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Extended Deadline - Representing Abortion - 15 October 2018

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:25am
Rachel Hurst
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Good morning, I have received six requests now for a deadline extension for my proposed edited collection, Representing Abortion, so I decided to extend the deadline.  Please see below for the CFP, and get in touch if you have any questions. Rachel

Call for papers: Representing Abortion

Edited by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst

EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: October 15, 2018

Email: rahurst@stfx.ca

 

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:24am
ULICES University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

July 3-5, 2019

School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon

 

Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.

 

Challenging Precarity

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:23am
Om Prakash Dwivedi/AURO University, Surat
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This proposed international seminar aims to respond to the current state of world affairs: notably, the inherent ontological vulnerability of life and the economic, socially-conditioned precariousness of individuals, societies and populations, which have been heightened since the 2008 financial crisis. Caused by an economic shift in the labour market and global neoliberal capitalism, precarity has been increasing due to world-wide inequality as “more extensive and less visible patterns of global dispossession” and “relatively unstable and dispersed conditions of deprivation and insecurity” gain ground (During 2015). 

Postmodern and postcolonial intersections

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

This study day aims to bring researchers together to debate the postmodern and postcolonial intersections in literary and cultural studies. Grounded in contemporary postmodern and postcolonial thematic and aesthetic concerns, the study day will attempt to explore the confluences of the two theoretical trends, the discursive spaces offered by the first to the second. In this regard, relations between the East and the West and how such relations are presented and re-represented in multifarious ways in the writing and re-writing of literary and cultural texts are investigated.

Shakespearean Translations – Translating Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Shakespeare Seminar 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.

Modernist Art Writing/Writing Modernist Art

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:17am
Katherine Shingler, Lila Matsumoto, Lucy Bradnock and Emma West
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Modernist Art Writing / Writing Modernist Art
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Nottingham, 24-25 June 2019

Keynote speakers: Susan Harrow (University of Bristol) and Sarah Hayden (Southampton University)

(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:14am
Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018

name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston

contact email: Maurine Ogbaa (moogbaa@uh.edu)

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade

Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga

March 28 - 30, 2019

University of Houston

 

 

In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that

 

Special issue “American Literary Naturalism in the World”

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:12am
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.

Digital America Issue no. 12 | Now Accepting Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:11am
Digital America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 12. We are an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye towards impactful perspectives in the digital age, as well as deconstructing what it means to live in our current political climate. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and reviews that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and global networks of power and influence are examining what it means to be American.

Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:10am
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thirteenth Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

 

Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia

10th & 11th April, 2019

Lahore University of Management Sciences

[Update] Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication.  Submissions requirements can be on any area related to language, literature, and philology from any time period and discipline.  In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018.  Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association.  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.

Black Male Students in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018

 

Book Title: From Boom Boom to Malcolm: Representations of Black Male Students in American Popular Culture

Edited by Heather Moore Roberson, Ph.D. (Allegheny College) & Kevin W. Joseph, Ph.D. (The University of Kansas)

Under Contract with Information Age Publishing Inc.

 

Introduction

FOOT 2019: Equity & Diversity in Performance (Feb. 15-17, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:40pm
Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

FOOT 2019: Equity & Diversity in Performance

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals Due: Saturday, October 13th, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

 

Georgia Philological Association: May 17, 2019 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:39pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts: Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:38pm
Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts:

Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

 

Please circulate widely.

 

In addition to conveying controversial ideas, books themselves have both committed and inspired mad, bad, and dangerous behaviour. The production and consumption of printed matter can be subversive, destructive, or downright criminal. Studying books as material objects reveals controversies that are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the subject matter between their covers.

The Films of Jane Campion

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:38pm
Adele Jones, Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Contact Email: a.bowler@swansea.ac.ukadele.m.jones@swansea.ac.uk

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 31stJanuary, 2019

Eds: Dr Alexia L. Bowler and Dr Adele Jones (Swansea University)

 

As the only female director to win the Palme d’Or, and the second to be nominated for an Academy Award(both for The Piano[1993]) which is celebrating its 25thanniversary, Jane Campion is a figure who garners both critical and popular acclaim, as well as industry-wide respect.

