Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.
SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED
(Previously Jacksonville FL, now Digital - November 13-15, 2020)
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020
Latina/o Cultural Productions as Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.
The cultural production of US Latina/os, as any other so-called minority discourse, can be analyzed as defiant voices that aim to provoke dialogue with the hegemonic discourse and the mainstream culture. As such, these discourses can be more or less combative in their struggle to break and resist the rules imposed by the status quo.
This panel welcomes submissions in English or Spanish on any aspect of Latina/o cultural products (literature, fashion, film and visual arts, etc.) that aim to contest hegemony, including but not limited to:
Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.
By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to
Dr. Anita Turlington
Associate Professor, English
University of North Georgia
South Central Modern Language Association
2020 SCMLA Conference
Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)
Native American Literature Panel
Special Topic: Indigenous Presents
We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020.
Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.
Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).
Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at email@example.com by March 23, 2020.
"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels"
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 7-10, 2021
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?
Although Jameson's original essay was published in the New Left Review in 1984, Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism appeared in 1991 and became one of the definitive texts on the topic.