For the 2019 conference of the International Gothic Association (to be held at Lewis University July 30th– August 2nd: https://igalewis2019.com/), I am organizing a roundtable with 5 to 7 participants to talk about best practices in teaching the Gothic.
UC San Diego’s Department of Literature is excited to announce our first annual graduate conference. This year’s theme, “Return, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery,” embraces the complexities of the prefix “post-” in “post-apocalypse.” We are happy to confirm Dr. Shelley Streeby as our keynote speaker; her work on science fiction, climate change, and activism along with her experience in Literature, Ethnic Studies, and the Critical Gender Studies Program will especially enrich our interdisciplinary discussion!
The William Carlos Williams Society is sponsoring two panels at the ALA convention in Boston on 23-26 May. This call invites teachers and scholars to share their experience of teaching William Carlos Williams and his work in the classroom. The panel will be a round-table discussion featuring 5-6 speakers each of whom would present a short paper (8-10 minutes) as a springboard for a general interactive discussion. The aim is that this panel will form the basis for a subsequent publication on this topic.
Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words and a short bio.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Sabrina: I want freedom and power.
Prudence: He will never give you that. The Dark Lord. The thought of you, of any of us, having both terrifies him.
Sabrina: Why is that?
Prudence: He is a man, isn’t he?
Although dramatic programs on witches have been on television since the sixties, 2018 saw an unprecedented preoccupation with them. In addition to ongoing supernatural series, there are at least seven new witch-themed shows which started this year: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Charmed, Legacies, A Discovery of Witches, Light as a Feather, Disenchantment, and Britannia.
Elizabeth Bowen: Blurring Boundaries
University of Bedfordshire, 8th June 2019
Call for Papers
Keynote Speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett (University of Bristol)
Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)
The Elizabeth Bowen Society is delighted to announce its second international conference. Recent years have seen a growing and sustained interest in Bowen’s work, which can be read through a wide variety of literary approaches. No longer thought of as a writer on the margins of Bloomsbury, Bowen rightly occupies a central place in our understanding of both the twentieth century and twentieth-century literature.
Authors are invited to submit articles for publication in „Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe” 9/2019. Manuscripts should be submitted through Open Journal Systems: https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/sceranea/user/register by April 30th, 2019.
Submissions are now open for the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, held May 22-23, 2019 at Bryn Mawr College. We are open to all topics related to blended learning in the liberal arts. Possible themes include:
This collection seeks to bring together some of the most recent international scholarship and developments in the interdisciplinary fields of digital and public humanities. Alongside a critical exploration of the production, distribution and scholarship of culture in relation to digital media and technologies, the collection will examine the possibilities and challenges of publicly engaged scholarship in the digital humanities and beyond. Working with a broad definition of ‘public humanities’, we wish to interrogate the multifaceted interface of arts and humanities scholarship and engagement with wider ‘publics’ beyond academia, from literary and cultural heritage to creative arts and performance.
Organized by Kyoko Takanashi (Indiana University, South Bend) and Annika Mann (Arizona State University)
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film
16-17 December 2019
Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College London, UK
Convenors: Julia Lajta-Novak (Vienna) and Caitríona Ní Dhúill (Durham)
Call for Applications
2019 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute “Digital Asias”
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 3-7, 2019. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine) and Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Digital Asias.”
Call for papers, The St. John's Humanities Review Spring 2019 Issue
The St. John’s University Humanities Review
Special Issue: “2020 Vision: Writing During the Trump Era”
Deadline for Abstracts: December 31, 2018
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2019
Editors: M.H. Daniels and Steven O. Ikeme
Contact email: SJUHumanitiesReview@gmail.com
“2020 Vision” A Special Issue of The St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2019
“Where is Cinema?”: A Film & Media Graduate Conference
February 28, 2019, Columbia University
Keynote Speaker: Brian Larkin, Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE
Flickering Landscapes Conference - "The Image of Migration: Landscapes and People"
Center for Emerging Media, University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL, United States, March 28-30, 2019
The Center for Humanities and Digital Research, The Nicholson School of Communications and Media, and the Texts and Technology Doctoral Program at the University of Central Florida
Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group 2019 ALA
The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing two Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:
1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980
American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group
Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period. Abstracts by January 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980
International Conference"Mirror, Mirror: Perceptions, Deceptions, and Reflections in Time"9 March, 2019 – London, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE
What counts as labor, and who gets to decide? For the 8th Annual Tufts University Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, we will explore how questions of identity shape our ideas about labor. What kinds of work are men, women, and trans or nonbinary people expected to perform, and for whom? How do various identities and positionalities—like gender, race, class, and sexuality—inform the work we do? And what does it mean to resist gendered, raced, classed, or otherwise invisible labor? How can we reshape our understanding of what is work and what work matters?
Deadline Extended: January 4, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade
Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga
March 28 - 30, 2019
University of Houston
In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that
“the history of Africa has not simply been one of deprivation, dispossession and exploitation but also one of resistance and struggle. At the centre of this struggle has been the quest for re-membering Africa so brutally dis-membered...”
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Jan. 4th 2019
March 28 - 30, 2019
University of Houston
Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the second issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which will appear in the fall of 2019. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.
III International Symposium. MACBA Auditorium, Barcelona. January 30th, 2019
Confirmed Keynote: PhD Rick Dolphijn, Utrecht University
Call for papers:
Walls, Wells, or Welcomes: Libraries in the Lives of Immigrants, Old and New
The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. The theme of the Forum will be re-examining the relationship between libraries and immigrants/immigration, in any country, any region of the world.
Resistance and Disruption
Natura’s 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
February 15, 2019
Michelle Murphy (History and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto)
Call for Papers
Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2019 Natura Conference seeks papers on the topic of resistance, and the role disruption, disagreement, disturbance, opposition, and recalcitrance play in knowledge formation.
Special Volume of Frontiers, A Women Studies Journal 41.3 (Feb. 2021): “Staging Feminist Futures”
Special Volume Editor: Kimberly Jew, University of Utah
Space, energy, temporal fluidity, moving bodies, present voices and affect, witnesses, narrative. The theatrical stage offers a moving, three-dimensional world in which to explore imagined embodiments and emotions, and to momentarily restructure the boundaries of identity, reality and nation. As Jill Dolan argues in her seminal book, Utopian Performance, live performance offers a special power to staged visions of utopian futures through the visceral, action-ready sentiment generated among audience members.
Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its sixth issue, on the theory and philosophy of “disenchantment”. While the contemporary world roils from accelerated inequality across diverse sectors of the global population; technological advancement and complexification; proliferating ‘connectedness’; network, information, and media sinkholes within which the distinction between fact and value is increasingly void—and all this in the midst of great political absurdity—disenchantment, in all its Janus-faced nuance, is again critical to be thought today.
The Cinema Television Literature Association welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019.
The first panel, “Recent Critical Work on Film and Television Adaptations of Literary Narratives” seeks four presentations based on American literary works adapted for feature film or long-format episodic series.
The second panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in literary works.
University of Michigan Press
Co-editors: Dr. Carol Quirke, Dr. Joseph Varga
CALL FOR PAPERS
The New Populisms and the White Working Class
Call for Papers: “Modernism and Diagnosis” (prospective cluster for the Modernism/modernityPrint Plus platform)
Edited by Lisa Mendelman and Heather A. Love
Proposed titles & abstracts due March 15, 2019
Selected essays due June 15, 2019
We seek proposals for short, provocative essays addressing the topic of “Modernism and Diagnosis” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform.