Critical scholarship of comics, cartoons, and graphic narratives has been a burgeoning field in research and debate for at least the last twenty-five years. Amid such scholarly richness, LGBTQ comics criticism and scholarly attention to LGBTQ comics and cartoons is at least keeping pace with a field within which it is still negotiating its position.
Call for Papers for ELN Issue:
Indigenous Narratives of Creation and Origin: American Hemisphere Perspectives
Penelope Kelsey and Leila Gomez, co-editors
University of Colorado, Boulder
For this ASLE 2019 panel, we invite papers that explore the intersections of environmental thinking and experimentation. From Thomas Moore’s "Utopia" (1516) to Charles Darwin’s studies on the Galápagos in the nineteenth century, places such as islands, as well as human and nonhuman bodies, have been figured as sites of aesthetic, political, and scientific experimentation.
The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH): Investigating the Future Territories: Utopia, Dystopia, and Others (REVISED, not for the international conference)
Deadline for submissions:
November 15, 2018
Full name / Name of organization:
The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH)
The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
The Institute of the Future Humanities: www.ifh.or.kr
MELUS 2019 Call for Papers
Join us for the 33rd Annual MELUS Conference in Cincinnati, OH
Conference Theme: “Underground Histories”
Dates: March 21-24, 2019
Keynote Speakers: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Saidiya Hartman
Conference website: https://melus2019.com/
Hosted by the University of Cincinnati
Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 W 5th St., Cincinnati, OH
Deadline for Abstracts: October 15, 2018
Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: Recovery and Reception
33rd Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) Conference: "Underground Histories"
The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce their bi-annual conference on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Heather Love (Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania) and Bernie Rhie (Associate Professor of English, Williams College).
Form and Reform
Cornell Medieval Studies Student Conference 2019
The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its twenty-ninth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 16th of February 2019 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.
Please consider submitting an abstract to the panel described below for the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, to be held June 26-30, 2019, at the University of California, Davis. Representing Empire in British Modernism—A Crisis of Environmental Aesthetics
Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance
Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019
The picture as a representation constitutes the medium/message to communicate/ establish the truth. As a fragment of memory and testimony that the Arts convey from painting to sculpture, the portrait is associated with the concepts of similarity, materiality, and presence configuring, as well, an order. From the rescue of oblivion and death to the legitimation of power, the portrait guarantees the perpetuity of the moment with its solemnity.
Good morning, I have received six requests now for a deadline extension for my proposed edited collection, Representing Abortion, so I decided to extend the deadline. Please see below for the CFP, and get in touch if you have any questions. Rachel
Call for papers: Representing Abortion
Edited by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst
EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: October 15, 2018
Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors
July 3-5, 2019
School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon
Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.
This proposed international seminar aims to respond to the current state of world affairs: notably, the inherent ontological vulnerability of life and the economic, socially-conditioned precariousness of individuals, societies and populations, which have been heightened since the 2008 financial crisis. Caused by an economic shift in the labour market and global neoliberal capitalism, precarity has been increasing due to world-wide inequality as “more extensive and less visible patterns of global dispossession” and “relatively unstable and dispersed conditions of deprivation and insecurity” gain ground (During 2015).
This study day aims to bring researchers together to debate the postmodern and postcolonial intersections in literary and cultural studies. Grounded in contemporary postmodern and postcolonial thematic and aesthetic concerns, the study day will attempt to explore the confluences of the two theoretical trends, the discursive spaces offered by the first to the second. In this regard, relations between the East and the West and how such relations are presented and re-represented in multifarious ways in the writing and re-writing of literary and cultural texts are investigated.
It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.
Call for Papers: Modernist Art Writing / Writing Modernist Art
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Nottingham, 24-25 June 2019
Keynote speakers: Susan Harrow (University of Bristol) and Sarah Hayden (Southampton University)
Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond
deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018
name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
contact email: Maurine Ogbaa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade
Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga
March 28 - 30, 2019
University of Houston
In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that
Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the CR on American literary naturalism in a global context. As Christopher Hill has argued in “The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” the history of nineteenth-century naturalist fiction points to disorderly patterns of circulation that suggest “multiple, overlapping histories, together forming a heterogeneous history on the scale of the planet.” Using the concept of “travel” as his point of reference, Hill sees naturalism as a paradigm for thinking about transnational literary, cultural, and economic transformations.
Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 12. We are an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye towards impactful perspectives in the digital age, as well as deconstructing what it means to live in our current political climate. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and reviews that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and global networks of power and influence are examining what it means to be American.
Thirteenth Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia
10th & 11th April, 2019
Lahore University of Management Sciences
The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication. Submissions requirements can be on any area related to language, literature, and philology from any time period and discipline. In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018. Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association. Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018
Book Title: From Boom Boom to Malcolm: Representations of Black Male Students in American Popular Culture
Edited by Heather Moore Roberson, Ph.D. (Allegheny College) & Kevin W. Joseph, Ph.D. (The University of Kansas)
Under Contract with Information Age Publishing Inc.
FOOT 2019: Equity & Diversity in Performance
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals Due: Saturday, October 13th, 2018
DEADLINE EXTENDED: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019
The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts:
Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing
Please circulate widely.
In addition to conveying controversial ideas, books themselves have both committed and inspired mad, bad, and dangerous behaviour. The production and consumption of printed matter can be subversive, destructive, or downright criminal. Studying books as material objects reveals controversies that are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the subject matter between their covers.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 31stJanuary, 2019
Eds: Dr Alexia L. Bowler and Dr Adele Jones (Swansea University)
As the only female director to win the Palme d’Or, and the second to be nominated for an Academy Award(both for The Piano) which is celebrating its 25thanniversary, Jane Campion is a figure who garners both critical and popular acclaim, as well as industry-wide respect.
Seeking two additional papers for a two panel series at ANZSANA 2019 (Austin, Texas, February 6-8) relating the history and culture of Australia and New Zealand to settler colonialism as a transnational phenomenon. We are particularly interested in papers that:
• Engage in comparative work that relates the history and culture of Australia and/or New Zealand to that of the US
• Consider how Australia as a case study has shaped contemporary transnational understandings of settler colonialism as a structure of power.
• Consider the relationship between critiques of settler colonialism and critiques of the patriarchy, especially vis-a-vis contemporary Indigenous feminist approaches.
Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World
Winter Park, Florida
April 4-7, 2019
Teaching the History of the Bookwill assemble essays by scholars and teachers from across all fields of literary and language study, exploring theories, practices, and problems in teaching about and with the history of the book. Essays in the volume will provide historical context, theoretical frames, and practical insights for effectively teaching the history of the book, as a subject in its own right and as a component or method in courses on other subjects in the field of literature and language, both within and beyond the Anglophone world.