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Call for chapter Proposals: To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature (deadlines approaching only two days left)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:47pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,

Extended Deadline for "Making Connections" Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:15pm
English Graduate Student Association/ Idaho State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

              Intermountain Graduate Conference: “Making Connections: Within, Between, and Beyond English and the Humanities”

                                                                                         March 8-9, 2019

 

                                   LOCATION: Salmon River Suites, Student Union Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

                                      TIMES: Friday, March 8, 09:00 AM – 06:30 PM; Saturday March 9, 08:30 AM- 06:30 PM

Call for Papers:                    

Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:05am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Since the turn of the millennium the United States of America has undergone what many have considered to be a series of political, financial, and institutional crises. At the same time, the increasing popularity of the science fiction genre has, in many ways, frequently both dramatized and provided a commentary on the fears and anxieties this period has evoked. The philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that allegory emerges most frequently in periods of crisis and uncertainty, correspondingly it is no coincidence that some of the most powerful films to emerge from American cinema in the last two decades are allegorical texts and many of which have come from the science fiction genre.

Playing at the Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Play in Children’s Literature, Media and Culture, September 12-14

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:29am
Centre for Research in Children's Literature at the University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Confirmed Keynotes:

Marah Gubar – Associate Professor, MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Paul Ramchandani – LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning, The University of Cambridge Faculty of Education

Performativity in Contemporary Culture (Conference)

updated: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 5:24pm
Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group

invites you to participate in its conference

 

Performativity in Contemporary Culture

on May 24-25, 2019

 

at the School of English and American Studies, ELTE, Budapest

 

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

updated: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:53pm
Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 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.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: The Street and the City – Encounters -

updated: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:24am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

Date: 11-12 April 2019

Convener: Univrsity of Lisbon Ceentre for English Studies (ULICES) 

 Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon 

 Keynote Speakers

António Castelbranco (Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon)

Chris Ewers (College of Humanities, University of Exeter)

Darran Anderson (author of Imaginary Cities)

 Call for Papers

Final Deadline Extension: Reckoning With Consent and Contract in Times of Instability

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:06pm
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Reckoning with Consent and Contract in Times of Instability

Indiana University Bloomington | March 1-2, 2019

Extended Submission Deadline: January 17, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser

Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University

Postwar Area Studies Group ALA 2019

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:23pm
Postwar Area Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group 2019 ALA

The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing three Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:

 

1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980

American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group

Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period.  Abstracts by January 15 to foertsch@unt.edu

 

2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980

DEADLINE EXTENDED: "In Forms" - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:16pm
University of Toronto Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

CFP: “In Forms”

University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

April 26, 2019

Toronto, Ontario Canada 

 “All the forms of art come to us in their own ways and allow us to make more forms, and to make this exchange” – Muriel Rukeyser

Engaging Fictions: Aesthetic Orientations and Reception of Novel

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

 

Engaging Fictions: Aesthetic Orientations and Reception of Novel

 

Submission for Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 12th issue

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 2:26am
Cyberwit.net
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.

Guidelines For Contributors https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/harvestsofnewmillennium

Twenty-fourth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:22pm
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Twenty-Fourth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

March 29, 2019

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Alva Noë, Professor of Philosophy at UC-Berkeley and author of Infinite Baseball

Free-Exchange 2019: Community Building as Resistance

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5:07pm
University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

University of Calgary, 8-10 March 2019

Deadline for submissions EXTENDED until January 28, 2019.

Community Building as Resistance

Free-Exchange 2019: Community Building as Resistance

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5:05pm
University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

University of Calgary, 8-10 March 2019

Deadline for submissions EXTENDED until January 28, 2019.

Community Building as Resistance

Home, Community, and Culture- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:40pm
Louisiana State University Comparative Literature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Home, Community, and Culture

3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference

Comparative Literature Graduate Association 

Louisiana State University


March 29 - 30, 2019

 

 

“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”

–      Salman Rushdie,

Washington Irving's Sketchbook at 200 (ALA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:42pm
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), which includes “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Washington Irving Society invites proposals for any topic related to The Sketch Book for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 15, 2019. For more information about ALA and the WIS, please see americanliteratureassociation.org and irvingsociety.wordpress.com.

Towards Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction [deadline for submissions: Feb. 1st]

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 9:31am
CECILLE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Towards Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)

Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA) 


Keynote speakers:

Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)

Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)

Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)

 

Radical Materialisms

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:23am
Boston College English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Radical Materialisms

Boston College English Graduate Conference

April 6th, 2019

New materialisms and object-oriented ontology offer a radical reorganization—perhaps a democratization—of human/object relations, deemphasizing human agency in favor of a “parliament of things.” This conference asks if such approaches have been too quick to abandon human politics altogether. Can new materialisms be both conceptually and politically radical?

The Desert and the USA

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:57am
Université Bretagne Sud/South Brittany, Lorient, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

International transdisciplinary symposium organized by HCTI (EA 4249) November 21-23, 2019 at the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient, South Brittany, France.

“The Desert and the USA” 

Otukpa: A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke Volume 1 Numbers 1 and 2

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:25pm
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Otukpa: A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke.

Call for Papers.

Interested scholars, researchers and practitioners in the broad areas of the humanities and social sciences are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 1, Nos. 1&2 of Otukpa. The volume will be published in April,  2019.

Prose Poetry Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:32pm
Leeds Trinity University / Prose poetry UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

To mark the publication of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, edited by Anne Caldwell and Oz Hardwick, there will be a one-day symposium at Leeds Trinity University (UK) on Saturday 13th July 2019.

The symposium will consist of talks, panels, the official launch of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, and an optional workshop. Further details may be found below. We welcome non-traditional modes of presentation and welcome panel proposals.

The organisers invite proposals from scholars and practitioners (with 150-word abstracts) for 20-minute presentations which may address – though need not necessarily be limited to – one of the following topics:

REPRESENTATION IN THE TIME OF THE POSTHUMAN: TRANSHUMAN ENHANCEMENT IN 21ST CENTURY STORYTELLING. 16th International Conference on Contemporary Narratives in English

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:21am
University of Zaragoza
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 4, 2019

REPRESENTATION IN THE TIME OF THE POSTHUMAN: TRANSHUMAN ENHANCEMENT IN 21ST CENTURY STORYTELLING

16th International Conference on Contemporary Narratives in English

http://typh.unizar.es/conference/

 

University of Zaragoza, Spain

May 29-31, 2019

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Difference and Indifference in Irish Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:51am
18th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR IRISH STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

18th AEDEI CONFERENCE

“Difference and Indifference in Irish Studies”

29 - 31 May 2019
University of the Balearic Islands

EXTENDED CFP - Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:07pm
University of Rochester, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Call for Papers
 Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness12th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conferenceat the University of RochesterApril 12-13, 2019
 Keynote: Jean Ma, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University
 https://dslab.lib.rochester.edu/vcsconference/

Annual Graduate Conference 2019: Silences in Literary Trauma Studies: A Reconsideration

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 3:17pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

 Annual Graduate Conference 2019, hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo, 5th April 2019


 Silences in Literary Trauma Studies: A Reconsideration

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:31pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Technology Embodied – Body Modification, Synthetics, and the Posthuman in SF Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

 

As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?

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