all recent posts

Tattoos, Literature and the Law

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
La littérature dans la peau (Université Paris 8 et Université UPHF Valenciennes)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

 

This conference is part of the collaborative project "La littérature dans la peau" organized by the Université Paris 8 and the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes.

The aim of the project is to foster scholarly exchanges and explore how literature and tattooing practices intersect via the reproduction on the skin of texts, quotes, illustrations, portraits of authors or characters, autographs, ornamental symbols and signs.

How does fiction address the legality of tattoos?

How does it represent tattooed characters on the wrong side of the law?

How do tattoos celebrate the law?

Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Announcement: Submissions Deadline Extended to January 18

TRANSFORMATION

26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)

 

S37: Just “making it new”? Modernist Fiction Writers Reaching Back to their Predecessors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
ESSE 2020 Conference Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Modernist writers have been notoriously known as “making it new”, cutting ties with the previous generations, as famously declared by Virginia Woolf, denigrating their predecessors as materialist Edwardians. More recent research, however, argues that in spite of their manifestos, modernist writers actively engaged in a dialogue with their predecessors from all ages, taking inspiration and even narrative models from their texts, thus deconstructing the sharp dividing line created by the modernists themselves. The seminar invites presentations that pertain to this area of research so that we can have a more complex view of how modernism is positioned in literary history.

Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 2.1 “Contamination”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the theme of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to submissions@soapboxjournal.com by February 3. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due March 2. 

2020 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship

 

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)

 

(Deadline extended) Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

Call for Papers

Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)

New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

 

[Extended] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

(Re)Mediations 

Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto

_______________________________________________________________

Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.”
Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”

London Rising: Struggle, Rebellion, and Revolution

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:21am
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

London Rising: Friday, 6 March

 

’Cause in London Town

There’s just no place for a street fighting man

—The Rolling Stones, 1968 

Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic.  London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris.  This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?   

Towards Quality Tertiary Education in 21 Century

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:23pm
Meriem Ouahidi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers   

Higher education faculty are doing their best to improve the quality of education offered to students. However, the results have not been up to the expectations of all the stakeholders. Successful education has long lasting effects on the learners that predispose them to deal with everyday and future challenges. Therefore, considerable efforts need to be invested in discovering and elaborating new effective teaching practices, assessment, learning strategies, learner empowerment, etc. Within this framework, this conference high-lights the presentation of new advances, trends and research results in the field of quality higher        education.  

"Digital Humanities in Charlotte Perkins Gilman Scholarship"

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:22pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society-ALA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is seeking submissions to a panel at the annual ALA conference in San Diego (May 21-24, 2020).  

"Digital Humanities in Charlotte Perkins Gilman Scholarship"

Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:34pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Deadline extended to 7th February 2020

 

Global Cities: Culture, Ecology, World Literature

11-12 June 2020

Keynote speakers: Prof. Jini Kim Watson (NYU), Prof. Rashmi Varma (U of Warwick)

 

Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:18pm
Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)

New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

 

Seminar Call for Proposals: Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Chicago, April 2020

updated: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 7:33am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

MVSA invites proposals for Seminars to be held at the 2020 conference, “Truth, Investigation, and Mystery,” April, 24-25, Chicago, IL.

 

Participants in MVSA Seminars will write 5-7 page papers that will be pre-circulated to the other participants prior to the conference. During the Seminars, the Seminar Leader and participants will identify important points of intersection and divergence among the papers and identify future areas of inquiry and collaboration. The Seminar format allows a larger number of scholars to participate in MVSA and to seek financial support from their respective institutions to attend the conference and discuss a shared area of scholarly interest. Seminars are limited to 12 participants.

 

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association 2020 -- Deadline Extended January 17, 2020

updated: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 2:49pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for presentation at the American Literature Association's 31st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (May 21-24, 2020). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered.

Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response

updated: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 6:29am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Call for Chapter

Tentative Title- Rape and the Black Experience: A Literary Response

Concept Note

As per most of the definitions, rape is defined as non-consensual penetration of either the vagina or the anus. However, it is not merely physical, though it is rooted in biology, but its impacts are psychological in nature. Its consequences are experienced not only by the victim but by the victimizer as well. In almost all the cultures, rape is deployed as a weapon of domination by patriarchy. The penultimate threat for a woman, as it has been observed since centuries, is the fear of being raped. Through rape, patriarchy has often exercised absolute hegemony.

Transformation

updated: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:37pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

TRANSFORMATION

26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)

 

Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 6:55pm
University of Mauritius / King's College London / Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, Wits University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines

University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020

http://www.archipelagicmemory.wordpress.com 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers

Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London

Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand/NYU

George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant

Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius

 

[Extended Deadline] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 5:59pm
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

(Re)Mediations 

Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto

_______________________________________________________________

Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.” - Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”

Adoption, Kinship, Culture: Engaging the Past, Imagining the Future

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ASAC 2020

Adoption, Kinship, Culture: Engaging the Past, Imagining the Future

Eighth Biennial Conference Call For Proposals

 

University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. September 24-26, 2020

 

Deadline: February April 1, 2020

 

Keynote speakers:

 

Susan Devan Harness, the author of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption.

Eleana Kim, University of California, Irvine.

Feminist readings in motion? International Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Bibi Burger
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

“Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic” - Audre Lorde (1984)

 

“Living as I have argued we do in the wake of slavery, in spaces where we were never meant to survive, or have been punished for surviving and for daring to claim or make spaces of something like freedom, we yet reimagine and transform spaces for and practices of an ethics of care (as in repair, maintenance, attention), an ethics of seeing, and of being in the wake as consciousness; as a way of remembering and observance that started with the door of no return, continued in the hold of the ship and on the shore.” - Christina Sharpe (2016)

 

Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

CFP, spring 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research and Climate Change

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 11:53am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Climate change is the existential crisis of this century, affecting biodiversity, ecosystems, and all aspects of human life. This is a topic of enormous breadth, complexity, and particular urgency with respect to knowledge, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and activism. The spring 2021 issue of the peer-reviewed Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will explore the broad and impactful work of undergraduate research in the context of climate change. Are there particular models of collaborative research vital for this work? Are there particular challenges associated with the interdisciplinary demands of the interrelated impacts of climate change?

Pages