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Locating Benjamin in the Post-Digital Landscape

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:15am
MediaCommons
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question. 

We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our late March to mid-April issue, revolving around aura transference, (re)presentation, (re)production, cultural use values, circulation, digital rhetorics, and New Aesthetics, asking broadly: 

Where can we locate Walter Benjamin’s legacy in the digital to post-digital landscape? 

Digi-Mediated Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
Swansea College of Art - University of Wales Trinity Saint David
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for contributions for Digi-Mediated-Culture; a one-day symposium that will consider the social, cultural and political space between human consciousness and digital technology. Digi-Mediated-Culture will examine the intersection between humans and machines as a generative space for creative production. Digi-Mediated-Culture invites proposals from academics, artists, designers, philosophers, linguists, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, programmers, et.al. The symposium will be held on 10th May 2019 in Swansea College of Art’s Reading Room, ALEX, Alexandra Road, Swansea - 1.30pm – 6.00pm

Shifting Tides Anxious Borders

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:45pm
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders A Graduate Student Conference (10th Annual) in Transnational American Studies Department of English, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders

A Graduate Student Conference (10th Annual) in Transnational American Studies

Department of English, Binghamton University

Date: April 13, 2019 (Saturday); Venue: Downtown Center, Binghamton University

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Keynote: Caroline Levine (Professor, Department of English, Cornell University)

 

Minor(ity) Texts: Formalizing Resistance

 

Truth and Truths: Memory, Identity, Nation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:50am
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Truth and Truths: Memory, Identity, and Nation

 

CfP: Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:05pm
Antae
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

CfP: Aesthetics

The inexpressible does not reside in an over there, in another word, or another time, but in this: in that (something) happens.

—Jean-François Lyotard, ‘The Sublime and the Avant-Garde’

"Race: Embodying Academia"

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:38pm
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

 

Empathy as Being Human in American Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:38pm
Modern Language Association and American Theatre and Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Papers will consider how American theatre and drama of any period addresses empathy as part of the human experience. What notions of empathy are sedimented into traditional form(s) and/or by what practices do American plays re-humanize compassion for “the other?” Do American plays invite us to recognize “the other” in ourselves? How might empathy, compassion, and humanism help us to ask new questions regarding American theatre’s past, present, and future - such as how American plays refashion Classical ideas about dramatic catharsis? Conversely, panelists might pursue lines of inquiry, Brechtian or otherwise, which ask readers and audiences to consider a politicized theatrical “awakening” as an empathetic act.

Language, Literature, Play and Games: 8th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, 24–25 May, 2019 / Belgrade, Serbia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:07pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University in Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 24–25 May, 2019.

For the eighth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of  

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, PLAY AND GAMES

#UsToo: Intersectional Approaches to Subversion and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:01pm
University of North Carolina, Greensboro EGSA 2019 Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

UNCG’s EGSA 2019 Graduate Conference

#UsToo: Intersectional Approaches to Subversion and Resistance

March 23, 2019

Subversion and resistance have become two main preoccupations for our current Western society, where social media movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter are empowering some who have routinely been silenced in a variety of ways to “speak out” against their oppressors. Throughout the recent history of civilizations, dominant racial, sexed/gendered, linguistic, and religious power structures have discouraged and/or impeded oppressed peoples from speaking out; nevertheless, they have persisted.

‘Always Coming Home’: Thinking Utopia-in-Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 3:10pm
University of Alabama in Huntsville (English)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

In 1974, in the shadow of the Vietnam War and amidst the economic and political retrenchments of post-1968, Ursula K. Le Guin published The Dispossessed. The novel’s radical innovation of the narrative utopia, with its unblinking acknowledgment of the form’s conceptual as well as practical limits, paradoxically revitalized and reactivated utopia’s uncompromising social vocation for an emphatically anti-utopian era.

