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Special Issue "Entangled Narratives: History, Gender and the Gothic"

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:14am
Gina Wisker (University of Brighton) and Anya Heise-von der Lippe (Universität Tübingen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The Gothic is a "negative aesthetic" (Botting 2014, 1). It influences a plethora of cultural phenomena from literature and other media to fashion and music. It is also an ever-shifting framework of creative expressions and critical approaches, which has a tendency to reinvent itself and adapt to new cultural circumstances. The Gothic troubles the familiar, replaces complacency with dis-ease, offering rich opportunities for new explorations and expressions of seeming fixities, interpretations of history, certainties of gendered identity.

East Europe as a Multi-Cultural Space

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:57am
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

October 5-6, 2018

Batumi, Georgia

 

Conference organized by  

 

BATUMI SHOTA RUSTAVELI STATE UNIVERSITY

Co-organizer

 

BATUMI ART TEACHING STATE UNIVERSITY

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

updated: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:39am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

CSL Postgraduate Conference- 2018

Post-truth-An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Further to our earlier posting, we would like to announce the final schedule for our one-day conference relating to the topic of "post-truth". 

Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Tampere, Finland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 23, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 23, 2018

"Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age"

August 23-24, 2018
University of Tampere, Finland

Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen's University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)

Call for Papers

D H Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:14pm
Adam Parkes / University of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North American solicits proposals for a panel on "Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Birmingham, Alabama on November 2-4, 2018.  Please send a 200-word abstracts, a brief biographical statement (including academic affiliation and contact information) by May 15 to: Adam Parkes, University of Georgia, at aparkes@uga.edu.

Seeking contributions from college writing instructors for The Writer Works Book (working title), a supplemental workbook that assists students in freshman writing courses, especially in co-requisite models

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:06am
Paige Huskey, Associate Professor of English / Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses.  This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term. 

Modern Institutions

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Prospective peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform

“Modern Institutions”

Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus

Pirates and the American South

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:03am
Kristopher Mecholsky (Louisiana State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are relatively absent in the present southern literary canon and its criticisms. As the Companion to Southern Literature mentions with some surprise, “southern writers…seem not to have cared much about pirates…[particularly] given the fact that some of the most notorious pirates worked the coastal regions of the Southeast.” And yet, nineteenth-century fiction about the American South was flooded with pirates.

CFP: Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:02am
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

June 20th – 22nd 2018

CFP Deadline: 29th March 2018

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Tina Campt (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies, Barnard College)

Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge, Alberta)

 

2018 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2018 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

Stars and Star Systems in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, Palacky University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities

vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019)

 

“Stars and Star Systems”

in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

 

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK: Legacies of Colonialism

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:13pm
Dorothy Wang/"Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK" research group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism

27-28 October 2018

Queens' College
University of Cambridge

 

Against the contemporary reality of Brexit and an openly racist and sexist US president, alongside draconian detention and deportation policies, anti-black and anti-Muslim violence in the UK and US, and the ongoing neglect of indigenous people’s dispossession, it is time to stop doing poetry and poetry studies as usual.

Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:09pm
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen

University of Liverpool

4th - 5th June 2018

 

Confirmed Keynotes:

Professor Pamela Robertson Wojcik, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Timothy Shary, Southern New Hampshire University

Professor Karen Lury, University of Glasgow

 

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 11-12 July 2018

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:21am
Joshua Gulam / Liverpool Hope University - Media and Communication Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Please submit absrtacts by Saturday, March 31st.

 

Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018

 

The Review of English Studies Essay Prize

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:20am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2018 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present. 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2019 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

Other entries of sufficient quality will also be considered for publication in RES.

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:18am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Expressions of Interest & Call for Papers:

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Thursday 28th June 2018, University of Portsmouth

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor John Mercer, Birmingham City University

 

 

This one-day PGR Workshop seeks to interrogate the relationship between sex and celebrity – the role of sex in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. As well as academic papers and roundtable discussion, this event will also include PGR professionalization sessions.

 

Literary Politics Beyond Colonial Recognition

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:16am
MLA 2019/Gabriella Friedman and Alex Young
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

The goal of this session is to explore literature as an arena for articulating alternatives to colonial recognition. In recent years, scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, but especially in Indigenous and Black studies, have challenged the role of recognition in resisting regimes of racialization and empire. However, there is not yet a large body of scholarship grappling with the role of literature in crafting forms of politics that do not depend on the recognition paradigm. We believe that literature, with its emphasis on imaginative creation, is a site of cultural production that holds unique insights about what politics without recognition might be like.

 

"'Tell All The Truth, But Tell It Slant': Reading Between the Lines of the American Narrative

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:07am
American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

The 62nd Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 8th-10th, 2018 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting individual and panel proposals for the upcoming meeting that address the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective

Individual Proposals Each session will consist of 3 presenters, each of whom will have 20 minutes to present, with 15 minutes allowed for introductions and questions at the conclusion of the session. Panel proposals must be detailed in their thematic address of the conference theme

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:01am
Prose Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures deadline for submissions: June 1, 2018 full name / name of organization: Prose Studies contact email: maraj.1@osu.edu 

Special Issue of Prose Studies

Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj

 

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018

 

#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

 

Colonialism and its Narratives

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:58am
Australian Centre, University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

Colonialism and its Narratives: rethinking the colonial archive in Australia

The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne: 10-11 December 2018

Call for papers

MLA Panel on Nabokov, the Unconscious, and Dreams

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:57am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The deadline for proposals for the official guaranteed International Nabokov Society panel at this year's MLA has been extended and the remit somewhat expanded. We are now soliciting proposals for 15 minute papers dealing with the broad subject of Nabokov, dreams, psychology, and the unconscious. Please submit short proposals, accompanied by a CV, to Thomas Karshan at t.karshan@uea.ac.uk, by the end of Friday March 23rd. The MLA will take place at Chicago between January 3rd and 6th and all speakers need by the time of the conference to be members of the MLA.

Affects, Feelings, and Emotions in Italian Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:34am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY).  This is a non-guaranteed session.

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability collection

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:17pm
Halmstad University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability collection

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

What role can reading fiction play in social literacy? This collection is a health, social sustainability and reading. Within nursing education and schools the reading of fiction is part of the curriculum but voices can be heard asking if it is really that necessary and how it is useful. Librarians deal with literature every day. A perspective that these professions three share is that fiction can be a bridge in helping practicitioners understand different perspectives, xperiences and cultures.

Borderlines Graduate Student Conference at UC Santa Barbara

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
Graduate Center for Literary Research at UC Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Borderlines

 

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of

The Graduate Center for Literary Research at the University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

 

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:35pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

Edited by Antonio Sanna

Sixteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:33pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its sixteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We are delighted to welcome historian Christopher R. Kyle of Syracuse University as our keynote speaker.  This year’s conference theme is Spaces of Authority.

 

The Langston Hughes Society CFP for MLA 2019

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Christopher Allen Varlack, The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Textual Transactions in the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
organized by the Langston Hughes Society

CFP: Theology and Game of Thrones

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones 

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:

The Fates of Frankenstein

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:48am
Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Call for papers

Conference: The Fates of Frankenstein

23-24 November 2018, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

2018 sees a flourishing crop of events commemorating, one way or another, the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication. The Fates of Frankenstein is a two-day conference about adaptations and appropriations of Shelley’s novel.

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