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Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:44pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019

Conference Dates: March 28-30, 2019
Conference Location: Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

The College English Association—a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies—welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature (and the theme of vision/revision) as part of our fiftieth annual conference in March 2019. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

Theopoetics special issue of Literature and Theology journal

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:32am
Anna Fisk / Literature and Theology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The leading interdisciplinary journal Literature and Theology (Oxford University Press) is publishing a special issue on theopoetics.

Submissions are invited on any aspect of this theme, including:

ACLA 2019: The Infinite Freak: Global (De)constructing of Aberration

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:29am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The amount of scholarly literature devoted to the subject of “freaks” is grossly inconsistent with the volume of its uses. The term bears notoriously obscure and contradictory meaning, simultaneously natural and unnatural, common and uncommon, derogatory and complimentary, mythic and empirically determined, strange and familiar, cosmic and socially constructed. In speaking about “freaks” the scholar might feel compelled to substitute the term with one of its many aliases, such as “otherness,” “abnormal,” “alterity,” “anomalous,” or “divergent” but these synonyms impose limits exceeded by the uses of the term, “freaks.” This panel engages in the multiplicity of meaning, condition and consequence inherent in the subject of freaks.

Activism, Advocacy, and the Archive (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:26am
NeMLA 2018 50th Anniversary Convention Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference (2/20-23/19 proposals due 11/1/18)

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:26am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

 

ACLA 2019: "New Comparative Work on the Eurasian and African Diasporas"

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:25am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This seminar convenes scholars working at the intersection of Black diaspora studies and Slavic studies broadly construed—including the Russian Empire and former Soviet Union, Central and Southeast Europe, and Central Asia. Earlier scholarship in Afro-Russian and/or Afro-Eurasian studies has emphasized crucial connections between these two fields, including: the parallel histories of bondage and emancipation in the United States and Russian Empire; the representation of “folk” culture in Russian and African American literatures; Black artists’ and writers’ sojourns in the Soviet Union; and the influence of Russian thought and literature on African diasporic writers in the twentieth century.

Transnational Indigenous Identities

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel seeks papers for the 2019 NEMLA Conference in Washington, D.C.  that investigate transnational Indigenous identities in arts and literatures.  Proposals are only accepted through the NEMLA website.  The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018.

 

Please contact Meredith James jamesm@easternct.edu with any questions regarding submissions.

Call for Papers: The Profession at CEA 3/28-3/30/2019

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:25am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Proposals invited on “The Profession,” especially topics exploring the conference theme of “Vision and Revision.”  Possible ideas may include but are not limited to the following:

-Visionary/revised ways of thinking of professional preparation for the field

Reminder: “Mementos and the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 8:17pm
2019 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Call for Papers, “Mementos and the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot” for “Monuments and Memory,” INCS 2019 (March 21-24, 2019 in Dallas, TX)

Please submit a 250-word abstract by September 5, 2018 to Catherine J. Golden at cgolden@skidmore.edu and Melissa Rampelli at mrampelli@holyfamily.edu

In the thick of it: a study of hair and its intersections with identity, politics, and culture.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:58pm
Darina Pugacheva/Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hair as a source of a serious study and research is often trivialized and overlooked. The Foreword to the volume entitled Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion (2008) expresses the idea that “hair [has] exciting and diverse potential as an academic topic […], so critical analysis of its practice and experience provides a fascinating and engaging entry point to contemporary debates around the body and its fashioning” (ix).  It calls for “a serious approach” to hair, as “a subject area richly deserving of new research” (ix).  Indeed, hair is an exciting field of research that recently, mostly due to the rise of fashion and hairstyles of African diaspora, has started to get more recognition.

NeMLA creative session: Portuguese and/or Canadian texts: Borders, Postcolonialism, Saudade, and 'the North'

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for creative proposals for NeMLA 2018 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

This creative session asks participants to write through a Portuguese and/or Canadian perspective in regards to borders, postcolonialism, saudade or 'the North'. The work focuses on understandings of these themes; the idea is to bring together a blend a contemporary national and/or personal views. The participant should write on either Portugal or Canada; there can be a Luso-Canadian view but this is not required for all entries. The goal is to understand and question nationhood through geography (landscapes), politics (economy), and culture (the self and the community).

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta

Migrant Works in German-Language Literature: Loss of Heimat and (Yugo)nostalgia (NeMLA 2019 Convention)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:27am
Aleksandra Starcevic / Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yugoslavia’s ties with German-speaking countries are deeply rooted in history. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through to the Gastarbeiter program of the 1960s and 1970s, various historical political connections account for why a great number of Yugoslavs live in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland today. In more recent times, the geographical proximity of German-speaking countries made these an accessible safe haven for refugees fleeing Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s. To this day, the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) remain the most brutal and violent conflict in post-1945 Europe. Following the cessation of violence in the Balkans, many of these refugees returned home, while others chose to stay in their new, adoptive homeland.

