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MLA 2020 Guaranteed Session CFP: A Decade in Comics (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Susan Kirtley and Margaret Galvan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed guaranteed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This roundtable panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

MLA 2020 Special Session CFP: Transmedia Narratives of the Nonhuman (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Rebecca Wanzo & Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.

Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:

Call for Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:56am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

*Submit your Review* We always welcome reviews on recent releases in Gender Studies! Submitted reviews should conform to current MLA Style (8th edition), have numbered paragraphs, and should be between 750 and 1,000 words in length. Please note that the reviewed releases ought to be no older than 24 months. In most cases, we are able to secure a review copy for contributors. Gender Forum's ongoing review section also invites critical reviews (750-1000 words) of films (from narrative feature to short films to documentaries), TV and web series, music videos, or any kind of (audio-)visual media with a strong relation to gender, feminist, and queer issues. Please not that your review should work as a critical inquiry and analysis.

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:56am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

 

MLA 2020 - Orientalism, Philology, World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:55am
Karim Mattar (University of Colorado at Boulder); Ahmed Idrissi Alami (Purdue University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

This MLA 2020 panel explores the origins of “World Literature” in colonial history, and develops new, decolonizing critical methodologies for a worlded literary studies. Papers welcome on any author, genre, period, field, region, tradition, etc.  Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Karim Mattar (karim.mattar@colorado.edu) and Ahmed Idrissi Alami (aidrissi@purdue.edu).

MLA 2020 - Poetics and Politics of Defeat: Reconfiguring the Human after the Arab Spring

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:55am
Ala A. Alryyes (Queens College, CUNY); Rasha Chatta (EUME-Berlin)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

This MLA 2020 panel reconsiders representations of the human / inhuman / posthuman in relation to the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Papers welcome on Arab literary and cultural responses to defeat.  Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Ala A. Alryyes (alryyes@alum.mit.edu) and Rasha Chatta (rc49@soas.ac.uk).

7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:18am
Quinnipiac University Writing and Critical Thinking (QUWACT)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19, 2019) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Proposals addressing any topic in critical thinking and/or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are welcome.  To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: https://www.quctl.com/conference-call

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:59am
Tim Carens / victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.

 

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

 

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

 

Culture Mapping 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:38am
NewYorkScapes at New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Proposals for the 2019 Culture Mapping Symposium are due March 1!

“Not Just Amongst the Gothic: Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:38am
Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Permanent Session/Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago, IL November 14-17, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Doubles, duality, and doppelgangers are concepts found and addressed throughout Children’s and Young Adult Literature. While twins, such as those found in the Sweet Valley Highor The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelseries, may overtly speak to doubling, other considerations, such as the “double-voiced discourse” of young adult literature Mike Cadden explores in “The Irony of Narration in Young Adult Literature,” also speaks to the wide treatment doubles and doubling have received by scholars, critics, and authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Children’s and Young Adult Literature are of wide interest to audiences of children, young adults, and adults alike.

Irish Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:54am
Courtney Simpkins/South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

“Pathways: Past, Present and Future” is this year's conference theme. Papers concerning Irish Literature's connection with the theme are encouraged, but not required! 

 

English IV: 19th Century British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:54am
Courtney Simpkins/South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme  takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.

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