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Forming the Future

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 5:24am
David Sergeant / University of Plymouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Forming the Future

 

Confirmed keynotes: Amy J. Elias (Tennessee, Knoxville); Daniel Innerarity (Ikerbasque); Sandra Kemp (Lancaster/Imperial); Liane Saunders (Foreign and Commonwealth Office); Iain Stewart (Plymouth)

 

University of Plymouth, UK; Sept. 2nd(p.m.) and 3rd, 2019.

 

(In)finite Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:53am
CR: The New Centennial Review, Michigan State University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, “(In)finite Ecologies”

Guest editors: Katherine Greulich, Christine Peffer, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)

Posthumanities in Asia: Theories and Practices

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:48am
Takeshi Kadobayashi / Department of Film and Media Studies, Faculty of Letters, Kansai University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Date: June 8–9, 2019

Venue: Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Confirmed keynote speaker: Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)

 

Workshop: Male (Un)Bonding: Men, Masculinities, and Homosocial Troubles

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:47am
Eero Laine and Broderick Chow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

Male (Un)Bonding: Men, Masculinities, and Homosocial Troubles

A Research Development Workshop and Interdisciplinary Networking Event

13-15 June 2019, Bush House, King’s College London

Queering Language: Codes, Communities, and (Non)Conformity

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:45am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

This panel invites participants to consider how language is used in literature, film, music, video games, graphic novels, politics, and/or performance art to create, challenge, and codify queer identity.

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett

How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?

MARGIN Symposium 2019: Out of Place / Out of Time

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

MARGIN Symposium 2019

“OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME”

New York University

May 3, 2019

 

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network (MARGIN) is proud to announce the third annual MARGIN Symposium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The theme of this year’s symposium is OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME. We invite papers that participate in a larger discussion of temporalities and places.

[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

Memory and Movement

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:33pm
Graduate Center for Literary Research at UC Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers: Memory and Movement

6th Annual Graduate Center for Literary Research Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?

Double the Dickens: Counterparts and Multiples in the Works

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:37am
The Dickens Society/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Charles Dickens utilizes various devices facilitating comparison and comprehension throughout many of his novels, short stories, and other literary output. Most famously, Dickens employed doubling and doppelgängers in A Tale of Two Cities (1859) to demonstrate the ideological similarities and differences between not only look-alikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, but the cities of London and Paris. In Uneven Developments (1988), Mary Poovey has revealed how in David Copperfield (1850), the hero’s instinctive dislike for Uriah Heep’s mock humility may indicate his own discomfort regarding their similar financial positions and goals for career advancement.

Journal of New Librarianship V4 I2 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:36am
Journal of New Librarianship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from library scholars,
practitioners, and students for its next issue (V4. No. 2). JNL welcomes traditional and
unestablished forms of scholarly and professional communication related to any aspect of
librarianship. We hope to see a wide variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format,
from lengthy treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the
transformation of a library's physical space and the perceived impact.
Submissions may include but are not limited to:
- Solicited articles
- Scholarly articles
- Datasets
- Media (podcasts, video, etc)
- Book reviews
- Technology reviews

EXTRA//ORDINARY Deadline extended: 4/10

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 3:37pm
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Deadline extended to April 10th!

CFP: EXTRA//ORDINARY
UCLA Friends of English Southland Conference: May 10-11, 2019

Keynote Speakers: Professor Rei Terada (UC Irvine) and Professor Sarah Tindal Kareem (UCLA)

“What exactly is ordinary language? Is it possible to write in something other than
ordinary language? … And is it really true that in order to break the stranglehold of
ideology, intellectuals must use a special, philosophical vocabulary?”
–– Toril Moi, Revolution of the Ordinary

The Cold War Then and Now: Theories and Legacies

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:03am
Goldsmiths, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

In his seminal study No Accident, Comrade (2011),Steven Belletto draws a distinction between fictions which are about the Cold War and fictions that are of the Cold War. What is meant by the former is clear enough: these are fictions which are written or set during the Cold War period and which engage thematically with it. The latter, however, is a more fluid category whose implications can be theorized further. Papers in this stream will seek to do precisely this – namely, to think through what this ‘of’ might signal in relation to literature, film, art, politics, news reporting, or society more broadly. What kind of preoccupations, narratives, theories, or ideologies might be described as being of the Cold War?

[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:02pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

Deadline Extended: Editing the "I"

updated: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Jerome McGann famously said, “When you edit, you change.” The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for a guaranteed session on editing first-person nonfiction narratives for MLA 2020 in Seattle. How might McGann’s statement pertain to preparing first-person documents (other than correspondence) for public consumption in print or other media? In keeping with the MLA Presidential Theme, how might this editing (“changing”) enhance or obscure the humanity of the first-person subject?

 

Inhuman Algorithms

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:24pm
Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CFP Issue 34: Inhuman Algorithms

http://www.transformationsjournal.org/calls-for-papers/

Algorithms are integral to a digital, networked, automated society. Thrown into the public spotlight by a certain high profile search engine, algorithms are increasingly recognised to exercise agency in practices such as governance, surveillance, online personalisation, medicine, design, high frequency trading, credit scoring and plagiarism. Computational machines make decisions about things, people, places and experiences, and humans learn to address algorithms.

"The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s"

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:38pm
Wayne State University Visual Culture Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.

In Pursuit of Quality in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:17am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,

“In Pursuit of Quality in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead”

Dhaka, Bangladesh

JULY 18-19, 2019

Resisting Digital Culture: Dystopias, Distortions, Disconnections

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:56am
Rafael Lubner / King's College London Centre for Digital Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Current debates about digital technology are caught in a death spiral of gloom, doom and anxiety. After a long period of optimism that accompanied the explosion of social media and assumptions of their democratic potential, today’s discourse is dominated by fear. Fear about the unchecked power of digital monopolies like Facebook, Google and Amazon; about the (ab)use of social media by far right political movements; about the psychopathologies, risks and trade-offs associated with constant and unyielding connectivity; fears about the radical surveillance enabled by the digital.

 

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:51am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

The construction of reality in the post-truth age

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:44am
Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

VASILE ALECSANDRI UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF LETTERS

BACAU, ROMANIA

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERSTUDIA academic journal

 

THE CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY IN THE POST-TRUTH AGE

 

Intellectual Inversions: Public Intellectuals and their Contemporary Doppelgängers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:10am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This special session invites papers that explore the countervailing, and occasionally contradictory, double meanings obtaining in our notion of the “public intellectual” today. This session is especially interested in papers that comment on the figure of the public intellectual by thinking beyond the limits of the university and the academic profession, as traditionally “licensed” intellectual spaces and modes, and consider new networks and formations of intellectual affiliation, movement, and struggle that have emerged with the generalization of social media platforms and digital publishing venues (i.e. twitter, reddit, etc.), and especially  in the wake of the election of 2016.

 

Thinking Beyond the Poetry-Prose Binary

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:05am
MLA 2020 / Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary

MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020

Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University

Towards 2020: Raymond Williams and the Politics of Being Human

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:03am
Steven Gotzler / Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel for Special Sessions

Responses to re-discovered essay “The Future of Marxism.” How does Williams offer us a model for intervening in left-politics today? What does a radical commitment to the human look like? Abstract and CV.

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