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“Repurposing Chaucer” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Repurposing Chaucer”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What are/should be Chaucerian scholarship’s ethical commitments? What is/could be its relation to Chaucerian adaptations in various media? Gender, sexuality, race, and class; politics of Chaucer scholarship and amateur or creative Chauceriana. 250-word abstracts for roundtable presentations by March 15 to Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu) and Cord Whitaker (cwitak3@wellesley.edu).

“Chaucer’s Walls” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Chaucer’s Walls”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What makes a wall medieval? Chaucerian walls as physical, political, phenomenological, and psychic structures. Porosity and impenetrablity. Demarcation and enfoldment. Polity and publicity. Privacy and voyeurism. Classical echoes and contemporary resonances. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Wan-Chuan Kao (kaow@wlu.edu) and Eleanor Johnson (ebj2117@columbia.edu).

 

“Periodizing Race” (MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“Periodizing Race”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to susie-phillips@northwestern.edu and/or mmdowd1@ua.edu

Posthumanism and Premodern China

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:21am
MLA 2010 Pre-14th Chinese LLC Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Posthumanism and Premodern China

What Is (Chinese) Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:21am
MLA Pre-14th LLC Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

What Is (Chinese) Poetry?
Organized by Jack W. Chen, University of Virginia

Sponsored Panel by LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum

The Work of Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Two-Year College Association-West (TYCA-West)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

“The Work of Community Colleges”

TYCA-West 2019

11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV

 

Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

 

In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s. 

William Faulkner and World War I

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Mississippi Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Call for papers: William Faulkner and World War I

World War I was a pivotal moment for William Faulkner. He changed the spelling of his name to join the Royal Air Force. Although the war ended before he finished flight training, he wore a pilot’s uniform around Oxford, Mississippi. He wrote his first novel about the war, he wrote his first Yoknapatawpha novel about the war, he wrote several short stories about the war, and he wrote one of his late novels about the war.

Symposium Modes of Capture: The Capturing of Process in Contemporary Dance-making.

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Jenny Roche/University of Limerick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

 We are inviting proposals for the Modes of Capture Symposium which will be held at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick in partnership with Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival. DATES: Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June 2019 The theme of the symposium is an exploration of the various means of capturing creative process to engage with the layers, threads, fragments and memories that interweave throughout the process of dancemaking.

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:19am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel for MMLA 2019

General Conference Topic: “Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers”

General Conference Information: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with every aspect of the theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” for the 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 14-17, 2019. A general description of this theme can be found here.

EDITED: Due 3/1 Literary Universals Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:47am
University of Connecticut--Literary Universals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

To be held at The University of Connecticut, Storrs, on 24 May 2019

Announcement and Call for Papers

117th Annual PAMLA Conference in San Diego, CA: "Send In the Clowns"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:46am
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS

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

Conference theme: “Send In the Clowns”

Re-Orientating E. M. Forster (Cambridge, 2 - 4 April, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:31pm
Re-Orientating E. M. Forster: Texts, Contexts, Receptions at the University of Cambridge, 2 - 4 April 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Call for Papers

 

RE-ORIENTATING E. M. FORSTER

Texts, Contexts, Receptions

 

An international anniversary conference

Cambridge, Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 April 2020

 

Confirmed speakers: Paul Armstrong (Brown), Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Santanu Das (Oxford), Leela Gandhi (Brown), Jane Goldman (Glasgow), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Stefania Michelucci (Genoa), Rachel Potter (East Anglia), and David Trotter (Cambridge).

 

UPDATED: Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 3/31/2019; Completed Draft: 8/15/2019

updated: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 8:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

Narratology Panel

updated: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 5:39pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 10-12 2019, Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas

Narratology. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557; marshalljohnson@unr.edu.

Description: This session invites proposals on narrative theory as it relates to pedagogy and writing/composition studies or literary studies, particularly those including, but not limited to, multimodal learning, WPA curricula, the quest narrative, student efficacy, research writing, new and interesting approaches to canonical texts, comparative and contemporary literature, the graphic novel, genre studies, and memoir studies.

 

MLA 2020: Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond

updated: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 3:41pm
Christina M. Squitieri
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

MLA 2020: "Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond," Special Session

How does early modern literature portray the resilience of women or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome.

Eliot Society, St. Louis, Sept. 2019, call for papers

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 2:57pm
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The 40th Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

St. Louis

September 27–29, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

 

Adaptation and Modernisms

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:27am
Association of Adaptation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference 2019
Adaptation and Modernisms: Establishing and Dismantling Borders in Adaptation Practice and Theory
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
19th-20th September 2019

Keynote speakers:
Dudley Andrew, R. Selden Rose Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Film Studies at Yale University, USA
Lars Elleström, Professor of Comparative Literature at Linnaeus University, Sweden

English I: Literature Before 1800

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:01pm
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

The English I permanent section seeks proposals that intersect with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” This is a capacious theme that resonates through the literature and culture of early modern and 18th-century England.

 

Some potential starting points might include the following:

Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Call for Papers: Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

Co-edited by Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay

We seek chapter proposals for a collection that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

After 200 years, Frankenstein has emerged into an international cultural phenomenon. During the novel’s bicentennial, events took place around the world to celebrate the novel’s publication. Frankenstein continues to be more salient than ever. We are compiling a collection that explores the range of cultural responses the novel has elicited as well as the ways it continues to be relevant to our world today and to the future.

"Innovation through Integration: Using Collaboration to Recharge, Renew, and Remain Sane"

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
Atlantic Center for Learning Communities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

The 19th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities (ACLC) Curriculum Planning Retreat* will be held October 16-18, 2019, at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT. We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within the general theme of “Innovation through Integration: Using Collaboration to Recharge, Renew, and Remain Sane.” Learning communities, integrative learning, and collaborative learning have long been high-impact practices on many college campuses, with various partnerships both on one’s own campus and beyond.  What now can we do to enliven these practices?

Call for Papers - Adaptation in Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:34pm
Villanova University and the American Theatre and Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

 

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium 2019

 

The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS) is seeking abstracts for papers for our 13th annual gathering of theatre scholars and practitioners. The Villanova Theatre Department together with the American Theatre and Drama Society will host this two-day event that will consist of paper presentations and roundtables. This year’s symposium aims to investigate adaptation in theatre creation. We are seeking papers that engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including, but not limited to:

 

Crosscurrents in Lawrence Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:26am
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

CFP for MLA 2020, Jan. 9-12, Seattle, Washington.

Explorations of crosscurrents in Lawrence between genres, literary periods, political ideologies, etc., responses to race/ethnicity, queer and feminist interventions, masculinity.

Please submit a 300 word abstract plus a short bio.

2019 Call for Articles in Communication, Media, and Journalism studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:02am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Articles

KOME, an Europe-based international Open Access journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2019 and 2020 issues. We are  a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Basically, we consider results from the field of Communication, Media, Journalism and Theatre & Film studies that includes both strict theoretical contribution and methodological rigour (one could think that this basically means social sciences perspectives, but we also consider papers closer to the humanities side of communication and media studies).

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

 

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