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John R. Milton Writers' Conference: This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre

updated: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:23pm
Leah McCormack / The University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Please join us from 25-27 October 2018 for the 11th biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. The 2018 conference theme, “This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Milton’s poetry collection This Lonely House (1968). We are excited to confirm Percival Everett, Ellen Forney, and Erika T. Wurth as keynote and featured authors; in addition, the conference will feature a workshop on creating comics, led by Ellen Forney, and readings by USD’s Department of English faculty duncan b. barlow, Leah McCormack, and Lee Ann Roripaugh.

Flann O’Brien: Intersections of Form and Identity

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 6:10am
International Flann O'Brien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Intersections of Form and Identity

The Parish Review: The Journal of the International Flann O’Brien Society 4.2

 

Literary Fantasy and its Discontents

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:38am
Taipei Tech (National Taipei University of Technology)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

In her still influential Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (1984), Kathryn Hume defines the literary fantastic as any departure from consensus reality, believing that it holds an equally significant position in literary history as mimesis. Rather than being a recent and sometimes academically marginalized genre, fantasy, for Hume, is integral to almost all literature.

SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:43pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh - A Graduate Student Confernce

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:42pm
Women's and Gender Studies - Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh

Graduate Student Conference
Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Alexander Library
5 October 2018

Confirmed Speakers:
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Associaiton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

The 90th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 2-4, 2018 at the Birmingham Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama. This year's conference theme is Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.

SAMLA invites scholars to submit CFPs both related and unrelated to our conference theme. Interested scholars can click http://bit.ly/2moL1kt to submit a CFP. A link to the CFP submission form can also be found on SAMLA's homepage at samla.memberclicks.net.

The Future of Education International Conference, 8th edition

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:44am
Pixel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 26, 2018

The 8th edition of the Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 28 - 29 June 2018.

The objective of the Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of education. The Future of Education conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current education projects and initiatives. The Call for Papers is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of education as well as to coordinators of teaching and training projects.

Experts in the field of education are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented in the conference.

Important dates:

Dissensus in the Postcolonial Anglophone World: History, Politics, and Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

 

The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.

 

15th International Connotations Symposium: Understanding (through) Annotations

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.

Exhaustion: Tired Bodies, Tired Worlds

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:23am
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Exhaustion

tired bodies, tired worlds

 

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

2019 CCCC Panel Proposal

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:22am
Daniel Libertz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Below is a CFP for a panel I am putting together for next year's 4C's. Please contact me with a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) about what you would like to present on by April 20th.

 

 

Pegagogy of the Literature Classroom: Social Justice Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:21am
Thomas Cassidy SC State U
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy.  While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature.  The questions this panel wants to ask is how we use literature to interrogate the barriers to social justice?  What stories do we tell our students, and how do we encourage students to become astute social critics?

2018 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/4/-10/7

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:20am
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Address: Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204

Phone: (317) 632-1234

Unmasking Masculinity: Superheroes and Defeating the Power of Patriarchy

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by May 7th, 2018 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the complex relationship between masculinity, toxic masculinity, gender, queerness, and superhero narratives. Over the last few years there have been books that that explore issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality within comic books but rarely have they engaged with the way the genre shapes and is shaped by contemporary conceptions of masculinity. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the masculinity in comics, as well as engage with critical works that deconstruct toxic version of masculinity or offer queerer, trans, and feminist counter-narratives of the concept.

 

The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

“Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars. Everything in such ages is new and yet familiar, full of adventure and yet their own.” Georg Lukács wrote those words in his Theory of the Novel in developing the point that art is no longer merely a copy of the world, but rather, an imagined totality. Though he favored realism, we can, perhaps borrow his point to explain the value of science fiction in today’s world. Few other genres exceed science fiction’s ability to portray the expansive space of the imaginary.

Environments of Change - Aigne Winter 2018 Issue

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:55am
Aigne Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

The contemporary world is undergoing a period of accelerated change which can be attributed to a number of different developments: technological advances, the ubiquity of social media and smartphones, the acceleration of global warming and the resultant environmental disasters, and major political upheavals such as Brexit and the growth of white nationalist movements across the globe. These and other changes create constantly shifting and unstable contemporary environments. In this climate of economic, political and environmental uncertainty, it is important to address the impact on and outcomes of these and other major changes in our contemporary world.

Representation of Violence in Theatre

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:20am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                 Representation of Violence in Theatre

Presiding Officer:      Judith Saunders, Independent Scholar

 

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Sam Shepard, Looking Back at his Acting, Roles and Stages

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Sam Shepard, Looking Back at his Acting, Roles and Stages

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

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Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

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PAMLA 2018 Special Session, Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:49am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene

Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.

This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out environmental issues for our readers, colleagues, students, institutions and public audiences at large?

PAMLA Children's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:49pm
Amanda Anderson PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Amanda Anderson /PAMLA

deadline for submissions: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA Conference

 Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

Children's Literature

November 9-11, 2018

Genres of the Human: on Sylvia Wynter

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:13am
Department of English - King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Department of English at King’s College London is hosting a two-day conference on 7th and 8th June 2018 celebrating the work of the Honourable Sylvia Wynter OJ. The conference will include keynote presentations by Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia) and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern University), and a response by Paul Gilroy.

 

Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:12am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

CFP for Essay Collection: Animation and Subversion

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:07am
Brian N. Duchaney, Curry College and David S. Silverman, Kansas Weslyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Editors Brian Duchaney and David Silverman are seeking submissions of individually and co-authored chapters on the topic of animation and subversion for a project that is currently under contract with McFarland publishers. The collection will explore the rise of the animated platform as a means to comment on and criticize social constructs. Special attention will be paid to prime-time animated television shows and streaming content that directly targets adult audiences. 

The Rhetoric of War

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:07am
SAMLA South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Conference Information

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama 

THE RHETORIC OF WAR

Edited Collection on Short Works of Henry James

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:06am
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Henry James occupies an unusual position in the literary categories of English language fiction. Claimed by both the British and the Americans, as well as by both the 19th century and the 20th, James’ fiction crosses many of the artificially imposed borders our field has created, yet his stories often deal explicitly with the social changes and their consequences that caused the borders to be established in the first place. As we live through yet another period of social upheaval, is James still relevant? What can his short fiction offer a 21st century reader? How might we convey this to our students, many of whom initially find his content dated and his prose challenging?

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