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Legacies of Tolkien's Whiteness in Contemporary Medievalisms

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Tales after Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A roundtable session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining the continuing effects of Tolkien's depictions of race in medievalist works. ***This is a re-proposed session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***

Cultures of Collectivity in French Literature Before 1789

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 5-8)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

Pop Souths: Scandalizing the Region

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

November 13-15, 2020 | Jacksonville, FL 

CfP Update: Extended Deadline | ComFor Goes Online "Comics and Agency – Actors, Publics, Participation"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Vanessa Ossa / German Society for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

15th Annual Conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) | 8 to 10 October 2020 | Online

ComFor’s 15th annual conference aims to intensify a dialogue between the various disciplinary approaches to the medium of comics and related popular narrative images (including manga, graphic novels or cartoons) by focusing on the concept of medial, mediated, and mediating agency. Building on perspectives from actor-network theory and subsequent approaches to a possible actor-media theory, the conference aims to reconstruct the complexities of distributed agency within historical and contemporary cultures of comics.

SCMLA General Linguistics VI Permanent Section

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: BREAKING (O'CONNOR'S) RULES (SAMLA)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on topics relevant to O'Connor's interpretations of and commentary on her own work, including but not limited to: the value of deferring to O'Connor's readings of her own stories, O'Connor's religious vision, O'Connor's definitions of grotesque or gothic, or O'Connor's politics. We want to know: how much should we let O'Connor dictate the meaning of her work? Please send a 300-word abstract by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: OPEN TOPIC (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on any topic in the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. Please send 300-word abstracts by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 4:21pm
Sophie Chiari, Sophie Lemercier-Goddard PUBP - ENS Lyon/Université Clermont Auvergne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:23pm
Sophie Chiari, Sophie Lemercier-Goddard PUBP - ENS Lyon/Université Clermont Auvergne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

Methods of Knowing: Historical Research, Creative Writing, and the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
Kevin A. Morrison/Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

From Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre and Alain Corbin in Life of an Unknown to Kiera Lindsey in The Convict’s Daughter and John Glavin in After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation, and Performance, a small number of scholars have proposed new ways of reading the past and writing social and cultural history, microhistory, biography, and literary criticism. In the final chapter of Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal, the literary critic Helena Michie juxtaposes two modes of writing: a painstakingly annotated excerpt from a nineteenth-century woman’s diary and a fictional recreation of a moment in that woman’s life based on the record of events and experiences.

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