NeMLA Convention, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019.
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.
This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies.
CALL FOR PAPERS “The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series”
We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issues of the “The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture. New Series”, a peer reviewed academic journal indexed in ICI Journals Master List, ERIH Plus and CEEOL.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature”, Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal
Université de Montréal, April 25th-26th, 2019
Conference organized by Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Laurence Sylvain and Marie-Eve Bradette
How is individual or collective identity constituted by, or articulated in terms of, ability(ies), broadly conceived? How is such identity expressed in opposition to its other(s), whether in- or dis-ability per se or a specific dis/in/differently abled other? What follows from such constitution or articulation?
*** Updated CfP and Extended Deadline ***
Race and Poetics and Poetry in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism
Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th October 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Denise Ferreira da Silva, University of British Columbia, author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (2007)
University of Cambridge
Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh
No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah J. Lauro, University of Tampa, Department of English
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has recently added Classics as a secondary area of inquiry under Comparative Literature. Please consider submitting an abstract for a panel on Greco-Roman Myth in Literature and/or the Arts, which I will be chairing, for the 50th anniversary convention to be held in Washington DC March 21-24, 2019.
Since Classics is a new secondary area of inquiry for NeMLA, this session attempts to cast its net quite broadly. The intention is to appeal to classicists or others dealing with Greco-Roman literature, history, archaeology, and culture and its later reception for abstracts that will have wide appeal to the NeMLA audience.
From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.
Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:
The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 17-20, 2019. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:
● The vampire on television (i.e. The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)
● Recent vampire films, such as Byzantium, Only Lovers Left Alive, What We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Making Time in Medieval Literature
CALL FOR PAPERS
from current and prospective undergraduate students
27th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference
to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 17, 2018
featuring poet and editor Simone Muench as Keynote Speaker (https://www.simonemuench.com)
Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 in any of the following categories:
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Fabienne Kanor in Transgression:
Documenting, Performing, Writing, and Filming the Insufferable
A Multivolume Anthology
This multivolume anthology project centers on Fabienne Kanor’s performance, literary, filmic and journalistic works through critical examinations of their embedded transgressive aesthetic.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to education that emphasizes inclusivity in the design of curricula, instructional strategies, and assessment. Inspired by a movement in architecture to create accessible built environments, the UDL framework is intended to foster learning environments that provide welcoming spaces for learners of all types, according to the premise that structural “accommodations” intended to benefit particular students (closed captioning on videos, digital copies of print documents, alternative assessments, etc.) enhance the learning environment for all students. Increasingly, the UDL model is influencing public policy and the pedagogical climate of educational institutions from elementary schools to colleges.
The practice of peer assessment encompasses various strategies ranging from peer review, peer editing, peer evaluation, peer tutoring, and peer critique, among others. With so many labels and definitions, it is no wonder the use of peer assessment techniques remains erratic and poorly defined. Continued widespread uncertainty over how students should provide feedback during the assessment phase of the writing process has resulted in the need for further analysis. Little has been done to standardize the way in which peer assessment is implemented. It remains necessary to identify the nature of the content of student feedback, the kind of assistance teachers can provide, and how students might better support one another.
The CFP for Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction, 1800-1925 (Mcfarland Press) has been re-opened! We are looking for short articles that introduce, contextualize, and / or put a critical lens up to science fiction written between 1800 and 1925 (Victorian era and the Machine age). Submit proposals by August 15. Please include your in your proposal a biography, and the title and author of the work that your essay will examine.
Conference Dates: October 18th-19th, 2018.
Keynote Speaker: Richard T. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside
Deadline for Submissions: August 1st, 2018
Call for Chapters
Kevin Hetherington, author of Badlands of Modernity: Heterotopia and Social Ordering
Lieven De Cauter, editor of Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil Society
Editors: Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch and Daan Wesselman (the University of Amsterdam)
Keywords: heterotopia, globalisation, discourse, space, art, literature, film, popular culture
For NeMLA 50th Annual Conference, 21-24 March 2019, in Washington, DC, this session is seeking proposals exploring Diasporic Spaces in keeping with the theme of the conference, Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Language and People. The diaspora is an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to develop forms of transnationalism. Categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, race, and gender shape the diasporic experience.
The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.
Keynote speaker: Dr Meg Samuelson, University of Adelaide, Australia
Ic þa wiht geseah
heo wæs wrætlice
Wundor wearð on wege
on weg feran
wæter wearð to bane
I saw the wight
It was splendidly,
The wonder was on the wave;
going on its way.
water became bone.
— Exeter Book, Riddle #7 (Baum)
Since its inception in 1908, the development of the comics medium in Italy has been marked by a profound symbiosis with magazines. Throughout the decades, the magazine as a container of cartoon strips and children’s stories (e.g. Corriere dei Piccoli) has evolved into different forms to cater to a broader and more varied readership. From the 1960s, family and adventure weeklies for children and adolescents (e.g. Il Giornalino, Intrepido, Lanciostory, etc.) coexisted with the so-called auteur comics magazines, which provided adults with both classic Anglo-Saxon comic strips and the latest comics stories by renowned Franco-Belgian, Argentinian, and Italian authors.
NeMLA 50th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019
This panel will explore the changing sense of British identity for writers of the Romantic period. Papers are invited that consider the ways in which such writers as Lord Byron in Italy and Greece, Mary Shelley in Italy, William Wordsworth in France, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Germany may have developed new conceptions of themselves beyond their status as British subjects and revealed those conceptions in their writings of the period. Discussion of lesser known writers of the period is certainly encouraged.
William Hogarth’s engravings invite us to view the streets, parlors, insane asylums, prisons and gambling houses of 18th-century London. Through his “modern moral subjects,” his satirical eye exposed hypocrisy, aristocratic excess and overwrought devotion to foreign artists. His influence can be seen in political cartoons, graphic novels and even cinema. This panel will discuss Hogarth’s place in 21st century culture. During this time that seems desperately to need keen, perspicacious satire, can we turn to Hogarth as a paragon? What can an artist so inextricably linked to 18th-century life teach us about ourselves?
Stephen King Area
2019 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
Washington D.C.: Wednesday, April 17th-Saturday, April 20th
Early Modern Women:
An Interdisciplinary Journal
Volume 14.1 (Fall 2019) will feature a forum on
“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”
The scholarship on early modern women has moved far beyond the long-held notion that women remained in the home. Indeed, mobility was a defining feature of many women’s lives. For this forum, we are interested not only in examples of women’s mobility, but also research that interrogates the far-reaching implications of that mobility for women and considers how it informs our understanding of gender in the early modern world.
Calls for Proposals: The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film
Edited by Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
- Abstracts (300–400 words): 31 July 2018
- First Drafts (8,000 to 10,000 words): 31 May 2019
I am seeking proposals for chapters for possible inclusion in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Children’s Film, under contract with Oxford University Press. Oxford Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research.
Warriors in medieval epic and chivalric romance often seem to return whole from battle even if they lose body parts or family members. They grieve deeply and vocally on the battlefield and then return to their homes or cities, seemingly ready to continue battle in the name of lost kin. Charlemagne is devastated by pain over Roland’s death in Roncevaux, demonstrated with tears and swooning. Others, like William “Short-Nose” of Orange, become famous for their lost parts, which, in absence, may even become emblematic of such warrior heroes. But do these warriors exhibit symptoms of trauma stemming from their constant exposure to violence?