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International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

The objective of the Congress is the diffusion of research studies in the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Gender, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

Call for Articles, Migrations in American Drama and Theater

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
John S. Bak
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Articles

 

Title: Migrations in American Drama and Theater

Edited by: Ramón Espejo, Josefa Fernandez Martin, Alfonso Ceballos, John S. Bak

Publisher: Brill/Rodopi                                                                                   

 

Due date for submitted articles: 10 January 2019
Date for acceptance notifications: 15 May 2019

Due date for final (revised and formatted) articles: 1 August 2019

 

"Memorializing War, Destroying Memory" NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
Urszula Rutkowska
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In explaining what inspired 1984, George Orwell wrote that what “frightens [him] much more than bombs” is imagining a future in which “some ruling clique controls not only the future but the past.” The retroactive curation of memory is an oft-undertaken project, practiced in ways as particular as the redaction of a text like Guantanamo Diary, and as absolute as the omission from history of the story told by Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go, in which Robert Jones is punished for a crime he did not commit by being forced to enlist in the Army in order to fight, and likely die, in World War II.

Thatcherism Today Edited Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Professor Stephen Farrall, Dr David Jeffery and I are putting together an edited collection entitled 'Thatcherism Today'. The collection considers the legacy of Thatcherism (specifically the -ism, not Thatcher herself) in the 21st century.

The book is divided into four sections, one of which is "Citizens and Societies".

We are currently seeking abstracts for chapters which fit in the "Citizens and Societies" section. We would particularly welcome chapters which address the extent to which the current Conservative Party membership is Thatcherite, but this is not essential. All proposals should address the central theme of Thatcherism as it exists today: we will not consider papers that do not.

Deadline Approaching--American Literature Area at PCA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:09am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Submit proposals for presentation in the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) by October 1, 2018.

We invite submissions for our National Conference, to be held on April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park.

Folklore and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:09am
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

Folklore and Popular Culture

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 Wardman Park Marriott

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

ACLA 2019: Revisions of Fascism: History, Aesthetics, and Affect

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

“The logical outcome of fascism is an aestheticizing of political life,” writes Walter Benjamin in "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility," thus placing aesthetics at the center of the critical discourse on fascism. Employed in work as disparate as Klaus Theweleit’s Male Fantasies (1977/1987) and Erin Carlston’s Thinking Fascism (1995), Alice Kaplan’s Reproductions of Banality (1986) and Mark Christian Thompson’s Black Fascisms (2007), Benjamin’s concept has situated fascism as a historical and phenomenological phenomenon. Reproduced incessantly, this line of Benjamin’s refuses to resolve into a single tradition of thought, a crystallized image.

BARS' 16th International Conference, 'Romantic Facts and Fantasies', Nottingham

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Proposals are invited for the 2019 conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies, to be hosted by the School of English, University of Nottingham, from 25-28th July. Our theme is ‘Romantic Facts and Fantasies’.

Call for Papers: Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2019 3/28-3/30

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Visual and Material Culture for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Proposals are invited on the topic of visual or material texts in relationship to English studies. Possible ideas relating to the conference theme of “Vision and Revision” may include the following:

UPDATE: World & Comparative Literature in an Anti-Humanities Age – Northeast Modern Language Association

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Is World Literature the new, upgraded version of Comparative Literature (Comp Lit 2.0) or rather an attenuated, impoverished version of the latter? What unites us, and what divides us, especially considering that many World Lit faculty are drawn from Comp Lit backgrounds?  How do we, practitioners in these fields, rethink these disciplines for the era when humanities as such are under constant attack? In this session, we hope to discuss our shared ground and our shared challenges.  This roundtable is organized by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of World  Literature.

Thomas Merton (CEA 3/28-3/30/19).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:07am
College English Association /International Thomas Merton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

Subject: Call for Papers: Thomas Merton at CEA 2019

 

Call for Papers, Thomas Merton at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Thomas Merton for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Overarching theme of the Conference: VISION/REVISION.

