In 1974, in the shadow of the Vietnam War and amidst the economic and political retrenchments of post-1968, Ursula K. Le Guin published The Dispossessed. The novel’s radical innovation of the narrative utopia, with its unblinking acknowledgment of the form’s conceptual as well as practical limits, paradoxically revitalized and reactivated utopia’s uncompromising social vocation for an emphatically anti-utopian era.
Call for Chapters: The Illusion of Inclusion: Representations of Islam in Children’s Literature and Media (Edited Collection)
Deadline for submission: May 15th
Dr. Amanda L. Anderson (Delaware State University) with Rukhsana Khan, acclaimed storyteller and children’s author
Ezra Pound: A Century Later
World Literary Review: Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2019
Deadline for mss submissions: June 30, 2019
contact email: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Literary Review has launched a series of publications entitled A Century Later.
Editor: Dr. Eero Laine
CFP for Stony Brook University’s Third Annual
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference:
“Asking for a friend (of Dorothy): what to expect when you’re expecting the end of the world?”
Keynote: Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Assistant Professor, English, St. John’s University
April 5, 2019 (if we survive)
A BOOK PROJECT ON MAHATMA GANDHI
(Submission Deadline 15th August, 2019)
HEAVY METAL MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE DISTORTED SOUTH
Florida International University
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Let me bring to your attention a call for paper in Humanities.
Submission Deadline: April 20, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 1 - May, 2019
The New York Mets in Popular Culture
McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Mets in Popular Culture.
Writers are encouraged to submit abstracts on the following topics or choose their own.
Borders, Intersections and Identity in the Contemporary Short Story in English is a conference organised by the Research Project Intersections: Gender and Identity in the Short Fiction of Contemporary British Women Writers (FEDER/AEI – FEM2017-83084-P) and the Research Group Discourse and Identity (GRC2015/002, GI_1924) in affiliation with the ENSFR (European Network for Short Fiction Research). The conference is to be held at the Faculty of Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 23 and 24 May, 2019.
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Disability and the Academic Job Market. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.
Securing a position as a full time tenure track professor is difficult enough but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for full time academic employment, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.
AFEA Symposium: Discipline and indiscipline, University of Nantes, France, 22-24 May 2019
Popular Culture workshop:
"The undisciplined discipline: challenges of Pop Cultural Studies (USA/Canada)"
American Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference 2019
August 7-11, 2019
The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus groups invites current and recent graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not yet presented at a major national conference to submit papers for its 2019 Emerging Scholars Panel.
CFP: Joyce "Afterlives" (North American James Joyce Symposium, Mexico City, Mexico; June 12-16)
Conference site: https://www.joycewithoutborders.com/
This panel will analyze how Joyce circulates in popular and literary culture (widely defined). Joyce appears in novels, music, cinema, television, etc; works by Michael Arlen, Kate Bush, and Richard Linklater, and shows like The Simpsons, constitute famous examples. Joyce’s image, name and aura are features of all kinds of objects, ranging from pubs to statues to merchandise like t-shirts and finger puppets.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media
5th Annual Conference by the Association of Renaissance Students
15 March 2019
University of Toronto
The H.D. International Society will sponsor one session at the 2019 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2019, at Westin Copley Place in Boston.
The American Literature Association’s 30th annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?
Topics of interest could include:
The year 2018 marks the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, one of nineteenth century’s most enigmatic and imaginative women writers. Although her greatest claim to fame still rests upon her solo novel Wuthering Heights – a grand saga of passion enacted against the timeless Moors – her poetry also reveals a powerful inner world of imaginative and spiritual bonding with the Supreme Being. Emily and her siblings were an exclusive band who were mostly unschooled, made very few friends in the village, their playgrounds being the open moors at the back of their home and their own vivid imaginations.
“Works in Progress: New Approaches”
Friday, May 3, 2019
We seek submissions for a panel highlighting new scholarly approaches to the study of New England, broadly construed, sponsored by The New England Quarterly, the foremost scholarly journal devoted to the study of the region’s cultural, literary, political, and social history.
The world has started to change drastically and everything seems to be a ganie of chance, as higher powers and accountability are amok. The more changes occur, the more everything seems to be going in a circle. The games, sins and powers, like the Mafia, have and continue to shape societies. This is a time when we are faced with looking to the past for potential answers and at unlikely sources for guidance. The goal for this conference is to examine these three tenets and create a conversation about Latin American and Iberian literature from all centuries and genres where either one or all have shaped people, places and beliefs. Ultimately, what was the result and what answers and guidance can be found?
Animal, Literature and Cinema: A Critical Interface
CALL FOR PAPERS
Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program is proud to announce a call for papers for its upcoming Graduate Student Conference to be held on April 13, 2019 in Boston, MA.
This conference’s theme, “Framing Narratives,” asks people to think through the establishment, circulation, and contestation of the stories that "frame" American life. What stories give shape to, constrain, border, bolster, or animate American visions of selfhood and community? These might be literal stories (or literal frames!), but could also be some of the unspoken, but demonstrably real narratives that shore up national identity.
I am looking for a scholar to write an entry on “Domestic Violence” for Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives. Unfortunately, I had this entry fall through—someone cancelled last-minute and now I’m scrabbling to find a writer able to take on the subject, which would generally include violence at home, often (but not always) directed at children and spouses. The entry would look at historical, contemporary, and mediated depictions of domestic violence in the United States.
Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the medieval phenomenon called the “Crusades,” and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars here seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others on the political left and right “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.
How does ‘the state’ generate material force in everyday life? Over the last four decades, scholars of South Asia have invigorated theorization of the state by resituating Eurocentric accounts in an imperial and postcolonial frame. In recent years, scholars have foregrounded the materiality of state-making by examining the bureaucratic circulation of archival records, minoritized subjects’ encounters with law, the remaking of bodily norms through colonial institutions, transnational flows of aid and expertise, and interplays of routine and exception in governance. “Matters of State” will bring together scholarship that builds on these exciting, interdisciplinary approaches to conceptualize the paradoxes of state power in South Asia.
Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Western Languages and Literatures, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published two times a year in June and December. The journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CLAI BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
March 11-14, 2019
Comparative Literature Association of India
in collaboration with
Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Hyderabad)
And sponsored by
Nation Council of Promotion of Urdu Literature (NCPUL)
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SESSION, MLA 2020
“Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children”
January 9-12 at Seattle, Washington
Winged Sphinxes: Margaret Fuller’s Poetry and Poetics