This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?
The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity
University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 31, 2020
“Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language . . .” – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain
In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).
This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to email@example.com.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: CfP: Haunted Landscapes of German Eastern Europe (University of Edinburgh: August 12-14th, 2020)
2020 Joint International Conference
The 2020 International Conference of the Pan-Korea English Teachers’ Association (PKETA), the New Korean Association of English Language and Literature (NKAELL), and the Korean Association of Language Sciences (KALS) will be held at Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. This year’s conference theme is “Nurturing English Education through Three Branches: Linguistics, Literature, Education” and we are planning to organize an informative conference with presentations on various topics. We accept presentations broadly related to the theme of the conference and expect your contribution to the conference.
Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism to be hosted by Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from October 22-24. The conference theme this year is "Romantic Confluences."
While we encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, some possible approaches include the following:
Geography and Spatiality
Travel and River Studies
VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions
Reno, NV October 15-17, 2020
The Victorian Era was one of transitions. Victorian Britain transitioned from a rural to urban society. It transitioned from an emergent empire to the dominant imperial power. It transitioned from a walking, water, wind, and animal-based transportation system to a steam-powered transportation system. It transitioned from a regional to national and then imperial culture.
Hawthorne and the EcoGothic
The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Toronto on January 7-10, 2021. The editors of Gothic Nature observe that the Gothic now serves as a primary means to articulate the horrors of climate change and our current environmental crisis. EcoGothic, however, has been a fundamental component of American literature since William Bradford recoiled from the continent’s “hideous & desolate wilderness.” A recent spate of articles not only acknowledges this strange continuity but has begun to situate Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the tradition’s key figures. This panel invites papers that further investigate Hawthorne’s entanglement with the ecoGothic.
Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.
Date of Conference: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manu Karuka
Location: Binghamton, New York
How can we make doctoral candidacy/comprehensive/qualifying exams kinder for students? SoTL-based papers on doctoral exam processes that are compassionate, innovative, learner-centred, non-traditional, and aligned with learning outcomes. 250-word abstract, short bio.
The term “addiction” was not widely established in the 19th century. Even today, although amply attested in medical and legal dictionaries, it is not unambiguous: the label “addict” is highly stigmatizing, while “addiction” to yoga or organic sourdough is a status marker. Nineteenth-century writers nonetheless depicted recognizable states of dependency and loss of autonomy, which 21st-century readers find unmistakably familiar.
Editor: Dr. Chad Whittle, Georgia College
Purpose of book: This edited collection of research will examine how journalists are using podcasting to produce news content. Podcasts continue to grow in usage and are becoming a part of media consumers daily routine to stay updated on the latest headlines and analysis of the top stories of the day. The editor is seeking contributions from scholars and those within the industry on the following topics:
*The use of daily news podcasts to deliver the top headlines and stories of the day
*Long form investigative journalism podcasts
*Sports journalism podcasts
*Politically based news podcasts
THE 1ST UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTEGRADUATE CONFERENCE: SPEAKING TO POWER: FEMINIST THEORIES AND PRAXES
Conference Date: April 24-25, 2020
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 7th, 2020
Notice of Acceptance: March 16th, 2020
In the age of post-liberalism, some of the inevitable consequences of what the geographer Neil Smith has called ‘uneven development’ are the various identity politics emerging out of the discontent of the ethnic and linguistically marginalized communities and the even more threatening waves of ‘religious resurgence’ and ‘religious fundamentalisms’ that desecrates the basic bonds of human life and its survival. However, what has stood resilient in the face of decades of abrasive change has been the rich heritage of a pluralist and harmonious existence that has fostered its unique variety of cosmopolitanism in multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-faith societies.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Female Detective on TV
MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture invites academic authors with expertise in television studies and other related disciplines to contribute to our upcoming special issue on female detectives on TV.
The World Literature area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.
This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.
Call For Papers
“Patriotism and Protest”
New England American Studies Association Annual Conference
June 6, 2020
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre
La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine
Journées d’études organisées par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Study days organized by Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
3 et 4 décembre 2020 – December 3-4, 2020
Orateur invite – keynote speaker:
Call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection
Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams
Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Theory
Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 1
MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10
Digital tools have indisputably made many tasks in the linguistic study of literature much easier and faster than used to be. But the turn to digital methods has brought more than ease and efficiency; it has forever changed the field. What are the ways in which digital tools have shaped the linguistic study of literature? And what are the ways literary studies has itself inspired innovation, methods, and the development of new digital tools?
Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Practice
Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 2
MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10
Digital tools have become increasingly more important in the linguistic study of literature; for instance, they allow us to streamline much of our work. In what ways have digital methods made your work easier or more efficient? Do some tools lend themselves better to particular problems? What best practices have scholars found as they manage programs and data?
MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”
Guaranteed Session Sponsored by the MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum
January 7-10, 2021
Panel Chair: Brigitte Fielder
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2020
The conference will bring together scholars and intellectuals from the African diaspora, and/or those engaged in African diaspora research and engagement. It will offer perspectives on old and new diaspora from various theoretical, conceptual and disciplinary perspectives. The aim is to generate new knowledge that can inform not only scholarship but also work in the policy/government, civil society and business spheres.
The conference is calibrated as an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary congregation. Multiple viewpoints from which old and new diaspora can be explained and comprehended will be presented.
"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed
This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:
Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.
Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).
Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2020.
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?