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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 31, 2020
“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
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).
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.
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
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
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 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
Although Jameson's original essay was published in the New Left Review in 1984, Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism appeared in 1991 and became one of the definitive texts on the topic.
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
Call for Contributions
JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF BRITISH CULTURES ( 2/2022)
Guest Editors: Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Cornelia Wächter
CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference
Conversations in Motion
Conference Date: April 29, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Manhattan College)
Submission Deadline: March 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
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?
This special session invites papers examining the problem of time in boredom in 19th-20th century literature, particularly in the context of value and economy of time in relation to boredom. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15, 2020
The Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Kathi Weeks and Holly Lewis
2-4 April 2020
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
18th ANNUAL GRADUATE FORUM CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS
HUMANITY, HUMANE AND POST-HUMAN
Les études littéraires cognitives. Théories, méthodologies et défis
Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges
Journée d’études organisée par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Study day organized by the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Le 22 mai 2020, de 8h45 à 19h30
May 22, 2020, from 8:45 AM to 7:30 PM
Lieu/venue: Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg
International Conference:Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Rupture25 July 2020 - Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:
Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century
Call for Papers for MLA 2021
The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15.
Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization. Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.
I am in the process of organizing a panel for MLA 2021 in Toronto which runs January 7th through the 10th. This panel seeks contemporary readings of British Romantic texts, especially those exploring the formations of Empire, Orient and Enemies, Power/discourse, and Performative Acts of Resistance. If you are interested and would be able to attend the conference please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to email@example.com
Deadline extended: March 1st, 2020
5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference
Toronto, Canada, May 8-9, 2020
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies