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[Per]forming the Present: Studies in Narrative, Temporality, and Zeitgeist

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:59am
English Graduate Student Society at Carleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS [Per]forming the Present: Studies in Narrative, Temporality, and Zeitgeist
Department of English Graduate Conference, Carleton University
26-29 April 2019

“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
D.H. Lawrence

Arts and the City Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:26am
Institute of English Studies, Karoli Gaspar University and The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Papers

Arts and the City

International Conference

23-24 May 2019, Budapest, Hungary
Károli Gáspár University & The Hungarian Academy of Sciences

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ANDREW GIBSON, Royal Holloway, University of London

BERNARDINE EVARISTO, writer, London

(author of Lara, Soul Tourists, and Blonde Roots, among other novels)

NOÉMI SZÉCSI, writer, Budapest

(author of The Finno-Ugrian Vampire and Mandragora Street 7, among other novels)

Reframing Colonialism: Exploring Languages, Cultures and Identities

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:14pm
Aspen Knight University of Alaska Anchorage Pacific Rim English Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

The Pacific Rim English Conference is a graduate student ran academic conference in English studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Aspen Knight, the director of this years conference is a second year masters student with the department of English at UAA. Her current research is on digital rhetoric and feminism. She, and the rest of the Pacific Rim conference committee welcomes all participants and is excited about this upcoming conference. 2019 Call for Proposals Reframing Colonialism: Considering Languages, Cultures, and Identities The effects of colonialism continuously shape the way we all live our everyday lives, making it one of the most challenging subjects in academia.

‘Always Coming Home’: Thinking Utopia-in-Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 3:10pm
University of Alabama in Huntsville (English)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

In 1974, in the shadow of the Vietnam War and amidst the economic and political retrenchments of post-1968, Ursula K. Le Guin published The Dispossessed. The novel’s radical innovation of the narrative utopia, with its unblinking acknowledgment of the form’s conceptual as well as practical limits, paradoxically revitalized and reactivated utopia’s uncompromising social vocation for an emphatically anti-utopian era.

Radical Resistance: Dissent and Boundary Crossing in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2:14pm
English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Radical Resistance: Dissent and Boundary Crossing in the Humanities - Saturday, April 6th

 Inspired by the current political climate in the United States and around the world, the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization seeks papers from graduate and upper-level undergraduate students on different forms of resistance. How does resistance take shape across the humanities? How can political resistance, transgressions of social boundaries, and dissent from the majority impact our work and our lives? We invite submissions for panels, papers, posters, and other media presentations that explore the theme of resistance.

Possible topics for presentation include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Health & Sickness: (G)hosts and Liminal Lives *Deadline Extended: 01/31/19*

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 1:02pm
New York University / Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

We seek projects pertaining to health, sickness, and everything in between and at the extremes of these conditions that span and involve the Spanish-speaking and Lusophone worlds. Drawing on a variety of approaches, including but not limited to, biopolitics, necropolitics, spirituality and religion, queer studies, the history of medicine and epidemics, and affect theory, we invite you to consider the figure of the (g)host, regardless of your period of interest. Questions about the limits of the bodily and conceptualizations of liminality as well as interdisciplinary papers are of particular interest.

Militourism: Travel Literature and Empire - MLA guaranteed session

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:25am
Modern Languages Association - GS Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.

Call for Papers - The Comics and Popular Arts Conference in Atlanta

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:03am
The Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

2019 Call for Papers / Call for Proposals

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2/11/19

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 12th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, August 30-September 2, 2019.

Shapes of Futures

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:37am
Shapes of Futures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Shapes of Futures

Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ziauddin Sardar

Rafał Matyja

 

What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan

 

Single/Solo/Lone Parenting in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:04am
The Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Following the international conference Close relations: a multi-and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, the Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies invites chapters for a contributed volume which will explore, discuss and theorise single/solo/lone parenting in Europe and North America. Palgrave Macmillan have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life series. 

Special Issue: (Re)Mapping Cosmopolitanism in Literature and Film

updated: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 7:10pm
/Humanities/
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The journal /Humanities/ is now accepting submissions for publication in a special issue on “(Re)Mapping Cosmopolitanism in Literature and Film.”

 

NEW REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2019

updated: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 8:43am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

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”.

