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Melville and the (non)Origins of Capital--International Melville Society Conference, 2019

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:02pm
The Melville Society--NYC, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is perhaps most striking regarding Melville’s relation to the idea of the origin is the repeated lack of anything like a definitive starting point throughout much of his work. From the apparition of Bartleby’s “pallidly neat” appearance at the threshold of the lawyer’s office on Wall Street, to the stranger who steps aboard the Fidèle at the beginning of The Confidence-Man, Melville’s work is filled with beginnings without origins. Not only is the origin in question for Melville, but further, any singular concrete point in general: the “ocean that rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago” at the conclusion of Moby-Dick is a much an ending as it is a beginning.

Citizenship and American Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:09pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session seeks papers that explore the concept of citizenship in hemispheric American literature. The scale and severity of the current immigration crisis in the United States presses us to reconsider how the category of citizenship produces exclusions and abuses that arise from our national imaginary. Thus, we seek papers that broaden our understanding of citizenship beyond the spatially-bounded to better grasp the range of categories that bestow and rescind national belonging. Recent work, such as Carrie Hyde’s Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship, reframes citizenship as an imaginative longing that sutures the legal concept of the citizen to the cultural work of fiction.

Reminder: IASPM-US 2019 CFP

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:58pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The deadline for the 2019 IASPM-US conference is coming up on October 1. The conference will be held March 7-10 in New Orleans, and this year’s theme is “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography and Myth.” For the call for papers and submission guidelines, click here.

Race and the Psychoanalytic Clinic (ACLA 2019)

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:06pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Psychoanalytic theory continues to be a powerfully productive discourse for queer theory, critical race theory, Asian-American studies, and Black studies. Queer theorists, for example, have located in Sigmund Freud’s “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” the “polymorphous perversity” that constitutes all human sexuality. Yet, while queer theory and psychoanalysis has had a lot to say about subject formation, the death drive, and anti-social forms of belonging, they have had very little to say on the conditions which allow access to such conceptual models.

Race and Renovation in the Contemporary Novel (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

This panel seeks to open a conversation about how formal experiments in the contemporary American novel attempt to find new ways to discuss race, and what these experiments might signal about the future of the novel.

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
David J. Organ
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

Call for Papers and Sessions

 

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference: A Quarter Century of Critical Geography

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 19-20, 2018

 

CFP SWPACA 2019 - Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:18am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 20-23rd, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2019

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:38am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Book History at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Call for Papers: African American/Black Studies/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:49am
40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center/Albuquerque, New Mexico February 20-23, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers:African American/Black Studies 

40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center/Albuquerque, New Mexico February 20-23, 2019

The African American/Black Studies area of the conference welcomes proposals regarding any aspect of African American life, culture, performance, literature, demographics, history, law, politics, economics, education, healthcare, art, religion, social sciences, business, representations in popular culture, music, the diaspora, Africa, or any other issue relevant to African American/Black Studies and culture.

**[EXTENDED DEADLINE]** EDITED VOLUME, CINEMA LIBERATION THEOLOGY

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:09am
Anthony Ballas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This collection seeks 4,000-6,000 word chapters on cinema and liberation theology for an edited collection which a major academic publisher is interested in. 

This collection focuses on liberation narratives which are in some way related to or inspired by religious traditions/literatures/practices/discourses from around the world. The films and analyses need not be explicitly religious in content, but need only to be argued in the context of liberation with theology, spirituality, or divinity.

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