THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: A HKS SYMPOSIUM While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant.
The First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture (HJC-1), which will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019, is now calling for abstracts. This conference is open to all graduate students globally (including advanced undergraduates who are progressing to postgraduate studies) to submit research in the areas of linguistics, literature and culture.
Each person may submit at most one single authored and one co-authored abstract to HeterotopicJunction@gmail.com by 1 December 2018.
The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.
The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. Looking at more than just dystopian literature, we are interested in papers that explore the theme of "Hong Kong Dystopia" from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.
5th Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts: Scripture and the Disciplines
Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
February 15-16, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Waldstein, The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the fifth annual Braniff Graduate Conference in the Liberal Arts. This year’s conference aims to explore the ways in which the Bible informs or has transformed the liberal arts disciplines.
2nd Biennial International Conference on Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Changes, Innovations, Reversals: Warsaw, 16-17 September 2019
This conference will be taking place at the Faculty of Modern Languages building, University of Warsaw
The American Civil War and Reconstruction
Popular Culture Association
National Conference 2019
April 17-20, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
We invite proposals for essays to be published in EDWARD ALBEE: INFLUENCE, which will be Volume 4 of NEW PERSPECTIVES IN EDWARD ALBEE STUDIES, to be published by Brill. Essays can focus on theatrical, literary or cultural influences on Albee's work OR on Albee's influence on other writers, directors or genres. In particular, we are interested in essays on any or all of the following topics: Playwrights who influenced Albee's work and theatrical styles which influenced his work. Albee and American history/culture. Eg.
Illinois Medieval Association
36th Annual Conference
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
23-24 Februrary, 2019
A call for papers: “Outliers and Outsiders”
This panel will take place at the “Paradise on Fire,” the 2019 ASLE Conference from June 25-30th in Davis, California
What do you see when you look at the moon?
Ancient Mayans saw a rabbit. Taoists saw a toad. Modern, western cultures saw a man’s face. Contemporary science sees clues to the origin of life on earth.
Call for Papers
Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submission deadline extended to December 1, 2018.
Please note also the requirement of AN ABSTRACT with submissions!
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2019 issue, themed “Archival Research: Discovery, Truth, and Imagination.” Submission deadline extended to December 1, 2018.
Critical scholarship of comics, cartoons, and graphic narratives has been a burgeoning field in research and debate for at least the last twenty-five years. Amid such scholarly richness, LGBTQ comics criticism and scholarly attention to LGBTQ comics and cartoons is at least keeping pace with a field within which it is still negotiating its position.
Call for Papers for ELN Issue:
Indigenous Narratives of Creation and Origin: American Hemisphere Perspectives
Penelope Kelsey and Leila Gomez, co-editors
University of Colorado, Boulder
For this ASLE 2019 panel, we invite papers that explore the intersections of environmental thinking and experimentation. From Thomas Moore’s "Utopia" (1516) to Charles Darwin’s studies on the Galápagos in the nineteenth century, places such as islands, as well as human and nonhuman bodies, have been figured as sites of aesthetic, political, and scientific experimentation.
The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH): Investigating the Future Territories: Utopia, Dystopia, and Others (REVISED, not for the international conference)
Deadline for submissions:
November 15, 2018
Full name / Name of organization:
The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH)
The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
The Institute of the Future Humanities: www.ifh.or.kr
MELUS 2019 Call for Papers
Join us for the 33rd Annual MELUS Conference in Cincinnati, OH
Conference Theme: “Underground Histories”
Dates: March 21-24, 2019
Keynote Speakers: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Saidiya Hartman
Conference website: https://melus2019.com/
Hosted by the University of Cincinnati
Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 W 5th St., Cincinnati, OH
Deadline for Abstracts: October 15, 2018
Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: Recovery and Reception
33rd Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) Conference: "Underground Histories"
The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce their bi-annual conference on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Heather Love (Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania) and Bernie Rhie (Associate Professor of English, Williams College).
Form and Reform
Cornell Medieval Studies Student Conference 2019
The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its twenty-ninth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 16th of February 2019 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.
Please consider submitting an abstract to the panel described below for the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, to be held June 26-30, 2019, at the University of California, Davis. Representing Empire in British Modernism—A Crisis of Environmental Aesthetics
Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance
Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019
The picture as a representation constitutes the medium/message to communicate/ establish the truth. As a fragment of memory and testimony that the Arts convey from painting to sculpture, the portrait is associated with the concepts of similarity, materiality, and presence configuring, as well, an order. From the rescue of oblivion and death to the legitimation of power, the portrait guarantees the perpetuity of the moment with its solemnity.
Good morning, I have received six requests now for a deadline extension for my proposed edited collection, Representing Abortion, so I decided to extend the deadline. Please see below for the CFP, and get in touch if you have any questions. Rachel
Call for papers: Representing Abortion
Edited by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst
EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: October 15, 2018
Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors
July 3-5, 2019
School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon
Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.
This proposed international seminar aims to respond to the current state of world affairs: notably, the inherent ontological vulnerability of life and the economic, socially-conditioned precariousness of individuals, societies and populations, which have been heightened since the 2008 financial crisis. Caused by an economic shift in the labour market and global neoliberal capitalism, precarity has been increasing due to world-wide inequality as “more extensive and less visible patterns of global dispossession” and “relatively unstable and dispersed conditions of deprivation and insecurity” gain ground (During 2015).
This study day aims to bring researchers together to debate the postmodern and postcolonial intersections in literary and cultural studies. Grounded in contemporary postmodern and postcolonial thematic and aesthetic concerns, the study day will attempt to explore the confluences of the two theoretical trends, the discursive spaces offered by the first to the second. In this regard, relations between the East and the West and how such relations are presented and re-represented in multifarious ways in the writing and re-writing of literary and cultural texts are investigated.
It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.
Call for Papers: Modernist Art Writing / Writing Modernist Art
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Nottingham, 24-25 June 2019
Keynote speakers: Susan Harrow (University of Bristol) and Sarah Hayden (Southampton University)