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ReFocus: The Films of David Fincher (final update)

updated: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 1:32pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

We are currently soliciting 250-word abstracts for essays to be included in an edited collection on David Fincher to be published as part of the University of Edinburgh ReFocus series, which examines overlooked American directors (series editors Robert Singer, Frances Smith, and Gary D. Rhodes). The collection aims to broaden and deepen the understanding of Fincher as a filmmaker with distinct aesthetic and cultural significance. 

(Re)Envisioning Borders & Communities: Alternative Narratives Amplified

updated: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
CSSA Presents--2019 FAU Graduate Arts & Letters Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CSSA Presents--

2019 FAU Graduate Arts & Letters Conference

 

(Re)Envisioning Borders & Communities: Alternative Narratives Amplified

 

Friday October 25 & Saturday October 26

 

Mad Scholars Anthology

updated: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 5:39pm
Mad Scholar Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Recently, there has been an avalanche of news articles about spikes in mental illness on campus. Seminal works like Margaret Price's Mad at School (2011) have begun to expose the ableism inherent in the university and prompted more open discussion surrounding the politics of disclosure.

As interest in this crucial topic grows, we are seeking out academics with psychiatric disorders and disabilities to contribute chapters to an essay collection on Mad Scholars, showcasing personal perspectives and professional experiences from across disciplines and career stages.

General Call for Papers - Winter 2019

updated: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 2:55am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

2020 C19: Radical Materialisms

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:29pm
Alyosha Edlebi / Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

For most of its history, materialism was, as Althusser aptly phrased it, an “underground” tradition, dissident if not altogether heretical. And yet scholars have recently begun to show how this tradition infuses the thought of canonical figures in the nineteenth century, from Emerson to Thoreau and Melville, and how their once-overlooked engagement with objects and the material effectively subtends their ontologies and political commitments. This proposed panel invites essays that explore radical materialisms in the long nineteenth century, radical in both the sense of intellectually and artistically nonconformist and the sense of politically revolutionary. How do materialists rethink the orthodox ways of relating to objects, things, and bodies?

The Problem of Epic (roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
Société Rencesvals American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Société Rencesvals was founded in 1955 to “promote the study of romance epics.” But what does it mean, today, to promote the study of a literary genre in which Europe, Christendom, victory, heroism and other valorized terms are too often defined in violent opposition to racial, religious, and cultural others? How do we handle the key concepts and narrative structures of the medieval epic—heroism, lineage, holy war, invasion, defense of the homeland—in the current cultural climate, and especially in the classroom? What kind of scholarly community exists, and how can we account for and move beyond that community's omissions, exclusions, blind spots?

IMC at Kalamazoo 2020: “Medieval Counter-Cultures: Then and Now” (A paper panel and a roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Call for Papers

“Medieval Counter-Cultures: Then and Now”

A paper panel and a roundtable

International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 2020

Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals for its two sponsored sessions at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Kalamazoo: A paper panel on “Medieval Counter-Cultures I: Then” and a Roundtable on “Medieval Counter-Cultures II: Now.”

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Crime and Mystery

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Comic Cinema

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Transnational Adaptation

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 panel: Transnational Adaptation

Boston, March 5-8

 

“Paper Kaleidoscopes”: The Cycles of Modernism

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:07am
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on fictional, dramatic, or poetic cycles from the modernist era. Such cycles may include explicit trilogies (tetralogies, etc.) or works connected in more implicit ways. Potential subjects include:

 

 

CFP Deadline 09/15/19 - Women's Studies Quarterly Special Issue - "solidão"

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:06am
Women's Studies Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Please share and consider submitting to the Call for Papers below - we look forward to receiving girlhood studies contributions related to the Call for Paper's inquiries.  ---

PRIORITY DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Submissions may be in English, Portuguese, and/or Spanish. We will consider multilingual essays and may accept essays in other languages.  Please consult the guest editors before submitting in a language other than English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Literary Imagination of the Plasticene

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:06am
MLA 2020 Convention Just-in-Time Session
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

According to the US Geological Survey’s findings published in May 2019, “it is raining plastic” in the Rocky Mountains. Reports of airborne microplastics travelling around the globe are being released. The Arctic snow is shown to contain plastic particles. These disturbing discoveries attest that the pervasiveness of plastic has never been more conspicuous, even in the most “pristine” regions of the planet. At the same time, with India's impending ban on importing plastics from abroad for recycling purposes, plastic acts a political metaphor of neoimperialism that backfires on the “first-world” countries. In this era of Plasticene, we breathe, eat, drink, and excrete plastic.

Synergies: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Digital Literary Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:05am
Network for Digital Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Synergies

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Digital Literary Studies

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, May 4-6, 2020

Organized by the Network for Digital Literary Studies

 

Confirmed keynotes: Ted Underwood (US), Fotis Jannidis (D), Nina Tahmasebi (S), Katie Muth (GB) and Richard

Jean So (US).

Confirmed moderator: Franco Moretti (I).

