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.
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 (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.
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.
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany
Convenors: Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, September 25th - 26th
Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.
Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).
Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)
Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)
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 (email@example.com) and Whitney DeVos (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 16th.
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
Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology Silchar
7-8 December 2020
Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 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:
Humour and Religion in the Early Modern World
Universiteit Utrecht 15-16 January 2021
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.
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?
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).
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.
Medical Humanities--BMJ is seeking content for its affiliated blog on this year’s journal theme: Access. Please see more details here:
We look forward to reading and publishing your work!
Blog Content Editor,Medical Humanities
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, is an MLA Allied Organization, meaning that we organize a guaranteed panel for each MLA conference. For MLA 2021, MELUS invites papers that consider the aesthetic and cultural implications of migrant movement and diasporic historical consciousness, engaging with issues of space, mobility, identity, and resistance in US multi-ethnic literatures. Submit titled proposals (350 words), a brief CV, and AV needs to Stella Setka at email@example.com by Sunday, March 15, 2020.
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BOOK – Call for Chapters - Gender in Action Films
Book title: Gender in Action Films (1980-now)
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
Date of Publication: 2022
Editors: Dr Renee Middlemost (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr Steven Gerrard (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
2022 sees the fortieth anniversary of cinematic action icon, John Rambo. From his first outing as an embittered, lonely, scarred relic of the Vietnam War to his latest gung-ho, all-guns blazing, machete-chopping, dynamiting Trump-value supporting outing, Rambo remains an important part of the action film.
New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.
Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.
This panel pursues MSA's conference theme this year, "Streets," by discussing "Street Smarts."
Modernism has its smart sets, not just Mencken’s but in Stein’s salons and Woolf’s Bloomsbury, and in the serious philosophical engagements (and antipathies) of T.S. Eliot, Dora Marsden, Samuel Beckett, and others. But how do “street-smarts” inform conversations about modernism’s epistemological and intellectual positions? How do the streets, with their marginal figures and spaces, refine critical views of what counts as knowing? How do the streets re-orient epistemology with a phenomenology of everyday things?
Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World (ISSN: 2274-2042) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed open-access journal published bi-annually online by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur). It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, and others.
Angles is currently accepting contributions on any topic associated with the study of the Anglophone world for its upcoming issues.