The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Fandom has changed considerably over the past five decades, from the earliest science fiction conventions in the 1930s to the letter-writing campaigns that helped save Star Trek in the 1960s to the long queues of people waiting eagerly to meet their favorite genre actors in the 21st century. Fandom has exploded from the small groups meeting to talk about their favorite books or films to the worldwide phenomena of mixed genre gatherings that combine science fiction, fantasy, comic books, horror, anime, and video games. Some fans have attended the same conventions for thirty years, while others are newbies to convention culture.
The National Network for Educational Renewal Journal
Editors: Rhonda Jeffries, Toby Jenkins & Lemuel Watson
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts are currently being sought for review and potential publication in the 2018 edition The National Network for Educaional Renewal (NNER) Journal. This national peer-reviewed journal is published annually in an online format with a limited number of hard copies distributed.
The purpose of the journal is to foster inquiry related to the Agenda for Education in a Democracy (AED) and support the mission of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) which is to:
V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 11-14, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
The topic is open. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy & Nicholas Brush (email@example.com) by March 31, 2018.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/
University of Béchar - Algeria
Second International Conference on the Algerian Novel between Tradition and Modernity
Call for Papers
Béchar: 24 -25 - 26 April 2018
“Algerian Women's Post-Independence Writings: Tradition or Modernity?”
This session welcomes submissions on activism in Pre-1900 American Literature. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 1, 2018, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Joshua Boyd, Trevecca Nazarene University, at JTBoyd@trevecca.edu.
MARIA EDGEWORTH 250
6-8 December 2018, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Call for Papers
Miss Edgeworth is at Abbotsford, and has been for some time; a little, dark, bearded, sharp, withered, active, laughing, talking, impudent, fearless, outspoken, honest, Whiggish, unchristian, good-tempered, kindly, ultra-Irish body. I like her one day, and damn her to perdition the next. She is a very queer character; particulars some other time.
John Gibson Lockhart, quoted in Christopher North: A Memoir of John Wilson.
Contributions are invited for a special edition of Film International devoted to the ‘mondo’ shock documentary film. The mondo genre was created in the 1960s by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara with their first feature Mondo Cane (Italy, 1962). The genre quickly became an international sensation, hated by most critics but admired by large audiences and the likes of John Waters, Sergio Leone, Boyd Rice and J.G. Ballard.
Contributions can explore any aspect of the mondo film including the pre-history of the genre and its legacy.
The Midwest Modern Language Association will hold its annual conference in gorgeous Kansas City, Missouri, 15-18 November 2018. The conference's theme is "Consuming Cultures."
This year’s permenent MMLA session on creative prose considers how ideas, objects, experiences and cultures are consumed in the act of writing creatively. Specifically, how do creative writers use the ideas around them to produce their creative work? What type of research do they pursue and how do its results filter through the finished product? This session is interested in the ways in which creative writers use the material they find in order to make something new – a product that is in turn itself intended to be consumed.
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites articles for submission to its Fall, 2018 issue on the theme of “Art and Activism.”
CFP ILLI 23 (Fall 2018) : “Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media” - Editors : Elke D’hoker and Bart Van den Bossche
Edited Volume: The Modern Short Story and the Magazines: 1880-1950 – eds Elke D’hoker and Chris Mourant
This essay collection aims to bring together and represent the growing body of research into the close ties between the modern short story and magazine culture in the period 1880-1950 in Britain and Ireland.
Call for papers
Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction
Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December 2018
Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium