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NEMLA 2020: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:10am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Panel: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

(NEMLA 2020, March 5-8, Boston)

In today’s world, where political narratives of apologies and amnesties proliferate, understanding the nature of forgiveness has become increasingly significant. The arguable success of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission – with its ideological investment in forgiveness, as affirmed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s No Future without Forgiveness – has impelled the world to engage seriously with the ethical possibilities of forgiveness. Yet, questions about the vexed relationship between forgiveness, responsibility, and justice remain unresolved. 

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: 'Getting Back in the Game': Professional Reinvention and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Despite an increasingly grim job market outlook, the humanities continues to produce PhDs in large numbers. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of available Assistant Professor positions in the field of English dropped from 879 to 320. During the same time period, the number of non-tenure-track positions increased from 21% to 34%. Yet in 2016, 5,500 doctorates were still awarded despite the massive post-2008 decrease in obtainable positions. As Vimal Patel wrote in a Chronicle article from September 2018, “The mirage has vanished.

Flows & Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
Nora Castle, Amul Gyawali, Harry Pitt Scott | English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Flows & Floods:
Changing Environments and Cultures

22nd February, 2020|University of Warwick 

Keynote Address: Profs. Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe (Rice University)

CFP "Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology" (second call)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:55am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of "Open Theology" journal
EXISTENTIAL CONCEPTIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

(second call)

 

Edited by:
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)

 

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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, 35 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985 and was critically acclaimed. It is a novel that has consistently been considered one of Margaret Atwood's best. However, though it was made into a movie in 1990, The Handmaid's Tale has never been more prominent and recognized than it has been since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated; Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
Jeff Birkenstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

CFP: Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated

Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019


UPDATE: Below follows our original CFP, which we now update slightly and with urgency. We have thus far assembled an excellent collection of promised essays, but are now looking specifically for essays that meet the requirements below as well as1) are about Russian authors OTHER than Chekhov (as you can imagine, we quickly got our share of those) and 2) about American authors who are of color and/or women. Please read on and submit your idea(s) to us. We are excited to hear from you.

 

Chinua Achebe's No Longer at Ease at 60 (for Northeast Modern Language Association 5-8 March 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Chinua Achebe's second novel, No Longer at Ease, first published in 1960, arrives at its 60th anniversary, scholars have an opportunity to reassess its significance not only for African literature, but also for world literature in general. The story is set in the 1950's and richly depicts the cultural tensions of African societies nearing independence from Great Britain. It forecasts both the optimism and the disappointment that would characterize post-independence Africa. In dramatizing the fortunes of the Okonkwo family in rural Nigeria and Lagos, No Longer at Ease forms a sequel to Achebe's first and most famous novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), but is not as widely read and discussed as its predecessor.

Call for Papers: The Future of Feminist Disability Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Maria Rovito
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.

CFP: Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Theoretical, Methodological, and Pedagogical Possibilities (edited collection; DEADLINE AUGUST 30, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Amanda Latz and Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Call for Chapters—Edited Volume

Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Theoretical, Methodological, and Pedagogical Possibilities

Janine Utell, Widener University, Amanda O. Latz, Ball State University, Andrea Kantrowitz, SUNY at New Paltz, Editors

WSECS 2020 conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:09pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

NeMLA 2020 Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology: Writing Studies Pedagogy in the Digital Age

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 4:32pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 San Francisco State University's 21st Annual Graduate School Cinema Conference:

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

October 17-18, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Damon Young, Associate Professor of French and Film & Media at UC Berkeley

CFP - Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong: Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:23pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

CFP

Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong:

Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

 

6-7 DECEMBER 2019 / The Education University of Hong Kong

Abstracts due 15 June 2019

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Candida Rifkind, Associate Professor of alternative comics, graphic narratives, and Canadian literature at the University of Winnipeg

Amy Stolls, Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Vektor - Open Call: Share Your VR/Experience with us!

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:22pm
Vektor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

’Vektor’ is Hungary’s first artistic and documentary VR-section, organized by Random Error Studio and Zip-Scene Conference. It will take place 13–16 November, in the frame of the 16th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. They are looking forward to creations that recreate the narrative concept in VR, and that take up the challenge of making use of different content types – for new immersive, interactive storytelling formats. The theme is ‘the Zone’, a nod to the 40th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky’s philosophical movie, Stalker.

