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Dissensus in the Postcolonial Anglophone World: History, Politics, and Aesthetics

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

 

The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.

 

15th International Connotations Symposium: Understanding (through) Annotations

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.

Exhaustion: Tired Bodies, Tired Worlds

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:23am
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Exhaustion

tired bodies, tired worlds

 

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

2019 CCCC Panel Proposal

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:22am
Daniel Libertz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Below is a CFP for a panel I am putting together for next year's 4C's. Please contact me with a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) about what you would like to present on by April 20th.

 

 

Unmasking Masculinity: Superheroes and Defeating the Power of Patriarchy

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by May 7th, 2018 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the complex relationship between masculinity, toxic masculinity, gender, queerness, and superhero narratives. Over the last few years there have been books that that explore issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality within comic books but rarely have they engaged with the way the genre shapes and is shaped by contemporary conceptions of masculinity. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the masculinity in comics, as well as engage with critical works that deconstruct toxic version of masculinity or offer queerer, trans, and feminist counter-narratives of the concept.

 

The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

“Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars. Everything in such ages is new and yet familiar, full of adventure and yet their own.” Georg Lukács wrote those words in his Theory of the Novel in developing the point that art is no longer merely a copy of the world, but rather, an imagined totality. Though he favored realism, we can, perhaps borrow his point to explain the value of science fiction in today’s world. Few other genres exceed science fiction’s ability to portray the expansive space of the imaginary.

Environments of Change - Aigne Winter 2018 Issue

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:55am
Aigne Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

The contemporary world is undergoing a period of accelerated change which can be attributed to a number of different developments: technological advances, the ubiquity of social media and smartphones, the acceleration of global warming and the resultant environmental disasters, and major political upheavals such as Brexit and the growth of white nationalist movements across the globe. These and other changes create constantly shifting and unstable contemporary environments. In this climate of economic, political and environmental uncertainty, it is important to address the impact on and outcomes of these and other major changes in our contemporary world.

Representation of Violence in Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:20am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                 Representation of Violence in Theatre

Presiding Officer:      Judith Saunders, Independent Scholar

 

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Sam Shepard, Looking Back at his Acting, Roles and Stages

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Sam Shepard, Looking Back at his Acting, Roles and Stages

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

DESCRIPTION:

 

Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

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PAMLA Children's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:49pm
Amanda Anderson PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Amanda Anderson /PAMLA

deadline for submissions: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA Conference

 Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

Children's Literature

November 9-11, 2018

Genres of the Human: on Sylvia Wynter

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:13am
Department of English - King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Department of English at King’s College London is hosting a two-day conference on 7th and 8th June 2018 celebrating the work of the Honourable Sylvia Wynter OJ. The conference will include keynote presentations by Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia) and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern University), and a response by Paul Gilroy.

 

CFP for Essay Collection: Animation and Subversion

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:07am
Brian N. Duchaney, Curry College and David S. Silverman, Kansas Weslyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Editors Brian Duchaney and David Silverman are seeking submissions of individually and co-authored chapters on the topic of animation and subversion for a project that is currently under contract with McFarland publishers. The collection will explore the rise of the animated platform as a means to comment on and criticize social constructs. Special attention will be paid to prime-time animated television shows and streaming content that directly targets adult audiences. 

Edited Collection on Short Works of Henry James

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:06am
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Henry James occupies an unusual position in the literary categories of English language fiction. Claimed by both the British and the Americans, as well as by both the 19th century and the 20th, James’ fiction crosses many of the artificially imposed borders our field has created, yet his stories often deal explicitly with the social changes and their consequences that caused the borders to be established in the first place. As we live through yet another period of social upheaval, is James still relevant? What can his short fiction offer a 21st century reader? How might we convey this to our students, many of whom initially find his content dated and his prose challenging?

The Forum Prize 2018 - Protest and Revolutionary Movements Call for Submissions

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:04am
Forum for Modern Language Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Forum for Modern Language Studies invites submissions on the subject of Protest and Revolutionary Movements for the Forum Prize 2018 competition.

The closing date for entries is Monday 28 May 2018. 

 

Faulkner and García Márquez

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:23am
Center for Faulkner Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

Faulkner and García Márquez
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 11-13, 2018

This “Faulkner and García Márquez” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Gabriel García Márquez.  All critical approaches, including pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:09am
Aaron Ricker, McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity Cultures approach religious questions in ways informed by their cosmologies and vice versa. Traditions considered religious therefore interact closely with speculations about “the heavens,” the stars, and outer space in the imaginative work of world-building.

“Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Susan Gilmore, Central Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays,  “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:

  

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.” 

 

Revolutionary Book History (SHARP at SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:05am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political Activists and Their Allies," are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism? How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between printing and social justice, activism and print culture?

Twenty-First Century True Crime

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:04am
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

MMLA American Literature Before 1870

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Please consider submitting to the American Literature I: Literature Before 1870 session for this year’s MMLA conference, which will be held in Kansas City, MO., November 15-18, 2018. The overall theme of the conference is “Consuming Cultures,” the inspiration for which comes partly from Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ research on racism in terms of food cultures in nineteenth century U.S. literature. As is noted in the general call for papers, “Looking at the disturbing correlations of ‘food and flesh,’ she notes, ‘the evolution of eating cultures across this period opens up new areas of inquiry into the alignment between bodies and bodies politic’” (7-8). American literature before 1870 is suggestive of multiple variations on this broad theme.

Deadline Extended -- April 15 -- MMLA 2018 Film I: Film and Television in the Binge Era

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

With the rise of peak TV two decades into the 21st century, television has disrupted the film industry, and it has produced – and been affected by – dramatic changes in the popular consumption of visual media. While movie attendance continued its steep decline in 2017 (reaching a 25-year low), network, cable, and internet-streaming platforms combined to air nearly 500 scripted television shows in 2017, an increase from around 200 shows in 2002.

Emergence and Emergencies

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:19am
NYMASA + NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submit herehttps://www.nymasa.com/conference

***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***

JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:16am
Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

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