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Call for Submissions: Special Issue "Gothic Ecologies"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:48am
Katharina Boehm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Gothic Ecologies in British Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 2/2020)

Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This special session invites papers that explore the countervailing, and occasionally contradictory, double meanings obtaining in our notion of the “public intellectual” today. This session is especially interested in papers that comment on the figure of the public intellectual by thinking beyond the limits of the university and the academic profession, as traditionally “licensed” intellectual spaces and modes, and consider new networks and formations of intellectual affiliation, movement, and struggle that have emerged with the generalization of social media platforms and digital publishing venues (i.e. twitter, reddit, etc.), and especially  in the wake of the election of 2016.

 

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

“Protect our Waters”: Indigenous Women's Activism and Climate Justice

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:45am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

“You can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil,”“Protect the Sacred”and “Water is Life”are slogans which shaped the year 2016 and which keep reverberating ever since. As Indigenous environmental activism in recent years shows, women have been and continue to be on the forefront of environmental protection on communal, national and global levels.

Christian Democratic People’s Parties and the Rise of Populism 1940s-2010s

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:46am
CIVITAS: Forum of Archives and Research on Christian Democracy and the Catholic Documentation Centre (Radboud University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Ever since the discussion about the name and nature of the European People’s Party in the 1970s, Christian Democratic parties in Europe positioned themselves in an alliance with conservative people’s parties. Corruption scandals, monetary crises, fear for loss of (national) identity and especially concerns about immigration, globalization, and internal security increasingly caused voters to drift away from their traditional parties and from Europe. New political formations at the left and the right, including populist ones, competed for these votes. While some historians asserted that Christian Democratic parties have successfully resisted the populist trend to scale down tolerance, recent observers are not so sure anymore.

[MLA] Nabokov and Contemporary Writing: Official Panel of the Nabokov Society

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals on 'Nabokov and Contemporary Writing' for its guaranteed panel at the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January. We are interested in papers on how living writers - whether novelists, poets, playwrights, or writers of creative non-fiction - have drawn on Nabokov's work, whether in celebration or in criticism. How does Nabokov continue to be a fertile and challenging presence in contemporary letters?

Humanizing the (Post-)Communist Paradigm: An Approach to the Rhetoric of Communism and Post-Communism in its Own Theoretical Language

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:04am
Romanian Studies Association of America MLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Redefinining public discourse rhetoric in (post)communist Romania 30 years after the fall of communism. How can (post)communist wooden language be used to theorize on the regime? 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15. 

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY (3/22/19) - MLA 2020 - Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:51pm
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a special session panel on the theme "Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human" for the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January.

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