Display: Excess and Visibility in Film, Media, and Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:09pm
Media Fields Collective, UC Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

***Deadline Extended***

Call For Papers: Media Fields VII Conference, April 3-5

Display: Excess and Visibility in Film, Media, and Culture

Keynote Speakers: ​Soraya Murray​ (Associate Professor in Film and Digital Media at University of California Santa Cruz and principal faculty in Art and Design Games and Playable Media), Joshua Neves​ (Assistant Professor Film Cinema Studies at Concordia, ​Canada Research Chair, and Director of the Global Emergent Media Lab).

Romantic Elements

updated: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:57am
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Chicago)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

 DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan 25)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

 “Romantic Elements”

NASSR 2019 

Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History **EXTENDED

updated: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:30am
International Society of Cultural History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Call for papers: Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History

Proposed panel for the International Society for Cultural History (26-29 June 2019)

Tallinn, Estonia

 

What is the place of creative and speculative writing in history? Are these distinct or related practices? Should one or both be employed? What are the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of writing history creatively or speculatively? What ethical issues do each of these modes of history writing raise?

Kinship, Community, and Activism in the Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:02pm
The Howard University Graduate English Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

 Kinship, Community, and Activism in the Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora

 

 “To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate         domination.” ― bell hooks, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

Essays on T. S. Eliot Complete Prose

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:03pm
Jayme Stayer, John Carroll University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

For a proposed volume celebrating The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, co-editors Jayme Stayer and Anthony Cuda are soliciting abstracts for original essays on aspects of Eliot’s work that pertain to his non-fiction prose. The volume will be dedicated to the General Editor of The Prose, Ronald Schuchard, to honor his influence in the fields of Eliot studies and modernism. Essays may fall into the following categories, but are not limited to what is described here:

CFA: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 11, 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:02pm
Evan Torner
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

CFA: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema
and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 11, 2019)

As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly
Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we
are pleased to announce the fifth annual prize for an outstanding
published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and
Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and
the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2019 SCMS meeting in
Seattle. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.

Eligibility:

Page 23 Literary Conference at Denver Pop Culture Con

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:02pm
Page 23 / Pop Culture Classroom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConMay 31-June 2

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center           DENVER, CO      MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019

 

Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:01pm
Computers & Composition
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Special Issue of Computers and Composition

Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies

 

Guest Editors: Les Hutchinson (Michigan State University) and Maria Novotny (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)

 

Rhetorics of Reproductive Justice in Public and Civic Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:01pm
Reflections
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Recent reports reveal that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, particularly among low-income, rural, and African American women (NPR, 2017). Changes to the Supreme Court endanger the viability of Roe v. Wade. In Iowa, a judge threatens to ban nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (NPR, 2018). In Wisconsin, the state legislature rejects the repeal of the “cocaine mom law,” which opponents argue forces undue medical care on pregnant women (Reuters, 2017). These reproductive threats are not limited to only women’s rights.

Conference on Narrative Games

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:58pm
Stefan Hall / High Point University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

Conference on Narrative Games

Keynote Speaker:  Rachel Noel Williams (Narrative Designer at Obsidian Entertainment, Lead Narrative Designer at Telltale Games, and Narrative Writer at Riot Games)

Poetry and Visual Arts Journal--Submit to The Tau!

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:58pm
The Tau/Lourdes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND FORM

2017-2018 Tau Deadline: February 28, 2019
Submission dates: September 1–February 28

Submissions to the Tau can include poetry (up to 5 poems per author), short stories, and creative non-fiction (up to 3,000 words per entry). All submissions will be considered through a blind review process.

Please use the form found on the following website for submissions:

http://www.lourdes.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/publications/the-tau/

Written entries:

MLA 2020 (guaranteed panel): Taking stock: Romanian Culture Between 1989-2019

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:37am
Catalina Florina Florescu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

This panel invites discussions about the aesthetics, politics, and economics of Romanian cultural works in a transnational dialogue 30 years after the fall of communism. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio to Catalina Florescu (fflorescu@pace.edu) and Letitia Guran (liguran@ncat.edu) by March 15th.

7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:31am
Quinnipiac University Writing and Critical Thinking (QUWACT)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Langston Hughes Society Panels at the ALA

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:24am
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be

held at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on

any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.

 

I. The Panther and the Lash: Langston Hughes and the Black Arts Movement

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