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Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:09pm
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers

Pauline E. Hopkins Society

American Literature Association

31th Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

San Diego, CA

 

Pauline E. Hopkins and Social Justice

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society 2020 Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 6, 2020

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society

An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag

 

Annual Conference

University of Limerick

12-14 June 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Revisions: Confronting the Past, Re-imagining the future

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Theatre & Performance Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Revisions: Confronting the Past, Re-imagining the Future

TaPRA-SCUDD 2020 Postgraduate Symposium  

Wednesday 18th March, Millburn House, University of Warwick

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CEA at MLA 2021

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

As an affiliate-organization of the Modern Language Association(MLA), CEA is pleased to sponsor a session at the MLA convention in Toronto, Ontario from January 7-10, 2021. As previously announced, CEA is soliciting proposals for our annual MLA session, which includes but is not limited to the following: a presentation panel; a roundtable (which may be interactive electronic demonstrations); workshops; or special events. Additional guidelines for sessions may be found at https://www.mla.org/Convention/Planning-a-Convention-Session/Procedures-for-Organizing-Convention-Meetings

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at MLA 2021: Archival Woolf

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:55pm
Mary Wilson / International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Archival Woolf.  This panel will explore Woolf and the archive: Woolf’s own engagement with archives, the representation of archival research in her fiction and essays, and/or our understanding of her work via archived materials.  Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Mary Wilson (mwilson4_at_umassd.edu) by Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Charles Town International Maroon Conference: June 19-23, 2020

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:52pm
Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The 12th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference 

June 19-23, 2020, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

This event welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring issues surrounding "Sovereignty," including but not limited to:

Charles Town International Maroon Conference: June 19-23, 2020

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:51pm
Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The 12th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference 

June 19-23, 2020, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

This event welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring issues surrounding "Sovereignty," including but not limited to:

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal: Deadline Extended

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:51pm
Kathryn Mudgett/The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Deadline Extended to February 8, 2020. The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.

Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:51pm
French Association for American Studies annual conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music

Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont-Auvergne) and Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)

 

40th Cincinnati Conference on Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

The Cincinnati Conference on Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures is the oldest graduate students conference in the United States. It has run uninterrupted since 1980, with panels on all aspects of Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese languages and literatures. In 2019 Arabic was added to the department and to the conference. By 1983 the conference was attracting more than 200 presenters annually, currently we only accept 120 papers to make it an enjoyable and intellectually satisfying experience.

Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Katherine Anne Porter Society is pleased to announce an annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Interested applicants should submit an article-length (15-25 page) paper on any Katherine Anne Porter topic. The winner, which will be announced on December 1, 2020, will be invited to present a shortened form of the paper at the annual Katherine Anne Porter Society Session at the American Literature Association Conference and will be featured in an article of the Katherine Anne Porter Society Newsletter. The award also brings a monetary prize of $250. Please email submissions as Word attachments to Jerry Findley at jerryfindley1@gmail.com by June 30, 2020.

 

Martineau Society Conference 2020, Scarborough, England 07/19/20-07/22/20

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Martineau Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Scarborough, England.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theology and Religion

Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)

Language and Linguistics

Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Lateral
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Contribute

Lateral is the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Lateral is currently published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring. This journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or article submission charge.

Aims and Scope

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Mapping Gender”

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

International Conference on Gender Studies:“Mapping Gender”11-12 July 2020 – London, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

LFA 2020: Work & Play (New Orleans, 11/5-11/7)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WORK & PLAY

2020 Literature/Film Association Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

November 5-November 7

 

Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University

 

“Global Festival Culture” International Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“Global Festival Culture”International Conference18 July 2020 – London, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

and

Festival Culture, Research and Education Network

 

Global festival culture is a one-day inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary conference that aims to explore the creative practices, social benefits, economic development, tourism, multiculturalism, diversity, local community involvement, partnerships, religion and music entrepreneurial networks that festivals offer.

