November 15–17, 2019 | Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, Georgia
UPDATED and EXPANDED CFP - Veterans Studies is a growing field of research that addresses the significant impact of military personnel transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This session invites papers that explore any aspect of military service in literature, including those that reflect the conference theme of “Send in the Clowns” or humor. Outside the trauma of military existence is the rich sense of community that exists in the humorous aspects of providing service to one’s country. These stories and experiences have provided mass media laughs in periodicals like Reader’s Digest and in television shows like Gomer Pyle and Mash. No tragedy is complete without inferences of comedy.
10-12 November, 2019
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
Interactive Narratives – the Future of Storytelling and Immersion in mixed reality mediums and performing arts. This conference aims to investigate whether XR/extended reality (VR/AR/MR) works will acquire a status comparable to film, performing arts and video games in the near future. On this basis, they are looking forward to papers that address narrative experiences enabled by XR and especially VR technologies. In addition, they want to challenge established storytelling strategies and instead more thoroughly analyse ways of creating engaging experiences.
Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “The Nineteenth-Century Gothic” at the Victorians Institute Conference in Charleston, SC, October 31-November 2, 2019.
The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, theoretical approaches, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of nineteenth-century ghost stories or Gothic topics. Papers related to the Gothic in the conference’s thematic territories of Charleston, Britain, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean are especially welcome. Please email your CVs and 250-300-word abstracts to Indu Ohri at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 28, 2019.
“Here ‘Comes the Colored Hour’: Envisioning Counter-Futures and Diasporic Visions in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond"
CLA 80 | Theme: Afrofuturism and Diasporic Visions
April 1-4, 2020 at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, TN
International Conference on Shakespeare
2-3 October 2019
Department of English
East Delta University
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” - Measure for Measure
NEMLA, Boston MA, March 5-8, 2020
Panel, American Literacy Narratives
Panel chair, Dr. Filiz Turhan, Suffolk Community College
Although much has changed in the academy in recent decades, many struggles related to gender and the “traditional notions” of the roles women fulfill and the roles men fulfill in the academy have remained strikingly rigid, to the detriment of individuals as well as to the collective institution. Women still bear a service burden disproportionate to that of their male colleagues. Women in the academy still struggle with childbearing and child rearing choices that men in the academy do not face in the same way. Women still face sexism and sexual harassment that their male counterparts escape. For women of color, the burdens are magnified.
This roundtable explores the collapsing of the separate media concepts of film and television as "TV" becomes more filmic than film, more cinematic than movies themselves. We are witnessing the confluence of production values, means of production, narrative form and style, and the ways in which content is consumed, reviewed, funded, and awarded. The two media have seemingly become synchronous, simultaneous and potentially interchangeable. This Roundtable will focus on film, television, and streaming content, and the places that they will inhabit and occupy in the future of visual media and the cultural imagination.
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA March 5th-8th, 2020
CFP Deadline Extended to July 1, 2019!
Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE:
Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture University of Colorado Boulder
January 8-11, 2020
Confirmed Featured Speakers: Ann Laura Stoler, Catherine Walsh, & Glenn Coulthard
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University together with James Joyce Association of Georgia will host a two-day international conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary from the publication of Finnegans Wake.
The dates of the venue are September 26-27, 2019. Location: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Conference –JOYCE AND THE WORLD – will attempt to explore on the one hand all the diversity of cultures and languages which went into making his world and on the other hand Joyce’s impact on world literature.
Confirmed keynote speaker – Finn Fordham
Possible topics for the conference include but are not limited to:
Loose Dresses, Loose Women:nPedagogies of Harlots and Whores from Hogarth to the Haus of Gaga
Chairs Tommy Mayberry (Office of Teaching and Learning, University of Guelph) and Debra Bourdeau (College of Arts and Sciences, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 30th August 2019 for the journal’s 39th edition. Early submission is greatly encouraged.
“The surface is where most of the action is.”
--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
“What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children’s books, old operas, silly old songs, the naïve rhythms of country rimes,” Arthur Rimbaud, The Alchemy of the Word (1873).
