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Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:21pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco 

The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.

I. “Hold[ing] Fast to Dreams”: Tracing the Literary Legacy of Langston Hughes

Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:21pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, SSAWW
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

CFP: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Panels at the American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) is pleased to invite proposals for the following panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Each panel examines a different interpretation or representation of labor from early American literature to the literature of the twenty-first century.

ImageTech: Comics ​​and ​​Materiality

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:54am
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 15TH, 2018

 

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED, CFP: Postcolonial Economies: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (edited collection)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:18pm
Maureen Fadem (CUNY) and Michael O'Sullivan (Chinese U HK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[1] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
French PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.  

Gravity Assist: Speculative Change in Literature, Film and Art

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:09pm
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Gravity assist is a slingshot move, when one object uses the gravity of another to propel itself out of orbit. This concept from space travel, first used with the Mariner 10 probe in 1974, functions as a metaphor for escaping the constraints of the present to create change for the future. The conference, to be held by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia, September 14-15, 2018, aims to examine strategies for challenging the limitations of the present in order to escape from them. Much contemporary thought is unfortunately, but understandably, focused on dystopia.

BAHS Annual Conference (Leeds, 24-26 July 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:52am
British Association for Holocaust Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The fifth annual British Association for Holocaust Studies Conference invites scholars, educators and practitioners to submit papers on any aspect of Holocaust studies. Papers should relate to any current debates or developments in the field, and submissions are welcome from across disciplines. The BAHS conference is an opportunity for scholars and educators to engage in dialogue, and to acknowledge their shared project of promoting understanding of the Holocaust. As such we are interested in submissions of papers or workshops from practitioners involved in any aspect of Holocaust education or representation. Submissions from PhD students and early career scholars are especially welcome.

12th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:52am
Department of Geography, Indiana University Bloomington.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for papers:

Landscape Studies is multidisciplinary, with a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) Conference is in its 12th year of bringing together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds and from different stages of their careers. At this conference, all scholars interested in the widely varied interpretations and analyses of landscape are invited to join in the exchange of ideas and consideration of novel intellectual perspectives, to join in the effort of building a more integrative framework for the field.

We are open to many interpretations of Landscape, Space, and Place. Some previous papers and sessions have dealt with the following approaches:

FERNS: A New Student Journal in Environmental Stewardship

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:52am
FERNS Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

FERNS is an intercollegiate academic journal that focuses on the intersection between human action and environmental impact. It will emphasize the conversation necessary between scientists, politicians, ethicists, and theologians, welcoming work in fields that intersect around environmental stewardship. FERNS showcases the intellectual, academic, and creative research from emerging scholars at graduate and undergraduate levels. Students will have the ability to promote their work in a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in addition to developing research ideas in the professional arena.

"Visions of Faith in Marilynne Robinson" ALA 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
Marilynne Robinson Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This panel seeks to examine the writings of Marilynne Robinson, one of the most important contemporary American writers.  Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and contemporary culture.  This panel considers the ways in which Robinson’s religious vision informs her writing.  How has Robinson contributed to discussions of faith in our contemporary moment, both through her fiction and essays?  How is her investigation of this topic especially relevant to the growing field of post-secular studies?  How is her Pulitzer novel, Gilead, a meditation on race and religion in American culture?

Maxine Hong Kingston Society ALA San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
The Maxine Hong Kingston Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The MHK Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Kingston’s life and work. The topic is open. Especially welcome are papers exploring Kingston’s work across genres. How are her thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, poetry, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination? What is the importance of space and place in her work--San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Honolulu, New York, the Sierra Mountains? Please email abstracts of 2-300 words to John Whalen-Bridge at jwb@nus.edu.sg no later than January 13, 2018.

BEAT STUDIES ASSOCIATION @ AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION (SF, May 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

THE BEAT STUDIES ASSOCIATION AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

 

The Beat Studies Association is seeking abstracts for two panels at the American Literature Association

Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.  We are open at this point to proposals on any

topics related to Beat authors, poetics, aesthetics, culture, or geography.  Some possibilities include:

--underrepresented Beat writers

--the "graying" of the Beats

--the place of Beat Studies in academia

--the Beats in San Francisco

Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Science Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
D. A. Vakoch / METI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@meti.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:

Reminder:“The City Plays Itself: cinema and the city”

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The City Plays Itself: cinema and the city”

Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Vol. 5 Issue 2 (June, 2018)

José Duarte, School of Arts and Humanities – Universidade de Lisboa/ULICES/FCT & Luís Urbano, School of Architecture – Porto University/CEAU

 

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