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Dissenting Beliefs: Heresy and Heterodoxy in Fantasy

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Religious fantasy, for a great many readers, is synonymous with Christian fantasy; more specifically, it is understood as literature overtly reproducing biblical narratives within a fantasy world, such as C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Concurrently, fantasy texts engaging with theology through non-allegorical means that challenge mainstream Christian doctrine are all too often dismissed as disingenuous, offensive or deliberately antagonistic. While this is sometimes the case, such a narrow view of religious fantasy excludes all but the least innovative texts from the genre and leaves little room for authors of other faiths.

Decolonising the Panel; Deconstructing the Gutter: Two-day Virtual International Conference on Postcolonial Studies in Comics and Graphic Narratives from South Asia

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute Technology Patna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.

Precariousness: Challenges and Solidarities (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Human beings, irrespective of their socio-cultural differences, exist in co-dependence with each other as well as in terms of their relationality to the state. This necessitates the formation of different institutions of care: mutual-aids, co-operative societies, care-centres, and NGOs, which are mechanisms of state-power that both define and threaten human being’s relationship to the state. Regulations imposed upon subject-citizens by the state on a daily basis in the form of ideological inflections make the human mind precarious, while the disciplinary machineries of the state expose them to ineffable stages of biological as well as social risks.

Thinking beyond Competition: Envisioning Practices of Collaboration for Doctoral Writers

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts of approx. 150-200 words to the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

Twentieth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

       Call for Papers

 

Twentieth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

October 27-28, 2021

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:  

DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021                                                                              

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 

Julien Gracq: un écrivain géographe

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe/ Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe (NEMLA MARS 2022, Baltimore, USA)

Imagining Geopolitics in the Age of the Anthropocene

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Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:46pm
Ruiyun Sara Liao/ SUNY at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A geological timescale provides a way of thinking about power relations between human beings and all kinds of geological forces. Since Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer proposed the term of the Anthropocene, the concept of the age of the Anthropocene brought out the environmental concern. This term evidently intends to mean "the human epoch" because the human force has become one of the dominant geophysical forces. It is believed that this new epoch began in the later 18th Century when the global effects of human activities have become clearly noticeable. That is, the age of the Anthropocene comes along with globalization.

The City and its Margins: New Perspectives on the Urban

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel asks a follow-up question to the so-called "urban turn" in the humanities and social sciences in recent years: what lies beyond or at the margins of the urban. The city itself has evolved into something that transgresses the traditional formations of the urban/rural, the fictional/material, the state/institutional, and the resistant/popular. By seeking to address the interrelation between the notions of the center and the peripheral within media urbanisms across the world, the panel aims to go beyond the binary of the center and the margin well as the urban and the non-urban, and in doing so, rethinks urban marginality as well as the processes that create it.

Rethinking the Brain Novel: Towards Experimental Representations of Fictional Consciousness (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Mohamed Anis Ferchichi / University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.

Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies in the 19th to 21st Centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:31pm
Sonia Zarco-Real
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

For the last twenty years, Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies have challenged traditional academic notions of areas of study by examining the legacies of imperialism (colonialism and neocolonialism) on social constructs, knowledge, identity, disciplines, language, and societies from the 19th-21st centuries.

Call for Papers, 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will take place March 10 to 13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. We are delighted to announce that Professor Judith Butler will be our 2022 keynote! And Valeria Luiselli, author of the prize-winning Lost Children Archive (the 2022 novel for “NeMLA Reads Together”), will give our opening address. Please submit abstracts at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP by September 30, 2021. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with NeMLA’s administrative host institution, the University at Buffalo. For more information, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.

When Poets Write About Poets: Representation(s) of the Poet and Poetry in Poetic Works (NeMLA 2022 - Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Lucie HOUDU (for a 2022 NeMLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the very first traces of written poetry, poets have been inspired by their peers: whether with elegies, odes or allusions to the poets they admired, they have always incorporated figures of poets and other poetic texts in their own poems. Intertextuality abound from the classical texts (quotations, sources and models) by earlier poets, for instance Ovid, Virgil or Cato. Some of their contemporaries, like Tacitus, have questioned the ideologies of their predecessors. Closer to us, Milton in his 16-line “On Shakespeare” (1630) argues that no monument is a suitable tribute to Shakespeare’s oeuvre; Thomas Gray pays himself homage to Milton in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751).

