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Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:58pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences. 

Times of Nature

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:54am
Times of Nature - an //ASIA symposium / School of the Art Institute of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This year’s ASIA// symposium will deal with nature’s pasts, presents and futures, as they are remembered, synthesized, and prefigured in Asia. We live at a time where the environment seems to have been made to be understood by constructs far larger than us, distilled into phrases ready for debate on mass media, cut up into financial inventions like Chinese green bonds and Indonesian carbon offsets. This isn’t the first time or place ‘nature’, or ‘climate’ have been reimagined—diverse cosmologies have long featured the two in various capacities and entanglements. How are these belief systems operationalized politically in relation to real climate change, and how does the climate changing affect these cosmologies?

Conference: British Travels to Germany (September 3-5, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:08am
Prinz Albert Gesellschaft (Coburg, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

For centuries, the close ties between Britain and Germany have found expression not least on the level of personal travel. Travellers came from Britain to Germany for a host of occasions and with the most diverse aims, expectations, and preconceptions. This conference explores the reports produced about their experiences in German lands by travellers from England, Scotland, and Ireland since the Middle Ages.

Extended Deadline! 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Session CFP

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:15am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - EXTENDED DEADLINE (02/24/20)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conference theme: “City of God, City of Destruction”

Extended Deadline! 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Conference Theme

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:13am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

Extended Deadline (02/24/20)
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by February 24, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Minoritarian Modernisms Roundtable - MSA 2020 Brooklyn, October 22-25

updated: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 8:07pm
Victoria Papa (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

This roundtable seeks to examine how modernist literature, art, and media partakes in minoritarian forms of world-making. In recent years, critical attention to the minor—as an aesthetic category, subject position, and relational dynamic—has energized a number of fields across the humanities. Building upon and departing from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s notion of minor literature as that which "a minority constructs within a major language,” current theorizations have unhinged the minor from its binary relation to the major to further explore its multivalence. The minor, as Erin Manning describes it, is “the operative cut that opens experience to potential:” it pulls from the periphery to dislodge the major as the central site of power and change.

Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:08pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

Wed., May 27

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.

Workshop

Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24

Notification of acceptance: Early March

MMLA 2020 Conference - Cultures of Collectivity

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”  We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.

General call for contributions

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Dutch Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports. 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:14pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

 

The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

www.aepl.org; aeplconf2020@gmail.com

June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

‘ARTPOLITICAL’ – MARGARET ATWOOD'S AESTHETICS

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:45pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany

Convenors:       Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)

"Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene" UIGEC

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:44pm
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

The University of Idaho invites the submission of abstracts (250-300 words) on the theme of “Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene” for the 9th annual UI Graduate English Conference, scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. 

 

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:45pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th

 

Organizing institutions:

Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.

 

Organizers:

Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).

 

Confirmed speakers:

Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)

Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)

Documentary Poetry: "A Canadian Genre"? MLA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:41pm
Claire Grandy / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This roundtable for the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto invites participants to briefly present and discuss documentary poetry by Canadian and First Nations writers. We particularly invite papers relating to questions of political activism, historical revisionism, and archival materials. Please send 250-word abstracts to Claire Grandy (claire_grandy@brown.edu) and Whitney DeVos (wdevos@ucsc.edu) by March 16th.

 

Blogging Rebecca West

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Blogging Rebecca West

The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website: https://rebeccawestsociety.wordpress.com/

We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:

Digital Expressions of the Self

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

International Symposium

on

Digital Expressions of the Self

Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

National Institute of Technology Silchar

 

7-8 December 2020

Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020

 

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA)

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:37pm
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: April 5, 2020

General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Years in Cultural Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association, seeks submissions for a unique collection of essays: Years in Cultural Studies.

What forgotten historical moments or contexts shaped the trajectory of cultural studies? How have individual scholars and broader social movements contributed to the cultural studies we know today? The special section ofLateral—“Years in Cultural Studies”—seeks to answer these questions and more through essays that interrogate cultural studies’ diverse, fragmented, and provocative history. Essays in this collection focus on specific years in the history of Cultural Studies.

Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

Queer Genre(s) Panel MSA 2020 Brooklyn

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lauryl Tucker / Sewanee:University of the South
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The recently revved-up interest in genre and forms has given modernist studies some very exciting work over the last decade. Genre study has tilted more towards historical approaches than theoretical ones, focusing less on what genre is than on what it does. This is like the approach to the queer, another concept that sounds classificatory, but is more valuable in its affect, its phenomenology, its off-kilter temporality. In his 2003 essay “The Genre of Postcoloniality” Peter Hitchcock posits that the “generic distinction [of postcoloniality] is to question genre ... as a means to dissolve the very classifications and divisions that have produced it” (NLH 32.2, 327).

Computational Media Stream @ SLSA 2020 Ann Arbor

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Beginning this year, SLSA will be organizing a special stream on research dedicated to the study of computational media. Bringing together different perspectives on the history, epistemology, sociology, and cultures of computing and its defining practices, this stream will host a set of 3-5 curated panels highlighting new and emerging work on computational media in fields including but not limited to: digital studies, new media studies, algorithmic studies, software and hardware studies, critical code studies, media ecology, science and technology studies (STS), gender studies, indigenous studies, infrastructure studies, and media anthropology. 

 

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