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Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

updated: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:32pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

UPDATE: The deadline for proposals has been extended to March 16

Queering Food Studies

updated: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:25am
Dr. Ed Chamberlain
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Conference - MLA Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA

Dates of the conference - January 9th-12th 2020

MLA 2020 - Mobilizing Self-Indifference

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 2:04pm
Special Sessions, MLA Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mobilizing Self-Indifference: "The agitation is only on the surface. Underneath I’m indifferent"

 This session invites considerations of the politics and affect of self-indifference in literary studies. Papers can address aggravations, radicalism, resistance, privilege, exceptionalism, and/or implement any theoretical lens. Please submit abstracts of 300 words.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Celiese Lypka, U of Calgary (celiese.lypka@ucalgary.ca 

CFP: Chiasma, Issue 6 – ±Disenchantment

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:41am
Chiasma: A Site for Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


***CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED, MARCH 1ST***

Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its sixth issue, on the theory and philosophy of “disenchantment”. 

Articles should be 5,000-10,000 words long, formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, and cited with footnotes. Articles should include abstracts of ~150 words. Full Submission Guidelines can be found here. Please send anonymized articles with abstracts to chiasma.asiteforthought@gmail.com by March 1, 2019

The Allure of the Erotic: 2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:10pm
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

2nd Global Conference
The Allure of the Erotic: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th October 2019 - Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

The “CROSS-INTER-MULTI-TRANS-“ disciplinarit(ies) of English Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:09pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

The “CROSS-INTER-MULTI-TRANS-“ disciplinarit(ies) of English Studies

5th ASSE conference on British and American Studies

6-8 June 2019, Vlora, Albania

Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2019

SAMLA 2019: Power, Identity, and Relationships in the Works of Carson McCullers

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:08pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite paper proposals for SAMLA 2019 on the conference theme of "Language: Power, Identity, and Relationships." Proposals addressing any aspect of McCullers' life and works are welcome, especially those that contribute new understandings of how McCullers deploys language to institute, reify, challenge, and/or reconfigure power relations at the individual, communal, societal, national, or geopolitical levels. If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amber P. Hodge, Carson McCullers Society Secretary, at ahodge@go.olemiss.edu by Monday, May 20, 2019. SAMLA 2019 will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10.

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 8-10, 2019

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Lisa Wenger Bro / Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 

 

Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Poe Studies Association will sponsor a session at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes.” Islands are central to some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works—think “The Island of the Fay,” the later chapters of Pym, the barrier island setting of “The Gold-Bug”—but they also play important roles in other Poe texts in which they are not blatantly visible—for example, the orangutan in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is brought to Paris from Borneo. This panel will engage with the currents of archipelagic American studies to reassess how islands, oceans, and archipelagoes function in Poe’s literary corpus.

Carson McCullers Annual Outstanding Conference Paper Award

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2019

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. This award recognizes the best entry for a scholarly essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference the previous year. Entrants should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a national, regional, or international academic conference during 2018 (January to December) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.

Deadline Approaching: Radical Resistance Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:07pm
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Radical Resistance: Dissent and Boundary Crossing in the Humanities deadline for submissions: February 28, 2019 full name / name of organization: English Graduate Organization contact email: radicalresistance2019@gmail.com 

Radical Resistance: Dissent and Boundary Crossing in the Humanities - Saturday, April 6th

Friendship: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:43am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Friendship: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

This inclusive conference aims to explore all aspects of friendship through an interdisciplinary dialogue that transcends the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal with a view to forming a selective innovative publication.

Freedom of Speech: 2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:41am
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Freedom of Speech at the Start of the 21st Century
2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th October 2019
Vienna, Austria

This inclusive interdisciplinary conference aims to explore all aspects of free speech at the beginning of the 21st century with a view to forming a selective and innovative publication to engender further research and collaboration.

Scotland in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:37am
CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing

8-9 June 2019, The Pleasance, Edinburgh UK

CYMERA is a new literary festival launching this June in Edinburgh, Scotland’s first such festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. This ambitious event already has a guest list of more than 60 authors from across all three genres (full programme to be announced in March at https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/). Now the festival is inviting early career researchers to participate in its innovative academic strand with this call for papers.

Lists and Litanies

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:36am
University of Liège/CIPA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Journal Formes poétiques contemporaines: "Lists and Litanies"

The journal Formes poétiques contemporaines (founded in 2002, Presses Universitaires de Liège) focuses on the formal dimensions of contemporary poetry, with particular emphasis on the immediate present. Each issue discusses a specific aspect, whether general or more technical. Essays, literary analyses and contributions by poets (poems and/or comments on formal features) are all welcome.

