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Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations in the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The First Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, April 25 and 26, 2020

 

Performing Labor: (Re)Evaluations within the Humanities

 

MLA 2021: Harold Pinter and Laughter

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:57am
The International Harold Pinter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The International Harold Pinter Society welcomes papers that explore Harold Pinter and laughter. What is significant about laughter in Pinter's work and how might it concern or complicate the reception of his creative output. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a CV to mjrii@illinois.edu

Non-normative Sexuality and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:23pm
Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

We invite submissions for the 2020 issue of Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal, an online publication associated with Queen’s University. Papers spanning any discipline are welcome, and in particular, we support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2020.

SAMLA 92: Scandalous Humor/Humorous Scandal (Conference Now Fully Online)

updated: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:08pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.

MLA 2021 Panel: Cultures of Anti-Fascism, Then and Now

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:55am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This panel considers the legacy of anti-fascist culture. How can we articulate a persistent anti-fascism that outlasts the forces of capital and ethno-nationalism in the present?

Send 250-word abstracts to sgotzler@andrew.cmu.edu by March 16.

Visual Depictions of the American West

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tracy Lassiter, University of New Mexico-Gallup
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

The American West has been depicted for decades through comic books and graphic novels, including by many authors living outside the U.S.

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

2020 MMLA Conference “Cultures of Collectivity" (Dickens)

updated: 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 7:43pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Papers for the Dickens Society

at the

2020 MMLA Conference

“Cultures of Collectivity”

Milwaukee, WI

November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

 

SAMLA 2020 - American Literature and the Market

updated: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:09pm
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED 

(Previously Jacksonville FL, now Digital - November 13-15, 2020)

 

ACROSS - A Comprehensive Review of Societal Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:42am
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, The Cross-border Faculty
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

ACROSS is a biannual, peer-reviewed online journal which addresses mainly humanities scholars. Exploring themes of cultural diversity from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies and history, literary studies, media studies, linguistics and critical discourse analysis, the journal welcomes contributions with a potential for enhancing the global, multicultural dialogue in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.

ACROSS promotes research excellence. We are certain that your expertise will help us build a space of imparting knowledge in the field of multiculturalism and multilingualism across the world.

ISSN 2602-1463

Subject areas include but are not limited to:

Workshop: Insect Entanglements (now ONLINE)

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:10am
Eline D. Tabak, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Online Workshop: Insect Entanglements 

deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020

Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol, 19 June 2020

 

Insects are everywhere, our (human) lives entangled with them, and yet we know surprisingly little about them. In the introduction to Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles writes the following:

[EXTENDED] Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
Popular Culture Research Centre, AUT
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Eat/Play/Tweet:

An Interdisciplinary Conference

on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

 

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

7-9 July 2020

 

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Justin Edwards (University of Stirling)

Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

Constantine Verevis (Monash University)