Following up on the successful 2019 panel, the Digital Americanists seek proposals (c. 250 words) for a panel at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference (San Diego, May 21–24, 2020).
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association Symposium
February 20-22, 2020Klimpton Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
American Literature Association (ALA) Panel Topic Proposal: Alternative Realities
This panel aims to explore alternative realities or perspectives that can be applied to and appear in American literature. Through this exploration, it is possible to discover new avenues of discussion and interpretation of popular and/or canonical texts, which in turn allows for deeper cultural and social understanding. Examining work that literally and figurative create alternative realities illuminates social anxieties, era-tied socio-cultural psyches, and continuing cultural patterns of oppression.
This panel is open to any American text, whether it is literature, graphic fiction, TV, video games and so on.
Call for Papers: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference
April 15–18, 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2020 annual conference. Papers addressing any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and other areas of Oceania are welcome. Papers on Aboriginal, Maori, or other indigenous topics are especially welcome, as we will be making connections to the local indigenous peoples. Proposals from current students are encouraged. Presentations are 20 minutes long; however, alternate presentation formats can be submitted.
CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”
2020 Graduate Student Conference
Center for Early Cultures
University of California, Irvine
Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019
Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.
Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek
Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)
Call for Papers:
Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen, particularly in relation to his legendary album The River. To submit an abstract, please go to https://www.monmouth.edu/brucesymposium/ and click on the abstract link. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.
The conference will be held from October 2-4, 2020, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry.
Disability has functioned historically to justify inequality for disabled people themselves, but it has also done so for women and [other] minority groups. That is, not only has it been considered justifiable to treat disabled people unequally, but the concept of disability has been used to justify discrimination against other groups by attributing disability to them.
- Douglas C. Baynton, Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History
The circulation, commodification, and repression of discourses on genders and sexualities within and among Asian countries has been a constant feature of regimes of modernization, from colonial through neocolonial and postcolonial periods. Aptly enough, it is mainly through the modern vehicle of cinema where these discourses play out. Kritika Kultura will be initiating a forum on the filmic representations of issues on genders and sexualities in the Southeast Asian region, in line with its commitment to the pursuit and development of cultural and media studies, slated for the journal’s February 2021 issue.
** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2020 **
Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies
The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
Date: May 1, 2020
Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island