The Poe Studies Association will sponsor a session at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes.” Islands are central to some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works—think “The Island of the Fay,” the later chapters of Pym, the barrier island setting of “The Gold-Bug”—but they also play important roles in other Poe texts in which they are not blatantly visible—for example, the orangutan in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is brought to Paris from Borneo. This panel will engage with the currents of archipelagic American studies to reassess how islands, oceans, and archipelagoes function in Poe’s literary corpus.
The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).
This call is for a proposed collaborative session between the Southeast Asia/Southeast Asia Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) at the January 2020 MLA conference in Seattle. Given the geographical proximity and intertwined histories of several Southeast Asian countries and Australia, we envision a session that explores existing and emerging literary and cultural connections between them across a range of writing, media, and languages.
10th Anniversary SoTL ConferenceMetacognition: Empowering Teaching and LearningThe organizing committee for the 10th Anniversary of the SoTL Conference, invites you to submit an original proposal for this year’s conference, which takes "Metacognition: Empowering Teaching and Learning" as its theme. Hosted this year at The University of Findlay, SoTL is a two-day conference that promotes dialog about teaching and learning strategies with emphasis on student and instructor metacognition. It is a day to reflect on how our students learn, retain, problem-solve, and apply information in a learning environment. The SoTL conference offers innovative, interesting, and interactive professional development sessions based on research, theory, and best practices.
College English Association of Ohio
Spring Conference 2019
University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
Saturday, April 06, 2019
(Re)Claiming Our Voices:
Speaking and Writing in English Studies
Keynote Speaker: Christine Denecker, University of Findlay
Centre for Postdigital Cultures
19th & 20th June 2019
Square One, Coventry University
Call for Papers
Submissions for the screening programme also welcome.
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The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), Coventry University, UK invites contributions to its second annual conference, which will explore the phenomenon of ‘Pirate Care’. Presentations and talks will be complemented by a film programme tackling the main theme of the conference.
The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a cell phone will sext. One study notes that, “of 870 U.S. adults aged 18-72 … 88% had sexted in their lifetime.” This special call for papers seeks to explore the ways that sexting has affected our ideas of romance and intimacy. How has sexting influenced the popular romance novel, the chick flick, or the soap opera? How has sexting changed how we think about romance and love? We welcome papers that engage with these topics, and encourage interdisciplinary approaches.
This special call for papers understands sexting quite broadly, ranging from the flirtatious email sent to a partner at home through to the unsolicited dick pic sent over Tinder.
XXXI Annual Conference of Polish Association for American Studies
October 23-25, 2019, University of Opole, Poland
The Sound of Silence in American Literature, Culture and Politics
The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 7th special issue, to be published in December 2019, onthe topic of Ab/uses of Power and Violence: Villains, Bullies and Tyrants. Contributors are invited to examine critically (a) the making of the villain, the bully and the tyrant: myths and realities; (b) the various incarnations of the villain in art, literature, history, film, folktale, television, political life, international relations, and the media; (c) the mis/use of power, from bullying, harassment, sexual assault, to random violence and unprovoked wars; (d) the diversity of interpretations and perspectives: from heroes to villains, and vice versa; (e) the collective fa