Shapes of Futures

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:37am
Shapes of Futures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Shapes of Futures

Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ziauddin Sardar

Rafał Matyja

 

What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan

 

Essays on T. S. Eliot Complete Prose

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:03pm
Jayme Stayer, John Carroll University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

For a proposed volume celebrating The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, co-editors Jayme Stayer and Anthony Cuda are soliciting abstracts for original essays on aspects of Eliot’s work that pertain to his non-fiction prose. The volume will be dedicated to the General Editor of The Prose, Ronald Schuchard, to honor his influence in the fields of Eliot studies and modernism. Essays may fall into the following categories, but are not limited to what is described here:

MLA 2020 (guaranteed panel): Taking stock: Romanian Culture Between 1989-2019

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:37am
Catalina Florina Florescu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

This panel invites discussions about the aesthetics, politics, and economics of Romanian cultural works in a transnational dialogue 30 years after the fall of communism. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio to Catalina Florescu (fflorescu@pace.edu) and Letitia Guran (liguran@ncat.edu) by March 15th.

MLA Special Session AUTOTHEORY

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:13am
Robyn Wiegman/Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

MLA Special Session: AUTOTHEORY
Organizer: Robyn Wiegman, Literature, Duke University

"Race: Embodying Academia"

updated: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:03am
"Race: Embodying Academia" University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

 

Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

 

At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:18am
American Men's Studies Association (AMSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Colleagues, 

We are excited to inform you that the American Men's Studies Annual Conference will be held at Brandon University between June 12th and 14th 2019. Please find the CfP below. Further information can be found at our website: https://mensstudies.org/?page_id=941

Call for Papers: At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Alterglobal Politics: Postcolonial Theory in the Era of the Anthropocene and the Nonhuman

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:42am
Amit Baishya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Although they are often spoken of in the same breath, theories of the Anthropocene and the nonhuman turn vary in their emphases. The Anthropocene introduces a new ‘universal’ subject – the human species as a global geophysical agent. Theories of the nonhuman, however, seek to displace anthropocentric foci – the ‘human’ is viewed as a part of a complex assemblage co-constituted by many others. Postcolonial theory has, in general, been sceptical of both trajectories. On the one hand, postcolonial theory and theorists remain generally suspicious of the putative universal subject (the ‘human species’) that purportedly impacts this era of anthropogenic climate-change catastrophically.

Theory Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:28am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Theory Now

University of Glasgow, Friday 22nd March 2019

Deadline Extended: William Dean Howells Society - ALA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:54am
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. 

1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn 

CFP- Edited Collection 'Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman'

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:30am
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Editors: Stephanie Palmer (Nottingham Trent University, UK, President of the Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society), Myrto Drizou (Boğaziçi University, Turkey), Cécile Roudeau (Université Paris-Diderot, France)

Rupture and Relation: A Workshop on Black Critical Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:26am
Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

 

RUPTURE AND RELATION: A WORKSHOP ON BLACK CRITICAL THOUGHTsponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global StudiesMay 23-25, 2019Northwestern University

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Matthieu Chapman (University of Houston)

Dr. Zine Magubane (Boston College)

Dr. John Murillo III (University of California, Irvine)

Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia)

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe (Tulane University)

Dr. Frank B. Wilderson III (University of California, Irvine)

 

SPECIAL ISSUE OF FEMINIST THEORY ON ‘THEORIZING FASHION MEDIA’

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:21am
Lise Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF FEMINIST THEORY ON ‘THEORIZING FASHION MEDIA’

Co-editors: Ilya Parkins (UBC) and Lise Shapiro Sanders (Hampshire)

Abstracts are invited for a special issue of Feminist Theory on Fashion Media. This will be a companion to a special issue of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on ‘Fashion in the Magazines’.

Love: Contemporary Perspectives in Literature, Philosophy and Theology, Tromsø, Norway, September 5-7 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:03am
Cassandra Falke/UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

What is love? Why is it so important in our lives? And why should we think about it? The subject of love is of enormous importance to our daily lives, as love sustains us and gives meaning to existence. Yet, love seems to be a theme that is underdeveloped in contemporary research. Whatever the reason for that is, love remains one of the central concepts in the history of Western thought. Not only does philosophy literally mean “love for wisdom,” but the discussion of the theme of love has been part philosophy’s inheritance since the time of Plato’s Symposium.

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