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Travel Writing and Travel Bans

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:32am
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing, ALA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

In June of 2015, United States President Donald J. Trump promised to build a border wall to impede the passage of Latin American individuals into the United States. This pledge propelled his unlikely campaign. On September 24, 2017, President Trump signed a third attempt at an executive order that would institute a temporary travel ban on individuals from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad. These are only two recent instances of political bans and obstacles imposed on travel.

Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:11am
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Papers

Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018

Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World 

March 30 – 31, 2018

Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology

Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University

 

ExRe(y) 2018. Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:29am
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Department of American Literature and Culture, in cooperation with the Video Game Research Center, is organizing a two-day international conference “ExRe(y) 2018. Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.”

We seek proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of exhaustion and regeneration in American and Canadian literature and visual culture (film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) of the last seventeen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Uneasy Feelings: Space, Affective Relations, and Dis/orientation

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:55pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

This panel seeks to explore what it means to feel/be uneasy. How are feelings of unease depicted: what are the movements; what are the affects; what (if any) are the boarders of unease? Is there a difference in representations of unease in literature, film, fine arts, etc.; or the proliferation of unease in contemporary cultural studies? In her feminist critiques of happiness and phenomenology, Sara Ahmed notes how feelings of unease can saturate a body or environment: “The word ‘comfort’ suggests well-being and satisfaction, but it also suggests an ease and an easiness. To follow the rules of [heteronormativity] is to be at ease in a world that reflects back the form one inhabits as an ideal.

Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:50pm
Northern Arizona University's Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper

Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 

Contact Email: peaksconference@gmail.com

As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more! 


Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference at Northern Arizona University 

2018 Uehiro Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:06pm
Philosophy Students' Association at UH Mānoa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 UEHIRO GRADUATE PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE 
Cross Currents: Persons and Selves 
March 7-9 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 
Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, University of Mary Washington 
Dr. Mark Siderits, Seoul National University 

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 
Send abstracts/papers to UehiroPC@hawaii.edu 

(call for chapter proposals) Moving Stories: Emotion in, through, and around Texts for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:54pm
Ed. Karen Coats and Gretchen Papazian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous?  Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?

 

24th Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies - April 5-7, 2018 - Visions and Revisions: Romance Utopias and Dystopias

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:51am
UNC - Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 24th Annual CarolinaConference for Romance Studies (April 5-7, 2018): - Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia (http://spanitalport.as.virginia.edu/people/efc4p)- Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University (https://history.duke.edu/people/laurent-dubois)- Mabel Moraña, William H.

Transnational Romanticism - extended deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:43am
Dr. Agnieszka Gutthy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Papers are invited for a volume on Transnational Romanticism. The possible topics may include, but are not limited to

- exile and displacement

- literary responses to various historical or cultural moments of transition or crisis

- translation as a movement of texts across cultural and national boundaries

- Goethe’s concept of Weltliteratur and its modern reinterpretations

- Romantic philosophy and nationalism

- Romantic imagination and the modern world

- social protest in Romantic drama and realist fiction

- Romanticism and popular culture

- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the genre of science fiction

(In)visibility: Medical Humanities in Literature, Art, and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:07am
Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2018 Medical Humanities Conference at Boston College - (In)visibility

 

The conference will feature a key note speaker and several student panels. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate students across the northeast. We invite papers or creative works that explore the intersections of medicine with the humanities and/ or social sciences.

While submissions may touch on any aspect of medical humanities, they should relate to the particular themes of this conference: medical theory, literature or art pertaining to the invisibility or visibility of health, illness, and disability.

Separate Spheres and Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:06am
GENCAS (Swansea University Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

Separate Spheres & Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space

Call for Papers

April 19th-20th 2018

Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea

Queering Care and Cure

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:06am
Queer, Feminist, and Trans Studies Research Cluster/ University of California, Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Queer, Feminist, and Trans Studies Research Cluster University of California, Davis

Title: Queering Care and Cure
Keynote: Dean Spade, and second keynote to be confirmed.

Conference: May 3-4th, 2018
Location: University of California, Davis, in Davis, California Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018

Organizer Contact: Alex Fine (akfine@ucdavis.edu) Email: QFT.UCDavis@gmail.com

CFP: Queering Care and Cure

CFP: Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Syracuse University Religion Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Religion Graduate Organization and the Department of Religion at Syracuse University announce the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process on Friday, April 13th, 2018.

Flour·ish: [flǝriSH] (n., v.) growth and development in a good environment; a gesture or to gesture in such a way that attracts attention.

De·cay: [dǝ͘‘kā] ‘(n., v.) to rot organically or the process of decomposition; to deteriorate; to fall into a state of disrepair. Rotten matter. A gradual decline of quality.

Narratives of Movement and Progress

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Languages Literatures and Cultures Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

3rd Annual “Cultural Carolina” Graduate Student Conference

Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA)

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018 (San Francisco): “Stevens’ Americana”

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.

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