SAMLA 92 will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 13th to the 15th. The theme of this year's conference is SCANDAL! This particular panel considers the genre of the short story juxtaposed with the conference's theme: Scandal. We welcome proposals considering short works of fiction that are scandalous, that caused a scandal, or that were inspired by scandal. By May 31st, please send a 200-word abstract, brief biography (no more than 75 words), and A/V requirements to Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, Shepherd University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considerable research has been devoted to Fyodor Dostoevsky's incorporation of non-Russian art and texts as inspiration for his writing. Comparatively less attention, however, has been to paid to the immense influence the author's own life and works have had on literature, drama, philosophy, and art. This panel seeks to explore Dostoevsky's reception, as a man and as an author, by 20th and 21st century world writers and artists. It is co-sponsored by the International Dostoevsky Society and the Reception Study Society in celebration of the author's 200th year.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Considers theoretical and political questions raised by the model of “trans-indigeneity” paying attention to indigenous mythologies, histories of settler colonialism, and questions of comparison, translation, resistance, language, and appropriation. Send 300-word abstract and short bio by March 20, 2020 to Ahmed Idrissi email@example.com and Neville Hoad firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite submissions to an interdisciplinary conference on working -class fiction, to be held at the University of Birmingham in June.
In a recent Guardian article Tim Lott laments the death of the English working-class novel and likewise that of the English working-class literary novelist. He qualifies his pronouncement, by remarking the delineation ‘English’ is used advisedly, for ‘the same is not true of Scotland’. Nevertheless, he may have also appended the modifiers ‘White’ and ‘Male’ before ‘English’ so as to complete the chain of associations traditionally linked to working-class writing.
Travel Literature and Transatlantic Encounters: “The Iberian Peninsula as seen from North America (1850-1950)"
University of Alicante (Spain), June 4-5, 2020.
This conference is part of the research project "Exotic Spain: American Travel Literature about Spain (1900-1950)" (ATLAS) funded by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office of Alicante University (GRE18-14 A). The project focuses on the study of a corpus of American authors who traveled to Spain in the first half of the twentieth century, especially on those texts that look beyond the vision of Spain related to the experience of the Spanish Civil War.
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The Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception of the Eberhard Karls Univeristät Tübingen is delighted to announce the CfP for the interdisciplinary and diachronic Workshop
Ambiguity and Narratology
Tübingen, November 5-7 2020
British women novelists of the Victorian era often explored the accepted and shifting concepts of woman’s role at home, in the workplace, and in society as a whole. Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Oliver Schreiner, for example, discuss a woman’s right to education and the careers open to her as well as how she chooses, if she has a choice. This panel will explore these writers’ arguments for women’s equality and examine repercussions deriving from their writing. Panelists might address such questions as how authors expressed their acceptance of or discontent with women’s position in society or whether the conversation changed as the nineteenth century came to an end. Papers should not exceed 15 minutes.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at Lowell.Wyse@gmail.com by March 31, 2020.
Love Beyond the (Hu)man
Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute
Dublin, Ireland | 26 June, 2020
Donna Haraway and her tree snails, Alice Walker and Marley,
Lotte Laserstein’s “Self-portrait with a cat,” Lazi’s crocodile…
Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous)
The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.
For its MLA Convention 2021 (Toronto) Panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost. All paper topics will be considered. Some possible subject areas: influences on Frost's own writing and his influences on that of others; deeper analyses of overlooked or underappreciated poems, prose pieces, and plays; and analytical work that furthers our understanding of Frost's philosophical dualism.
"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)
Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross
A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
SVOD Platforms and the Future of Television - Call for Chapter Proposals
Edited by Christina Adamou and Sotiris Petridis
- Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: by 01 June 2020
- Deadline for chapters: 01 October 2020
Call for Papers:
Sego Graduate Student Language and Culture Conference
Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah
Closer Together-Further Apart: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Academia
April 10-11, 2020
I currently have several books available for review for The Journal of Popular Culture. These reviews would be due May 1, 2019. If you have a completed Master's degree or higher, one of these books is in your field of study, and you are committed to writing a review for us, please contact me at email@example.com, noting your preferred title and your mailing address. The reviews need to be between 500 and 1,000 words and documented in MLA style. Further guidelines can be found at: http://www.journalofpopularculture.com/submissions
Texas Christian University
Submissions invited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies. The Journal is being launched from this year to commemorate the Birth Centenary of legendary English Professor Late P. S. Sastri (Nagpur University). It’ll be published thrice a year and shall cover interdisciplinary research in all forms and genres of literature, art, and culture such as fiction, folklore, film/ theatre, travel writing, popular culture, translation, gender and sexuality studies, ecocriticism, globalization and urban studies, race, ethnicity, subaltern and Dalit studies, and all related areas.
David Mamet in the Twenty-First Century
a special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL)
Edited by Douglas Bruster and Brice Ezell
Call for Proposals
Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation Symposium
Ryerson University, Toronto
Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation, a 2-day symposium May 22-23 at Ryerson University in Toronto, invites scholars, policy-makers, artists, migrants and other stakeholders to join us in round table discussions, performances, film screenings and workshops. The symposium is the culminating event of a SSHRC-funded 2-year international project examining the concept of home for forced migrants of all identities, using arts-based research.
Call for Papers
Hwa Kang English Journal, Vol. 25 (July 2020)
Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain
Call for Contributions
JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF BRITISH CULTURES ( 2/2022)
Guest Editors: Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Cornelia Wächter
Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium
School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.
25th September 2020
Since its 2009 debut, RuPaul’s Drag Race has shifted from a niche American reality show anomaly to an award-winning global success. This one day symposium will examine its international reach with versions of the contest created in the UK, Thailand and Canada alongside, titular host, Rupaul having already hinted at further growth when teasingly asking journalists “how many countries are there?”.
This cfp is for a special session at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in Toronto (7-10 Jan 2021)
“Modernism, Empire, and the Environment”
MSA 2020 Brooklyn panel
22-25 October 2020
Abstracts due 3/6/20
In 2016 Oxford Dictionaries named ”Post-truth” as the international word of the year, but as Lee McIntyre argues in his book Post-Truth (MIT, 2018), the concept of post-truth is not a new one, as he cites the vociferous arguments made against the cancer causing effects of cigarettes, the assault on vaccinations, and other significant moments of push-back that have occurred when the facts will out.
However, in the 2010s the omnipresent nature of post-truth arguments has accelerated and is now an omnipresent part of our lives (on international, national, regional, and communal scales).
The theatre, as one might imagine, has noticed and has responded.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference
Conversations in Motion
Conference Date: April 29, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Manhattan College)
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020
GCRR is currently seeking written or visual submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the theme of violence in art (or perhaps the absence of violence in art). We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from the disciplines of art, humanities, design, technology, and education to submit abstracts of their essay that will make a unique contribution to the academic study of violence and art. Abstracts or Proposals are due March 1, 2020.
Final scholarly submissions should be approximately 3000 words, or 500 words and mixed media, that address one of the following:
Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. Due to the nature of the journal, there is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, and we encourage innovative projects and approaches that will serve as resources for the field.
The Age of Innocence at 100
This proposal for a special session panel at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, Jan 7-10) invites 250-word abstracts for critical, theoretical, and comparative explorations of literary works involving bureaucratic subjects, settings, and tropes. Particular emphasis falls on clerk figures and paperwork, analyzed in their poetic and narrative complexities.
Please send your abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.