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Douglas Coupland and the Art of the Extreme Present

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’

Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Colonial Knowledges
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series 
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
https://colknowledges.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers:

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

Hosted by Graduate Students in the Department of American Studies

The University of Texas, Austin

March 4-5, 2020

CFP: Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
University of Bologna
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Università di Bologna – Graduate Conference
Bologna, February 10-11, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Paolo Costa (University of Pavia)

This conference aims to reflect on the modes of writing, reading, and sharing in contemporary history, encouraging new interdisciplinary, intermodal, and transmedial perspectives.

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:22pm
Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

Hosted by Graduate Students in the Department of American Studies

The University of Texas, Austin

March 4-5, 2020

 

ACLA Seminar: Geographies of Racial Capitalism: Labor, Caste, Dispossession

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Co-organizers: Najnin Islam (Colorado College), Neelofer Qadir (UNC, Greensboro)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We understand racial capitalism as a global phenomenon hinged on long, connected histories of dispossession and labor across geographies and temporalities. Cedric Robinson’s pioneering Black Marxism emphasizes the tendency for capitalism “not to homogenize but to differentiate–to exaggerate regional, subcultural, and dialectical differences into racial ones.” Investigating how capital draws upon differences within Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean attunes us to otherwise obscured dynamics. What histories, archives, literatures, and methods expand the vocabulary for racial capitalism to account for the specificities of diverse contexts?

Economies of Entitlement and Complicity [ACLA 2021]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute; Rebecca Saunders | Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar for the 2021 annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association investigates the intersections and divergences among literary, sociocultural, and political-economic species of entitlement and the mechanisms of complicity that perpetuate them. It examines intertwined modes of domination and exploitation including, but not limited to: 

-overtly predatory forms of droit du seigneur; Sadean (and sadistic) forms of aristocratic sexual predation; white supremacist and toxic masculinities; systems of slavery and servitude; and the “pornotropological” rhetorics and practices (identified by Hortense Spillers) that pathologize black and brown bodies; and

Fictions of Employment: The Image of Business in Contemporary Literature

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

This seminar explores the image of business and the business person/persona in contemporary literature from a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. Open to all geographical contexts, with focus on texts dating 1971-onwards. Particular interest and enthusiasm for submissions grounded in women and BIPOC representation in business settings, neoliberal policy and political ideology, mental health, and climate change. Contact: rmarnane@bryant.edu

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Eleventh Annual Humor Research Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Texas A&M University Commerce Department of Literature and Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26-27, 2021 | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE, COMMERCE, TX

The Humor Research Conference is a student-organized international multidisciplinary all-plenary event dedicated to the study of humor in all its facets.  Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, the 11th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2021 will be live-broadcast on the web.

The conference is student-friendly and invites submissions on any topic in humor studies, including and not restricted to literary studies, psychology, folklore, sociology, computer science, and linguistics.

Call for Papers: 

Cognitive Faulkner

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
2021 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

New Poetry Pedagogies (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:57am
Caroline Gelmi and Lizzy LeRud/ACLA Online, April 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recent poetry scholarship has begun to trace how some of the most normative concepts in poetry studies (meter, free verse, lyric, the speaker, voice) are enmeshed within broader systems of white supremacy and imperialism. Yet these concepts often go unchallenged in college classrooms. This seminar asks, how might this scholarship change the way we teach poetry and poetics--in any language, at any level, from Introduction to Poetry to advanced graduate seminars?

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:15am
Sam Huber, Yale University (on behalf of Post45)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

February 19-20 and 26-27, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Annie McClanahan 

Additional Faculty Participation by Srimayee Basu, Christopher Fan, Oren Izenburg, Virginia Jackson, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Theodore Martin, and Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post-1945 literature and culture. We particularly welcome submissions that expand our conception of post-1945 literature’s histories, boundaries, and future trajectories, or place it in a comparative, transnational, or hemispheric frame.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue January 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:56am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Returning to the Gothic Ocean: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:54am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to

an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and

Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic

fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms

built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature

CFP for essays for edited collection: Crossroads of Crime Writing: Historical, Sociological and Cultural Contexts/Intersections/Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:53pm
Meghan P. Nolan & Rebecca Martin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This volume, which will be proposed to a leading independent academic publisher, seeks to explore the implications of crime writing in its narrative forms through essays that situate orientations fictional and non-fictional, past and present in relation to public perspectives. Just as real crime has served as inspiration for fictional accounts, Kieran Dolin reminds us in Fiction and the Law that crime literature has long influenced popular understanding of social institutions as well.

