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New Critics XI Undergraduate Literature Conference at SUNY Oneonta

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:47pm
Akira Yatsuhashi/ SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
  • NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to: Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
  • Conference Date: March 28, 2020
  • Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature, popular culture, or cultural studies.
  • Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
  • You don’t need to be an English or literature majors!
  • QUESTIONS: Email Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu

PLATFORM: Theatres of Labour

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:45pm
Lisa Moravec
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

This forthcoming issue of Platform considers labour through the creation and analysis of theatre and performance. We follow Kathi Weeks’s (2011) contention that the lived experiences of work have thus far received little attention in political and cultural theory and propose that the material and aesthetic space of theatre can illuminate this daily and bodily dimension of work. In theatrical labour, aesthetic considerations link both the practice of making and the practices of performance. Yet, studies of the performance of work have also been critiqued for conflating dimensions of practice and labour (Wikström 2012). With these tensions in mind, this issue aims to examine the various theatres of labour.

CFP – 10 Years of Transnational Cinema: Celebrating Transnational Screens: Theories, histories and practices.

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:43pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Date: 9-10 July 2020  

Venue: De Montfort University

De Montfort University’s Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI) invites scholars and early career researchers to the second conference on Transnational screens. 

This event seeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Transnational Cinemas Journal (Routledge) that has just changed its named to Transnational Screens to reflect a changing streaming landscape. This two day conference will reassess the histories, theories, methodologies and practices in transnational screen studies.

Professor Rob Stone from the University of Birmingham will be the keynote speaker at the conference, others to follow.

Call for papers When Nature Fights Back: Challenges to the Anthropocene and Environmental Narratives X Annual LANGSA Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:43pm
X Annual LANGSA Conference University of Connecticut at Storrs
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Recent attention has been dedicated to the study of environmental narratives that relate to current threats to the survival of the planet: global warming, environmental catastrophes, the extinction of species, massive migration crises, etc. A multidisciplinary approach to the discourses that have shaped our understanding of the human sciences is necessary in order to challenge the anthropocentric logic that has framed discussions on the topic. The binaries of nature and culture, human and non-human, subject and object, need to be reexamined not as the polar opposites in which they have been traditionally articulated, but as part of a larger complexity.

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

2020 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24 

Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Proposals due June 1, 2020 

 

Directions for Submission:

"The Rhetoric of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility"

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Association for Business Communication's MLA Liaison Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dates: 7–10 January 2021

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2020

Call for papers/abstracts:

2021 Clute International Academic Conferences Maui | Education (ICE) | Business (IACB) | Science (ISEC) | Technology (ICTE) https://www.cluteinstitute.com/2021-clute-international-academic-conferences-maui/

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Clute Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2021 Clute International Academic Conferences Maui (CIAC) | Education | Business | Science | Technology
https://www.cluteinstitute.com/maui21

January 3-7, 2021

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy
Lahaina, HI 96761

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020

OVERVIEW

The Clute Institute, established in 1985, sponsors all Clute International Conferences to promote excellence in academic research.

The Great War in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Queen's University at Kingston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On (2009), Jay Winter identifies four generations of critics, historians, novelists, and other cultural producers that engage with the representation of the First World War: “the Great War generation,” who had first-hand experience of the First World War; “the generation ‘fifty years on’,” writing in the 1950s and ‘60s; the “Vietnam generation,” working primarily in the 1970s; and the “transnational generation,” which broadly encompasses the more contemporary representations of the Great War. Winter adds that “everyone writing today draws upon or reflects upon earlier publications in this field,” speaking to the importance of intertextual and cross-generational analyses of the war.

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

 

This roundtable sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Society invites discussion about all aspects concerning archives and 19th century women writers. Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): theory, mission, materials, public-facing, recovery, digital archives, visual culture, strategies for archival inclusion.If interested, please send a 300 word paper proposal and a short Vita by March 20, 2020 to Sonia Di Loreto: sonia.diloreto@unito.it   

Humanities Journal Now Accepting Submissions

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:14pm
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, launched in December 2017, is a unique print and digital enterprise in the humanities fostering multi- and interdisciplinary global dialogue. Contributors to this indexed journal (CN43-1537/H), published every June and December, include J.H. Prynne, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Michael Bérubé, Gish Jen, Charles Bernstein, Chris Weedon, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Tyrone Williams, Jonathan Stalling, Brian Reed, Zhang Longxi, Ottmar Ette, Ishmael Reed, and many others. The website with links to all issues and submission guidelines is http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/.

