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Soil and Superstition: Constructing the Gothic Self

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Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Jenna Sterling, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Lawrence Buell’s essay “The Ecocritical Insurgency” (1999) claims that “human beings are inescapably biohistorical creatures who construct themselves, at least partially, through encounters with physical environments that they cannot not inhabit.” Precisely two centuries earlier, American writer Charles Brockden Brown advocates for a specifically American gothic tradition; Brown adapts the European gothic to American soil.

Young Researchers’ International Webinar on The Evolution of Bengali Identity: Reflections in Literature, Culture & Society

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Young Researchers’ International Webinar

on

The Evolution of Bengali Identity

Reflections in Literature, Culture & Society

 

10, 11, 12 October 2020

 

Organised by

postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies

Online, Open Access, Peer-Reviewed, Indexed in DOAJ, ISSN 2456-7507

Native American Literature at CEA 2021 (April 8-10) Birmingham, Alabama

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Seeing Climate through Medieval Art and Architecture

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:46am
ICMA-Student Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Call for Papers for ‘ICMA Student Committee’ Session Proposal

International Medieval Congress (IMC 2021) 5-8 July 2021, University of Leeds

 

Seeing Climate through Medieval Art and Architecture

 

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
The Burney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies 

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century literary scholarship.

Learning With Animals: Anthropomorphization and the Animal Mind

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While it is considered dubious to anthropomorphize animals to learn about them, learning with animals asks scholars to consider both animal and human ways of being and knowing, as well as where those epistemologies might overlap or diverge. Attempting to learn with animals requires consideration of the value of anthropomorphization. Drawing on the burgeoning field of animal studies, we invite literary scholars to consider how literature imagines animals and their ways of being and knowing—whether alternate or familiar.

 

CFP for Upcoming Virtual DH Workshop, "Getting Started in Digital Humanities"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:46pm
Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Illinois at Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites proposals from professional-level and graduate student digital humanists for the Fall 2020 Virtual Workshop:. This workshop will be presented using a hybrid model and will include asynchronous video tutorials and a synchronous presentation and discussion. We invite proposals from various disciplines including but not limited to history, music, anthropology, literature, communication, earth and environmental studies, etc.

"What, Like, It's Hard?" the podcast that celebrates and explores the academic study of popular music.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:33pm
What, Like, It's Hard? / Carleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

PODCAST PARTICIPANTS WANTED

"What, Like, It's Hard?" is a podcast that celebrates the study of popular music in academia
while supporting the academic community over a podcasting format.

The podcast format will run as follows: Each episode is around 50 minutes and will begin with a
3-5-minute introduction before a 10-15 minute chat with the guest about their journey in
post-secondary education, their successes, and low moments. Then the guest will give a 12-15
minute paper of their research topic. After, the next 1-15 minutes will be a discussion between
the host and the guest about the research presented in the episode.

CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:16pm
CLOSURE Kieler e-journal für Comics Forschung
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Participants: CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)

What can comics know? At the CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS), we would like to explore forms of knowledge encoded in text and image, in panels and sequences, and in cartoons and symbols. Together with the participants, we will explore how the complex medium of comics represents and negotiates individual and collective knowledge, semiotics and social relationships, and performs and re-informs knowledge.

Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:11pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Katherine Anne Porter Society is pleased to invite submissions for our annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Interested applicants should submit an article-length (15-25 page) paper on any Katherine Anne Porter topic. The winner, who will be announced on December 1, 2021, will be invited to present a shortened form of the paper at the annual Katherine Anne Porter Society Session at the American Literature Association Conference and will be featured in an article of the Katherine Anne Porter Society Newsletter. The award also brings a monetary prize of $250. Please email submissions as Word attachments to Jerry Findley at jerryfindley1@gmail.com by June 30, 2021. 

Music in Literature, NeMLA, March 11-14, 2021

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:14pm
Julia Titus, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The proposed interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and the literary works within various European literatures focusing primarily on the period from mid-nineteenth to the twentieth century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, as well as the relationship between the author and the composer, in real or fictional form.

Being Human in the Digital Age: The Future of Humanities (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:03am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As we progress deeper and deeper into an age of data abundance, as what Simon Rogers describes a phenomenon of a “time in which we are all surrounded by data” with continued access to it, we are at the heart of a process of self-digitization, datafication, and online existence. Our move into cyberspaces and our dependence on digital platforms for information, communication, congregation, and self-design necessitate the crucial intervention of the Humanities as a discipline and a human-centered approach to understand what it means to be human in the digital age.

