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Representations of Class Intersectionality (ACLA 2019)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:37pm
ACLA 2019 // March 7th-10th // Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Representations of Class Intersectionality

ACLA 2019 — March 7th - 10th

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Critical Fashion & Luxury at NeMLA 2019

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:16pm
nigel lezama, brock university
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Jen Sweeney (Bard College), Nigel Lezama (Brock University) & Jess Clark (Brock University) are co-organizing a small series of critical fashion and luxury studies interventions and events at NeMLA in Washington, DC, from March 21 to 24, 2019. We are seeking 200-word proposals from speakers for the following panel and round table:

Power Dressing: Counter-Hegemonic Practices in Fashion And Luxury

Capitalizing on Fashion and Luxury Studies and Practices: A Roundtable Discussion

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NeMLA 2019 Panel: The Future of Trauma Studies

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This pre-approved panel seeks scholars to present at the 2019 NeMLA conference (March 21-24 in Washington, DC) on the topic of trauma studies.

Panel Description:

Within literary trauma theory, no critic is more ubiquitous than Cathy Caruth whose seminal works—Unclaimed Experience (1996) and Trauma: Explorations in Memory (1995)—remain hegemonic more than two decades since their publication. Drawing on the work of psychiatrists Judith Herman and Bessel van der Kolk, Caruth imagines trauma as an “impossible history” and claims that to listen to trauma is to listen to narrative “departure.” Trauma figures into Caruth’s work as silence—a force strong enough to cause language to fail.

2nd Global Conference: The Changing Faces of Evil

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:14pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

2nd Global Conference:
The Changing Faces of Evil
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 9th March - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Evil – the things we do as well as the things that happen to us – continues to be a stubborn and destructive presence in our lives. Despite often repeated slogans of ‘never again’ and ‘lessons will be learned’, and in the face of all of the monuments, memorials, speeches and books designed to keep the ills of the past ever in our thoughts, the sheer savagery of the evils we are individually and collectively capable of performing is writ seemingly larger every day.

From Ms. Pac-Man to GLaDOS: Gender and Diversity in Video Games

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seminar at the 2019 NeMLA Convention

Washington, DC, March 21 - 24, 2019

Organizer: Kristopher Poulin-Thibault (University of Toronto)

Adolescence in Film and Television (April 17-20, 2019; Proposals due October 1, 2018)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:46pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Area Chair, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is October 1, 2018.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels. 

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Anger" by 28 Oct 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:44pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

"If you're not angry, you're not paying attention"—according to an Esquire/NBC News survey from 2016, "[h]alf of all Americans are angrier today than they were a year ago." Statements like this mirror a perceived cultural and societal change that transcends simplistic partisan divides and has been accompanied by political battles and heated discourse. Though there has been an increased focus on anger in American public life following the 2016 election season, the mobilization of anger has a history that reaches back much further than current debates might suggest.

NeMLA Roundtable: "Animating Theory: Fashioning Theoretical Concepts from Studio Gainax-Trigger"

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:55am
Dorin Smith (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Roundtable Description

This roundtable is looking for 5-10 minute long papers which reflect on the intersection of Theory/post-theory/weak-theory and the animated works of studios Gainax and Trigger. Participants are asked to select a moment (5-15 seconds) of a Gainax-Trigger anime and then to develop a concept which is legible but not beholden to a theoretical approach (e.g. how does FLCL theorize “mastery” to the side of psychoanalytic debates?). By thinking from these animated texts, this roundtable aims to reveal theoretical lines of flight which emerge when theorizing with a text and to show how this approach might animate forms of close reading.


Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture Area

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:09pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture Area

Area Chair: Janet Brennan Croft

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018


NEMLA 2019: Conceptions of History and the Future in American Literature after 9/11

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:27pm
Liliana M. Naydan, Penn State Abington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

When the 9/11 attacks occurred in New York City; Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and Washington, DC, many Americans had the sense that, to quote Don DeLillo, 9/11 had transformed “the world narrative, unquestionably” (Interview with David Ulin). In destroying the Twin Towers in New York City, they devastated icons of the American Century and they marked the start of what DeLillo has called the Age of Terror and hence the start of an unsettling and unfamiliar future. Yet in many ways, too, the 9/11 attacks, marked a return to historical ways of thinking and being.