Call for Papers on Pedagogy at CEA Critic

updated: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:43pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The CEA Critic : The Official Journal of the College English Association (rolling deadline)

General Editor: Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Managing Editor: Molly Desjardins / University of Northern Colorado 

Editorial Assistant: Winsome Lewis / University of Northern Colorado 

Journal contact email: CRITICUNCO@gmail.com

Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:13am
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

 

Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:12am
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows

updated: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 7:55pm
Visual Culture @ Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows

Scholars across the humanities have embraced affect theory as a productive avenue for examining aesthetic expressions of feeling, especially those that unfold outside of or beyond representation. In doing so, many have worked to distinguish “affect” from “emotion”: Brian Massumi privileges the former as uniquely able to account for that which escapes “performed action and ascribed meaning.” This conference, however, seeks to investigate affect’s alternate and often neglected theoretical counterparts: feeling and emotion.

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

updated: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:20am
Adam T. Bogar / NCIS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2020

 

This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.

 

In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others [Update: Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 3:08pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cristina Stanciu

Virginia Commonwealth University

Narratology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 1:26pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 7-10 2020, Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO

Narratology. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557; marshalljohnson@unr.edu.

Description: This session invites proposals on narrative theory as it relates to pedagogy and writing/composition studies or literary studies, particularly those including, but not limited to, multimodal learning, WPA curricula, the quest narrative, student efficacy, research writing, new and interesting approaches to canonical texts, comparative and contemporary literature, the graphic novel, genre studies, and memoir studies.

 

Human mobility and cultural identities through history. Migration, Inspiration, Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:11pm
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

We are pleased to invite you to the 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities, organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society of Nicosia in cooperation with Larnaca Minicipality and the Pontificia Università Salesiana. After the success of the past events, shaped by a fruitful exchange of ideas, this year our aim is explore the topic of human migration and its consequences in creating cultures and transforming identities. The conference is to be held in 26th-29th May 2020 in Larnaca, Cyprus.

NOSTALGIA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:34am
Moveable Type (UCL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

MOVEABLE TYPE: THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON ENGLISH JOURNAL

SUMMER 2020 –– NOSTALGIA


Marcel Proust closes the first volume of À la recherche du temps perdu with the assertion that ‘remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years.’ To Proust, nostalgia for the past, no matter how powerful, can only ever be a pale imitation of previous lived experience. 

NWSA Panel on Transnational Feminist Anger in Digital Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 9:28am
Kenna Neitch and Britt Starr
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

We are putting together a panel for the 2020 National Women’s Studies Association Conference that considers transnational feminist anger as expressed through digital activism in a variety of contexts. Kenna Neitch, PhD candidate at Texas Tech University, looks at how sexual violence-related hashtags have been discussed on Twitter in four Central American countries. Britt Starr, PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, theorizes a transnational youth solidarity rhetoric deployed by several young women climate activists from around the globe who use social media to build political power from the disenfranchised position of youth. 

 

We are looking for a third— join us! Please share with anyone who might be interested!

 

Mutating ecologies in contemporary art: machinic capitalism, molecularized selves & subsistential territories

updated: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:46am
Christian Alonso (AGI Art Globalization, Interculturality, University of Barcelona)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

IV International symposium. Barcelona, April 28th, 2020. MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Coordinated by Christian Alonso (University of Barcelona). Keynoted by Gerald Raunig (Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna)

Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

updated: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:51pm
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 22, 2019

Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: Transdisciplinary Dialogues
A Special Issue of the Journal of Trauma & DissociationSpecial Issue Guest Editors: Michael Salter, PhD & Iro Filippaki, PhD

SPECIAL ISSUE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PEER-REVIEWERS

This special issue of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation aims at bringing together socio-historical, anthropological, psychological, and cultural theorizations of institutional roles and narratives and the ways that they impact the lives of traumatized individuals.

Spring 2020 - Life in the Middle

updated: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:12pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15th

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

updated: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:22pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2020 **

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 1, 2020

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island

Edited Collection: “Marine Feet and Vesuvian Eyes”: The Volcanic Aesthetics of Maria Orsini Natale

updated: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 12:39am
Wake Forest University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

“The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!” ~ Nietzsche

 “I have marine feet and Vesuvian eyes, and this belonging to a universe that is land, sea, and lava, my allegiance to a world, not only is a poetic inclination but, in its instinct, a resonant and overwhelming force” ~ Maria Orsini Natale

 


 

 

(Sub)Merged, UBC English Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:08pm
Endnotes, The University of British Columbia English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Located at the edge of Vancouver’s city limits, the University of British Columbia is perched on the edge of an ocean. Down an interminable set of winding stairs is Wreck Beach, and with a few more steps you are submerged in the saltwater of the sea. As a West Coast school, the possibility of submersion is always waiting at our door. What does this mean in a time of climate catastrophe and imminent sea level rise? How do we navigate relationships to the ocean, to submersion, and drowning in these chaotic times?  Submersion evokes the existence of multiple, nuanced truths and interpretations.

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