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NEMLA 2019: Water as Transcultural Space

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:58am
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This year’s NEMLA conference includes focus on transnational spaces and “the complex processes of transculturation.” Since waterways such as oceans and rivers have historically been both media for and a contested sites of such processes, we invite panelists for a proposed session that will explore water and/as transcultural and transnational space. While we are particularly interested in exploring the cultural, political, and imaginative impulses that can work to turn waterways into transcultural spaces, we are equally interested in explorations of the forces that resist processes of transculturation.

NEMLA 2019| Bodies in Motion: Corporeality, Migrants, and Refugees

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:57am
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

As threat, as abject, as subject, and as a combination of all three, the figure of the migrant and the figure of the refugee loom large in the ethical imagination. The recent surge in desperate efforts of people to leave their homelands for other places, the Syrian refugee crisis, the mass displacement of the Rohingya, the “caravan” of Central American migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border, and of course the surge in anti-immigrant, and anti-migrant discourses all speak to the moral urgency of collective responses to these figures. It is one of the most pressing concerns of our current moment.

Theater and drama in prison. Prison in theater and drama

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:54am
Department of History and Theory of Theatre, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to the ConferenceTheater and drama in prison. Prison in theater and drama” organized by the Department of History and Theory of Theatre, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences. 

The conference will be held in Warsaw at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences on 22-23 November 2018. We welcome abstracts by 20 September, acceptance notification will be sent by 5 October. Detailed information as well as registration form can be found below.    

CALL FOR PAPERS

Archives, Blood, and Memory: Memoir in the Age of Digital Records and DNA

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:52am
NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The digital age is changing the way we access the past. Previously, writers often accepted family lore, the recollections of elders, as a way to access the past. However, in the digital age, lore may be proven false. A recent post on a Facebook Ancestry.com group reported that a common disappointment for many users is that their DNA results indicate no Native American ancestry despite family legend of a great-grandmother “Cherokee Princess.”   

Atrocity Literatures: Othering or Solidarity?

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:51am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Papers will be presented as part of a panel at the 2019 Northeast MLA convention in Washington D.C., which will take place from March 21-24, 2019.

Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2018. For enquiries, contact Gayatri Devi at gdevi@lockhaven.edu.

American Ecogothic, NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Leslie Fiedler describes American fiction as “bewilderingly and embarrassingly, a gothic fiction… a literature of darkness and the grotesque in a land of light and affirmation” (Love and Death in the American Novel, 29). However, for settlers within the early colonies and citizens of the young republic, the wilderness of the supposed New World not only represented material promise, but also unknown danger. This panel proposes a move away from the more common “land of light and affirmation” reading of American nature towards an ecogothic approach.

Teaching Writing at Specialized Institutions, NEMLA 2019

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:50am
NEMLA 2019 / March 21-24, 2019, Washington, DC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

This roundtable will provide a forum for discussants to describe, analyze, and critique their experiences of teaching writing at specialized institutions. “Specialized institutions” will be interpreted broadly as an institution of higher education that is neither a traditional liberal arts college nor a regional, public university, but instead one that offers a narrower focus through its curriculum. For instance, federal service academies (i.e., West Point or Annapolis), technical colleges (i.e., Georgia Tech, MIT, or Cal Poly), or professional schools (i.e., Bentley University or FIT).

Women and the Media: Transnational Perspectives on Periodical Editorship

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel proposes a historical approach to the study of women’s participation in the press industry as editors of magazines, newspapers, and periodicals. We invite scholars to work from a transnational perspective in order to compare editorial strategies and trace different journalistic traditions in Europe and the US. In addressing these issues, this panel seeks to explain how women shaped the periodical field throughout the long nineteenth century while navigating the challenges of the industry and advocating for gender equality.

The Author’s Other Voice: Literary Translation in Theory and Practice

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The interdisciplinary turn in the field of Translation Studies has raised a number of questions regarding the interweaving of theory and practice, the development of hybrid approaches to the target text, the power of translation to shape cultural relations, and the growing expectations of the reader for truth and clarity. In this context, the role of the literary translator becomes ever-more pertinent. His/her verbal dexterity as well as the ability to capture the narratological complexity of the source text define the subtle border between content and form and shape the identity of the translated work of art.

(Re)presentation of Adolescents and Young Adults in Francophone Literatures

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

While young people have always occupied an important place in world literature, such characters, because they embody both transition and awakening, can offer a helpful angle from which to examine francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures.

Joyce’s Feast of Languages

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:49am
James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Joyce’s Feast of Languages

 

 

The XII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

 

Conference Dates: January 31-February 1, 2019
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2018

 

Keynote speakers: Richard Brown, Enrico Terrinoni, Chrissie Van Mierlo

 

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Twelfth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 137th birthday.

 

Developing Mad Studies (NeMLA 2019: Mar. 21-24, 2019)

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:43am
Hayley C. Stefan / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Social perceptions of madness continually inform interpersonal and policy decisions in the US, notable of late in the shooting of unarmed, non-violent mad people of color; the use of mental “unfitness” to disparage Donald Trump; and the equation of madness with violence after school shootings. Contemporary discussions of how to surveil, restrict, and value those identified as “mad,” mentally and emotionally disabled, or distressed demonstrate the significance of Mad Studies work in the humanities.

