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MMLA 2019 - Permanent Section - Italian

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:12am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Call for Papers

Permanent Section: Italian

“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”

 November 14-17, 2019  - Chicago at the Hilton Chicago

We welcome individual and panel proposals that explore Italian Literature, Film, and Culture in the context of this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”. Proposals exploring issues related to duality, identity, transcultural identity, and transnationality in Italian literature, film, art and culture from any time period will be given special consideration. Papers on any aspect of the conference topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes: 

* Transnational identity: Italy’s minorities’ literary and film production

Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature & the Liberation of Life

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
World-Ecology Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

San Francisco, May 30-31, June 1, 2019, California Institute of Integral Studies

EXTENDED DEADLINE, ABSTRACT SUMBISSIONS: MARCH 15

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Social Change, CIIS

Fifth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network

Submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/F8PplUr9KurGVcLD3

Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?

 

Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This special session invites papers that explore the countervailing, and occasionally contradictory, double meanings obtaining in our notion of the “public intellectual” today. This session is especially interested in papers that comment on the figure of the public intellectual by thinking beyond the limits of the university and the academic profession, as traditionally “licensed” intellectual spaces and modes, and consider new networks and formations of intellectual affiliation, movement, and struggle that have emerged with the generalization of social media platforms and digital publishing venues (i.e. twitter, reddit, etc.), and especially  in the wake of the election of 2016.

 

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for NEPCA

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area of NEPCA invites proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Papers may be drawn from all policy domains, both foreign and domestic.

Recent conferences featured panels on:

  • The presidency in popular culture
  • Storytelling in the public square
  • News coverage of political figures and campaigns
  • Narrative approaches to public policy
  • Political icons
  • American identity

Presentations will be limited to 15 or 20 minutes in length depending on the final panel size.

Special Topics:

Christian Democratic People’s Parties and the Rise of Populism 1940s-2010s

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:46am
CIVITAS: Forum of Archives and Research on Christian Democracy and the Catholic Documentation Centre (Radboud University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Ever since the discussion about the name and nature of the European People’s Party in the 1970s, Christian Democratic parties in Europe positioned themselves in an alliance with conservative people’s parties. Corruption scandals, monetary crises, fear for loss of (national) identity and especially concerns about immigration, globalization, and internal security increasingly caused voters to drift away from their traditional parties and from Europe. New political formations at the left and the right, including populist ones, competed for these votes. While some historians asserted that Christian Democratic parties have successfully resisted the populist trend to scale down tolerance, recent observers are not so sure anymore.

Chapter Call - Minority Women and Western Media: Challenging Representations and Articulating New Voices

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:46am
Sameera Ahmed/UAEU
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This edited volume of Lexington Books (an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.) invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Minority Women and Western Media: Challenging Representations and Articulating New Voices”. The edited volume will join the Communicating Gender book series published by Lexington Books.

Humanizing the (Post-)Communist Paradigm: An Approach to the Rhetoric of Communism and Post-Communism in its Own Theoretical Language

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:04am
Romanian Studies Association of America MLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Redefinining public discourse rhetoric in (post)communist Romania 30 years after the fall of communism. How can (post)communist wooden language be used to theorize on the regime? 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15. 

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