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Openly about Open Access

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:05am
De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

GUEST EDITOR
Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma, USA

Call for papers for edited collection on media, incarceration, prisons

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:01am
Marcus Harmes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Prisons, prisoners, and crime are attracting unprecedented levels of interest from both predictable sources (tabloid media) to more unexpected (such as the prison setting of Paddington 2).

 

Globally, but especially in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, the real life prison population is rising dramatically. The fictional presentations of prison, which may be prurient and sexploitative, high minded or fantastical, is matched by the barely factual and highly sensationalized prison of reality television. Orange is the New Black is only the latest example of the compulsion media of all types have to look inside the prison.

 

Call for Session Proposals: 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, DC

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NeMLA is turning 50! Please come and help us celebrate our Anniversary Convention at the Gaylord National in Washington DC, March 21–24, 2019.

The theme of our 2019 convention is "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." It aims to challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity and to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity.

As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, plays an important role in shaping both national and global history. It is vital that NeMLA bring its convention to this seat of power in order to address the ongoing challenges we face in producing a world that values diversity, honesty, scholarship, and justice.

PAMLA18 The Material Politics of Feeling in Contemporary American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:53am
Alex Miller/University of Washington Tacoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

This panel seeks contributions interested in exploring the cultural and material conditions that have motivated the “affective turn” within contemporary literary production and critique.  How are contemporary novelists creating works that imagine artistic spaces “beyond postmodernism,” and what is the role of feeling within our understanding of these spaces?

SAMLA 90: SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:50am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

Comparative Literature

Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:28am
University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame Venue: University at BuffaloDates: 28-29th September Call for Papers
If we can infer anything from the myth of our expulsion from Paradise, it is that we humans are, or ought to be, ashamed of ourselves. Awareness of shame seems inherent to our social existence, and forms one intractable legacy of our self-awareness as a species. As self-conscious animals, we see ourselves in ways most animals do not, and we do not like all that we see. 

Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:43am
Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati (Guest Editors) / Arab Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic arts, Comics and Memes in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore Graphic arts, Comics and Memes, and their uses and functions in a changing Arab world. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of visual means of production of these works especially in relation to online communication. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing.

2018 issue of Openings: Studies in Book Art

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:11am
College Book Art Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Openings: Studies in Book Art is an open-access, online journal published annually by the College Book Art Association (CBAA). As a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, Openings is dedicated to scholarship on the book as medium, construct, work of art, and, more generally, the arts of the book.

Asian Studies Conference and Festival

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:09am
University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

A one-day conference on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK.  Conference theme: "The Multicolored Tapestry of Asia: Traditions, Conversations, and Development." We welcome individual papers, thematic panels, and poster presentations exploring and examining topics relating to Asian cultures and societies for a multidisciplinary reflection on and conversation about Asia’s past, present, and future.

Registration includes a luncheon featuring authentic Asian foods and an exquisite martial arts performance by real Japanese ninjas!

Further information can be found at https://ucoascf.wixsite.com/ucoascf

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene'

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Jessica Holmes, University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene
Presiding Officer: Jessica Holmes, University of Washington, holmes07@uw.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, '21st-Century Literature'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Christopher Leise, Whitman College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Film Studies
Presiding Officer: Dawn Dietrich, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Creative Writing: Brief Prose'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Jeffrey J. Becker, Community College of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Creative Writing: Brief Prose
Presiding Officer: Jeffrey J. Becker, Community College of Denver, Jeffrey.Becker@ccd.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Composition and Rhetoric'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Wallace Cleaves, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Composition and Rhetoric
Presiding Officer: Wallace Cleaves, University of California, Riverside, wallace.cleaves@ucr.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Aesthetic Modernism'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Aesthetic Modernism
Presiding Officer: Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, judith.paltin@ubc.ca
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Los Angeles (co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles at Occidental College)'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Los Angeles (co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles at Occidental College)
Presiding Officer: Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College, axelrod@oxy.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Young Adult Literature'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Young Adult Literature
Presiding Officer: Taylor D. McCabe, University of California, Irvine, mccabet1@uci.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Writing Today '

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Karin Bauer, McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Writing Today
Presiding Officer: Karin Bauer, McGill University, karin.bauer@mcgill.ca
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Voice Studies'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Voice Studies
Presiding Officer: Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside, caroleanne.tyler@ucr.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Vampires'

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Vampires
Presiding Officer: James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver, aubreyj@msudenver.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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Prisoner and Wentworth Edited Book

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:34am
Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

We invite proposals for chapters for an edited collection called Wentworth is the New Prisoner (working title), which is developing in the wake of a successful conference of the same name held in Melbourne in April 2018. We already have interest from publishers.

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 13-15, 2018 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 11, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:33am
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXII
Undergraduate Sessions
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 13-15, 2018

Keynote Address:  “Rivers and Riverscapes in the Early Middle Ages”—Ellen Arnold, Ohio Wesleyan University

The DC Universe

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:33am
Alicia Goodman / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The DC Universe

Edited by Douglas Brode, Alicia M. Goodman, and Robert G. Weiner 

The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of around 5,000 words related to any aspect of the DC Universe. We are seeking pieces that are academically sound, but accessible to the general reader. We want a unique collection of original and interpretive essays about the DC Universe that give original insights about all sorts of aspects related to the Universe DC has built since the 1930s. We are also doing a companion volume looking at the Marvel Universe.

The Marvel Universe

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:33am
Alicia Goodman / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Marvel Universe

Edited by Douglas Brode, Alicia M. Goodman, and Robert G. Weiner

The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of around 5,000 words related to any aspect of the Marvel Universe. We are seeking pieces that are academically sound, but accessible to the general reader. We want a unique collection of original and interpretive essays about the Marvel Universe that give original insights about all sorts of aspects related to the Universe Marvel has built since the 1930s. We are also doing a companion volume looking at the DC Universe. 

Sexuality and Technology

updated: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:33am
Dr Rob Fisher / Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Sexuality and Technology
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December 2018
Vienna, Austria

UPDATE- Re-conceptualizing National Identity (SAMLA, NOV. 2-4)

updated: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:03am
Debora Stefani (GCSU)/ SAMLA (Birmingham, AL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

In her article “Scales of Aggregation: Prenational, Subnational, Transnational,” Wai Chee Dimock asks some important questions “On what scale should we study the transnational? How does it mesh with the scale of the nation-state? How does it act upon the latter-and how is it in turn acted upon as a competing as well as a complementary regime of regulation?” Dimock recognizes that the transnational is in a dialogic relationship with the national. This view, however, seems to invite a vertical interpretation of this relationship.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Television Studies'

updated: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:33am
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Television Studies
Presiding Officer: Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu, cedelson@chaminade.edu
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

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