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NeMLA 2020: The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The English word “school” derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure.” It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of Classical theatre were directed to learn from the plays that they watched. Subsequent Greco-Roman literary works frequently emphasized the educational progress of their characters.

4th Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
University of Gdansk, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, University of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CFP:

   In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.

Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:18am
CETAPS (NOVA University of Lisbon) and CELIS (Université Clermont Auvergne)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction

International Conference

 

 

 

Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)

                                                                                

Date: December 5-7 2019

 

 

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:31am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

SCMS 2020 Panel: Time After Time: Film and Media Studies at the End of Temporality

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:22pm
Koel Banerjee (Carnegie Mellon), Matthew Ellis (Brown University, Rachel Schaff (Ithaca College)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Cinematic, televisual, and cross-media cultural production has passed through the end of history (Fukuyama) only to be cornered by “the end of temporality” (Jameson). Today’s illiberal turn is occasioned by the global crises of neoliberal capitalism and the deregulation of state welfare. Consequently, our present is marked by a global epidemic of nostalgia, one that forces Walter Benjamin’s angel of history to reverse flight. In this redirection to what Zygmunt Bauman calls “retropia,” a backward-looking Utopia, our experience of history is rendered ahistorical.

Who Belongs, Who Does Not: The Use of Comics as Literatures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This creative panel seeks to examine how artist-scholars can combine their scholarship and their creative skills to articulate various forms of marginalization. I intend to solicit creative works that lie at the intersection of the textual and the pictorial, which push the boundaries of scholarly inquiry by incorporating the artistic, in an effort to make research more accessible to people outside the academe. As a comic scholar and artist, I firmly believe in the versatility of its hybrid form and its ability to solicit deeply affective responses (which cannot be achieved by purely empirical data).

Music & Death: 2nd Interdisciplinary Global Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:13am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

The death of a lover, child, spouse, partner, parent, friend is the loss of someone unique and irreplaceable – a presence in our lives never to be seen, held, heard or felt again. The tragic loss of familiar, iconic, well loved public figures and celebrities, the unexpected deaths of people through murder, violence or terrorism, heart rending loss through illness, disease or natural disasters all remind us of the fragility and vulnerability of our lives. In times like these music is often our companion providing comfort in the incomprehensibility of loss.
 

Nineteenth-Century Formations

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Formations

The University of Hong Kong

December 6-7

 

This interdisciplinary conference asks participants to rethink the nineteenth century and its social, aesthetic, and discursive formations. It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the categories that inform and shape our various disciplinary approaches to the nineteenth century. In doing so, it invokes the term “formations” in a broad sense, to convey the processes by which concepts, categories, structures, systems, and institutions—many of which remain in place today—came into existence during this period.

 

Film & Media Festival SIG CFP -- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:13pm
SCMS Film & Media Festival SIG
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019

//Deadline Extended//

The Film & Media Festival SIG has extended its deadline to assist in coordinating preconstituted panels for next year's SCMS to August 8.

Submission details below!

Film & Media Festivals SIG – Call for Papers, SCMS 2020 in Denver (April, 1st-5th)

To participate in a preconstituted panel sponsored by the Film and Media Festivals SIG, please submit a summary no longer than 2500 characters, 3-5 bibliographic sources, and an author bio no longer than 500 characters.

Please copy and paste your proposal into the body of the email message (avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:36pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12, 2020
Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 23rd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12, 2020 at Imperial College, London, UK.

Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome. 

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