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“Repurposing Chaucer” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Repurposing Chaucer”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What are/should be Chaucerian scholarship’s ethical commitments? What is/could be its relation to Chaucerian adaptations in various media? Gender, sexuality, race, and class; politics of Chaucer scholarship and amateur or creative Chauceriana. 250-word abstracts for roundtable presentations by March 15 to Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu) and Cord Whitaker (cwitak3@wellesley.edu).

“Chaucer’s Walls” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Chaucer’s Walls”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What makes a wall medieval? Chaucerian walls as physical, political, phenomenological, and psychic structures. Porosity and impenetrablity. Demarcation and enfoldment. Polity and publicity. Privacy and voyeurism. Classical echoes and contemporary resonances. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Wan-Chuan Kao (kaow@wlu.edu) and Eleanor Johnson (ebj2117@columbia.edu).

 

“Periodizing Race” (MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“Periodizing Race”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to susie-phillips@northwestern.edu and/or mmdowd1@ua.edu

Posthumanism and Premodern China

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:21am
MLA 2010 Pre-14th Chinese LLC Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Posthumanism and Premodern China

What Is (Chinese) Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:21am
MLA Pre-14th LLC Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

What Is (Chinese) Poetry?
Organized by Jack W. Chen, University of Virginia

Sponsored Panel by LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

updated: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:54am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel for MMLA 2019

General Conference Topic: “Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers”

General Conference Information: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with every aspect of the theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” for the 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 14-17, 2019. A general description of this theme can be found here.

Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Call for Papers: Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

Co-edited by Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay

We seek chapter proposals for a collection that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

After 200 years, Frankenstein has emerged into an international cultural phenomenon. During the novel’s bicentennial, events took place around the world to celebrate the novel’s publication. Frankenstein continues to be more salient than ever. We are compiling a collection that explores the range of cultural responses the novel has elicited as well as the ways it continues to be relevant to our world today and to the future.

Call for Papers - Adaptation in Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:34pm
Villanova University and the American Theatre and Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

 

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium 2019

 

The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS) is seeking abstracts for papers for our 13th annual gathering of theatre scholars and practitioners. The Villanova Theatre Department together with the American Theatre and Drama Society will host this two-day event that will consist of paper presentations and roundtables. This year’s symposium aims to investigate adaptation in theatre creation. We are seeking papers that engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including, but not limited to:

 

Empires, States, Forms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
MLA Joint Session of the Romanian and the Hungarian Forums, Modern Language Association, 2020 (Seattle, WA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Empires, States, Forms

Ephemeral Modernisms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:

            Decay

            Decline 

Decomposition

            Ephemerality

            Exhaustion

            Fragmentation

            Half-lives

            Ruins

 

Life Writing and the Life of Faith

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Conference on Christianity and Literature / MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,

Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020

 

MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

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