Call for journal submissions: New York State of Crime

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:51pm
Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction

Issue 2

 

Topic: New York State of Crime

 

Proposals: October 31, 2020

Final essays: January 15, 2021

 

For the second issue of Mean Streets, the editors seek proposals focusing on crime literature of New York City or elsewhere in the Empire State.

call for papers on Writing and Teaching Justice

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:58am
CEA Mid-Atlantic Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The CEA Mid-Atlantic Review is the official publication of the College English Association Mid-Atlantic Group and is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually. We specialize in literary and cultural criticism, discussions of pedagogy, public humanities work, book reviews, personal essays concerned with the teaching of English, and creative writing related to literature or teaching.  The CEA Mid-Atlantic Review believes that scholars and creative writers should be paid for their labor. Authors of published pieces will receive a $20 honorarium.

CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:24pm
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel/Universiti of Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

 CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English

vol. 58, no. 1, 2021

Critiquing Critique: Post-Critique, New Realisms, and Materialisms (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:14pm
Athanassia Williamson and Nicole Grimaldi, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism” and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely branded) legacy of critical theory, which has arguably held a theoretical monopoly in spheres of the humanities not taken with the scientific worldview.

DOC On-line Journal on Documentary Cinema

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 4:19pm
Ed. Marcius Freire (UNICAMP,Brazil) Manuela Penafria (UBI, Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

Call for papersDOC On-line n. 29 (for march 2011 edition)

www.doc.ubi.pt 

 

The Thematic Dossier will have as theme: Pandemic / confinement / isolation 

This "thematic dossier" for the edition 29 intends to publish articles that focus on the connection between documentary and the pandemic and confinement. Although the focus is on the current nonfiction production, the editors also intend to cover past or present nonfiction films that adress isolation caused either by ideological, political, economic or cultural issues.

Deadline: December 11, 2020. Notifications: January 2021.

Global Flânerie in the Twenty-First Century: The Failures and Successes of Urban Walking from 2000-2021

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:38pm
Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What are the major challenges to twenty-first-century flânerie?

Consider the effects of:

•          the Coronavirus pandemic (lockdowns, empty streets, social distancing, masked flâneurs/flâneuses);

•          the impediments to or dangers of urban strolling as a result of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, citizenship (and protesting such limitations as in the case of the Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements); 

•          the difficulties posed by environmental degradation in cities (air pollution, waste management and global waste trading, congestion and overcrowding); 

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, March 26-28, 2021.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC at WonderCon is presently scheduled to take place in person; however, this may change, and presenters should be prepared to adapt to a virtual f

Miradas Hispanas: US representations from Spanish-speaking perspectives

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
PopMeC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CALL FOR ARTICLES

El objetivo de esta sección es promover la producción de conocimiento sobre la representación de los Estados Unidos desde perspectivas no nacionales en lengua española. En consecuencia, se privilegia el estudio de experiencias migrantes, viajeras y de exilio, así como las resultantes de intercambios educativos y científicos, por señalar algunos ejemplos.

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

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:24am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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 as well.

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:04am
Claire Maria Chambers/ Performance Philosophy International Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Call for Participants:

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

The Existential Psychology Group with the Performance Philosophy International Network seeks participants to create a Key Group for the 5th biennial Performance Philosophy conference, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 9-12, 2021.

The Performance Philosophy network aims to create a non-hierarchical and inclusive conference. Instead of individual keynote speakers, the conference invites proposals from key groups.

Scenes of Struggle:​ ​Rethinking the Politics of Performativity Today

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

ACLA 2021
Call for Participants
Scenes of Struggle:​ ​Rethinking the Politics of Performativity Today
Organized by Ryan Anthony Hatch (Cal. Poly.-San Luis Obispo) and Joseph Cermatori (Skidmore College)

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