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Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?

 

Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

updated: 
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.

CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for NEPCA

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area of NEPCA invites proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Papers may be drawn from all policy domains, both foreign and domestic.

Recent conferences featured panels on:

  • The presidency in popular culture
  • Storytelling in the public square
  • News coverage of political figures and campaigns
  • Narrative approaches to public policy
  • Political icons
  • American identity

Presentations will be limited to 15 or 20 minutes in length depending on the final panel size.

Special Topics:

2019 SCMLA African American Literature Regular Session

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:36pm
Stewart Habig / The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE - MAY 5, 2019

Call for Papers

African American Literature, Regular Session,

South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Oct 24-26, 2019

Imagining Migration, Knowing Migration: Intermedial Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:13am
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Call for Papers

 

International Conference 

Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

19–21 March 2020

 

Imagining Migration, Knowing Migration: Intermedial Perspectives 

SCSC 2019: Angry Spenser

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
International Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.

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.

Chapter Call - Minority Women and Western Media: Challenging Representations and Articulating New Voices

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:46am
Sameera Ahmed/UAEU
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This edited volume of Lexington Books (an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.) invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Minority Women and Western Media: Challenging Representations and Articulating New Voices”. The edited volume will join the Communicating Gender book series published by Lexington Books.

[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?