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USA expatriation project

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:51am
Marshall Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

I am in the process of compiling an anthology of writing from expatriate Americans. There has already been some interest from a university press, and a number of contributors are already attached to the project. Depending on the type and number of submissions I receive, I may do this as two books: one volume as academic research and the other as creative nonfiction/ memoir.

Here’s a bit of background on the book:

With Stacy Klein: Early Medieval Childhood, Parenting, and Family Structures

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:48am
Harvard Medieval English Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Representations of children and parents often surface in early medieval literature, balking the commonly held supposition that medieval society, with its high rates of infant mortality and depictions of children as miniature adults, did not value childhood as a distinct life stage. This panel welcomes papers that discuss parents, children, and families in early medieval England from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions. How did Anglo-Saxon writers imagine reproductive technologies and family structures beyond the constraints of heterosexuality and the nuclear family? How did they depict alternative forms of parenting, such as fosterage, child oblation, or cross-species adoption?

With Catherine Sanok: Secular Temporalities

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:47am
Harvard Medieval English Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

While much ink has been spilled over the complexities of sacred time in medieval studies, secular time has attracted significantly less attention. This panel welcomes papers that discuss secular temporalities from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions. Does secular time, as Charles Taylor has argued, act as a hegemonic force, a way of evacuating the multifaceted nature of sacred time? Or does secular time in fact have the potential to accommodate religious difference, such as the different ways of structuring the day in various religious traditions? What rhythms structured the medieval day, the hour, or the week?

Unique Commonalities of Traditional and Contemporary Voices: Past and Present

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The objective of this session is to consider transnational writers of various cultures and languages both past and present.  In so doing, one must think critically and creatively about voices of the past in a comparative analysis with voices of the present.  It is said that “history repeats itself.”  How, then, do particular writers of the past (or recent past) and writers of the present treat matters of race, cultural divide or unity, politics, gender, feminism, social and societal views, separatism, oppression version privilege, strength of a people, empowerment, hope, freedoms, despair, and triumphs?  Are these issues expressed with the same concern, depth, pause, or insight today as they were a century ago?  Reflect upon reception, inception, and dece

Wizard of Oz Panel for SCMS

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Ryan Bunch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2019 will be the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and SCMS will be meeting in Seattle—the Emerald City!

I would like to propose a panel on The Wizard of Oz. I am open to receiving proposals on the 1939 film, other film adaptations of Oz, or the presence of Oz in American and global culture.

Please email paper proposals, including a title, abstract (200-300 words), and a short bio to Ryan Bunch (ryan@ryanbunch.com) by August 15.

Investigating Crime Films from Transnational Perspectives (SCMS 2019 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:43am
Sarah Delahousse
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Investigating Crime Films from Transnational Perspectives

Emerging as a result of the international popularity of American and British detective novels in the 19th and early 20th century, the crime film has fascinated filmmakers and audiences since the early days of cinema because of its thrilling subject matter and commentary on the consequences of urban and industrial modernization. This genre, thus, adapts and translates well into different cultural contexts and appealing beyond a film’s domestic audience. Furthermore, it provides a means for filmmakers to cultivate their style and influence cinemas outside their countries of origin through their use of and perhaps reimagining of established genre conventions.

Violence: Of the Idiom (ACLA 2019, March 4-10)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:42am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Violence: Of the Idiom"

Seminar organizers: D. J. S. Cross (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University)

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:41am
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

Travel in English Literature (RSA Toronto, March 17-19, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:39am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018

This is a guaranteed session that considers representations of travel in English Renaissance literature. Given the regular movement of persons and merchandise between England and Continental Europe and the incipient development of English interests in the New World, travel is central to the evolution of an English national identity. At the same time, an idea of travel profoundly subtends humanist models of education, which generally present their material as objects of translatio across time and place. This panel aims to explore how early modern writers conceptualize travel, and how they respond to travel’s capacity to register both physical and imaginative experiences.

CFP: Special Issue, "Ethnography and Musical Theatre"

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:39am
Jake Johnson and Judah Cohen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre:

 Ethnography and Musical Theatre

 

Guest Editors: Judah M. Cohen (Indiana University) and Jake Johnson (Oklahoma City University)

 

CFP Auto/Fiction Special Issue on Serge Doubrovsky

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:37am
Centre for Autofiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS - Auto/Fiction

Special Issue on Serge Doubrovsky
Guest Editor: Pierre-Alexandre Sicart
Submission of full essays due January 31, 2019 
(Extended Deadline)

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:31am
Dietmar Meinel (University of Duisburg-Essen)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Papers

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

May 15-18, 2019, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics After The Postconceptual Condition

updated: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:11am
University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics

After The Postconceptual Condition

TECHNE Postgraduate Student-Led Symposium

 

University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy

Friday, 9 November 2018

 

Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting. Please do circulate to anyone who may be interested.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 JULY!
Join us in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, and Cuba!
 
Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Miami, Florida, USA, 17-24 December 2018Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined.  Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English.  Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following: 
Hurricanes
Typhoons
Tidal waves
Cyclones
Waterspouts
Nor’easters
Whirlpools
Floods
Salvage
Diving
Sublimity and the sea
Mutinies

Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive is inviting submissions

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:54pm
http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work.  We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.

For inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Daumer at edaumer@emich.edu and visit the website at http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/.

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time (15-16 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:39pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

 

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

15-16 March 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)

 

The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.  

Politics and Ontology

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"

 

Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)

 

Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ICMS Kalamazoo 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation. Since Rita Copeland theorized vernacular translation in the western Middle Ages as a means by which the authority of a Latin auctor could be at once appropriated and displaced, further important and explanatory frameworks have been proposed for understanding different aspects of medieval translation. Many account primarily for translation from Latin into a local vernacular and/or from (what has traditionally been understood as) a high-prestige vernacular into a lower-prestige vernacular.

The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works. The session will examine the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on conceptions of the Middle Ages and the medieval that is prevalent in academic and popular cultures in any medium.

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Drake University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.

 

Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:25pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works. The panel will look at how the post-Tolkien works of fiction appropriate and misappropriate medieval religious constructions in any medium.

 

NeMLA 2019 Panel: Contemporary Epistemologies of Militarization in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:23pm
Renee Michelle Ragin and Giulia Ricco, Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018

A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:21pm
Zeina Maasri / University of Brighton, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity  |  28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK  An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.

Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908.  The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?

"Lacan, Insecurity, Survival: Psychoanalysis and Political Anxiety"

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matthew Lovett / Julia Bruehne / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

Whether it is some sort of histrionic hyperbole or an actual description of our current state of affairs, it’s not a novel assertion to say that the West seems to be on the verge of collapse. If this is the case, the time and esotericism that psychoanalysis requires seems, yet again, to position it entirely on the axis of outdated luxury rather than sophisticated, trenchant, or even useful political analysis.

Middleton's Afterlives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:04pm
Renaissance Society of America Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):

What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:

 

·      Authorship and collaboration

·      Genres

·      Comedy and the grotesque

·      Performances

·      Affect

·      Editing

  

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