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Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
International Conference

(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress. 

Disruption and Reconstruction in and of Europe

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:10am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and

Antipolitics: From New Anarchisms to the Alt-Right

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:40pm
Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

This graduate student conference seeks to analyze the emergence of new forms of antipolitics over the last several decades. If politics has meant many things to many people, from statecraft and representation to movements for social change, antipolitics names an array of practices, discourses, and structures of feeling linked by the contention that politics is a dead end.

Obscenity & Censorship: (Re)Constructing Taboos

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Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 10:09pm
Graduate Association of French & Italian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 24, 2021

34TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS

APRIL 9 & 1O, 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

KEYNOTE: DR. CHRIS FORSTER (SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY)

The "Obscenity & Censorship" Conference:

Navigating (Un)Certainty: Chaos, Coping, and Reconciliation in Eras of Disarray

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Florida Atlantic University--Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.

“Drum Dream Girls and Northern Lights Kids: New Models of Constructing Childhood for Diverse Children” - ChLA Guaranteed Session for MLA 2022

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Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:41am
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.

Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:29pm
University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East

 

A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:

Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland

 

Thursday afternoons, April, 2021

 

 

Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.

BODY SOUL CRISIS RECOVERY Graduate Conference (virtual)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing graduate programs
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing & Publishing graduate programs will host a virtual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 23, 2021. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. We are also seeking creative writers to read original work related to the conference theme.

The Power of Individuality

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:27pm
Carey Bradley / Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

 

 

 

 

The Power of Individuality

 

Carey E. Bradley

Business Major, Utah Valley University

English 2010

Professor Jonathon Patterson

December 13, 2020

Abstract

 

Beyond Tradition: Multimodality in English Scholarship

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:26pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference at North Dakota State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 26, 2021

In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation. 

 

In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper. 

 

REMINDER: Crossroads Digital Humanities Contest

updated: 
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:30am
Humanities Center / Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Digital Humanities Crossroads Contest invites undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their Digital Humanities research at the Crossroads Humanities Student Conference. This contest encourages students to develop the academic and professional skills necessary to navigate and participate as active contributors in modern day networks of information and digital literacies.

REMINDER: 3rd Annual Crossroads Humanities Student Conference: "Networks"

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Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:28am
Humanities Center / Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Information, resources, and diseases are all things that are communicable across real and imagined borders. They are transmitted by the World Wide Web, television, highways and trains, diasporas, marketplaces, governments, viral media, social events, casual associations, the human system, and more. Networks as a model and metaphor for examining the structures of societies, politics, culture, and the body appear in seminal texts across disciplines, including Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics (1948), Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975), Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition (1979), Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto” (1985), and Timothy Morton’s Ecological Thought (2010).

Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 11:00pm
Howard University Graduate English Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Howard University Graduate English Student Association’s 5th Annual Conference

Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond

 

Deadline for Submissions: January 16, 2021

Conference Date: March 26, 2021

Conference Location: Zoom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith D. Leonard, Author of Fettered Genius

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 31st Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference 'Uncertain Futures'

updated: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 5:17pm
Louisiana State University - English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”

 

Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021

 

The Book Out of Order: Structure, Inversion, Dissent

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Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 11:41pm
University of Toronto's Book History and Print Culture Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)

If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them? 

Decay and Regeneration (Virtual Graduate Student Symposium)

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Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:04pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

The theme of decay and regeneration captures our current global moment of political uncertainty, environmental catastrophe, public health crises, and mass protest. In the past few years, we have witnessed a once-in-a-century pandemic; global protests in response to police brutality; a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season; the largest wildfires in recorded Amazonian, American, and Australian history; the continued resurgence of fascist political ideologies; and the potential collapse of liberal democracy as we know it. 

 

The 25th Symposium of Students in English – Online Edition

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:46am
Loredana Bercuci/ West University of Timisoara
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will organize the 25th edition of the Symposium of Students in English on 16 April 2021. The event is open to both undergraduate and M.A. students who take an interest in research connected to:

Marvell Society Meeting @ SCRC 2021 (virtual)

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:36am
Andrew Marvell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 28, 2020

https://marvell.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2020/10/20/cfp-scrc-2021-virtual-con...

Exploring the Renaissance 2021: An International Conference, March 25-27

The Andrew Marvell Society invites proposals for 15- to 20-minute papers to be presented at the 2021 South Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) on any aspect of Marvell studies. Proposals are welcomed on all topics.

Resistance and Persistence: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

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Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:33am
Department of English at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

11th Annual Graduate English Conference at Binghamton University

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders 

Call For Papers 

*STAB2021 will be held on a virtual platform


 

 

                                                  Resistance and Persistence: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

 

Date of Conference: April 24, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Manu Karuka

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: NYU CINEMA STUDIES - [Frames(Windows(Mirrors))]

updated: 
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 2:32pm
New York University - Tisch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 20TH, 2021

 

UPDATED: 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

McKenzie Wark - The New School

Tom Gunning - University of Chicago 

Eugenie Brinkema - MIT

 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

NYU CINEMA STUDIES STUDENT CONFERENCE

February 19-20, 2021

nyuconference2021@gmail.com

 

 

Hindsight 2021: Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:50pm
University of Maryland Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Hindsight2021 Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility 

Call for Proposals: 14th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference

Hindsight: Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility

Department of English University of Maryland March 19-20, 2021

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Carleton English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference

Carleton University

8-9 May 2021

 

“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”

-        Brian Massumi

 

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:44pm
Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

University of Maryland, College Park

March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

updated: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 2:28pm
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

Online Graduate Conference, February 26-27, 2021

Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State University

Proposals due December 18, 2020

“‘Getting lost’ still takes us somewhere; and being lost is a way of inhabiting space by registering what is not familiar: being lost can in its turn become a familiar feeling [...] The familiar is an effect of inhabitance; we are not simply in the familiar, but rather the familiar is shaped by actions that reach out toward objects that are already within reach.”

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology , p. 7

How to Do Things with Worlds (Again) [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 10:21pm
Indiana University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Call for Papers

How to Do Things with Worlds

18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dates: TBA [but virtual]

Keynote: TBA


 

 

“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

  • Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

University of Toronto Graduate English Conference: Intimacies/Intimations

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:50am
University of Toronto Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

In the introduction to the Winter 1998 edition of Critical Inquiry, Lauren Berlant suggests that “the inwardness of the intimate is met by a corresponding publicness.” Over two decades later, Berlant’s pronouncement remains pertinent, particularly as the transition of our work and social lives to online spaces complicates the relationship between the private and the public. Stripped of actual bodily closeness and intimacy, the virtual body, along with its intimations and those of its domestic space, has been thrown into relief.

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