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Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Political Demonologies

Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

 

May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers 

C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston) 

Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University) 

Revolutionary Legacies: The Ninth Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:40pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites submissions for its ninth symposium, titled Revolutionary Legacies. The Symposium will take place June 24-27 on the beautiful campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and will honor both the Sedgwick family’s ties to the Albany and Hudson River regions and the area’s role in America’s many revolutions.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.

Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:08pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

Wed., May 27

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.

Workshop

Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24

Notification of acceptance: Early March

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

‘ARTPOLITICAL’ – MARGARET ATWOOD'S AESTHETICS

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:45pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany

Convenors:       Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)

Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation? 

Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:39am
Angles - SAES
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World (ISSN: 2274-2042) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed open-access journal published bi-annually online by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur). It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, and others.

Angles is currently accepting contributions on any topic associated with the study of the Anglophone world for its upcoming issues.

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies (update)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:24pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2027

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, Budd Boetticher, and Paul Schrader.

North American Poetry 2000-2020: Poetics, Aesthetics, Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:44pm
Institut Universitaire de France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

 

International Conference

 

North American Poetry 2000-2020: Poetics, Aesthetics,Politics.

 

Institut Universitaire de France

Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation

25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

75005 Paris

 

15, 16, 17 October 2020

 

Organized by Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8 - TransCrit), Olivier Brossard (Université Gustave Eiffel - LISAA / Institut Universitaire de France), Abigail Lang (Université de Paris - LARCA UMR8225)

CFP: Humanities Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 1, May 2020, UK

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
London Academic Publishing, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Dear colleagues,
Let me bring to your attention a call for paper in Humanities.
Submission Deadline: April 20, 2020
Vol. 3, No. 1 - May, 2020

ISSN 2517-4266

Culture Mapping 2020: Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
NewYorkScapes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 17, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, PROJECTS, AND WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 

In Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, scholar and feminist digital humanities practitioner Jacqueline Wernimont examines recordkeeping technologies used to account for human lives and bodies, beginning as early as the 15th century. The book, in part a robust critical historiography, challenges us to interrogate and engage mindfully with contemporary data issues and methods, and with the ways in which they shape our narratives regarding the value of lives and cultures. 

Culture Mapping 2020: Futures

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 8:16pm
NewYorkScapes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 17, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, PROJECTS, AND WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 

In Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, scholar and feminist digital humanities practitioner Jacqueline Wernimont examines recordkeeping technologies used to account for human lives and bodies, beginning as early as the 15th century. The book, in part a robust critical historiography, challenges us to interrogate and engage mindfully with contemporary data issues and methods, and with the ways in which they shape our narratives regarding the value of lives and cultures. 

Quare Souths Roundtable, MLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:49pm
Margaret McGehee, Oxford College of Emory University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

MLA, Jan. 7-10, 2021, Toronto, Theme: PersistenceQuare Souths RoundtableForum: Southern United States As E. Patrick Johnson suggested in his article from 2001 entitled "'Quare' Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know About Queer Studies I Learned from My Grandmother," "'quare'...not only speaks across identities, it articulates identities as well. 'Quare' offers a way to critique stable notions of identity and, at the same time, to locate racialized and class knowledges." Twenty years later, we ask whether southern studies has yet to be fully "quare"-ed.

PLATFORM: Theatres of Labour

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:45pm
Lisa Moravec
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

This forthcoming issue of Platform considers labour through the creation and analysis of theatre and performance. We follow Kathi Weeks’s (2011) contention that the lived experiences of work have thus far received little attention in political and cultural theory and propose that the material and aesthetic space of theatre can illuminate this daily and bodily dimension of work. In theatrical labour, aesthetic considerations link both the practice of making and the practices of performance. Yet, studies of the performance of work have also been critiqued for conflating dimensions of practice and labour (Wikström 2012). With these tensions in mind, this issue aims to examine the various theatres of labour.

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

 

This roundtable sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Society invites discussion about all aspects concerning archives and 19th century women writers. Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): theory, mission, materials, public-facing, recovery, digital archives, visual culture, strategies for archival inclusion.If interested, please send a 300 word paper proposal and a short Vita by March 20, 2020 to Sonia Di Loreto: sonia.diloreto@unito.it   

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others [Update: Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 3:08pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic

Exploring Other Worlds: The United States and Its Others

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission (2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cristina Stanciu

Virginia Commonwealth University

Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

updated: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:51pm
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 22, 2019

Trauma, Narratives, Institutions: Transdisciplinary Dialogues
A Special Issue of the Journal of Trauma & DissociationSpecial Issue Guest Editors: Michael Salter, PhD & Iro Filippaki, PhD

SPECIAL ISSUE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PEER-REVIEWERS

This special issue of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation aims at bringing together socio-historical, anthropological, psychological, and cultural theorizations of institutional roles and narratives and the ways that they impact the lives of traumatized individuals.

CFP: Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies-“Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale”

updated: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:21am
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Philip Roth Studies invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of "Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale." Roth’s earliest short stories scandalized Jewish communities, and in 1969, the bestseller Portnoy’s Complaint proved even more shocking. Roth mocks American political scandal in Our Gang; connects sexual excess and artistic provocation in Sabbath’s Theater; and triangulates political correctness, public shaming, and sexual indiscretion in The Human Stain. Roth’s engagement with scandal extended beyond national boundaries, as evidenced by his efforts to illuminate the work of oppressed writers in 1970s Prague—where literature and art was considered to be politically scandalous by the totalitarian regime.

Bavarian American Academy 12th International Summer Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
Bavarian American Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Bavarian American Academy in Munich
12th International Summer Academyfor Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on“Cultural Narratives of the State in a Comparative Perspective”May 16 – 24, 2020, Lexington, Kentucky

Directors: Alan Nadel (U of Kentucky), Heike Paul (FAU), and Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm (BAA)
Co-Director: Martha Schoolman (Florida International U, Miami)
Coordinator: Holly Fulton Osborn (U of Kentucky)

Theme

Care Work and Revolt

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:22pm
Tanya Ann Kennedy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract to this proposed panel for the American Studies Association's annual conference November 12-15, 2020. 

The abstract deadline is 1/31/2020; final panel proposals are due February 1st.

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