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Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:56am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April 2019 – Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Travel, the daily movements of people (and animals), our mobility and ability to traverse spaces and places is the cornerstone of life in the 21st Century. We take it for granted, we presume it to be a feature of daily life and assume it to be a right which belongs to all of us. But whilst ‘travel’ appears to be initially straightforward, even a cursory glance quickly reveals an intricate, nuanced and multi-layered phenomenon which, even now, we struggle to fully understand or appreciate.

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:30am
University of East Anglia, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest, 12th-14th September 2019.The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is hosting an international conference to mark the centenary of Lessing's birth.

Bonnie Jo Campbell and the Midwest – SSML Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We invite paper proposals for a special panel sequence on Bonnie Jo Campbell, who will receive the 2019 Mark Twain Award for Outstanding Contributions to Midwestern Literature. These papers will be presented at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
David J. Organ
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

Call for Papers and Sessions

 

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference: A Quarter Century of Critical Geography

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 19-20, 2018

 

Doing Undoing: Cross-Disciplinary (and Non-Disciplinary) Approaches to Scholarship

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:09am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Since the 1970s, scholars and scholarship have pushed to undo different systems of power, for instance: Foucault mapped out the history of state control over bodies; Derrida revealed oppressive systems behind accepted logics; Lugones explained the logics of purity and impurity, showing us that fragmentation is actually a part of the logic of purity and so used to oppress; Crenshaw allowed us to see this logic of fragmentation in the legal system and how this system excludes black women.

IV International Conference on Medical Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:08am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 25, 2018

IV International Conference on Medical Humanities 16 March, 2019 - London, UKLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, School of Applied Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire 

 

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity”

Hippocrates

 

1st International Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:53am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

Update: Medical Humanities in the Middle East Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:29am
Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

UPDATE: Medical Humanities in the Middle East Posters Accepted until October 8, 2018 The 1st International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar is accepting poster presentations and registration to attend until October 8, 2018. Visit the link below for full information.Contact: Professor Alan S. Weber, alw2010@qatar-med.cornell.eduURL: http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/event/mhm

Queer Corruptions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:28am
NeMLA 2019, Washington, D.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Queer Corruptions” will examine the theme of queer texts that corrupt characters who encounter them within a narrative. We are looking for papers that explore how a text that is discovered by a character/s in a narrative serves as a queer agent that corrupts the character/s. Consider, for example, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in which Lord Henry gifts Dorian with a small book bound in yellow cloth that turns out to be Joris-Karl Huysmans’ Á Rebours, a seminal French Decadent novel. It is this book that begins to take hold of Dorian’s psyche and serves as his introduction to queer desire.

Anti-Oppressive Solidarities: "Third World" Feminism's Leadership against Imperialism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:23am
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will present work by scholars on the literature, movements, activism, and cultural production from the regions of Latin/South America, Africa, and Asia, which have, in a showcase of imperial language, been described as the “Third World” by those in the industrial West. This session topic is vital and timely as the Trump administration’s rhetoric toward Africa as having “shithole countries” and the United States’ history of colonization as “taming countries” calls upon us all to actively resist such violently colonial discourse with the narratives, stories, and experiences directly from the people of these areas.

Call for Papers on Subcultures for PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand) 2019, Melbourne, Australia

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:21am
Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal, Area Chair of Subcultures for PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Call for papers for the Subcultures panel at the 10th Anniversary of the Annual International PopCAANZ Conference to be held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 3 - 5 July, 2019.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), in association with RMIT University, is marking a decade (2010-2019) devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures.

The Association is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

[CFP] A Special Issue of The Global South: “Contextualizing the Anglophone Novel”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:19am
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J.

“Women Don’t Ask: Negotiating the Academy” ASECS 2019-Due 15 Sept.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:19am
Katarina Stenke, University of Greenwich AND Youmi Jung, Texas A&M University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

“Women Don’t Ask: Negotiating the Academy” [Women’s Caucus] Katarina Stenke, University of Greenwich, K.Stenke@greenwich.ac.uk AND Youmi Jung, Texas A&M University; youmi23@tamu.edu  For many women, the idea of negotiation provokes anxiety, as it implies conflict. Convinced that negotiation means one must be aggressive, self-absorbed, and dominant and that negotiation strategies are defined by assertive language, distrust, and uncertain boundaries, many women tend to avoid negotiating.

