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Adventures in Alcott Scholarship at the Concord Free Public Library

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Over decades, William Munroe Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson and her predecessors and colleagues at the Concord Free Public Library have amassed a distinguished collection of materials by and about the Alcotts. Among those archival holdings are literary manuscripts, personal papers, microfilmed diaries and letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, and research papers by or about Louisa May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, as well as Abigail May “Abba” Alcott and Abby May Alcott Nieriker (“Alcott Holdings in the Special Collections,” CFPL, https://concordlibrary.org/special-collections/collections/alcott ).

Nature Writing’s Future Pasts

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Land Lines: British Nature Writing 1789-2014 (AHRC Project)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more a narrative’. The different cetacean narratives add up to a devastating commentary to which even words such as ‘waste’ and ‘slaughter’ and ‘holocaust’ and ‘shame’ cannot do full justice.

Cultures of Toxicity

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:33pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Cultures of Toxicity

  

TCEA at the CEA: Re-envisioning Postcolonial Pedagogies in Uncertain Times

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:32pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Subject: Call for Papers: TCEA at CEA 2019

 

Call for Papers, Texas CEA at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana 2019

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on “Re-envisioning Postcolonial Pedagogies in Uncertain Times” for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Multicultural and World Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:32pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Subject: Call for Papers: Multicultural and World Literature proposals at CEA 2019

 

Call for Papers, Multicultural and World Literature proposals at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana 2019

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on “Multicultural and World Literature” for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Conference Theme

Digital and Archival Approaches to Theater History

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:31pm
Laura Aydelotte, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts is calling for papers for the conference on Digital and Archival Approaches to Theater History.  The conference will take place in honor of the first year of the NEH funded Philadelphia Playbills Project on January 17-18, 2019.

Caryl Churchill: Top Girls and more

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

The Comparative Drama Conference will be attending Mad Cow Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls on Thursday night (April 4th).  In honor of that event, the Board announces a call for papers that discuss Top Girls or any other Churchill play, so that our conversation about Churchill continues onwards from the performance itself.

A Political Hwang: David Henry Hwang Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

David Henry Hwang's latest work, Soft Power, which is, as he describes it, a play with a musical, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in May of this year.  Undoubtedly, Soft Power, which tells of a love story between a Chinese movie producer and Hillary Clinton, is Hwang's most overt piece of political theatre, written in response to the election of Donald Trump to President.  The David Henry Hwang Society invites asbtract proposals that examine Hwang and his plays in relation to his and their engagement with politics.  In other words, just how political is Hwang as a playwright?

In addition, the David Henry Hwang society invites any proposals that cover Hwang and his works in general.

MMLA Panel at ASLE 2019

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Lisa Ottum / MMLA / ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 26-30, 2019; University of California, Davis, Davis, CA).

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:28pm
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.

Fake News, Representations of Reality and Intermediality in South Africa

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
University of Paris Diderot -GRER (Group for Research on Eugenics and Racism)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fake News, Representations of Reality and Intermediality in South Africa

One-day conference

11 January 2019 University of Paris Diderot

 

Indigenous Shakespeare

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:15pm
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Seeking papers or presentations of scholarly argument and projects/teaching strategies that bring Shakespeare into an Indigenous context or an Indigenous context to the study of Shakespeare.  Panel will be proposed for the 2019 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference, to be held in Hamilton, New Zealand at the University of Waikato campus, 26-29 June 2019.

Please send 250 word abstract of 15-20 minute presentation, including argument or context, any specific Shakespeare plays or texts included in your work, and a one-page abbreviated c.v. that focuses on relevant qualifications as well as academic position (or equivalent), current institution, and degrees and/or other relevant information.

 

Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction (Part II)

updated: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The proposed panel aims to build on enthusiasm for the “Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction” panel, held at the ISSN conference in 2018. It will continue to explore how and why nonfiction uses “experimental or unnatural devices,” and the differences that obtain when such devices are used in nonfiction as opposed to fiction.

Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:10am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Call for Papers now Open!

 Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference (University College Dublin; 16-19 July 2019) 


Keynote Speakers
  • Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)
  • Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield)
  • Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
  • Erika Mihálycsa (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj)

  Guest Writers

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:52am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

[REMINDER: deadline for submissions: Nov. 1st] Reading and Writing the World: Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:48pm
EMMA & CECILLE
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reading and Writing the World:  Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change

An International Conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) in collaboration with CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères)

 

5-6 April 2019
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
Site Saint Charles

Keynote speakers:
Thomas Dutoit, Université de Lille 3, France (confirmed)
Bénédicte Meillon, Université de Perpignan UPVD, France (confirmed)

[REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 11/1] “Envisioning the Renaissance” (at CEA 3/28-30/2019)

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:06am
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Renaissance” at CEA,  March 28-30, 2019

| CEA 50th Annual Conference: “Visons and Revisions”

| Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, 739 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

| Phone: (504) 962-0500 

“See better” --Shakespeare

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of “vision” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. CEA celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter.

The Fluid Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:15pm
Virginia Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Papers 2019

Virginia Humanities Conference

THE FLUID HUMANITIES

Keynote Speaker: Julio Carrasco Bretón

April 12-13, 2019

Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA

Standing on Thresholds

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:27am
Universite de Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Standing on Thresholds

16th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

March 11th to 13th, 2019

 

Keynote speaker: Laura Fisher (Ryerson University)

 

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:13am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

6-9 JUNE 2019

Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

THEME: Natures, Pictures:  Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity 

Call for Papers

The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:  

- art history

Announcement for Situations Emerging Scholar Award

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:51am
Yonsei University/Department of English Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Announcement for Situations Emerging Scholar Award

 

Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context, a SCOPUS-indexed journal published at Yonsei University, is pleased to announce its first Emerging Scholar Award, which will be given to the best article about any aspect of Asian culture written by a graduate student or a post-doctoral researcher.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Empowerings and Victim Shaming: #Me too and its ambivalent repercussions

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:02am
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 19, 2018

“MeToo” was originally phrased/used as a slogan by Tarana Burke in 2006 to raise awareness against sexual violence against women. However, it wasn’t until October 15, 2017 that the slogan/phrase/hashtag became known globally. In the aftermath of the Weinstein affair Millano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.“ In less than 24 hours tens of thousands of people replied to her tweet.

Lacan in America

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 5:17pm
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Canadian Review of American Studies is seeking papers for a special issue on the work of French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and extensions of this work. The editors are interested in papers that might address the reception of Lacanian theory and clinical practice in North America. How has Lacan been taken up across the transatlantic between North America and Europe? Further, what is the state of Lacanian theory and psychoanalysis today in relation to mental health? How might Lacanian psychoanalysis speak to the current North American state of affairs? We are broadly interested in papers that explore psychoanalytic approaches at the intersection of aesthetics, poltics, ethics, history, gender studies or clinical work.

Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging, edited collection

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:59pm
Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) and Tyler Bradway (SUNY Cortland)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CFP: Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging, edited collection

Elizabeth Freeman, UC Davis
Tyler Bradway, SUNY Cortland

Deadline: January 1, 2019

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:56pm
South Texas College Interstice
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Perseverance builds character.

How does perseverance come about? By rising through a struggle, whether it is a provoked or unprovoked event that questions one’s ability to endure and survive a hardship. It is through one’s suffering and survival of such hardships in life -whether physical or mental - that one is able to build upon their character, thus leading to hope.

We are able to see these modes of struggle and perseverance in various facets from ethnicity, gender, and politics, to name a few, and we would like to hear, learn, and share them in our publication.

Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA (3/28-3/30/2019)

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:55pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

Call for Papers, Grammar and Linguistics at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:54pm
Shane Trayers/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

 

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

CFP: Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945: 21st Annual Conference of The Space Between

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:53pm
Nicole Flynn / The Space Between Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

CFP: “Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945”

21st Annual Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

May 30-June 1, 2019

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

 

What is the role of staging in The Space Between? What does it look like, where does it occur, and how does it function?

 

"Vladimir Nabokov: History and Geography"

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:53pm
Société Française Vladimir Nabokov
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Symposium « Vladimir Nabokov : History and Geography »6-8 June 2019, Paris, Sorbonne University / University of Cergy-Pontoise
Organized by Société française Vladimir Nabokov

 

 Keynote speakers: Isabelle Poulin (Bordeaux-Montaigne University) and Will Norman (University of Kent).

 

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