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Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Imaginactivism A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:44pm
Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Imaginactivism[i]

A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

18 October 2017

Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Expressions of interest by: September 29, 2017

Deadline for submissions: October 2, 2017

 

Netflix Nostalgia

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Pallister, Red Deer College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS:  NETFLIX NOSTALGIA

What do “Throwback Thursday” and “Digital Disruption” have in common?  In a word:  Netflix.  As the juggernaut of streaming services, Netflix plays a significant role in the distribution and creation of nostalgic popular culture texts, as well as the fundamental alteration of the media landscape as cord-cutting audiences migrate to subscription-based platforms offering a variety of old and new content.

Modernist Objects, 13-14-15-16 June 2018, Paris Sorbonne University

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
French Society for Modernist Studies / VALE EA 4085
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MODERNIST OBJECTS 

Third International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies (SEM) 

13-14-15-16th June 2018, Paris Sorbonne University (VALE EA 4085) 

Keynote speakers:

Rachel Bowlby (University College London); Douglas Mao (Johns Hopkins University).

2017 Best First Book in Feminist Studies Prize

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Society for Medieval Feminist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Call for Submissions: 2017 Prize for Best First Feminist Book on the Middle Ages

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship announces that its 2017 competition for the best first monograph of feminist scholarship on the Middle Ages is now open. The Society’s Awards Committee is therefore soliciting nominations of first monographs in any area of medieval studies. Nominated books should represent the best first monographs of feminist medieval scholarship... published in 2016 and 2017 and the authors of books may self-nominate.

The prize (an award of $500), will be announced in the spring, and formally awarded at the SMFS reception at the Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress in 2018. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Teaching Terrorism: CFP for 2018 NEMLA Roundtable, Pittsburgh April 12-15.

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2018 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Pittsburgh, April 12-15. 
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2017.

This roundtable will examine teaching methods and strategies for addressing the fiction of terrorism in the contemporary literature classroom. With a focus on teaching after 9/11, and in a moment fraught with tensions about politics and secondary education (see, for example, the “Professor Watchlist”), this roundtable will also address the ways faculty can frame their classes—not only for the students they teach, but for a general public concerned with the politics of college and university faculty.

Visual Culture and/as Text in the Health Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Proposals due 21 September. Papers to be presented 28 March to 1 April in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

The Anthropocene and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:02am
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Conference Paper Proposals, “The Anthropocene and Beyond,” Hong Kong, 31 May-2 June 2018. Human society and culture have arrived at a pivotal moment in the production of scientific, economic, psychological, and even artistic and philosophical subjectivity and identity. The different “scales” inherent in the concept of the Anthropocene galvanize both the local and global, inviting academic research to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with unprecedented pace and intensity. The Anthropocene has emerged as the ultimate conceptual horizon of cultural, economic, and political debates, disrupting the whole pattern of our “thought” itself in a radical process of paradigm shift.

Lit-TV: A Two-Day Symposium Exploring Contemporary US Television and "the Literary"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:57am
Edinburgh Napier University / Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Organisers: Dr Arin Keeble (Edinburgh Napier) and Dr Sam Thomas (Durham).

Keynote: Professor Stephen Shapiro (Warwick University)

We are seeking proposals for a symposium to be hosted by the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University (Merchiston Campus) on May 5-6, 2018.

Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:57pm
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community. The 2018 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of elsewhere. How do the terms interdisciplinary, difference, and othering delineate the elsewhere of cultural studies? What do authors and texts stand to gain wandering outside canonical forms? We also invite papers that explore the elsewheres of canonical texts, as well as papers that illuminate uncanonized and/or forgotten works.

Subversive Homes: Domestic Spaces in English Women’s Writing 1640-1740 (NeMLA Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Women have traditionally been associated with domestic spaces. This panel will examine the complexity of these places as a locus of intersection between various economic, religious, and social spaces. As Nicole Pohl points out in Women, Space and Utopia 1600-1800, “the house and home—seems in itself subdivided into areas that display social division or solidarity: ‘The household is a ‘sociogramm’ of a family but [also] of something much more.” This panel will investigate the “something much more” that is taking place in the domestic landscape of early modern women’s writing.

Charles Dickens: Lessons Imparted and Lessons Learned (Dickens Society Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Kristin A. Le Veness/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Richard Carstone in Bleak House declares, "I have learned a lesson now, sir. It was a hard one, but you shall be assured, indeed, that I have learned it." Dickens characters still resonate with the modern reader, and their struggles and lessons learned reach readers on both an emotional and practical level. This panel invites abstracts exploring the various lessons Dickens tries to impart through his novels. How are these lessons situated in their contemporary historic/socio-economic milieu? Are they still valuable today, and if so, how do they translate to our modern concerns, values and sensitivities? Papers are invited to examine the expected and unexpected lessons in Charles Dickens' works.

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