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Byron Society of America at College English Association

updated: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:43am
Byron Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Byron Society of America at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The Byron Society of America and the College English Association welcome proposals for presentations on Lord Byron's life, works, and/or influences for the 51st annual CEA conference, the theme of which is Tides.

 

Call for SCMS Members to join proposed Material Play SIG

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SCMS Members are invited to join a proposal for a new SCMS Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) on Material Play.  An initial roster of at least 30 members is needed for a new SIG proposal to be considered, so if you are interested please send your name and email to jlee105@ucr.edu.  SCMS members may participate in as many SIGs as they like and there are absolutely no obligations to membership (besides being included on the roster and mailing lists).  The provisional mission statement is included below. 

Contact: Jonathan Rey Lee

NeMLA 2020: Literature, New Media and Perception (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

With the invention of photography in the mid-19th century, reality no longer depended on the autonomous interpretation of the subject's view, but was instead objectively perceived and recognizable. Contrary to painting, photography fueled changes in perception and perceived reality by realistically reproducing the object as it exists. Now, the 21st century stands under the aegis of the image, a culture dominated by pictures, visual simulations, illusions, copies, and reproductions—creating an inflection point where visual paradigms compete with and even threaten traditional practices.

NeMLA 2020: The Circle of the Adaptations: Beyond the Boundaries of Genres (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

When we say "adaptation", we often recall certain types of formulas that turn from literature to film. In recent years, however, adaptation has been taking place across literature-film-TV shows, and the distinct starting point of originality has been blurred. According to Darwin's definition, adaptation is "a process by which an animal or plant species is fitted to its environment.” If we expand the aperture to the field of humanities-based on this definition, adaptation is no longer merely an additive function that supports the original and extends its vitality to a minimum, rather, it has a new value in itself, and at the same time provides a healthy circulation in which the original can survive in a changing socio-cultural environment.

Narrative Theories of Violence: From the Political to the Racial Unconscious

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:02pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

From Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious (1981)to Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark (1992), theories of narrative so often double as theories of violence, the one theory reciprocally informing the other. For Jameson, the Marxian violence of exploitation central to the long history of capitalism can be interpreted from the internal dynamics of narrative form: just as capitalism works to repress the true reality of its oppressive mechanisms, narratives work to repress the true reality of History itself (that being, the grand narrative of class struggle).

Friendship: Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Few relationships are as significant as our friendships. The Buddha was once asked by his cousin, Ananda, “Is friendship part of the path?” The Buddha’s response, “No Ananda, friendship is the whole path,” suggesting the momentous power and meaning attributed to friendships. Certainly, close friendships can be as just as important to us as familial bonds. Conversely, the absence of friends can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Although the general psychological and biological benefits of friendship have been well documented, the actual experience of friendship is a deeply personal one. Not only do we each have our own views on what friendship means, we each have our own approach to choosing our friends.

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