The World Literature area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.
Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.
Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).
Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at email@example.com by March 23, 2020.
"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed
This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:
"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels"
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 7-10, 2021
The conference will bring together scholars and intellectuals from the African diaspora, and/or those engaged in African diaspora research and engagement. It will offer perspectives on old and new diaspora from various theoretical, conceptual and disciplinary perspectives. The aim is to generate new knowledge that can inform not only scholarship but also work in the policy/government, civil society and business spheres.
The conference is calibrated as an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary congregation. Multiple viewpoints from which old and new diaspora can be explained and comprehended will be presented.
SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE
October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD
The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.
I. Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle
Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre
La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine
Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021
Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
Call for Papers
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?
Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)
7-10 January, 2021
Breaking Textual Boundaries: Collaborative Writing and Multiple Authorship
MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”
Guaranteed Session Sponsored by the MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum
January 7-10, 2021
Panel Chair: Brigitte Fielder
Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2020
The 2021 General Call for Papers
(LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum)
(MLA Annual Convention Jan 7-10, 2021, Toronto) The following is a summary of call for papers from three panel sessions. The deadline of abstract submission is March 15, 2020. Abstract submission details are at the end of each panel description.
1. Panel Title: Animal Perversions
This session will examine the eroticization (or non-eroticization) of particular animals within the pre-14th century Chinese cultural sphere, with specific attention to questions of sexuality, fetish, ethics, and species identity.
Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Practice
Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 2
MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10
Digital tools have become increasingly more important in the linguistic study of literature; for instance, they allow us to streamline much of our work. In what ways have digital methods made your work easier or more efficient? Do some tools lend themselves better to particular problems? What best practices have scholars found as they manage programs and data?
How can we make doctoral candidacy/comprehensive/qualifying exams kinder for students? SoTL-based papers on doctoral exam processes that are compassionate, innovative, learner-centred, non-traditional, and aligned with learning outcomes. 250-word abstract, short bio.