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The Anthological Impulse: Pedagogy and Social Justice

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.

The Ideological Emergency of the Frontier

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:29am
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

ASA Annual Meeting 2018

November 8-11, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia

Console-ing Passions Feminist and Media Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:13am
Christopher Pullen / Bournemouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism July 11-13, 2018 Bournemouth University,Faculty of Media and Communication,Poole, UK Bournemouth University is now accepting proposals for Console-ing Passions 2018.New Deadline for submissions: 23.59 (Greenwich mean time) 26 January 2018. Please use the submission template found on the 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:47am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

Deadline for Submissions Extended: January 26, 2018

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

 

CFP: The Postwar Films of Luis Buñuel for edited volume on Surrealism and Film After 1945

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:46am
Kristoffer Noheden, Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Following World War II a diverse and intense surrealist film culture took shape. Surrealist filmmakers made experimental short films, documentaries, and feature films, while surrealist writers were a steady presence in French film criticism. With this our volume Surrealism and Film After 1945, we present the first anthology on this rich but understudied topic. The volume will feature contributions on filmmakers connected with surrealism, the surrealist reception and exhibition of film, and the surrealist contributions to animation, documentary, and feminist film.

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:38am
European Society for the Study of English, 14th Conference, Brno, Czech Republic. 29th August - 2nd September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic

29th August – 2 September 2018

Call for papers – Seminar 50:

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

 

Slave Poetics and the Political Present (interdisciplinary)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:55am
American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8th-11th
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.

Two-day international seminar "Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English"

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 3:41am
Research Project “Secrecy and Community in Contemporary Narrative in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English

University of Granada, Spain

4th-5th October, 2018

Organized by the Research Project “Secrecy and Community in Contemporary Narrative in English” (ref. FFI2016-75589-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:29am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details » 

22-25 May 2018

Nice-Sophia Antipolis University

 

PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

Extended: A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

updated: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:04pm
Tom Hertweck / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

edited by Tom Hertweck (U of Nevada, Reno)

for inclusion in the series "For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music" (Lexington Books)

Liberal Education Conference May 3-5, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:10pm
Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Can a liberal education make you a better discerner of truth?

It seems as if we're awash in information. From the moment we wake until we turn off our phones at night, we are bombarded with images, messages, news and information from a confounding number of sources. The entirety of the world's collected facts, seemingly left unadulterated only for us to interpret and justify, never feels more than a few taps away.

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:33pm
University of British Columbia - Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities 

Endnotes 2018 

UBC English Graduate Conference 

University of British Columbia 

May 4-5, 2018 

 

Of bodies changed to other forms I tell; 

You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change, 

Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay 

In one continuous song from nature’s first 

Remote beginnings to our modern times. 

- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I 

 

To recognize in paranoia a distinctively rigid relation to temporality, at once anticipatory and retroactive, averse above all to surprise, is also to glimpse the lineaments of other possibilities. 

Call for Submissions: "Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:52pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018

Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

ISTR 2018: Regions, Ruins and Regeneration

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:33pm
Irish Society for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

ISTR 2018: ‘Regions, Ruins and Regeneration’ 

University of Lincoln 

1-2 June, 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Mike Pearson, Aberystwyth University

Dr Charlotte McIvor, NUI Galway

Reminder: Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference 2018: Thinking Space

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:32pm
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Since Muybridge’s chronophotographic experiments, the relationship between cinema and time has been well documented. Less obvious, perhaps, is the relationship of cinema with space. Following the so-called digital mutation of recording and viewing technologies, this issue has nonetheless made its way to the forefront of cinema and media studies. It is not only that moviegoing is being decentered by the rise of portable viewing platforms — as cinema happens more and more outside of traditional theatres —, but also that the usual medium of inscription of film — the celluloid base — has been radically opened by new media.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Emerging Voices in Irish Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:31pm
University of Connecticut Irish Studies Alliance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

The University of Connecticut’s Irish Studies Alliance will hold a graduate student conference that aims to bring together new and emerging scholars in the field from colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. We are interested in papers that highlight recent and developing debates in Irish Studies and showcase the ways emerging voices participate in these conversations. Due to this conference’s focus on emerging voices in the field, we will accept advanced undergraduate and graduate student work. We invite papers from a wide array of disciplines and encourage interdisciplinary work as well as scholarship that uses innovative methodologies. The conference welcomes proposals on all aspects of Irish Studies,

Sensing Media

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:30pm
Dept of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Sensing Media

14th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Department of Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago

April 20th and 21st, 2018

https://sensingmedia.wordpress.com/

 

Keynote Speaker: Mark B.N. Hansen, James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke University

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

September 27-29, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

 

 

In his poem “Expected,” Mark Jarman writes

                         That sense derived from my mother

                        who saw an angel by her bedside as a child

                        and knew the ghosts who attended her

                        as she cleaned house were playful but indifferent.

CFP (31 December 2018): Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Wenshan Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

A Special Issue Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Ivanhoe

 

Guest Editors:

 

Dr Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) and Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow, UK)

 

Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:16pm
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:14pm
University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST!

New Media, New Messages
The University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jason Palmeri, Miami University of Ohio
  • Ben McCorkle, The Ohio State University, Marion

Friday, April 6, 2018
University of Connecticut, Hartford Regional Campus
10 Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06103

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: 'a voice which has no fellow'

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anna Nickerson and Yui Kajita
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’

 

20th –21st  September 2018, University of Cambridge

https://readingwalterdelamare.wordpress.com

 

 

By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
                                        . . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.

 

               — From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’

 

Power in Dystopia: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:59am
Boston University Department of Romance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 1ST

 

POWER IN DYSTOPIA

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 28th, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Jorge Olivera Castillo 

Call for Papers: 

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” (Toni Morrison)

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