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.
An Interdisciplinary Conference
8 - 10 August 2019
Lancaster University, UK
Sherryl Vint (UC Riverside, USA)
Sara Wasson (Lancaster, UK)
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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)
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.
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.
Extended Deadline: Anthology project, ‘Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789 - 1916’
*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)
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
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
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
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
University of Portsmouth
6th-7th June 2019
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/
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.
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.
“Struggle for Recognition: identity-formation and subjectivation” International Conference 6-7 June 2019/Brest, France
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Peggy Otto (email@example.com ).
International Conference on
“The Black Arts Movement in the United States and Algeria
18-19 November, 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.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:00am to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
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
Chair: Alexandra Kostina, Rhoads College. firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jill Martiniuk, University of South Florida. Jmmartiniuk@usf.edu
CALL FOR PAPERS for Edited Volume with ISBN.
Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination
24 – 25 October, 2019. Barcelona
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)