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PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, VIRTUAL

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:59pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2021 National Conference

Jun 2nd – 5th – VIRTUAL

 

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

 

(ONLINE) POSTMEMORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 4:33am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/

 

Scientific Committee:

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

​We are happy to announce that the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS at our 2nd "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", 25-26 February 2021 will be Marianne Hirsch and Mirta Kupferminc.

 CFP:

“Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps”

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:48am
Dept. of English, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Call for Abstracts

(convocatoria en español abajo) 

The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe. 

Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices

updated: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 9:11pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"

Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th

 

"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)       

 

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 11:00pm
Daniel Toomey/The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

For its American Literature Association panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered.

The deadline for proposals is now February 21, 2021.

Please send proposals to Daniel Toomey at dtoomey@landmark.edu

The American Literature Association 32nd Annual Conference will be held July 7 to July 11, 2021 at Westin Cople Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116.

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 6:02pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2021

Virtual Conference April 16th - 17th, 2021 

Call For Proposals:

MLA 2022: Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Orchid Tierney/Eric Schmaltz/ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel. 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Justice Framed (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:01pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into  frames of justice. 

 

Premodern Affect (MLA, Guaranteed Sponsored Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Andreea Marculescu, LLC Medieval French
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The recent “affective turn” derives from a Spinozist interpretation and complication of the dualist mind-body binary. The mind’s power to think is intimately entangled with and correlated to the body’s power to act. Affect refers to the body’s capacity to affect and be affected, to its sensitivity and connection to other bodies. Recent interpretations of affect link it to everyday modes of production, circulation, and consumption as well. For example, for Sara Ahmed affects, just like emotions, “stick” as they circulate between bodies and thus produce subjectivities that disrupt or reconfigure a status quo.

The Uses of Anachronism and Anachrony (MLA Guaranteed Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Noah Guynn (LLC Medieval French)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Anachronism has long been the third rail of medieval studies—or, to quote Lucien Febvre, “the worst of all sins, the sin that cannot be forgiven.” Medievalists want to get our period “right,” which has often meant understanding it in relation to “euchronic” evidence. The intolerance of anachronism is, however, in conflict with medieval literary aesthetics, which often troubles differences between past and present. It is also at odds with recent developments in adjacent fields.

Racial Capitalism and the Middle Ages (MLA Sponsored Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Noah Guynn (LLC Medieval French), Shirin Khanmohamadi (CLCS Medieval)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Coined by Cedric J. Robinson in his magnum opus Black Marxism (1983), the term “racial capitalism” refers to the simultaneous and interdependent rise of global capitalism and racial classification and stratification. Robinson’s principal goal is to identify a tradition of radical thought and practice among Black intellectuals and activists in sites of colonial exploitation. He therefore decenters Marxist history by shifting our attention away from metropolitan Europe as a site of political radicalization. Black Marxism begins, however, in the European Middle Ages, which in Robinson’s view gave rise both to modern myths of whiteness and to the racialization of the proletariat.

Players and Pawns: Political Childhoods, Political Children

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 2:13pm
M. Green-Barteet Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Special Session, MLA (Modern Language Association) 2022

Location/Dates: Washington DC, 6-9th January, 2022

Deadline for submissions: March 5, 2021

Organization: Children's Literature Division, MLA

Contact email: mgreenb6@uwo.ca

CFP: Henry James and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Landscape

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In the opening preface to the New York Edition of his fiction, James famously wrote: “Really, universally, relations stop nowhere, and the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle in which they shall happily appear to do so. . . . The prime effect of so sustained a system, so prepared a surface, is to lead on and on; while the fascination of following resides, by the same token, in the presumability somewhere of a convenient, of a visibly-appointed stopping-place.”

James’s problem of the artist is also the problem of scholarship: Finding a “convenient . . . stopping-place” that also leads readers “on and on” in their own work and thinking too.

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

October 14-16, 2021

Orlando, Florida

Deadline: March 17, 2021

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Disney and Its Worlds (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Disney and Its Worlds

Contacts: Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego (kwoltman@ucsd.edu)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Cult America (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Cult America

Contacts: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver (director@pamla.org)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Absurdist History (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Absurdist History: UFOs, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Culture

Contacts: Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu (sorr@hawaii.edu) / Kenneth Hough, University of California - Santa Barbara (khough1971@gmail.com)

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
http://smallcinemas2021.org/cfp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas
12th edition of the Small Cinemas Conference
Santiago de Compostela October 28-29, 2021

Keynote Speakers:Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales.

Elena Neira is lecturer in the degree of Communication Studies in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and member of the research group GAME. She also teaches Audiovisual Distribution in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Film Studies in Northeast, Southeast Asia and East Asia

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 5:55am
Rising Asia Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Rising Asia Journal invites academic articles  on  Film Studies focusing on the North East of India, South East Asia , China, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Japan within the following fields :
History, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Film Theory , Culture , Cultural Studies, and International Relations and War & Society.
The papers must provide a new perspective and a fresh interpretation.They must  be original, supported with scholarly research, and the must not have been published or under consideration for publication in any media in print or online .

Theatre and Performance in an Age of Conspiracy: Postgraduate Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:23am
Theatre & Performance Research Association and Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Theatre and Performance Research in an Age of Conspiracy

TaPRA-SCUDD 2021 Postgraduate Symposium

Friday 25th June 2021, Online (GMT)

 

While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take.

If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!

– William Shakespeare, The Tempest (c. 1610-1612), Act II, scene 1. Song, line 295.

 

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:22am
APEAA Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021 

First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!  

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours. 

This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format. 

 

Call for Papers: Queer Representation in Contemporary Popular Television (Special Issue, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Danielle Girard, Thomas Brassington, Debra Ferreday
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect). 

 

Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Elisha Clark Halpin and Jeanmarie Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review

EDITORS

Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
teachingperformancebook@gmail.com

OVERVIEW

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the 'Extreme Present'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:54am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

July 15-16, 2021

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Luncheon Speaker:  J.R. Richard

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