We are looking for papers focusing on women of color in various contexts: socially, culturally, historically. Thematically, papers may focus on women of color in literature, media, and film. From a theoretical standpoint, you may submit papers that validate your claims in a myriad of ways: feminist, postcolonialist, environmental, Marxist, etc.
Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema
Conference to be held at the University of Northampton (UK)
16/02/2019 – 17/02/2019
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 16/11/2018
But now, we must eat!
Food and Drink in Science Fiction
Shepard: Why are you so interested in fish from the Presidium?
Kargesh: It’s so decadent! Eating fish from the Presidium would be like screwing Sha’ira.
Mass Effect 2 (2010)
Guinan: Gentlemen, something new from Forcas Three.
Data: I believe this beverage has provoked an emotional response. [...]
Guinan: It looks like he hates it.
Data: Yes. That is it. I hate this. […] It is revolting!
Star Trek Generations (1994)
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (9:00- 18:00)
Location: University of Portsmouth
Organisers: Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott; Lucie Cook; Debbie Parker Kinch; Rachel Rawlings and Sara Zadrozny
First keynote speaker: Professor Gail Marshall, University of Reading
Second keynote speaker: Professor June Purvis, University of Portsmouth
“We shall and must break bounds at intervals, despite the terrible revenge that awaits our return.” - Charlotte Brontë, Villette (1853).
Call for Papers
Bodies in Literature, Art, Film, Museums, and New Media
University of St. Thomas, April 26, 2019
The University of St. Thomas Art History, Museum Studies, and English graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 26, 2019. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, art history, architecture, museum studies, and culture will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic “Bodies” across all time periods, media, and geographical regions.
We invite contributions focusing on early modern theater, including but not limited to Shakespeare’s plays. The Hare is an online, peer-reviewed journal, publishing untimely reviews of books, articles, and performances in early modern theater.
This journal provides a venue for the contention and reevaluation of old scholarly work in contemporary scholarly debate. We invite you to interpret “old” creatively, though traditional reviews of recent publications will not be considered. We welcome:
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) Workshop 2019:
Realities and Fantasies: Relations, Transformations, Discontinuities
10-12 April 2018, University of Amsterdam
Organized by Divya Nadkarni, Alex Thinius, and Nadia de Vries
Keynotes: Jonathan Culler (Cornell), Annabelle Dufourcq (Radboud University) Nkiru Nzegwu (SUNY Binghamton), Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku), more TBA
“Fantasy is precisely what reality can be confused with. It is through fantasy that our conviction of the worth of reality is established; to forgo our fantasies would be to forgo our touch with the world.” (Stanley Cavell)
Call for Papers: Seeking Book Chapters
Deadline for submissions: EXTENDED deadline December 1, 2018
Amber E. George & Russell W. Waltz
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Critical Pedagogical Strategies to Transcend Hegemonic Masculinity
The Langston Hughes Review Special Issue CFP: "Remembering Ntozake Shange"
Call for Papers | http://www.dhsi.org/events.php
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2019 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.
Organizers / Scientific Committee
Professor Wojciech Owczarski -University of Gdańsk (Poland)
Professor Paulo Endo - University of São Paulo (Brazil)
InMind Support (Poland)
Trauma and Nightmare – call for papers
Call for papers
Peoples and Cultures of the World
Palermo University, January 24-25, 2019
Building 19, Viale delle Scienze
Rooms: Aula Seminari A and B
Deadline for submitting proposals: 5 December 2018
CFP: ALCQ-ACQL (Congress 2019, Vancouver)
Canadian Climate Narratives: Resilience and Planetary Thinking
(organized by Susie O’Brien and Heike Härting)
Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 17th December 2018
Abstracts are invited for chapters in an anthology exploring the roles of archival practices and archives in the production of time and temporal relations in the 21st Century. Arkive City 2.0: Tracing Time in the Network Ages is planned for release in mid 2020. It will feature 18 chapters and 3 visual essays organised into sections on “Technology”, “Culture”, and “Time".
Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906. Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind. His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification. Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America. As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait
Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy
The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture 21 June, 2019 at the University of Warwick Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies Call for Papers / Deadline: 30 December 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr Claire Beaugrand (University of Exeter) The Arabic word ghurba, which literally means estrangement or separation, is typically used to refer to the state of being a foreigner in a land away from home, hence evoking feelings of alienation, loneliness and a strong yearning for loved ones.
Call for Panels
The Society for Contemporary Literature is sponsoring two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. We are looking for panel proposals that address themselves to topics in contemporary American literature (or about the last twenty-five years), and especially welcome submissions that address its full range and diversity. ALA welcomes both traditional and non-standard panel formats as well as roundtables, and so does SCL.
Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics
The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference, 8-12 July 2019.
This conference seeks to promote mechanisms by which academics, activists, policymakers, and other stakeholders enter into greater dialogue and collaboration in areas of conjoined interest. In partnership with the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) – for which NYU serves as the institutional home – NYU’s Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) will convene every two years, alternating with ASWAD’s biennial conference.
(ASWAD’s 10thBiennial Conference will be held from 5-10 November, 2019 at the College of William & Mary. For more information, please consult the website: HTTP://ASWADIASPORA.ORG)
Following the international conference Close relations: a multi-and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, the Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies invites chapters for a contributed volume which will explore, discuss and theorise single/solo/lone parenting in Europe and North America. Palgrave Macmillan have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life series.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN
"Robert Penn Warren and Education"
For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
Teaching Warren’s work
Warren as teacher
Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
New Criticism in the classroom
For at least the last half-century, theories of Blackness have challenged the foundations of modern critical thought. Theorists such as Fred Moten, Jared Sexton, Christina Sharpe, Hortense Spillers, Alexander Weheliye, Frank Wilderson, Achille Mbembe, and Sylvia Wynter variously interrogate the politics, discourse, and materialities of the imperial, capitalist experience of slavery (and its afterlife). One important avenue of consideration is how this perverse institution undermined possibilities for the Enlightenment subject not simply for those of African descent but for all people complicit in the imperial project.
Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.
This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.
Patriarchy, as defined by bell hooks, is a social disease. Hegemonic masculinity does not allow men to express their emotions, except through anger, violence and sex. Consequently, all who are in a relationship with men (parents, children, spouses, lovers, siblings, colleagues and friends) are likely to suffer from the manifestations of hegemonic masculine behavior, including the men themselves who must constantly repress their feelings.
Time: February 15 - 16
Place: Rice University, Houston TX
Keynote presentations will be by Rita Felski and Tim Morton. Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Her current interests are in aesthetics, interpretation, and method; recent books include Uses of Literature, The Limits of Critique, Critique and Postcritique.
Interventions: New Perspectives on Politics, Freedom, and Democracy
The 2nd Annual Conference of the Journal of Languages, Texts, and Society.
A collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Nottingham Trent.
Friday 10th May 2019 - Leicester, UK.
Keynote Address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway London)