled "Posthuman Agency" will be held at NYU, in New York City, from April 30 to May2nd 2020.

The Call for Papers is now open. Deadline: December 31st 2019

CFP

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:03am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

41st Anuual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Febuary 19-22, 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted.

For proposal submissions, visit https://southwestpca.org and select the Conference drop-down menu.

REMINDER: CFP - Call for chapters on The Fast and the Furious films

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:02am
Dr Joshua Gulam, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.

NeMLA 2020 - CFP: Identity and Cityscape in French Crime and Science Fiction Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:01am
Zvezdana Ostojic and Julia Jacob / Johns Hopkins University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel explores different urban spaces depicted in popular French and Francophone cultural production, such as crime and science fiction artworks. What are the connotations of urban spaces and how are they represented in these narratives? What does it mean for crime to be located in a particular space? What do construals of futuristic cityscapes say about our understanding of present-day cities? How do these descriptions compare to earlier representations of urban spaces, such as those that appear in realist novels, historical fiction, theater or poetry?

SWPACA 2020: Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:10am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Biopolitics of Nature: Artistic Representations of Environment in Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Space in what we today call Latin America has been increasingly contested since 1492. As a result, many critics have argued that Latin American spaces are constantly subject to rearticulations. Latin American artists have produced poems, novels, short stories, songs, still art, theatre, movies, and other cultural manifestations as vehicles of rearticulation, especially in relation to natural and built environments. Indeed, an especially rich vein of contemporary Latin American cultural production embeds an active ecological awareness. A considerable part of recent ecocriticism addresses how the symbolic potential of art conveys the urgency of environmental concerns.

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:12pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

Ethics, Still: Levinas in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239

Poetry & Poetics (Critical) Panels for SWPACA

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:54pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Edited collection: Nonhuman Animals, Climate Crisis and the Role of Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Matthias Stephan, Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The world is in crisis: socially, politically, environmentally. We are increasingly confronted with notions of otherness as the world is shrinking – we interact with diverse cultures, ideas, agendas as we never have before. Yet, at the same time, we are increasingly polarized in our thinking, with the rise of a global right-wing agenda challenging a progressive wave of policies the world over. Yet, these crises seem to pale in consideration of the increasingly urgent climate crisis.

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Medieval Habits

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Ryan Lawrence, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020: MEDIEVAL HABITS 

This panel invites 15-20 minute papers concerned with medieval notions of habit. 

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:32pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

 

International Conference

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

7-9 November 2019

 

Invited Speakers include:

 

Dr Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Professor Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Professor Bran Nicol (University of Surrey, UK)

Professor Ștefan Oltean (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)

 

And the writers:

 

Exploring the Renaissance 2020: An International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
South-Central Renaissance Conference / SCRC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

The South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) and its affiliate societies

Queen Elizabeth I Society

Andrew Marvell Society

Society for Renaissance Art History

 

invite conference papers for

Exploring the Renaissance 2020

March 26-28, 2020

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

 

Black Men, White Publishers (NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In November 2018, The New York Times published “Black Male Writers for Our Time,” an article that highlights some of the African-American male writers who have won prestigious awards in recent years. For instance, Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015, while Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award in 2016 and the Pulitzer in 2017. In 2018, Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. Although they have been writing for generations, the literary establishment is now recognizing and rewarding Black male literature.

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