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Resisting ‘Religion’

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:52am
American Association of Religion, Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

AARWR 2019 Annual Conference
Arizona State University | March 2-3, 2019

Resisting ‘Religion’

CFP: Capture Japan – Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:51am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Contributions are now being accepted for a new edited book titled ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book aims to analyse, deconstruct and challenge representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art, anime, manga, comics, television or advertising. Through a series of case studies by an international group of experts in the field, the book will highlight the institutional framework that has allowed certain types of images of Japan to be promoted, while others have been suppressed.

Poetics and Politics of Translation and Rewriting in Early Modern Literature in English (Northeast Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Convention)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:48am
Emiliano Gutierrez Popoca/ Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The achievements of Early Modern literature in English evince the relevance of translation for literary history. The impact of translation on the development of new literary modes and genres during this period is often acknowledged. It is clear, for instance, that the sonnet in English, both as a verse form and as a mode of individual lyrical expression, is traced to its introduction to the English tradition through Wyatt and Surrey’s translations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere.

Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Humanities Classroom (special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:07am
Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches the teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.

 

Henry Roth: The Novel at the Periphery

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:02am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention Washington, DC | March 21-24, 2019

Special Issue 'American Literary Naturalism in the World'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:01am
CR: The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the CR on American literary naturalism in a global context. As Christopher Hill has argued in “The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” the history of nineteenth-century naturalist fiction points to disorderly patterns of circulation that suggest “multiple, overlapping histories, together forming a heterogeneous history on the scale of the planet.” Using the concept of “travel” as his point of reference, Hill sees naturalism as a paradigm for thinking about transnational literary, cultural, and economic transformations.

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. In addition, we welcome creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary journalism. We are interested as well in work on pedagogy and on the profession.

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:42pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers (Conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:08am
Maria Stuart, Assistant Professor, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers: Expanding the Borders of Dysfluency Studies (Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, 12 October, 2018)

 Keynote speaker: Chris Eagle, Emory University, Centre for the Study of Human Health (Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature, 2014; Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability, ed. 2013)

USA expatriation project

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:51am
Marshall Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

I am in the process of compiling an anthology of writing from expatriate Americans. There has already been some interest from a university press, and a number of contributors are already attached to the project. Depending on the type and number of submissions I receive, I may do this as two books: one volume as academic research and the other as creative nonfiction/ memoir.

Here’s a bit of background on the book:

With Stacy Klein: Early Medieval Childhood, Parenting, and Family Structures

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:48am
Harvard Medieval English Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Representations of children and parents often surface in early medieval literature, balking the commonly held supposition that medieval society, with its high rates of infant mortality and depictions of children as miniature adults, did not value childhood as a distinct life stage. This panel welcomes papers that discuss parents, children, and families in early medieval England from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions. How did Anglo-Saxon writers imagine reproductive technologies and family structures beyond the constraints of heterosexuality and the nuclear family? How did they depict alternative forms of parenting, such as fosterage, child oblation, or cross-species adoption?

With Catherine Sanok: Secular Temporalities

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:47am
Harvard Medieval English Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

While much ink has been spilled over the complexities of sacred time in medieval studies, secular time has attracted significantly less attention. This panel welcomes papers that discuss secular temporalities from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions. Does secular time, as Charles Taylor has argued, act as a hegemonic force, a way of evacuating the multifaceted nature of sacred time? Or does secular time in fact have the potential to accommodate religious difference, such as the different ways of structuring the day in various religious traditions? What rhythms structured the medieval day, the hour, or the week?

Unique Commonalities of Traditional and Contemporary Voices: Past and Present

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The objective of this session is to consider transnational writers of various cultures and languages both past and present.  In so doing, one must think critically and creatively about voices of the past in a comparative analysis with voices of the present.  It is said that “history repeats itself.”  How, then, do particular writers of the past (or recent past) and writers of the present treat matters of race, cultural divide or unity, politics, gender, feminism, social and societal views, separatism, oppression version privilege, strength of a people, empowerment, hope, freedoms, despair, and triumphs?  Are these issues expressed with the same concern, depth, pause, or insight today as they were a century ago?  Reflect upon reception, inception, and dece

Wizard of Oz Panel for SCMS

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Ryan Bunch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2019 will be the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and SCMS will be meeting in Seattle—the Emerald City!

I would like to propose a panel on The Wizard of Oz. I am open to receiving proposals on the 1939 film, other film adaptations of Oz, or the presence of Oz in American and global culture.

Please email paper proposals, including a title, abstract (200-300 words), and a short bio to Ryan Bunch (ryan@ryanbunch.com) by August 15.

Investigating Crime Films from Transnational Perspectives (SCMS 2019 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:43am
Sarah Delahousse
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Investigating Crime Films from Transnational Perspectives

Emerging as a result of the international popularity of American and British detective novels in the 19th and early 20th century, the crime film has fascinated filmmakers and audiences since the early days of cinema because of its thrilling subject matter and commentary on the consequences of urban and industrial modernization. This genre, thus, adapts and translates well into different cultural contexts and appealing beyond a film’s domestic audience. Furthermore, it provides a means for filmmakers to cultivate their style and influence cinemas outside their countries of origin through their use of and perhaps reimagining of established genre conventions.

Violence: Of the Idiom (ACLA 2019, March 4-10)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:42am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Violence: Of the Idiom"

Seminar organizers: D. J. S. Cross (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University)

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:41am
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

Travel in English Literature (RSA Toronto, March 17-19, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:39am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018

This is a guaranteed session that considers representations of travel in English Renaissance literature. Given the regular movement of persons and merchandise between England and Continental Europe and the incipient development of English interests in the New World, travel is central to the evolution of an English national identity. At the same time, an idea of travel profoundly subtends humanist models of education, which generally present their material as objects of translatio across time and place. This panel aims to explore how early modern writers conceptualize travel, and how they respond to travel’s capacity to register both physical and imaginative experiences.

CFP: Special Issue, "Ethnography and Musical Theatre"

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:39am
Jake Johnson and Judah Cohen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre:

 Ethnography and Musical Theatre

 

Guest Editors: Judah M. Cohen (Indiana University) and Jake Johnson (Oklahoma City University)

 

CFP Auto/Fiction Special Issue on Serge Doubrovsky

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:37am
Centre for Autofiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS - Auto/Fiction

Special Issue on Serge Doubrovsky
Guest Editor: Pierre-Alexandre Sicart
Submission of full essays due January 31, 2019 
(Extended Deadline)

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:31am
Dietmar Meinel (University of Duisburg-Essen)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Papers

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

May 15-18, 2019, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics After The Postconceptual Condition

updated: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:11am
University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics

After The Postconceptual Condition

TECHNE Postgraduate Student-Led Symposium

 

University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy

Friday, 9 November 2018

 

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 JULY!
Join us in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, and Cuba!
 
Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Miami, Florida, USA, 17-24 December 2018Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined.  Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English.  Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following: 
Hurricanes
Typhoons
Tidal waves
Cyclones
Waterspouts
Nor’easters
Whirlpools
Floods
Salvage
Diving
Sublimity and the sea
Mutinies

Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive is inviting submissions

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:54pm
http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work.  We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.

For inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Daumer at edaumer@emich.edu and visit the website at http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/.

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time (15-16 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:39pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

 

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

15-16 March 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)

 

The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.  

Politics and Ontology

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"

 

Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)

 

Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

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