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Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:28am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

“Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference”

Department of English & Humanities (DEH)

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

Dhaka, Bangladesh

November 30-December 1, 2018

NeMLA 2019: University Labor Relations and Graduate Student Labor Concerns

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:21am
Nicole Lowman, Dana Gavin / NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458

This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses. 

NeMLA 2019: Vonnegut, History, and Making America Great (Again?)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:20am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17463

Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical. 

Afterlives of The Odyssey

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:16am
Jacob Jewusiak
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)

Leeds 2019 - Monsters and Mental Health

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:14am
MEARCSTAPA (monsters: the experimental association for the research of cryptozoology through scholarly theory and practical application)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Call for Papers - Leeds International Medieval Congress 20191-4 July, Leeds, UKSponsor: MEARCSTAPA; Organisers: Kayla Kemhadjian and Renée Ward; Chair: Wendy Turner 

Monsters and Mental Health

 

Leeds 2019 - Monsters and Materialities

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:14am
MEARCSTAPA (monsters: the experimental association for the research of cryptozoology through scholarly theory and practical application)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Monsters and Materialities

Proposed session for the 2019 IMC (Leeds), 1-4 July, Leeds, UK

 

Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Renée Ward

 

We seek papers to compose a session on the subject of “Monsters and Materialities” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.” 

 

 

Disease and Health in the Eighteenth Century: New Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:10am
ASECS 2019 (Denver) / Cultural Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This panel invites proposals that offer new historical or theoretical perspectives on disease and health during the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in papers that seek to explore eighteenth-century texts in the context of the medical humanities and that view health and disease in the context of theoretical and historical work in ecological studies, animal studies, disability studies, or the new materialisms.

Please submit abstracts to Annika Mann (Annika.Mann@asu.edu) on or before September 15, 2018.

Natality vs Immortality: The Case of Frankenstein & The Creature

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:42pm
University of Cyprus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Papers are invited on any theme arising from the novel. We especially welcome papers investigating the novel and its adaptations in any medium that focus on contrasting perspectives and discourses of the quest for the origin, meaning and purpose of life. This is an invitation for posters, 20-minute papers or alternative/experimental presentations. Place and dates of symposium: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 November-1 December 2018. Deadline for proposals 01 October 2018. Please send 200 word proposals to: cyprusfrankenreads@gmail.com.

The Beatles' "White Album": A 50th-Anniversary Symposium

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:05pm
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Conference Theme: "Producing an Enigma for the Ages"
November 8-11, 2018

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Developing Mad Studies (NeMLA 2019: Mar. 21-24, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 3:55pm
Hayley C. Stefan / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Social perceptions of madness continually inform interpersonal and policy decisions in the US, notable of late in the shooting of unarmed, non-violent mad people of color; the use of mental “unfitness” to disparage Donald Trump; and the equation of madness with violence after school shootings. Contemporary discussions of how to surveil, restrict, and value those identified as “mad,” mentally and emotionally disabled, or distressed demonstrate the significance of Mad Studies work in the humanities.

Transnational Beat Generation

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:31pm
Amy L. Friedman / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Transnational Beat Generation

Marxism and Form, Revisited

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:20am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:19am
Travis D. Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. https://www.rsa.org/general/custom.asp?page=2019Toronto This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.

American Women Writers of Detective & Crime Fiction, Especially the Writing of Sue Grafton

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:16am
Rebecca Martin, Walter Raubicheck/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS—AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS OF DETECTIVE AND CRIME FICTION, ESPECIALLY THE WRITING OF SUE GRAFTON

The editors of a new scholarly journal, Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction, are pleased to present this Call for Papers for the inaugural issue. The journal will be published by the Pace University Press (New York City), which has been sponsoring scholarly journals since the 1980s.

Literary Constructions of Representations of Muslim Women

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:13am
Joan Listernick/Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

     Transnational discourse on Islam and gender has been a highly contested area of debate.  Lila Abu-Lughod criticizes the notion of the existence of a “Muslim woman” because it is necessary to first define women’s historical , economic, and social status before making any statement applying to them.  Our panel follows Abu-Lughod in an effort to combat essentializing.  While Abu-Lughod primarily analyzes sociological accounts, our panel will investigate literary archetypes, images, and stereotypes of Muslim women, both from texts originating within the Muslim world, and from texts whose authors come to Islam as outsiders.   We will focus on how cultural and religious identity is constructed in these memoirs, novels, short stories and poems.

