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Bruce Springsteen's The River: An International Symposium

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:20pm
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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.

Access and Accessibility: Disability is Not a Metaphor

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:37pm
English Student Association, City University of New York Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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

 

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Genders and Sexualities in Asian Cinemas

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

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.

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:22pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

** 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

Goa Before India: Late-Colonial Goan Society and Culture (deadline extended to Dec. 9, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Goa, and the rest of the erstwhile Portuguese Estado da Índia, was the first part of the modern Portuguese empire in Asia to be decoupled from the Portuguese state (East Timor would follow in 1975 and Macao in 1999). The integration of Goa into the Indian Republic, following its annexation by the latter in 1961, has resulted in a certain opacity in terms of understanding Goa, and by extension Portuguese colonialism in Asia. This is the result of a variety of reasons. To begin with, the specific history of the Portuguese territory has been written in terms of British India.

Literature and Gender

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
ANTAE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Literature and Gender

The international journal antae is inviting full length contributions on the interspaces between literary studies and gender studies.

If gender is often scripted, then it might be best to examine how its narrative qualities can be produced, reproduced, rewritten, disrupted, or suspended. But what are these qualities, and how can one think—and write—otherwise?

PHuN Symposium 2020: Envisioning Learning and Trust

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:16pm
Posthuman Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

In an age of technological growth, globalization, and neoliberalism, the ways we build trust are being dramatically transformed. Simultaneously, funding for education has become subject to market- and data-driven directives, neglecting the needs of vulnerable communities and ecologies. How do we learn to trust and trust in learning when our communities and connections are increasingly distant, ephemeral, and mediated? How do we avoid falling to game-theoretically governed social, economic, and informatic relations? What aspects of trust are under-considered in efforts for learning and change? Where are the flows of trust in above/below-ground networks (institutions, organizations, grassroots movements, communities of practice, etc.)?

CFP-Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
Brett Robinson, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

Edited by: Brett A.B. Robinson (Brock University) and Dr. Christine Daigle (Brock University)

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East-West Cultural Passage

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Special Issue: In Memoriam – Dumitru Ciocoi-Pop

 

American, British and Canadian Studies 35

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Special Issue: Writers of the Millennium: Trends and Challenges, December 2020

 

Guest Editor: Dr Ana Raquel Fernandes (Universidade Europeia, Lisboa; CEAUL/ULICES – University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), ana.fernandes@universidadeeuropeia.pt

 

The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?

Thresholds, Borders and Boundaries

updated: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:35am
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

A threshold marks the end of one space and the beginning of another. Therefore, we may conceptualize a threshold as either a border or an entrance. Borders need not be physical or geographic: they may be ideological, linguistic, economic, psychological, or identified by another theoretical approach. For example, we may consider physical borders between countries or the boundaries between texts, identities, or communities. Boundaries may be immobile and limiting, or they may be transgressed and manipulated; for that reason, a threshold is a paradoxical space where meanings connect or collide. We may examine thresholds within textual content, or outside of the text with regard to literary response and interpretation (e.g.

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:15pm
Georgia State University Department of African American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice is the first popular culture and social justice conference to be held at Georgia State University. The conference will be held in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the use of popular culture in social justice. Specifically, this conference will examine the ways in which artists, scholars and activists have used popular culture to pursue social justice. Various forms of popular culture are used in the fight for social justice across the many realities of the human condition. This includes music, comic books, literature, film, television programs and social media branding.

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