The second meeting of the global inclusive interdisciplinary Evil Women: Women and Evil project will explore and examine all aspects of the conjunctions between women, the feminine and evil with a view to forming a selective publication to engender further collaboration, research and discussion. On the one hand we will scrutinise what happens when women themselves behave in ways that are considered evil – when they rob, murder, manipulate, groom, abuse, beguile, embezzle. Women are not expected to behave in aberrant or illegal ways and we will consider the structural and systemic reasons for the heightened interest, repulsion, condemnation – and even hatred – that feminine transgression generates.
The dispersion of communities of people physically displaced from their perceived ‘homeland’ to other parts of the globe has been a defining feature of the human experience. Commonly referred to as diasporas, these groups have travelled to other lands for reasons including to escape persecution, to seek a better life and to exploit economic opportunities. As a critical framework, diaspora directs our attention to the impact of relocation/dislocation on the lives and identities of affected individuals, the homelands they leave and the new places where they make their homes.
GAM.16 - CALL FOR PAPERS
University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of literature and sensory perception. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? What kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch?
International Conference: "V Medieval Europe in Motion: Materialities and Devotion (5th-15th centuries)” – Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória (Batalha, Portugal), 7-9 November 2019
Org. Instituto de Estudos Medievais (NOVA FCSH) – Mosteiro da Batalha / Direção Geral do Património Cultural – Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa (UCP).
Call for papers
Deadline: 15th May 2019
Call for Papers
Permanent Section: Italian
“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”
November 14-17, 2019
Chicago at the Hilton Chicago
The 9th International Conference
‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’
31st of May– 1st of June 2019, Dublin, Ireland
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 2nd of May 2019
Since the lesbian publishing sensation of the first of Sarah Waters’s trio of neo-Victorian novels, Tipping the Velvet (1998), nineteenth-century queerness has become an increasingly prominent trope across neo-Victorian media and criticism. On the one hand, neo-Victorian queerness functions as a means of recovering marginalised viewpoints and obscured histories, predominantly, though not exclusively, from the LGBTQI+ community. On the other hand, it serves as a strategic tool to negotiate both alliances and tensions between lesbianism and feminism, queer studies and gender theory, or gender-specific and queer-generic positionalities.
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Edited by Anthony Cordingley and Patrick Hersant
Call for Papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes:
Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille
Gary Edward Holcomb and William J. Maxwell, co-editors
University of Colorado, Boulder
The conference will focus on the dynamics of culture and its representations in the fields of Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation. It aims to emphasize cultural intersections and explore ways in which such intersections could be conceptualized, critiqued or disrupted and ultimately reconstructed. We invite contributions on the theoretical and analytical frameworks that examine cultural intersections, as well as those which explore the practical and pedagogical implications of such intersections.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Prof. (Emeritus) Alister Cumming (University of Toronto, Canada) - Language
Conrad and Power. Affiliated session; traditional format.
Conrad and Power: The panel organizers are especially interested in 15-20 minute papers on power in any aspect of Joseph Conrad’s life and works. Proposals addressing the broader elements of the conference theme or on any Conradian theme in multimedia contexts are also welcome. By May 10, please submit an abstract of 350 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Professor Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary: Dr. Reena Thomas
The Program in Global and Postcolonial Studies at Emory invites submissions for book reviews in the field of postcolonial studies. We are asking for original submissions, with a length of no more than 1500 words, that have not been previously published. People posting the review are liable for any copyright violations. Please ensure accuracy of quotes from books reviewed. Reviews should be free of unwarranted bias. We particularly welcome submissions by graduate students. For examples, and submissions see https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/postcolonialstudies/book-reviews/.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)
Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)
PAMLA Special Panel: Creating Indigestion: Resisting the Carnival Consumption of the Other
Seeking paper proposals for the PAMLA Conference, to be held in San Diego, California at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, on November 14-17, 2019.
Applicants must make an account with PAMLA pamla.ballastacademic.com and submit their proposal by June 10th.
Call for Submissions
Irish Migration Studies in Latin America
2020 Special Issue:
HISTORY, ART & IMAGE
In this special issue of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America,the journal of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), we are seeking:
• IMAGES with entries or articles on Irish artistic figures/subjects in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean.
Call For Papers: Union for Democratic Communications- Project Censored 2019
October 31-November 3, 2019
California State University, East Bay
Mass Communication and Transnational Empire: 50 years of (transformations since) Herbert Schiller
I have been approached by Routledge Press to edit a Handbook on Vegan Studies for the press’s Environment and Sustainability division. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with each chapter being roughly 6000 words. They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject.
I am seeking proposals for chapters for the handbook that reflect knowledge of the field and that build on extant work in the discipline. Such proposals might include but are not limited to
Vegan Studies . . .
Relationship to animal studies
And critical race studies
Call for Papers: The Spatial Dynamics of Children’s Series Literature
CFP for collection under contract:
Examining Images of Urban Life: A Resource for Teachers of Young Adult Literature
The Henry James Society seeks proposals on the MMLA conference theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgänger” as it relates to the life and/or works of Henry James.
The conference will be held in Chicago on November 14-17, 2019.
Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:
CALL FOR PAPERS 2019
LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
El Paso, TX
Call for proposals for an edited collection: Localizing Transnational American Studies
Deadline for proposal submissions: May 8, 2019
Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth CenturyUniversity of Lincoln, 23rd July 2019 Organisers: Dr Alice Crossley, Dr Amy Culley, and Dr Rebecca Styler Plenary Speaker: Prof. Devoney Looser, Arizona State University'Ageing in Public: Women Authors in the Nineteenth Century’
This conference responds to the burgeoning critical interest of humanities scholars in age, ageing, and stages of life from childhood to old age in the nineteenth century.
The figure of the child and the imaginative investment in the idea of childhood are the focus of seminal studies of ageing in this period.
Across Europe, the critical engagement with the history of colonialism and its significant ongoing legacies has gained purchase – not least because of the critique, pressure, and demands of postcolonial intellectuals from, or with ties to, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. Matters of postcolonial justice, such as reparations to former European colonies, the restitution of human remains and cultural artefacts, and calls for the removal of national symbols and monuments that reproduce racist ideology have gained increased public attention in recent years.
"Elizabeth von Arnim — Identities"
International Conference, University of Toulon, 2-3 July 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr Kate Macdonald, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire and Director of Handheld Press
We readily describe the job of university professors as having three components: research, teaching, and service. These same three components manifest themselves in the work of community college faculty. Nevertheless, full-time community college faculty typically have at least double the teaching load of their peers at the university. This much greater emphasis on teaching together with much diminished requirements (and support) for research means the work of a full-time community college instructor has a distinct balance of efforts and outcomes.
Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).
Final Call for Abstracts
Aigne, 2019/2020 Issue
Theme: “Crisis: Predicament and Potential”
Deadline April 19th, 2019
This permanent section of the Midwestern Modern Languages Association organized by the Marxist Literary Group seeks to examine the economics, politics, and aesthetics of remakes, reboots, and readaptations in film, television, and literature. In 2019 alone, there are over twenty films being released that are remakes, reboots, or readaptations. These films range from Disney’s live-action remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King to the second chapter of the readaptation of Stephen King’s IT and a reboot of the Child’s Play franchise. Why are these types of films so popular? More specifically, why is there an increasing market for such films and television shows?