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Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

 

May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE: March 22.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)

 

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA 2021 in Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

Conservative Counter-Revolutions

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA -- CLCS Nineteenth Century Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Conservative Counter-Revolutions: Papers on Nineteenth-century conservatism(s) that emerged in reaction to the century's revolutions and reforms, and on the consequent radicalization of conservatism that still informs it today. 300-word abstracts by March 15th to dwhite@emory.edu 

Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Bart Welling, Jacob Goessling, and Jordan B. Kinder / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Submission Deadline April 1, 2020.

Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara

July 10-31, 2020

Is it time to panic yet?

Inventing Time in the Sixteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
MLA 2021 sponsored panel (LLC 16th-Century English Forum)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The LLC 16th-Century English Forum invites submissions for "Inventing Time in the Sixteenth Century" at MLA 2021 in Toronto:

How does sixteenth-century writing challenge current critical approaches to time and/or the future? What unique investigations might it prompt or support? What kinds of time has it invented? Have such temporal experiments and inventions persisted? Send 300-word abstract and two-page CV to J.K. Barret (jkbarret@austin.utexas.edu) no later than March 15, 2020. 

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper13156.html

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images (MLA Convention 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the International Vladimir Nabokov Society welcomes proposals  on the following theme:

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images

 Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality? Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel (ldelage@unistra.fr) and a very short bio by March 24th, 2020.

 

Call for papers: Special Issue of ELN, "Fashion's Borders"

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
Issue of English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This special issue of ELN takes up the complex relationship between clothing and place and seeks to examine the transcultural flow of commodities (specifically clothing and fashionable objects) both within and across national borders. Fashion, we assert, is the cultural medium through which borders shift and move.

The Politics of Escapism

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

The Politics of Escapism

Panel at the 2021 MLA Convention

TOronto, DC, January 7-10, 2021

Co-Organizers:

Greg Sharzer, University of Toronto (gsharzer@gmail.com); Keith O'Regan, York
University (keith.oregan@gmail.com)

Escapism, the desire to abandon a difficult present for an ideal alternative,

« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. L'émigration polonaise au pays de Mistral, de Daudet et de Pagnol

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00am
University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

 

https://www.bu.umk.pl/Archiwum_Emigracji/gazeta/en-index.html

 

« Archives de l'émigration. Études - Esquisses – Documents »

Numéro coordonné par: Magdalena Kowalska

ISSN 2084-3550

ISSN Online 2391-7911

 

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : le 9 avril 2020

Date limite de réception des articles : le 30 juin 2020

 

APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Travels and Travelers of Necessity

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
MLA21 (Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

What is the place of unwilling travel(er)s in travel studies? What are the costs of travel? This roundtable considers travels that are not undertaken strictly by choice. We welcome proposals from any field or period on topics such as: climate-related relocations, internal/political migrants, self-liberation from slavery or captivity, literal/figurative boundaries, eco/animal movements, borderlands/crossings, economic exigencies that require travel, narratives of new beginnings.

Shrewsbury's Darwin

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
Gaynor Llewellyn-Jenkins. University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury 

Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. 

We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?  

Keynote Speakers:  

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations in the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The First Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, April 25 and 26, 2020

 

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities

 

MLA 2021: Harold Pinter and Laughter

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:57am
The International Harold Pinter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The International Harold Pinter Society welcomes papers that explore Harold Pinter and laughter. What is significant about laughter in Pinter's work and how might it concern or complicate the reception of his creative output. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a CV to mjrii@illinois.edu

SAMLA 92: Scandalous Humor/Humorous Scandal

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:55am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.

MLA 2021 Panel: Cultures of Anti-Fascism, Then and Now

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:55am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This panel considers the legacy of anti-fascist culture. How can we articulate a persistent anti-fascism that outlasts the forces of capital and ethno-nationalism in the present?

Send 250-word abstracts to sgotzler@andrew.cmu.edu by March 16.

Visual Depictions of the American West

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tracy Lassiter, University of New Mexico-Gallup
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

The American West has been depicted for decades through comic books and graphic novels, including by many authors living outside the U.S.

