We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?
This special session invites papers examining the problem of time in boredom in 19th-20th century literature, particularly in the context of value and economy of time in relation to boredom. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15, 2020
Painful Pleasures: Sado-masochism in Medieval Cultures
Editor, Christopher T. Vaccaro
Call for Papers
Afrofuturisms: Re-imagining Contemporary Blackness in History, Art, Technology, and Culture
CfP Alluvium 7.7 – Special Issue: 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'
Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2,000 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st-century writing and criticism. The journal publishes six issues a year, employing a system of post-publication peer-review by the engaged commentariat on the message boards of the journal’s website, enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership. (see https://www.alluvium-journal.org/)
Changing Tides and Hemispheric Connections in
Caribbean and Latin American Studies
18th Annual Tri-University CLAS Conference | March 27, 2020
Poems Invited for JUNE 2020 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 37th Issue
The Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Kathi Weeks and Holly Lewis
2-4 April 2020
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Call for Abstracts - EXTENDED
This conference is organized by students in the Humanities PhD Program at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
Conference Dates: April 24-25, 2020
EXTENDED Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
18th ANNUAL GRADUATE FORUM CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS
HUMANITY, HUMANE AND POST-HUMAN
The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association is seeking submissions for the 2020 annual NWSA conference. The conference will take place Nov. 12-15 in Minnepolis. This year’s theme is The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms.
This year the call for papers includes no subthemes, but all proposed panels should touch upon the central theme of transnationalism. We seek papers that look at aging as it takes place in a globalized world, with heightened interconnectivity between people, a global economy and new inequalities that come along with it.
The official CfP NWSA states (this is an excerpt):
Dust storms. Flooding. The fear of nuclear fallout. While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises. In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the development of environmental thought in the second half of the 20th century.
CALL FOR PAPERS: *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures*
Published by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) at the University of Winnipeg, *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures* is a scholar-led, interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.
Our scope is international; while we have a special interest in Canada, we welcome submissions concerning all areas and cultures. The focus of the journal is on the cultural functions and representations of “the child.” This can include, but is not limited to:
Les études littéraires cognitives. Théories, méthodologies et défis
Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges
Journée d’études organisée par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Study day organized by the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Le 22 mai 2020, de 8h45 à 19h30
May 22, 2020, from 8:45 AM to 7:30 PM
Lieu/venue: Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, January 7th-10th, 2021. Scholarship exploring any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, interests, influence, and/or life is welcome. Send abstract and short bio by 13 March 2020 to Erica McAlpine at email@example.com
What We Think About When We Think About Love: Call for Submissions.
Histories, Practices & Potentials of love.
Editors: Stanislava Dikova (University of Essex), Wendy McMahon (University of East Anglia), and Jordan Savage (University of Essex).
‘Without love, our efforts to liberate ourselves and our world community from oppression and exploitation are doomed’. bell hooks, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, 1994.
The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 5-8, 2020). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2020 MMLA theme of “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: cultural movements, subcultures, authorial collaborations, literary circles, and interdisciplinary networks. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John McCaw at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.
Call for Papers: NWSA 2020 Panel Submission: Excavating Feminist Voices in Literature
Deadline: 24th February, 2020.
NWSA Conference: The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms, Nov 12-15, 2020.
“Narrating Lives” - International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2020 - Malta
organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.
International Conference:Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Rupture25 July 2020 - Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:
Thirteenth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Keynote Speaker: TBD
Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century
Call for Papers for MLA 2021
City streets were a primary setting for modernity in Futurist art and literature. The “Founding Manifesto” depicts a group of young men who, galvanized by the intrusive noises of trams and “hungry automobiles,” are finally able to articulate the principles of the new movement, and, to cite an example from the visual arts, Boccioni’s “The Street Enters the House” was a prominent work in the 1912 Paris and London exhibitions of Futurist painting. In keeping with this year’s MSA “streets” theme, this panel seeks papers that consider the influence of Futurist art and literature on British and American literary modernism.
CALL FOR PAPERS
LiFE 2020 Conference
Lucania between Film and Ecology
Bodies, Environments, Representations
July 14-15, 2020
Deadline for submissions: 15th March 2020
Eliot Society MMLA CFP 2020
Exploring depictions of revenge that reinforce or question assumptions about gender, this guaranteed panel welcomes reconsiderations of the revenge tragedy and of less-familiar genres. 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2020; John Garrison (email@example.com) and Lynn Enterline (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Papers:
Rebels and Revels: An Exhibit and Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A one-day Symposium:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
In collaboration with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto
Friday, April 3, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15.
Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization. Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.