This 2019 annual meeting theme, “build as we fight,” reminds us that revolutions necessarily entail a double investment, both in negating domination and exploitation and affirming alternative forms of life. The theme also leaves open the possibility that the relationship between what must be built and what must be fought might be one of conviviality or convergence, rather than clear-cut opposition.
Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media
April 12-13, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 12th-13th, 2019
Deadline for Proposals: February 15th, 2019
Theme: “Narrative Foundations and Shifting Spheres”
CALL FOR PAPERS [Per]forming the Present: Studies in Narrative, Temporality, and Zeitgeist
Department of English Graduate Conference, Carleton University
26-29 April 2019
“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 LitConMay 31-June 2
500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at
DENVER POP CULTURE CON at the Colorado Convention Center DENVER, CO MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019
Conference on Narrative Games
NEW Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 11th
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Noel Williams (Narrative Writer, Riot Games; Lead Narrative Designer Telltale Games; Narrative Designer, Obsidian Entertainment)
Special Guest Writer: Jon Goff (16-year videogame and comic book veteran, including Halo, Destiny, and Crackdown 3)
For a proposed volume celebrating The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, co-editors Jayme Stayer and Anthony Cuda are soliciting abstracts for original essays on aspects of Eliot’s work that pertain to his non-fiction prose. The volume will be dedicated to the General Editor of The Prose, Ronald Schuchard, to honor his influence in the fields of Eliot studies and modernism. Essays may fall into the following categories, but are not limited to what is described here:
Recent reports reveal that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, particularly among low-income, rural, and African American women (NPR, 2017). Changes to the Supreme Court endanger the viability of Roe v. Wade. In Iowa, a judge threatens to ban nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (NPR, 2018). In Wisconsin, the state legislature rejects the repeal of the “cocaine mom law,” which opponents argue forces undue medical care on pregnant women (Reuters, 2017). These reproductive threats are not limited to only women’s rights.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Special Issue of Computers and Composition
Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies
Guest Editors: Les Hutchinson (Michigan State University) and Maria Novotny (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND FORM
2017-2018 Tau Deadline: February 28, 2019
Submission dates: September 1–February 28
Submissions to the Tau can include poetry (up to 5 poems per author), short stories, and creative non-fiction (up to 3,000 words per entry). All submissions will be considered through a blind review process.
Please use the form found on the following website for submissions:
CFA: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema
and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 11, 2019)
As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly
Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we
are pleased to announce the fifth annual prize for an outstanding
published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and
Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and
the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2019 SCMS meeting in
Seattle. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
The Family: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be
held at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019
Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on
any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.
I. The Panther and the Lash: Langston Hughes and the Black Arts Movement
MLA 2020: "Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond," Special Session
How does early modern literature portray the resilience of women or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome.
The University of British Columbia’s annual English Graduate Conference cordially invites submissions under the themes of Disruption, Resistance, and Resilience.
In the wake of years of political, social, and ecological crises that have disrupted, disoriented, and displaced populations across the globe, modes of resistance and resilience have emerged to confront the disarray. From the rise of Trump and “fake news” to the latest IPCC report on the impending irrevocability of climate change, humanities studies and art practices have stepped up to the challenge to revolutionize their age-old roles of disruption and resilience-making on a much larger global stage.