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Critical University Studies - SAMLA - November 8-10, 2019

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:02am
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association; November 8-10, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia; Special Session - Roundtable - Critical University Studies. This roundtable welcomes submissions on any aspect of Critical University Studies. Topics that examine the relationship between higher education and society could include specific institutional histories, critical pedagogy, the public/private divide, student debt, academic labor, and legitimation crises in the humanities. By 27 May 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

Not Just Clowning Around: Blackface Yesterday and Today

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:48pm
PAMLA November 14-17, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

As recent events in Virginia demonstrated, blackface minstrelsy is far from being a thing of the past. Despite its taboo status and overtly racist underpinnings, blackface continues to happen. In his seminal work on the phenomenon, Eric Lott argued that early blackface minstrelsy emerged out of the “intersection of slave culture and earlier blackface stage characters such as the…clown of English pantomime and the clown of the American circus.” What might this lineage tell us about the ongoing prevalence and relevance of blackface? This session invites proposals that consider and examine modern and past manifestations of blackface minstrelsy, its legacies, and its influence.

Borders, Walls, and Bridges

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:26am
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

Themes:  Borders, Walls, and Bridges

 

Luncheon Speaker:  Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate

 

Location:  Michigan State University, Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane, East Lansing MI 48824

Native American Permanent Section

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:51am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

The Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring the MMLA conference theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” in any genre of works by Native American authors of any historical period. Possible topics may include analyses of dual texts, doubled characters, transcultural identity, translation, reproduction, or narrative or poetic appropriation. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 19 to the panel chair, Dr. Kate Beutel, at kbeutel@lourdes.edu. The MMLA meets in Chicago, November 14-17, 2019.

Fabricating the Body--MMLA permanent section--April 19 deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:51am
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

 

convention information:

 

Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 14-17, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

session CFP information:

Fabricating the Body

This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.

Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

  • the clothed, veiled, or hidden body

  • the exposed or objectified body

  • the fetishized body

Teaching Popular Culture

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:30am
Lance Eaton/Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will be having its annual conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this year.  And I'm looking for interesting and unique proposals around teaching and popular culture.  

This area focuses on how to teach popular culture, which may include sharing unique approaches to:

Double the Teaching: the Work of Community College Faculty

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:53am
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We readily describe the job of university professors as having three components: research, teaching, and service. These same three components manifest themselves in the work of community college faculty. Nevertheless, full-time community college faculty typically have at least double the teaching load of their peers at the university. This much greater emphasis on teaching together with much diminished requirements (and support) for research means the work of a full-time community college instructor has a distinct balance of efforts and outcomes.

 

Call for Chapter Proposals - Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:32am
Melanie Haas/Texas Woman's University, N.A. Pierce/Old Dominion University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:

Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)

Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)

Interrogating Men: Toxic Masculinity in the Contemporary Moment

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:21am
Jon Mitchell / University of East Anglia UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

“Toxic masculinity” is a relatively new buzz phrase to capture, in the contemporary moment, problematics of male behavior and masculinist beliefs. However, the term needs interrogating if we are to fully understand its implications. What exactly is toxic masculinity? What agenda(s) does the term serve? What makes it toxic, and to whom is it toxic? Indeed, is toxic masculinity itself really a thing, or is it simply a new slogan for behaviours and beliefs that have always been a part of (too) many expressions of masculinity? What is the significance of this phrase to the study of masculinity?

Masculinity Crisis in the Americas

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:46pm
Queen's University Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Masculinity Crisis in the Americas

Queen’s University Belfast

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