“Listening and Speaking: Postcolonial Circles of Conversation”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:18am
Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CFP: CACLALS at Congress 2019
University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C.)

June 1-3, 2019

“Listening and Speaking: Postcolonial Circles of Conversation”

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. David Chariandy (Simon Fraser University)

Prof. Jasbir Puar (Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University)

The Words that Shape Us: Language, Culture and Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:18am
The University of Alabama Languages Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

The University of Alabama Languages ConferenceFebruary 8 – 9, 2019

The organizing committee of the ninth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “The Words that Shape Us: Language, Culture and Identity” to be held February 8-9, 2019, at Hotel Capstone.

Strands

We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguisticsincluding, but not limited to:

CFP: Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research on Philip Roth

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:17am
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

CFP: 2018 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

 

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student work written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike. 

 

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

Attachment and Affect

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:17am
University of Virginia Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Attachment and Affect

March 22-23, 2019

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote by Lisa Ruddick (UChicago)

Master class with Rita Felski (UVA/SDU)

 

Why does the study of literature matter? What is the relationship between reader and text? How can affective responses to texts inform criticism? This conference seeks to take seriously our aesthetic and affective attachments, the attachments at work within and among literary texts, and the ways attachments form and function.

Call for Papers peer reviewed Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:03am
Pennywise Dreadful Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers

In Stephen King’s Gothic (2011) John Sears asserts that rereading King represents ‘an exercise in the extension of repetition, in the act of rereading an oeuvre already deeply structured … by its own engagement in the Gothic habit of rereading … To reread King would be to enter … and perhaps to become lost within, a labyrinth of intra- and intertextual relations, an immense and complex textual space’ (2). Sears’s framing of King’s writing is a critical response to David Punter’s question about the susceptibility of King’s writing to rereading (1996).

ACLA Panel: Rural Political Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:57am
Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

ACLA Panel on Rural Political Resistance seeks paper proposals.
 

OBSCENITY: “I Know It when I See It”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:52am
Messages, Sages and Ages
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

OBSCENITY: “I Know It when I See It”

Famines in Ireland before 1845 and after 1852

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:40am
Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University invites you to their biennial Conference, 12-15 June 2019.

Famines in Ireland before 1845 and after 1852

The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 has cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, by scholars, students, archeologists, artists, musicians, folklorists etc.  This interest shows no sign of abating. New research, methodologies and approaches have greatly added to our understanding of the causes, impact and legacies of this tragedy.

CFP: MLA Symposium Lisbon 2019 Transpacific Imaginaries Asia/Latin America

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:39am
Teresa Ko
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018

I seek participants for a panel at the MLA International Symposium in Lisbon (July 2019) focusing on transpacific imaginaries between Latin America and Asia. In response to this year’s theme, “Remembering Voices Lost,” this panel examines South-South transpacific imaginaries as a potential space to reveal voices that have been doubly unheard or lost. I invite papers that focus on the late 20thand 21stcenturies and consider any aspect of transpacific imaginaries between Asia and Latin America, Asian Latin American cultural production, Latin American representations of Asia/Asians, theoretical considerations of Latin American orientalisms, hemispheric Asian American studies, self-exoticism, etc. 

 

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:38am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Book History 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 [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Lenin 2020 (calls for abstracts)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:35am
Alla Ivanchikova and Robert Maclean
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lenin 2020 

Editors: Alla Ivanchikova and Robert Maclean 

Abstracts due: October 31, 2018 

This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?

interdisciplinary symposium: On Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:35am
Platform Journal, Royal Holloway, University London and Royal Central School of Drama and Speech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

Interdisciplinary Symposium: ‘On Criticism’

Friday 23 November 2018

Royal Central School of Drama and Speech, University of London

Hosted by Royal Holloway‘s Platform Journal

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Sabeth Buchmann, title TBC*

Confirmer Rounttable Participants: Hetain Patel and Sanjoy Roy

Co-organisers: Lisa Moravec, Josephine Leask, and Clio Unger

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