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SCMS 2019: "Horror and Nostalgia" panel

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:59pm
Adam Ochonicky
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SCMS 2019 – Call for Papers: “Horror and Nostalgia” Panel

 

The twenty-first century has seen a renewed attentiveness to nostalgia within a variety of scholarly contexts and disciplines. Such work has been especially prevalent in the fields of film, television, and media studies. The purpose of this panel is to bring critical engagement with nostalgia into closer contact with horror studies.

 

From Ms. Pac-Man to GLaDOS: Gender and Diversity in Video Games

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seminar at the 2019 NeMLA Convention

Washington, DC, March 21 - 24, 2019

Organizer: Kristopher Poulin-Thibault (University of Toronto)

(Leeds IMC 2019) Materialities of Antipodal Medievalism: displaced materiality and cultural consumption of the northern Middle Ages for the peripheral medievalist.

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:57pm
Roderick McDonald/Australian Early Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

The Australian Early Medieval Association (AEMA) invites paper proposals for a panel at IMC Leeds 2019

Abstract: Antipodes are periphery to the European core, and recent developments in decolonization and the Global Middle Ages have contributed to understanding the inherent nature of a core/periphery dialectic that subsists in medieval studies.

Access for antipodal scholars (however defined) to the materialities (the products, the evidence) of medieval cultures of the northern hemisphere is heavily mediated, through hegemonic and competing mechanisms of scholarship (such as the academy) as well as through non-formal means, including popular and social media.

A New-old Spain: How Franco’s Dictatorship (Re)configured Spain’s Society

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:56pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Francisco Franco’s subsequent dictatorship (1939-1975) were traumatic events that transformed the Spanish nation politically, socially, and economically. Whereas the II Republic sought to build a modern democratic, secular nation, the Falangist regime led to an authoritative, Catholic, ultra-conservative society that shaped, for instance, the education system and gender roles for the decades to come. This panel will accept papers that examine the ways in which Spanish identity was affected by Francoist ideology.

Shepard Stages/Stages of Shepard

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:56pm
University of Louisville Literature and Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Seeking 15-20 minute papers on Sam Shepard’s work, global reputation, and/or career.  The panel will be part of the University of Louisville’s Literature and Culture Conference scheduled in February 2019.  Details are available here. https://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/  Please submit 250-word abstracts to ann.hall@louisville.edu by 1 September 2018.  

CFP: Critical Articles, Creative Works and Reviews

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:55pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Technoculture (https://tcjournal.org) is seeking critical articles, creative works and reviews covering a broad range of books, movies, theater, games and other objects that focus on the use of technology in society for Volume 8 (2018). This call is ongoing and open topic; as a journal, we are interested in a conception of technology and the humanist impulse that pushes beyond contemporary American culture and its fascination with computers; we seek work that deals with any type of technology or technologies in any number of historical periods from any relevant theoretical perspective, such as:

Katherine Mansfield Panel -- Conference on Literature and Culture, Louisville, KY

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:52pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, held in Louisville, KY, USA, has sent out its CFP, which includes the opportunity for panels from author societies. The basic details for the conference are below. The dates are 21-23 February 2019.

I'm planning to chair a panel on Katherine Mansfield, sponsored by the Katherine Mansfield Society.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, I’ll need (a) abstracts and titles for the papers to be presented; (b) the following information for each presenter: name (as it will appear in the program), address, e-mail address, academic affiliation (if applicable). I will want this information by 21 August 2018. I have to submit the full panel by 10 September.

CFP: Multilingual Poetry Today: Sound, Sense and Self in Motion

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:51pm
NeMLA Convention, Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“A nomadic poetics will cross languages,” states Pierre Joris, “not just translate, but write in all or any of them.” His foreshadowing of contemporary trends brings us to consider the stakes of multilingual fluency in works by Anne Tardos, Uljana Wolf, Jérôme Game, and Erin Mouré, among others. If the Modernists commonly tied multilingualism to erudite allusions, what forms do polyglot poets today use to restore cultural specificity? How do multilingual practices reframe figures of the foreign(er) and translatability? What reading communities do such works engender? Can multilingual poetry published in Anglophone countries resist becoming a trope of global culture?

Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:51pm
NeMLA (March 21-24, 2019; Washington D.C.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry

Studies of versification tend to be silent on race, and with some exceptions (such as Anthony Reed’s 2014 Freedom Time), studies of race and poetic form tend to turn away from the mechanics of versification. As Dorothy Wang argues in Thinking its Presence: Race and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (2014), most accounts of poetic form revolve around the technical accomplishments of white poets, while minority figures are seen as more valuable for their poetry’s social or thematic content. What would happen if nonwhite poets were read for their proficiency with poetic forms, and were made the center of conversations about poetic technique? 

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:49pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

LCIR: Narratives of Displacement International Conference: "Navigating Borders: Immigration, Refugeeism and Citizenship"

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:48pm
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Adolescence in Film and Television (April 17-20, 2019; Proposals due October 1, 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:46pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Area Chair, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is October 1, 2018.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels. 

Transnational Exchange and the Early Modern World (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:46pm
Victor Sierra Matute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

How material exchange and mobility affect people and their ideas? How do these subjects and these objects transform the place of destination and its practices, knowledge, texts, and understanding of the world? This panel will address the consequences of the mobility of subjects and the exchange of objects in the early modern world. Early modernity is a time strongly characterized by the increasing crossing of boundaries. In this sense, this panel wants to analyze how material exchange enables different cultures to cross borders and permeate different social spaces, modifying those who import them and those who export them.

Critical Hermeneutics, Metacognition, and Writing

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Call for Papers for NeMLA 2019 

 

Convention Site

Gaylord National Resort Center

Washington, DC

March 21-24, 2019

Convention Theme

Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

 

Session: 17238.

Critical Hermeneutics, Metacognition, and Writing  

(Panel)

Rhetoric & Composition / Cultural Studies and Media Studies

Chair: Maryann DiEdwardo (University of Maryland University College)

 

CfP for Panel on French-Language Theatre at NeMLA (March 2019, Washington, D.C.)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:44pm
Aurelie Chatton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

 

I would like to call to your attention this panel specifically on French-language theatre that will be held at NeMLA's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C. next spring (March 21-24, 2019). The call for papers is copied below. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French through NeMLA's online portal until September 30, 2018.

 

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Anger" by 28 Oct 2018

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:44pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

"If you're not angry, you're not paying attention"—according to an Esquire/NBC News survey from 2016, "[h]alf of all Americans are angrier today than they were a year ago." Statements like this mirror a perceived cultural and societal change that transcends simplistic partisan divides and has been accompanied by political battles and heated discourse. Though there has been an increased focus on anger in American public life following the 2016 election season, the mobilization of anger has a history that reaches back much further than current debates might suggest.

Making History in Our Time: Gender and Contingency in the Professional Work Force (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:42pm
Margie Burns/Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session focuses on gender and contingency in the university work force and in the digital economy. Emphasis is on contingency in relation to women employed as adjuncts or other contingent faculty in universities, such as contract workers in the digital economy. This panel invites papers on approaches to deal with contingency and gender, including formal or structural models, reforms, and collective bargaining. The panel invites papers on efforts including localized or workplace-specific approaches and on related plans.

 

 

Quaring Childhood

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:41pm
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Quaring Childhood

 

south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for “Quaring Childhood,” a special issue guest edited by Katherine Henninger, to be published in Spring 2019. This issue brings several fields that have developed substantially in the past two decades—childhood studies, critical race studies, queer theory, and new southern studies—into dialogue.

