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Horror Within and Beyond the Nation

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 2:02pm
Dr. Christopher McVey, Boston University | Dr. Jack Dudley, Mount Saint Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

To what extent does horror operate as an allegory for the nation and the body politic? To what extent can horror function as an aesthetic space to engage and critique the sociocultural, political, and historical contexts from which it emerges? And what happens if or when horror—a genre that seems inherently interested in troubled borders, marginalized spaces, and unstable boundaries—reaches beyond the nation, into transnational and global contexts?

Society for the Study of Affect Summer School

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:01pm
Society for the Study of Affect
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

Society for the Study of Affect Summer School

July 29 to August 02, 2019

Millersville University, Ware Center

Lancaster, PA, US

capacious@millersville.edu

 

WWW.AFFECTSOCIETY.COM

 

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at RSA 2020

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:19am
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The International Sidney Society plans to sponsor four sessions at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Philadelphia (April 2-4, 2020).We are eager to invite papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.  That Circle is conceived broadly, and hence we would welcome papers not only about Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, and William Herbert, but also papers about Alberico Gentili,  Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and any number of figures in the Circle’s large cosmopolitan network.

Landscapes and legacy: critical partnerships between arts, culture and heritage

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:19am
The University of Derby
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  We have pleasure in announcing our keynote speakers for our conference later this month; Landscapes and legacy: critical partnerships between arts, culture and heritage held at the University of Derby Professor Eleonora Belfiore, University of Loughborough Professor Belfiore’s long-term research interests are focused on the cultural politics of decision makingin the cultural sphere.

CFP: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought abo​ut Evil

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:16am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

ISSUES AND APPROACHES IN CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT ABOUT EVIL

"Open Theology" (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue "Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought about Evil," edited by John Culp (Azusa Pacific University, USA).

 

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[Reminder] Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:25am
Dr. Jen Harrison / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Holly Wells / East Stroudsburg University; Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality

 

Deadline for Submissions:                  July 31, 2019

Full name / Name of Organization:     Dr. Jen Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Holly Wells, East Stroudsburg University, USA

                                                            Dr. Erica Joan Dymond, East Stroudsburg University, USA

Contact email:                                     reclaimingthetomboy@gmail.com

 

The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:28pm
Faculté des Langues Etrangeres/Université Abd el Hamid Ibn Badis/Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference on

“The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

18-19 November, 2019

 

Keynote Speaker: Elaine Klein, author of: Algiers, Third World Capital 

Global Medievalisms

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:57pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

34th International Conference on Medievalism

 

Dear colleagues,

Below please find the call for papers for this year's ISSM conference:

 

GLOBAL MEDIEVALISMS

Theories and Practices of Literature as Shared Experience (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Paul de Man may have declared formalist criticism a dead-end in the 1950s, but it took until the deconstructive the 1970s for formalism finally die. For de Man, William Empson’s study of ambiguity gave the lie to I.A. Richards’s claims that literature could transmit experience. Deconstruction further insisted that the sliding of the signifier made the possibility of shared experience through literature difficult if not impossible.

Roundtable on George Romero’s Knightriders (1981) (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Another Reason to Celebrate Pittsburgh: A Roundtable on George Romero’s Knightriders (1981)

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019 (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa /Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

Medieval Undead/Undead Medievalisms (A Roundtable) (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Undead/Undead Medievalisms (A Roundtable)

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

CFP: Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:27pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description

 

Edited by:

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (UC Davis and Jesuit School of Theology)

James Nelson (University of Valparaiso)

Aaron Preston (University of Valparaiso)

 

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CFP: Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:58pm
Prof. Anna Maria Guasch / Art, Globalization, Interculturality / Universitat de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 9, 2019

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

 

24 – 25 October, 2019. Barcelona

 

Venues:

Aula Magna, Faculty of Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona (Montalegre 6); MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Plaça dels Àngels 1).

 

Direction: Anna Maria Guasch (UB)

Co-direction: Nasheli Jiménez del Val (AGI)

 

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Experiences of Emerging Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Scholars in the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:36pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

This lightning roundtable seeks to amplify experiences of emerging women, trans, and non-binary scholars from a range of backgrounds across graduate, contingent, and junior institutional stature as they navigate careers in the academy. Participants will offer 3-5 minute “lightning presentations” that (a) share experience, (b) offer advice, and (c) demand change across micro and macro structures of the academy. Following the presentations will be ample time for open discussion between the participants and audience members.

NeMLA 2020: Suspicion Today

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the wake of the recent Postcritical Turn in literary studies, a pall has been cast over suspicious modes of analysis. Eve Sedgwick famously sought to move away from the paranoid imperative towards a more reparative relation; Sharon Best and Stephen Marcus have proposed surface reading as an antidote to symptomatic methodology; and, more recent still, Rita Felski has underscored the banality of suspicious hermeneutics as a central premise in her circumscription of the limits of critique.

Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines. 

From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image. 

Unflattening the Encounter: Translation, Travel, and Place

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
Sanjukta Banerjee/ NorthEast Modern Language (NeMLA) 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can we apprehend the “terms of translation” shaping the construction and circulation of texts and artifacts across space and time? What sites and contexts of cultural and linguistic encounter move us to question those terms? Translation can be understood as always entangled with its surroundings, in tension with and inseparable from the place of its construction and of its reception at different times and places, suggesting that the complexity of language relations can remain constant across sites of inquiry; it can also have a flattening effect for the receiver, often blurring the line between “speaking of” and “speaking for”, and obscuring the networks of actors and processes involved in its making.

Puppet Theatre: In the Beginning were Puppets An Interdisciplinary Conference held at Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre 30-31 January 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:54pm
Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Puppets are a universal phenomenon that appears in all cultures. Varying in size from the miniscule to the
colossal, puppetry is of an enormous diversity: from rounded (the string puppet or the marionette, the
rod-puppet, the hand- or glove-puppet, the finger-puppet) to flat (the shadow-show, the toy or paper
theatre); from 'living' marionettes and bodies fastened to performers, to 'held' puppets (Japanese Bunraku
theatre), puppets come in all shapes and sizes. Performances involving puppets are no less variegated:
spanning art forms as diverse as folk theatre and élite entertainment, one only needs to recall eighteenthcentury
operas penned for puppets; Gordon Craig's non-naturalistic refashioning of the actor as a

Trans Identities in the French media

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:53pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]). Such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infoto illustrate an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility transsexuals and transgender people still suffer from in French society.

"Thinking the Unbearable" NeMLA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:52pm
Jacqueline O'Dell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The unbearable always feels like the end. And yet, Lee Edelman and Lauren Berlant write in Sex, or the Unbearable, encountering the unbearable “unleashes the energy that allows for the possibility of change.” Such movements towards change occur across genres and scales, from the inter-galactic effort to unwrite an apocalyptic ending in Avengers: End Game, to combating climate change in the emergent “Cli-fi” genre, to tidying up on self-improvement shows that attempt to make domestic life more bearable. Such depictions of persisting, attenuating, and enduring raise questions about the size, scope, and location of the unbearable.

Ecosomatics Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:52pm
Catherine Fairfield & Petra Kuppers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call for Symposium Proposals: Ecosomatics

 

We are inviting contributions to a three-day residential symposium at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Michigan (April 23rd to 25th2020), funded and supported by the University of Michigan (Departments of English, Dance, Theatre, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Initiative on Disability Studies, Graham Sustainability Institute and the Program in the Environment) in collaboration with the Black Earth Institute.

 

Lady Problems: 21st Century Women and Comedy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:01pm
Sara Hosey/Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In 2011, responding to a few famous men’s remarks that “women aren’t funny,” Tina Fey wrote, “It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don't like something, it is empirically not good. I don't like Chinese food, but I don't write articles trying to prove it doesn't exist.”

In recent years, it has only become more difficult to argue the nonexistence, irrelevance, or inferiority of women’s comedy. This panel will explore the explosion in women’s comedy, including in novels, memoirs, stand-up, television series, and political commentary.

NeMLA 2020 Boston Call for Papers: Creating Humanity through Prison Education Programs

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The high cost of a college education and the persistent worries about both immediate and future employment opportunities have resulted in students and their families doubting the value of the humanities, and all too often, the value of a college degree. These pervasive doubts contrast to the many reports and surveys of employers who stress their preferences for hiring graduates with the very traits the study of humanities imbues: creative thinking, team work, empathy, communication skills, and curiosity. Despite the number of closures of humanities programs and the disappearance of colleges dedicated to the liberal arts, one population of potential students for humanities programs continues to grow: prison inmates.

More than Meets the Ear - Sound & Short Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:58am
University of Vienna (Austria)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sound is being celebrated as a source of insight in the humanities. Foregrounding the sense condemned to play second fiddle by Plato, scholars are tapping into sonic, auditive and aural phenomena and their technological reproduction, mapping practices of sound production, exploring soundscapes of different periods, compiling cultures and histories of hearing and listening. Some publications in this vibrant field focus on voice/s, others explore the theorisation, representation and political (re-) evaluation of noise/s or investigate how hearing may interact with vision, touch, taste and smell.

Minima Moralia Today: A Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:57am
Mandel Center for the Humanities Brandeis University Waltham, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Call for Papers:Minima Moralia Today:  A Symposium

 

September 20, 2019

 

Mandel Center for the Humanities

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

 

Invited speakers:  S.D. Chrostowska (York University), Andrea Dara Cooper (University of North Carolina), Jakob Norberg (Duke University)

 

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