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Extended Deadline: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:50pm
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

 

[Deadline Extended] TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:36pm
TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V: TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS

We invite community college faculty to submit paper and panel proposals for the fifth Transitions and Transactions conference presented by the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY on April 24-25, 2020. The Transitions and Transactions conference is dedicated to helping community college instructors flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population, the challenges and constraints specific to our profession, and the pressures of our particular historical moment.

Call For Papers: Screening Stephen King Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:37am
School of Film, Media and Communication, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Screening Stephen King Symposium - FMC, University of Portsmouth

Round Table with Invited Panellists: Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton),Simon Brown (Kingston University) and Lorna Jowett (University of Northampton)

May 1, 2020

Call for chapters for edited book

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:37am
Religion in South Asian Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020

                                                           Call for chapters for edited book

 

deadline for abstract submissions: February 27, 2020

deadline for full manuscript submissions: March 30, 2020

(Minimum word limit: 4000 words, MLA 8th Style of Writing)

                                          

Religion in South Asian Fictions to be edited by Sk Sagir Ali, Goutam Karmakar and Nasima Islam

Concept Note:

Language, Culture, Environment Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:36am
Vivienne Westbrook / KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

EDITORIAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Culture, Environment (co-edited by Dr. Vivienne Westbrook, Professor of English & Cultural Studies at KIMEP University and John Westbrook, Senior Lecturer at KIMEP University) is currently inviting submissions for the January 2020 edition of this important new journal. The title of this issue will be  2020: Retrospect, Revision and Vision. https://kimep.kz/lcej/

"Unique Archives" -- ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:35am
Digital Americanists Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 13, 2020

“Unique Archives”
Following up on the successful 2019 panel, the Digital Americanists seek proposals (c. 250 words) for a panel at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference (San Diego, May 21–24, 2020).

Le riviste italiane di poesia degli anni '70-'90

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:32am
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

ITALIAN POETRY MAGAZINES BETWEEN THE 70'S AND 90's

 

edited by Claudia Crocco, Paolo Giovannetti and Carla Gubert

 

 

American Literature Panel Proposal: Alternative Realities

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:32am
Robyn Johnson University of California Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

American Literature Association (ALA) Panel Topic Proposal: Alternative Realities

This panel aims to explore alternative realities or perspectives that can be applied to and appear in American literature.  Through this exploration, it is possible to discover new avenues of discussion and interpretation of popular and/or canonical texts, which in turn allows for deeper cultural and social understanding.  Examining work that literally and figurative create alternative realities illuminates social anxieties, era-tied socio-cultural psyches, and continuing cultural patterns of oppression.

This panel is open to any American text, whether it is literature, graphic fiction, TV, video games and so on. 

AALCS at American Literature Association Symposium 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:32am
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association Symposium

“American Poetry”

February 20-22, 2020Klimpton Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

 

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Conference on "Restoration Epistolarity"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 8:59am
Gerd Bayer, Jaroslaw Jasenowski / Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Conference on “Restoration Epistolarity”

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Erlangen, 27-28 March 2020

 

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* "You Are Here" 2020: ID Conference on Place, Space, & Embodiment

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 5:41pm
"You Are Here": Creighton University's Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space & Embodiment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

“YOU ARE HERE”:

4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT

MARCH 20TH-21ST,2020

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

OMAHA, NE, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Keynote Speakers:

Karen Tei Yamashita is a Professor of Literature, Creative Writing, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Tropic of Orange, I Hotel, and, Letters to Memory.

Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Pablo Baisotti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series

Pablo Baisotti, editor

Dear colleagues I would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series The project will be divided into 4 volumes:

Special Journal Issue: The Witch in the Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Andreea Marculescu (University of Oklahoma)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature

 

In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.

 

ALA2020: American Travel Writing (2 panels)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline, January 15, 2020

Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

 

The SSATW (https://www.facebook.com/americantravelwriting/) invites abstracts of 250-300 words for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).  The society will be hosting two thematically linked panels.

