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Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Humanizing the (Post-)Communist Paradigm: An Approach to the Rhetoric of Communism and Post-Communism in its Own Theoretical Language

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:04am
Romanian Studies Association of America MLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Redefinining public discourse rhetoric in (post)communist Romania 30 years after the fall of communism. How can (post)communist wooden language be used to theorize on the regime? 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15. 

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:01am
Tara Daly, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Seeking 300 word abstracts on the topic of Indigenous Futurisms in Latin America for the 2020 MLA conference in Seattle, Washington. They may be sent to: tara.daly@marquette.edu by MARCH 15th, 2019. 

Indigenous Futurisms from Latin America: 2000-20XX

MLA Panel Proposal

January 9-12th 2020 Seattle

 

Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  

Essays on Mildred Taylor

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff & Michelle H. Martin / University Press of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

CfP: Essays on Mildred Taylor (Edited Collection)

Editors: Tammy L. Mielke, Sarah Hardstaff and Michelle H. Martin

Since the publication of Song of the Trees in 1975, Mildred D. Taylor’s award-winning Logan family novels have presented complex representations of black characters, family, community, cultural and political life that defy the often stereotypical representations found in children’s literature at large. Yet there has been considerably less critical engagement with Taylor’s work than might be expected. For this anthology we are seeking contributions that examine numerous aspects of Taylor’s work and its wider impact.

This anthology is under advanced contract with University Press of Mississippi.

Uncovering Truths: Secrets and Self-Discovery in French and Francophone Literature MLA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

What role do secrets play in 20th/21st century French and Francophone literature? How do secrets, both hidden and uncovered, shape the characters and their humanity? Send 250-word abstracts in French or English and brief bio to Antoinette Williams-Tutt (awilliams2@gradcenter.cuny.edu ) and Lisa Karakaya (karakayalisa@gmail.com ), The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 17 March 2019

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper9101.html 

MLA 2020: Contemporary Materialisms

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Renewed theories, forms, or methods capable of illuminating the ongoing economic and political crises codified during the long-seventies. 350-word abstract and bio by 15 March 2019; Ericka Beckman (ebeckman@sas.upenn.edu) and Emilio Sauri (emilio.sauri@umb.edu). This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA Convention. 

MLA 2020: Radical Redrum

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:59am
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

How do concepts central to Marxism (surplus populations, class (im)mobility, primitive accumulation, reproductive labor, etc.) illuminate the horror genre?  350-word abstract and bio to Ericka Beckman (ebeckman@sas.upenn.edu) and Emilio Sauri (emilio.sauri@umb.edu) by March 15th, 2019. This panel is hosted by the Marxist Literary Group for the 2020 MLA convention.   

“Protect our Waters”: Indigenous Women's Activism and Climate Justice

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:45am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

“You can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil,”“Protect the Sacred”and “Water is Life”are slogans which shaped the year 2016 and which keep reverberating ever since. As Indigenous environmental activism in recent years shows, women have been and continue to be on the forefront of environmental protection on communal, national and global levels.

The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:33am
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

 

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2019

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:47am
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”.

John Steinbeck's The Pearl DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 6:07pm
Laura Nicosia/Montclair State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on John Steinbeck’s The Pearl under contract with Salem/Greyhouse Publishers. Known for its simplicity and universal themes of greed, power, and economic oppression, The Pearl was originally published in installments in Women’s Home Companion (1945) with its original title, “The Pearl of the World.”  The Pearl is universally appreciated for its accessibility, classroom applications, and suitability to theoretical approaches. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

Being Human in the (post)colonial: Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:59pm
Modern Language Association - Affiliated Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

NEW DEADLINE:  3/20/19

The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).

Southeast Asia and Australia: Literary and Cultural Connections

updated: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:58pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

NEW DEADLINE:  March 20, 2019

            This call is for a proposed collaborative session between the Southeast Asia/Southeast Asia Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) at the January 2020 MLA conference in Seattle. Given the geographical proximity and intertwined histories of several Southeast Asian countries and Australia, we envision a session that explores existing and emerging literary and cultural connections between them across a range of writing, media, and languages. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED Untimely Endings: The Mimesis of Fiction as a Response to Ecological Crises

updated: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 3:08am
Felicity Gilbert & Gavin McLoughlin, MIC, University of Limerick.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

 

Untimely Endings: The Mimesis of Fiction as a Response to Ecological Crises

 

Postgraduate Conference

 

 

https://untimelyendings2019.wixsite.com/untimelyendings

 

 

Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Date: Thursday 25th April 2019

Abstract Submission Due Date: 18th March 2019.

 

Organisers: Felicity Gilbert, Department of English Language and Literature, and Gavin McLoughlin, Department of Philosophy, MIC.

The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Group
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.

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Environmental Humanities Initiative, University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines

A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara

June 10-30, 2019

Call for Papers

Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation!

2019 SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:24pm
Stewart Habig / The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Call for Papers

African American Literature, Regular Session,

South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019

Everyone Has a Voice!: Listening, Empowerment, Confrontation, Healing

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 2:15pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Every One Has a Voice!:

Listening, Empowerment, Compassionate Confrontation, and Healing

 

The 25th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English (www.aepl.org)

June 20-23, 2019, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

If we really want to change things…, it’s going to start at the grassroots level,

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] New Perspectives: III JRAAS Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:51am
JRAAS/CETAPS, University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

New Perspectives:
III JRAAS Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

The JRAAS team is pleased to announce the third JRAAS Conference New Perspectives, which aims to give students and young researchers the opportunity to present papers on subjects connected to Anglo-American studies. We offer a platform where new ideas can be shared and discussed openly, in order to lay the foundations for an engaged dialogue between the next generation of scholars.

English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:17pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Update: The deadlines for this panel has been extended to April 1, 2019. The English Nineteenth-Century Literature panel at the 2019 RMMLA Conference (Oct. 10-12, El Paso, Texas) welcomes proposals for presentations exploring any aspect of nineteenth-century literature and culture of the British Isles. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to vanwmatt@isu.edu .

Emerson Society Awards announcement

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:36am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2018.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*

Locations and Dislocations: Places and Spaces in Contemporary Women’s Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:54pm
Contemporary Women's Writing Association/Algoma University,Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Locations and Dislocations: Places and Spaces in Contemporary Women’s Writing

International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference

3-5 July 2019, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Call for Papers

 

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:05am
SFSU Comparative and World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Spring 2019

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the literary journal Portals.

In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:

Call for Papers The Era of Posthuman: The Definition and Expansion of the Future Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:23am
The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers

 

The Definition and Expansion of the Future Humanities

 

 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2019

 

Full name / Name of organization: 

The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

 

The Institute of the Future Humanities: www.ifh.or.kr

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