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Heritage, Terroir and Community: 3rd Global Food and Drink in the 21st Century Conference

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:22am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Food and drink not only provide the nourishment that sustains life, they also serve as an anchor for identity by tethering human kind to a particular place in nature, culture, time and place. Food has long been the immigrant’s language for articulating a conflicted sense of identity, a diasporic community’s language for a conflicted sense of cultural heritage, and for a nation’s augmented conflict over notions of territories and boundaries. As recipes and rituals around dining and drinking practices are handed down from one generation to the next, they help to create a sense of connection to those who have come before us and those who will come after us.

NeMLA 2020: Now What? The Comparative Literature Degree and the Job Market

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice for Comparative Literature PhDs on the job market. Topics we hope to discuss include:

 

 

 

· Applying for jobs in unitary disciplines such as an English or Language department

 

NeMLA 2020: The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The English word “school” derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure.” It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of Classical theatre were directed to learn from the plays that they watched. Subsequent Greco-Roman literary works frequently emphasized the educational progress of their characters.

4th Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
University of Gdansk, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, University of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CFP:

   In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.

Vonnegut, Narrative, and (Re)Shaping American Identities (NeMLA 2020)

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:19am
Tom Hertweck / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session will be part of the March 5-8, 2020 NeMLA convention in Boston, MA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.

All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA submission portalhttps://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18217. Submission deadline is September 30, 2020.

Please contact Tom Hertwerk (tomhertweck@gmail.com), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Call for Proposals

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session)

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session) Roundtable https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18025 

Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:18am
CETAPS (NOVA University of Lisbon) and CELIS (Université Clermont Auvergne)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction

International Conference

 

 

 

Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)

                                                                                

Date: December 5-7 2019

 

 

crossroadslisbon2020

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:13am
Association for Cultural Studies and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

While the research of our invited keynotes and plenary speakers mostly gravitates around the issues of labour and precarities, decolonizing knowledge and the refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean, the conference is open to all topics relevant to Cultural Studies. Suggested topics, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in Cultural Studies research, include:

  • (Anti-)consumption and everyday life

  • Adaptation cultures

  • Borders and mobilities

  • Critical and cultural theory

"Voices" - Italian Graduate Society Conference, Rutgers University

updated: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:54am
Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

                The Italian Graduate Society at Rutgers presents:

                                            VOICES

            An Interdisciplinary Conference November 22-23, 2019

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