 

"Lists and Litanies” issue

Critical Essays on James Wan

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Matthew Edwards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Critical Essays on James Wan

 

Deadline for abstract submissions:  May, 2019

 

Full name / name of organization:

Matthew Edwards/ Independent Scholar

 

Contact email: fatherib@aol.com

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns/Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

http://artes.filo.uba.ar/la-literatura-de-las-artes-combinadas-ii

contact mail: citeron05@yahoo.com

 

Critical Essays on James Wan

 

Edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns

 

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The 2019 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2019 theme: The Ties that Bind. Topics could range from familial relationships, playwright associations, or the societal bonds that connect Shakespeare's characters. Consideration will also be given to papers dealing with first folio connections in conjunctions with The Book of Will. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.

CFA: "More Representation=Democracy?" Political Studies Colloquium

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:32am
Nucleus for Political Studies of the University of Lisbon- Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

This year nepUL is pleased to announce the new CFA for its new International Political Studies Colloquium: More Representation = Democracy?.There has been a growing debate within the media and academic realm in what democracy is concerned. We may often consider the legitimacy of our democracy when hearing an emerging expression of feelings of distrust towards politicians, increasing abstention in many democratic countries and raise of social frustration which leads to the election of so-called extremist parties, non-politicians and populist views. As so, is representation a sufficient condition for the existance of a democratic society or is it only necessary?

SYNAESTHESIA [UCL English Graduate Conference 2019]

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:03am
University College London [Department of English Language & Literature]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference, 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? And what kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch? And how do material texts become stimuli for synaesthetic experiences through their interaction with the physical bodies of writers and readers?

Asia//Technics

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:40am
Discussion for Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Asia//Technics (discussionforasias.wixsite.com/asiatechnics)

The Uses of Aesthetics conference September 12-14, 2019

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:16am
Karlstad University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

 

The Uses of Aesthetics12–14 September, 2019Karlstad University, Sweden

An international interdisciplinary conference organized by the research group for culture studies KuFo (Kulturvetenskapliga forskargruppen) in celebration of KuFo’s ten-year anniversary.

Pirate Care conference | 19-20 June 2019 | Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:48am
Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Centre for Postdigital Cultures

Conference

PIRATE CARE

19th & 20th June 2019

Square One, Coventry University

 

Call for Papers

Submissions for the screening programme also welcome.

(See instructions at the end of the call.)

 

The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), Coventry University, UK invites contributions to its second annual conference, which will explore the phenomenon of ‘Pirate Care’. Presentations and talks will be complemented by a film programme tackling the main theme of the conference.

International Conference: Music in Documentary Film

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:48am
Kiel Society for Film Music Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers: XV Symposium for Film Music Research

Music in Documentary Film“

Fri5 - Sun7 July2019 atKiel University

 

Re-Orientating E. M. Forster (Cambridge, 2 - 4 April, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:48am
Re-Orientating E. M. Forster: Texts, Contexts, Receptions at the University of Cambridge, 2 - 4 April 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Call for Papers

 

RE-ORIENTATING E. M. FORSTER

Texts, Contexts, Receptions

 

An international anniversary conference

Cambridge, Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 April 2020

 

Confirmed speakers: Paul Armstrong (Brown), Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Santanu Das (Oxford), Leela Gandhi (Brown), Jane Goldman (Glasgow), Stefania Michelucci (Genoa), Rachel Potter (East Anglia), and David Trotter (Cambridge).

 

Being Human in the (post)colonial: Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:47am
Modern Language Association - Affiliated Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

The situation of colonized and settled lands poses pointed questions about “being human,” starting from who gets to decide who is human, and continuing through questions of what qualifies as humane, humanitarian, human being or being human; and also the opposite: whose voice can cry out against the inhumane, dispute what is considered humanitarian, and offer alternative perspectives on what it means to “be human.”

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes 250-word abstracts for papers that rigorously engage with these questions through art, culture, media, and literature (generously considered).

How to Approach the Epic Genre in the Time of Donald Trump - MLA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:47am
Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

We welcome papers on how to approach Epic, a genre deeply invested in the exclusion of difference and aesthetics of violence, at a time when nationalist agendas abound. Interested participants should send a one-page abstract to Rebeca Castellanos (castellr@gvsu.edu) by March 15th.

E Pluribus Unum: Cooper, Cosmopolis, and American Identity

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
22nd International James Fenimore Cooper Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Call for Papers

22nd International James Fenimore Cooper/Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 25-28, 2019

SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

 

Keynote Speaker: Sandra M. Gustafson

Professor of English and American Studies, Notre Dame University

Author: Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

 

 

“E Pluribus Unum: Cooper, Cosmopolis, and American Identity.”

 

Call for journal articles: "The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature" (ChLAQ)

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo / Children's Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo
Deadline: 1 November 2019

Time and Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:46am
Leah Wilson (Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Dates: October 10-12th, 2019

This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (leah.wilson@wsu.edu) no later than March 1, 2019.

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