CFP — GOTHIC DREAMS/GOTHIC NIGHTMARES
New Animism: Creativity and Critique
A Symposium at the University of Leeds, 18–20 June 2020
Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen)
Christopher Bracken (University of Alberta)
This Conference is the first of what is expected to be a series of collaborations aimed at surveying late twentieth century and early twenty-first century developments in the oral and written literature of all the islands of the English-speaking Caribbean including Guyana and Belize.
The first component of the initiating Trinidad and Tobago conference is the production of an annotated Bibliography of works by writers of Trinidad and Tobago led by the Library of the University of the West Indies, NALIS and the National Archives.
THE JOURNAL OF HISPANIC AND LUSOPHONE WHITENESS STUDIES (HLWS) is open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal and is published annually. HLWS accepts submissions year-round on a rolling basis. The Journal promotes the research on non-Anglocentric Studies of Whiteness in the Lusophone, Hispanic (Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Afro-Hispanic Studies, including North African, the Western Saharan and Equatorial Guinean) cultural productions from any period.
The Southeast Asian and Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association invites submissions for a panel:
Authoritarianism and Southeast Asia
Modern Language Association Annual Convention
January 7–10, 2021, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Presidential Theme: “Persistence”
Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 7-10 2020, Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO
Irish Studies. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557; firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-Ever Irish Studies Panel at RMMLA!
This year's theme: Borders
There are two ways of defining what we mean by the precariat. One is to say it is a distinctive socio-economic group, so that by definition a person is in it or not in it. This is useful in terms of images and analyses, and it allows us to use what Max Weber called an ‘ideal type’. In this spirit, the precariat could be described as a neologism that combines an adjective ‘precarious’ and a related noun ‘proletariat’.
– Guy Standing
Chiasma #7: “Ethics”
DEADLINE EXTENDED: One week left to submit!
Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2020
This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.
In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:
IV International symposium. Barcelona, April 28th, 2020. MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Coordinated by Christian Alonso (University of Barcelona). Keynoted by Gerald Raunig (Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna)
Located at the edge of Vancouver’s city limits, the University of British Columbia is perched on the edge of an ocean. Down an interminable set of winding stairs is Wreck Beach, and with a few more steps you are submerged in the saltwater of the sea. As a West Coast school, the possibility of submersion is always waiting at our door. What does this mean in a time of climate catastrophe and imminent sea level rise? How do we navigate relationships to the ocean, to submersion, and drowning in these chaotic times? Submersion evokes the existence of multiple, nuanced truths and interpretations.
Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene Special Session at the 2021 MLA Convention The 'postcolonial anthropocene', as the relationship of decentered human subjects with various forms of non-human lives and materialities in the postcolony, offers opportunities to interrogate new and unique forms of the anthropocene in postcolonial contexts. It leads to a range of questions provoked by the inhabitation of a postcolonial contemporary, thus reasserting the fragility of the human and its relationship to the environment as subject and object. Upon such a premise, how do we adapt the traditions of critique inherited from the twentieth century for this new understanding of the postcolonial?
Please check out these CFPs for MLA 2021 in Toronto, sponsored by the CLCS Medieval Forum ObjectsHow do objects circulating within and around premodern literary texts reframe or intervene in traditional (national or imperial) literary histories or unearth new “global” literary histories? 250-word abstracts to Shirin Khanmohamadi (email@example.com) by March 15. Medieval EmpiresWhat is a medieval empire? Extending the debate beyond the controversies of statehood in Europe, the panel considers non-European empires of the medieval world, imaginary or real, isolated or in contact with Europe. 250-word abstracts to Amy Vines (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15.
UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH
International Conference on
Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces
21-22 June 2020
Professor Robert Phillipson
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Professor Alastair Pennycook
Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
CFP FOR EDITED COLLECTION (2020)
Working Title for Proposed Volume:
Through the Looking Glass: Orientalism, Reverse Orientalism and Beyond in Literature and Film
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of English Language, Communication and Cultures
The University of the Sacred Heart
2020 Call for Papers on Asexuality
Asexuality Studies Interest Group
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
Minneapolis, Minnesota November 12-15, 2020
Site/Seeing: Sites of Spectatorship
16th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
April 24-25, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Alison Griffiths
MLA 2020 convention; Special Session
Toronto, 7–10 January 2021
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies - Reviews
deadline for submissions:
December 15, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
contact email: email@example.com
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Speaking of Violence. The Deadline for Reviews is Sunday, December 15th, 2019.
2020 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 29-31, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
Call for Papers
Rapunzel lowers her plaited hair 20 cubits deep, so that her prince can climb into her hermetically sealed tower. Donald Trump’s signature quiff – a piece of interwoven fabric with no evident beginning and end – is treated as a metaphor for his relationship to truth and politics. Samson defeats the Philistines oppressing the Israelites in the Old Testament with his superhuman strength: the origin of his invincibility lies in the vigour of his hair as long as it is not cut.
Deadline extended: Nineteenth-Century Prose is publishing a special edition in the fall of 2020 to be titled “Marx in the American Grain.” Submissions should engage Karl Marx and/or Marxist theory as it applies to the American project writ large. Essays from across the disciplines that focus on the long nineteenth century (1840-1920) in nonfiction prose and cultural studies (including history, politics, economics, history of ideas, etc.) are welcome. Send 500 word abstracts and basic bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020.
AFTERLIVES: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Arts and Cultures
Call for Proposals
University of Glasgow
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 16TH FEBRUARY 2020
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: BY 23RD MARCH 2020
CONFERENCE DATE: 21ST MAY 2020
Call for papers for a book approved for publication by Routledge, on Bollywood cinema, expected to fall within the interdisciplinary spaces of Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
Even as the air in Delhi grows increasingly toxic and poisonous, a fearful, dreaded specter is haunting the subcontinent today, just as toxic as the poisonous air. The rise and rise of Hindutva, or Hindu nationalism or political Hindu agenda that has engulfed India has also initiated the favorite pursuit of right wing of invoking the ‘glorious past’. This ‘glorious past is primarily being invoked by a surge of historical(s) in Bollywood.
Destination – the word itself concerns both journey and journey’s end. For this issue of Oxford Research in English, we invite articles that delve into arrival and setting forth in literature, as well as the textual, intertextual and extratextual ways one can examine literary places and spaces. “Destination” derives from the Latin dēstināre—to resolve, to determine, to destine— before journeying into French and arriving in English.
The city has been a zone of contention for a considerable amount of time in literature—a producer of narratives as well as a consumer. These cities have embodied their characters and their narratives in a way that is reflective of the city’s topology, genealogy, and living archaeology. Literature, therefore, often serves to excavate the cities through its representations, and is also, in turn, unearthed. Rather than visualising the city as a null-space that exists horizontally to frame the literary work, the cities in literary works across its myriad cultural and national histories have turned more serpentine, more transgressive, and have moved in unpredictable trajectories.
Deadline Extended to February 8, 2020. The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
Futures of Sexual Difference: Rethinking Femininity and Queerness with Psychoanalysis
Deadline extended to 7th February 2020
Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature
11-12 June 2020
Keynote speakers: Prof. Jini Kim Watson (NYU), Prof. Rashmi Varma (U of Warwick)
Call for Papers
Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020
New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020