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Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:22am
Rikke Schubart/University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Utopia & Dystopia

Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

 

Venue and date: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2019

 

Call for Presentations

To Shape and Share Otherwise: Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Novel

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:46am
Steven Delmagori, University at Albany, SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."

                                                                        --Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"

                                                                       

Rhetoric Panel Proposal for Rhetoric Society of America 2020

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:11am
Rhetoric Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL

 

“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)

rhetoric / hospitality

 

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack

 

“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”

 

—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)

 

Double Helix, Volume 7

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:11am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Submissions are invited for Volume 7 of Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing. For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.

Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness, 400 Years A Slave

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:47am
Department of Humanities at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Over a period of about four centuries, many millions of Africans were shipped to the Americas and forced into slavery. Slavery developed in the colonial period, emerged in the age of the American Revolution, and expanded widely in the antebellum South, reaching its heyday between 1830 and 1860.

CFP: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:54pm
Dr Eddie Falvey (University of Exeter/PCA) and Dr Thomas Joseph Watson (University of Northumbria)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

ReFocus: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn

Edited by Dr Eddie Falvey (University of Exeter/Plymouth College of Art) and Dr Thomas Joseph Watson (University of Northumbria)

Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 4:29pm
Miami University (Ohio) - Environmental Humanities Research Cluster
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster at Miami University (Ohio) invites chapter proposals for presentation at a symposium March 3rd and 4th, 2020, and inclusion in an edited volume.

UPDATED Writing Bios: Biopolitics in 20th-century Literature and Beyond (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the biopolitical turn, scholars across disciplines have attempted to make sense of the encounter between life (bios) and politics. This attention paid to the topic of biopolitics shows a cultural ethos that revolves around an awareness of power connected to the body. This roundtable invites papers that analyze how literature engages with biopolitics, particularly in the conceptualizations and depictions of the body in relation to power in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Roundtable participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that engage with the following questions: “How is life (and the body) culturally inscribed with meaning and definition,” and further, “What is a consequence of that inscription?”

UPDATED Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.

Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:35am
Camille Alexander, PhD/UAE University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Interviewing the Caribbean—Winter 2019

Interviewing the Caribbean (IC)—seeks poems, stories, creative non-fiction, and visual art in all mediathat celebrate Caribbean life. Caribbean artists at home and in the Diaspora are invited to participate.

Topic for Winter 2019: Caribbean Children’s Literature/The Future of Caribbean Children

What are the challenges/opportunities of being a publisher/writer of Caribbean children’s literature? What are the stories that are not being told? How does race and class impact children’s access to Caribbean literature? Tell us about quality Caribbean children’s literature that’s not widely known.

Towards Equitable Language Instruction for the Intercultural Classroom (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:34am
Janice Willson / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel session invites an examination of pedagogical adaptations at the departmental, class, or individual student level, highlighting opportunities to recognize and include different types of learners.

Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:23am
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.

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