Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century
Call for Papers for MLA 2021
Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century
Call for Papers for MLA 2021
This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to email@example.com.
City streets were a primary setting for modernity in Futurist art and literature. The “Founding Manifesto” depicts a group of young men who, galvanized by the intrusive noises of trams and “hungry automobiles,” are finally able to articulate the principles of the new movement, and, to cite an example from the visual arts, Boccioni’s “The Street Enters the House” was a prominent work in the 1912 Paris and London exhibitions of Futurist painting. In keeping with this year’s MSA “streets” theme, this panel seeks papers that consider the influence of Futurist art and literature on British and American literary modernism.
CALL FOR PAPERS
LiFE 2020 Conference
Lucania between Film and Ecology
Bodies, Environments, Representations
July 14-15, 2020
Deadline for submissions: 15th March 2020
Eliot Society MMLA CFP 2020
Exploring depictions of revenge that reinforce or question assumptions about gender, this guaranteed panel welcomes reconsiderations of the revenge tragedy and of less-familiar genres. 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2020; John Garrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lynn Enterline (email@example.com).
Call for Papers:
Rebels and Revels: An Exhibit and Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A one-day Symposium:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
In collaboration with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto
Friday, April 3, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein recounts a remarkable interaction with her close friend Pablo Picasso. As they are headed out the door, their conversation slipping between paintings, French lessons, and tea with Picasso’s wife Fernande, Stein pauses:
"Oh I forgot to give you these, said Gertrude Stein handing Picasso a package of newspapers, they will console you. He opened them up, they were the Sunday supplement of american papers, they were the Katzenjammer kids. Oh oui, Oh oui, he said, his face full of satisfaction, merci thanks Gertrude, and we left."
On December 30, 2019, Cesar Miguel (@cesarmvm) tweeted “Diaspora is almost becoming as useless a term as immigrant.” The thread continued by distinguishing between the experiences of refugees and those who gained easier access to documentation and residence because it “benefited American/European geopolitical interests; those who make six figures in highly trained fields and those who earn way below the poverty line.” Min Hyoung Song echoed Cesar Miguel’s thoughts but with relation to terms further associated with migration, noting that we need to reconceptualize the language of migration, and Viet Thanh Nguyen chimed in to note that – as per Paul Gilroy – most terms inevitably require clarification and adjectival distinction.
The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15.
Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization. Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.
I seek original papers for a panel on "Hollywood and the Holocaust" for Middle Tennessee State University's Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference in Murfreesboro (near Nashville), TN, Oct 21-23.
Specific topics may emphasize a single director or film or address a theme or representational style. My goal is to include some diversity of approach and paper subject within the broad field of Hollywood cinema's engagement with the Holocaust, 1930s-present.
There is potential for future publication via journal special issue or published conference volume.
Social controversy, gender, sexual violence, predatory behavior - how does Lawrence respond? How do we respond to him? Abstracts of 250 wds.
I am in the process of organizing a panel for MLA 2021 in Toronto which runs January 7th through the 10th. This panel seeks contemporary readings of British Romantic texts, especially those exploring the formations of Empire, Orient and Enemies, Power/discourse, and Performative Acts of Resistance. If you are interested and would be able to attend the conference please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers have long used revision as a creative tool, well before writing classrooms institutionalized it as such. Think of Pound ruthlessly cutting Eliot’s Waste Land, Moore slashing most of “Poetry,” and Robert Lowell turning stories and letters into cinquains, sonnets, and blank verse--and then revising some of those poems again, into other forms. To many, such acts of revision are the markers of a serious writer, one who pursues perfection in multiple drafts.
“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”
MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature
The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
We seek papers on the following topics 1)"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts." Through the ages, countless women interpreted scripture through their creation of hymns, poetry, literature, painting, textiles, and other artistic works. We invite papers on historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible through artistic activity. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters, with attention to specific works created by these artists and writers from Jewish, Christian, and other religious traditions.
Call For Papers: We seek paper proposals on the following topics: 1) "Race, Slavery, and Social Justice in Biblical Interpretation by Historical Women: Papers Commemorating Maria Stewart." Inspired by the Boston setting of the 2020 Annual Meeting, this program unit remembers the work of Boston orator and essayist Maria W. Miller Stewart (1803-1879), the first recorded African American female political writer. We invite papers on Maria Stewart, as well as other historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible to promote social justice by confronting racism, slavery, and sexism. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters and their approach to scripture.
CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference
“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”
Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station—Indianapolis, USA
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021.
CFP: Essays on Latinx/Latin American Kinship and Queer Theory for “Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging,” edited collection
Elizabeth Freeman, UC Davis
Tyler Bradway, SUNY Cortland
Deadline: March 1st, 2020
For people of color, the future has never been a given. Whether through the policies and practices of state-sanctioned genocide, enslavement, internment, or forced relocation and migration, racialized communities have survived their worlds ending, over and over. To cite the opening lines of Sun Ra’s 1974 Afrofuturist film Space Is the Place, “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” This special issue critically interrogates the supposed universal notions of a shared planet, ecological demise, and what it means to be human in an era of climate change. The collection aims to center the perspectives of people of color historically and in our contemporary moment on how they envision(ed) “surviving” apocalypse.
Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto
Arabic and the Non-Human: This panel aims to uncover and rethink the status of the non-human in the Arabic literary tradition; How has the line between human and non-human played out in Arabic literature, film, media? 250-word abstracts due March 1st to email@example.com
Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition: How were premodern Arabic texts read, conceived of, commented on, organized, and classified by their authors, contemporaries, and the inheritors of the tradition? How might this inform our own readings of them today? 250-word abstractsdue March 15th
Palestine & Literary History: Reimagining Palestinian literary histories, chronologies, timelines; invoking comparative cases; rethinking processes of periodization and canon-formations in the context of exile, refugees, fragmentation, non-linearity, and oppression.250-word abstracts due March 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age
May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)
What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies
12-15 October 2020, POLIN Museum, Warsaw
We invite scholars working in Jewish studies to propose panels for the international interdisciplinary conference “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies.” The aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the study of East and Central European Jews.