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NOSTALGIA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:34am
Moveable Type (UCL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

MOVEABLE TYPE: THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON ENGLISH JOURNAL

SUMMER 2020 –– NOSTALGIA


Marcel Proust closes the first volume of À la recherche du temps perdu with the assertion that ‘remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years.’ To Proust, nostalgia for the past, no matter how powerful, can only ever be a pale imitation of previous lived experience. 

Asian Tigers in the Digital Jungles

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:05pm
Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Southeast Asia is the most densely populated region in the world, where neighboring states are political and economic heavyweights, leading players in a globalized world, and small countries that retain their distinctive appearance and style. It is a cauldron of ethnic groups, religions, worldviews, which has given rise to many alternative ways of integrating traditions and modernity.

In particular, Asian media, especially electronic ones, and social networks such as Chinese Weibo, WeiChat, Tencent and Qzone, South Korean Naver, and Japanese Line can serve as an example of such integration.

Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:03pm
Saronik Bosu, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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?

SCIENCEHUMANITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH FICTIONS MEETS SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

updated: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:38pm
ScienceHumanities Initiative
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

SCIENCEHUMANITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH FICTIONS MEETS SCIENCE

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

 

HWK Institute for Advanced Study

(Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg)  | Delmenhorst GERMANY

 

MONDAY 8 JUNE – FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020

 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Heidi Hutner (Stony Brook)

 

 

Seminars by leading figures from:

SCIENCEHUMANITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH FICTIONS MEETS SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

updated: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:37pm
ScienceHumanities Initiative
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

SCIENCEHUMANITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH FICTIONS MEETS SCIENCE

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

 

HWK Institute for Advanced Study

(Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg)  | Delmenhorst GERMANY

 

MONDAY 8 JUNE – FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020

 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Heidi Hutner (Stony Brook)

 

 

Seminars by leading figures from:

Call for Papers: Crossings (Special Issue on Marx)

updated: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:08am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies

Call for Papers

CROSSINGS: ULAB JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ISSN 2071-1107) is inviting scholarly articles for its Special Volume on Marx to be published in March 2020.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2020

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Playing Law: A Jurisprudence of Video Games and Virtual Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:35pm
Dale Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Law is the ultimate multiplayer role-playing game. Through law, individuals are characterised, subject-object relations are constructed and enforced, and concepts of worth and identity are founded. Playing Law seeks to showcase the power of play and the boundless potential of the video game as a medium capable of facilitating experiences which unlock the next level of jurisprudential evolution. This is not only true of games which require players to act as legal characters, but is true of all games which involve the player-avatar – a subject confined in a codified space. This edited collection seeks to explore the intersection between the coded realm of the video game and the equally codified space of law.

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:38pm
Jorge Bastos da Silva / University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II

An international conference

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, 28-29 May 2020

Confirmed keynote speakers
Professor Stephen Prickett (Regius Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent)
Professor Laurel Brake (Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London)

Persistence in American Drama

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:15pm
American Theatre and Drama Society & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.

06/01/20) "Spaces," SCLA Oct 29-Oct 31 2020, Austin TX

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:14pm
Society For Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

“Spaces”

2020 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 29-31, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn

Austin, Texas

 

Call for Papers

 

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Poetry and Multi-media Poetics

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
Laura Hinton, Dept. of English, The City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calling for ALA paper proposals on Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's poetry and multi-media poetics. The American Literature Association meets in San Diego this year over Memorial Day weekend. Please respond ASAP with ideas if you are interested, as the proposal deadline is soon. 

 

Completed Chapters: Film Adaptations about Comic Book Characters or Superheroes

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Call for Essays: Film adaptations of comic book characters/comic franchises/superheroes between the years of 1998-2020

For the book: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020 

 

I am looking for a completed chapter for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film. This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.

 

Call for Work: Comparative Media Arts Journal, Issue 8: Invisibility

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:03am
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Issue Eight: Invisibility (escaping notice)Call for Papers / Works  

Silence, unseen, unspeakable, inapreciable, faint, concealed, unheard, impalpable. These are terms that fall within the semantic realm of invisibility. How do we begin to speak about, create alongside, sit with, and/or reflect on what cannot -by definition- be reified?  

Invisibility offers the opportunity to retrospectively observe and chronicle what goes (un)intentionally ignored. On the other hand, to acknowledge invisibility is to deterritorialize our sight, to be open to experience what is around us without hierarchizing the senses. Verónica Gerber Bicecci (2010) writes,

Media, Materiality and Emergency

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:03am
MAST: Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory (Issue 2)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

MAST: Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory

CFP Issue 2: Media, Materiality and Emergency

deadline: 30th June 2020

Guest editor: Dr. Timothy Barker (University of Glasgow)

In what ways do questions of materiality matter in a time of crisis? What does it mean to explore the matter of things at a time when we are threatened with the annihilation of that matter, its disappearance, or its disintegration? The second issue of MAST journal seeks to answer and further explore these questions through essays from arts practitioners and theorists.

Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:38am
Sobia Khan and Kendra Unruh
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges. This edited volume addresses how our changing attitudes towards serving all student populations has shifted the pedagogical and relational approaches used by faculty, staff, and administrators at community colleges. Attitudes about equality, equity, and justice are more intentional and integral to the evolution of the work we do as educators. Dr. Diane K.

ATHE Emerging Scholars Panel (Religion and Theatre Focus Group)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:18am
Association of Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Call for Papers

Religion & Theatre Focus Group – Emerging Scholars Panel

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2020 Conference

Detroit, NY

July 29 – August 2, 2020

The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus group invites current graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not presented at a major national conference to submit papers for the 2020 Emerging Scholars Panel.

The 2020 ATHE Conference theme:

DRIVE

Thresholds, Borders and Boundaries

updated: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:35am
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

A threshold marks the end of one space and the beginning of another. Therefore, we may conceptualize a threshold as either a border or an entrance. Borders need not be physical or geographic: they may be ideological, linguistic, economic, psychological, or identified by another theoretical approach. For example, we may consider physical borders between countries or the boundaries between texts, identities, or communities. Boundaries may be immobile and limiting, or they may be transgressed and manipulated; for that reason, a threshold is a paradoxical space where meanings connect or collide. We may examine thresholds within textual content, or outside of the text with regard to literary response and interpretation (e.g.

Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Lateral
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Contribute

Lateral is the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Lateral is currently published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring. This journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or article submission charge.

Aims and Scope

EXTENDED: CFP, Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:08pm
Purdue University Literature, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.

Washington Irving - Open Topic (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:36am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The Washington Irving Society (WIS) invites proposals for any topic related to the study of Irving's writings, historical contexts, or contemporaries for the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020. All critical approaches are welcome.  

Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 27th, 2020.

EXTENDED: CFP, Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 8:43am
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** - The 26th Annual Disjunctions Graduate Student Conference: "Read for Filth"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:14pm
University of California, Riverside/English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019

Contact email: disjunctions2020@gmail.com

Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020

Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014)  and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)

 

“Always read good books...and bad people.”

  • TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer 

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:58am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

 

 

(Deadline extended) Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

Call for Papers

Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)

New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

 

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