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.
ASA Annual Meeting 2018
November 8-11, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia
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
Print Culture, Agency, and Regional Identity in the Handpress Period
RSA Journal, the journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA), invites submissions for its 2018 issue on “Post-racial America Exploded: #BlackLivesMatter Between Social Activism, Academic Discourse, and Cultural Representation."
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
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Special Dossier on FARGO (FX, 2014-) in MIDDLE WEST REVIEW
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.
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
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.
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
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”
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)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Special Dossier on FARGO (FX, 2014-) in MIDDLE WEST REVIEW
Update: Submissions for the George Saunders panel at the ALA
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
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.
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
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.
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,
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago
April 20th and 21st, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Mark B.N. Hansen, James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke University
Call for Papers, Spring 2018 Issue
Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World
The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
September 27-29, 2018
Oklahoma Baptist University
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.
Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies
A Special Issue Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Ivanhoe
Dr Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) and Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow, UK)
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
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
- 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’
20th –21st September 2018, University of Cambridge
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’
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)