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):

Seminar on Jane Austen

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:07am
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Greetings from the Organising Team of the Seminar on Jane Austen, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras! The department is hosting a one-day seminar on Jane Austen, which seeks to explore concepts of gender and class in the narratives of Austen's novels.  This one-day national seminar explores the expositions of class and gender complexities in terms of how they impinge on the course of romantic love in the novels of Jane Austen. This forum hopes to understand the dynamic relation between the roles of the sexes and their “place” in the society of Austen’s narratives where successful courtships for the "companionate" heroes and heroines are attained after their navigation of several social, cultural, economic and psychological hurdles.

Literary Border-Crossings (ACLA 2019 seminar)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are inviting paper submissions for the "Literary Border-Crossings" seminar at the ACLA convention (Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019).

At Home in the World: The Benefits of Project-based Learning in (and out of) the L2 Classroom (Panel) (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (3/21/2019-3/24/2019 conference in Washington D.C.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The aim of this panel is to explore the potential of project-based teaching and learning as a way of increasing students’ proficiency and sensitivity to language and culture. More specifically, it proposes to reflect on the ways in which individual and group projects (such as research projects, translations, interviews, events programming, etc.) can help students obtain a better understanding of French language and society by developing their translingual and transcultural skills.

2019 GSWG Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the

 

Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019

 

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 

Intersectionality: 

Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

CFP: Environment: From A Humanities Perspective (Nov 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:05am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Environment: From A Humanities Perspective (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, 5.1)

The Importance of Teaching Genre in the ELLs' Classrooms

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Instructing English language learners (ELLs) in composition is a topic that has been widely debated in recent years. Finding ways for teaching ELL students is almost marginalized, though the number of ELL students is growing too fast in the USA institutions. Some scholars and texts suggest emphasis on certain concepts, such as grammar, to better teach writing to ELLs. All studies proved that grammar is not the only factor that can improve the ELL’s writing because there is still disempowerment in ELL writing. This disempowerment comes from treating language as the only barrier to ELL students, when in fact genre serves as an equally challenging barrier, if not more so.

Special Issue:Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
Cassandra Falke, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

I am pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue of the journal Humanities focused on “Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory.” As Brian McGrath has noted, new literary theoretical ideas are often articulated for the first time in relation to Romantic-period texts. This may be because Romantic-period authors, like literary theorists today, returned repeatedly to fundamental questions about relationships between expression and self-becoming, the environment and human flourishing, progress and the persistence of the past. It may be because so many of the ideas about education, perception, and community that still influence us found their first expression in English between the 1780s and 1830s.

Expressions of Cultural Intersections in Bob Dylan’s Art

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
NeMLA 2019 50t Anniversary Convention Washington, DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The focus of this roundtable “Expressions of Cultural Intersections in Bob Dylan’s Art” is to explore the many and diverse expressions of cultural identities, challenges to those identities, and sources of the challenges, found in Bob Dylan’s art.  As a nation dedicated to the concept of the melting pot, the United States in particular has been a site of transnational migration and relocation that has been deeply enriched by popular culture, and Bob Dylan is widely recognized as America’s troubadour.  In many songs, through the art from of lyrical poetry, Dylan masterfully identifies the many challenges experienced by diverse individuals facing social, political, cultural and economic change, exploitation, loss of identity and other jarring forms of cultu

Nutrition and Health in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:02am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

In the preface to Louis Lémery’s translation of his 1702 Traité des aliments, he argues that “the Ground-work of our Preservation, consists chiefly in a Knowledge of suiting Foods to every Constitution, as it best agrees with; and so the Knowledge we ought to be most desirous of, should be that of Foods” (ix-x). Diet and survival were salient concerns throughout the eighteenth century, and, in turn, literature is bursting with references to the production and consumption of food. However, foodstuffs in relation to health is still a relatively overlooked topic in long eighteenth-century scholarship (approximately 1660-1832).

