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Rhetorical Theory Panel for PAMLA, San Diego

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:24am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel welcomes papers that chart recent movements in rhetorical theory—in particular, papers on developments in rhetoric’s connection to materiality, inclusive of broad movements in “new materialism,” “agential realism,” “vitalism,” “object-oriented ontology,” and “object-oriented rhetoric,” and others. Possible questions to be considered: is “agency” uniquely human? Does agency extend into the non- or transhuman domain? To what extent do objects, materials, and environments rhetorically impact human decisions?

Madness and American Civilization (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel session is a part of the 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Boston, MA, on March 5-8, 2020.  Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18134.

Call for Papers: The Future of Feminist Disability Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Maria Rovito
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, 35 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985 and was critically acclaimed. It is a novel that has consistently been considered one of Margaret Atwood's best. However, though it was made into a movie in 1990, The Handmaid's Tale has never been more prominent and recognized than it has been since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated; Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
Jeff Birkenstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

CFP: Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated

Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019


UPDATE: Below follows our original CFP, which we now update slightly and with urgency. We have thus far assembled an excellent collection of promised essays, but are now looking specifically for essays that meet the requirements below as well as1) are about Russian authors OTHER than Chekhov (as you can imagine, we quickly got our share of those) and 2) about American authors who are of color and/or women. Please read on and submit your idea(s) to us. We are excited to hear from you.

 

Chinua Achebe's No Longer at Ease at 60 (for Northeast Modern Language Association 5-8 March 2020)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:39am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Chinua Achebe's second novel, No Longer at Ease, first published in 1960, arrives at its 60th anniversary, scholars have an opportunity to reassess its significance not only for African literature, but also for world literature in general. The story is set in the 1950's and richly depicts the cultural tensions of African societies nearing independence from Great Britain. It forecasts both the optimism and the disappointment that would characterize post-independence Africa. In dramatizing the fortunes of the Okonkwo family in rural Nigeria and Lagos, No Longer at Ease forms a sequel to Achebe's first and most famous novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), but is not as widely read and discussed as its predecessor.

Transatlantic Connections: Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:34am
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute has extended the deadline for proposals to our 2019 conference:

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Disability Studies and Horror

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:16pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Conference Information:

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

https://mapaca.net/conference

Word Count: 300 words

The Disability Studies Area of the MAPACA, a regional organization of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), seeks papers for a panel on the intersection of Disability Studies with the Horror Genre. One of the most influential strains of Disability Studies has been critical approaches to media such as literature and film. Disabled characters abound in the horror genre, and disability often features as a thematic focus.

(NeMLA 2020) Charlotte Brontë and the Space of the Self

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
Jin Chang Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Jane Eyre calls herself “a wander on the face of this earth.” Excluded from the family in which she is raised and the normative models of female development that should guide her, her state is one of radical orphan-hood. An unwanted, unearthly thing, she must nonetheless find or make a space for herself in this world.

Edited Collection on "Familial Influences on Superheroes"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:37pm
James Iaccino, Ph.D. / The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2019

The edited collection, Familial Influences on Superheroes, will examine the role that the family plays on the development of the superhero as portrayed in radio, comics, graphic novels, television series, and feature films.  Many superheroes have experienced the trauma of losing (a) parent(s), which sets them apart from others.  Thus, the individuals that the superheroes gravitate towards become an integral part of their lives, to the point where they form a necessary and vital “familial network” of connections that would either replace those that were lost or never fully established.  This network ranges from “substitute” parents/guardians as well as siblings and relatives, to significant others and even more extended members comprising superher

CFP: OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS (second call)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:23pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS

                                                                                                               (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Object-Oriented Ontology and its Critics,” edited by Graham Harman (Southern California Institute of Architecture).

 

Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:02pm
NeMLA 2020 in Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable: Meeting the Evolving Needs of the Community College Professor in NeMLA

This roundtable invites faculty at community colleges, junior colleges, vocational colleges and other two-year institutions to discuss the challenges and rewards that come with attending and presenting at academic conferences. With a focus on NeMLA itself, we would like to hear how NeMLA is doing in this regard: what successes or frustrations have you experienced here? What will you do differently or hope to do similarly in future? The goal of this roundtable will be to begin a conversation about these issues, and perhaps leave with concrete goals for the CAITY Caucus to pursue in supporting faculty from two year institutions within NeMLA.

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:49pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts

March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

Translating Italian Dialects: Issues, Strategies and Solutions across Languages. (UPDATED 6/3/2019)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:39pm
Federico Tiberini, Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dialects are a major component of Italian linguistic richness, which depict a specific community with its own history, customs and habits, and which profoundly varies from the North to the South. The peculiarity of Italian linguistic history is its resistance towards its linguistic uniformity, imposed after the unification of the Country in the second half of the 19th century, which however is still far from being a reality today. In fact, the relationship between dialects and Standard Italian results into a form of bilingualism and diglossia. These phenomena happen when the use of dialect in an informal context takes place opposed to the use of Standard Italian in a formal one within the same community of speakers.

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