The call to empathize has become truly inescapable over the last decade. Feeling with others, so the claim goes, is an ever more necessary counterbalance to economic and political systems that appear to no longer attempt to obscure their inexorable cruelty. According to philosopher Jesse Prinz, more books have been published with the word “empathy” in their titles since 2010 than in all of the 20th century. Prinz’s metric reveals a cultural fascination with empathy in educational, therapeutic, media, and scholarly circles—a trend that we might call the “empathetic imperative.” Indeed, empathy is often presented as a panacea for the world’s woes, offered as both diagnostic tool and subsequent cure.
Diana Wallace and Andrew Smith note that the Female Gothic has been an ever-shifting category since its introduction into literary vocabulary by Ellen Moers in 1976, asserting that the Female Gothic “is shaped by...national identity, sexuality, language, race, and history” (The Female Gothic, 10). Gothic scholarship has long demonstrated that the mode varies across national and continental borders particularly drawing out distinctions between the American and the British. However, less attention has been paid to the concept of age. Keeping in mind the conference theme, how does the space of girlhood and/or adolescence complicate or further our understanding of the Female Gothic?
The 26th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
October 25-26, 2019, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 25-26, 2019. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions.
XXII Generative Art International Conference
deadline for submissions:
September 15, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Generative Design Lab, Argenia Association
GENERATIVE ART 2019
GA2019 , the 22nd Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: Italy, Rome, Villa Giulia, National Etrurian Museum, the 19, 20 and 21 of December 2019
Art&Science - Image&Space - Music&Poetry - Visionary Scenarios - Infinity&Identity
CFP: Isn’t It Ironic?: Receivership and Responsibility in Popular Culture (edited collection)
Ian Kinane and Elizabeth Parker (eds.)
Panel: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference
March 5-8, 2020
Seeking papers on the politics of futurity in Afro-diasporic writing from the nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries for the following guaranteed session at NeMLA 2020:
UPDATE: We are seeking reviewers for our spring 2020 issue (volume 6, number 2) and beyond. We accept rolling submissions of media reviews and scholarly articles.
CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW
Materiality is the mediating force through which our senses engage information. As print and digital technologies alike have become increasingly more sophisticated, accessible, and affordable, some creators, scholars, and consumers have embraced innovative digital technologies, while others remain devoted to more familiar materials and formats. Differences in income, education, geographical location, and other factors heavily influence the technologies—digital and physical—through which we produce and consume content, conduct business, and communicate with others.
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twentieth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 20-22, 2020. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received. Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020
Marriott Copley Place
French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790
How did religious spaces and their regulation in France between 1534 and 1790 shape religious rhetoric and identities? How did the legacies or privation of these spaces inform or define the identities of French missionaries in the colonies, or of French-speaking religious communities in exile? What was the relationship between private and public spaces and religious identities?
Suggested topics may include:
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on African History. All areas of study, including disciplines such as Black History Race Studies and Women's & Gender History, among others, are invited to submit.
Black Panther envisions 'Afrotopic' advancement; in other words, it imagines an Afrocentric utopia. This call invites examinations of black civilization as portrayed in various literary forms (novels, graphic novels, films etc). Discussions will be centered around representation of Africa and the African diaspora.
From Sue Doe and Seth Kahn, co-editors:
We are excited to offer our first call for proposals for a new book series called Precarity and Contingency, published by the Colorado State University Open Press and sponsored by the CSU Center for the Study of Academic Labor.
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Decisions: Early October 2019
What we want to publish
117th Annual Conference - San Diego, California
Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019
This session will focus on Samuel Beckett, the preeminent advocate for the clown. In Beckett’s novels, the protagonists and the narrator are often clowns. Waiting For Godot was written for actors who donned the attire of tramp-clowns. Beckett’s inspiration often sprang from silent film— he emulated Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
NEMLA 2020 "Latin American Cosmopolitanisms 'Mapping Global Literary Networks' (Seminar)
May 5th-8th, 2020.