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The Persistent Past in Mediterranean Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon and Dr. Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor of French, Tulane University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto 

Arabic and the Non-Human

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Arabic and the Non-Human: This panel aims to uncover and rethink the status of the non-human in the Arabic literary tradition; How has the line between human and non-human played out in Arabic literature, film, media? 250-word abstracts due March 1st to yasmine.khayyat@rutgers.edu

Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Lara Harb, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Practices of Reading in the Pre-Modern Arabic Tradition: How were premodern Arabic texts read, conceived of, commented on, organized, and classified by their authors, contemporaries, and the inheritors of the tradition? How might this inform our own readings of them today? 250-word abstractsdue March 15th

Palestine & Literary History

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Refqa Abu-Remaileh, Assistant Professor Principal Investigator ERC-Projekt PalREAD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Palestine & Literary History: Reimagining Palestinian literary histories, chronologies, timelines; invoking comparative cases; rethinking processes of periodization and canon-formations in the context of exile, refugees, fragmentation, non-linearity, and oppression.250-word abstracts due March 1st to r.remaileh@fu-berlin.de

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Political Demonologies

Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

 

May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston) 

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University) 

CFP: What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

12-15 October 2020, POLIN Museum, Warsaw

We invite scholars working in Jewish studies to propose panels for the international interdisciplinary conference “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies.” The aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the study of East and Central European Jews.

The History of the Book and the Future of the World

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:41pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.

Conference website https://sites.google.com/view/bsanz-conference-2020/home

Revolutionary Legacies: The Ninth Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society Symposium

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:40pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites submissions for its ninth symposium, titled Revolutionary Legacies. The Symposium will take place June 24-27 on the beautiful campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and will honor both the Sedgwick family’s ties to the Albany and Hudson River regions and the area’s role in America’s many revolutions.

Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
Guest editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher, Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations 

A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022

Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, CSULA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 9, 2020

The 16th Annual GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POWER Student Research and Creative Arts Conference at California State University, Los Angeles

CONFERENCE DATE: APRIL 9-10, 2020 • 9AM-4PM

KEYNOTE: JACK HALBERSTAM, APRIL 9, 2020 • 6PM

SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY MARCH 9, 2020 • 5PM

 

PLEASE SEND RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE ABSTRACTS OF 250 WORDS THAT PERTAIN TO THE CONFERENCE'S ANNUAL THEME OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POWER. INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO: NAME, EMAIL, MAJOR OR FIELD OF STUDY, PROJECT TITLE, THREE KEYWORDS, AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION.

SEND SUBMISSIONS OR QUESTIONS TO CSGS@CALSTATELA.EDU. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT BY MARCH 15, 2020.

 

‘Mutual Intelligibility: Language, Culture, Cognition’

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

‘Mutual Intelligibility: Language, Culture, Cognition’

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

18-19 June 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Deadline for submissions: Friday 13 March 2020 to milcc2020@gmail.com

 

5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference (Deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:38pm
Spiral Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Deadline extended: March 1st, 2020

5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference

“Interruptions”

Toronto, Canada, May 8-9, 2020

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: TitanCon 2020

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:38pm
TitanCom 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

On the Shoulders of Giants

TitanCon 2020

Belfast, Ireland

August 28-30, 2020

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

 

Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:37pm
MLA 2021, Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Inviting abstracts for the MLA panel: Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

How does the networked public seize digital means and build new frontiers of knowledge and rights? What new forms of social movements and humanities in digital spaces sustain hopes for persistence? Send 400-word abstracts to rianka.roy@gmail.com.

Link: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12576.html

Rianka Roy, PhD

University of Connecticut

Native American Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Community and Collaboration in Native American Literature - MMLA Conference, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI

In addressing the conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring collaboration and community building in a literary context. Possible topics may include analyses of representations of diverse communities or collective movements in literature by Native American authors. Discussions of author collaborations are also encouraged. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 5 to the panel chair, Kate Beutel, at kbeutel@lourdes.edu.

 

MLA 2021 - Comparative Environmentalisms (guaranteed session)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:36pm
Ben Mangrum / University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto)

This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.

This panel is sponsored by the CLCS 20th-21st century forum and will be a guaranteed session.

Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at bmangrum@umich.edu by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

"Collection Cultures" - MMLA Permanent Section on American Literature 1870-Present

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:33pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Persistence in Afrofuturist Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
MLA Forum: African since 1990
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.

Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
The University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Event:                  Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When:                  Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

Where:                University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Call for Special Issue Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
*Transnational narrative
*Postcolonial narrative
*Fictional and factual narrative
*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory
*Classical narratology revisited
*Transmedial narrative
*Fictionality

The 2020 ELLAK International Conference “The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:02pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference

“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

 

- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

- Date: December 17-19, 2020

- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020

- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020

- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020

 

 

The Politics of Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:59pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Political protest has long been central to literary and cinematic histories from ideological and artistic manifestos to political pamphlets to satirical novels and realist cinema. They remain powerful vehicles for stimulating public debate, issuing calls to action, speaking truth to power, and heightening awareness of social ills.  Despite censorship, marketplace economics, and national politics, literature, film, and numerous other modes of cultural / aesthetic production continue to play an important role not only as agents of social critique but also as agents of social change.

CFP: RMMLA Chinese Lit and Film Since 1900 session

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:58pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CFP: RMMLA Chinese Lit and Film Since 1900 session

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 74th Annual Convention

Conference Date: October 7-10, 2020

Location: Millennium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

We invite submissions of papers proposals that address a broadly defined theme of “change and resistance” in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, arts, film, and culture for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Annual Convention.

 

The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:58pm
University College Cork/Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics

 

Special Issue Proposal for Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

(2021/2)

Guest Editors: Patrick Crowley and Carlos Garrido Castellano

 

This special issue will examine the ways in which anticolonial thought and praxishave continued to inform aesthetics and creative processes. It seeks to think of decolonization as an ongoing collective project allowing us to challenge and critique more recent configurations of coloniality.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media, ICLA/CLAM Conference, L'Aquila (Italy), July 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:57pm
First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM)
Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media

Department of Humanities – Excellence Program 2018-2022 
July 1-3, 2020 – University of L’Aquila (Italy)

Page 23 LitCon at Denver Pop Culture Con

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:57pm
Tracy Bealer/Page 23 at Denver Pop Culture Con
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConJuly 3-5, 2020

 

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

 

DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center           DENVER, CO                                                                      July 3-5, 2020

 

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies [special issue]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

*Transnational narrative

*Postcolonial narrative

*Fictional and factual narrative

*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

*Classical narratology revisited

*Transmedial narrative

*Fictionality

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid: Representing Taboo in Contemporary Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Dr. Christina Fawcett, Dr. Marc Ouellette & Dr. Delores Phillips
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.

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