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Ephemeral Modernisms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:

            Decay

            Decline 

Decomposition

            Ephemerality

            Exhaustion

            Fragmentation

            Half-lives

            Ruins

 

MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

Life Writing and the Life of Faith

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Conference on Christianity and Literature / MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,

Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020

 

Empires, States, Forms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
MLA Joint Session of the Romanian and the Hungarian Forums, Modern Language Association, 2020 (Seattle, WA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Empires, States, Forms

Pre-1900 American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:59am
SAMLA 91: Languages--Power, Identity, and Relationships
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This panel welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Pre-1900 American Literature, although proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme of Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships are especially welcome. The SAMLA 91 conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8–10, 2019. By June 1, 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Caitlan Sumner, University of Alabama, at casumner@crimson.ua.edu.

Oxford Research in English: Strangeness / Estranged

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:58am
Oxford Research in English, English Faculty, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
STRANGENESS/ESTRANGED

‘Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent’, wrote Arthur Conan Doyle, perhaps controverting the words of Prospero, who to his ‘state grew stranger, being transported, and rapt in secret studies’.

MLA 2020 – The Old Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:57am
Jacob Jewusiak / Newcastle University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

This panel (not guaranteed) seeks papers that address aging in nineteenth-century literature—especially in the way age intersects with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and science.

Send 250-word abstract and one-page CV to jacob.jewusiak@newcastle.ac.uk

Seeking contributor to write on ASSAULT and/or YOUTH VIOLENCE for Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives.

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:56am
Chris Richardson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

I am looking to assign two entries for Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives. Unfortunately, I had these entries fall through last minute and now I’m scrabbling to find a writer or writers able to take on the subject of "Assault" and Youth Violence." The entries would each look at historical, contemporary, and mediated depictions in the United States. Each would be 5,000 - 8,000 words, however 25% of that can be primary documents (court rulings, historical documents, laws, etc.) While it is a substantial task, which I would require no later than May, 2019, I can see someone with expertise in the subject(s) able to do it.

The Sidneys at the Sixteenth-Century Society Conference, 2019

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:56am
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

CFP: Sidney(s) at SCSC, St Louis, October 2019

The International Sidney Society invites proposals/abstracts for three sessions to be held at the 2019 Sixteenth Century Society Conference.  We invite proposals on any topic relating to the life and work of Sir Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Countess of Pembroke, Robert Sidney Earl of Leicester, and/or Lady Mary Wroth.

Some of the topics that we thought might be addressed include:

CEA at SAMLA 91: Academic Panel Presentations Wanted

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:56am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 91st SAMLA conference from November 8-10 in Atlanta: “Languages: Power, Identity and Relationships.” Presentations that celebrate “the power of language to change lives and make our world a better place for all” are particularly welcome.

Proposals can be pedagogical in nature or relate to any aspect of English studies. Scholars may also submit papers that are beyond this scope and/or unrelated to the SAMLA theme.

The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:55am
Dr C Lloyd; Dr H Emmett
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies

Editors: Dr HIlary Emmett (University of East Anglia) & Dr Christopher Lloyd (University of Hertfordshire)

Are We in a New Southern Literary Renaissance?

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am
MLA Forum: LLC Southern United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association will mark the one hundred year anniversary of the reprint of H.L.

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Disability Studies REOPENED (Deadline Extended – May 1st 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Journal of Science Fiction has extended the deadline for contributions to an upcoming special issue on disability studies and science fiction, slated for publication in mid-2019. Pursuant to our initial call, the editorial team is accepting additional submissions for consideration. You can see our announcement here: https://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/announcement/view/18

Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:51am
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority

Annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)

October 4-6, 2019 | Canadian Mennonite University: Winnipeg, Canada

Skip me right to the proposal submission form!