“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue” International Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:21am
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue”International Conference8-9 June, 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed, but we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference: Conceptions and Perceptions of Time and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:20am
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

                                                                                                                  "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference:                                                                     Conceptions and Perceptions of Time and Space                                                                                                                                        16-17 February, 2019 - London                                                                                                                  organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

2019 Supernatural Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:17am
Supernatural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

The Supernatural Studies Association (www.supernaturalstudies.com) invites submissions for the second annual Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at The College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY, on Friday, March 29, 2019.

The conference welcomes proposals on representations of the supernatural in any form of text or artifact, such as literature (including speculative fiction), film, television, video games, social media, or music. Submissions regarding pedagogy and supernatural representations will also be considered. There is no restriction regarding time periods or disciplinary and theoretical approaches (examples include literary, historical, and cultural studies approaches).

Association for Asian American Studies panel proposal: Crazy Rich Asians (April 25-27, 2019, Madison, WI)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:16am
Association for Asian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

Call for papers for Crazy Rich Asians proposed panel at the Association for Asian American Studies meeting (April 25-27, 2019, Madison, WI)

The online publics hailed by the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians have done a remarkable job in providing lively counterpoints to the film’s surface celebration of Han Chinese diasporic wealth. The superabundance of social media posts and thinkpieces on the film have grappled with critiques of heteronormativity, wealth porn and wealth gaps, the ongoing effects of British and Chinese colonialisms in Southeast Asia, racial performativity, visibility politics, the political economy of Asian American representation in Hollywood, and much more.

Fluidity of Place: Creative and Analytical Interpretation of Place as Fluid

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:13am
University of South Florida, English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

Fluidity of Place: Creative and Analytical Interpretation of Place as Fluid 

deadline for abstract: 

October 22, 2018

conference:

November 9, 2018

contact email: 

egsafallconference@gmail.com

  

In this place we want your home or where you’ve left it.

We want your travels, your definitions, your dream homes,  your place in place—your rank. 

Not limited but may include a critical take on a novel, poem, film, art, or place. 

How water represents a way to erase.

Not limited but may include your specific coordinates. 

Your quiet place, that water.

Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:13am
Center for Western Lands and Peoples and the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, Montana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West:

Reimagining Place, Region, Nation, and Globe in an Era of Instability

 

-A Call for Papers and Other Creative Work-

 

Center for Western Lands and Peoples

Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies

College of Letters and Science / Montana State University, Bozeman

 

Caribbean Meridians

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
*Caribbean Meridians*
Female Orphan School, Parramatta South Campus
Western Sydney University, February 7-9, 2019

Keynote Speakers
Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique)
Alexis Wright (University of Melbourne)
Michael Bucknor (University of the West Indies)
Anna Cristina Pertierra (Western Sydney University)

Call for Papers

International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

The objective of the Congress is the diffusion of research studies in the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Gender, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

Call for Articles, Migrations in American Drama and Theater

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
John S. Bak
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Articles

 

Title: Migrations in American Drama and Theater

Edited by: Ramón Espejo, Josefa Fernandez Martin, Alfonso Ceballos, John S. Bak

Publisher: Brill/Rodopi                                                                                   

 

Due date for submitted articles: 10 January 2019
Date for acceptance notifications: 15 May 2019

Due date for final (revised and formatted) articles: 1 August 2019

 

"Memorializing War, Destroying Memory" NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
Urszula Rutkowska
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In explaining what inspired 1984, George Orwell wrote that what “frightens [him] much more than bombs” is imagining a future in which “some ruling clique controls not only the future but the past.” The retroactive curation of memory is an oft-undertaken project, practiced in ways as particular as the redaction of a text like Guantanamo Diary, and as absolute as the omission from history of the story told by Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go, in which Robert Jones is punished for a crime he did not commit by being forced to enlist in the Army in order to fight, and likely die, in World War II.

Thatcherism Today Edited Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Professor Stephen Farrall, Dr David Jeffery and I are putting together an edited collection entitled 'Thatcherism Today'. The collection considers the legacy of Thatcherism (specifically the -ism, not Thatcher herself) in the 21st century.

The book is divided into four sections, one of which is "Citizens and Societies".

We are currently seeking abstracts for chapters which fit in the "Citizens and Societies" section. We would particularly welcome chapters which address the extent to which the current Conservative Party membership is Thatcherite, but this is not essential. All proposals should address the central theme of Thatcherism as it exists today: we will not consider papers that do not.

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