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Fifth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:33pm
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Updated Deadline: 11/20/19


Fifth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
 

February 28-29, 2020

New Brunswick, NJ 

Co-Hosted by Rutgers and Princeton University

Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Walkowitz

Additional Faculty Participation by Kinohi Nishikawa, Sarah Chihaya, Josh Kotin, Jeffrey Lawrence, Kristin Grogan, Paul Nadal, Christina León and others to be announced. 

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Shane Trayers/SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED to November 20th

Keystone DH 2020 Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:41pm
Keystone Digital Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We are excited to announce that this year’s Keystone DH will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia. Keystone DH is an annual conference and a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic.

Proposals are welcome on any aspect of digital technologies and their application to the humanities and/or social sciences. We highly encourage projects that focus on the collaborative nature of research and teaching. Senior scholars should foreground the labor of students, librarians, and/or the community that sustained the project. We especially welcome proposals with representative and inclusive speaker involvement.

2020 U of T's Cinema Studies Graduate Conference on "Friendship"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:41pm
University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019


2020 Cinema Studies Institute’s Annual Graduate Conference

University of Toronto

“Friendship”

Keynote: Salomé Skvirsky (University of Chicago)

January 31st & February 1st

 

 

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:29pm
University of Minnesota English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community

April 24, 2020

A Graduate Conference in the Department of English, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The concept of “making space” is both powerful and problematic. Making space for different identities and communities feels necessary—as Virginia Woolf so importantly emphasizes, a “room of one’s own” is imperative for claiming, creating, and expressing intellectual identity. Yet mere rhetoric about making space for difference risks condescension and absolution from the difficult work of community formation. This tension encourages us to ask: who is making space for whom? Who is included and excluded in this space-making?

Seeking Voices / Seeking Silences

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:24am
Boston University’s Romance Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

SEEKING VOICES / SEEKING SILENCES

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 4th

Call for Papers

 

“Speech and silence are instruments of power, of self-assertion and self- definition: they take part in the constitution not only of an individual and his or her life story, but also of a group, a community, a nation, and their history.” - Vanessa Guignery

2020 Yale Film & Media Studies Graduate Conference: Accidents & Contingencies

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:23am
Yale University Film & Media Studies Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

ACCIDENTS & CONTINGENCIES
13th ANNUAL YALE FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES GRADUATE CONFERENCE 

http://campuspress.yale.edu/accidentscontingencies/

FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1, 2019 

WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER — 53 WALL STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. JAMES LEO CAHILL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CINEMA STUDIES AND FRENCH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Contingency is also a necessary quality of film. 
– André Bazin 

Urgent-Emergent

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:50pm
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Urgent-Emergent 2020

Imagining Differently: Research-Creation in Urgent Times

When: March 28 & 29, 2020

Where: York University

Accolade East (ACE), Rooms 208/209

The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate conference will be held in conjunction with The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium.

We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, and Director of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory

 

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DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:45pm
Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India

contact email:  dhallianceindia@gmail.com

Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.

DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.

10th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Spanish Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:45am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Deadline for Submissions: February 15th

 

A call for paper presentation on any aspect of Spanish (literature, film, civilization, linguistics, pedagogy, etc.). Priority is given to presentations in Spanish, though papers in English will be accepted too.

Keywords: Spanish, Literature, Spanish Pedagogy, Linguistics, Spanish Culture

Important Dates: to be held on March 27th, 2020

Email abstracts to: simposio@slu.edu

Extended Abstract Deadline for The Plays of Anne Washburn

updated: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 8:02am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Since Anne Washburn will be our Keynote Guest at the Comparative Drama Conference, we offer a proposed panel on her plays.

 

The Plays of Anne Washburn

 

The Comparative Drama Conference asks for abstracts on the plays of Anne Washburn.  The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

 

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays

Washburn's interest in the focusing on popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn's contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump 

Abstract Deadline Extended for The Plays of David Henry Hwang

updated: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 8:01am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Plays of David Henry Hwang

Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society

Any abstract proposal  on David Henry Hwang’s plays are welcome.

 

Some possible topics include:

 

The generation of Asian-American playwrights who have followed Hwang and their (dis)connection with his legacy

The presence of autobiography in his plays, particularly Yellow Face and Soft Power

Hwang's representation of China 

Comparing Hwang's theatrical legacy with his work on Showtime's The Affair

A discussion of Hwang's engagement with Trump in Soft Power in comparison to other theatrical depictions of Trump

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe at ALA 2020 and Up and Coming Scholar Graduate Student Award

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:08am
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

 

Call for Papers 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

American Literature Association 2020

Deadline for Submissions:  January 6, 2020

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Call for Papers  

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media 2020

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:05am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media - Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 3-4, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 3rd-4th, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2019

Theme: “Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen”

What is the Human: Concepts and Controversies

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:42am
SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

In the wake of environmental catastrophe, developing knowledge on animal and artificial intelligences, and the living legacy of coloniality, we are once again faced with these eternally recurring questions: What is the human? What is beyond the human? What are the consequences of shifting conceptualizations of the human? Many schools of thought examining eco-criticism, posthumanism, post-colonialism, and more now confront these previously established boundaries, interrogating the ways in which our construction of ‘the human’ and consciousness has left us blind to other agencies and existences in the world.

Death - A Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:42am
Brown University, Department of Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Death casts a long shadow.  Its significance is not merely qua biological event, but as something that compels a response from us throught out lives.  Our responses have varied widely, according to what death is taken to be and which deaths (e.g., animal, environmental, that of others, one's own) are taken to be relevant.  Mourning rites, martyrdom, and philosophical consolation: the centrality of these and other such responses within religious forms of life attests to the power and productivity of death as a feature of being mortal. 

Economies of Dispossession

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:42am
OCAD University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Graduate Conference: OCAD University, Toronto ON

Economies of Dispossession, March 13-14, 2020

Policing Identity, Surveilling Religion

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:41am
Florida State University Department of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

The Florida State University Department of Religion’s

18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

February 14-15, 2020 · Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 14-15, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Last year’s symposium featured original research from over 50 presenters from over 15 universities, and disciplines as varied as History, Anthropology, Political Science, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics.

(Im)possibility: Harvard Film and Visual Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:41am
Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: (IM)POSSIBILITY
Graduate Student Conference
Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies
Harvard University
April 9–10, 2020

(Im)possibility marks a limit of available information, a threshold of representation, a cessation of action. Thinking at the limits of the possible gives rise to a specific set of issues: how might we articulate that which cannot be said? How might we orient ourselves toward that for which no available theory or representation is adequate?

Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies / GKAT
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

“Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives”

June 25–27, 2020

Heidelberg Center for American Studies

 

The DFG-funded research training group “Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics” invites proposals for an international conference that will explore the emergence and transformation of authority and trust in Americanpolitics, society, religion, literature, and culture from the nineteenth century to the present.

Afterlives

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Dpt. of Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center - CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Comparative Literature Conference
24 April 2020

A F T E R L I V E S

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:10pm
University of Florida Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy 2020

Call for Papers - Pedagogy & Popular Culture (EXTENSION)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 5:02pm
2020 Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers about 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/  

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Annual Conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 8:36pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Annual Conference

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:03pm
Michael Williamson - English Graduate Organization Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.

CfA: 2020 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute REMAKING WORLDS:THE GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATION OF GLOBAL ASIAS THROUGH ART & VISUAL CULTURE

updated: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:50pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

 

 

 

Call for Applications 

 

2020 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute 

REMAKING WORLDS:THE GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATION OF GLOBAL ASIAS THROUGH ART & VISUAL CULTURE

 

 

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 15-19, 2020.  This year’s Institute, co-directed by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Chang Tan (Penn State), focuses on the geographical imagination of Global Asias through art and visual culture. 

Empowering Languages and Cultures

updated: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:21am
The University of Alabama Languages Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

The University of Alabama Languages Conference

January 31-February 1, 2020

The organizing committee of the tenth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “Empowering Languages and Cultures” to be held January 31-February 1, 2020 at Hotel Capstone.

 

Strands

We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguistics, including, but not limited to:

Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:23am
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.

(Counter) Narratives of Migration

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:08pm
University of Michigan Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

“I have lived that moment of the scattering of the people that in other times and other places, in the nations of others, becomes a time of gathering.”

— Homi K. Bhabha, “The Location of Culture”

Keynote speaker: Ariella Azoulay

Dates: March 13-14, 2020

In June 2019, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Trump’s administration was establishing “concentration camps” for immigrants on the southern border of the US. Her viral tweet, which has as of the posting of this CFP has46k retweets and 102k likes, has caused a bipartisan commotion.

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