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[SCMS 2019] Up to and Including Its Limits: Rethinking Experimental Cinema(s)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:27pm
Swagato Chakravorty / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

This panel invites new positions from which to conceptualize postwar moving-image art, extending into the contemporary moment. Anglo-American and European scholarship on moving-image art through the 1960s and 70s has largely privileged formalist thinking. There is, as Jonathan Walley has written, a “general agreement…that avant-garde filmmakers of this period followed the trend within modernist art toward medium-specific purification: the reduction of the art object to the essential physical or material components of its medium.”[1] In recent years, however, we have witnessed a number of crucial revisionist interventions.

Shifting the Absent Present: Pedagogical Approaches for More Inclusive Spaces

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session seeks to use the concept of the absent present (that which is embodied by students but unacknowledged) within the classroom as a method of disclosure. Such a method is dedicated to both the literal and figurative spaces that foster agency for students and instructors as they embody and articulate multiple critical identities. Particular focus will be placed on the ways student backgrounds and identities are erased or ignored through various means including syllabi, modeled language, instructor feedback, and assignment and assessment structures. Attention to that which is present within our students but goes unacknowledged or undervalued allows for the exploration of ways to better foster more inclusive spaces.

Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century (A Critical Anthology)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:25pm
Yasmin Y. DeGout, Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century

(A Critical Anthology)

“Perhaps I did not succumb to ideology . . . because I have never seen myself as a spokesman. I am a witness. In the church in which I was raised you were supposed to bear witness to the truth. Now, later on, you wonder what in the world the truth is, but you do know what a lie is.”—James Baldwin, Interview by Julius Lester

 

Celebrating WPA, 1979–2019: Forty Years of Research, Collaboration, and Community

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:24pm
WPA: Writing Program Administration (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Celebrating WPA, 19792019: Forty Years of Research, Collaboration, and Community

The editors of WPA: Writing Program Administration seek proposals for a variety of historical works to be included in a special issue of the journal to appear in summer 2019. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of WPA as a peer-reviewed publication and celebrate this journal’s evolutionary and revolutionary contributions to the field of writing program administration, we encourage proposals for the following:

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Jadavpur University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

International Conference and Workshop on Science Fiction

Organized by the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University,
and Kalpabishwa Webzine

 

22-24 November 2018

 

This year marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of English, Jadavpur University and the Kalpabishwa Webzine collective are co-hosting an international conference and workshop on SF. The conference will feature:

  • academic papers

CFP - Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:06pm
Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Presentations:

 

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

 

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Conference Dates: May 9 – 12, 2019

Conference Hotel: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:42pm
Popular Culture and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers
Rap and Hip Hop Culture
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

“Contemporary Humanities”

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:11pm
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

“Contemporary Humanities”

 

Self-Translating as Creative Act

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:05pm
Mona Eikel-Pohen, Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Self-Translations are No Translations at All” was the title of a roundtable discussion at the 2018 NEMLA in Pittsburgh, where participants discussed both their own self-translations and those by renown self-translating authors such as Nabokov and Miłes and also spatial metaphors occurring in theories of self-translation.

This creative session would build upon that discussion and in this specific format allow participants to focus on presenting their own experiences with self-translation and expound phenomena and examples of their own writings and translations to be shared with other creative writers and/or (future) self-translators. Topics to be discussed could include:

American Postmemory: Slavery in Black and White

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Recognizing that the New World economy was historically based on the system of slavery and that the United States came into being as a slave-holding nation, we experience the lasting effects of slavery in all facets of contemporary US society and culture. This panel seeks papers analyzing contemporary representations of slave history from the black and white perspectives. While we are very familiar with African American representations of slavery in a number of cultural media, this panel is particularly interested in how contemporary representations of slavery created by people of European descent differ from those of African Americans. How is slavery remembered differently in black and white?

Complications of Eating: Investigating (In)digestion in Literature and Film

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:03pm
Niki Kiviat
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

As recent literary and cultural critics have shown, food, and its presence in literature and film, is not solely linked to corporeal survival. The relationship between food and the body is also one of chemical and physical processes, and of tolerance and rejection (both individual and societal). Food—eating, preparation, choice—therefore also embodies social and cultural nuances and, in their evolution, processes of change. What is more, in the acts of consumption and digestion, food can re-emerge in various, and often socially taboo, ways and, in so doing, highlight sociocultural boundaries and normativities. In other words, food not only reflects on individual biological needs, but it also exposes larger social ontologies.

