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(CFP: PAMLA 2019) Literature and Healing

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:42pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This session seeks papers on the relationship between literature and healing, broadly conceptualized.  As theories and practices such as catharsis and bibliotherapy suggest, literature has functioned, over the course of its history, as a source of healing in times of need; “We need elegies,” Countee Cullen writes in the closing line of a poem entitled “Threnody for a Brown Girl.”  The expositions on literature and healing date back to ancient times and continue up to the present:  Apollo is not only the god of poetry but also of medicine; Aristotle’s theory of catharsis portrays how tragedies allow readers to experience extremities in safety, as part of the purification of their soul; D. H.

(Re)Envisioning Borders & Communities: Alternative Narratives Amplified

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
CSSA Presents--2019 FAU Graduate Arts & Letters Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

CSSA Presents--

2019 FAU Graduate Arts & Letters Conference

 

(Re)Envisioning Borders & Communities: Alternative Narratives Amplified

 

Friday October 25 & Saturday October 26

 

Audience Iconography

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Audience Iconography

Themed Section for Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies

Editor: Daniel Cavicchi (Rhode Island School of Design)

Reflexive Altered Spaces in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
Dee Horne/PAMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Increasing disparities of wealth, inequalities, and unfairness have led to social protests, civil wars, and other forms of unrest in many parts of the world. Extreme climate changes causing droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters strain already limited and finite resources and have led to social unrest and to displacement and migration of citizens in search of basic necessities: food, water, shelter. Other forces and events have disrupted the stability of Earth’s systems throughout deep time, but the Anthropocene is the only age distinguished by at least the opportunity for human self-awareness and reflexivity regarding the agency of change.

Mobilities in German Comics and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

117th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Diego (Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019)

This panel invites contributions on mobilities in comics and graphic novels from German-speaking cultures. Mobile experiences may include everyday practices, coming-of-age adventures, transnational travels, colonial expeditions, forced escapes, and homecomings. Papers that address works from different genres and periods, as well as by individual artists or collectives are welcome.

The Infrastructure of Emergency

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Joint Special Issue of American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP: “The Infrastructure of Emergency”

 

Young Scholars Competition: Theatre/Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:57am
Black Theatre Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition

In recognition of Black Theatre scholar and educator, S. Randolph Edmonds, The Black Theatre Network instituted the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition in 1988.

This competition seeks to encourage research and scholarship in Black Theatre. The competition supports the overall mission of BTN: to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors as well as preserve and develop Black Theatre’s unique art form. 

 

REQUIREMENTS 

FILM AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 2:03pm
PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION 2019 

FILM AND LITERATURE PANEL

The Art of Not Doing: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Rest, Resistance and Pleasure Activism

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Birkbeck Institutes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Conference date: 17 October 2019
Submission deadline: 3 June 2019
Conference location: Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

In a culture that valorises busyness, productivity, pace and “progress”, stillness can be radical. Refusing, ignoring, omitting, not doing; sometimes the most political actions look like doing nothing at all. But who gets to not do? When and how is not doing a politicised, racialised, privileged, resistant or utopian act?

NeMLA 2020:From Hillary C to AOC: Social Media and Women’s Voices in the Public Sphere

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Boosted by Barak Obama’s revolutionary usage of social media in 2008 to mobilize young voters and energize a new party base, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign also sought to make strategic use of social media platforms—as did her opponent’s, with dramatically different results. In 2019, rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been acknowledged as a master of social media for her usage of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram—platforms where her followers number in the millions. For AOC, strategic utilization of social media in a limited congressional district campaign led directly to national prominence and increased presence within traditional print and television media platforms for her policy propositions.

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