In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.
The Laboratory of Values, Society and Development (LVSD)
The 1st International Conference on
Multilingualism and Multilingual Education
9 - 10 May, 2018
Call for papers
The laboratory of Values, Society and Development (LVSD) (research groups: Language and Culture; Language Contact and Language Policy) organizes its First International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education on May, 9-10, 2018, at the Center of Letters and Human Sciences, Ait Melloul University Campus (Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco).
Opaline publishes an annual special issue featuring short fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and visual art by the LGBTQ/Allies community, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and other minority groups. Opaline is a program of Arttitude, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting change and acceptance through visibility for the LGBT and minority communities using art and creative writing to shine light on the narratives of those marginalized in American culture.
If you are interested in submitting work for publication, please see the below guidelines and current theme
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
February 24, 2018
Theme: Negotiating Tragedy
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Karen Kelsky, “The Professor is In”
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE ALIEN AND UNDERWORLD FILMS
The portrayal of women warriors in literature and popular culture is a subject of study in history, literary studies, film studies, folklore, and mythology. In 2011, Rebecca Stringer noted the archetypal figure of the woman warrior is an example of a normal thing that happens in some cultures, while also being a counter stereotype, opporing the normal construction of war, violence and agression as masculine. This convention-defying position makes the female warrior (or, shero, heroine, hero) a prominent topic of investigation for discourses surrounding female power and gender roles in society.
In the late 1970s, academics came to use the term New Religious Movement (NRM) to replace “cult” in light of the pejorative connotation in daily English. At the time, NRM referred to small religious groups whose membership was predominately in the first generation. The leaders’ authority derived from charisma and they promised exclusive means to access the ultimate source of the cosmos that they alone possessed. They held beliefs and practices that differed from the traditional ones in the surrounding religious environment, such as innovative interpretations of ancient scripture or rituals and an independent organization. They lack recognized legitimacy in the eyes of the religious establishment.
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.
*Graduate Student Paper Award*
Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2018) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2018). Submit a 300-word abstract to David Greenham (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 12, 2018. Abstracts should address the 2018 CFPs posted at emersonsociety.org.
Call for Papers
Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Warwick through the Humanities Research Centre
Keynote speakers: Professor Anne Etienne (UCC) and Professor Maud Anne Bracke (University of Glasgow)
Saturday, 19th May 2018
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, when social unrest and desire to change the status quo struck the world. Our interdisciplinary conference, titled “Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later,” looks at this year and evaluates its lasting consequences, in both negative and positive senses.
Call for Papers for MELUS Special Issue:
New Directions in Irish American Literature and Culture
Guest Editor: James Byrne
Deadline for Submissions: 15 April 2018
Anticipated Publication: 2019
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University of Zadar
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Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 16th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
Call for Papers
Beyond the Scope
22nd Annual CLIFF Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Department of Comparative Literature
March 16-17, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cristina Rivera Garza
Submission Deadline: December 4, 2017
“Early Modern English Literature”
Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.
Editors of the number: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University, Canadá) eand Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá (UFMG)
Submition dealine: April 30th 2018.
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, March 23-25, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.