 

Representations of Class Intersectionality (ACLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:37pm
ACLA 2019 // March 7th-10th // Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Representations of Class Intersectionality

ACLA 2019 — March 7th - 10th

Georgetown University, Washington DC

The Wakandan Civitas and its Panthering Futurity

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:36pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Black Panther ventures Afrotopic advancement and this panel engages receptions of Black civilization as literary form (i.e. reading film, graphic novel, etc. as text) in order to create dialogue generally about various aspects of African and African diasporic representation. This panel reviews and welcomes both ideal and/or dystopic civilizational interpretives.  Papers should endeavor various facets seen on screen as text and how it reveals connectivity from or to a Black past particularly locating eutopic notions that counter or embellish traditionalized (and/or sexualized, racialized, classized) gazes. We encourage submission that read rendering notions of race, class, gender, intelligence, civilizations, colonialisms, etc.

Political and Aesthetic Entanglements in French Antillean Cultural Expression

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:35pm
Lisa Connell/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Caribbean basin has long been theorized as a crossroads of multiple political, cultural, environmental, and social influences. Within the specific context of the French Antilles, the 1946 act of departmentalization has served to increase the region’s ambiguous political and cultural status. Indeed, many French Caribbean artists, activists, and writers have staged, questioned, and probed the ramifications of these multiple epistemological points of contact.

Aesthetics of Gentrification

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:35pm
SLOW LAB (University of Oregon, College of Design)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement

 

International Conference

University of Oregon in Portland

April 5-6, 2019

 

Organized by the University of Oregon SLOW LAB, this interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art and design fields to explore the aesthetic dimensions of gentrification in the present era of accelerated urbanism.

Music in Literature, NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
Julia Titus, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

A multidisciplinary research focusing on the complex interrelationship of music and literature has expanded rapidly in the recent years. There are numerous examples in European and American literatures, both in poetry and prose, where music plays a vital rolе (Leo Tolstoy, Chekhov, Proust, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, George Eliot, Henry James, and many others), and while there has been many published studies focusing on the formal relationship between the sister arts of music and literature (Steven Paul Scher “Literature and Music,” Werner Woft “The Musicalization of Fiction,” Delia de Souza Correa “George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture”), there has not been much research focused specifically on music or musical performance within the text.

Anxious Masculinity in the American Drama

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

"This game is seven card stud." -- A Streetcar Named Desire.

"I get so lonely….I get the feeling that…I won’t be making a living for you, or a business, a business for the boys." -- Death of a Salesman

Temporality and Transportability in Contemporary Cinema – SCMS 2019 Panel

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:18pm
Ellen Chang / University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Moving images are an evocative site for inquiries into various modes of articulations; however, these inquiries have largely detailed its cinematic borders without further exploration of alternative expressions of the medium. This panel delves into the ephemeral space that emerges in moments where expressions and experiences of cinema make meaning while breaking and shifting boundaries of time, space, sound, and image. It speculates on how contemporary moving images have become portals for moving and fracturing the boundaries of cinematic temporalities. We invite contributions that pay specific attention to works that address:

- Notions of temporality and/or transportability through the lens of spectatorship and/or embodied experience

Moral Grammar in Nietzsche

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:14pm
Anthony Kosar / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In On the Genealogy of Morals Friedrich Nietzsche writes critically of just how bound his own native German was to more widespread religious-moral beliefs, such as those which take a fixed moral subject as the beginning and end of all we can know, thereby leaving out one’s own doing as secondary to who one is. Nietzsche writes: “But there is no ‘being’ behind doing[…] – doing is everything” (GM I, 13) and thus suggests that the underlying grammar of the languages he himself knew well – all of which acknowledge if only implicitly an objective difference between subject and verb, doer and deed – were in fact wrong and had to be thought through from the ground up. One might yet take Nietzsche to task on this provocation.

“Complexities, Appeals, and Paradoxes of Language” International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:12pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Those scholars committed to an inter-disciplinary perspective on human experiences confront centuries-old divisions between and among the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities, competing investigative methods, descriptive foci, and explanatory emphases. Bolstered by specialization, administrative demarcations, professionalization, and expertise, the discontinuities generate trajectories of intellectual enrichment and progress.  On the other hand, have scholars within these intellectual spheres, disciplines, and area studies become passing ships in the night?  What would constitute evidence of this condition, if this is, indeed, the case? Have scholars not been displaced from public discourse and social media?

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