CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Extended Deadline: August 1, 2019
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
In his classic essay “An Introduction to the American Horror Film,” Robin Wood establishes the basic formula of the horror film as “normality is threatened by the monster.” He subsequently mentions that if one were to “substitute for ‘Monster’ the term ‘Indians’ . . . one has a formula for a large number of classical Westerns.” Wood’s point is to establish the flexibility of his framework but it also points in another direction: the monstrousness of the idea of Indigeneity within the colonial mindset. Today, one of the most exciting growing areas in horror cinema at the moment comes from Indigenous persons.
Seeking papers/presenters for an approved session (#17976) at the 2020 NeMLA convention, Boston, March 5-8, 2020.
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)- International Conference , November 14-17, 2019, San Diego, CA, US
Session: Travel and Literature
The Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing.
The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society. The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
Call for Papers
The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions
Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess XIII
Independent Visions of Excess
7th- 9th November 2019
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)
The language debate between Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe has long defined the discourse about language use in African literature. Achebe’s argument that the writer can “Africanize” the English he or she is using (by infusing words, phrases, idioms, songs, proverbs, stories, dialogue, etc. into the writing) is very compelling because it offers writers a practical means of reaching a wider audience and it ensures African literature a prominent space in the global literary landscape.
C21Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings
Call for Papers
Special Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature”
Guest Edited by Dr Susan Flynn and Dr Antonia Mackay
What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?
This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature.
Wilson College Humanities Conference
Conference Theme: Bold WomenSaturday, February 29, 2020
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College
Sponsored by Wilson’s M.A. in Humanities Program
The theme of this year’s Wilson College Orr Forum is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wilson College and its long history educating women as a former women's college. During the academic year '19-'20, the College is celebrating its past, present, and future, and we invite all interested scholars to join us in exploring the concepts, themes, and images conjured by the phrase “bold women.”
WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference (21–24 May 2020). It is organized by the Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and will be held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
Early Modern Spain witnessed the birth of the literary and culturally significant picaresque genre with protagonists that existed in liminal spaces that allowed society to fashion them and in turn these pícaros to refashion themselves. Through autobiographies, letters and dialogues, they became manifested not only as beggars, buffoons, thieves, card sharks and prostitutes, but also as animals, actors, rich runaways and academics. This panel seeks papers in English or Spanish that examine how society fashions the picaresque genre’s protagonists and/or how pícaros shape themselves.
The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.
We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for Violent Spaces, the annual PGR conference of the Landscape, Space and Place Reading Group, which will be held on the 9th of September at the University of Nottingham. Spatial violence is an expansive concept which covers a range of environmental, social, political, economic and historical phenomena. As such, what is offered here is merely an insight into the way in which spatial violence might act upon and shape our contemporary world.