Deadline Extension - First Forum Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:20am
Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

FIRST FORUM GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 2021

OCTOBER 21, 22, 28, & 29

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES

SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

POST(ING)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We’re posting through it. All of it. 

  • posting on social media

  • trolling and shit-posting

  • post-theoretical paradigms and movements

  • digital labor, content moderation and algorithms

  • the postal service and infrastructure

Virtual graduate conference: "Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze"

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:16pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Art and Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

“Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze,” the 7th Annual Symposium of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Art Student Graduate Organization, hosted virtually, September 17-18, 2021.

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 9:46am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association: Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until July 15 for their 2021 virtual conference, Nov 10 - 13.

MMLA Milwaukee 2021 Roundtable: Fantastic Viruses

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:53am
Joseph Donica, Noah Jampol, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

We seek submissions for an MMLA session on "fantastic viruses" for the November 2021 Milwaukee conference. 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

Viruses in sf and fantasy lit and film​Collectivities of the infected, uninfected, or vaccinated  Please send 300-500 word proposals to the email addresses below by May 14. We apologize for the quick turnaround, but proposals are due to MMLA by May 20.  joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu noah.jampol@bcc.cuny.edu

MMLA Milwaukee 2021 Roundtable: Queer Ecology, Queer Collectives, and Queer Community

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
Joseph Donica, Noah Jampol, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

We seek submissions for an MMLA 2021 session on "Queer Ecology, Queer Collectives, and Queer Community."

Topics can include but are not limited to:

The future of queer collectivesThe possibility/impossibility of queer community The state of queer ecologies Nature in and outside of literatureResponses to Sam See's Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies Please send 300-500 word proposals to the email addresses below by May 14. We apologize for the quick turnaround, but proposals are due to MMLA by May 20.  joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu noah.jampol@bcc.cuny.edu

MMLA Milwaukee Roundtable: Collective Memory after Charlottesville

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:52am
Joseph Donica, Noah Jampol, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

We seek submissions an MMLA 2021 session on collective and cultural memory after (and informed by) the events in Charlottesville, VA in 2017. 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

The meanings of public memoryMemory in literature
Memorials and museumsThe Confederate memorial "crisis"
Covid and memoryNaming/Renaming of buildings and public spaces Please send 300-500 word proposals to the email addresses below by May 14. We apologize for the quick turnaround, but proposals are due to MMLA by May 20.  joseph.donica@bcc.cuny.edu noah.jampol@bcc.cuny.edu

Extended Deadline: Call for Session Proposals, 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention

updated: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021

The 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will take place March 10 to 13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD.  We are delighted to announce that Professor Judith Butler will be our 2022 keynote! And Valeria Luiselli, author of the prize-winning Lost Children Archive (the 2022 novel for “NeMLA Reads Together”), will give our opening address. The session proposal deadline has been extended to May 20, 2021!

Precarious futures

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:35am
PGR Studio / Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Precarious futures

Towards the (un)known (un)knowns 

 

The PGR Studio conference | Friday 9th July 2021

Faculty of Arts, Design and Media | Birmingham City University

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:33am
University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Registration is now open for the annual University of Glasgow College of Arts PGR Conference.

Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?

How does metamorphosis materialise in research practice, academia, social justice, or identity? What social, political or cultural forces engender metamorphosis, and how have these transformations been received? Is metamorphosis creative or destructive? Tangible or intangible? Abrupt or fluid?

'Belonging': Postgraduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:32am
School of English, University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Postgraduate Colloquium 2021 – Call for Papers 

‘Belonging’ 

The Postgraduate Colloquium is a one-day conference held online, organised by the School of English at the University of Sheffield on Friday 2nd July. 

The conference aims to explore the theme of ‘belonging’. It will bring together ideas and presentations from individuals, students and researchers working in a range of disciplines throughout the Humanities, including English Literature, Linguistics, Theatre, Creative Writing, History, Geography and Music. 

We invite proposals for 20-minute pre-recorded submissions on the theme of ‘belonging’. 

First Forum Graduate Student Conference 2021 - Post(ing)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:32am
Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

FIRST FORUM GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 2021OCTOBER 21, 22, 28, & 29
DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES
SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

POST(ING)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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