“Works in Progress: New Approaches”
Friday, May 3, 2019
“Works in Progress: New Approaches”
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
In the “Preface by the Translator” that Margaret Fuller penned for her translation of Goethe’s Tasso, she states: “There are difficulties attending the translation of German works into English which might baffle one much more skillful in the use of the latter than myself. A great variety of compound words enable the German writer to give a degree of precision and delicacy of shading to his expressions nearly impracticable with the terse, the dignified, but by no means flexible English idiom” (Art, Literature and the Drama, p. 355).
The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).
Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word. TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals.
All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers. Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.
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Seeking Contributions for excommunicated (the newsletter of the International Society for Heresy Studies), Vol. 4, No. 2,
Every heretic sooner or later faces issues of freedom of speech (or its opposite: censorship). While there may be mute heresies of a ritual nature, most of the time, heresy expresses itself in language, and it would not be termed heresy if this dissenting discourse were not in tension with normative ways of talking about faith, doctrine, and values.
10. Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung: Das Romantisch-Fantastische – The Romantic Fantastic
September 18th–23rd, 2019 at the Free University of Berlin, Cinepoetics - Center for Advanced Film Studies and Department of Film Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Literature and the Problem of Evil”
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 56 (1/2020)
Fiona Ellis (University of Roehampton, London)
Marek Drwięga (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
Adriana Warmbier (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
Submission deadline: August 31, 2019
Deadline extended to January 20, 2019. The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its tenth annual issue, to be published in spring 2019. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, both shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
IABA Asia-Pacific International Conference 2019
“Life Writing and Asia-Pacific Cultures”
“Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean”
October 17-19, 2019
Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean.”
Call for Chapters: Reclaiming the Tomboy: Posthumanism, Gender Representation, and Intersectionality
Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2019
Full name / Name of Organization: Dr. Jen Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
Dr. Holly Wells, East Stroudsburg University, USA
Dr. Erica Joan Dymond, East Stroudsburg University, USA
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Current Special Issue CFP: "New Narrative "
Special Edition: ‘Horrific Bodies: surveillance, screens and screams’
Edited by Susan Flynn, University of the Arts, London
and Antonia Mackay, Oxford Brookes University
Northern Lights Film and Media Studies Yearbook
Rule-making and rule-breaking: discipline and indiscipline in American dance and music
AFEA annual congress, University of Nantes, France, May 21-24 , 2019
Call for Presenters
African & African American Studies’ Inaugural Emerging Scholars Conference
April 11-12, 2019
Call for Submissions: Essays on "Whiteness at Work"
An Illness of Her Own: Women and Their Writing Processes and Products
Teaching While Queer: Stories, Strategies, and Radical Possibilities
Call for Abstracts / Call for Action
Attachment and Affect
March 22-23, 2019
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote by Lisa Ruddick (UChicago)
Master class with Rita Felski (UVA/SDU)
Why does the study of literature matter? What is the relationship between reader and text? How can affective responses to texts inform criticism? This conference seeks to take seriously our aesthetic and affective attachments, the attachments at work within and among literary texts, and the ways attachments form and function.