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NeMLA 2020: Now What? The Comparative Literature Degree and the Job Market

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice for Comparative Literature PhDs on the job market. Topics we hope to discuss include:

 

 

 

· Applying for jobs in unitary disciplines such as an English or Language department

 

NeMLA 2020: Completing Your Application Dossier: Advice on Writing Teaching, Diversity, and Research Statements

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate. Ironically, the decrease in job opportunities has prompted an increase in the number of materials required by each application. While NeMLA’s Job Clinic currently offers one-on-one mentoring for Cover Letters, CVs, and Mock Interviews—all of which are a standard part of the application for any academic job—we do not currently offer any guidance on other types of application materials. While most advice on the job market focuses on Cover Letters and CVs, these additional documents are a critical part of your application.

NeMLA 2020: The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The English word “school” derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure.” It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of Classical theatre were directed to learn from the plays that they watched. Subsequent Greco-Roman literary works frequently emphasized the educational progress of their characters.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:45am
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the SUU Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

4th Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:36am
University of Gdansk, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, University of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CFP:

   In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.

Vonnegut, Narrative, and (Re)Shaping American Identities (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:19am
Tom Hertweck / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session will be part of the March 5-8, 2020 NeMLA convention in Boston, MA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.

All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA submission portalhttps://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18217. Submission deadline is September 30, 2020.

Please contact Tom Hertwerk (tomhertweck@gmail.com), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Call for Proposals

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:29am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Reading in Theory

 

International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:05pm
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University (Spain).

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

 

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Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session) https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18071

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session) Roundtable https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18025