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:01pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

2019 Popular Culture Association (PCA) & American Culture Association (ACA) Joint National Conference

April 17-20, 2019  

Washington Marriott Wardman Park                                                                   

MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Call for Papers

NeMLA 2019 panel: The Use of Audacity and Candor in Women's Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Audacity” is having a moment in the women’s movement. Festivals, conferences and training sessions have used the term as shorthand for women speaking their truth and owning the power to direct the outcomes of their lives. (The Audacious Women Festival in Scotland and the Audacious Women’s Network in South Africa are two examples.)

Yet audacity is not new. Throughout history, outspoken women writers of fiction, poetry, and plays have positioned themselves in the vanguard of audacity, defying public censure and personal isolation to write candidly about their world. Transgression is a disruptor of patriarchal norms. Candor is transformational when it is deployed to pose questions, shatter stereotypes, and incite change.

NEMLA 2019: Decolonial Approaches to Literature, Film and Visual Arts

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:39pm
Badreddine Ben Othman and Danielle Schwartz (Binghamton University SUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

According to Walter Mignolo (2013, 2007), the triumphal narrative of modernity is inseparable from coloniality, or the logic of domination, exploitation, and oppression. While modernity builds itself on a triumphal narrative of civilization, progress, and development, modernity hides its darker side, “coloniality.” “Modernity/coloniality” shows that while modernity materializes in the rhetoric of salvation, modernity, capitalism, and coloniality are inseparable aspects yoked to authority and the control of economy. The first conceptualizations of modernity/coloniality/decoloniality, launched by Quijano (2007), focus on economic-political dimensions and the question of knowledge and racism.

Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.

 

NEMLA 2019 Panel: The Animal-Human Divide in Victorian Fiction

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:36pm
Shun Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The quest for science and progress at the expense of ethical concerns of (animal) pain is laid bare in Chapter XIV, “Doctor Moreau Explains,” of H. G. Wells’s science fiction The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896). In this chapter, Edward Prendick, protagonist and narrator, discovers that the creatures he has previously encountered on the deserted island are not “animalized victims . . . animal-men," but what Moreau refers to as “humanized animals—triumphs of vivisection” instead. At this juncture, Prendick hears from Moreau “‘[his] colourless delight of . . . intellectual desires,’” which has led the doctor to experiment on different animals to gauge their malleability and submission to human will.

SAMLA 90 Poster Session: A Visual Representation of Scholarly Work

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:34pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

SAMLA 90 Poster Session: A Visual Representation of Scholarly Work

November 2, 2016, 8:00–9:00 pm

Westin Peachtree Plaza

Call for Proposals

 

For its Poster Session, SAMLA welcomes proposals for visual representations of scholarly work. The Poster Session, which features both traditional posters and new media projects, allows presenters the chance to share their research with attendees through graphic design and multimodal composition. We particularly encourage presentations that focus on the special topic of this year’s conference, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.”

Moving through Memory and Space

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:31pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks to explore representations of transnational space and transcultural memory in literature of French expression. Whether through exile, immigration, travel, migritudeerrance, or the meanderings of the flâneur/flâneuse, francophones have traversed a wide global terrain. Just as authors integrate place into their creations, they in turn leave their stamp on the memories and associations that accrue to any geographical location. Cultural production then reflects and inflects shifting identitarian configurations.

Call for chapters: Rhetorics of veg(etari)anism

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Cristina Hanganu-Bresch, University of the Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Greetings! I am soliciting chapters for an anthology to be published with an academic press and which will cover a wide range of rhetorical perspectives on veganism as identity, practice, ideology, and discursive ecology. Broad topic areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Veg(etari)an techne: crafting veg(etari)an arguments about ethics, health, the environment;

  • Rhetorics of anti-veg(etari)an discourses: points of view from science, medicine, nutrition; popular culture – including social media, TV)

  • Representations of veg(etari)ans and veg(etari)anism in the media

Nemla 2019 Seminar "Queer Women: Reading and Writing in 19th & 20th Peninsular Spanish Literature"

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:28pm
Ana Isabel Simón-Alegre / Adelphi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The topic of this seminar is the presence of the “chicas raras” in Modern Spanish literature, also known as “queer women” in English. Queer is the perfect conceptual framework to think about how Spanish authors explore feminist themes, such as discrimination or inequality using their narratives as a tool to examine tensions in female subjectivity. The concept queer includes the idea of gender dissidence that encompasses how female intellectuals experience sex, sexuality and, gender. Even if oftentimes these writers have difficulties conceptualizing these notions, they are perceptible in women narratives, especially through specific genres: autobiography, memoir, romance fiction and letters.

