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NEMLA 2021: Resurgences of the Past, Fears of the Future: Time(s) in Popular French Fiction

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Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 5:02pm
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Literature in France has always had the potential to become a form of popular entertainment. However, what delighted families in La Bibliothèque Bleue has been forgotten or classified as literary “classics.” But popular literature, or “genre literature,” is more recent. Born in 19th-century newspapers when writers like Méry, Balzac, or Sue published their novels in serial form, its most emblematic writer is Alexandre Dumas. Unlike conventional works, where historical characters are magnified (epic tales) or relegated to the background (La Princesse de Clèves)Dumas’ novels staged characters who marked the history of France.

Lucerne Master Class 2021 with Marion Fourcade

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Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Lucerne
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lucerne Master Classes offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers. Selected doctoral students will receive the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and to discuss it with the guest expert.

The Scholar

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

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Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab).

(Extended Deadline: October 19, 2020) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

2021 SWCA Conference: Trauma & Transformation - Writing Centers in an Era of Change

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Southeastern Writing Center Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The SWCA Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Southeastern Writing Center Association conference will be held fully online. Join us Feb. 11-13, 2021, to discuss the transformations writing center professionals and the field undertake during times of crisis and trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, social unrest, natural disasters, and significant changes in the structure and leadership of higher education have greatly accelerated the pace of these changes and prompted all of us in the writing center field to reconsider many aspects of our approaches to writing center work and everyday operations. Writing center professionals are called not just to react, but to proactively transform their identities, missions, and services.

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
International Conference

(Due to the high number of proposals we added one more day-Sunday, 25 Oct.)

Thematic Approach

Times of Metaphor - a symposium on the temporal, metaphorical, and the still and moving image

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
Cole Robertson / Royal College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Times of Metaphor - a symposium on the temporal, metaphorical, and the still and moving image

A one-day symposium at Royal College of Art
June 12th  2021, London UK

 

The aim of this one-day symposium is to investigate how conceptions of time condition or affect our awareness of metaphorical meaning in still and moving images. 

 

(Online) HUMAN RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND DICTATORSHIP - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Our website:https://www.inconference.info/Scientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia ABOUT CONFERENCE: In the time when human rights are violated on a regular basis, violence triumphs, and feeble democracies ever more often back down before authoritarian rule, there obviously arises the need to reflect on the possible ways of counteracting such phenomena. Our interdisciplinary conference is intended as a fitting opportunity for this reflection.

Borders in the South Asian Graphic Novel

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:26pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The graphic novel’s openness to auto/biographical and historical content and its explicit demotic allegiances enable it to perform a range of political-affective stances including subversion, resistance, solidarity, memorialization, loss, complicity, capitulation, defiant interiority, and cautious hope. Graphic novels are therefore emerging as a powerful tool for mapping the uncertain and liminal spaces that complicate the neat divisions and borders that map out national/sexual/ethnic/religious/caste/personal identities in South Asia. This seminar seeks to address how graphic novels negotiate these borders and boundaries as they imagine the histories--both private and public, personal and collective--of South Asia.

International Conference: "Body Memory and the Unconscious"

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:08pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Body Memory and the UnconsciousOnline Conference and Workshop12-13 December 2020London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.

ACLA 2021 panel -Digital Cosmopolitanism: The Home as the World

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:57am
Anhiti Patnaik, Juan Evaristo Valls-Boix
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

This seminar invites papers that interrogate the terms under which contemporary interactions between the 'Self' and the 'Other' take place on digital platforms. It deconstructs the binary of the ‘home’ and the ‘world’ and the 'First World' and 'Third World' by analyzing new cultural mobilities and power structures of globalized, outsourced, and work-from-home economies. Can technology produce reciprocal tolerance between different nations and cultures without the need for physical travel? Can it create de-territorialized spaces of desire, friendship, and xenophilia within the very borders of the ‘home’? Does it merely afford an illusion of cohesion and digital cosmopolitanism?