This panel welcomes papers that explore, but are by no means limited to:

*Dieting for weight loss

Literary Encyclopedia - Indigenous Literatures CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:47am
Padraig Kirwan/Literary Encyclopedia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – Indigenous Writing and Culture of North America – Canada and the United States

 

The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Indigenous writing and culture of the United States and Canada. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known.

 

Southern Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:43am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL, February 1-2, 2019
Reminder: Deadline Approaching!

Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day interdisciplianry conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.

Hopelessness

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:42am
ACLA Conference 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hopelessness

There is a widely held assumption that any intellectual or artistic labor oriented towards liberation must have the function of increasing the amount of hope in the world: that it must be motivated by hope, and must produce hope in its interlocutors. But what do we lose, and lose sight of, when hope is our sole criterion for what motivates people to action and what makes cultural production worthwhile?

CFP: Poetry and Urban Transformation (ACLA 2019 - Georgetown, March 7-10)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
Davy Knittle (Penn) and Sarah Arkebauer (Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

How does poetry model, resist and press against the material transformation of cities and urban regions? How do poems engage with urban change as it shapes the movement of people, commodities, and ideas, and as it curates affective experience and interior lives?

At a time when urban areas house the majority of the global population, and in which their continued uneven (re)development and decay perpetuates the stratification of access to material, social and economic resources, we are interested in how poetry across historical periods and geographies responds to, synthesizes, and participates in the transformation of the urban built environment.

ACLA 2019: Literary History of Capitalism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
ACLA-Georgetown 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Seeking papers for a panel at ACLA 2019, submit through ACLA portal: https://www.acla.org/literary-history-capitalism

CFP:

If literary scholars have traditionally wielded theory, not least the legacies of ideology critique, to relate cultural production to transformations in the capitalist lifeworld, historians have long avoided political economy as a core analytic in favor of concepts like “markets” and “societies.” Since the 2008 financial crisis, historians have drawn on previous work in the areas of social, economic, business, legal, and labor history, to develop a new subfield, “history of capitalism.”

Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference (21-23 March 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:40am
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Held in conjunction with the art exhibition “Assembling Animal Communication” 

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

21-23 March 2019 

cfp Changing Features? Performing the Self in Digital Culture. SIEF2019 Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:40am
SIEF: International Society of Ethnology and Folklore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Papers SIEF Panel / Working Group Digital Ethnology and Folklore

Changing Features? Performing the Self in Digital Culture

Deadline: 15 October 2018, Proposal upload via SIEF website

14th SIEF Congress Santiago de Compostela/Spain 14-19 April 2019

https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2019/index.shtml

 
Convenors

    Fatma Sagir (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Robert Glenn Howard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

cfp Fashion Fast Forward: Transforming Body, Fabric and Media in a Changing World. SIEF2019 Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:39am
SIEF: International Society of Ethnology and Folklore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Papers: SIEF Panel

Fashion Fast Forward: Transforming Body, Fabric and Media in a Changing World

Deadline: 15 October 2018, Proposal upload via SIEF website

14th SIEF Congress Santiago de Compostela/Spain 14-19 April 2019

https://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2019/index.shtml

Convenors
    Fatma Sagir (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Marion Lean (Royal College of Art, London)

CFP ACLA 2019: "Does the Untranslated Travel?: Towards a Regional World Literature"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Dr Sourit Bhattacharya, IIT Roorkee, India / Dr Arka Chattopadhyay, IIT Gandhinagar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

American Comparative Literature Association 2019
Annual Conference CFP:

Does the Untranslated Travel?: Towards a Regional
World Literature

Organizer: Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences,
IIT Gandhinagar (arka.chattopadhyay@iitgn.ac.in)

Co-Organizer: Dr. Sourit Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social
Sciences, IIT Roorkee (souritfhs@iitr.ac.in)

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