 

ANZSANA 2019 - Comparative Settler Colonial Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:37pm
Australia and New Zealand Studies Association of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Seeking two additional papers for a two panel series at ANZSANA 2019 (Austin, Texas, February 6-8) relating the history and culture of Australia and New Zealand to settler colonialism as a transnational phenomenon. We are particularly interested in papers that:

 

• Engage in comparative work that relates the history and culture of Australia and/or New Zealand to that of the US

• Consider how Australia as a case study has shaped contemporary transnational understandings of settler colonialism as a structure of power. 

• Consider the relationship between critiques of settler colonialism and critiques of the patriarchy, especially vis-a-vis contemporary Indigenous feminist approaches. 

 

Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:36pm
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

 

Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World

 

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

April 4-7, 2019

 

 

Teaching the History of the Book (edited collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:36pm
MLA Options for Teaching series
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Teaching the History of the Bookwill assemble essays by scholars and teachers from across all fields of literary and language study, exploring theories, practices, and problems in teaching about and with the history of the book. Essays in the volume will provide historical context, theoretical frames, and practical insights for effectively teaching the history of the book, as a subject in its own right and as a component or method in courses on other subjects in the field of literature and language, both within and beyond the Anglophone world.

The British Society for Literature and Science Fourteenth Annual Conference, Royal Holloway University of London, 4–6 April 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:28pm
The British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

The fourteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London, from Thursday 4 April until Saturday 6 April 2019. Keynote speakers will include Professor Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway) and Professor Angelique Richardson (Exeter).

 

Accessibility in the English Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:27pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel

ACCUTE Conference at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences June 1-June 4, 2019 University of British Columbia

Panel Organizer: Ann Gagne (Durham College)

Organizing Community: Contract Faculty, the Humanities, and Labour (Round Table)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:27pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACCUTE Board-Sponsored Panel

ACCUTE Conference at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences June 1-June 4, 2019 University of British Columbia

Panel Organizer: Ann Gagne (Durham College)

Professional Development and Precarity

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:27pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACCUTE-Board Sponsored Panel: Professional Development and Precarity

ACCUTE Conference at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences June 1-June 4, 2019 University of British Columbia

Panel Organizer: Ann Gagne (Durham College)

Professional development is an important part of maintaining currency with our field of study, pedagogical practices and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This panel will explore how Contract Academic Faculty (CAF) can maintain currency and what sort of professional development options are offered and needed going forward. We are interested in presentations that provide examples or the framework in response to the following:

"DeLillo and Environments: American Literature Association 2019"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:24pm
Teddy Hamstra / Don DeLillo Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Don DeLillo Society is seeking papers for the upcoming American Literature Assocation conference, which will take place May 23-26, 2019.

 

The Literary Age of Jackson

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Luis A Iglesias, James Fenimore Cooper Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 30th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA at the Westin Copley Place, May 23-26, 2019.

Panel 1: The Literary Age of Jackson

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION (ALA) CONFERENCE 2019: THE DIANE JOHNSON SOCIETY PANELS AND INAUGURAL BUSINESS MEETING

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:18pm
FERDA ASYA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

You are invited to present a paper at one of the panels, described below, and join the inaugural business meeting to elect officers for The Diane Johnson Society at the American Literature Association (ALA) Conference on May 23-26, 2019 in Boston.

Please indicate your interest in presenting a paper (with panel title) and/or attending the business meeting a soon as possible to be placed on the mailing list by sending an e-mail to Ferdâ Asya at fasya@bloomu.edu.

Panel Descriptions

Diane Johnson and Travel, Immigration, or Exile

Opening Doors: Creating Opportunities for Difficult Conversations

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
Graduate Students in English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Graduate Students in English 2019 Conference

“Opening Doors:Creating Opportunities for Difficult Conversations”

March 9, 2019

Starting conversations on difficult topics can seem insurmountable at times. The 2019 GSE Conference focuses on how texts (books, tv shows, films, social media, etc.) open the door to difficult conversations, offering the opportunity for enlightenment and understanding in a time seemingly bereft of both.

Gender-Switching and Queer Opportunities in Web-Native Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), Montpellier, June 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference (http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/francais/sos2019.htm) in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.

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