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Althusser's Renaissance (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Martin Moraw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Louis Althusser’s thought is receiving renewed attention in the humanities and social sciences. This session seeks to bring together scholars of various disciplines and specializations to explore the potential of a return to Althusser in the particular context of Renaissance/early modern studies. Contributions may reflect on Althusser’s writings on early modern figures, make use of Althusserian concepts to produce new readings of early modern texts, or engage relevant theoretical questions.  

Global Conference on Women and Gender CFP

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:49am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Michael Bryson, California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

Edited by Michael Bryson

 

Reasons for Writing/Overview of Argument

In the wake of his recent book The Humanist (Re)Turn (Routledge 2019), Michael Bryson (see editor’s note at the end) is putting together an edited collection (now under contract at Routledge) re-assessing and re-asserting the value of Humanism in a posthumanist critical environment. The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature will include contributions from around the world while aiming at reformulated working definitions of Humanism as a response to an increasingly troubled age.

SCANDAL IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Autobiographies establish the author’s own individual voice and the ability of that voice to display a social scandal or provoke a scandal. In so doing, authors aim to understand the social space around them, and in particular, their personal experience to provoke others within their narrative from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Latin American Cosmopolitanisms: Vernacular, Ethical, and Ecological Views of Globality

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:18am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The question of cosmopolitanism has been crucial to the literatures of Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries. At the turn of the past century modernistas and vanguardistas proposed innovative views of cultural cosmopolitanism that traced the geopolitical shifts of the continent. Later, as Magical Realism became a global phenomenon, this originally Latin American aesthetics would come to be celebrated as the literary language of the postcolonial world (Bhabha).

(CFP: PAMLA 2020) Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. We are open to paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres, time periods, and critical approaches; in particular, we are interested in papers that engage with the PAMLA special conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

Crime Fiction and Ecology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Discourses of contamination and pollution have long figured in crime writing. Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, crime fiction has frequently elucidated a correlation between transgressive acts and the topographies in which they occur. Within this, it is the detective’s heightened capacity to interpret material and spatial signs – often through the embracement of new technologies and innovative modes of deciphering the social body – that allows for the containment of deviancy and restoration of order.

NeMLA 2021 Session: Narratives of the Economy in the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Saronik Bosu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis, and its economic fallout, have re-established two facts - that the economy is a fictive category, and that its inimitable centrality derives essentially from the power of its narratives. Prior to actual policies of austerity or re-openings of the economy, there exist narratives of weathering storms as character-building or the inalienable connection between economic and individual freedom. These narratives help us imagine the economy as a system; most often it becomes palpable because we have learned to tell stories about its origins, maintenance, purity, precarity, and futures. These stories acquire unique characteristics in the global south, a geopolitical category itself that narrativizes economic agon.

Modernism and the Politics of Contradiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Political contradiction is written all over modernism. No other literary historical period seems quite as striven between the static, apolitical or even conservative outlook of its various key figures on the one hand, and the explosive and even revolutionary formal potential on the other. Woolf’s classism, for example, is met by her quasi-revolutionary declaration that “in or about December, 1910, human character changed.” No literary period so vehemently defines itself against mass culture while also expressing unbridled democratic impulses. Joyce’s defense of autonomous art is met by the opposite impulse in Ulysses to forge an aesthetic of the everyday.

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies [SAMLA 2020]

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:41pm
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Over the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom over the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:15pm
Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention 

March 11-14, 2021 Philadelphia, PA.  Marriott Downtown 

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Chair:Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo

Submit abstracts to:  

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18500

 Deadline 09/30/2020

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

updated: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:03am
Claudiu Turcus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

11th International Conference

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

September 11-12, 2020

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 July 2020] Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
PULSE: the Journal of Science and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

Multiple Temporalities

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
Scott DeShong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, 11-14 March 2021. Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers that consider multiple temporalities within or across works of literature, criticism, or other forms of media, discourse, or performance, such as temporalities that are varied, conflicting, competing, haphazard, (re)constructed, broken, or accidental. How do temporal modes or frameworks--or their enforcement, or their lack, or resistance to them--reflect differences of intention, ideology, social or natural order, technology, ontology, or ethics? In what ways are temporalities variously material, subjective, human, organic, or inhuman?

Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:54pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CFP: Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror

Deadline for submissions:  January 15, 2021

full name / name of organization:  LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

contact email:  litjourn@yahoo.com

Call for Contributions: "Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:52pm
Thorsten Carstensen / Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Contributions:

"Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

Edited by Thorsten Carstensen (Indiana University) and Mattias Pirholt (Södertörns Högskola)

 

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2020

In his seminal essay “Technologies of the Self” (1988), Michel Foucault referred to strategies that “permit individuals to effect by their own means or with the help of others a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct, and way of being, so as to transform themselves in order to attain a certain state of happiness, purity, wisdom, perfection, or immortality.”

SCMLA General Linguistics VI Permanent Section

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

Methods of Knowing: Historical Research, Creative Writing, and the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
Kevin A. Morrison/Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

From Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre and Alain Corbin in Life of an Unknown to Kiera Lindsey in The Convict’s Daughter and John Glavin in After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation, and Performance, a small number of scholars have proposed new ways of reading the past and writing social and cultural history, microhistory, biography, and literary criticism. In the final chapter of Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal, the literary critic Helena Michie juxtaposes two modes of writing: a painstakingly annotated excerpt from a nineteenth-century woman’s diary and a fictional recreation of a moment in that woman’s life based on the record of events and experiences.

Book Reviews for Texas Theatre Journal Special Volume: “Theatre In Crisis”

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Texas Theatre Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting submissions for book reviews its Special 2020 Volume—“Theatre in Crisis”—responding to COVID-19 for 2020. Published annually by the Texas Educational Theatre Association, our mandate is to feature the work of graduate students whenever possible (so please share far and wide with your graduate students—and other colleagues too!). 

REVIEW REQUEST

Due to the unique nature of this volume (and the disruption to the publishing supply chain), I am forgoing the traditional “list of books received” and instead asking potential reviewers to pitch a book to review that fits into this “Theatre in Crisis” idea, in broad or unique ways.

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:50am
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

Transdisciplinary Conference DEADLINE for LIVE AND VIRTUAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED

13 – 15 November 2020, University of Dundee, Scotland

Keynotes: Karen Barad, Franco Berardi, Xin Wei Sha

Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages

35th International Conference on Medievalism

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, November 12-14, 2020

         

Deadline extended: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:41am
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

The Tunnel at 25 Project

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:17pm
Ted Morrissey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

William H. Gass’s magnum Opus The Tunnel turns 25 in 2020, and it’s been just over fifty years since parts of the novel began appearing in print in 1969; thus, it may be an appropriate time to reassess Gass’s massive work, which was met with a wide range of reactions when it came out in 1995, from effusive praise to bewilderment to outright hostility.

The primary goal of this project is to direct attention to The Tunnel, which has become one of those great books (no matter how one defines great) which is rarely read. In fact, on April 9, 2020, Lithub.com published a list of “The 50 Best Contemporary Novels over 500 Pages” – “Long Books, Worth Your Time” – and The Tunnel was not among them.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

The Road to Dracula: or the World as Disappointment and Representation

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:03am
Universitas Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Published at the height of the imperial enterprise, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) has a long and intricate backstory. It is, in fact, the result of centuries of British discovery of and disappointment with the world. One by one, naturalists, amateur anthropologists, merchants, soldiers, diplomats or missionaries from the British Isles discovered the world for the armchair travelers at home and built up their self-esteem by disfiguring countries and regions in writings, paintings, and lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

Literary Pathways through Female Sin to Sainthood.

updated: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 3:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association & University of Nevada Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The following special session has been accepted for the 2020 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference being held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas November 12th through Sunday November 15, 2020.

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:11pm
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: May 31, 2020

General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

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