Cultural life in the regions is part of what makes our regional centres vibrant places to live, work, create, share, and participate, as well as providing the basis for insights concerning place, space, and identity that can be divergent from those arising from other locatednesses. The experience of regional Australia is unique. John Woinarski has written that there "are places in Australia that are awe-inspiring, spectacular, mysterious; they touch our spirit and help define our nation"; but these places are complicated, for ideas of the bush or the outback are "sometimes more shifting myth than reality".
III JRAAS Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
The JRAAS team is pleased to announce the third JRAAS Conference New Perspectives, which aims to give students and young researchers the opportunity to present papers on subjects connected to Anglo-American studies. We offer a platform where new ideas can be shared and discussed openly, in order to lay the foundations for an engaged dialogue between the next generation of scholars.
The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its third annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 5-7 at the Killashee Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.
The theme for 2019 is “The Technologies of Preaching.” We are defining “technology” quite broadly; topics related to the theme might include
The 2019 Conference on John Milton—to be held October 17-19, 2019 in Birmingham, AL--welcomes papers and roundtables on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes, trends, and contexts. In addition, we welcome papers with a specific focus on Milton and early modern women writers and especially Lucy Hutchinson.
We are also happy to consider papers that focus only on Hutchinson. Plenary speakers will be David Norbrook and Erin Murphy.
Although the Holocaust has long engaged writers in Canada – those with and without direct links to the historic event – their particular exploration of the subject has received little critical or scholarly attention. We now invite submissions to a collection of scholarly essays on Canadian literary works that treat the subject of the Holocaust.
Call for contributions for Digi-Mediated-Culture; a one-day symposium that will consider the social, cultural and political space between human consciousness and digital technology. Digi-Mediated-Culture will examine the intersection between humans and machines as a generative space for creative production. Digi-Mediated-Culture invites proposals from academics, artists, designers, philosophers, linguists, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, programmers, et.al. The symposium will be held on 10th May 2019 in Swansea College of Art’s Reading Room, ALEX, Alexandra Road, Swansea - 1.30pm – 6.00pm
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, January 9th-12th, 2020.
Title of Session: John Clare: Conversations in Song
Scholarship on any aspect of song, music, or conversation in Clare. Papers might touch on personification, voice and its relation to print, and/or Clare’s way of relating to the non-human world.
Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2019 to Erica McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.
The JRAAS (Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies) team is a research group based at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) in the University of Porto, Portugal. Apart from the many activities we organize, we also send out a monthly newsletter.
We welcome submissions of short articles, essays, poems, short stories or any academic or creative object within the general scope of Anglo-American Studies for our monthly newsletter. The submissions can be sent year-round.
Send your submissions to email@example.com with the subject heading 'JRAAS Newsletter Submission'
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
p-ISSN 1593-2478 | e-ISSN 2385-2917
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Call for Papers
Journal of Working Class Studies
Social Haunting, Classed Affect, and the Afterlives of Deindustrialization
This Special Issue of the Journal of Working Class Studies will bring together essays that explore the lingering afterlives of deindustrialization.
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Call for Chapters: New Critical Approaches to the Giallo Film.
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns.
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Argentina
Cathedra of Film and Literature
From abolitionist literature to antiwar painting, from documentary photography to committed filmmaking, the arts have been tools of resistance to dominant ideologies. Artistic practices provide people with a means of dissent in democratic and/or authoritarian societies. Under the cover of visual or poetic metaphors, artists imagine alternative realities that can be read as arts of resistance. The world has witnessed in the postwar era a proliferation of artistic trends, a constant re-evaluation of what constitutes a work of art, a multiplicity of experimentations and explorations, not to mention an ever-increasing diversity of media available to express the artist’s ideas.
