We invite abstracts for chapters that explore protest and resistance in relation to Brexit Britain and the Trump-era United States. We are interested in media created in response to these seismic periods of political change, media created in the period leading up to them, and media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power. As well as discussing media that can be seen as protest or resistance, this collection will consider media forms that fail to resist, or those that merely hint at protest. In doing this we can also consider the responsibility of media creators to engage in and respond to political shifts and crises.
The 10th Annual Small Cinemas Conference will take place at ICS-ULisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, between 25 and 27 September 2019. On the topic of ‘Small Cinemas, Small Spaces’, the conference will be centered on issues of scale and spatiality in film, with the aim to explore the geographies of small cinemas. The call for papers is open for individual presentations of maximum 20 minutes, as well as for pre-constituted panels with a maximum of three presentations each. Proposals should be submitted via email to email@example.com by Friday 1 March 2019, and include a title, an abstract of maximum 250 words, and a short bio note. The conference’s languages will be English and Portuguese.
LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions
CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)
Call for papers:
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into reckoning with appetite.
Call for Papers
Poetry & Poetics (Critical)
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018
Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the 11th-century phenomenon called the Crusades, and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars across disciplines seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.
RESEARCHING METAPHOR – COGNITIVE AND OTHER
CALL FOR PAPERS
GENOA 13th – 15th MAY 2019
Call for Papers: Queer Surveillance
Special Issue of Surveillance & Society
Edited by Gary Kafer and Daniel Grinberg
Submission deadline: December 1, 2018 for publication September 2019.
We look forward to announcing a series of special issues commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of The Wordsworth Circle and its transfer to the University of Chicago Press. For now, a call for papers for the spring issue, Vol.50, number 2, 2019. The topic: Romantic Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Essays of 6 to 8,000 words will be considered up to March 1, 2019. Please address requests guidelines or submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marilyn Gaull, Editor
This panel seeks propals on performance in the long eighteenth century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. What persepctives did eighteenth-century audiences have on public performance, including theater, opera, dance, and music? How did these perspectives in the public discourses shape eighteenth-century performance, and how was the public shaped by institutions such as the theater and opera? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at email@example.com. For more on SCSECS 2019, visit scsecs.net.
Call For Papers for Sponsored Session
2019 MAP/ACMRS Conference;Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance
“The Magical Mammal in Marie De France”
We Run This Town: Dynastic Literature
in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Cities
CfP: NeMLA’s 50th Anniversary Convention
Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Issue 7.1, Fall 2018
The editors of SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal invite scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical, and cultural thought for the Fall 2018 issue.
We invite the submission of academic articles, book reviews, and original artwork for publication in volume 7.1. Submissions may speak to individual social science or humanities fields, or apply an interdisciplinary lens to contemporary theoretical, critical, empirical, or policy-oriented subjects.
Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground11th Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate ConferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 2019Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst, Art History) What makes something “mediocre” in the Middle Ages? We often assume that if a manuscript, literary text, or work of visual or performance art has survived from the medieval period, it is exceptional in some way. Modern scholarship tends to enforce this assumption by either praising a work for its beauty and importance, or arguing for the centrality and exceptionality of something that past scholarship has ignored. But what of things that have survived that are just OK?
This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.
Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.
I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on literary, cinematic, and televisual treatments of Donald Trump, tentatively titled Trump Fiction: Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television.
Contributors must have a PhD.
Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.
Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework
University College Dublin
UCD Humanities Institute
25-27 July 2019
Call for Papers: Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past
Friday 22nd March 2019, University of Surrey (UK)
Professor Rosario Arias, University of Málaga
‘Every sensorial perception is at the same time past and present’ (Hamilakis, 2013).
This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.
Place, Space, Region and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Literatures, Arts and Cultures
Prešov, Slovakia, November 20-21, 2018
12th International Melville Society Conference--"Melville's Origins"
International Conference: Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques (9-11 October 2019, Paris)
Panel 10: Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970
18th Annual Sequels Symposium
Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University
Keynote Speaker: Saidiya Hartman
February 28 - March 2, 2019 - The University of Texas at Austin
The Global South Collective in collaboration with the Ethnic and Third World Literatures concentration at UT Austin are seeking proposals for the 18th Annual Sequels Symposium entitled “Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University.” The symposium will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, from February 28th to March 2nd, 2019.
Call for Papers, Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Shapes of Futures
Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała
Confirmed keynote speakers:
What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan
Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?
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:
This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.