Katherine Mansfield Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

 

‘But this is all a dream you see. I want to come home – to come home’

Letter from Mansfield to Murry [18 March 1918]

 

Critical Essays on James Wan (extended deadline)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 28, 2019

Edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

 

Deadline for abstract submissions:  June 28, 2019

 

Matthew Edwards/ Independent Scholar

Contact email: fatherib@aol.com

 

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns/Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

contact mail: citeron05@yahoo.com

 http://artes.filo.uba.ar/la-literatura-de-las-artes-combinadas-ii

 

NeMLA Seminar New Sincerity in Contemporary Central and Eastern European Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:17pm
Sanja Ivanov / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 

NeMLA 2020 Seminar, 

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

This seminar seeks to explore the current engagements with "New Sincerity" in literature from Central and Eastern Europe. It expands the geographic borders of discourses on "New Sincerity" by moving beyond the North American and post-Soviet contexts. It also aims to examine the changes to the "New Sincerity" aesthetic in an age of "post-truth" and more than two decades after David Foster Wallace’s call for writers who are "too sincere."

 

Disability Studies and Horror

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:16pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Conference Information:

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

https://mapaca.net/conference

Word Count: 300 words

The Disability Studies Area of the MAPACA, a regional organization of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), seeks papers for a panel on the intersection of Disability Studies with the Horror Genre. One of the most influential strains of Disability Studies has been critical approaches to media such as literature and film. Disabled characters abound in the horror genre, and disability often features as a thematic focus.

(NeMLA 2020) Charlotte Brontë and the Space of the Self

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
Jin Chang Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Jane Eyre calls herself “a wander on the face of this earth.” Excluded from the family in which she is raised and the normative models of female development that should guide her, her state is one of radical orphan-hood. An unwanted, unearthly thing, she must nonetheless find or make a space for herself in this world.

International Conference on SUSPICION

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
Bordeaux Montaigne University-University of Verona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Proposals are sought for papers to be given at an international conference on Suspicion. The first part of the conference will take place on 9-10 April 2020 at Bordeaux Montaigne University (France), and the second part on 8-9 April 2021 at the University of Verona (Italy).

 The first part of the conference, in Bordeaux, will focus on suspicion in politics, cultural studies, and linguistics; the second part, in Verona, will be concerned with suspicion in literature, film, and visual studies in general.

 

"Katherine Anne Porter: Out of the Archives"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:14pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Katherine Anne Porter Society session at the 31st annual American Literature Association Conference invites papers on any topic that makes use of Porter's correspondence digitized by the Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project at the University of Maryland Libraries (https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence).

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Beth Alvarez at alvarez@umd.edu by December 1, 2019.

The conference will be held at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, May 21-24, 2020. 

"You mark my words": Eudora Welty, Dialect, and Relationships

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:06pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

November 15-17, 2019 – Atlanta, GA EXTENDED DEADLINE!

 
Eudora Welty used dialect in her stories to reproduce the full performance of power and identity associated with language. Of her early stories, Welty herself said in 1982, "I love to write dialogue but it’s very hard to prune it and make it sharp and make it advance the plot and reveal the characters—both characters—the one listening and the one talking."

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:49pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts

March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:51pm
University of Belize
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean

October 10-12, 2019 | University of Belize

The second international conference of the Caribbean Studies Forum (CSF), an institutional collaboration between East Carolina University and the University of Belize, takes place the 10th through 12th of October, 2019. Building on the success of the first conference, the forum returns to the City of Belmopan and is hosted by the University of Belize at its central campus under the theme: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean.

Working Class Studies in Fiction, Film, and Media

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:50pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Working Class Culture
Area chair: Greg Bruno (Teachers College, Columbia University)

New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:45pm
Lars Schmeink
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The German influence on science fiction is substantial, even though it might not register as obvious in the minds of many academics, even less with fans around the world. Kurd Laßwitz might be an overlooked father of science fiction, taking a backseat to the popularity of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne due to a lack of translation, but his Auf zwei Planeten, a novel about a conflict with a Martian civilization, has preceded the imaginations of Wells’ War of the Worldsor Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories. Similarly, cinematic science fiction owes many of its iconic images to the Weimar republic’s early film movement.

Decorating the Body: Gems, Jewellery, and Body Adornments in Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:43pm
Anne-Marie Evans, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 6, 2019

Submissions are invited for this special edition of Lectora exploring the role and representation of jewellery, gems, and other accessories in literature. Focusing on material culture and the novel, the collection will explore how objects designed to enhance the body operate within a range of different literary texts.

Translating Italian Dialects: Issues, Strategies and Solutions across Languages. (UPDATED 6/3/2019)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:39pm
Federico Tiberini, Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dialects are a major component of Italian linguistic richness, which depict a specific community with its own history, customs and habits, and which profoundly varies from the North to the South. The peculiarity of Italian linguistic history is its resistance towards its linguistic uniformity, imposed after the unification of the Country in the second half of the 19th century, which however is still far from being a reality today. In fact, the relationship between dialects and Standard Italian results into a form of bilingualism and diglossia. These phenomena happen when the use of dialect in an informal context takes place opposed to the use of Standard Italian in a formal one within the same community of speakers.

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