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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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 email@example.com. The MMLA meets in Chicago, November 14-17, 2019.
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
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:
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
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)
“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
Queen’s University Belfast
1 ─ 2 November 2019