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Workshop: Male (Un)Bonding: Men, Masculinities, and Homosocial Troubles

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:47am
Eero Laine and Broderick Chow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

Male (Un)Bonding: Men, Masculinities, and Homosocial Troubles

A Research Development Workshop and Interdisciplinary Networking Event

13-15 June 2019, Bush House, King’s College London

(In)finite Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:53am
CR: The New Centennial Review, Michigan State University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, “(In)finite Ecologies”

Guest editors: Katherine Greulich, Christine Peffer, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)

Special Session: Tradition and the Individual Man

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:40am
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler famously asserts that “gender is a “stylized repetition of acts” that are not only contingent on the public reception of that style, but also on the way in which the repetition “conceals its genesis,” where the “it” is the presumed “being” of (a) gender. T.S.

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:23am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

 

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Writing in the Breaks: Black Rhetorics and Rupture

updated: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:56pm
SAMLA--November 15-17 Atlanta, GA--DEADLINE EXTENDED
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

In theorizing the break in black radical aesthetics, Fred Moten suggests, "Words don't go there [in Cecil Taylor's Chinampas]. Is it only music, only sound that goes there? Perhaps these notes and phrases will have mapped the terrain and traversed (at least some of) the space between here and there" (In the Break, 42). Moten claims that black radical aesthetics enact a generative rupture, break, or cut that create space for black aesthetic practices. This panel will consider any theorization of rupture or the break in black expressive practices with a special consideration of papers that address the break between black musical and literary practices.

Duality, Double-Entendre, and Double-Meanings in Marie Nimier's Œuvre

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:39pm
2019 Midwest Modern Language Association (Conference Theme "Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers" Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Duality, Double-Entendre, and Double-Meanings in Marie Nimier's Œuvre   

St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies Graduate Conference 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
t Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

We are announcing a call for papers for the second St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) Graduate Conference. This three-day conference is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in any area of Medieval Studies. The second day of the conference will be devoted to the theme Politics and Political Thought and we would particularly welcome abstracts related to this topic from scholars working in any of the fields mentioned below. We aim to encompass a range of historical perspectives, from art to archaeology, law to literature.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by: Prof Carole Hillenbrand (Edinburgh and St Andrews) Dr Charles West (Sheffield)

An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:47pm
Giulia Champion
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead

Edited by Professor Stephen Shapiro, Giulia Champion and Roxanne Douglas

The editors of this project are interested in developing an interdisciplinary edited collection on perspectives of the zombie figure that focus on non-Anglo-Euro-centric works and theories. We are interested in submissions that re-frame the zombie figure in the humanities and social sciences and/or contest previous understandings of the zombie and its history. These re-framings could be articulated with areas of engagement which include, but are not limited to:

 

Duality in the Early Modern Period

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:41am
Mark J. Radomski / University of Wisconsin-Madison / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Sessions Call for Papers

“Duality in the Early Modern Period”

Midwest Modern Language Association

Chicago, IL

November 14-17

 

FILM REVIEWS

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:33am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

FILM REVIEWS

Writing Space or the Space of Writing: the (non-)lieux of Francophone literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:04am
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In Écrire l’espace, Marie-Claire Ropars-Wuilleumier wrote that “la notion d’espace littéraire implique une double équation, suivant laquelle la littérature, en son désœuvrement, relève de l’espace, en même temps que l’œuvre littéraire, de par la singularité de son écriture, devient apte à engendrer ce en quoi elle s’inscrit.” Fragmentary in its composition, the spatial metaphor of writing implies a certain ontological paradox: being engendered by the author’s enunciation, the text is at once situated within the spatial imaginary while tandemly being the cause of spatial genesis.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

updated: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:24pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

From the trial of Marie/Marin le Marcis (1601) to the esthetics of the monstrueux in Pantagruel (1532) and Phèdre (1677) to the shifting literary optic of Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796), questions of hybridity, duality, and paradox have remained central to development of the Early Modern literary canon and its related philosophical principles. In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”, papers investigating the complex relationship between the notions of duality, plurality and hybridity will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CfP: Spanish Peninsular Literature (pre-1700) / MMLA in Chicago, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:41am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Chicago (November 14-17, 2019). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2019 MMLA theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: dual identity, double meanings, double entendre, mirror images, reflections, binaries, parallels, repetitions, translations, imitations, adaptations, distortions, and echoes.