As threat, as abject, as subject, and as a combination of all three, the figure of the migrant and the figure of the refugee loom large in the ethical imagination. The recent surge in desperate efforts of people to leave their homelands for other places, the Syrian refugee crisis, the mass displacement of the Rohingya, the “caravan” of Central American migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border, and of course the surge in anti-immigrant, and anti-migrant discourses all speak to the moral urgency of collective responses to these figures. It is one of the most pressing concerns of our current moment.
UNSW, Sydney Australia, March 15 2019
Convenors Brigitta Olubas and Elizabeth McMahon
Keynote Speaker: Sneja Gunew
* Deadline extended until 30th October *
Papers are invited for a volume on Transnational Romanticism. I have contract with Peter Lang Publishing and I still need a few papers to complete the book. Please send a 400-word abstract by September 30. If accepted the final paper will be due by December 20.
The possible topics include, but are not limited to
- exile and displacement
- literary responses to various historical or cultural moments of transition or crisis
- translation as a movement of texts across cultural and national boundaries
- Goethe’s concept of Weltliteraturand its modern reinterpretations
- Romantic philosophy and nationalism
- Romantic imagination and the modern world
In celebration of the fiftieth birthday of the Stonewall riots, this panel explores the intersections between queerness and horror fiction. Despite the progress made in the past few decades, recent events such as President Trump’s proposed transgender military ban mean that LGBTQ+ rights are anything but a given in the current political climate. This makes the critical study of queerness and its fictional representations more urgent than ever before.
THE 50 YEAR RIPPLE
BLACK STUDIES—SANKOFA PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
The 2019 New York African Studies Association (NYASA)
York College, City University of New York
April 12-13, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline: Friday 21 December 2018
Shakespeare and Tourism
Call FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2018
Editors: Robert Ormsby and Valerie Clayman Pye
The editors of the essay collection, Shakespeare and Tourism, are seeking two further contributions for the volume, which is under contract with Routledge.
CALL FOR PAPERS:24th Annual Dickens Society SymposiumJuly 26-28, 2019Salt Lake City, UT The 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City,Utah, co-sponsored by the Dickens Society and Utah Valley University.Proposals from scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students onany topic related to Dickens¹s life or work are welcome. One-page (250-300word) abstracts for papers deliverable in 20 minutes, plus 150-word bios,may be sent by November 15 2018 to email@example.com. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, nestled in a high-desert valleybetween two mountain ranges, a gateway to some of the most spectaculargeological formations on the planet.
Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)
Location: Cardiff University
Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester
Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students’ works as we receive them.
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Association of Geographers Meeting
Washington, DC, April 3-7, 2019
Session organizers: Brittany Meché and Emma Shaw Crane
The Long Wars: Mapping Liberal Empire through the War on Drugs and the War on Terror
“Ted Kooser: Fifty Years of Poetry that Matters”
Panel: The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture
CFP for a panel I am organizing at the 2019 meeting of NeMLA in Washington, DC (March 21 to 24). To submit a proposal, please go to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html. The panel description is as follows:
Call For Papers – DEADLINE APPROACHING
Abstracts due 9/30/18
Many fine proposals already received, and still seeking a few more for potential inclusion
ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader
The 50th NeMLA Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019 - Washington, DC
Call for Papers–2019 Conference 43rd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationApril 4-6, 2019Orlando, Florida
2019 Keynote Event
April 5, 2019 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Keynote Q&A: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Carlos Reygadas is a twenty-first century Mexican auteur of international acclaim. His opera prima, Japón (2002), was awarded the Caméra d’Or Special Mention at Cannes. After his second and third features were nominated for the Palme d’Or, his fourth feature, Post Tenebras Lux (2012), again nominated for the Palme d’Or, won the award for best director. Reygadas’s poetic and experimental use of images, along with his subversive approach to traditional cinematic representations of Mexican life, has opened up an array of possibilities of interpretation for audiences and critics alike.
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #85
Title: Bad Objects
This call is to solicit chapter proposals for an edited volume of scholarship about Frank Herbert’s Dune saga.
The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor
Political humor has long been implicated in both the juridical settings of government and its policymaking and the everyday lived possibilities constrained by social institutions and expectations. This is perhaps especially true today. In contemporary societies around the world, political humor abounds in a great diversity of media. Politicians and parties use humor to advance their interests and agendas. Individuals and social movements use humor to express their needs and causes.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 22-23, 2019
Abstracts Due: November 20, 2018
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate
Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and
Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).
This special issue of NANO will explore the significance of the recently released third season of the seminal television show, Twin Peaks. Controversial from the outset and divisive to fans and critics alike, the new Twin Peaks (2017) is emerging as perhaps even more radical and important than the original series (1990-1991). The original Twin Peaks is often considered the first cult television show that spawned intensive fan followings in the emergent world of the web, and the immense catalogue of paratexts and influences the series has inspired since has never been fully tabulated. As a central work of American surrealism, a universe of oddities continues to find Twin Peaks’s orbit.
Queer Pop in Post-2000 China
Dr. Sarah Richards
The intersection of childhood with multiple social and political institutions can provide insight into how childhood and children have historically been positioned and how such genealogical positioning continues to inform childhood and the lives of children today. We seek papers that highlight changed and changing ideas about children and childhood not only within formal and informal institutions where childhood is situated such as school and the family, but also in relation to certain themes such as technology, sexuality, migration and war.
Prior to the 20th century and until this moment in history, American women as an ensemble have challenged the political, social, economic, and religious systems that demote humans based on race, gender, ethnicity, sex, religion, class, or even political affiliations. Recently, on January 20, 2018, women assembled and marched for justice, equality, and humanity.In her 2016 book titled Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, Judith Butler suggests,
The aim of the conference is to create a forum for the exchange of experience, to present research findings, and for discussion relating to widely conceived linguistic and cultural issues on local and global levels. Our invitation is especially directed towards modern language specialists, who are particularly concerned with the above-mentioned issues. Due to the wide scope of the conference, we will also be enthusiastically welcoming to our college representatives of other related academic disciplines. Languages of the conference: English, German, French, Polish (possibly others, depending on the organized panel in a given language).
ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: "Subversive Intimacies, Unsettling Encounters"
Organizer: Sarah Kent, Queen's University
June 1-4, 2019: Congress at the University of British Columbia.
Call for Papers
Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 40th Annual Conference
February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality
Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Brandon University is located on Treaty 2 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
DATES: April 11-13, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Kim Anderson (Guelph) and Rob Baldwin (Guelph)
Call for Papers: At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality