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MLA 2021 Panel on Ann Quin

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

 

 

This special session will be focusing on the correlation between psychology, form, and subjectivity in the works of British experimental writer Ann Quin (1936-73), and is titled : 'Fragmented Psychology and Fractured Selfhoods in the Works of Ann Quin'. It is for Modern Language Association (MLA) conference at Toronto, Canada from January 7-10, 2021.

 

There are two confirmed presenters and we are looking for one or two more who may also be interested in chairing the panel. Please send a 100-150 word abstract and 50 word short biography as well as AV needs to Arwa Al-Mubaddel: aalmubaddel@outlook.com.

  

PORTALS: A Journal of Comparative Literature, Spring 2020 edition

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:53am
Comparative Literature Student Association, San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the 

Spring 2020 edition of the literary journal Portals

Portals is San Francisco State University’s global journal for scholarship in comparative and world literature. We publish student research, both from San Francisco State University and from universities around the world. Past volumes may be accessed at http://portalsjournal.com/. We will publish our more recent publications, including this year’s submissions, on this website.

 

POSTPONED: Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:07pm
Humanities Research Center, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN OCTOBER 2020

 

Call for Papers — Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

May 1 and 2, 2020

Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Houston, Texas

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Prof. Christopher Lane (Northwestern University), author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (2007).

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud: “scientific ideologies” and literary representations

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Between journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP Between XI.21 (May 2021) – www.betweenjournal.it

 

Call for papers

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud:

“scientific ideologies” and literary representations

 

Edited by Silvia Contarini, François Bouchard, Rudolf Behrens

 

Deadline: 30 October 2020

 

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (SLSA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:27pm
Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) and Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Conference, October 16-18, 2020, Ann Arbor, MI

Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) & Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan

Call for presenters, 29th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:03pm
Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The 29th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee

October 15, 2020 at the Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, Springdale, AR

 

For almost 30 years, the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee has sponsored a Holocaust education conference that draws hundreds of students and teachers from the local area and that has drawn survivors and presenters such as Deborah Lipstadt, Henry Friedlander, and Judith Cohen.

 

At the daylong conference, participants—mostly secondary students—attend a demanding and wide-ranging program, including an overview of the Holocaust, a presentation by a survivor, and two seminar-style breakout sessions.

 

Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890 - 1945

updated: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:15am
Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology www.flf.unibl.org
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890-1945 - abstracts by 20 March, papers due 30 June 2020 We are working on an edited book on non-canonical English literature between 1890 and 1945 to be published by a UK publisher by the end of 2020. The provisional title of the book is Non-canonical British Literature: 1890-1945, and topics might include (but are not limited to):

- theoretical background of non-canonicity;

- studying individual non-canonical writers and their work(s);

- reasons for exclusion from the canon;

- shift from non-canonical to canonical;

- the role of power, ideology and religion in exclusion from the canon;

- conventionality and tradition;

- reception studies;

Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 6:48am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

17-18 December 2020

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

 

Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), and Claire Wood (Leicester)

 

Cultural History; PAMLA (November 12-15, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15.

 

Critical Misanthropy - A Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Critical Misanthropy: A Symposium

15th May 2020

University of Amsterdam

Organizers: Emelia Quinn and Eva Meijer

Keynote speaker: Robert McKay

 

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA 2021 in Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

Conservative Counter-Revolutions

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA -- CLCS Nineteenth Century Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Conservative Counter-Revolutions: Papers on Nineteenth-century conservatism(s) that emerged in reaction to the century's revolutions and reforms, and on the consequent radicalization of conservatism that still informs it today. 300-word abstracts by March 15th to dwhite@emory.edu 

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

Alienation and De-alienation in the Composition Classroom (CEA at MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:15pm
Andrew Beutel/College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

This panel, sponsored by the College English Association, explores how the concept of alienation can be applied to a field in which it has not received very much attention: composition pedagogy. Generally meaning an undesirable separation between self and world (i.e., other human beings, nature, and social roles, norms, and institutions), alienation has been analyzed in various contexts by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, and critical theorists. While it came to be viewed as problematic and outmoded with the rise of postmodernism, the concept is far from obsolete today. On the contrary, alienation remains both a widely experienced psychosocial issue and a vital theoretical and diagnostic tool.

