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Double Talk: Dialect, Multilingualism, and Coded Language in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Andy Harper / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.

Embodying Fantastika

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Embodying Fantastika

An Interdisciplinary Conference

8 - 10 August 2019

Lancaster University, UK

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sherryl Vint (UC Riverside, USA)

Sara Wasson (Lancaster, UK)

ABSTRACT DEADLINE

1 May 2019

 

‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term that embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The sixth annual Fantastika conference will aim to define, challenge and debate

SUNY Council on Writing Conference: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:26pm
Dashielle Horn / SUNY Purchase College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.

Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.

Reminder | CFP 31st International Conference of SELIM

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:25pm
SELIM Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SELIM 31 | University of Valladolid, 19-21 September 2019


CALL FOR PAPERS

The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, and the local Organising Committee, cordially invite members of the Society and all scholars interested in the field to send their contributions for its 31st International Conference, which will be held at the University of Valladolid, Spain, on 19-21 September 2019.

The organisers welcome individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of

MMLA: English Literature After 1900

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.

Heroes, Villains, and Victims: Hagiography, Demonization, and Narrative's Role in Assessing Who Matters

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Literature and history are rife with figures who are difficult to assess. For example, the television show Dexter was premised on the question of whether or not a murderer who only kills other murderers is a villain or a dark hero. Likewise, both historians and authors have attempted to determine whether John Brown was a hero, a terrorist, a victim, or a madman? Similarly, depending on the perspective from which he is analyzed, Che Guevara was a heroic revolutionary, a violent executioner, or, perhaps, a bit of both? Was Bertha Mason the madwoman in the attic as Charlotte Bronte would have us believe or a victim of the forces of both colonialization and patriarchy as Jean Rhys describes?

Literature and the Moving Image

updated: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:15pm
Macquarie University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

LITERATURE AND THE MOVING IMAGE

11-13 July 2019

The Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Literature

and Camera-Stylo III (The Sydney Literature and Cinema Network)

Hosted by: MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (SYDNEY)

Other Mothers: Non-Traditional Mothering in the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:01am
Kristen A. Hoffman / St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: With such a wonderful response to this call, I've decided to extend the deadline by one month, because there are so many women who have important stories to tell.

Bodies in Motion (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:53pm
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts and panel proposals for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Seeta Chaganti (UC Davis). Prospective papers will be considered by those working in subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below.

Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789-1914

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:53am
Nely Keinänen (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Per Sivefors (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Extended Deadline: Anthology project, ‘Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789 - 1916’

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:34am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

*Submissions Deadline extended to 22nd April*Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers

 

  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University) & Judith Tucker (University of Leeds)

 

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

Queer Studies Sessions

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:21am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

This year's RMMLA conference will be held in El Paso, Oct 10-12. Please submit proposals for panels, individual papers, or performances that take up any aspect of the field of queer studies. We welcome traditional papers as well as sessions or individual presentations that do not conform to standard formats.

Please submit a 300-word description for individual presentations/performances or a 500-word description for a panel or session along with a 100-word bio.

Submission deadline is May 1, 2019.

Conference site: https://www.rmmla.org/general-information

 

Migrations: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:16am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

International migrations are an intricate part of a more interconnected world in terms of trade, communications and cultural exchanges. There is no question that migrations help improve people’s lives in both sending and receiving states, offering new opportunities for millions of people worldwide to better their lives. However, the causes, scope and complexities of international migrations in the XXI Century are also impacting the lives of millions of people worldwide in ways that many states and communities were ill prepared to deal with.

The 2nd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 6:07am
Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network/Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019

The 2nd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

Call for Papers

Royal Holloway, University of London

11 Bedford Square, Room 1-01, May 30th, 2019.

Keynote speaker: Dr Gavan Lennon, Canterbury Christ Church University

(Author of Living Jim Crow: The Segregated Town in Mid-Twentieth Century Southern Fiction [Forthcoming])  

Forming the Future

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 5:24am
David Sergeant / University of Plymouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Forming the Future

 

Confirmed keynotes: Amy J. Elias (Tennessee, Knoxville); Daniel Innerarity (Ikerbasque); Sandra Kemp (Lancaster/Imperial); Liane Saunders (Foreign and Commonwealth Office); Iain Stewart (Plymouth)

 

University of Plymouth, UK; Sept. 2nd(p.m.) and 3rd, 2019.

 

Queer Celebrity Conference - programme & registration now live!

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:30am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Queer Celebrity Conference

University of Portsmouth

6th-7th June 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Richard Dyer (King’s College, London)

Professor Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)

Dr Michèle Mendelssohn (University of Oxford)

 

The draft programme and link for registration are now live at: https://queercelebrity.wordpress.com/

 

Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 6:40am
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

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 June issue.

UPDATED Call for Papers: Journal Articles

updated: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 6:38am
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.

Literacy Transactions: People, Practices, and Texts

updated: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:38am
MLA Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Literacy Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

 

The MLA RCWS Literacy Studies Forum invites proposals for MLA 2020 presentations on literacies and literacy practices, situated in a wide range of political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, cultural, and technological contexts. Specifically, at MLA 2020 we are interested in exploring how literacies are exchanged between people and contexts. How do people, their literacy practices, and texts change as a result of this transaction? We welcome papers that speak to literacy, exchange, and change. Submit 250-350 word abstracts by 15 April 2019 to Alanna Frost (frosta@uah.edu) and Peggy Otto (peggy.otto@wku.edu ).

 

 

The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:04pm
Faculté des Langues Etrangeres/Université Abd el Hamid Ibn Badis/Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference on

“The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria

18-19 November, 2019

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:20am
Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a conference titled, "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance," to take place on October 10-12, 2019 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  

Russian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:29pm
South Central Modern Languages Assocaition
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

 This is an invitation to present your research at this year’s South Central Modern Languages Association conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. The conference will take place October 24-26, 2019.

 

We are soliciting papers for the following panels

RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Chair: Alexandra Kostina, Rhoads College. kostina@rhodes.edu

Secretary: Jill Martiniuk, University of South Florida. Jmmartiniuk@usf.edu

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:08pm
Dr. Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS for Edited Volume with ISBN.

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

CFP: Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:05pm
Prof. Anna Maria Guasch / Art, Globalization, Interculturality / Universitat de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

 

24 – 25 October, 2019. Barcelona

 

Venues:

Aula Magna, Faculty of Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona (Montalegre 6); MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Plaça dels Àngels 1).

 

Direction: Anna Maria Guasch (UB)

Co-direction: Nasheli Jiménez del Val (AGI)

 

Racism and Writing

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:04pm
Craig A. Meyer, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

 

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