International Journal of Theology, Philosophy and Science

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 8:08am
ijtps- IFIASA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Call for Papers

IFIASA/2018

 International Journal of Theology Philosophy and Science

http://www.ijtps.com/en/ 

Dear Friends,

International Journal of Theology, Philosophy and Science (IJTPS) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the areas of philosophy and theology. This journal was founded with the aim of publishing high quality and original scholarly papers written from multiple perspectives (philosophical, theological, anthropological, moral and etic, science, etc.)

Call for chapter Proposals: To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:38am
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

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,

Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry

updated: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 8:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Panel: Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry

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

Re-Visions of Eden: The Idea of the Midwestern Gothic

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:24pm
Brandi Homan & Julia Madsen
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

In the American cultural imagination, the Midwest embodies the “home” or “heart” of the nation associated with frontier and rural values of promise, fertility, order, and stability, according to Joanna Jacobson in “The Idea of the Midwest.” Jacobson argues that the Midwest has come to symbolize the quintessentially “American,” speaking to “the impulse to invent a myth of commonality rooted in the physical landscape at the center of the continent and for the insufficiency of that myth as a response to the conditions of urban industrial culture.” While the idea and image of the Midwest in American culture serve as resources of recovery and refuge from the ill effects of urban industrialism, it is increasingly evident that these visions of a pastor

In Search of the Canon: Poets and Artists Confronting with their Models (c. 1500-1700)

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:09pm
The Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018

The theory of Imitation was a central topic of discussion in the ‘Republic of Letters’. The European community of humanists, philosophers, poets and artists was engaged in the dispute over the models to refer to during the creative process. How to develop a normative canon as a reference point for artists and writers in the practice of Imitation? Which poets and artists to select as the examples of ‘bello stile’?

While the authority of ancient models was universally acknowledged, the building of a canon of modern masters was under discussion. One of the typical environments of this discussion were the Academies, where writers, artists, philosophers, antiquarians gathered around learned patrons.  

Outlaw Bodies: The Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:58am
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS) invites abstract submissions for its Twelfth Biennial Conference, to be held at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL) from 14-17 May 2019. The theme of the conference is “Outlaw Bodies.”

 

Moving Centers & Traveling Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:54am
Postcolonial Narrations
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

2018 Conference

Moving Centers & Traveling Cultures
October 10-12, 2018
Goethe University, Frankfurt

Confirmed keynote speaker: Alex Tickell (Open University)

Rage et Impuissance: Contemporary French Fiction and the Cigarette's Fall from Grace

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:33am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his Lettre sur les aveugles, Diderot shares the discovery that the cane of the blind is not a crutch, but a privileged organ of sensory perception, structuring the encounter with external reality and shaping its internal representation. Bernard Pivot may have had the same powers in mind when he compared the cigarette of Françoise Sagan to this cane: the writer can't see, and therefore can't write, without it. How has the mythical literary status of the cigarette fared in the decades since the first tobacco-control laws? How is smoking represented in an era of growing panic about addictions, as well as persistent unease about the role of government in promoting and enforcing good health?

'Maybe (S)he Had Some Authority': Celebrating the Works of Black Women Writers

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 50th Anniversary Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This year’s NeMLA convention is historic: the organization celebrates five decades of cultivating scholarship and pedagogy in literary studies. Equally historic is the fact that 2019 is an anniversary year for pivotal texts by Black women writers. It marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry’s critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and the fiftieth anniversary of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). Moreover, 2019 is also the fortieth anniversary of Octavia Butler’s now canonized fictional slave narrative Kindred (1979).

The récit de filiation in Contemporary (French) Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:31am
NeMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The récit de filiation is a growing genre which can be divided into a number of subgenres. In the récit de filiation, the author seeks to position themselves within a lineage which is usually, though not exclusively, familial. The process involves a quest for additional information that is incorporated into a narrative which is both diachronic and retrospective. Subgenres include the récit de filiation ouvrière (Martine Sonnet); the historian récit de filiation (Stéphane Audoine-Rouzeau, Ivan Jablonka); the récit de filiation d’immigration (Doan Bui); the figurative récit de filiation (Pierre Michon, Amin Maalouf).

Seventeenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call For Papers

Seventeenth Claflin University Conference

 on English and Language Arts Pedagogy

in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

                           

                                                                                                      October 30-31, 2018

 

THEME:  READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE                                                              

                                                            CURRICULUM

Tentative Schedule:

FALL 2018 ISSUE: The Scattered Pelican - Matter(s) of Fact

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:29am
Official Graduate Journal of Comparative Literature, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

For the next issue of The Scattered Pelican, we invite all graduate students in Comparative Literature or related fields to submit article-length contributions exploring the theme of the 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies and Theory & Criticism, which recently took place at Western University: Matter(s) of Fact. 

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