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Quaring Childhood

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:41pm
south: a scholarly journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Quaring Childhood

 

south: a scholarly journal invites submissions for “Quaring Childhood,” a special issue guest edited by Katherine Henninger, to be published in Spring 2019. This issue brings several fields that have developed substantially in the past two decades—childhood studies, critical race studies, queer theory, and new southern studies—into dialogue.

 

Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.

 

NeMLA Roundtable: "Animating Theory: Fashioning Theoretical Concepts from Studio Gainax-Trigger"

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:55am
Dorin Smith (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Roundtable Description

This roundtable is looking for 5-10 minute long papers which reflect on the intersection of Theory/post-theory/weak-theory and the animated works of studios Gainax and Trigger. Participants are asked to select a moment (5-15 seconds) of a Gainax-Trigger anime and then to develop a concept which is legible but not beholden to a theoretical approach (e.g. how does FLCL theorize “mastery” to the side of psychoanalytic debates?). By thinking from these animated texts, this roundtable aims to reveal theoretical lines of flight which emerge when theorizing with a text and to show how this approach might animate forms of close reading.

 

On Criticism

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:55pm
Platform Journal, Royal Holloway, University London and Royal Central School of Drama and Speech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Symposium: ‘On Criticism.’ Friday 23 November 2018, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Hosted by Platform Journal.

LCIR: Narratives of Displacement International Conference: "Navigating Borders: Immigration, Refugeeism and Citizenship"

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:48pm
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Post-45 vs. The World: Global Perspectives on the Contemporary (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Much of the work done on the post-45 literary field carries an implicitly Americanist perspective. Even the name of the field suggests a certain literary history, with certain assumptions and blind spots about national spaces, identities, and histories. But what would post-45 look like when considered from outside of the United States? How do the current contours of the field exclude certain voices, either in the United States or elsewhere in the world? And, how would such new perspectives shift the beginning and possible endpoint of that literary period? What new narratives of the contemporary emerge if we begin telling the story in a different year or from a different national or global perspective?

Transnationalism in Cuban Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:04pm
NeMLA, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

As proposed by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of NeMLA, and following its general theme on transnational spaces, this panel seeks papers to explore the idea of transnationalism in Cuban Literature. It is open to the literary production inside or outside of the Island and through time. This panel proposes special attention to the evolving nature of displacement and to the concepts of immigration, assimilation, transnationalism, and/or post nationalism. Papers can be in Spanish or English. All abstracts must be uploaded by each presenter using their own user account.

Making History in Our Time: Gender and Contingency in the Professional Work Force (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:42pm
Margie Burns/Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session focuses on gender and contingency in the university work force and in the digital economy. Emphasis is on contingency in relation to women employed as adjuncts or other contingent faculty in universities, such as contract workers in the digital economy. This panel invites papers on approaches to deal with contingency and gender, including formal or structural models, reforms, and collective bargaining. The panel invites papers on efforts including localized or workplace-specific approaches and on related plans.

 

 

CfP for Panel on French-Language Theatre at NeMLA (March 2019, Washington, D.C.)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:44pm
Aurelie Chatton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

 

I would like to call to your attention this panel specifically on French-language theatre that will be held at NeMLA's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C. next spring (March 21-24, 2019). The call for papers is copied below. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French through NeMLA's online portal until September 30, 2018.

 

Working the Frame: Derrida, Harman, and the Language-Object Debate in the Humanities

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“How are you framing that?” It’s a frequent question we hear in the theoretically pluralistic world of the contemporary humanities. The question is seldom complimentary. As an interrogatory salvo, it frequently means: “What are the epistemological assumptions that undergird your conclusions?” The question is often meant to expose undertheorized terrain so that it can be made more intellectually robust with deeper thinking—or set aside as insufficient. Visual culture scholar John Tagg concisely defines framing, used in this sense, as “discursive constraint.” All framing, however, could arguably be seen as a problem of such constraint, regardless of how big or how refined the frame gets.

Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and Medicine

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and MedicineNeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington DC (March 21-24, 2019)

[SCMS 2019] Up to and Including Its Limits: Rethinking Experimental Cinema(s)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:27pm
Swagato Chakravorty / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

This panel invites new positions from which to conceptualize postwar moving-image art, extending into the contemporary moment. Anglo-American and European scholarship on moving-image art through the 1960s and 70s has largely privileged formalist thinking. There is, as Jonathan Walley has written, a “general agreement…that avant-garde filmmakers of this period followed the trend within modernist art toward medium-specific purification: the reduction of the art object to the essential physical or material components of its medium.”[1] In recent years, however, we have witnessed a number of crucial revisionist interventions.

Generating Debate in the Early American Literature Classroom

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:06pm
Hugh Egan (Ithaca College)/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What issues currently generate debate among our students as they read classic American texts from the pre-Civil War era? Racism in Rowlandson and Jefferson? Toxic economic self-interest in Franklin? Paternalism in Emerson and Thoreau? This pedagogical roundtable will be devoted to a discussion of how we keep the 21st century student engaged with American texts from the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. I am especially interested in the balance (if that is the right word) we strike between encouraging aesthetic appreciation of a work while simultaneously inviting sharp cultural/historical critique.

Complications of Eating: Investigating (In)digestion in Literature and Film

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:03pm
Niki Kiviat
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

As recent literary and cultural critics have shown, food, and its presence in literature and film, is not solely linked to corporeal survival. The relationship between food and the body is also one of chemical and physical processes, and of tolerance and rejection (both individual and societal). Food—eating, preparation, choice—therefore also embodies social and cultural nuances and, in their evolution, processes of change. What is more, in the acts of consumption and digestion, food can re-emerge in various, and often socially taboo, ways and, in so doing, highlight sociocultural boundaries and normativities. In other words, food not only reflects on individual biological needs, but it also exposes larger social ontologies.

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