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REMINDER l ACLA March 2020: Oil & Water

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:51pm
​Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Oil is everywhere, and that fact about the material world is generating more and more interest in a range of fields.

"How many more?"//Schizophrenia & Capitalism Part II//Literary & Political Responses to|from 1970

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association/ Michael Antonucci
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NEW DEADLINE.

Our Round Table at the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston assembles elements of these literary dialogues and brings them into conversation with cultural conversations that emerged as a new decade began a half-century ago, in 1970.

Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:47pm
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2020 issue.

UPDATED Call for Papers: Journal Articles

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:45pm
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues.

ACLA 2020: Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
Melanie Jones / UCLA (ACLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

UPDATE: Work on international and/or non-English authors especially welcome!!

With Health Humanities programs on the rise and medical memoirs flooding our bookshelves, it is easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have frequently squared off against doctors for the right to diagnostic prominence, particularly in capturing the "essence" of disease and the dis-eased body/mind. Their motivations, meanwhile, have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:34pm
University of Texas San Antonio Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Graduate Student Symposium ft. keynote by Ariana Brown

February 22, 2020

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

“Enslaved Black folk couldn’t lift shackled feet,

so instead they shuffled

& invented the cumbia—

& you can’t tell me there aren’t many ways to survive,

to remember the dead,

to make a freedom where there isn’t one.”

Excerpt from Ariana Brown, “Cumbia,” published in the Acentos Review, 2019

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:13pm
San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

     

Dr. Michiko Uryu    San Jose State University

Dr. Chunhui Peng       San Jose State University

 

ACLA 2020 Seminar: Geopolitical Narrative and the Genre Turn

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
Elijah Guerra and Cynthia Snider (U of Missouri--Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The genre turn in global literature has inspired scholarship exploring the relationship between generic form and contemporary themes. In addition to Caren Irr’s Toward the Geopolitical Novel (2014), which investigates the newly emerging genre of the international political novel, and Theodore Martin’s Contemporary Drift (2017), a comprehensive analysis of contemporary genre fiction and filmwe have also seen scholarship tracking specific genre forms: Contemporary Literature’s 2006 special issue, Immigrant Fictions; Jeremy Rosen’s 2018 article “Literary Fictions and the Genres of Genre Fiction” in Post45; and Sheri-Marie Harrison’s 2019 series Global Horror in Post45, to name a few.

Ongoing book series on Remakes, Reboots, and Adaptations

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and “re-imaginings” (television series like Hawaii 5-0 or Battlestar Galactica, video games like Tomb Raider, or films like Ghostbusters) but also transmedia adaptations (comic book series becoming television becoming video games, board games and Hallowe’en costumes, a la The Walking Dead), works based in nostalgic callback (Ready Player One, Wreck-it Ralph), fan-written versions of media (Fifty Shades of Grey is fan fiction of Twilight) and genre-bending remixes (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

Transformation

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

TRANSFORMATION

26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Aristotle à rebours, Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:08pm
Joseph Romano / Italian and Italianists at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Aristotle à rebours:

Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond

Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10


 

Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.

Identity in Cultural Diversity

updated: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:55am
Mohamed Benzidan/Hassan II University of Casablanca
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

                                                                                   

 

      

Identity in Cultural Diversity

International Conference

21 – 22 April 2020

Call for Papers

 

Poetry and Identity: Shaping and Sharing the Trauma of Displacement (NeMLA 2020 - Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 5:13pm
Lucie HOUDU (for a 2020 NeMLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will broach the topic of shaping a poetic identity through the prism of a traumatic experience of displacement. How does the poet present a disturbing personal history on the page? Coming from one place and being forcibly moved to another also involves confronting a different language and culture: how is such an occurrence translated to the page? Is poetry a space where cultures and languages clash with one another, or does the expression effect a reconciliation? How does this potential blend of languages and cultural references (including code-switching and code-mixing) inscribe a troubled identity, trying to reconstitute oneself via a poetic text?

POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:52am
Lone Star College University Park English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park 

Event Date & Location: October 11, 2019, Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Deadline for Submissions: Updated to September 30, 2019

Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park

Organization Website: http://www.lonestar.edu/popup.htm

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu

The Conference:

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces: An International Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH

International Conference on

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces

21-22 June 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Robert Phillipson

Professor Emeritus

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Alastair Pennycook

Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

 

Plenary Speakers:

Beyond Borders, Walls, and Binaries: Creating Inclusive Classroom Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature's Emerging Scholars Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Panel Proposal for the SSSL Biennial Conference in Fayatteville, AR (February 20-23, 2020)

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s Emerging Scholars Organization

Chair: Elizabeth Gardner, Louisiana State University 

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
Purdue University Literature, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.

Style: Beyond Form

updated: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:43pm
ACLA 2020 Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

This seminar invites papers on stylistic production in any medium and genre, in any period or place.

Movements: Body, Space, Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:57pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars

Department of English, Jadavpur University

7th and 8th November, 2019

     

                                                                                                                  Keynote Speakers:

                                                                                        P. Sainath. Founder/Editor of People's Archive of Rural India

                                                                                             Uma Chakravarti. Feminist Historian and Filmmaker
                                   

NeMLA 2020 CFP: Creating Humanity through Prison Education Programs

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:55pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Colleges and universities have witnessed great shifts in student populations over the last few decades, including new populations of veteran  and adult students. Now, as the traditional aged student continues to decline in numbers, one additional population of potential students appears to continue to grow: prison inmate students. College prison programs include both credit programs and enrichment programs. Through programs such as Shakespeare Behind Bars, the recidivism rates have declined as the men and women in these programs discover empathy, a love of language, and the value of community. This panel will explore college prison programs.

Simon Armitage: Probation Officer to Poet Laureate

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:14pm
Université de Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Simon Armitage: Probation Officer to Poet Laureate

International conference at the Université de Lille, France. 12 – 13 March 2020.

 

With a reading by Simon Armitage

Keynote speaker: Terry Gifford

 

 

Organisation Committee: Claire Hélie (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Samuel Trainor (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Marc Porée (Professor, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris), Carole Birkan Berz (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3), Juliette Utard (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne, Paris 4), David Creuze (PhD student, Lille)

The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:15pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo 2020
     

Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games?

Medieval Futures

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:08am
36th Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Deadline Extended for Submission!

The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives.  Paper proposals might consider, for example:

  • Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;

  • The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);

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