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Cine Excess XIII: Independent Visions of Excess

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:54am
Frances Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

 

 

Call for Papers

 

The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

 

 

 

Birmingham City University Presents:

 

Cine Excess XIII

 

Independent Visions of Excess

 

 

 

7th- 9th November 2019

 

Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

 

 

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

Bold Women

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:54am
Wilson College Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Wilson College Humanities Conference

Conference Theme: Bold WomenSaturday, February 29, 2020

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Sponsored by Wilson’s M.A. in Humanities Program

The theme of this year’s Wilson College Orr Forum is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wilson College and its long history educating women as a former women's college. During the academic year '19-'20, the College is celebrating its past, present, and future, and we invite all interested scholars to join us in exploring the concepts, themes, and images conjured by the phrase “bold women.”

The Politics and Opacities of Grievability

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
College Arts Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.

(NeMLA 2020) George Eliot's Unfortunate Men

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:31am
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Things often end badly for males in George Eliot’s fiction. Macarthy, the antisocial artist in her first published prose fiction, dies unappreciated; dreamy Seth Bede reconciles himself to a pitiful bachelordom; Smilesian Tom Tulliver charters his wealth (but not his wellbeing); opportunistic Harold Transome is chastened by his circumstances; pedantic Edward Casaubon fails as a scholar and as a gentleman; and formidable Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt drowns because Eliot is unsure what else to do with him. These men are usually disposed of in credible ways, but are they treated fairly? Are their respective fates convincing given their character flaws and contexts, or are they treated more harshly than the women who share their fictional worlds?

Affect in American Literature (NeMLA Boston 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:39pm
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel sets out to discuss the ways in which affects, emotions, and sensations shape, take shape in, and are shaped by American literatures.

HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:26pm
University of Manchester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers: HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century

HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality

16-17 January, 2020

University of Manchester, UK

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 30 September 2019

As we approach the third decade of the current century and the initial years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic become more deeply confined to the annals of history, scholarly and artistic interest in the virus appears to be thriving.

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