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies “Identity and Power”

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies“Identity and Power”1-2 August 2020 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Nowadays we live and breathe media, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour. News, television, social media, celebrity culture, music, and more. As the media and communication sector becomes ever more diverse and dynamic, and we are going to consume it, we also need to understand it.

Carson McCullers Annual Outstanding Conference Paper Award

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. This award recognizes the best entry for a scholarly essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference the previous year. Entrants should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a national, regional or international academic conference during the 2019 calendar year (January 1 to December 31) and that the winner is an active member of Society at the time of receipt of the award (information on membership can be found here on our website).

Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Streets

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In keeping with the Modernist Studies Association 2020 conference theme of the “streets,” the Carson McCullers Society is pleased to sponsor a roundtable discussion series about southern modernist women writers and the streets. The roundtable panel is intended to spark conversation among Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Margaret Walker, Katherine Anne Porter, Kate Chopin, Anne Spencer, Zora Neale Hurston, and Lillian Hellman scholars, among others, about the innovations and interventions of southern modernist women writers in creating street scenes and characters.

Open call for panel papers – Carson McCullers Society

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
American Literature Association (ALA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to announce an open call for papers on any topic related to the life and works of Carson McCullers for a guaranteed panel at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Papers that approach McCullers’ works from interdisciplinary, comparative, and disability or gender studies perspectives are especially sought; however, all topics will be considered. Interested parties should send a 250-300 word abstract and short bio to the Carson McCullers Society at carsonmccullerssociety@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Please list “ALA 2020 abstract” as the subject of your email.

EXTENDED: CFP, Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:46pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.

This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:08pm
Purdue University Literature, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.

W.D. Howells Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2020 (UPDATED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:50am
W.D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.

 

HOWELLS OUT WEST

Though born and raised in Ohio, William Dean Howells is often considered the prime shaper and protector of what Nancy Glazener terms the “northeastern urban bourgeoisie” because of his stewardship of the elite east coast literary magazines The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. Inspired by our transition from Boston back to the West Coast for ALA 2020, for this panel we seek presentations on Howells’s equally important relationship with the American West, broadly construed.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Washington Irving - Open Topic (ALA 2020)

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:36am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The Washington Irving Society (WIS) invites proposals for any topic related to the study of Irving's writings, historical contexts, or contemporaries for the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020. All critical approaches are welcome.  

Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 27th, 2020.

Language, Culture, Environment Journal

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:30pm
Vivienne Westbrook / KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

EDITORIAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Culture, Environment (co-edited by Dr. Vivienne Westbrook, Professor of English & Cultural Studies at KIMEP University and John Westbrook, Senior Lecturer at KIMEP University) is currently inviting submissions for the inaugural edition of this important new journal. The title of this issue will be  2020: Retrospect, Revision and Vision. https://kimep.kz/lcej/

The Urban Question

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:38pm
Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis Urban Humanities Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020

THE URBAN QUESTION
Hosted by The Urban Humanities Working Group
Center for Cultural Analysis
Rutgers University
17 April 2020

Deadline Extended! Popular Culture Association of Canada Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 2:30pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Deadline Extended!!

Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada

May 7-9, 2020

Concordia University, Montreal, QC

"Pop and Politics: State of the Field/State of the World"

After a one-year hiatus, the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada is back and looking forward—as well as up, left, right, down, and back. For our 9th annual conference, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, QC from May 7th-9th, 2020, we’re reflecting on the state of our field by inviting discussion on the relationship between popular culture and politics, broadly conceived.

Manufacturing the Past

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:47pm
European University at Saint-Petersburg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

MANUFACTURING THE PAST

 

Deadline Update! Intersections: linguistic, literary and cultural encounters in English studies, 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:01am
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, The Polish Association for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Institute of Literary Studies and Institute of Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Polish Association for the Study of English have the honour to invite all scholars working within the area of English studies to the 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English, which will take place in Lublin on 25-27 June 2020.

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