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NEMLA 2020- Imagining a Future for Humanities Pedagogy

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
William Bowden/ University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his book Twenty-One Lessons for the Twenty-First Century (2018), Yuval Noah Harari argues that in a world where Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are merging to redesign human life (physically and socially), educators should focus on teaching the "four C's," which are, "Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity" (266). As intelligent algorithms increasingly replace human labor, Harari argues that the job market will require workers to "reinvent yourself again and again."

Video games and adaptation

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:53pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel of the 2020 NeMLA convention (Boston, March 5-8) welcomes reflections on the process of adapting texts / films / graphic novels into video games, being open to theoretical analyses as well as to case studies (for example, of the narrative ecosystem of franchises). It seeks to bring together the most popular approaches to studying the medium -- narratological and ludological perspectives, as well as reflections on the translation of cinematic adaptation theory to the medium of video games – in order to ensure a rich conversation.

Call for Journal Articles—Queerness in the Digital Age

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Tom Welch, The Velvet Light Trap (University of Wisconsin—Madison)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Queer Media and the Digital

Digital technology has altered all aspects of media cultures, including questions of identity that can affect everything from the production of texts, their content, their distribution, their reception, and more. At the same time, popular and academic understandings of queerness have evolved to incorporate expanding ideas of gender, sexuality, race, disability, ethnicity, and other identity categories. Not only has digital technology altered the ways in which queerness can be articulated, but queer media has also shaped the form and reception of digital texts. Understanding queerness in the digital age requires us to account for the changes in both queer studies and digital studies.

Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion)

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:50pm
Kyle A. Thomas, Missouri State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019


Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)

Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)

Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) 

SCMS Panel CFP: The Unreproducible

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:59pm
Andrew Lison
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Call for Panelists: The Unreproducible

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/15: Digital research across the humanities, 29–30 November 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:34pm
University of Newcastle, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dear colleagues, Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at ‘Digital research across the humanities’, a two-day symposium to be held at the University of Newcastle, Australia on 29 and 30 November 2019. The symposium will be preceded by Newcastle’s first THATCamp on the morning of 28 November 2019, a free, open meeting of humanists and technologists at all levels, and it will officially begin with a Stylo workshop by Jan Rybicki on the same day.

Proposals may address any topic related to digital humanities, broadly defined, and may take the form of traditional paper sessions, roundtables, demonstrations, and workshops.

Gentrification and crime. New configurations and challenges for the city

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:49pm
Locus, Università di Bologna, Delft University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The tension between the visible city and the invisible city produces an increasingly marginalized society. The end of the Fordist pact constituted a break between the modern and postmodern city, laying the foundations for the most radical paradigm shift that the urban phenomenon has experienced in the last four decades. A specific pervasiveness has influenced different levels of the social structure, and this phenomenon has characterized the advent of the neoliberal new economy.

SCMS 2020 — Tentpole TV

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:46pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The dramatic increase of U.S. original scripted TV productions over the last decade has come to be known as “Peak TV.” As Hollywood mega-corporations intensify their investment in streaming platforms to compete with Netflix, new TV offerings will be more ubiquitous — yet more isolated behind exclusive paywalls — than ever. Enter the industry’s latest buzz-phrase: tentpole TV. 

Conference: Affects And Their Vicissitudes In The Postdigital Age

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:21am
Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference ‘Affects and Their Vicissitudes in The Postdigital Age’, which will take place in Warsaw, 24-25 October 2019. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is a part of the project Technology and Socialization.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
EWA MAZIERSKA (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, UK)
ADAM NOCEK (School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Design School, Arizona State University)
TOM TYLER (Lecturer in Digital Culture, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK)

Eighteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:11am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Eighteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

October 30-31, 2019


Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Ministers Hall, Claflin University campus   



Morning: Concurrent sessions


1 PM Keynote address on the national reading gap by Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Edited volume on Algorithmic Culture

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:47pm
Michigan Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Edited volume on Algorithmic Culture

Deadline for submissions:  October 1, 2019



Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological University

Jennifer Daryl Slack, Michigan Technological University

Soonkwan Hong, Michigan Technological University 


NeMLA 2020: Video Games and Literature, Beyond the Ludic

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:46pm
Michael O'Krent & Mehmet Yildiz / Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to our panel Video Games and Literature: Beyond the Ludic, to be held at the 51st annual Northeast MLA conference in Boston on March 5-8, 2020. Please contact Michael O'Krent with any questions at

Abstracts should be submitted by September 30 at this link: 

2020 MVSA: Truth, Investigation, & Mystery

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:45pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

2020 MVSA Conference

April 24-25—Chicago, Illinois

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Digital Arguments: Exploring Concepts and Criticism through Emerging Forms

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:18am
Russell McDermott, University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Call for Proposals: 19th Century Prose: Matthew Arnold at 200

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:13pm
Shannon Gilstrap / University of North Georgia / 19th-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Soliciting proposals and abstracts for a special edition of Nineteenth-Century Prose honoring the bicentennial of Matthew Arnold's birthday, to appear in 2022.  If interested, please send a 250 word abstract/proposal, along with a brief CV (both as attachments in MS Word), to Shannon Gilstrap (Guest Editor) at the University of North Georgia ( by 1 August 2019. Proposals for essays in the following areas are needed: Arnold's religious writings;Arnold in/on America (Trans-Atlantic studies);Arnold and cultural studies;Arnold and imperialism;Arnold and the Digital Humanities Of course, other unique essay proposals will be considered. Feel free to visit Nineteenth-Century Prose's website: 

Technoaesthetics: Ways of Seeing the 21st Century (NEMLA 2020)

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.

Call for podcast contributors: Books Aren't Dead

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:47pm
Books Aren't Dead Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019



The co-producers of Books Aren’t Dead, a podcast with authors of books and games that deal with the intersection of feminism, new technology, new media and digital spaces, is looking for contributors/collaborators. Books Aren’t Dead is affiliated with the Fembot Collective and the peer-reviewed journal Ada.  


Games 2019. Games and Literary Theory 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am
Games and Literary Theory Presidency University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers

Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section  when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.

Post-Truth: Perspectives, Strategies, Prospects (January 16-17 2020)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:04am
KU Leuven -- Letteren
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019


  • Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol)

  • Maria Mäkelä (Tampere University)

  • Jason Reifler (University of Exeter)

  • Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm University)



Recommendation and Advertising in Online Social Networks

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:01am
READNet 2019 Co-located with ASONAM 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019


               Call for Paper  -  READNet 2019

 Workshop on Recommendation and Advertising in Online Social Networks

           in conjunction with The 2019 IEEE/ACM International
     Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining


New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:57am
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia


Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.


Reality Check: Real Bodies in Performance - Conference Invitation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:14am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Reality Check: Representing Real Bodies in Performance.

10thannual PG Conference at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television

20thJune 2019, University of York, 10.00 – 18.00

Registration free -- please register by 13th June  2019 



NeMLA 2020 Roundtable: 'Getting Back in the Game': Professional Reinvention and Adaptation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Despite an increasingly grim job market outlook, the humanities continues to produce PhDs in large numbers. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of available Assistant Professor positions in the field of English dropped from 879 to 320. During the same time period, the number of non-tenure-track positions increased from 21% to 34%. Yet in 2016, 5,500 doctorates were still awarded despite the massive post-2008 decrease in obtainable positions. As Vimal Patel wrote in a Chronicle article from September 2018, “The mirage has vanished.