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"Collection Cultures" - MMLA Permanent Section on American Literature 1870-Present

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:33pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Alienation and De-alienation in the Composition Classroom (CEA at MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
Andrew Beutel/College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This panel, sponsored by the College English Association, explores how the concept of alienation can be applied to a field in which it has not received very much attention: composition pedagogy. Generally meaning an undesirable separation between self and world (i.e., other human beings, nature, and social roles, norms, and institutions), alienation has been analyzed in various contexts by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, and critical theorists. While it came to be viewed as problematic and outmoded with the rise of postmodernism, the concept is far from obsolete today. On the contrary, alienation remains both a widely experienced psychosocial issue and a vital theoretical and diagnostic tool.

Persistence in Afrofuturist Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
MLA Forum: African since 1990
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.

Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
The University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Event:                  Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When:                  Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

Where:                University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Call for Special Issue Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
*Transnational narrative
*Postcolonial narrative
*Fictional and factual narrative
*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory
*Classical narratology revisited
*Transmedial narrative
*Fictionality

The 2020 ELLAK International Conference “The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:02pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference

“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

 

- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

- Date: December 17-19, 2020

- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020

- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020

- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020

 

 

MLA 2021: George Eliot and Persistence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Charlotte Fiehn, University of Texas - Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This cfp is for a proposed special panel for the 2021 MLA Conference to be held in Tornoto, January 7-10, 2021.This panel seeks papers on the life and works of George Eliot related to the theme of "persistence." Please send a 300 word abstracts and a 1-2pp CV to cfiehn@utexas.edu

The Politics of Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:59pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Political protest has long been central to literary and cinematic histories from ideological and artistic manifestos to political pamphlets to satirical novels and realist cinema. They remain powerful vehicles for stimulating public debate, issuing calls to action, speaking truth to power, and heightening awareness of social ills.  Despite censorship, marketplace economics, and national politics, literature, film, and numerous other modes of cultural / aesthetic production continue to play an important role not only as agents of social critique but also as agents of social change.

Gender Politics/Beyond the Fragments: Exploring Intersectional Approaches in Gender, Culture, Race and Religion

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:59pm
Amina Hussain
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

By locating the third world women in their lived historical and material context, Chandra Mohanty Talpade argues one can analyze women as socioeconomic political groups in their local context, in contrast to the western feminist “homogenized average third world women”. Mohanty then goes on to deconstruct through decolonial practices a reductive and homogenising “Third World difference” which “appropriate and colonize the constitutive complexities that characterize the lives of women in these (third world) countries”. The growing third world and transnational feminism has led to new intersectional outcomes questioning the old binaries and barriers.

CFP: RMMLA Chinese Lit and Film Since 1900 session

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:58pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CFP: RMMLA Chinese Lit and Film Since 1900 session

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 74th Annual Convention

Conference Date: October 7-10, 2020

Location: Millennium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

We invite submissions of papers proposals that address a broadly defined theme of “change and resistance” in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, arts, film, and culture for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Annual Convention.

 

The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:58pm
University College Cork/Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics

 

Special Issue Proposal for Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

(2021/2)

Guest Editors: Patrick Crowley and Carlos Garrido Castellano

 

This special issue will examine the ways in which anticolonial thought and praxishave continued to inform aesthetics and creative processes. It seeks to think of decolonization as an ongoing collective project allowing us to challenge and critique more recent configurations of coloniality.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media, ICLA/CLAM Conference, L'Aquila (Italy), July 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:57pm
First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM)
Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media

Department of Humanities – Excellence Program 2018-2022 
July 1-3, 2020 – University of L’Aquila (Italy)

Page 23 LitCon at Denver Pop Culture Con

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:57pm
Tracy Bealer/Page 23 at Denver Pop Culture Con
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConJuly 3-5, 2020

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event expanding and/or expounding on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

 

DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center           DENVER, CO                                                                      July 3-5, 2020

 

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies [special issue]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

*Transnational narrative

*Postcolonial narrative

*Fictional and factual narrative

*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

*Classical narratology revisited

*Transmedial narrative

*Fictionality

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid: Representing Taboo in Contemporary Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Dr. Christina Fawcett, Dr. Marc Ouellette & Dr. Delores Phillips
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class. If you have any questions, please contact either Shari Arnold (sarnold10@gsu.edu) or Cameron Lee Winter (clw23543@uga.edu).

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.

CFP Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
Luxx Mishou, Area Chair/ The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 

Fashion and Material Culture, MWPCA/ACA

  

The Fashion and Material Culture area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now welcoming abstracts, papers, and panel proposals for its 2020 meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 2-4, 2020.

 

Creative Writing Panel Proposals - East Texas Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
LeTourneau University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Panel submissions for the East Texas Writing Festival may be creative writing or craft-related essays. Work should be submitted as an attachment on the registration form. Visit www.letu.edu/writingfest for more information on the festival. Guidelines are provided below for each genre:

  • Fiction/Nonfiction – Submissions are not to exceed 2500 words in total and should be submitted in a single document.
  • Poetry – Submit up to five poems in a single document.

All submissions should include your name and email address located on the first page.

MLA 2021 - Eugenics and the Body

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:46pm
Kim Adams and Mercedes Trigos / New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Eugenics and the Body How has eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.)? Submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio. This is a CFP for a non-guaranteed session at the MLA.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Send submissions to: Kim Adams, New York U (kaa401@nyu.edu ) Mercedes Trigos, New York U (mtrigos33@gmail.com )

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards - call for applications

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:48am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Awards Announcements

2020 

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

 

*Research Grant*

Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2020.

 

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*

'An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:37am
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

‘An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel’

Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 15-16th October 2021

Call for Papers

MLA 2021 The Ethical Turn in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies (deadline 3/1/2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:09pm
Gabrielle Owen / Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

This non-guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association names and reflects on a recent shift in the fields of Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies toward questions of ethics regarding children and the effects of categories of age, both present and historical. At its heart, this is a shift away from the exclusive focus on cultural ideas about the child in the work of scholars like Jacqueline Rose and Karín Lesnik-Obserstein toward scholarly work that also considers the lives, texts, and matter of actual children.

Craft Critique Culture - Justice Framed

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:47pm
Craft Critique Culture Conference - University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Craft Critique Culture Conference 2020: Justice Framed

Call for Papers

The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Event date: Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

Abstract deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2020

Categories: interdisciplinary, humanities, arts, literature, language, politics, law, social justice, criminal justice, race, gender, LGBTQ+, resistance

Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:58pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences. 

Times of Nature

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:54am
Times of Nature - an //ASIA symposium / School of the Art Institute of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This year’s ASIA// symposium will deal with nature’s pasts, presents and futures, as they are remembered, synthesized, and prefigured in Asia. We live at a time where the environment seems to have been made to be understood by constructs far larger than us, distilled into phrases ready for debate on mass media, cut up into financial inventions like Chinese green bonds and Indonesian carbon offsets. This isn’t the first time or place ‘nature’, or ‘climate’ have been reimagined—diverse cosmologies have long featured the two in various capacities and entanglements. How are these belief systems operationalized politically in relation to real climate change, and how does the climate changing affect these cosmologies?

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