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[LAST CALL!] To Shape and Share Otherwise: Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Novel

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:23pm
Steven Delmagori - University at Albany, SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."

                                                                        --Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"

                                                                       

ACLA 2020: Revisions of Fascism II: Comparative Fascisms

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

****This is a CFP for the 2020 ACLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, March 19-22, 2020.***

In The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert Paxton reminds us that fascism has always proved difficult to define. Fascism “seemed to come from nowhere.” Though it “took on multiple and varied forms” and “exalted hatred and violence in the name of national prowess,” it still “managed to appeal to prestigious and well-educated statesmen, entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, and intellectuals.” Despite this, “everyone is” nonetheless, “sure they know what fascism is.” 

“Vampires: Consuming Monsters and Monstrous Consumption”

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:11pm
Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Call for Proposals
“Vampires: Consuming Monsters and Monstrous Consumption”

 

Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny, and the weird. Revenantis now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event, or art reviews for a themed issue on ‘Vampires: Consuming Monsters and Monstrous Consumption’  (due 18 January 2020), guest edited by Dr Brooke Cameron and Suyin Olguin.

 

"Faces of War" International Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:57pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The twentieth century, violent and brutal, offers a wide spectrum of material that deserves further analysis. The Great War introduced the first aspects of modern warfare; the Second World War, even more devastating in its atrocities, advanced war further. The Cold War introduced modern society to new methods and technological advancements of warfare, beyond anything our species had seen. The thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Iron Curtain in 1989 altered the balance of global power yet again.

Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
Southwest Popular /American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Profession and Performance: The 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (University of South Dakota, Vermillion, 11–14 June 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:50pm
The Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Google Doc Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mLyXZDJBQvVYsbnaE0Q907hWh6lGKUM8rSds...


 

Profession and Performance
30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 11th–14th, 2020
University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD, USA)

Toni Morrison: The Emancipation Proclamation of the English Language

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:41pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

In the documentary, The Pieces I Am by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, David Carrasco calls Toni Morrison, “the Emancipation Proclamation of the English language.” The parallelism he conjures between the historical document and grandeur that is Morrison hints at the idea that she could do what Abraham Lincoln’s indenture could not: Toni Morrison frees black people from fake identities. Laced with the assurance that if others knew what she knows,—that prejudice exists in a hyperreality created by those who need it in order to define their purpose—black people will not accept perceived realities as their own; that their lives have meaning, and their stories can take center stage.

Detective Fiction and the Revival of Reading

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Maria Plochocki/ NorthEastern Modern Language Associatio
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

That reading and literacy rates are falling is no news: regardless of medium, we seem to be reading less and less, and doing so less well, whether in terms of comprehension, retention, or critical thinking. What potential does detective fiction hold to reverse this trend and even enable literacy, however defined, to survive and thrive in our digital era and beyond? The very traits of the genre that cause some to hold it in disdain, still, may hold the promise of rescuing reading and literacy. Firstly, the very disregard with which the genre is still treated by some, despite growing scholarship on same, allows it to be interrogated more easily; thus, critical and readerly standards can be exposed and challenged more easily.

"Philip Roth's Succes de Scandale" at ACLA (March 19-22, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:54am
The Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions for a seminar entitled “Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale.” While the subject of “literature and scandal” seems to be an emerging trend within studies of European literature, relatively few academic works focus on American literature and scandal. Thus, this panel seeks to examine how Philip Roth, both the subject of scandal and one of its keenest interrogators, can shed new light on this conversation. 

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