 

The Network for Digital Literary Studies invites submissions for the conference Synergies: Bridging the Gap Between

Feminist Theologies in American Literature - NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:15am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts

March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

Call for Papers, CEA 2020 National Conference at Hilton Head Island, SC, March 26-28

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:14am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

General Call for Papers at CEA 2020

Conference Theme: Tides 

Conference Date: March 26-28, 2020

Conference Venue: Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa; One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928; 1-843-686-8400;

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhgr-hilton-head-marriott-resort-and-spa/

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentation for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Peace Studies (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:13am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Peace Studies at CEA 2020

 

Call for Papers, Peace Studies at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Peace Studies for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NeMLA Convention 2020: Formalism and Fun: On Experiencing Text and Time in the Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:08pm
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Time is of the essence, and academia has responded accordingly. From measuring objectives and outcomes, to the shortening of course sequences, and from the promotion of multimodal learning and multitasking, to the emphasis on testing over slower, but pleasurable, processes of meaning-making, teaching and learning in the classroom has become rushed and fraught, especially in areas such as composition and the study of literature, where teachers and students struggle to keep up. Keep up or fail: a false dilemma now normalized, forcing itself upon us. In The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (2016), however, Maggie Berg and Barbara K.

NeMLA 2020: I’m No Feminist!: Negotiating Rural Feminisms and Feminist Identities

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 2:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Inclusive Roundtable at NeMLA 2020. According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, rural areas cover 97% of the land area of the U.S. and are inhabited by 60 million people—about 19% of the U.S. population (“New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations,” Dec. 2016). In an age of heightened political rhetoric and deepened ideological divide, what does it mean to identify as a feminist in a rural community? What does it mean to practice feminism in a rural community? How do those of us who teach in rural communities engage with the various definitions and practices of feminism in ways that best benefit our students?

Exploration of "isms" in Literature: Purpose, Politics, Pragmatics, and Profundity

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:16am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

While periods of classicism, neo-classicism, modernism, and pre/post-modernism are certainly noteworthy “isms” in literature, so, also, are other concepts of “isms,” such as, heroism, supernaturalism, imagism, afro-futurism, feminism, activism, colorism, existentialism, symbolism, witticism, dualism, utopianism, et al.  The objective of this session is to examine thoughtfully how these and other pertinent “isms” have and continue to influence literature socially and culturally, realistically and idealistically, literally and figuratively, nationally and internationally.  In so doing, the researcher should think critically, insightfully, and provocatively about the importance of various “isms” in literature for their purpose, politics, pragmatics, and prof

Antipodes (Academic Journal)

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:20am
A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Antipodes is actively seeking submissions of critical essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.  This American-based academic journal publishes scholarly essays on a variety of literary and cultural topics with a focus on Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand by international scholars. The journal also publishes creative works by writers from Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Essays in literature, culture, film, and theatre are welcome from all scholars. Indigenous scholars and writers are particularly encouraged to submit essays and creative works. Work can be submitted at any time for consideration of publication in two issues per year.

2019 China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 3:24am
Junbin Su / Xiamen University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

A New Era, New Media, and a New Silk Road

2019 China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference

2019 中国新媒体传播学年会

November 23-24, 2019   |   Xiamen, China

Organized by Xiamen University School of Journalism and Communication

CINE EXCESS 13 CFP REMINDER

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:02pm
Frances Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

Call for Papers Reminder

The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

 

Birmingham City University Presents:

Cine Excess 13

Independent Visions of Excess

 

7th-9th November 2019

Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

 

Confirmed Guests of Honour:

Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid [2019], American Mary)

Norman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid)

NeMLA 2020: Alternative Narratives of Trauma in Recent Latin American Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
Mai Hunt & Tess Renker/Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We are seeking abstract submissions for a roundtable to be held at the 51st NeMLA Annual Convention during March 5-8, 2020 in Boston, MA. Abstracts are due September, 30th. 

Alternative Narratives of Trauma in Recent Latin American Cultural Production:

Family Blood: Roots and Ritual in Contemporary Horror Films

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 1:15pm
Sheri Sorvillo and Eric Anderson / George Mason University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

FAMILY BLOOD: Roots and Rituals in Contemporary Horror Films

Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Denver
April 1-5, 2020

How and why do contemporary horror films depict families as sites and sources of horror? We are especially interested in discussions of inheritance, possession, trauma, and/or gatherings of families as a community or in a place for ritual-like practices.

Possible films to consider include:

Leeds IMC 2020: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:46pm
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020

Sponsors: Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University and the Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University

Curriculums for Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:47am
Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice.

Literature as Vocation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:46am
Western Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Why do we do what we do in the field of literary studies? Why does it matter? To whom? What redemptive or transformative work does literature do? When? Where? How? We invite reflection and conversation about the different kinds of work literature does to and through writers, readers, teachers, thinkers, and scholars. Our topic is intentionally broad as we seek to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creation, interpretation, and appreciation of literature from any historical period and any genre. Our format is inclusive with panels for professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as scholars from multiple disciplines including English, Modern Languages, Theology, Education, Psychology, Science, and Humanities.

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