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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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

 

Space, Place & Adaptation (New Orleans, 11/29-12/1)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:38pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans

Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table) (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table)

A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

8-10 November 2018

Proposals due by 30 June 2018

 

Monsters and Medievalism (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Monsters and Medievalism

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

8-10 November 2018

Proposals due by 30 June 2018

 

Afrofuturism panel at MMLA: Invitation to submit abstracts, permanent session

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:08pm
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not a reality whose myth are you?” –Sun Ra, Prophetika, Book One

 

Since the publication of Mark Dery’s now-seminal article on Afrofuturism, “Black to the Future” (1993), several critical studies have expanded the concept of black speculative fiction and claimed it as a full-fledged genre of its own. Indeed, the mainstream releases of a graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Marvel’s Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time point to the existence of what we might now might call an “Afrofuturist canon.”

 

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:45am
Pennsylvania English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Pennsylvania English

Volume 40

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

Abstracts due by June 1, 2018 to mtwill@iup.edu

Essays due by September 1, 2018 to mtwill@iup.edu

World Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:23am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

Mixed Race/Superheroes

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:18am
Sika Dagbovie-Mullins and Eric Berlatsky
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Mixed-Race/Superheroes (co-edited by Eric Berlatsky and Sika Dagbovie-Mullins)

Inviting Submissions of Translations, Essays, and Articles

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:17am
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Translation Reviewis a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on any aspect of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English. We are also interested in publishing innovative research related to emerging relationships between translation, music and visual culture, and the digital.

Please see these instructions for authors.

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:15am
Barnard College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

December 1, 2018 

The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard College 

 

 

Plenary Speakers:
 
Lorna Hutson (University of Oxford)
Dyan Elliott (Northwestern University)

 

"Queering Across Borders" Digital Journal Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:14am
Brown University, LGBTQ Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The LGBTQ Center at Brown University is seeking creative and scholarly submissions for the inaugural issue of the graduate journal Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings. In conjunction with the Center’s 2017-2018 Queer Legacy Series, the first issue, “Queering Across Borders,” takes up queer narratives and methods, particularly as they relate to the border, as it might be variously interpreted, and its crossing.

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