The Global English Department
Ashley Squires, New Economic School
Myles Chilton, Nihon University
We would like to invite contributions exploring an intellectual meeting ground between new feminist and queer materialisms and affect theory, environmental humanities, science studies, and many more inter- and transdisciplinary fields. New/feminist materialisms and the affective turn are emerging at a time in need for alternative visions of the world threatened by human exceptionalism, ecological terror(ism), and devastating, extinction-fostering capital flows: they pose the question of how to theorize and practice ethical and decidedly posthuman or rather nonanthropocentric feminisms in the geological era of the (late capitalist) Anthropocene.
“YOU ARE HERE”:
4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT
OMAHA, NE, USA
This year (2018) the Bronte Society, centres of Victorian Studies as well as Literature departments across the Anglophone world are commemorating the bicentenary of Emily Bronte's birth with several conferences and events. The three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, were born in Yorkshire between 1816 and 1820. They all died young, with the longest survivor, Charlotte, passing away in 1855, possibly from tuberculosis (like her sisters) or typhus. However, in their short literary life, the sisters published one volume of poetry and seven novels – many of them as the Bells – which have ensured their presence and influence in the English literary sphere to this day.
The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues.
Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.
Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.
LITERARY UNIVERSALS WORKSHOP
The University of Connecticut, Storrs
24 May 2019
Announcement and Call for Papers
Panel on Jane Smiley for
American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA
May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place
Jane Smiley: A "Great American Novelist"
CFP for Stony Brook University’s Third Annual
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference:
“Asking for a friend (of Dorothy): what to expect when you’re expecting the end of the world?”
Keynote: Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Assistant Professor, English, St. John’s University
April 5, 2019 (if we survive)
This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 check-in; 9:30 panels begin; Keynote address at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Binghamton University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St., Binghamton, NY 13902
Keynote Speaker: Joy Ladin
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (published 3 times/yr.) brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of LGBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews. Our use of the term “worldmaking” is much more deliberate in its derivation.
Beginning with the pamphlet wars during the Restoration and ending with authors serving as critics to one anothers’ writings in the Romantic period, the eighteenth century was rife was debates about how to define and identify good literature. Authors such as John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, and many others served as adjudicators of good literature by chastising others’ work in their prefaces, poetry, pamphlets, and mock epics. Theater history and book history however, tells us that some of the works of these dunces were widely popular and important in their own right—regardless of how derided they were by their peers.
Call for Papers: Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, UC Davis, June 26-30 2019
Organizer: Danielle Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org), UC Santa Cruz
I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on treatments of Donald Trump in literature, film, and television, tentatively titled Trump Fiction, under contract for publication with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.
Contributors must have a PhD.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Adaptation, like nostalgia, is inextricably linked to the past. Both must grapple with the politics, pragmatics, and poetics of bringing the past into the present; and, in so doing, adaptation and nostalgia must also wrestle with one another.
The 25th Annual (dis)junctions Graduate Student Conference
(dis)junctions is the University of California, Riverside English department’s annual graduate student conference.
Theme: “Moving Voices”
Conference Dates: April 5-6, 2019
Proposal Due Date: January 10, 2019
Location: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
Biennial Conference of
April 29-30th, 2019
Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Lucinda Cole, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Thom van Dooren, The University of Sydney, Australia
Artist in Residence:
Steve Baker, The University of Central Lancashire, UK
The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce The CUNY Games Conference 5.0, to be held on January 18, 2019, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“ILLUSTRATION AND ADAPTATION”
International conference organised by TIL and ILLUSTR4TIOUniversity of Burgundy, 10 & 11 October 2019
Keynote speakers: Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University, UK), Dave McKean (UK) and Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design, USA)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Forms of Justice: Reflections on Writing, Creativity, and Social Change
St. John’s University English Graduate Conference
Date: April 6, 2019
The Department of English at St. John’s University invites papers that consider justice across literary, writing, media, and performance studies. We welcome work from graduate students that critically engages justice in a myriad of ways, including analyses of individual or collective texts as well as theoretical and pedagogical approaches to questions of creativity and social change. Submissions may explore racial, sexual, transnational, socioeconomic, and environmental struggles and reforms. Topics may include:
The Age of Anxiety: Literary Studies in a Culture of Risk
Location: University of Ottawa
Proposals Due: December 15, 2018
Conference Dates: March 8-10, 2019
“We would rather be ruined than changed” - W.H. Auden, “The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue”
Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An International Interdisciplinary Conference
27-28 June 2019
Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France
Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history
Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2019
Call for Papers:
At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums
The Third Annual Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference is currently accepting presentation proposals. This year’s conference theme is “At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums.”
Undergraduate students are welcome to apply and registration fees are waived for all participants.