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#Resist: Protest and Resistance Media in Brexit Britain and Trump-era USA (edited volume, Rowman and Littlefield)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
Dr Giuliana Monteverde and Dr Victoria McCollum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 19, 2018

We invite abstracts for chapters that explore protest and resistance in relation to Brexit Britain and the Trump-era United States. We are interested in media created in response to these seismic periods of political change, media created in the period leading up to them, and media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power. As well as discussing media that can be seen as protest or resistance, this collection will consider media forms that fail to resist, or those that merely hint at protest. In doing this we can also consider the responsibility of media creators to engage in and respond to political shifts and crises.

10th Annual Small Cinemas Conference Small Cinemas, Small Spaces; Lisbon, 25-27 September 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
Lenuta Giukin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

The 10th Annual Small Cinemas Conference will take place at ICS-ULisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, between 25 and 27 September 2019. On the topic of ‘Small Cinemas, Small Spaces’, the conference will be centered on issues of scale and spatiality in film, with the aim to explore the geographies of small cinemas. The call for papers is open for individual presentations of maximum 20 minutes, as well as for pre-constituted panels with a maximum of three presentations each. Proposals should be submitted via email to smallcinemas@ics.ulisboa.pt by Friday 1 March 2019, and include a title, an abstract of maximum 250 words, and a short bio note. The conference’s languages will be English and Portuguese.

 

LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions

CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)

Reckoning With Appetite

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for papers: 

 

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into reckoning with appetite. 

 

Poetry & Poetics (Critical) Panels for SWPACA

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

Narrative & Nostalgia: The Crusades & American Civil War

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:55pm
Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the 11th-century phenomenon called the Crusades, and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars across disciplines seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.

Researching Metaphor – Cognitive and Other

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:55pm
University of Genoa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

 

RESEARCHING METAPHOR – COGNITIVE AND OTHER

CALL FOR PAPERS

GENOA 13th – 15th MAY 2019

 

Queer Surveillance

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:51pm
Surveillance and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Queer Surveillance

Special Issue of Surveillance & Society

Edited by Gary Kafer and Daniel Grinberg

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018 for publication September 2019.

Romantic Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:50pm
marilyn gaull The Wordsworth Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

We look forward to announcing a series of special issues commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of The Wordsworth Circle and its transfer to the University of Chicago Press. For now, a call for papers  for the spring issue, Vol.50, number 2, 2019. The topic:  Romantic Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Essays of 6 to 8,000 words will be considered up to March 1, 2019. Please address requests guidelines or submissions to mgaull@bu.edu

Marilyn Gaull, Editor

“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:50pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This panel seeks propals on performance in the long eighteenth century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. What persepctives did eighteenth-century audiences have on public performance, including theater, opera, dance, and music? How did these perspectives in the public discourses shape eighteenth-century performance, and how was the public shaped by institutions such as the theater and opera? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. For more on SCSECS 2019, visit scsecs.net. 

“The Magical Mammal in Marie De France”

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:50pm
International Marie De France SPpnsored Session for 2019 MAP/ACMRS Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Call For Papers for Sponsored Session

2019 MAP/ACMRS Conference;Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance 

 

“The Magical Mammal in Marie De France”

Call for Papers: SPECTRA Issue 7.1, Fall 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:40pm
SPECTRA: The Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018

 

 https://spectrajournal.org/ 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Issue 7.1, Fall 2018 

The editors of SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal invite scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical, and cultural thought for the Fall 2018 issue. 

We invite the submission of academic articles, book reviews, and original artwork for publication in volume 7.1. Submissions may speak to individual social science or humanities fields, or apply an interdisciplinary lens to contemporary theoretical, critical, empirical, or policy-oriented subjects. 

Medievalists @ Penn 11th Annual Conference - Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
Medievalists @ Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground11th Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate ConferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 2019Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst, Art History) What makes something “mediocre” in the Middle Ages? We often assume that if a manuscript, literary text, or work of visual or performance art has survived from the medieval period, it is exceptional in some way. Modern scholarship tends to enforce this assumption by either praising a work for its beauty and importance, or arguing for the centrality and exceptionality of something that past scholarship has ignored. But what of things that have survived that are just OK?

Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:18pm
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:47am
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on literary, cinematic, and televisual treatments of Donald Trump, tentatively titled Trump Fiction:  Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

15th International Connotations Symposium: Understanding (through) Annotations

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:06am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.

Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:38am
University College Dublin, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework

University College Dublin 

UCD Humanities Institute

25-27 July 2019

 

CFP: Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:52am
University of Surrey
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past

Friday 22nd March 2019, University of Surrey (UK)

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Rosario Arias, University of Málaga

 

‘Every sensorial perception is at the same time past and present’ (Hamilakis, 2013).

 

Special Issue on Amiri Baraka

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:20am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.

Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:03pm
Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques - Panel 10
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

International Conference: Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques (9-11 October 2019, Paris)

Panel 10: Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970

Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:18pm
Ethnic and Third World Literatures at UT
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

 

18th Annual Sequels Symposium
Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University

Keynote Speaker: Saidiya Hartman

February 28 - March 2, 2019 - The University of Texas at Austin

The Global South Collective in collaboration with the Ethnic and Third World Literatures concentration at UT Austin are seeking proposals for the 18th Annual Sequels Symposium entitled “Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University.” The symposium will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, from February 28th to March 2nd, 2019.

CFP

Call for Papers: Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:26am
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Visuality and Scottish Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Shapes of Futures

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:19am
Shapes of Futures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Shapes of Futures

Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ziauddin Sardar

Rafał Matyja

 

What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan

 

UPDATED 'Everything is Permitted': Secularity, Values, and Suffering in Modern Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?

UPDATED “I’d Rather Be A Cyborg”: Posthuman and Feminist Approaches to Literary Conceptions of Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 

Washington D.C.

March 19-23

From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.

Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.  

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