“Avant-Garde @ Zero Hour:
Destruction and New Meaning”
“Avant-Garde @ Zero Hour:
The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.
New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)
We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”
Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday, January 26, 2020.
JAMES HOGG AT 250: CALL FOR PAPERS
An International Conference marking the semiquincentennial of James Hogg. University of Stirling, Scotland, 1-3 July 2020. Call for PapersPaper and panel proposals on any aspect of James Hogg's life and work are now invited. AbstractsAbstracts of no more than 250 words, of papers lasting no longer than 20 minutes, should reach the address below by 31 January 2020. Panel proposals are also welcome: please enquire prior to submission. Abstracts may be e-mailed to email@example.com
Issue Eight: Invisibility (escaping notice)Call for Papers / Works
Silence, unseen, unspeakable, inapreciable, faint, concealed, unheard, impalpable. These are terms that fall within the semantic realm of invisibility. How do we begin to speak about, create alongside, sit with, and/or reflect on what cannot -by definition- be reified?
Invisibility offers the opportunity to retrospectively observe and chronicle what goes (un)intentionally ignored. On the other hand, to acknowledge invisibility is to deterritorialize our sight, to be open to experience what is around us without hierarchizing the senses. Verónica Gerber Bicecci (2010) writes,
MAST: Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory
CFP Issue 2: Media, Materiality and Emergency
deadline: 30th June 2020
Guest editor: Dr. Timothy Barker (University of Glasgow)
In what ways do questions of materiality matter in a time of crisis? What does it mean to explore the matter of things at a time when we are threatened with the annihilation of that matter, its disappearance, or its disintegration? The second issue of MAST journal seeks to answer and further explore these questions through essays from arts practitioners and theorists.
This session (of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association [SAMLA] annual conference to be held in Jacksonville FL Nov. 13-15, 2020) welcomes submissions that view either Sarah Scott’s 1762 Millenium Hall or Frances Burney’s 1796 Camilla (or both novels) through a disability studies lens. Abstracts addressing the SAMLA conference theme (Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts) are especially welcome. By June 10th, please submit an abstract of 200 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers: Journal Special Issue
The Torn Object: Experimentation in Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Art and Film
Angles – New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
Dr Andrew Hodgson, Université Paris Est
Queries and Proposals: email@example.com
Proposal Deadline: 31st January 2020
Final Article Submission Deadline: 1st July 2020
The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA.
‘In Crisis: Art in Eras of Emergency, 1750–Present’
April 18, 2020
University of Cambridge, Faculty of English
Call for Papers
THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY
A Conference at the University of Tulsa
April 16-18, 2020
Many institutions of higher learning are currently considering plans for a significant restructure of academic programs which raises key questions regarding the essential purpose of the American University.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad, a former captive of ISIS is an essential reminder of the sacrifices women make during a war which often go unnoticed or unacknowledged as heroic. In countless areas of the Global South, the female body has endured physical and psychological violation. Rape is an effective strategy of war and ethnic cleansing, and the violated community finds it difficult to speak about their fate during the time of war and of peace as well. In most cases, the raped body goes silent, feeling ashamed and fearing retributions from all spheres of life.
We are pleased to announce the 14th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of June 2020 at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.
The theme for the 2020 conference is Stages.
For years, the literature on boredom has been crowded with complaints about the scarcity of research on the subject, even though there is a large amount of papers and books on this phenomenon, since philosophers, theologians, sociologists, and writers have reflected on boredom for centuries. The area of cross-disciplinary Boredom Studies has been successfully launched and continued to steadily grow over the last two decades. Whatever domain of reality boredom researchers scrutinize, boredom emerges as a significant part of our daily lives.
After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.
The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?
Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos
Chapter proposal submission deadline: 01 June 2020
Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders and sexes.