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Basic Writing and the Legacy of Open Admissions

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:18am
Journal of Basic Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Call for Proposals

Special Issue of Journal of Basic Writing  

 Basic Writing and the Legacy of Open Admissions

Guest Editors: Jack N. Morales and Lynn Reid

From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:14am
Posthumanism Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

Joint panel of the Posthumanism Research Network and FSAC Annual Meeting of the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC), June 02-04, 2020, University of Western Ontario, London (ON)

Organizers: Julia Empey (WLU) and Russell Kilbourn (WLU)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 06, 2020

Devouring Men: Food, Masculinity & Power

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:12am
University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

Devouring Men:

Food, Masculinity & Power

DATES: 24-25 July 2020

VENUE: School of English, University of St Andrews

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr Emma Bond (Modern Languages, University of St Andrews)

Dr Sam Goodman (English & Communication, University of Bournemouth)

Samuel Beckett and Nature

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:08am
James Martell / Lyon College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

“Samuel Beckett and Nature”

International Conference
October 16-18, 2020
Lyon College

PHuN Symposium 2020: Envisioning Learning and Trust

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:16pm
Posthuman Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

In an age of technological growth, globalization, and neoliberalism, the ways we build trust are being dramatically transformed. Simultaneously, funding for education has become subject to market- and data-driven directives, neglecting the needs of vulnerable communities and ecologies. How do we learn to trust and trust in learning when our communities and connections are increasingly distant, ephemeral, and mediated? How do we avoid falling to game-theoretically governed social, economic, and informatic relations? What aspects of trust are under-considered in efforts for learning and change? Where are the flows of trust in above/below-ground networks (institutions, organizations, grassroots movements, communities of practice, etc.)?

Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:36am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’

 

In posthuman theory we do have an obligation, but it is never what we think it is, because the ethical event cannot be known in advance… Posthuman Ethics shows we cannot ‘do’ ethics, and evaluate whether something was as ethical or not as we would hope.  
                                                                                                            -- Patricia MacCormack

2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:06pm
MCPHS University Center of Health Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference
Call for Papers 

MARCH 26-28, 2020
[Deadline: January 10, 2020]

Graphic Medicine is a genre, a field, a tool, a community, and a cause. It is large enough to accommodate all health and medical experiences, from that of the doctor to that of the patient – from that of a microbe to that of a planet.

Call for papers: artciencia.com, Number 24&25 (January-December 2019) – Deadline extended (20th of December)

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:18am
artciencia.com - Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Call for papers: artciencia.com, Number 24&25 (January-December 2019) – Deadline extended (20th of December)

artciencia.com – journal of art, science and communication

(https://revistas.rcaap.pt/artciencia/index)

 

For the forthcoming issue planned for February/March 2020, the editors of artciencia.com invite essays and artwork with original approaches to the topics of Art and Education, History, Aesthetics, and/or Technology, in Cinema, Literature, Music, Video Art, Theatre, Performance, Photography, New Media, Painting, etc., as well as e-Learning, English Studies, Law and Communication Sciences.

Inviting Submissions to Translation Review

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:43pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

Translation Review is a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on all aspects of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English. 

Please see instructions for authors available at the link:

https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=utrv20&page=instructions

Theorizing Corporeality in the Climate Change Era

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:42pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Theorizing about the body has never been more urgent than in our current era of climate change. Stacy Alaimo has compellingly argued that “potent ethical and political possibilities emerge from the literal contact zone between human corporeality and more-than-human nature.” In the decade or so since she first penned those words, these ethical and political possibilities have become even more urgent, and the borders of the contact zones themselves have become more blurred. Climate change has had increasingly intimate corporeal implications (especially in the Global South), and the widening gap between the rich and the poor has only exacerbated these matters, as has the global rise in right-wing extremism.

The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?

ALIEN PROCESSES: REPRODUCTION & TIME

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:16pm
Ekin Erkan/The New Centre of Research & Practice
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The intensifying intimacy between humans and technology generates “de-naturalized” relations of body, cognition and time. This bodily experience of alienation is not solely technological, but also social. While we can try to escape denaturalization and alienation, we can also consider them as autonomous processes of production and reproduction.

Today, predictive processing determines how control is produced and reproduced technically, whether in drone warfare, high-speed trading, computerized borders, or facial recognition technologies. As attention-management, statistical parameters and machine learning emerge as nonlinear instruments, biology is no longer describable under the strict terms of biopower.

