The Fredericks * Follett * Roethke Graduate Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan awards funded residential fellowships each year to support original research or creative work on Marshall Fredericks, Ken Follett, or Theodore Roethke using one of SVSU's three principal archival collections in the humanities. Advanced graduate students in doctoral or MFA programs, or recent graduate degree recipients in art, popular culture, literature or other relevant disciplines in the humanities, are invited to submit proposals for a multi-visit research residency with the goal of public presentation of the findings through a conference paper, published article in a scholarly journal, or other appropriate outlet. Creati
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Out of the Classroom and into the Wild: Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene
We boast of our system of education, but why stop at schoolmasters and schoolhouses? We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect the scenery in which it is placed is absurd. If we do not look out we shall find our schoolhouse standing in a cow-yard at last. ---Henry David Thoreau, “Huckleberries”
美 国 研 究 中 心
Center for American Studies
The Third International Conference on the Humanistic Foundation
and Cross-cultural Understanding of Sino-American Relations
Call for Proposals
June 5th to 7th, 2020 Emeishan City, Sichuan, China P. R.
Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2020
The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.
CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.
Core Futures Conference 2020: Race in Core
Hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
Friday-Saturday, March 13-14
Cesare Pavese left an unforgettable mark on Twentieth century Italian culture. His multifaceted intellectual personality took many shapes. He was a poet, a translator, a member of the Einaudi publishing house, a novelist: in short, he was a complete intellectual. His literary production was characterized by an extraordinary open-mindedness: he was the first to translate into Italian the American authors who influenced him; with "Dialoghi con Leucò" he reinterpreted classical mythology; he was interested in cinema. Seventy years after his death, what methodologies can we employ to study his work? How can we interpret his open-mindedness, based on the cultural context of the first half of the Twentieth century and looking at the present time?
Date of Conference: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manu Karuka
Location: Binghamton, New York
Call for Papers
12th Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
April 10-11, 2020
Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina
I'll be submitting a proposal for a panel on *Medieval Neurodiversity* to the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists conference, to be held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Discussions could tie in to medieval disability studies in a number of ways, including:
- medieval mental states/mental health, queer minds, nonbinary minds, anxious minds
- depictions of radical introversion (e.g., Diogenes)
- mental complexity in Middle English (e.g., Hoccleve)
- medieval social anxiety (e.g., Merlin and social exile in Monmouth, de Boron, et al.)
The 9th annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture will take place on February 21, 2020, and we plan to explore how we access sexuality and information about sex. Given the many barriers to access, from geography to ability to class and race, who is allowed to explore or express their sexuality and who is limited? And how do we break down these barriers?
In 2020, the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature celebrates its 50th year, and as its president-elect, I am organizing a panel sequence on all aspects of contemporary Midwestern literature. These papers will be presented at the annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL, on May 14-16, 2020.
Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?
While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.
We are soliciting proposals for papers to fill out a panel tentatively titled “Cultural histories of Children’s Bodies” for the 18th annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association which will convene in Chicago on May 28-30th, 2020. If interested, please email an abstract to email@example.com by Dec 5th.
Additional information about the conference can be found here: https://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/conference-960395.html
Poetics before Modernity
invites papers on
'Poetics among the Disciplines'
to be proposed for
Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020
From Ragnarok to Revelation, from the utopian proposals of Plato’s Republic to the dystopian vision of Huxley’s Brave New World, a prominent concern of human language and literature has always been to describe possible futures. Some of these visions of the future are cataclysmic, looking forward to a time when Heaven—or Mother Earth—will wipe the slate clean; others propose a more optimistic vision of progress. Recent films such as Interstellar or Tomorrowland have taken a middle way, suggesting that although humanity has recently fallen short of its promise, there still remains hope that we will be able to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.