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Technoculture Volume 10 (2020)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Technoculture: an online journal of technology in society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 3, 2020

For our tenth year anniversary issue, Technoculture is seeking critical essays and creative works from a broad range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology, and especially on the future of the study of technology and culture.

Essays and creative works we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This call is ongoing and open topic, and we encourage a broad definition of technology. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

Postcolonial Optimism (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Jeremy De Chavez and Katherine Hallemeier
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Optimism is not readily associated with the postcolonial. Indeed, postcolonial writing has been described as melancholic and postoptimistic, a repository of the injurious legacies of empire. It is a reputation consonant with postcolonialism’s revelatory project of unmasking imperial designs in canonical texts and exposing complicity in postcolonial writing. In addition, almost by definition, the postcolonial novel expresses disillusionment with nationhood and the developmentalist logics that frame it.

MLA 2021 Toronto: Laughter & Feminist Critical Thought

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:11pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Feminist theory has always enjoyed a productive but uneasy relationship with laughter. What are the limits and potentials of laughing paradigms for the future of feminist critical thought?

 

Topics May Include (but are not limited to):

Scandalous Short Stories

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Timothy K. Nixon, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

SAMLA 92 will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 13th to the 15th. The theme of this year's conference is SCANDAL! This particular panel considers the genre of the short story juxtaposed with the conference's theme: Scandal. We welcome proposals considering short works of fiction that are scandalous, that caused a scandal, or that were inspired by scandal. By May 31st, please send a 200-word abstract, brief biography (no more than 75 words), and A/V requirements to Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, Shepherd University, at tnixon@shepherd.edu.

From Proletariat to Precariat: Representations of Class and Identity in Working-class writing from the 1930s to the present

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
The University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

We invite submissions to an interdisciplinary conference on working -class fiction, to be held at the University of Birmingham in June.

 

In a recent Guardian article Tim Lott laments the death of the English working-class novel and likewise that of the English working-class literary novelist. He qualifies his pronouncement, by remarking the delineation ‘English’ is used advisedly, for ‘the same is not true of Scotland’. Nevertheless, he may have also appended the modifiers ‘White’ and ‘Male’ before ‘English’ so as to complete the chain of associations traditionally linked to working-class writing.

Dostoevsky at 200: International Receptions (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
International Dostoevsky Society / Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Considerable research has been devoted to Fyodor Dostoevsky's incorporation of non-Russian art and texts as inspiration for his writing. Comparatively less attention, however, has been to paid to the immense influence the author's own life and works have had on literature, drama, philosophy, and art. This panel seeks to explore Dostoevsky's reception, as a man and as an author, by 20th and 21st century world writers and artists. It is co-sponsored by the International Dostoevsky Society and the Reception Study Society in celebration of the author's 200th year.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

Global Indigeneity (MLA 2021)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Ahmed Idrissi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Considers theoretical and political questions raised by the model of “trans-indigeneity” paying attention to indigenous mythologies, histories of settler colonialism, and questions of comparison, translation, resistance, language, and appropriation.  Send 300-word abstract and short bio by March 20, 2020 to Ahmed Idrissi aidrissi@prdue.edu and Neville Hoad nhoad@austin.utexas.edu

MMLA 2020: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Shannon Derby/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 11:00pm
Daniel Toomey/The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

For its American Literature Association panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered.

The deadline for proposals is now February 21, 2021.

Please send proposals to Daniel Toomey at dtoomey@landmark.edu

The American Literature Association 32nd Annual Conference will be held July 7 to July 11, 2021 at Westin Cople Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116.

VICTORIAN WOMEN NOVELISTS: NAVIGATING PLACE IN BRITISH SOCIETY

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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Calabria Turner, Georgia State University, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

British women novelists of the Victorian era often explored the accepted and shifting concepts of woman’s role at home, in the workplace, and in society as a whole. Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Oliver Schreiner, for example, discuss a woman’s right to education and the careers open to her as well as how she chooses, if she has a choice. This panel will explore these writers’ arguments for women’s equality and examine repercussions deriving from their writing. Panelists might address such questions as how authors expressed their acceptance of or discontent with women’s position in society or whether the conversation changed as the nineteenth century came to an end. Papers should not exceed 15 minutes.

Love Beyond the (Hu)man

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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Dr. Lilith Acadia & Dr. Clare Tebbutt, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 Love Beyond the (Hu)man  

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute

Dublin, Ireland | 26 June, 2020

 

Donna Haraway and her tree snails, Alice Walker and Marley,

Lotte Laserstein’s “Self-portrait with a cat,” Lazi’s crocodile…

Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous) (NEPCA Manchester, NH 10/23-24/2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Michael Torregrossa, Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.

ASLE panel at RMMLA Convention (October 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association/ Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Proposals are now being accepted for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at Lowell.Wyse@gmail.com by March 31, 2020.

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:01pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross

A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

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