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

2020 MMLA Conference “Cultures of Collectivity" (Dickens)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:53am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers for the Dickens Society

at the

2020 MMLA Conference

“Cultures of Collectivity”

Milwaukee, WI

November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

 

ACROSS - A Comprehensive Review of Societal Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:42am
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, The Cross-border Faculty
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

ACROSS is a biannual, peer-reviewed online journal which addresses mainly humanities scholars. Exploring themes of cultural diversity from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies and history, literary studies, media studies, linguistics and critical discourse analysis, the journal welcomes contributions with a potential for enhancing the global, multicultural dialogue in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.

ACROSS promotes research excellence. We are certain that your expertise will help us build a space of imparting knowledge in the field of multiculturalism and multilingualism across the world.

ISSN 2602-1463

Subject areas include but are not limited to:

[EXTENDED] Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
Popular Culture Research Centre, AUT
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Eat/Play/Tweet:

An Interdisciplinary Conference

on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

 

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

7-9 July 2020

 

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Justin Edwards (University of Stirling)

Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

Constantine Verevis (Monash University)

 

Latina/o cultural productions as provocation: breaking rules, making texts.

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
SAMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Latina/o Cultural Productions as Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.

 

The cultural production of US Latina/os, as any other so-called minority discourse, can be analyzed as defiant voices that aim to provoke dialogue with the hegemonic discourse and the mainstream culture. As such, these discourses can be more or less combative in their struggle to break and resist the rules imposed by the status quo.

This panel welcomes submissions in English or Spanish on any aspect of Latina/o cultural products (literature, fashion, film and visual arts, etc.) that aim to contest hegemony, including but not limited to:

Ghost Stories Collection

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:17am
Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Extended Deadline - Ghost Stories Call for Submissions

 

Tell me a story. A simple request made by children across the world every night and one we seek to fulfil even as adults. But… it is the stories that excite, that make our hearts beat faster, and the hairs on our necks stand on end that bewitch us most. It is these stories we want to hear. Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland) are now accepting submissions for a short story collection, Spectral Visions: Ghost Stories. Due to the fantastic response, we've extended the deadline in hopes of a bumper collection or even a separate poetry collection.

Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia

anita.turlington@ung.edu

 

 

Alienation and De-alienation in the Composition Classroom (CEA at MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:15pm
Andrew Beutel/College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This panel, sponsored by the College English Association, explores how the concept of alienation can be applied to a field in which it has not received very much attention: composition pedagogy. Generally meaning an undesirable separation between self and world (i.e., other human beings, nature, and social roles, norms, and institutions), alienation has been analyzed in various contexts by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, and critical theorists. While it came to be viewed as problematic and outmoded with the rise of postmodernism, the concept is far from obsolete today. On the contrary, alienation remains both a widely experienced psychosocial issue and a vital theoretical and diagnostic tool.

Interdisciplinary Victorians (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:14pm
Scott C. Thompson and Renata Kobetts Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Our panel invites papers that consider the relationship among disciplines in the Victorian period. What can we learn about our present from the intertwined Victorian modes of knowledge production and distribution?

CV and 300 word abstract to Scott C. Thompson (scottcthompson19@gmail.com) and Renata Kobetts Miller (remiller@ccny.cuny.edu). Deadline: March 7, 2020.

The Pre-Raphaelites in Art and Literature: Reception and Celebrity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:16pm
William Morris Society and Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Proposed joint session of the William Morris Society with the Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers (SHARP):

 

How did the Pre-Raphaelites become well-known to their contemporaries and later readers? What role did publishers play in their reception? And what was the impact of the rise of a professional class of journalists and reviewers on their reputation? 

William Morris and His Circle: Biography, Archives, Artifacts

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Modern Language Association Convention
Toronto, January 7-10, 2021
Call for Papers: Guaranteed sessionWe seek proposals on new approaches to the lives of Morris and his associates, including his Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, socialist, and familial circles. Papers on twentieth-century and contemporary responses to Morris's legacy as broadly conceived are also welcome.Please send a one-page abstract to florence-boos@uiowa.edu by March 18, 2020

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