American Literature Area at PCA 2019

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:33am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2019 National Conference, April 17-20

Washington, D.C. 

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline: October 1, 2018 

The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA invites submissions for our 2019 National Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park.

Re-Imagining the Pacific - Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:33am
Francisco Delgado, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will examine what it means to re-imagine a region of the world that continues to occupy the imaginations of, among others, artists and scholars, vacation goers and/or environmentalists. The islands of the Pacific, for instance, were regarded by colonial explorers from Europe as utopias untouched by humankind. Beginning in the twentieth century, some islands were used as military testing sites by the United States and Europe with no regard for the Indigenous people of these locations. And most recently, as literary theorist Aimee Bhang explains, the Pacific “is laden with speculation, mostly of two kinds: one that anticipates the economic potential of the ‘Asian century,’ and another that projects its ecological devastation” (663).

Defamiliarizing Epic (Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:32am
Jason Jacobs, Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

Defamiliarizing Epic

Sponsored by the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Organized by Jason Jacobs (Roger Williams University)

Loving your Arms (Before the NRA): Heroes and Their Weapons (Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:31am
Rebeca Castellanos, Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

Loving your Arms (Before the NRA): Heroes and Their Weapons

Sponsored by the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Organized by Rebeca Castellanos (Grand Valley State University)

Toxic Masculinities: Creating, Enforcing, and Distorting Ideas of Manliness in the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:31am
Ana Grinberg, Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

CFPs 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

Toxic Masculinities: Creating, Enforcing, and Distorting Ideas of Manliness in the Middle Ages

Co-sponsors: MEARCSTAPA and Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

Organizers: Ana Grinberg (Auburn University) and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)

Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am
Cinephile: University of British Columbia's Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Cinephile 13.1 Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream

Deadline for draft submissions: September 10th, 2018

 

A 'Re-run' through Gil Scott-Heron's Work

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:29am
Vincent Dussol, E.M.M.A., Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

 

Call for Papers

A ‘re-run’

through

Gil SCOTT-HERON’s work

20-21 June 2019, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France

At the beginning of the booklet that accompanies The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron, his 1978 collection of poetry and music, Gil Scott-Heron wrote:

IGSA Conference -- Girlhood and Sexuality Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:01am
James M. Elrod/ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

We are looking for one or two additional members to join a pre-constituted roundtable for the Inernation Girlhood Studies Association 2019 conference at Notre Dame University. Details are in the link below:

https://genderstudies.submittable.com/submit/116521/call-for-proposals

Our proposed topic is about cultural depictions of teen girls' sexuality and how films/TV series inflect it differently along lines of race, class, and sexual orientation. Also of concern are the reception of such representations/takeaway experiences that teen girls have with these media. 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: UChicago Graduate Student Conference, "Exhaustion"

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Exhaustion

tired bodies, tired worlds 

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

Brutal Themes in Brutal Times: Teaching Edgar Allan Poe in a Culture of Violence

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical strategies for teaching the horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe and his contemporaries. With the looming, true-to-life violence bombarding us every day in the news and in other media outlets, the macabre tales of our favorite authors resonate too well. Teaching the violent and psychologically disturbing short stories of Poe, and others writing in this genre, can be challenging in the current climate of violence in America. Exploring the depths and darkness of humanity through literature can be traumatic for contemporary students who are bombarded with violent words and images every day through social media and news outlets.

Memory Machines and State Work

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.  

Chair: Nathan Douglas / Indiana University, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

Extended Deadline—Jack London, the West, and the Environment: 2018 Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:53am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, October 11–14, 2018. The general focus of the symposium will be Jack London, the West, and the Environment, and the organizers also welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and work. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Please email 200–300 word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu.

Black Neo-Victoriana

updated: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:46am
Edited collection for Neo-Victorian Studies book series (Brill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Recent developments in neo-Victorian cultural production seem to have at least partially acknowledged the steadfast urge put forth by actors, readers/viewers, and critics to include Black experiences in their storyworlds. TV formats like Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015- ), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015-), and Peaky Blinders (2013- ) as well as films such as Wuthering Heights (2011), Belle (2013), and Lady Macbeth (2017) feature Black characters as part of their screenscape.

Thinking with Nancy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:06pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thinking with Nancy

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

International Conference

Friday 29thand Saturday 30thMarch 2019

 

Balliol College 

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg)

 

 

Organisers: Marie Chabbert and Nikolaas Deketelaere

 

 

The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 2:16pm
Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018

The publisher Rowman & Littlefield has invited me to prepare a proposal for an edited collection tentatively titled The Postgraduate Seminar Essay in Literary Studies: A Guide for Writers and Readers. Although many books exist for undergraduate students on writing and research as well as for postgraduate students working on PhD dissertations, the seminar essay is a peculiarly understudied genre. This volume aims to serve as a resource for both students working on seminar papers and for academic staff who regularly teach postgraduates. The first half of the book will consist of essays providing guidance to postgraduate students working on seminar papers.

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