Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)
Literature Among the Ruins: Junky Humanities, Literary Garbage, and Textual Flotsam
Two-Part Conference Panel
Organizers: Dr. Craig Dionne and Dr. Meg Dobbins, Eastern Michigan University
Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.
Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above.
Contributions are invited for the 24th Volume (2020) of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos.
Dates: October 8-10 2020
Place: Houston, TX
Digital Humanities Laboratories: Global Perspectives Editors: Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (Aalto University) and Christopher Thomson (University of Canterbury) CFP: A proposal for Routledge (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series) What is a digital humanities lab? How can we study labs in/for the digital humanities critically? How can a digital humanities lab become involved with industry? What is the culture of digital humanities labs? How does the existence of a lab change a discipline and the humanities at large? How are infrastructure and technologies intertwined within knowledge production?
SONG of an ANCIENT EARTH - Advance Call for Papers and Proposals
Celebrating ancient and indigenous cultural traditions of sound in ritual and ceremonial use, including the latest scientific research in Archaeoacoustics. Song of an Ancient Earth will be an international "two-roomed", dual-faceted event, to unfold on the gulf coast of Florida somewhere between Tampa and Sarasota, this autumn or as soon thereafter as it is deemed safe to gather.
Extended Deadline Granted: Call for Proposals, SCMLA, Professional Writing Panel
Accepting professional writing proposals/abstracts for the extended deadline of April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM central-eastern time. Call for Proposals are with the South Central Modern Language Association. Conference held in Philadelphia October 2020, pending date change as needed due to COVAID-19. Please email proposals to the Chair of the Professional Writing Panel, Julie Garza-Horne, at email@example.com.
Call for Papers for a collection of essays
"Magic. A Companion"
Edited by Katharina Rein
Organizer: Denise Du Vernay, Loyola University Chicago
In all of Atwood’s works of fiction, cultures are created (usually with their own vernacular) whether they are the post-apocalyptic survivors of the Maddaddam trilogy, the mean girls of Cat’s Eye, the academics of The Edible Woman and Life Before Man, or Mayday in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, Atwood’s works are rife with cultures of collectivity.
9 June 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of globally beloved author Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Unfortunately, many planned celebrations have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage support of research and writing as our world copes with this crisis, and to bring us together for an important anniversary in this time of social distancing, #Dickens150, a virtual transatlantic global gathering, will take place on this date. All proceeds, after covering a minor technology fee, will be donated to the Charles Dickens Museum, London.
CFP – liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 1, Spring 2022
liquid blackness journal (Duke University Press, beginning Spring 2021)
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- liquid blackness is an open-access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to readers or their institutions.
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EXTENDED deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020 full name / name of organization: Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 5-8, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI.
Conference Theme: "Cultures of Collectivity"
session CFP information:
Fabricating the Body:
This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Cultures of Collectivity”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.
This year’s conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” in some ways, seems tailor-made for the Religion and Literature permanent section. Religious communities, either local, national, or global, come to mind. However, we might also think of “collectivity” more broadly. Because the subject of Religion and Literature covers all genres, subgenres, regions, religions and folklore we welcome proposals that address works and writers who explore any aspect of “Cultures of Collectivity.”
Possible approaches to this topic might include examinations of how literature explores:
A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers
During this time of uncertainty, many of us are relying on aspects of fandom and neomedia to get information about the global pandemic and to form our replies to it in terms of connecting with colleagues, staying mentally functional, and generally keeping our lives going as best we can.
It is with all these things in mind that we announce a call for papers for a special edition of our journal: FANS Quarantime.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Aesthetics and Affectivity
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 60 (1/2021)
Laura La Bella (Independent Scholar, PhD)
Stefano Marino (University of Bologna, Associate Professor of Aesthetics)
2020 International eConference on Religion and the Holocaust
Call for Papers: Anthology of Critical Essays on
Postcolonial Popular Culture: Texts, Artefacts and Affects
We are soliciting essays for a volume on Shakespeare in the Nordic countries in the period 1890 – 1960. As we currently have a good coverage of the early 20th century, we are primarily interested in contributions that cover cases c. 1920 – 1960. Essays can deal with any of the Nordic countries and focus on translation, performance and/or aspects of influence on particular Nordic authors.
Special Issue, The CEA Critic:
Living the Teaching Life in a Time of COVID-19
“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me."
“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.” - Toni Morrison. (No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear, included in the 150th-anniversary issue of The Nation.)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Southeast Asian Media Studies
Vol. 3, No.2, 2021
THEME: "Communication Outbreaks"
Editor: Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria, PhD, University of the Philippines Baguio
Updated submission deadline.
“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”
MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature
The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
CFP: Visualizing Cultures and Collectivity in the Classroom: Teaching Graphic Narratives (MMLA 2020)
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Science and Technology, due by April 20, 2020. Ben Barres’ The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist provides insights into the lived experience of a prominent scientist who was transgender. This new book extends that work by fostering novel insights into science and technology by viewing them through specifically transgender perspectives.
Foreseeing Race: The Technology and Culture of Risk Prediction after the Datalogical Turn
Special issue, Journal of American Studies
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg)
R. Joshua Scannell (The New School)
Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences
“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner
The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated cartoons on TV. For many contemporary cartoon shows for adult audiences, however, this trope appears especially pronounced, often leaning into the stereotype that competent childrearing is "women's work" for the benefit of comedy.
In consideration of the COVID-19 emergency, we have extended the abstract submission deadline by one month. (Production Schedule to be adjusted accordingly.)
Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women
A Special Topic Issue