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Empowerment, Access, Infrastructure: A Symposium in Advance of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:02am
Lehigh University- United Nations Partnership
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Lehigh University is hosting its second annual one-day symposium in advance of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year’s priority theme is “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Expanding on this theme, we seek to explore how the work of regional community organizations, educational institutions, and  individual faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate) engage with the theme of “Gender and Empowerment, Access, and Infrastructure” in their work, research, advocacy, and lives.

 

One essay needed on reception of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:54am
Amanda Konkle / Georgia Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

I am looking for one essay to fill an empty spot in an edited collection on the television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This essay should address the critical reception of the show. The final draft of the essay is needed by March 15, 2019. 

The collection overall argues that the show participates in quality or post-quality television programming through its generic hybridity and diverse cast and storylines. 

If interested, please submit queries and/or a 300-word abstract to akonkle@georgiasouthern.edu by January 31, 2019.

Literary Tattoos: Lasting Impressions, Cultural Practices and Representations.

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:53am
Anne Chassagnol Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Literary Tattoos:

Lasting Impressions, Cultural Practices and Representations.

 

We are pleased to announce two one-day conferences on literary tattoos. The first one will take place in Paris, at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de la ville de Saint-Denis, on June 13, 2019. The second one is scheduled for November 2019 at the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes, France.

2019 American Studies Association Panel: "Risky Places: Geographies of Race and Risk"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:52am
Jamal Batts & Brittany Meché / UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 American Studies Association conference (Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019) investigating the overlapping geographies of race and risk. While scholars have primarily emphasized risk as a modality of liberal governance and a technology of rule, our approach considers the Janus-faced character of risk as possible emancipatory performance—a rejection of propriety—and risk as a key technique through which regimes of surveillance (Browne 2015), calculation (McKittrick 2014; Snorton 2017), and security (Masco 2014) operate.

Submission for Watermark 13: Memory

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:07am
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

WATERMARK 13 California State University, Long Beach | English Department CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the 

English Department at California State University, Long Beach is now seeking submissions for 

our twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers 

concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the 

field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging 

CFP: Special Issue of IJHS on Fantasy Sports

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 2:28am
The International Journal of the History of Sport
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Since its creation in the mid-20th century, fantasy sport has become a significant part of international sport and its history. Once an obscure subculture of statistics-obsessed sports fans, fantasy sport now constitutes a cultural phenomenon with 59.3 million North American participants in 2017 and with tens of millions more throughout the world. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, North American participants alone spend an average of $556 a year on fantasy sport and related materials, amounting to almost $33 billion in annual revenue. With this level of fan interest and earning capacity, fantasy sport is now a major force within the global sport industry.

Call for chapter Proposals: To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature (deadlines approaching only two days left)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:47pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,

Extended Deadline for "Making Connections" Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:15pm
English Graduate Student Association/ Idaho State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

              Intermountain Graduate Conference: “Making Connections: Within, Between, and Beyond English and the Humanities”

                                                                                         March 8-9, 2019

 

                                   LOCATION: Salmon River Suites, Student Union Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

                                      TIMES: Friday, March 8, 09:00 AM – 06:30 PM; Saturday March 9, 08:30 AM- 06:30 PM

Call for Papers:                    

EXTENDED DEADLINE: The Street and the City – Encounters -

updated: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:24am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

Date: 11-12 April 2019

Convener: Univrsity of Lisbon Ceentre for English Studies (ULICES) 

 Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon 

 Keynote Speakers

António Castelbranco (Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon)

Chris Ewers (College of Humanities, University of Exeter)

Darran Anderson (author of Imaginary Cities)

 Call for Papers

Final Deadline Extension: Reckoning With Consent and Contract in Times of Instability

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:06pm
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Reckoning with Consent and Contract in Times of Instability

Indiana University Bloomington | March 1-2, 2019

Extended Submission Deadline: January 17, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser

Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University

Postwar Area Studies Group ALA 2019

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:23pm
Postwar Area Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group 2019 ALA

The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing three Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:

 

1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980

American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group

Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period.  Abstracts by January 15 to foertsch@unt.edu

 

2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980

DEADLINE EXTENDED: "In Forms" - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:16pm
University of Toronto Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

CFP: “In Forms”

University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

April 26, 2019

Toronto, Ontario Canada 

 “All the forms of art come to us in their own ways and allow us to make more forms, and to make this exchange” – Muriel Rukeyser

Submission for Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 12th issue

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 2:26am
Cyberwit.net
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.

