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" Victorian Fun, Amusement and Delight," For the Humanities Congress at the University of British Columbia, June 1-7th, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:07am
VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

From Edward Lear’s owl-and-pussycat elopement, the Queen’s laughable rage in Wonderland, to the visual wit found in illustrations by Phiz and the Punch artists, the Victorian era was no stranger to delight and merry-making. In one sense, the Victorian era was a bastion of prudish puritanical “no nonsense,” of earnest rationalism in its documenting positivism and nascent naturalist sciences. In another sense, this historic moment also saw the flowering of imaginative merriment through the emergence of leisure time for working and bourgeois classes, which inspired a myriad of humorous and nonsense artistic forms to proliferate.

ASAP/10 Public Humanities Writing Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:34pm
Kyle Frisina and Arthur Wang
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

With editors and writers from publications including Pelican BombLos Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Logic, Post45, and more:

This writing workshop aims to bring together the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)’s varied constituency of scholars, writers, artists, and editors to exchange feedback on writing for multidisciplinary publications.

Science and the Anthropocene, Or Alternative Futures (SLSA panel at ASLE 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:24am
Helena Feder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED! 8/25/2018

 

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will host a panel at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 26-30 2019 at the University of California Davis ( https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/ ). 

 

Papers on any of the following topics are welcome:

 

(future) science and alternative futures 

neurobiology and ecological crisis

multispecies communities in the Annthropocene: cross-cultural currents and global vectors

science and the politics of the Anthropocene

sciences of extinction and/or survival

The Book as Lyric Medium: &NOW Conference 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:20am
&NOW Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018


I am moderating this panel for the &NOW Conference; the panel has been accepted and I am looking for participants.

The Book As Lyric Medium: A Panel for the &NOW Conference, Oct 5-7, 2019

Alternate Words: Language and Identity in German Transnational Literature and Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Amanda Sheffer / The Catholic University of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: Alternate Words: Language and Identity in German Transnational Literature and Cinema (Sep 30 2018; March 21-24 2019) - Session 17365  

 

50th Anniversary Convention: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, DC

Host Institution: Georgetown University

 

Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

SPENSER AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-12, 2019
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 

 

Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 

 

Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  

 

As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 

 

CFP: CREATIVE FICTION PANELS at 2019 POP CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:18am
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Join us in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriot April 17-20, 2019

The Creative Fiction area of the National PCA/ACA Conference welcomes fiction in any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes.  We also welcome full panels of readers.  

Please send both an abstract AND attach the full piece to be presented at the submission site:  conference.pcaaca.org

DUE by Oct. 1, 2018

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

CFP - Special Issue of *Jeunesse* on Borders

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:17am
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

***Apologies for cross-posting***

 

In an attempt to think about borders at a time when they appear so intractable, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culturesinvites abstracts on all matters pertaining to borders in relation to young people’s texts and cultures for a special issue that will be published in Winter 2019.

 

NINE Spring Training Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:14am
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and CUlture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

 

 

 

 

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:13am
Angela Hooks/ St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC

 

The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.

 

A diary is a serious thing; not to be undertaken lightly or to be spoken of in anything but a whisper. If kept in the right spirit, it means a record of things both seen and unseen, all recorded in strictly conscientious fashion? It means, too, that one must crystallize one’s secret thoughts and longings and desires into written words, thereby giving speech to hitherto inarticulaye [sic] voices.

Kurt Vonnegut’s Artistic Horology: The Problem of Time in Troubled Times

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:09am
NeMLA, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut’s Artistic Horology: The Problem of Time in Troubled Times

This panel for the 2019 Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), to be held in Washington, DC, from March 21-24, 2019, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of NeMLA, will focus on Kurt Vonnegut's complex treatment of time in his work. 

What’s So Funny?: Humor in Cuban and Cuban American Literature and Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:08am
Rebecca L. Salois - Baruch College / NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

There are many ways in which humor manifests itself in Cuban and Cuban American literature and performance, and there are many reasons why. This humor, often referred to as choteo, frequently serves as more than mere comic relief and can express a criticism of a social, political, economic, and/or cultural concern both on the island and in the diaspora.

LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:22pm
MLA 2019 International Symposium,Lisbon, Portugal,23-25 July 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018

*** Deadline extension: New deadline is Saturday, 8 September 2018***

Seeking papers for a proposed session on LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF for MLA 2019 International Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-25 June 2019.

CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong".

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:10am
COREOPSIS: A JOURNAL OF MYTH & THEATRE
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

COREOPSIS: A JOURNAL OF MYTH & THEATREPeer reviewed journal of the Society for Ritual Artshttp://societyforritualarts.org/ CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong". Call for Papers for Spring 2019 - Submission Period is Open.Somehow we know that only living beings can be responsible and experience freedom. What is it about living beings, and about human beings in particular, such that this is the case? And what does that imply to the way we organize our human enterprises?

REMINDER: The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:06am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2018.

We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.

Critique and the World Outside Us

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.

Craft, Community, and Politics: Reforming the Creative Writing Workshop

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.

Call for Papers: English for Specific Purposes (For November issue, 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:02am
ENCG Chouaib Doukkali University El Jadida, Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) welcomes the submission of papers for November issue, 2018. The deadline for article submission is 20 October, 2018.The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits. The journal covers all areas of English for Specific Purposes such as the following:

Debating (Ultra)Minor/Small and World Literatures in the Age of Cold War

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:58am
Yanli HE(Sichuan University),Iker Arranz(University of California, Santa Barbara)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.

Whitman & Disability Studies (Special Issue of Commonplace)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:55am
Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.

[Call for Abstracts] Backreading Hong Kong Symposium 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:52am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.

The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.

Decency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:49am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

Decency
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.

The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:42am
St Andrew's College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

National Conference

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The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre

Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

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