                                                                   

Black Studies, Activism & Emergence

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

SPARK 2020 CALL

BLACK STUDIES, ACTIVISM & EMERGENCE 

Deadline for Submission for May 2020 Issue: 30 December 2019

 

Sparkis an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published annually. It provides a forum for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies to articulate the public and disciplinary value of their social justice pursuits.

 

Patch Up! A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
York University, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Call for Participants

PATCH UP!

A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

October 2-4, 2020

York University

Toronto, Canada

All in the Mind: Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Whitney Hardin & Julia Kiernan, Kettering University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Call for Proposals

All in the Mind: Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Culture

Editors:

Whitney Hardin, Kettering University

Julia Kiernan, Kettering University

 

ALIEN PROCESSES: REPRODUCTION & TIME

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:16pm
Ekin Erkan/The New Centre of Research & Practice
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The intensifying intimacy between humans and technology generates “de-naturalized” relations of body, cognition and time. This bodily experience of alienation is not solely technological, but also social. While we can try to escape denaturalization and alienation, we can also consider them as autonomous processes of production and reproduction.

Today, predictive processing determines how control is produced and reproduced technically, whether in drone warfare, high-speed trading, computerized borders, or facial recognition technologies. As attention-management, statistical parameters and machine learning emerge as nonlinear instruments, biology is no longer describable under the strict terms of biopower.

“Digital Humanities in the American Literature Classroom” -- ALA 2020

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:16pm
Digital Americanists Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 13, 2020

“Digital Humanities in the American Literature Classroom”
The Digital Americanists solicit abstracts (c. 250 words) for a roundtable discussion at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference (San Diego, May 21–24, 2020).

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:15pm
Georgia State University Department of African American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice is the first popular culture and social justice conference to be held at Georgia State University. The conference will be held in Atlanta on February 6 and 7, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the use of popular culture in social justice. Specifically, this conference will examine the ways in which artists, scholars and activists have used popular culture to pursue social justice. Various forms of popular culture are used in the fight for social justice across the many realities of the human condition. This includes music, comic books, literature, film, television programs and social media branding.

Environment and Post colonialism: A Literary Response

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:13pm
Shubhanku Kochar/ Anjum Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Chapters

Tentative title Environment and Post colonialism: A Literary Response

American Assoc for Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:13pm
Brenda Machosky / Univ of Hawai`i West O`ahu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Call for Papers: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference

April 15–18, 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2020 annual conference. Papers addressing any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and other areas of Oceania are welcome. Papers on Aboriginal, Maori, or other indigenous topics are especially welcome, as we will be making connections to the local indigenous peoples. Proposals from current students are encouraged. Presentations are 20 minutes long; however, alternate presentation formats can be submitted. 

Space, Place, and Abyss

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:45pm
Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

February 28th - March 1st, 2020

Hosted at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

https://uofcfreeexchange.wordpress.com/

 

Sometimes, when you look into the Abyss, the Abyss looks back and says Hello! 

So, hello!

The University of Calgary, English Department Graduate Association’s Free-Exchange Committee cordially invites you to join Free Exchange, our annual interdisciplinary graduate conference.

HISTORICAL CORPOREALITIES

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:40pm
Center for Early Cultures at University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”

2020 Graduate Student Conference

Center for Early Cultures

University of California, Irvine

Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019

Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.

CFP-Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
Brett Robinson, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

Edited by: Brett A.B. Robinson (Brock University) and Dr. Christine Daigle (Brock University)

Call for Paper Proposals:

Literature and Gender

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
ANTAE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Literature and Gender

The international journal antae is inviting full length contributions on the interspaces between literary studies and gender studies.

If gender is often scripted, then it might be best to examine how its narrative qualities can be produced, reproduced, rewritten, disrupted, or suspended. But what are these qualities, and how can one think—and write—otherwise?

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