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Monsters and the Monstrous: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:36am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Monsters and the Monstrous
2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

“I’m hated, execrated, those I meet are repelled by me. They want me crucified, and maybe their feelings are all too justified,” sang the American band The Bastard Fairies in their 2010 title track “Man-Made Monster.” The lyrics of the song oscillate between cackling threats of murder and cannibalism, and the lament, “It didn’t have to be this way, I’m a man-made monster led astray.”

Music and Nationalism: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:35am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Music and Nationalism
3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Music is commonly regarded as a universal language, and yet it is also through music that the fiercest of nationalistic sentiments and inspirations for protest and rebellion have been expressed.

Evil - Traditions and Transformations: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:35am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Evil - Traditions and Transformations
3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Both essentialist and contextual notions of Evil – the things we do as well as the things that happen to us – continue to be a stubborn and destructive presence in our lives. But what is “Evil”? What are the moral, political, philosophical, pragmatic, individual and global implications of calling something or someone “Evil”? What impact does that have on personal and social identities? How are concepts of Evil mediated and represented through different cultural forms? If ascribed too loosely is the intended effect of the term (whatever that may be) diminished?

Thinking with Plants

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 9:46pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

CFP: Returning to and Updating Burke

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:58pm
Daniel Adleman and Chris Vanderwees
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

In the mid-twentieth century, Kenneth Burke's massive body of work on the "new rhetoric" was widely considered to be a watershed for the rhetorical tradition and its interlocutors. Routing classical and new rhetorical concepts through contemporary understandings of the unconscious, ideology, media, discourse, literature, politics, ecology, and economics, Burke rendered "mere rhetoric" relevant to the concerns of modernity.  In 2020, his trailblazing approaches to terms such as identification, orientation, attitude, hierarchyinterpretation, occupation, action, trope, etc.

The Detective, the Artist, and the Professor: Genre and Other Critical Mysteries

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:31pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by September 30, 2020 here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807

This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.

Need additional chapters for “The Posthuman Animals"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:46am
Dr. Krishanu Maiti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Need additional chapters on

“The Posthuman Animals: Readings in Literary and Cultural Texts”

***If interested, send us an email ASAP.

Call for Book Chapters- Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today- OCT 1st DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:46am
Carole Salmon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Book Chapters- Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for the forthcoming scholarly volume Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today, an interdisciplinary edited collection of essays that will examine the long-established relationship between Paris and North, Central, and South America from the 15th century until today.

NeMLA 2021: Fairy Tales and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:45am
Ana Oancea, University of Delaware
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fairy Tales and Adaptation

 

This panel is part of the 52nd annual convention of the NeMLA, held March 11-14, 2021. Presenters will be able to give their papers either virtually, or in person in Philadelphia.

The panel proposes a discussion of the transformations fairy tales undergo when being adapted into new media (for example, Hansel and Gretel as an opera), new cultures (Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid as Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo) and new historical or theoretical contexts (Catherine Breillat’s Sleeping Beauty).

Call for Papers: »Non-Narrative Comics«

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:43am
CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #8 (November 2021) / Thematic Section: »Non-Narrative Comics«

Open Section

In the fall of 2021, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.

Discourses of Asian American Literature and Studies Then and Now (NeMLA 2021 panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.

Critical Approaches to Arts Administration in the New Millenium

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Alicia Jay / Indiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Critical Approaches to Arts Administration in the New Millenium 

Edited by Winter Phong, Ph.D. and Alicia Jay, Ph.D. 

Meaningful Machines: Exploring Creative Programming for Creative Writing and Literature (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, UMass Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While the expressive potential for programming and writing is closely associated with corporate use (such as customer-facing chatbots, aggregate sentiment analysis of product reviews, and text generators), there are authors who build and use these tools to reveal something about, and generate, literature. Out of this emerges a poetics of programming that can serve to reconceptualize how we think of and consider the place of programming in a creative writing classroom. The rich history of digital poetics is being rapidly advanced by authors like Allison Parrish, Nick Montfort, Milton Laufer, Rafael Perez y Perez, Stephanie Strickland, and more.

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

ECR/Grad Students: call for book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section. We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

(Updated) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 5:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

The US representation in popular culture and media - call for articles (relaunched)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:10pm
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals.

SAMLA 2020 EXTENDED - American Literature and the Market

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9:56am
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

SAMLA - EXTENDED DUE TO PANELIST BACKING OUT 

(Digital - November 13-15, 2020; previously Jacksonville FL)

 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:10pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Women, Gender, & Sexuality - Online

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

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