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Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

Non-Binary: Retheorizing Romantic Sexes and Genders

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:12am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

Radical Materialisms--updated

updated: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:15am
Boston College English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

Radical Materialisms

Boston College English Graduate Conference

April 6th, 2019

 

***We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submissions to February 8th***

 

New materialisms and object-oriented ontology offer a radical reorganization—perhaps a democratization—of human/object relations, deemphasizing human agency in favor of a “parliament of things.” This conference asks if such approaches have been too quick to abandon human politics altogether. Can new materialisms be both conceptually and politically radical?

ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (Digital Humanities Section)

updated: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:15am
Tonya Howe / Digital Humanities Section Editor, ABO
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/) solicits articles that provide practical, theoretical, and critical ways of engaging women and the arts, 1640-1830, through digital means.

Among other topics, articles might analyze or encourage new ways of looking at texts connected to women and the arts, or women’s presence and absence in electronic collections, projects, or data sets. ABO also solicits peer reviews of digital tools and projects focusing on women in the arts, 1640-1830, and invites submission of digital tools and projects for peer review.

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

updated: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 9:21am
ULICES University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

July 3-5, 2019

School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon

 

Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.

 

Call for Papers: SCSECS 2019 (Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb.)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for papers for our 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Dallas, TX, 21-23 February. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. The deadline for submission is November 30.

Presentist, Historical, and Unveiled Identities from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Kaethler / Medicine Hat College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

This survey panel aims to establish dialogues between experts in early literatures. The confluence of epochs facilitates cross-historical discussion and provides a means for thinking about ways to teach early survey courses in university or college classrooms. This panel focuses on identities (racial, gendered, sexual, or mediatized, etc.). In recent years, scholars have labelled efforts to locate early forms of contemporary identity in early literature as presentist, an approach that tends to overlook differences between historical eras by prioritizing current concerns. However, are presentist methods actually flawed? And does any effort to trace earlier forms of current interests automatically constitute presentism?

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
European Journal of Humour Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

 

Political humor has long been implicated in both the juridical settings of government and its policymaking and the everyday lived possibilities constrained by social institutions and expectations. This is perhaps especially true today.  In contemporary societies around the world, political humor abounds in a great diversity of media. Politicians and parties use humor to advance their interests and agendas.  Individuals and social movements use humor to express their needs and causes.

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