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019

Draft Schedule Released: Early June, 2019

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:50am
Temenuga Trifonova
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 8, 2019

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook

Guest editor: Temenuga Trifonova, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, York University (Toronto)

 

Europe at the Crossroads: Cinematic Takes

 

"Earth"

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:49am
"Earth, Sea, Sky," in association with TORCH at University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford

“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network

(http://torch.ox.ac.uk/earth-sea-sky). Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and

contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to

consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and

global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each

domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”

 

Sexuality and Agency: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:45am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Sexuality and Agency
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th October 2019 - Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

From government incentives for women to have more children and the ‘slut-shaming’ phenomenon, to the erasure of rights and legal recognition of LGBTIQ++ people, and beyond, we live in a time where political and social forces play a powerful role in regulating our sexuality and sexual behaviour. It is therefore necessary and timely to consider how sexuality is related to our agency as human beings, particularly in terms of how autonomy and self-determination shape and are shaped by sex and sexuality.

Special Issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning: The Toil of Feeling: Education as Emotional Labor

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:45am
Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This special issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (JAEPL) seeks to elucidate the continually undervalued and unrecognized aspects of emotional labor in education for both students and instructors. Although emphases on outcomes, skills, and cognition serve valuable purposes, they also tend to eclipse emotional processes that are taken for granted and therefore rendered invisible despite being vital aspects of the labor performed by stakeholders in all educational settings.  This special issue will take as its premise the notion that we must consider emotions as work in order to obtain a fuller picture of what transpires with teachers and learners in institutional contexts and beyond.

Extended deadline! Gothic Feminism 3: Technology, Women and Gothic On-Screen

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:43am
Gothic Feminism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Abstracts accepted until Friday 1st March

 

Gothic Feminism presents:

 

Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen 

2 – 3 May 2019

University of Kent

 

Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

'Legacies' of Modernism (Panel for MSA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:43am
Jap-Nanak Makkar; panel organizer for MSA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

 

CFP for MSA Panel Proposal: 'Legacies' of Modernism 
General Conference Theme: Upheaval and Reconstruction 
Toronto, ON, CA. October 17-20, 2019 

“Insurance Distribution Directive – Promises and Reality”

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:21am
Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA) AIDA EUROPE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The AIDA Europe Scientific Committee, comprising of Prof. Dr. Pierpaolo Marano and Dr. Kyriaki Noussia, invites the submission of academic papers for the VIIIth AIDA Europe Conferenceto be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 3-4/10/2019.

Borders and Walls: A Cultures and Societies Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:18am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Borders and Walls
A Cultures and Societies Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th October 2019 - Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

Borders and Walls considers the development of borders, boundaries, fences and walls over time, the forces that influenced their creation in the past, the influences affecting border creation and maintenance today, along with the anticipation of their evolution and development in the future.

The Environment(al) in Theatre and Performance: UW Madison's Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization's 2019 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:15am
University of Wisconsin Madison's Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 25, 2019

UW Madison's 18th Annual TDGSO 2019 CONFERENCE: April 20th, 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Environment and environmental issues have held a prominent place within dramatic text and performance across theatre history.  In contemporary performance, environment(al) issues have driven production experimentation, dramaturgy, and design, while the ideology and content of performances continue to look at the world around us.  On 20 April 2019, the 2019 TDGSO Conference will explore ideas of the “environment(al)” in or surrounding the theatre, drama, and/or performance.  Papers, workshops, and performance projects are welcome to apply.

15th Annual "Gender, Sexuality, and Power" Conference at CSU Los Angeles

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:14am
Dionne Espinoza / Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

The Mission of our research center is to promote cutting-edge research in genders and sexualities at the intersections of race, class, religion, ability, and nation. We maintain that empowering and socially relevant knowledge is generated most effectively through close interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars, students, and community members, both on and off campuses.

Please send abstracts of 250 words or less with the following info: Name, title of presentation/paper, institutional affiliation, email, and phone number. 

 

http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/csgs

 

II international Conference: Around the Humanities: Madness

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:14am
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences JU The Student Council of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities JU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the 2nd International Conference ‘Around the Humanities’, focusing on the theme of Madness, will take place in Cracow 27-28 April 2019.
We invite submissions in the broad field of humanities and social sciences, including medical humanities and jurisprudence. Submissions from students and PhD candidates who in their interdisciplinary research address the issues of madness and insanity are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is 24 February 2019. The abstracts for 20-minute presentations should be 150-250 words long. Attaching a bibliography is encouraged and it does not count towards the word limit.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of March.

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