Literature and Gender

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
ANTAE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Literature and Gender

The international journal antae is inviting full length contributions on the interspaces between literary studies and gender studies.

If gender is often scripted, then it might be best to examine how its narrative qualities can be produced, reproduced, rewritten, disrupted, or suspended. But what are these qualities, and how can one think—and write—otherwise?

Goa Before India: Late-Colonial Goan Society and Culture (deadline extended to Dec. 9, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Goa, and the rest of the erstwhile Portuguese Estado da Índia, was the first part of the modern Portuguese empire in Asia to be decoupled from the Portuguese state (East Timor would follow in 1975 and Macao in 1999). The integration of Goa into the Indian Republic, following its annexation by the latter in 1961, has resulted in a certain opacity in terms of understanding Goa, and by extension Portuguese colonialism in Asia. This is the result of a variety of reasons. To begin with, the specific history of the Portuguese territory has been written in terms of British India.

Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Salem State Univesity
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP to a volume entitled Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational, edited by Jude V. Nixon & Mariaconcetta Costantini and published in 2021 by Vernon Press.

Genders and Sexualities in Asian Cinemas

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The circulation, commodification, and repression of discourses on genders and sexualities within and among Asian countries has been a constant feature of regimes of modernization, from colonial through neocolonial and postcolonial periods. Aptly enough, it is mainly through the modern vehicle of cinema where these discourses play out. Kritika Kultura will be initiating a forum on the filmic representations of issues on genders and sexualities in the Southeast Asian region, in line with its commitment to the pursuit and development of cultural and media studies, slated for the journal’s February 2021 issue.

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:06pm
Alexa Weik von Mossner, Marijana Mikić, and Mario Grill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers

International Conference “Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures”

Location: University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Dates: September 17-19, 2020

Taking a cue from pioneering efforts at the intersection of context-oriented approaches in race and ethnicity studies and post-classical narratology, this conference is interested in the relationship between narrative, race, and ethnicity in the United States.

UPDATE-SUBMISSION DEADLINE PUSHED BACK The Body Displaced: Northeastern English Graduate Student Association's Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 11:29am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Theme: The Body Displaced
Sponsored by the Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
Conference Date: March 21, 2020
Proposal Due Date: December 15, 2019
Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
ContactnortheasternEGSA@gmail.com

 

2020 American Studies Association Panel: "The Calling that We Choose to Follow: The Impact of Anthony P. Farley in Thinking Blackness and Law"

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:32pm
Jon Jon Moore (UC Berkeley)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

People will be able to liberate themselves only after the legal superstructure itself has begun to wither away. And when we begin to overcome and to do without these [juridical] concepts in reality, rather than merely in declarations, that will be the surest sign that the narrow horizon of bourgeois law is finally opening up before us.

--Anthony P. Farley, “Perfecting Slavery”

How to Do Things with Worlds

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:21am
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

How to Do Things with Worlds

Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

 Conference Dates: April 10 & 11, 2020

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2019 [UPDATED]

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Plumly

Assistant Professor of German, Lawrence University

 

“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

- Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

 

Attending to Literature - Date Change

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Due to UCU strike action, this conference is now taking place on 7th February 2020. 

This is so no one has to feel that they must cross picket lines, and we hope you understand. 

Due to the change of date, we can also now extend our call for submissions. This is extended until midnight on the 31st of December!

If you would still like to submit an abstract, please email a 250 word abstract and 250 word bio to attendingtoliterature@gmail.com

Call for panelists: "Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:51pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 27, 2019

Call for panelists: "Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present"

This CFP is for a panel proposal titled “Feeding Cultural Fears: Manifestations of Societal Issues in Film, 1998-Present” for FWPCA/ACA Regional Conference 2020 (Far West Popular Culture Association/american Culture Association) in Las Vegas, February 21-23, 2020.

Special Issue on Bathurst's "Robin Hood" (2018)

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is seeking essays for an issue devoted to examining the recent film Robin Hood (2018), directed by Otto Bathurst and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, and Jamie Dornan. The journal’s editors are interested in brief, focused, critical essays that explore how the film addresses current issues in medieval studies, including, but not limited to

Conference CFP - Locations and Dislocations of Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:49pm
Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:43pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: CAAS at Congress 2020

Western University, May 30-June 1, 2020

The Canadian Association for American Studies invites paper proposals for our 2020 conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. 

Panel: The Soul of America: The Legacy of the Culture Wars

Organizer: Andrew Woods, Western University

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