The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University invites paper proposals for Feeling Democracy: A Conference on Politics and Emotions to be held on April 17, 2020.
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
40th International American Studies Conference
Movement and Mobility in America
Ondokuz Mayıs University
Department of Foreign Language Education
October 26–27, 2020
The Song of Songs in European Poetry (13th-17th Centuries)
Translations, Appropriations, Rewritings
University of Padova, 29-30 June 2020
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 47 No. 1 | March 2021
Call for Papers
Justin Prystash (National Taiwan Normal University)
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2020
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society’s “Challenge Campaign” supports Hawthorne-related research or conference travel for early career (pre-tenure) scholars, as well as post-secondary instructors at 2- or 4-year institutions; graduate students presenting papers or writing dissertations incorporating Hawthorne; and college students or secondary school teachers working on Hawthorne-focused projects.
Recipients must join the Hawthorne Society for the calendar year in which they receive their awards. Please see: <https://nathanielhawthornesociety.org/membership/> for information on dues and benefits.
The American Literature Association’s Annual Conference will meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA on May 21-24, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for the conference:
1) Hawthorne and Neo-Aesthetics
CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ASIAN SPECULATIVE FICTION
Vol. 57, No. 1, July 2020
Guest Editors: Susan Philip and Surinderpal Kaur
“Re-visions and Re-imaginations in Asian Speculative Fiction”
Call for Papers: TCEA: Turning Tides at CEA 2020
March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations from the Texas College English Association for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
The TCEA has a guaranteed panel reserved at the annual CEA. More may be accepted.
March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on “Multicultural and World Literary Tides” for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
English in a World of Strangers:
Rethinking World Anglophone Studies
Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies
(Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien / GAPS)
Goethe University Frankfurt, 21-24 May, 2020
Deadline for Panels (minmum of 3): 15 November 2019
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
“We need to now consider that we have elevated what we’ve inscribed as genius at the expense of the humanity and potential of people they silenced, erased, and preyed upon.”
Aditi Natasha Kini
Until not very long ago, support for the independence and self-determination of nations was an indication of a progressive politics and a generous spirit. Not only did Americans celebrate their own independence on the Fourth of July each year with fireworks and music, and parades. As late as the middle of the twentieth century, the independence of other national states, from Greece to India, Ethiopia and Algeria, was widely regarded as an expression of historical justice and redemption.
Speech, Law, Trauma: Indian contexts Call for chapters in an edited volume The ascendancy of right wing nationalism in India in contemporary times has witnessed heavy militarisation, clampdown on journalistic freedom, human rights violations, instances of communal and caste violence, etc. Cases of sexual harassment and #metoo in a world after Jyoti Pandey's rape have also been increasing. It has been well established that the Indian polity is marked by the rise of totalitarian forms of government.
For the Articles section of future issues of Dylan Review, the Editors invite submissions of full-length critical articles (not to exceed 7000 words) on any aspect of Bob Dylan’s oeuvre from, for example, music and performance to painting and sculpture. All submissions, with the occasional exception of invited authors, will undergo a standard peer-review process.
Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows
“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner
The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."
“YOU ARE HERE”:
4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT
OMAHA, NE, USA
CALL FOR PAPERS
SSSL 2020 Round Table
Anthologizing Southern Literature: What Do You Teach?
2020 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP
Call for Papers
Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the nineteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, June 7, and Monday, June 8, 2020.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The fifteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will be held at the University of Sheffield from Wednesday 15 April until Friday 17 April 2020.
Keynote speakers will be Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford), Professor Martin Willis (Cardiff), and Professor Angela Wright (Sheffield).
The BSLS invites proposals for 20-minute papers, panels of three papers, or special roundtables on any subjects within the field of science (including medicine and technology), and literatures in the broadest sense, including theatre, film, and television.
In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.
In the midst of the election of the Trump administration, the growing racial tensions that coalesced into the violent protests in Charlottesville, and the rising rates of hate crimes committed against black and brown individuals, there has been a slew of young adult novels published by writers of color that tackle the ways in which young people within these communities must simultaneously navigate the complexities of childhood while also confronting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and police brutality.
C PRACSIS INTENRATIONAL CONFERENCE
VISUAL CULTURES IN CONTEXTS: AFFECT, SUBVERSION AND RESISTANCE
Department of Media Studies, CHRIST deemed to be UNIVERSITY, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Conference on “Restoration Epistolarity”
Erlangen, 27-28 March 2020
Wallace Stevens Society Call for Papers
American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, CA
Wallace Stevens and Performance
The Wallace Stevens Society is pleased to invite papers for a panel on the topic of “Stevens and Performance” at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
The Department of English, Gauhati University invites research papers for publication for the forthcoming issue of its peer-reviewed journal English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University. The journal is devoted to a scholarly dialogue on a broad range of issues pertaining to English Literature from Middle English to Postmodern times as well as other literatures in English. Articles should deal with topics significant to our time and cultures like representation, identity, subjectivity, ethnicity, nationhood, gender, and narration. Articles for publication should be between 5000 and 8000 words; prepared according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Latest Edition).
Special Issue Editors:
Shyam B. Pandey, Purdue University
Ai-Chu Elisha Ding, Ball State University
Santosh Khadka, California State University Northridge
ASAP/Journal seeks critical and creative contributions for a guest-edited special issue on “autotheory.” Fusing self-representation with philosophy and critical theory, autotheory moves between the worlds of “theory” and “practice,” often exceeding disciplinary boundaries, genres, and forms. This special issue embarks on a rigorous investigation of the autotheoretical impulse as it moves across medial, disciplinary, and national borders from the 1960s to the present. In dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists, this issue will broach the central question: What are autotheory’s conditions of possibility, and what are the political, aesthetic, and cultural effects of this theoretical turn in contemporary cultural production?
FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Diversity, which in the US and UK had initially been associated with and largely confined to the areas of employment and college admissions, has recently taken center stage, most dramatically with the seating of the US House of Representatives on 2 January and the Golden Globes film awards 4 days later. Despite the gains, diversity remains a contentious issue even in an area associated with progressivism: the arts in general (the Golden Globes notwithstanding) and literature in particular. Case in point: Lionel Shriver’s article in the 9 June 2018 issue of The Spectator in which the US novelist attacked Penguin Random House UK’s newly announced diversity statement.
SEASECS 2020, February 20-22, Macon, Georgia
SEASECS will hold its 46th annual meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center. The theme for this year's meeting is "Encounters in the 18th Century: Maps, Materials, and Media." In addition to panels and plenary sessions, special events include tours to historic sites including the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historic Park, the 1869 Hay House, the Tubman Museum, historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Allman Brothers’ “Big House.” Host institutions include Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.
CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology (deadline 9/30/19; conference 3/5-3/8/20, Boston, MA)
51st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 5-8, 20
Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)