This year's MMLA conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers" offers a wealth of possibilities to explore the complex relationships that minority and immigrant communities have within the larger culture of the United States, as well as the ways in which literary texts communicate the realities of their experiences to a wider audience, particularly when they are introduced in the classroom. With this in mind, the Multicultural Literature in the Classroom section seeks papers that explore the often conflicted relationships that minorities and immigrants have with the communities around them, as well as the ways in which minority and immigrant populations enrich and strengthen the communities of which they are apart, even as they strive to main
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2019 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
November 14-17, 2019
“Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers”
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of duality and doubling in 19th century Britain.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Seattle on January 9-12, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites proposals investigating the topic, “Hawthorne, his Circle, and the Digital Humanities,” or “DH for NH,” for short. We welcome interest in all aspects of the intersection of digital humanities with Hawthorne’s circle, including figures such as Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (whose papers were digitalized alongside those of Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, and 35,000 other items from the NYPL’s Berg Collection in 2012), Melville, Emerson, Fuller, and other local (Salem, Concord, Boston, the Berkshires) contemporaries. Proposals might include (but are not limited to) such topics as:
EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 9:1
Call for Abstracts: ‘FAKE’
Deadline for Conference Abstracts: 15 March 2019
“Faking it” Conference: 11-12th June 2019
“In a world that really has been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood.”
-Guy Debord, La Société du spectacle
“Georgio Peviani is doing everything that a successful fashion designer needs to do,
apart from existing. “
-Oobah Butler, Vice
Observing Upheaval: Modernism and Surveillance panel
Modernist Studies Association conference: October 17-20, 2019, Toronto
Conference Theme: Upheaval and Reconstruction
Organisers: Stephanie J Brown and Emily Hainze
The 14th Annual Conference of the North American Levinas Society
Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa
July 23 - 26, 2019
NALS welcomes submissions on all topics relevant to the work of Emmanuel Levinas, but we especially encourage topics that address the conference theme, “Vulnerability,” including but not limited to:
The English I permanent section seeks proposals that intersect with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” This is a capacious theme that resonates in literature and culture in the time period that is the focus of this section.
Some potential starting points might include the following:
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Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies
Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies®(JSAHS), sponsored by the Center for American Studies of Sichuan Province and managed by the School of Foreign Languages at Southwest Jiaotong University in Southwest China, is a peer-reviewed journal published semi-annually in June and December by Sichuan People’s Publishing House, China.
Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies.
Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on John Steinbeck’s The Pearl under contract with Salem/Greyhouse Publishers. Known for its simplicity and universal themes of greed, power, and economic oppression, The Pearl was originally published in installments in Women’s Home Companion (1945) with its original title, “The Pearl of the World.” The Pearl is universally appreciated for its accessibility, classroom applications, and suitability to theoretical approaches. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.
British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"
University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019
11-12 October 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
The Netflix original film Bird Boxshattered records when it was released last December; according to industry reports, the film was streamed by over 45 million viewers in its first week. The film has become a cultural meme, with “Bird Box” challenges involving blindfolded participants trending on YouTube, and receiving a reference in a recent Saturday Night Live “Cold Open.”
This collection of essays will explore the cultural discussions which Bird Boxparticipates in through analyses of its treatment of race, gender, mental illness, spirituality, motherhood, and other issues. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE APRIL 5
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL
“How can an animal look you in the face? Animal Doubles in Literature and Film”
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers,” specifically how works of literature or film reflect or confound perceived differences between human and non-human animals.
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
Hotel Paso del Norte
El Paso, TX