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Contra Imperium Forms of Dissent in England 1300-1700

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Insubria University, Como, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Dates: 6-7 April 2020

Venue: University of Insubria, Como, Italy

Call for papers deadline: 24th November 2019

Committee: Paola Baseotto (Insubria University), Omar Khalaf (Insubria University), Marie-Christine Munoz-Levy (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3)

Confirmed keynote speakers: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex) – Alessandra Petrina (University of Padova)


Technoaesthetics: Ways of Seeing the 21st Century (NEMLA 2020)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Rhetorics of Reproduction: Rights, Health, Justice

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:45pm
Heather Adams and Nancy Myers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A kairotic moment, 2019 marks a surge in US state legislatures establishing laws tied to reproductive rights, health, and justice, some of which are intended to challenge and overturn Roe v. Wade. While Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah passed bills that limit abortions, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have established laws protecting abortion access. At the same time, no policy changes to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid coverage of abortion, are in sight. But abortion is just one issue of reproductive rights, health, and justice—concerns that affect people in local, national, and global contexts.

Gender Equality and Sustainability: Agnès Varda’s Sustaining Legacy

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:14am
Istanbul Bilgi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

İstanbul Bilgi University is launching a series of annual events dedicated to the intersecting themes of gender equality and sustainability under various academic disciplines. This year’s event will consider the framework of film studies. The inspiration for this inaugural symposium comes from the tireless gleaner of images Agnès Varda, whose legacy of female subjectivity spans more than six decades, from her first film La Pointe Courte (1955) to her final documentary Varda par Agnès (2019). An opening event launching the series will be followed by a one-day symposium to mark the anniversary of Varda’s passing, taking place at İstanbul Bilgi University, March 27-28, 2020

"Are You Game?", issue n°9 of Angles

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:40pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

“Are you game?”



For an upcoming issue of Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World, a peer-reviewed journal indexed by MLA, ERIH-Plus, EBSCO and others, we welcome proposals on “Are you game?”

This issue will be guest edited by Gilles Bertheau (



Call for papers


Poetry and Painting: Conversations

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:39pm
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

You know how  

I feel about painters. I sometimes think poetry  

only describes.  

                          Frank O’Hara, ‘John Button Birthday’ (1957)


The supposed similarity between poetry and painting was famously characterized in Horace's ‘Ars Poetica’ by the dictum ‘ut pictura poesis’ (‘as is painting, so is poetry’). Yet in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing influentially argued for the limits that condition these different art forms — how could a visual scream ever be rendered linguistically? 

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:14am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019


Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.


The Sacred in Literature

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:34pm
New England Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019




Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:23pm
Frances Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019


 Call for Papers Final Reminder
The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess 13
Independent Visions of Excess

7th-9th November 2019
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid [2019], American Mary)-Recipients of a Cine-Excess Female Innovators of Horror Award for Rabid (2019), which screens at Cine-Excess on Saturday 9th NovemberNorman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid)
-Recipient of a Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award