NeMLA 2020 Panel:
A Taste of France: Exploring Identity through Gastronomy
NeMLA 2020 Panel:
A Taste of France: Exploring Identity through Gastronomy
This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.
Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes
Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.
Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to
Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)
This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.
Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.
This roundtable will be looking holistically at perspectives on the first 22 films in the MCU. This arc will be brought to completion with Avenger’s Endgame. Now would be a good time to look back and assess which gambles have worked and/or failed now that a narrative arc has been completed. Participants are encouraged to consider the MCU both as a whole as well as specific franchises under the overall banner.
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 5-8th, 2020 in Boston, MA
Submissions are due: September 30, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Theology
"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”
Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)
Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.
Topics might include, but are not restricted to:
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Philosophy
Experience in a New Key
Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Experience in a New Key”, edited by Dorthe Jørgensen (Aarhus University).
One of the biggest challenges for LGBTQiA students is the fact that there’s a constant question about regarding their need to “come out” and how to determine who is “safe” (a term with many definitions) to do that with on college campuses today. This panel will look at pedagogy approaches to fostering an inclusive environment and what to do when a student needs guidance and services due to their orientation. Participants are encouraged to present pedagogy methods for educating audiences (questioning, out, ally, and general) and fostering safer spaces. Papers can address approaches/lesson plans in the classroom, as well as resources for instructors in their service activities to the campus.
Analyzing the Anthropocene, or the “Age of Man,” poses unique challenges for the classroom context. How does one “teach” the Anthropocene? How might we use the lenses of Rob Nixon’s “slow violence” or Christian Parenti’s “catastrophic convergence” to add a critical dimension to current teaching? Can we envision ways to work around administrative and standardizing obstacles – and even transcend that physical and ideological place we call classroom? This is essential, for, as Paulo Freire asserts, “critical consciousness is brought about not through an intellectual effort alone, but through praxis – through the authentic union of action and reflection.”
The 11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 20-21, 2019 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2019 conference theme, “Becoming Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, peoples, and histories have evolved over time. Presentation proposals on any aspect of this theme, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.
We are pleased to announce that the 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA on 27-29 March 2020. The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes and media, as well as research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.
Conference: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's 117th annual conferenceDate: Thursday, November 14th until Sunday, November 17thLocation: San Diego, CA at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotelSession: Architecture, Space, and LiteraturePrimary Area/ Secondary Area: Theory, Aesthetics, and Science / Cultural, Historical, and Political StudiesPresiding Officer: Angela Gattuso (University of Denver)Description: The Architecture, Space, and Literature session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of “Send in the Clowns.” As an example, paper topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the the architecture and/or space of: circuses, castles
Graduate programs are primarily configured to equip students with the tools to thrive within an economy of knowledge production, but such a pedagogical framework takes for granted the structural inclusion of opportunities for developing competencies that are corollary to academic skills. Many of these competencies—planning and organization, collaborative management, transparent communicativeness, fiscal accountability, conflict resolution, stress tolerance, tactful coaching and active mentorship, to name a few—are increasingly being valued as essential for workplace success and leadership.
This panel invites writers as well as literary scholars to address the question of political and literary engagement in our political age. In a political age, what happens to the novel or poem of interiority or introspection? Does literary material have to engage with the political? And if it doesn’t, can the political be read between its lines? What are the possibilities for creative work in an era that is increasingly in a state of emergency? Creative writers of all levels and genres are encouraged to explore these questions in the context of their own work. Paper proposals may be submitted on the NeMLA website. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/18240
Latin America is, according to the Washington Post, the most violent region in the world. It is no wonder then that a great deal of its cultural production depicts this everyday reality. This session welcomes papers in English or Spanish dealing with the representation of violence in recent Latin American audiovisual media (films, telenovelas, videoclips) and pondering how they reflect or reproduce, criticize or reinforce, the actual violence pervasive throughout the region.
Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by September 30, 2019 directly through NeMLA's system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18256
While for many years, the literary canon was the province of “dead white men,” the past fifty years have dramatically altered that paradigm. Contemporary creative writers, too, would like their work to reflect the diversity and complexity of human experience in terms of race, gender, sexual identification, ethnicity, nationality, and culture. This panel invites creative writers of all genres, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, cultures, etc., to consider the challenges of being more inclusive in their work. Some questions that will be considered: Is it possible to write from the perspectives of races, genders, etc., of whom one is not a representative?
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol)
Maria Mäkelä (Tampere University)
Jason Reifler (University of Exeter)
Over the past few years, graphic narratives as a form of cultural expression have gained positive reception in literary circles, but how does this genre serve the purpose for teaching about race in America? While teaching about race requires “viewing,” using graphic narratives can effectively educate students about race that sometimes traditional prose narratives cannot. However, some argue whether visual representations, like films and mass media, can potentially perpetuate racial stereotypes. Do graphic narratives reinforce or disrupt racial stereotypes? How do we adopt this genre to advance our teaching and promote students’ understanding of Asian America?
This roundtable session is a part of the 51st annual NeMLA convention in Boston, MA, to be held March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18128
Call for Paper - READNet 2019
Workshop on Recommendation and Advertising in Online Social Networks
in conjunction with The 2019 IEEE/ACM International
Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
Graphic narratives including comics and graphic novels continue to garner attention by researchers and instructors across the modern languages. German Studies is no exception as the last decade has seen comics studies contributions about themes as widespread as history, manga, journalism, and foreign-language pedagogy. Lately, graphic narratives about the experience of migrants have been particularly pertinent in publications and academic panels.
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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies
RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia
Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.
Call for Papers: Digital Humanities in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The child occupies a fraught space in American culture, as notions of the “rebellious adolescent” and the “infant nation” have long tethered political upheaval to the figure of the child. This panel seeks to examine child figures who have performed disruption in the literature of America with particular interest in disruption that confronts notions of authority, ownership, and belonging.
Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.
From Shakespeare’s King Lear to Flaubert’s Frédéric Moreau, who lives off of his uncle’s money, and Edward St Aubyn’s novels about the troubled heir Patrick Melrose, literature has always been occupied with inheritance and inherited wealth. The insights provided by this literary legacy are more important than ever. Once considered a relic from the aristocratic past superseded by liberal meritocracy, inherited wealth is now recognized as a source of rising social inequality. It therefore poses an important challenge for the present – and for the future. To meet this challenge, inheritance must be understood in all its historical and cultural complexity. For inheritance is more than a means of transferring wealth between generations.