(ONLINE) MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:07am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

5-6 November 2020 - ONLINE

Organizers / Scientific Committee:

InMind Support (Poland)

 

Professor Wojciech Owczarski - University of Gdańsk (Poland)

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

 

CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory 

3rd Singapore Literature Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:46pm
Poetry Festival Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 3rd Singapore Literature Conference is slated to take place on August 7, 2021, a Saturday. The theme of the symposium is “Community." We are interested in papers that explore the theme in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama about Singapore and Southeast Asia from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:39am
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OUR 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2021 to FEBRUARY 19, 2021.

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — will hold its first virtual conference, and calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

The Body in Pain - ACLA 2021 (Virtual)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

"We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain"

- Charles Bukowski

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation (online conference)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation

 

6 – 7 May 2021

University of Leuven, Belgium (online)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

 

Deadline Extended. Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception in an Age of Academic Innovation

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Just as the Greeks on the plains of Troy faced the plague-arrows of Apollo, the modern world currently stands before unprecedented challenges.  The present pandemic has forced us to face issues of mortality more closely than has been the case in recent decades. At the same time, the situation in which the academic world now finds itself is breaking down barriers in many areas: between home and work environments; between academics, students and the wider community; between teachers and pupils; between traditional disciplines; and between different methods of teaching. In fact, there has been a feeling amongst many for quite some time that winds of change are blowing through the corridors of academia.

Online Conference: Teaching Women's Filmmaking

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 3:18pm
Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Film and Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Teaching Women’s Filmmaking

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and has been making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idleness or complaints of bored characters.

Need additional chapters for “Posthuman Animals"

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:19pm
Dr. Krishanu Maiti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Need additional chapters for “Posthuman Animals" ***deadline for abstract:September 30, 2020    

Need additional chapters on

“Posthuman Animals: Readings in Literary and Cultural Texts”

***If interested, send us an email ASAP.

Co-Incidence Festival January 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:08pm
Co-Incidence Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Applications to the Co-Incidence Festival are due October 4, 2020.

The Co-Incidence Festival is an annual gathering of thinkers, artists, activists, etc. at the intersection of experimental music, speculative philosophy/theory, and radical politics. We seek to experiment, in practice, with modes of thinking and being beyond the domination and logic of capital.

It will be held in-person and virtually in Boston, US, January 2-10, 2021. You may apply with a project or without a project.

Funding is available to those with projects.

RESIDENT ARTIST: NINA POWER.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.coincidencefestival.com/

Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:06pm
GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien) and the GCSC (International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Digital Conference

Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities

 

8th postgraduate forum Postcolonial Narrations

February 10-12, 2021

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

 

“Climates of Consciousness” (IMC Leeds 2021)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:05pm
Oecologies Research Cluster
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Call for Papers for Session Proposals
at the International Medieval Congress (IMC 2021)
Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Cluster
05–08 July 2021
University of Leeds

NeMLA 2021: Examining Contemporary Representations of Armed Conflict (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:03pm
Katie Harling-Lee / Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Description: 

This session will analyze representations of armed conflict in contemporary media, exploring how these representations might influence the popular understanding of global and civil conflict and the way that these representations of conflict might be read as an attempt to change (or maintain) a certain world. We welcome a broad range of papers, particularly aiming for a global perspective on the ethical debate of representing armed conflict in stylized media, as we interrogate how these representations might affect popular imaginations of conflict and how we as researchers might form an analytical approach to representations of conflict.

 

Abstract:

CFP: Movement and Mobility in America

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) 40th International American Studies Conference Movement and Mobility in America Online Conference June 28-29, 2021   Movement and mobility lie at the core of American society. Whether through immigration, internal migration, social mobility, or domestic and global expansionism, the United States has always been defined as a nation of frontiers and pioneers, a country that is constantly (re)defining itself, where self-(re)invention is part of the American dream.

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