CFP: 54th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Cultural Memory and Trauma: Literary and Visual Representations
Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25, 2019
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders
A Graduate Student Conference (10th Annual) in Transnational American Studies
Department of English, Binghamton University
Date: April 13, 2019 (Saturday); Venue: Downtown Center, Binghamton University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Keynote: Caroline Levine (Professor, Department of English, Cornell University)
Minor(ity) Texts: Formalizing Resistance
This special issue of the journal Humanities is dedicated to a field that is currently experiencing a veritable explosion: contemporary historical fiction. In recent years the genre has been successful in securing coveted literary prizes and in attracting the efforts of some of the best contemporary writers of fiction.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Forms of Justice: Reflections on Writing, Creativity, and Social Change
St. John’s University English Graduate Conference
Date: April 6, 2019
The Humanities at the Crossroad of the Local and the Post-Global
October 17-18-19, 2019, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
A collaboration between Phantasma Center and the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies on Planetarity (CELCP, Université de Montréal)
Co-presidents: Laura T. Ilea, Corin Braga, Simon Harel, Heike Härting
The Cold War is often historicized as a struggle between two opposing ideological camps with the United States and Russia at the helm, vying for political and economic control of Eurasia. Such historiography relies on a binary that is used to divide the world geo-politically, economically, and culturally, and ignores the intertwined histories of international socialism, personality cults, and local solidarity campaigns in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Studies have focused on the distribution of Soviet influence over Central and Eastern Europe, but there are less well documented histories of the formal and informal circulation of ideas, people, and images from China into and about Eastern Europe through the communist/socialist and non-aligned networks.
2020 MLA Annual Convention
Seattle, 9-12 January 2020
Women in French Guaranteed Session
The Human Body and Gendered Technology in the French and Francophone Traditions
“Kinship as Critical Idiom in Oceanic Studies”
Special thematic issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Katharina Fackler and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)
An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing
4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK
Conference language: English
Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019
We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE:
Silence, Speech, Memory, Message, Understanding – AFTER 75 YEARS
2019, November 14th – 16th.
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Please send an email with interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. The volume is almost complete but I am looking for several chapters as shared at the end of this call. Please see if there are any you may be interested in and we can discuss more about the requirements. I am looking for a quicker turnaround, but I am flexible. I can send a full CFP when you inquire.
Call for Papers:
Working Title: Representations of African American Professionals on TV Series Since the 1990s
Publication by McFarland Press
Edited by LaToya T. Brackett
Proposed Special Session for MLA 2020 in Seattle (Jan. 9-12)
The upcoming 2020 MLA Conference is being held in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix's hometown, 50 years after his death in 1970.
To mark this meeting, we welcomes proposals about the significance of Hendrix and his music to cultural and literary studies, including how his legacy continues to infuse and inspire artists, writers, and scholars. We are especially interested in papers that tie his music to larger movements of black expression, such as blues traditions, black radical aesthetics, or the Black Arts Movement, as well as other innovative analyses inspired by affect theory and performance studies.
Since the arrival of the first European colonists on the North American continent, frontiers have served as powerful forces within the public imagination. Often characterized as lawless hinterlands, frontiers call boundaries into question and operate largely independently of, yet in juxtaposition with, larger units--imperial, national, cultural, racial--in which they are classified. For this proposed panel to the Charles Brockden Brown Society Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky from October 3-5, 2019, we invite proposals exploring any facet of the utility of frontiers, or borderlands, to protest or revise social or cultural ideas from the colonial period to the present.
Literature Film Quarterly (LFQ) invites you to submit an article to our journal, now available as an open access publication at https://lfq.salisbury.edu/
As the longest-standing journal of adaptation studies, LFQ has blazed a trail in the field since 1973. Our past issues are now archived through JSTOR, and therefore accessible in over 9,000 institutions worldwide. And our readership that was in over 30 counties in print is now expanding through our new online presence. We invite you to be part of this growth.
The coexistence in practice though not always in name of sometimes very different knowledges is both an ancient and modern concern. The Middle Ages saw the development of the concept of translatio studii alongside a growing interest in translation from other languages and cultures, both ancient and contemporary. At its core, translatio studii is the absorption of knowledge or practice from one culture into another, resulting in a text or practice that presents itself as part of the dominant culture, but retains something of its origins as well.
CALL FOR PAPERS--Deadline March 1st, 2019
Why Remember? Memory in Times of War and Its Aftermath
Topic: Border Poetics and Politics: 1989 and the Fall of the Wall
July 9th-July 10th, 2019
Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina