Literature in the Gulf Symposium: Cosmopolitanism in an Era of Globalization Qatar University, DohaMarch 31 – April 1, 2020 Our present moment is, as the sociologist Ulrich Beck insisted, inescapably cosmopolitan: “nowadays, there is no point in arguing over whether patriotism, although practical, is too petty, whereas cosmopolitanism, by contrast, is splendid, but cold and unlivable.
EPTC/TCEP Panel: Indigenous Phenomenology: Body Sovereignty, Land Sovereignty
Sherwood Anderson’s 1928 Tar: A Midwest Childhood opens with the title character remembering his childhood and acknowledging that he has, within this narrative, created his childhood midwestern hometown almost entirely from his imagination, “one place all his own, the product of his own fancy” (4). “To tell the truth, Tar was trying,” the narrator promises, “to get at something it was almost impossible to get at in the reality of life,” the inevitable changes that disrupt and discount the intertwined memories of childhood and place (7-8).
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The English Department at UNA welcomes you to participate in this year’s Graduate Conference: Migration: Shifting to and fro and In-between
While influxes of immigrants/migrants/refugees arriving to the U.S. dominate conceptualizations of identity and belonging, it is vital to analyze our deeper understandings of migration. Migration—the act of moving from one place to another—exists in a number of ways, not just geographically. So, how do our limited ways of thinking of migration affect its potential in certain fields/entities/theories?
Welty and the Body
American Literature Association Meeting
San Diego, CA May 21-24, 2020
Welty, Modernism, Media
This panel will investigate Welty’s work and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television––that is to say, with all and any forms of media influence. Papers may consider Welty as a modernist working with the same kinds of 20thC technological changes as such writers as Eliot or Joyce but, being a Mississippi woman meeting and appreciating change, possibly defining a different relationship to the modern.
26-29 August 2020
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
SCSECS 2020: The Speedy Enlightenment: Moving, Racing, Quickening, and Otherwise Accelerating the Long Eighteenth Century, February 7-8, Embassy Suites Hotel, St. Augustine FL
The theme for the conference is speed, and what was speedier in the 18th century than cheap print?
On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century
A Two day international Conference
Venue: Phuket, Thailand
Date: 20 & 21 January, 2020
“How can we have more viable and livable lives?”
Al-Kīmīya - Revue de la Faculté de langues et de traduction
Appel à contributions pour le numéro 18
Le dossier thématique
Le numéro 18 d’Al-Kīmīya, la Revue de la Faculté de langues et de traduction de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, reprend la thématique du numéro 17 : « Transformations : traduction et langues »
Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature
11-12 June 2020
Keynote speakers: Prof. Jini Kim Watson (NYU), Prof. Rashmi Varma (U of Warwick)
AMSA 2020: “Masculinities in Transition”
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado recognizes that UNC occupies the land of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 tribes have historic ties to the space that now claims the state of Colorado.
DATES: March 19-22, 2020
Keynote: Miriam Abelson
In the wake of environmental catastrophe, developing knowledge on animal and artificial intelligences, and the living legacy of coloniality, we are once again faced with these eternally recurring questions: What is the human? What is beyond the human? What are the consequences of shifting conceptualizations of the human? Many schools of thought examining eco-criticism, posthumanism, post-colonialism, and more now confront these previously established boundaries, interrogating the ways in which our construction of ‘the human’ and consciousness has left us blind to other agencies and existences in the world.
Death casts a long shadow. Its significance is not merely qua biological event, but as something that compels a response from us throught out lives. Our responses have varied widely, according to what death is taken to be and which deaths (e.g., animal, environmental, that of others, one's own) are taken to be relevant. Mourning rites, martyrdom, and philosophical consolation: the centrality of these and other such responses within religious forms of life attests to the power and productivity of death as a feature of being mortal.
Graduate Conference: OCAD University, Toronto ON
Economies of Dispossession, March 13-14, 2020
Call for Papers:
The Florida State University Department of Religion’s
18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
February 14-15, 2020 · Tallahassee, Florida
The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 14-15, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Last year’s symposium featured original research from over 50 presenters from over 15 universities, and disciplines as varied as History, Anthropology, Political Science, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics.
CALL FOR PAPERS: (IM)POSSIBILITY
Graduate Student Conference
Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies
April 9–10, 2020
(Im)possibility marks a limit of available information, a threshold of representation, a cessation of action. Thinking at the limits of the possible gives rise to a specific set of issues: how might we articulate that which cannot be said? How might we orient ourselves toward that for which no available theory or representation is adequate?
Surveillance and Social Justice: Big-data politics, predictions, and potentials
Edited by Dr Leanne McRae (Curtin University), and Associate Professor Mike Kent (Curtin University)
Abstracts Due: 1 January 2020
Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
To meet the needs of the growing body of online students, online pedagogy scholars persist in their efforts to ensure online education is as vibrant and effective as its onsite counterpart, if not more so. However, scholarship focusing on teaching creative writing, specifically, online is limited. As Bronwyn T. Williams rightfully points out, “the scholarship in creative writing pedagogy remains remarkably unengaged with digital technologies” (247). Given the youthfulness of creative writing scholarship, particularly when compared to other work that has taken the forefront in English studies, it is fair to assume that creative writing scholarship might be too limited at the present to include online education perhaps as it should.
The Modernist Studies in Asia Network seeks proposals for short, persuasive essays addressing “Global Modernisms’ Other Empires” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform. While the New Modernist Studies has productively expanded the locations and timelines of modernism, many figures, literary works, and images central to this expansion continue to be drawn from the British and French Empires.
Asian Voices in the World: Asian Children’s Literature Research
Special Issue for International Research in Children’s Literature
Valerie Guyant (Dept of Languages and Literature, Montana State University - Northern, US) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Watkins (School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, US) email@example.com
The editors are currently soliciting abstract submissions for an edited volume focusing on Transgressive Women in Speculative Fiction.
The Comics of Karen Berger: Portrait of the Editor as an Artist
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" is soliciting original contributions for its 12th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2020. D&R is an open access journal edited by Elena Cervellati and Elena Randi and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, D&R wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2020 issue.
EACLALS Triennial Conference 2020: Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments
Date: May 18-22, 2020
Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Call for Papers
The influence of postcolonial thought has made it a commonplace to acknowledge the coexistence of multiple and plural forms of modernities that have led to great cultural, political, economic and technological shifts in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
BORDERS and BORDERLANDS
CORFU, GREECE – 20-24 MAY 2020
Durrell Library of Corfu
CALL for PAPERS
The Durrell Library of Corfuinvites submissions on the themes of
IDENTITY – MEANING – INCLUSION – EXCLUSION – DIFFERENCE
Call for Submissions
Speaking Margins, Talking Mainstream: Strategies of Inclusivity in Popular Culture
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
Supreme Leader Snoke