Call for Journal Article Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:24pm
The Burney Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually.  A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host.

 

Mediating Democracy: Contemporary Politics in Film and Media

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:25pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SFSU School of Cinema 22nd Annual Cinema Studies Graduate Conference:

Mediating Democracy: Contemporary Politics in Film and Media 

February 11-12, 2021 

Keynote Speaker: Ellen C. Scott (Associate Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television)

 

Literature of Crisis and Apocalypse PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Apocalyptic literature and its study have typically centered around notions of Christian eschatology, i.e. the judgement presented in the Book of Revelations. However, the aftermath of the second world war helped reshape our notions of this genre. Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has begun to examine the relations between humans and the Earth during the Anthropocene. Images of global thermonuclear war, fears of communism, and a burgeoning climate change (with its subsequent and constituent crises) have eclipsed the teleological notions of divine creation and its eventual, inexorable movement towards eschatology.

Don DeLillo and Religious Spaces PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 5:39pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, this program is designed to provide individualized attention and support for emerging scholars who would like to submit an article on humor/comedy studies for publication. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2020 are welcome to apply.

National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - NOW ONLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:44am
Cabrini University - Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Cabrini University is hosting the National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - now fully online - on October 1st, 2020.  
 The CFP deadline has been extended to July 31st. You and your students can register for this FREE conference now.  Links for synchronous video participation will be sent following registration. For information about the CFP and to register, please visit cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf 

The Secular and the Literary: Re-thinking Analysis and Interpretation in Light of Post-Secularism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:54am
NEMLA 2021- North East Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ever since Charles Taylor (A Secular Age) and Talal Asad (Formations of the Secular) questioned the supremacy of secularization, scholars in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and anthropology have used post-secularism to analyze gender, state violence, religion, pain, the senses, and more. This perspective has helped us to consider how secularization has been accepted as normative and inevitable, and how it functions as a disciplinary apparatus or as a constructed ideology.

Migration, Humanities, and the Crisis of the Contemporary

updated: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:02am
NeMLA 2021 Seminar Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This collaborative, seminar-style panel invites an exploration of aesthetic interventions that respond to urgent concerns of contemporary migration. By analyzing the ways in which literature and the visual, performing, and conceptual arts engage with these issues, the panel interrogates how the humanities respond to the lexical and affective demands posed by the contemporary moment. How have our vocabularies as humanists been altered by discourses around migratory movements? In what ways can humanistic thought reframe ideas of rights, citizenship, sovereignty, and borders in light of present-day crises?

Critical Approaches to Tradition and Innovation in Graduate Humanities Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:46am
Jo Grim and Sam Sorensen/ Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Submissions Information: We seek papers for a panel titled "Critical Approaches to Tradition and Innovation in Graduate Humanities Education" to be held at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 52nd annual convention in Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021. Please submit abstracts of 300 words here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18735. For questions or concerns, please contact Jo Grim at jcg314@lehigh.edu or Sam Sorensen at sms416@lehigh.edu. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!  

Illness, Medicine, and Literature: The Significance of Storytelling in Healthcare Settings

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Reem EL Khalili/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We tend to look at medicine and the arts & humanities as two separate entities unaware that they are similar. Medicine is affiliated with rationality while the arts & humanities are affiliated with emotions. As a result, a number of gaps exist between Medicine and Literature that need to be closed. In this session, I would like to expand upon the practice of storytelling in Healthcare settings and the ways in which it allows for a more patient-centered approach. I would also like to examine our roles as literature, language, and creative writing scholars in bridging the gaps between the two disciplines, attempting to improve the mental health of healthcare professionals through the act of writing, and contributing to a better healthcare system.

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:13am
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

**Extended Deadline (see note below re: conference format flexibility in light of COVID-19)

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization

The Ohio State University

 

Call for Papers

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

October 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

 

Book Reviews for Texas Theatre Journal Special Volume: “Theatre In Crisis”

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Texas Theatre Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting submissions for book reviews its Special 2020 Volume—“Theatre in Crisis”—responding to COVID-19 for 2020. Published annually by the Texas Educational Theatre Association, our mandate is to feature the work of graduate students whenever possible (so please share far and wide with your graduate students—and other colleagues too!). 

REVIEW REQUEST

Due to the unique nature of this volume (and the disruption to the publishing supply chain), I am forgoing the traditional “list of books received” and instead asking potential reviewers to pitch a book to review that fits into this “Theatre in Crisis” idea, in broad or unique ways.

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