SCMLA 2020 Native American Literature CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:27pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

South Central Modern Language Association 

2020 SCMLA Conference 

Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)

 

Native American Literature Panel

Special Topic: Indigenous Presents 

 

We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020. 

 

CFP: An International Philosophical Congress 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The International Philosophical Congress will be held 22‒27 September 2020 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of the eminent Polish philosopher and humanist Roman Ingarden in 2020 is an occasion to launch an international academic debate on current trends in contemporary philosophy. The main aim of the organisers is therefore to furnish an international group of researchers with a convenient space for a free and creative exchange of thoughts, ideas, and views.

We invite researchers interested in contemporary philosophy, cognitive science and gender/queer studies. 

The Thematic Panels will be organized within the following themes:

MLA 2021 'The City and its Margins: New Perspectives on the Urban'

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers seeking to address the interrelation between city centers and developing peripheral areas of cities within cinematic urbanisms. In doing so, we aim to explore the persistent--and often conflicting--binary notions of center and margin as well as urban and non-urban and investigate the complex web of structures that produce urban marginality on the various scales. 

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:25pm
Cultural, Social and Political Thought, University of Victoria, BC
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020       
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 31, 2020
Website, http://www.alterityofaffliction.com/

“Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language . . .” – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain

Scaling Trans Studies (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 2:47pm
Davy Knittle and Ava L.J. Kim, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).

Persistence in American Drama

updated: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:33pm
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.

Speaking to Power: Feminist Theories and Praxis

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:28pm
Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Union
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

THE 1ST UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTEGRADUATE CONFERENCE: SPEAKING TO POWER: FEMINIST THEORIES AND PRAXES

 

Conference Date: April 24-25, 2020

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 7th, 2020

Notice of Acceptance: March 16th, 2020

 

PANEL FOR SAMLA 92: Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:24pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Theory

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:46pm
MLA 2021 Annual Conv Linguistics and Literature Forum Exec Comm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Theory

Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 1

MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10

Digital tools have indisputably made many tasks in the linguistic study of literature much easier and faster than used to be. But the turn to digital methods has brought more than ease and efficiency; it has forever changed the field. What are the ways in which digital tools have shaped the linguistic study of literature? And what are the ways literary studies has itself inspired innovation, methods, and the development of new digital tools?

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at SCSC 2020 (3 panels)

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE

October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD

The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.

I.  Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle

Postcolonial Optimism (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Jeremy De Chavez and Katherine Hallemeier
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Optimism is not readily associated with the postcolonial. Indeed, postcolonial writing has been described as melancholic and postoptimistic, a repository of the injurious legacies of empire. It is a reputation consonant with postcolonialism’s revelatory project of unmasking imperial designs in canonical texts and exposing complicity in postcolonial writing. In addition, almost by definition, the postcolonial novel expresses disillusionment with nationhood and the developmentalist logics that frame it.

Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:53pm
JSBC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain

 

Call for Contributions

 

JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF BRITISH CULTURES ( 2/2022)

 

Guest Editors: Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Cornelia Wächter

 

MOVE! (Conversations in Motion)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Queens College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Seventh Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference 

 

MOVE!

Conversations in Motion

 

Conference Date: April 29, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Manhattan College)

Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020

 

MLA 2021 - Bureaucratic Poetics

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Alexandra Irimia / Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This proposal for a special session panel at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, Jan 7-10) invites 250-word abstracts for critical, theoretical, and comparative explorations of literary works involving bureaucratic subjects, settings, and tropes. Particular emphasis falls on clerk figures and paperwork, analyzed in their poetic and narrative complexities.

 

Please send your abstracts to airimia2@uwo.ca by March 15.

 

Official call:

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12865.html

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?

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