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Contemporary Literary Ideas and Practices International Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:07am
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

Call for Papers

 

Contemporary Literary Ideas and Practices International Conference

Hunan Normal University

(Changsha, China, June 22-23, 2019)

 

Keynote speakers are Jennifer Scappettone (University of Chicago), Yunte Huang (University of California, Santa Barbara), Brian Reed (University of Washington), Aldon Lynn Nielsen (Penn State University), and Karen McCarthy Woolf (Royal Holloway, University of London). 

 

Conference Background and Scope 

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY (3/22/19) - MLA 2020 - Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:51pm
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a special session panel on the theme "Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human" for the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Religion and Theatre Focus Group--Emerging Scholars Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:15pm
American Theatre in Higher Education Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

American Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference 2019

Orlando, FL

August 7-11, 2019

 

The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus groups invites current and recent graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not yet presented at a major national conference to submit papers for its 2019 Emerging Scholars Panel.

 

[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:02pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

New Gothic Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.

Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada

Migrant States of Exception

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:45pm
Birgit Spengler, University of Wuppertal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

CFP Symposium: Migrant States of Exception

November 14-16, 2019, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Deadline for Proposals: March 30, 2019

Institutional contexts and the shaping and re-shaping of power

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:08pm
MLA 2020 (Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

In light of renewed attention to hierarchies in the profession, the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession invites your consideration of whether and how institutions -- one’s university, scholarly field, or organizations like MLA  -- can be mobilized toward meaningful structural change and more equitable futures.

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, UVa-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?

 

Mosaic - Camera Lucida Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:25pm
Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mosaic, an interdisciplinary critical journal, invites innovative and interdisciplinary submissions for a special issue on the 40th anniversary of Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida. We invite close readings informed by feminist and queer theory, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and aesthetics.

Time and Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:04pm
Leah Wilson (Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

**Deadline extended to 4/1/19**

CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Dates: October 10-12th, 2019

This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (leah.wilson@wsu.edu) no later than April 1, 2019.

Inhuman Algorithms

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:24pm
Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CFP Issue 34: Inhuman Algorithms

http://www.transformationsjournal.org/calls-for-papers/

Algorithms are integral to a digital, networked, automated society. Thrown into the public spotlight by a certain high profile search engine, algorithms are increasingly recognised to exercise agency in practices such as governance, surveillance, online personalisation, medicine, design, high frequency trading, credit scoring and plagiarism. Computational machines make decisions about things, people, places and experiences, and humans learn to address algorithms.

Figuring Modernism- 2020MLA

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:22pm
Judith Paltin / University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CFP MLA 2020 : Figuring Modernism
The 20th-century revolutionary aesthetic Figure in relation to its materialisms and politics, its cross and intermedia, its global travels and cultural histories, the effects of Modernism’s crisis of figuration on being human. Please send a 1-page abstract by March 26 to Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, at judith.paltin@ubc.ca. Also see https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8974.html.

South Central Modern Language Association Sci-Fi & Fantasy Panel

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:21pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.

A Digital Space to Call Home

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
MediaCommons
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question. 

We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our May 2019 issue, A Digital Space to Call Home, asking broadly:

How does homelessness and transience translate in digital spaces? 

The responses we hope to compile in this issue can (but need not exclusively) address:

British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:55pm
U of Nebraska, Omaha and Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers | British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

Eds. Kristin Girten (U of Nebraska, Omaha) and Aaron R. Hanlon (Colby College)

 

We invite submissions for British Literature and the History of Technology, 1600-1830, a peer-reviewed, edited volume of essays for the Bucknell University Press Aperçus Series. The Aperçus Series focuses on connections between historiography, culture, and textual representation. The purpose of this volume is to provide a much-needed account of the role and history of technology in British literature and literary studies of the (very) long eighteenth century.

 

Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Asedios a la imagen/ Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Troubling the Image/ Calibanismes et Antillanismes: Assiéger L’image

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:53pm
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Asedios a la imagen
Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Troubling the Image
Calibanismes et Antillanismes: Assiéger L’image

April 2nd-4th, 2020

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Tulsa Day of YA

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:53pm
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,in conjunction with Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-County Library, seeks paper and roundtable proposals for the Tulsa Day of YA, which will be held at the Tulsa City-County Library on from the evening of February 21 to the afternoon of February 22, 2020.

 

"The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s"

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:38pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

Costume in Legend and Tradition

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:03am
Jeremy Harte/ The Folklore Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Costume in Legend and Tradition, 31st August– 1st September 2019 at Blackburn Museum. Don’t get your knickers in a twist, put on seven-league boots and come to this two-day conference on Costume in Legend and Tradition, to be held on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019 as the fourteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, at Blackburn Museum, Lancashire BB1 7AJ.  If you’re into masquerades, rings of power, glass slippers or ghosts in sheets, we’d like to hear from you. Anyone can contribute – folklorists, designers, costume historians and brave little tailors. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or film presentations.

The World Upside-Down: Absurdities, Inversions, and Alternate Realities

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:49am
Karin E. Christiaens / Columbia University Ancient Mediterranean Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019

The World Upside-Down: Absurdities, Inversions, and Alternate Realities

Columbia University Ancient Mediterranean Graduate Student Conference

November 1-2, 2019. Columbia University in the City of New York, USA.                           

 

Keynote Speaker:  Patrick R. Crowley (University of Chicago)

                                                                                                           

SEMANTIC RELATIONS AND PERSONAL NAMES

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:47am
ANS Panel at MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

The American Name Society (ANS)

is issuing its

Call for Papers

for the ANS panel at the 

Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention

9-12 January 2020, Seattle

 

Semantic relations and personal names

RMMLA 2019 Asian Comparative Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:04am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline extended to April 1, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film

2019 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) Annual Convention

Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas

October 10-12, 2019 

MLA 2020 EXTENDED DEADLINE - Mobilizing Self-Indifference

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:09am
Special Sessions, MLA Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Mobilizing Self-Indifference: "The agitation is only on the surface. Underneath I’m indifferent"

 This session invites considerations of the politics and affect of self-indifference in literary studies. Papers can address aggravations, radicalism, resistance, privilege, exceptionalism, and/or implement any theoretical lens. Please submit abstracts of 300 words.

Deadline for submissions: FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2019

Celiese Lypka, U of Calgary (celiese.lypka@ucalgary.ca 

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