Call for Abstracts for NEMLA Roundtable: Gothic Television

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

2019 Convention: March 21-24, Washington DC

Roundtable: GOTHIC TELEVISION (Session 17503, Aoise Stratford, Cornell University)

 

New Representations of Motherhood in the Literature of the New Millennium

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm
Laura Lazzari, Catholic University of America - NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Please consider submitting an abstract for the roundtable on New Representations of Motherhood in the Literature of the New MillenniumNeMLA Convention, Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019.

 

Compared to a few decades ago, the birth rate in many Western countries has dramatically decreased and the roles and representations of maternal figures have changed significantly. Through IVF, gamete donation and surrogacy, motherhood is no longer defined univocally, and family structures have evolved accordingly. This panel seeks at investigating how biotechnology, social and family changes, law, and religion inform the representations of motherhood in the literature of the new millennium from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

Post-45 vs. The World: Global Perspectives on the Contemporary (NeMLA 2019)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Much of the work done on the post-45 literary field carries an implicitly Americanist perspective. Even the name of the field suggests a certain literary history, with certain assumptions and blind spots about national spaces, identities, and histories. But what would post-45 look like when considered from outside of the United States? How do the current contours of the field exclude certain voices, either in the United States or elsewhere in the world? And, how would such new perspectives shift the beginning and possible endpoint of that literary period? What new narratives of the contemporary emerge if we begin telling the story in a different year or from a different national or global perspective?

Teaching 20th Century American Science Fiction Writers Including Harlan Ellison, Phillip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov in the 21st Century

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:25pm
Annette M. Magid/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Science Fiction has always functioned as a literary multi-purpose vehicle in which writers are able to explore potentialities of the human condition. Even though sci-fi has been maligned by many as a poorly constructed near-juvenile literary form, scholars have discovered that sci-fi also provides a path from which one can bear witness into past practices and analyze the possibilities for the future.  The focus of this roundtable is to assess the influence of American science fiction writers to discuss the topics and techniques Harlan Ellison, Phillip K.

NeMLA Panel on James Baldwin's Global Legacy

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA; Washington DC; March 21-24, 2019

 

Disillusioned by the racial issues in America, James Baldwin moved to France in 1948. Nine years later, however, he was drawn back after seeing a photograph of Dorothy Counts, a young black girl in Charlotte, North Carolina being harassed by a white mob as she entered an all-white high school. They threw rocks, spat on her, and told her to go back to where she came from. The image and situation were significant for Baldwin for various reasons. First, despite his attempts to avoid American racism, it had found him in Paris. Second, it was as if the taunts of "go back to where you came from" to Dorothy Counts drew Baldwin back "home" to document and confront American racism head on.

Memory Machines and State Work

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.  

Chair: Nathan Douglas / Indiana University, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

Poetry, Pedagogy, and Public Engagement (NeMLA 2019 Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:22pm
Nate Mickelson
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Public humanities scholar Doris Sommer argues that “learning to think like an artist and an interpreter is basic training for our volatile times.” She encourages teachers to involve students and community members in artistic practices—writing poems, performing skits, sharing music—in order to build critical literacy skills. Like many poets, poet-critics, and poet-teachers, Sommer describes aesthetic engagement as a way to produce critical insights and cultivate political community. According to this view, poetry invites or occasions experiences that alter readers’ perspectives. What we experience as we interpret a poem changes the way we interpret elements of everyday life. And these altered or enhanced perspectives open up new political possibilities.

CFP-Digital Humanities in Foreign Languages & Literatures Courses (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:16pm
NeMLA, Washington DC. March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The objective of this roundtable is to discuss best practices to include, organize, and create digital initiatives (ranging from small assignments to large collaborative projects) in the context of foreign languages and literatures courses across the curriculum. What happens when we bring digital initiatives like wikis, blogs, video and image tagging, social networking, mapping, or annotating texts in foreign languages and literatures courses? What happens when we intersect the principles and methods of Digital Humanities with the teaching of foreign languages and literatures?

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