Call For Papers for 8th Issue of ViraVerita Peer-reviewed E-journal: ‘MIGRATION'ViraVerita is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed e-journal. We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the next issue. We invite papers addressing the concept of ‘Migration’ from the perspective of related fields of Humanities and Social Sciences and in accordance with ViraVerita’s interdisciplinary character.Migration as a fundamental dynamic that has long established humanity, built civilizations and formed cultures as old as human history and it is multidimensional like all other human actions.
The importance of religion in contemporary debates ranging from nationalism to its place in the public sphere is exceedingly being felt. Nations -- referred to as imagined communities (c.f. Anderson) -- speak to the profound need for both legitimacy and belonging(ness), often articulated through one’s religious vis-a-vis ethnic identities in the modern world. This volume will explore this issue by focusing on the relationships between religion, geo-politics and the articulation of nationalism in the context of South Asia.
UPDATED CFP SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 18 June 2018 (Acceptance letters: 31 July 2018)
The Popularity of Words and Music
22-24 November 2018
Haus der Universität at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany
CFP: Mark Twain and Social Activism
SAMLA 90 Conference
November 2-4, 2018
The Electric Guitar in American Culture
NEW (revised) Deadline: June 15 2018
Conference dates: October 12-14, 2018
Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX USA
It is a pleasure to invite scholars, performers, fans, and the general public to attend and participate at “The Electric Guitar in American Culture” on October 12-13-14, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. The conference is organized by the Vernacular Music Center at the School of Music at Texas Tech University.
Call for Papers
Irish Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives
Co-editors: Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney
This will be one of the first publications to inaugurate a new major Irish Studies Series:
Studies in Irish Literature,
Cinema and Culture
The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune – 5th Meeting
Off-Tribune – on graduate students’ mental health
October 25-26, 2018
University of Ottawa
Comparatists: Assert yourselves!
Religious Figures in Post-Reformation English Literature
For a proposed panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March)
ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy, is accepting submissions to the Open Call for the 2018 Education and Research Session to be held on 28 September in Bucharest, Romania during the 2018 ENCATC Congress “Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations” (26-29 September 2018).
While university administrators have many ways to assess a program’s or department’s effectiveness, student retention is one of the more controversial measures. Particularly, retention often seems inherently at odds with our roles as college professors since—fairly or not—issues of retention are conflated with concerns over grade inflation and academic rigor. Yet, as studies show, universities lose students over the first two years of college for a variety of reasons: financial, the absence of strong academic mentoring and peer relationships, the strains of commuting, as well as family pressures and responsibilities that threaten to derail academic pursuits.
DEADLINE EXTENDED. While there has been interest in the suffrage movement in both America and England for many years now, one area that has not received as much scholarly attention is the analysis of Life Writing created by those within the movement. Both working- and middle-class women provide an intimate portrait of what it was like to fight for suffrage for so many years. I propose a panel that examines the connections between suffragettes of different classes, ages, and nationalities as well as those in positions of power who supported them throughout. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief biographical statement, and any AV requirements to Sarah N.
The Editorial Board of ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies is pleased to announce its Call for Submissions for Issue 40 (2019).
ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies, a refereed scientific journal published yearly by the Department of Filología Inglesa at the University of Valladolid, cordially invites submission of original manuscripts in the form of articles and book reviews dealing with all major areas of English Studies.
This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
[Update] Deadline Extended to June 22nd, 2018
T H E 1 0 T H G R A D U A T E C O N F E R E N C E I N L I T E R A T U R E , P O L I T I C S , A N D A E S T H E T I C S A T B I N G H A M T O N U N I V E R S I T Y
(RE)THINKING DISCIPLINARITY: POSITION, DIRECTION, APPLICATION
Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans
For a proposed panel at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March): I am seeking papers on early modern printers. Our modern sense of publishers as (more often than not) merely profiting from the creative agency of authors obscures the meaningful role early printers had in cultural production, politics (conservative and radical), the reception of major works, and the establishment of a public sphere. Printers sometimes simply sought sales, but they also often specialized and promoted particular agendas.
A Companion to the Prose Poem (Mary Ann Caws and Michel Delville, eds.)
We welcome proposals for a collection of essays on the prose poem we are editing.
Ecology & Performance Working Session
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Revisiting Historical Intersections in Art and Aesthetics”
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 59 (4/2020)
Zoltán Somhegyi (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020
We invite proposals for papers dealing with American Literature from 1945 to the present. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2018 conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages."
PAMLA 2018 will take place in Bellingham, Washington from November 9th-November 11th.
Call for Papers: Theology and Prince
Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume of essays on theology and the life, music, and films of Prince Rogers Nelson. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid jargon in order to be accessible for the layperson.
Potential ideas include but are not limited to:
Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open Topic
“Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.”
Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.
A biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies
Association of Turkey (ASAT), the Journal of American Studies of
Turkey (JAST) operates with a double-blind peer review system and
publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American
literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions,
politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board
welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic
disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other
cultures. The journal also publishes notes, comments, interviews, and
Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones
Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.
Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:
Session Title – Performing Empathy: When Literary Texts Are Acts of Kindness
This session seeks papers on the empathic potentials of literature, broadly defined. The subtext here is the social division in the present-day America, where sympathy fatigue—a feeling of resentment arising from the belief that one has been asked to extend one’s sympathy to outgroups, such as women, minorities, immigrants, and the poor, beyond what one feels is reasonable—is often cited as one reason for the intransigence. The larger question we will ask ourselves is the following: how can literature act as a vehicle of empathic connection and reinforce people’s capacity for compassion toward the marginalized other?