Guidelines For Contributors https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/harvestsofnewmillennium

Free-Exchange 2019: Community Building as Resistance

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5:07pm
University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

University of Calgary, 8-10 March 2019

Deadline for submissions EXTENDED until January 28, 2019.

Community Building as Resistance

Free-Exchange 2019: Community Building as Resistance

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5:05pm
University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

University of Calgary, 8-10 March 2019

Deadline for submissions EXTENDED until January 28, 2019.

Community Building as Resistance

Home, Community, and Culture- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:40pm
Louisiana State University Comparative Literature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Home, Community, and Culture

3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference

Comparative Literature Graduate Association 

Louisiana State University


March 29 - 30, 2019

 

 

“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”

–      Salman Rushdie,

Washington Irving's Sketchbook at 200 (ALA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:42pm
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), which includes “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Washington Irving Society invites proposals for any topic related to The Sketch Book for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 15, 2019. For more information about ALA and the WIS, please see americanliteratureassociation.org and irvingsociety.wordpress.com.

Otukpa: A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke Volume 1 Numbers 1 and 2

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:25pm
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Otukpa: A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke.

Call for Papers.

Interested scholars, researchers and practitioners in the broad areas of the humanities and social sciences are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 1, Nos. 1&2 of Otukpa. The volume will be published in April,  2019.

REPRESENTATION IN THE TIME OF THE POSTHUMAN: TRANSHUMAN ENHANCEMENT IN 21ST CENTURY STORYTELLING. 16th International Conference on Contemporary Narratives in English

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:21am
University of Zaragoza
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 4, 2019

REPRESENTATION IN THE TIME OF THE POSTHUMAN: TRANSHUMAN ENHANCEMENT IN 21ST CENTURY STORYTELLING

16th International Conference on Contemporary Narratives in English

http://typh.unizar.es/conference/

 

University of Zaragoza, Spain

May 29-31, 2019

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Difference and Indifference in Irish Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:51am
18th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR IRISH STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

18th AEDEI CONFERENCE

“Difference and Indifference in Irish Studies”

29 - 31 May 2019
University of the Balearic Islands

EXTENDED CFP - Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:07pm
University of Rochester, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Call for Papers
 Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness12th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conferenceat the University of RochesterApril 12-13, 2019
 Keynote: Jean Ma, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University
 https://dslab.lib.rochester.edu/vcsconference/

Annual Graduate Conference 2019: Silences in Literary Trauma Studies: A Reconsideration

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 3:17pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

 Annual Graduate Conference 2019, hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo, 5th April 2019


 Silences in Literary Trauma Studies: A Reconsideration

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:31pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Technology Embodied – Body Modification, Synthetics, and the Posthuman in SF Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

 

As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?

“Race and Crowds from the Nineteenth Century to Now”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 11:00am
Ben Murphy / UNC-Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Seeking presenters for a panel proposal for the 2019 American Studies Association (ASA) conference in Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019 

“Race and Crowds from the Nineteenth Century to Now”

Re-Viewing Projective Verse: Form and Collaboration in Avant-Garde Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:43am
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. We are interested in abstracts about any aspect of avant-garde poetics in mid-Century American verse, but in particular those that explore the collaborative and/or formal mechanics of projective verse as it developed in the diverse poetry communities of the 1950s and 1960s. While Olson’s essay “Projective Verse” has received ample treatment in studies concerning his own poetry and his direct contemporaries (Duncan/Creeley), other poets also built on projective verse in their own ways, fashioning distinctive styles that are related to projective verse but that transform it as well.

International Association for Media and History Conference 2019, Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), 16-19 July

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:07am
IAMHIST
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

IAMHIST is the International Association for Media and History, an organisation of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical enquiry into film, radio, TV and other related media.

POWER AND THE MEDIA (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 16-19 July 2019)

Deadline for proposals:  14 January 2019.

 Confirmed keynote speakers include:

James Curran (Goldsmiths, University of London)

 J. E. Smyth (University of Warwick)

[Deadline Extended] A Special Issue of The Global South (Fall 2021) - Contextualizing the Anglophone Novel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:05am
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J. Su’s Imagination and the Contemporary Novel (2011) and Mrinalini Chakrovorty’s In Stereotype (2014), for example, demonstrate that analyzing aesthetic and fictional representations of life in postcolonial realities brings into light the transnational aspect of contemporary literary production and the global marketplace with Anglo-American tastes and trends, both of which require further contextual consideration.

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