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George Saunders Society, American Literature Association, May 21-24 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:05pm
George Saunders Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, CA, to be held May 21 to 24, 2020. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work; in this, our fourth year of activity at ALA, we are particularly interested in papers that challenge or go beyond the most common (particularly religious, ethical, or new sincericist) readings of the author’s work in the critical literature to this point. The topic is therefore open, but possible approaches might include:

The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:05pm
Pamela Phillips University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Call for Proposals

The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:06pm
Fatima Borrmann/ KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

May 18-19, 2020

MDRN/KU Leuven

First keynote speaker: Prof. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter).

Second keynote speaker to be announced later.

The Plays of David Henry Hwang

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Plays of David Henry Hwang

Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society

Any abstract proposal  on David Henry Hwang’s plays are welcome.

 

Some possible topics include:

 

The generation of Asian-American playwrights who have followed Hwang and their (dis)connection with his legacy

The presence of autobiography in his plays, particularly Yellow Face and Soft Power

Hwang's representation of China 

Comparing Hwang's theatrical legacy with his work on Showtime's The Affair

A discussion of Hwang's engagement with Trump in Soft Power in comparison to other theatrical depictions of Trump

 

The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:50pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Plays of Anne Washburn

 

The Comparative Drama Conference asks for abstracts on the plays of Anne Washburn.  The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

 

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays

Washburn's interest in the focusing on popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn's contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump 

Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights

 

Virtual Ecologies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:04pm
Natura / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Virtual Ecologies

9th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology

 

Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments.

 

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Gene Wolfe special (to be published in Autumn 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for papers: General Issue (to be published in Spring 2020) 

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. For the next general issue, we are looking for submissions from people who are researching primarily fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore, mythology etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years. 

Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:07pm
Caroline Hovanec (Tampa), Rachel Murray (Loughborough)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

Prospective Modernism/modernity Print+ cluster

Edited by Caroline Hovanec and Rachel Murray

 

2020 Salzburg Easter School – PhD- and MA-Forum In the context of the 2020 Salzburg Easter Festival 30 March – 3 April 2020, Salzburg University Versions & Revisions

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:04pm
Organised by: PLUS Kultur / Atelier Gespräche® // University of Salzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Under the theme of “Versions and Revisions,” the 2020 Salzburg Easter School (SEAS) will be dedicated to Verdi’s Don Carlos. The grand opera will form the centerpiece of the 2020 Salzburg Easter Festival, where it will be presented in a special four-act version with Manfred Trojahn’s new instrumental prologue, which has been specifically commissioned by the Festival. Yet, in its own genesis, Don Carlos has always been characterised by diverse versions and revisions.

(Counter) Narratives of Migration

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:08pm
University of Michigan Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

“I have lived that moment of the scattering of the people that in other times and other places, in the nations of others, becomes a time of gathering.”

— Homi K. Bhabha, “The Location of Culture”

Keynote speaker: Ariella Azoulay

Dates: March 13-14, 2020

In June 2019, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Trump’s administration was establishing “concentration camps” for immigrants on the southern border of the US. Her viral tweet, which has as of the posting of this CFP has46k retweets and 102k likes, has caused a bipartisan commotion.

American Elegy, Now

updated: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:52pm
ALA American Poetry Symposium (Washington DC, February 20-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Politics (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Cinema (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:50pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Cinema

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

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