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The Forum Prize 2018 - Protest and Revolutionary Movements Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:04am
Forum for Modern Language Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Forum for Modern Language Studies invites submissions on the subject of Protest and Revolutionary Movements for the Forum Prize 2018 competition.

The closing date for entries is Monday 28 May 2018. 

 

Faulkner and García Márquez

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:23am
Center for Faulkner Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

Faulkner and García Márquez
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 11-13, 2018

This “Faulkner and García Márquez” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Gabriel García Márquez.  All critical approaches, including pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:09am
Aaron Ricker, McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity Cultures approach religious questions in ways informed by their cosmologies and vice versa. Traditions considered religious therefore interact closely with speculations about “the heavens,” the stars, and outer space in the imaginative work of world-building.

“Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Susan Gilmore, Central Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays,  “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:

  

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.” 

 

Revolutionary Book History (SHARP at SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:05am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political Activists and Their Allies," are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism? How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between printing and social justice, activism and print culture?

Twenty-First Century True Crime

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:04am
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

MMLA American Literature Before 1870

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Please consider submitting to the American Literature I: Literature Before 1870 session for this year’s MMLA conference, which will be held in Kansas City, MO., November 15-18, 2018. The overall theme of the conference is “Consuming Cultures,” the inspiration for which comes partly from Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ research on racism in terms of food cultures in nineteenth century U.S. literature. As is noted in the general call for papers, “Looking at the disturbing correlations of ‘food and flesh,’ she notes, ‘the evolution of eating cultures across this period opens up new areas of inquiry into the alignment between bodies and bodies politic’” (7-8). American literature before 1870 is suggestive of multiple variations on this broad theme.

Deadline Extended -- April 15 -- MMLA 2018 Film I: Film and Television in the Binge Era

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 1:30pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

With the rise of peak TV two decades into the 21st century, television has disrupted the film industry, and it has produced – and been affected by – dramatic changes in the popular consumption of visual media. While movie attendance continued its steep decline in 2017 (reaching a 25-year low), network, cable, and internet-streaming platforms combined to air nearly 500 scripted television shows in 2017, an increase from around 200 shows in 2002.

Emergence and Emergencies

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:19am
NYMASA + NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submit herehttps://www.nymasa.com/conference

***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***

JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:16am
Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:12am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 3, 2018

We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.

Romanticism and Socio-Political Protest

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:11am
Keats-Shelley Organization of America's sponsored panel at SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Romanticism and Socio-Political Protest

Keats-Shelley Association of America sponsored panel

When I Was/Am/Will Be: Interrupting Empire

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:11am
Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

When I Was/Am/Will Be: Interrupting Empire

18 - 20 October 2018 | Boca Raton, FL

Comparative Studies Program | Florida Atlantic University

Agency and Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st Century American Literature

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:07am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA Conference

November 9-11, 2018

Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.

 

Panel for SAMLA 90_Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:05am
SAMLA 90, November 2nd-4th_Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:04am
Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences 

Barcelona, Spain 

5th and 6th October 2018 

This international conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to:

Illustration and Adaptation

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:03am
Illustratio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

 

 CALL FOR PAPERS 

“ILLUSTRATION AND ADAPTATION” 

International conference organised by TIL and ILLUSTR4TIO 

University of Burgundy, 10 & 11 October 2019 

Keynote speakers: Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University, UK) and Dave McKean (artist, UK) 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Consuming Ideas and Producing Culture in Creative Prose: EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:51am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Midwest Modern Language Association will hold its annual conference in gorgeous Kansas City, Missouri, 15-18 November 2018. The conference's theme is "Consuming Cultures."

This year’s permenent MMLA session on creative prose considers how ideas, objects, experiences and cultures are consumed in the act of writing creatively. Specifically, how do creative writers use the ideas around them to produce their creative work? What type of research do they pursue and how do its results filter through the finished product? This session is interested in the ways in which creative writers use the material they find in order to make something new – a product that is in turn itself intended to be consumed.

Queering the End Times

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:57am
Ezra Horbury, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

QUEERING THE END TIMES, June 9th 2018
Abstract deadline: May 6th 2018
University of Cambridge

"I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke." - Søren Kierkegaard

In 2016 and 2017, LGBT homicides more than doubled those of previous years. In 2017, the US President Donald Trump attempted to ban transgender military personnel via twitter. The Doomsday clock is set at two minutes to midnight. In response, the Queer Cultures Research Seminar series (University of Cambridge) is holding a one day conference to address queer engagements with and resistances to the 'end times'.

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:43am
Organizing Committee TTT2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Just Speculating: Economics and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

On 28 June, IASH is hosting Just Speculating, a one-day symposium reflecting on intersections of finance, data, and culture. As part of the event, we welcome proposals for a panel on economics and speculative fiction. Please send a title, a short proposal (about 100 words) or query, together with a bio or a link to online information about your research, to j.walton@bathspa.ac.uk.

Dancing the Blues: An Exploration of Blues Music and Movement

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Chelsea Adams, UNLV, and Dr. Emily Winerock, Shakespeare and Dance Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Full Name / Name of Organization:

Chelsea Adams, University of Nevada Las Vegas, The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

Emily Winerock, Co-Director, Shakespeare and Dance Project

 

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