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Updated: Intersectional, Innovative, Digital: Whither the New Humanities? (Now virtual - NeMLA 2021)

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 5:27am
Sabina Lenae, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The idea that studying the humanities generates more empathy and compassion is one that is now commonly understood. However, the humanities have been at a crossroads for these past ten odd years, since the rise of the digital humanities as “the next big thing” (Panapacker, 2009). Staunch advocates of the traditional humanities would look back and defend the discipline's ongoing relevance from its inception. Although there has been much-needed innovation in the humanities in recent years, partly in response to greater funding and public fervor for so-called “STEM” fields, it has not been without controversy.

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 3:23am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

Stoicism in literature: the power of inner transformation

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 4:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of life based on the notion that "happiness," or eudaemonia, is internally generated, and consists in improving one's own character in the service of humanity at large. One of its major exponents was the first century Roman philosopher Epictetus, who has had a consistent influence on western philosophy, religion, and literature, though the theme of Epictetus and literature has been comparatively little explored.

NeMLA's First Ever Virtual Convention

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

NeMLA's 2021 convention is officially going virtual!

 

While we will miss seeing all of you in person next spring, we are excited to focus our energies into making the friendliest academic conference the best possible virtual conference. 

 

Many factors played into this decision, the most important of which is the health and safety of our members. Please know that: 

 

Important Update - Call for chapters for an edited book, Refrigerated Culture and Pluralism: A Literary Perspective

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 8:09am
Khan & kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

“No Culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” - Mahatma Gandhi

‘Diversity is strength, not weakness,’is an idea rapidly fading away. There are several thousand cultures, and several hundred belief systems in the world. However, only a few communities with their socio-cultural, geographical, and racial positionsdominate, the rest exist in socio-cultural outskirts. The saying, ‘majority Wins’has dangerously become, ‘minority wears away.’ While, this tendency is flourishing at the cost of secularism and pluralism at a collective level, it is causing dehumanization, hate, and violence, at individual level. Covert racism, socio-cultural hegemony, nationalism, partisanism, are paving way for totalitarianism.

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (NeMLA roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

A trio of anniversaries in 2021, the tenth of Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently. 

Roundtable “participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/sessions.html).

All approaches are welcome.

Discourses of Asian American Literature and Studies Then and Now (NeMLA 2021 panel)

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:39am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:50pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery

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Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (epae@albany.edu)

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Virtual Conference/February 18, 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:33am
Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies virtual conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary.

Queer Thanatologies

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2

Themed Section: Queer Thanatologies

Guest editors: Anna Chiara Corradino, Carmen Dell’Aversano, Roberta Langhi, Mattia Petricola 

Reminder: NEMLA 2021 Panel: Rethinking Innovation: Practices of Care and Maintenance in DH Scholarship and Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021. Given the pandemic, remote participation on this panel is not only possible, but welcomed.

Short Description of the Panel

Following a wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, this panel invites all manner of submissions that explore what it means to care about or care for the Digital Humanities, its practitioners, audiences, and material objects.

Submission Instructions

Queer Pragmatics (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Adam Sax and Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz argues that “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” For Muñoz, the future becomes the domain of the queer, the time and place where queerness can thrive. However, scholars often overlook the “now” in queer theory, an urgent, revolutionary now akin to what Walter Benjamin calls the “Jetztzeit.”

TOTAL SCREEN: Why Jean Baudrillard, Once Again?

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:56am
MAST Journal (Media Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CFP: Special Issue: MAST Journal
TOTAL SCREEN: Why Jean Baudrillard, Once Again? 

Guest editors:
Katharina Niemeyer (University of Québec in Montréal)
Magali Uhl (University of Québec in Montréal)

Extended deadline for full submissions: 15th November 2020 (for publication in May 2021).

Evil Children/Children and Evil: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Evil Children: Children and Evil
2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

The idea of the child as innocent, as pure, the ‘little angel’ in need of protection from the harsh realities of life and the corrupting influences of the world around us has come to dominate our thinking, language, values, social policies and educational philosophies. Children are seen as ‘little people’, ‘blank slates’, works in progress who are loved, nurtured and guided as they grow to become mature, rational and responsible adults.

Human Rights: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Human Rights
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

True Crime: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

True Crime
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19.

NeMLA 2021 - “Literature and Minds: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:52am
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA - March 11-14, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2020, to Session ID # 18514

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18514

NeMLA 2021 - “Eroticism and Aversion in Latin American Poetry and Narrative” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:52am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, Associate Professor of Spanish, DeSales University / 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA - March 11-14, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and eroticism expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2020, to Session ID # 18515

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website:  https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18515

The Ancient and Modern Traditions of Introspective Analysis

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In a letter to Lucilius, Seneca distinguishes between a person's being and "the trappings in which he is clothed," urging his interlocutor to "consider [the] soul" in order to distinguish true being from false appearance. In addition to the distinction he makes between being and appearance, Seneca indicates here an analytical tool by which Lucilius can learn to see beyond illusory appearances in order to comprehend the true nature of things (animum intuere). Seneca's instrumental approach to this analysis constitutes a major component of the Ancient tradition of introspective analysis: across genres ancient authors such as Virgil, Propertius, Martial, Horace, Tacitus, Plato, and Aristotle performed similar analyses.

Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:49am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes 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 Assessment and/or Learning Outcomes for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

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