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

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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.

Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:51pm
NeMLA (March 21-24, 2019; Washington D.C.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry

Studies of versification tend to be silent on race, and with some exceptions (such as Anthony Reed’s 2014 Freedom Time), studies of race and poetic form tend to turn away from the mechanics of versification. As Dorothy Wang argues in Thinking its Presence: Race and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (2014), most accounts of poetic form revolve around the technical accomplishments of white poets, while minority figures are seen as more valuable for their poetry’s social or thematic content. What would happen if nonwhite poets were read for their proficiency with poetic forms, and were made the center of conversations about poetic technique? 

Poetry, Pedagogy, and Public Engagement (NeMLA 2019 Roundtable)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:22pm
Nate Mickelson
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Public humanities scholar Doris Sommer argues that “learning to think like an artist and an interpreter is basic training for our volatile times.” She encourages teachers to involve students and community members in artistic practices—writing poems, performing skits, sharing music—in order to build critical literacy skills. Like many poets, poet-critics, and poet-teachers, Sommer describes aesthetic engagement as a way to produce critical insights and cultivate political community. According to this view, poetry invites or occasions experiences that alter readers’ perspectives. What we experience as we interpret a poem changes the way we interpret elements of everyday life. And these altered or enhanced perspectives open up new political possibilities.

Roundtable: Phenomenology and Poetics

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:53pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This roundtable will evaluate the relevance of the philosophical field of phenomenology—the rigorous study of the structures of consciousness and bodily experience—to twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry through a series of short paper presentations. “[W]ords … are,” Maurice Merleau-Ponty argues in Phenomenology of Perception, “ways of singing the world, and … they are destined to represent objects, not through an objective resemblance … but because they are extracted from them, and literally represent their emotional essence” (193).

Quaring Childhood

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:41pm
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Quaring Childhood

 

south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for “Quaring Childhood,” a special issue guest edited by Katherine Henninger, to be published in Spring 2019. This issue brings several fields that have developed substantially in the past two decades—childhood studies, critical race studies, queer theory, and new southern studies—into dialogue.

 

Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.

 

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

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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

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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

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

On Criticism

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:55pm
Platform Journal, Royal Holloway, University London and Royal Central School of Drama and Speech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Symposium: ‘On Criticism.’ Friday 23 November 2018, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Hosted by Platform Journal.

LCIR: Narratives of Displacement International Conference: "Navigating Borders: Immigration, Refugeeism and Citizenship"

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:48pm
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

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

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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.

Post-45 vs. The World: Global Perspectives on the Contemporary (NeMLA 2019)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Much of the work done on the post-45 literary field carries an implicitly Americanist perspective. Even the name of the field suggests a certain literary history, with certain assumptions and blind spots about national spaces, identities, and histories. But what would post-45 look like when considered from outside of the United States? How do the current contours of the field exclude certain voices, either in the United States or elsewhere in the world? And, how would such new perspectives shift the beginning and possible endpoint of that literary period? What new narratives of the contemporary emerge if we begin telling the story in a different year or from a different national or global perspective?

Transnationalism in Cuban Literature

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:04pm
NeMLA, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

As proposed by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of NeMLA, and following its general theme on transnational spaces, this panel seeks papers to explore the idea of transnationalism in Cuban Literature. It is open to the literary production inside or outside of the Island and through time. This panel proposes special attention to the evolving nature of displacement and to the concepts of immigration, assimilation, transnationalism, and/or post nationalism. Papers can be in Spanish or English. All abstracts must be uploaded by each presenter using their own user account.

Making History in Our Time: Gender and Contingency in the Professional Work Force (Panel)

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:42pm
Margie Burns/Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session focuses on gender and contingency in the university work force and in the digital economy. Emphasis is on contingency in relation to women employed as adjuncts or other contingent faculty in universities, such as contract workers in the digital economy. This panel invites papers on approaches to deal with contingency and gender, including formal or structural models, reforms, and collective bargaining. The panel invites papers on efforts including localized or workplace-specific approaches and on related plans.

 

 

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