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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. 

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:25am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

6-9 JUNE 2019

Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

THEME: Natures, Pictures:  Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity 

Call for Papers

The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:  

- art history

The Faces of Depression in Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:22am
JOSEFA ROS VELASCO
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 21, 2018

Seminar: The Faces of Depression in Literature

 

Fifteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:20am
American Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

Sounding the alarm: ecological crimes and transnational crises

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:16am
Thierry Gustave, University of Massachussetts, Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Panel Papers : NeMLA Conference 2019

 

Sounding the alarm: ecological crimes and transnational crises

 

Faced with ecological disaster and the migratory crisis, what roles can literature, cinema and popular culture play in raising awareness and empowering human beings? This session welcomes contributions in the fields of contemporary francophone literature and cinema that address the problem of violence against wildlife and explore solutions to this violence in a transnational context.

 

On the Philosophy of Autofiction (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

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

Fictions of Forgotten Families

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:07pm
Modern Language Association International Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

Call for Papers

MLA International Symposium

Lisbon, Portugal – July 23-25, 2019

 

What do you imagine when you hear the word “family?” How do our traditionally nuclear imaginings of family serve to marginalize non-normative formations of family and kinship? Which iterations of family get left out of discourses of family values, are subjected to hate speech, or are somehow forgotten when the mainstream media talks about family?

 

World Picture Conference 2018

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:26am
Jules O'Dwyer / University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

 

World Picture Conference 2018

 

 

University of Cambridge

12 & 13 December

 

REPRODUCTION 

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Anne Boyer

(Kansas City Art Institute/University of Cambridge)

  

Tiziana Terranova

Animating Blackness - NEMLA 2019

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:18am
NEMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since 2005, when Sianne Ngai first developed the concept of “animatedness” to describe the ways that racialized bodies are made machine-like through external manipulation, Ngai’s work has continued to provide a useful foundation for investigating representations of black voices and black bodies in African American literature and culture. This session seeks papers that will contribute to this broader scholarly conversation by considering the ways in which black bodies have continued to be voiced, mediated, automatized, and silenced by external forces.

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; October 31, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:07am
Patricia K. Bostian / Central Piedmont Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek intelligent critical articles written in a clear, readable style that offer our readers thoughtful, useful, pedagogically sound, and innovative ideas for teaching American literature. We are also interested in articles about new American authors or lesser known authors who haven't seen much study, particularly in ways that they could add to students' experiences of American literature. All articles go through a blind peer review process with editorial staff making all final publishing decisions.

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