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2019 WALT WHITMAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:06am
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) invites you to attend the inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival (WWIF) to be held August 9-11, 2019 at Walt’s Birthplace on Long Island, NY, in celebration of Whitman’s Bicentennial birthday. Join this historic celebration.

Walt was born here in 1819 in a home built by his father. In Walt’s poem, “There Was a Child Went Forth,” he commemorates his Birthplace environs that “became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.”

Kalamazoo 2019: Beyond the Battlefield: Medieval Literature in Wartime

updated: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:03am
Daniel Davies (University of Pennsylvania) and Max Ashton (Stanford University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

How does medieval war resonate beyond the battlefield? This roundtable session invites papers that consider the relationship between medieval literature and wartime. War punctuates our understanding of the Middle Ages, providing us with frameworks for comprehending and interpreting the events of history, and the corpus of literature created in response to these conditions is equally broad. In its most literal sense, wartime literature is the narration or memorialization of events on the battlefield, from the Battle of Maldon to the work of Jordan Fantosme and the poetry attributed to Laurence Minot. Wartime, however, is less a temporal or veridical marker than a loaded conceptual term. What counts as wartime? When does it begin and end?

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:19pm
Transitions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 10th November 2018

After a year’s hiatus we are delighted to announce this call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck is a platform for emerging research that is free to attend and participate in.

Shakespeare’s Literary Recovery and Afterlife (British Shakespeare Association 2019 Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Nikki Roulo / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Echoing Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Claude  McKay notes, “You place your Seers with madmen, fools and rogues, Their words distort and twist.” This panel will explore the “distort and twist” of words, examining how Shakespeare’s literary work (re)defines and intersects with race and community today. How is Shakespeare recovered within minority communities? How is his work used in music to address race and contemporary issues? Why is his work subverted and reconfigured to address contemporary issues of race and nation? Do performances place the audience in a place of complicitness? This session invites papers that explore the intersection of his literary recovery and race.

Topics may include:

ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
The International Association of Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

CFP: ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"

The International Association of Robin Hood Studies is sponsoring a session on “Rhetoric of Resistance” at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (ICMS 2019).

Special Issue "Exploring Contemporary Historical Fiction"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:08pm
Dr Elodie Rousselot, School of Social, Historical & Literary Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.

“Mementos and the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot”

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:43pm
2019 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Call for Papers, “Mementos and the Nineteenth-Century Marriage Plot” for “Monuments and Memory,” INCS 2019 (March 21-24, 2019 in Dallas, TX)

Please submit a 250-word abstract by September 5, 2018 to Catherine J. Golden at cgolden@skidmore.edu and Melissa Rampelli at mrampelli@holyfamily.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED 7/30 Call for Panels: SHARP @ RSA 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:31am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Toronto, ON on 17-19 March 2019. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation.

Spaces between Fiction and Nonfiction in Literatures of Witness (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism

Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”

cfp for monographic journal issue

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:59am
I-DLang Centre University Orientale Naples
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for papers for the special issue: “Translating and Interpreting Linguistic and Cultural Differences in a Migrant Era”

The next monographic issue of the I-LanD Journal will be centred on exploring the role which translation and interpreting play as activities which potentially foster the recognition or misrecognition of, amongst others, sexual, ethnic, racial and class differences in an era of great waves of migrations, and will be edited by Eleonora Federici (University L'Orientale, Naples), and Rosario Martín Ruano and África Vidal Claramonte (University of Salamanca). Contributions should adhere to any of the following: 

Translating gender and sexualities; 

Translation and interpreting as cultural mediation; 

"NATURE VS. CULTURE"

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:56am
17TH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

EGE UNIVERSITY 17TH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

 

“NATURE VS. CULTURE”

 

Ege University, Faculty of Letters, İzmir, TURKEY

May 8-10, 2019

NeMLA Panel - Literature, Theory, and Visual Arts: Hybrid Regimes in the 20th and 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
50th NeMLA Annual Convention - SUNY University at Buffalo, Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The panel invites theoretical reflections and/or case studies on questions of influence, convergence, correspondence, contagion, intertextuality, and cross-fertilization in the discourses of contemporary literature and literary criticism, critical theory, visual arts, and art criticism. Where, why, and how do (or may) the discourses of the three seemingly independent disciplines intersect? How has the vocabulary of one helped shape the conceptual tools of another? What new possibilities of interarts comparison does this hybridation open for the Comparative Literature of the 21st century?

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Call for Bookbird Issue 57.3 (July 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English

Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words

Call for Bookbird Issue 57.2 (Apr 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Open-themed Issue

Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books). Full papers should be submitted to the editors, Petros Panaou (ppanaou@uga.edu) and Janelle Mathis (janelle.mathis@unt.edu) by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at http://www.ibby.org/bookbird.

Call for Bookbird Issue 57.1 (Jan 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature

Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.

Resisting ‘Religion’

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:52am
American Association of Religion, Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

AARWR 2019 Annual Conference
Arizona State University | March 2-3, 2019

Resisting ‘Religion’

CFP: Capture Japan – Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:51am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Contributions are now being accepted for a new edited book titled ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book aims to analyse, deconstruct and challenge representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art, anime, manga, comics, television or advertising. Through a series of case studies by an international group of experts in the field, the book will highlight the institutional framework that has allowed certain types of images of Japan to be promoted, while others have been suppressed.

Poetics and Politics of Translation and Rewriting in Early Modern Literature in English (Northeast Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Convention)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:48am
Emiliano Gutierrez Popoca/ Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The achievements of Early Modern literature in English evince the relevance of translation for literary history. The impact of translation on the development of new literary modes and genres during this period is often acknowledged. It is clear, for instance, that the sonnet in English, both as a verse form and as a mode of individual lyrical expression, is traced to its introduction to the English tradition through Wyatt and Surrey’s translations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere.

Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Humanities Classroom (special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:07am
Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches the teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.

 

Henry Roth: The Novel at the Periphery

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:02am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention Washington, DC | March 21-24, 2019

Special Issue 'American Literary Naturalism in the World'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:01am
CR: The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the CR on American literary naturalism in a global context. As Christopher Hill has argued in “The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” the history of nineteenth-century naturalist fiction points to disorderly patterns of circulation that suggest “multiple, overlapping histories, together forming a heterogeneous history on the scale of the planet.” Using the concept of “travel” as his point of reference, Hill sees naturalism as a paradigm for thinking about transnational literary, cultural, and economic transformations.

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. In addition, we welcome creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary journalism. We are interested as well in work on pedagogy and on the profession.

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:42pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers (Conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:08am
Maria Stuart, Assistant Professor, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers: Expanding the Borders of Dysfluency Studies (Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, 12 October, 2018)

 Keynote speaker: Chris Eagle, Emory University, Centre for the Study of Human Health (Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature, 2014; Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability, ed. 2013)

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