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Comparative Culture and Queer Postcolonialisms: In Dialogue with Sara Ahmed

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When did become “feminism” become a word that not only spoke to you, but spoke you, spoke of your existence, spoke you into existence? -Living a Feminist Life (Sara Ahmed, 2017)

When interviewed by Ray Filar about her book, Living a Feminist Life (2017), scholar Sara Ahmed is asked about the word “feminism.”1 She replies the following:

[ACLA seminar] New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:32pm
Usha Iyer/Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)

 

New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On

(https://www.acla.org/new-perspectives-indian-new-wave-fifty-years)

Organizers: Manishita Dass (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Usha Iyer (Stanford University)

 

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/19)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:15pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Environmental Violence

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
Elizabeth S. Leet, Franklin & Marshall College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Environmental Violence

IMC Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020)

Organizer: Elizabeth S. Leet (eleet@fandm.edu)

Much early ecocriticism focused on natural spaces as complements to human agency. For example, studies of the hortus conclusus in medieval romance emblematize this view of nature as a fecund space mastered by humans. In our time of climate crisis, however, ecocritics seek to complicate anthropocentric views of medieval environments. By studying climates and environments that reject human dominion and endanger human lives, we may examine the violence these environments enact and evaluate the models they offer for human survival and care amidst climate disaster.

Fictionality and Belief in Middle English Writing at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Mogk (Harvard University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Coleridge's famous phrase "the willing suspension of disbelief" implies that disbelief (i.e., secularity) is a pre-condition of fictionality. That argument is made explicitly in Catherine Gallagher's well-known article "The Rise of Fictionality"—but it is also often assumed in medieval studies, as fictionality is localized in secular romance and rarely considered in devotional contexts. Where do fictional writing and sincere belief meet, and how do they interact? This panel welcomes papers that investigate the relationship between fictionality and belief from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions.

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 48th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, and Marisha Parham

February 20 - 22, 2020

UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 2020 co-sponsored by Davidson College -- Fitting In, Sticking Out: Queer (In)Visibilities and the Perils of Inclusion

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:25am
UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Call for Papers and Presentations 

UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference

Co-sponsored by Davidson College

April 3-5, 2020

 

 

Fitting in & Sticking out: 

Queer (In)visibilities & the Perils of Inclusion

 

CFP Special Issue - Celebrity Studies - Keanu Reeves

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Renee Middlemost/ University of Wollongong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Special Edition of Celebrity Studies, edited by Renee Middlemost and Sarah Thomas

**Keanu Reeves**

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020 (Roundtable): Unforthcoming Texts, Unsatisfying Encounters

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Anglo-Saxon Speculative Fictions

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (please see our other CFPs for the additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Text as Image in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

Latinx Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Session Description:

This session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Latinx literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of "Send In the Clowns," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome.

Additional Session Information:

We are currently in a first come, first served submission portion. While the final deadline for submission is 08/10/2019, once there are enough paper proposals, we will close the session.

Please submit any promising work you may have and reach out with any questions.

Age | Narratives

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Age | Narratives: At the Intersection of Age Studies & Children’s and YA Literature Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Workshop Age | Narratives will take place

October 11 and 12, 2019 in Frankfurt

Department for American Studies & Department for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Research

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Organisation: Linda Hess and Anika Ullmann

 

 

Call for Papers: 

Children’s literature and young adult literature are literary genres that emanate from age as a

category of difference. Discourses of age are central with regard to the production and reception as

well as the marketing and distribution of children’s and young adult literary media. Furthermore,

conflicts of age, attributions of age, and the focus on age-specific problems form typical motifs and

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