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Sanctifying Violence

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:27am
Lives and Afterlives The Forty-Fifth Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium April 12-13, 2019 The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 26, 2018

Sanctifying Violence

Organizers: Elizabeth Maffetone and Joseph Morgan (Indiana University, Bloomington)

"Comparative Formalisms: World Literature and Race" for the 2019 ACLA Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:26am
Nimanthi Rajasingham, Colgate University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Co-organizers, Sreya Chatterjee and Octavio Gonzalez

The American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference will be held at Georgetown University, Washington DC, from the 7th-10th of March 2019. 

Pedagogy & Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:26am
Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Kurt Depner, Area Chair, Pedagogy & Popular Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

REMINDER: collection on ARTHUR MACHEN

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:28am
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

 

Critical Essays on Arthur Machen

edited by Antonio Sanna

 

Trans-nationalizing Identity and Space in The Orient: 19th Century Women’s Travel Writing Nemla 2019

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr. Nilgun A. Okur / NeMLA 2019, Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The clash of people and civilizations from East to West has been a particularly rich, varied, and intense development in history. Formulating new identities, while being surrounded by foreign space and native people, the traveler reflects the changing modes, times, and equally shifting cultural attitudes that can be found in a European’s travel writing. For instance, a glimpse across time into the city of Istanbul, held as a popular travel spot by visitors for centuries, reveals varied cultures, groups of people and their diverse linguistic uses, food choices, social norms and religious customs.

Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:17am
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

ACLA 2019: Injustice, Violence, and Witnessing

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:16am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In this seminar we seek to explore stories and representations of injustice and violence that probe audiences’ ethical responsibilities and complicities.  What representational strategies have writers and artists used to challenge discursive frameworks that underpin erasures and exclusions and to invite readers and viewers to assess their implication in systematic injustices? What historical and contemporary responsibilities are excluded by current political discourses on violence and reconciliation? For example, how do the frameworks of mainstream western news and political discourses exclude discussion of North American and European roles in the conditions that precipitate current refugee movements?

Essays on Actual Play and Tabletop Role-Playing Games

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:16am
Shelly Jones, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Essays on Actual Play and Tabletop Role-Playing Games

This peer reviewed edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series.

Interrupting Globalisation: Heterotopia in the Twenty-First Century

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch and Daan Wesselman (the University of Amsterdam)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Chapters

Confirmed contributors:

Kevin Hetherington (the Open University), author of Badlands of Modernity: Heterotopia and Social Ordering
Lieven De Cauter (Catholic University of Leuven), editor of Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil Society
Christoph Lindner (University of Oregon), author of Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts

 

Editors: Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch and Daan Wesselman (the University of Amsterdam)

Re-Imagining the Pacific - Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:16pm
Francisco Delgado, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will examine what it means to re-imagine a region of the world that continues to occupy the imaginations of, among others, artists and scholars, vacation goers and/or environmentalists. The islands of the Pacific, for instance, were regarded by colonial explorers from Europe as utopias untouched by humankind. Beginning in the twentieth century, some islands were used as military testing sites by the United States and Europe with no regard for the Indigenous people of these locations. And most recently, as literary theorist Aimee Bhang explains, the Pacific “is laden with speculation, mostly of two kinds: one that anticipates the economic potential of the ‘Asian century,’ and another that projects its ecological devastation” (663).

Deadline Extended! Writing Partnerships: Collaboration and Community in Composition

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:59am
UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/31/2018

Writing Partnerships:

Collaboration & Community in Composition

 

UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies

Center City Campus

October 19, 2018

Keynote Speaker:  Ashley J. Holmes

Deadline for Submissions:  8/31/2018

 

 

Call for Proposals

 

Female Agency in the Later Middle Ages

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Thirty years ago, in her seminal book, Holy Feast and Holy Fast: the Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women, Caroline Walker Bynum proposed that the later Middle Ages witnessed the rise of the first women’s movement in Christian history. Looking within and beyond the purview of religious devotion, this panel welcomes papers that corroborate, qualify, or critique Bynum’s claim by examining medieval representations of female agency. What constitutes female agency in late medieval literature, society and culture? To what end is it exerted? How and by whom is it celebrated and/or censured?

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 5:57pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019

Conference Dates: March 28-30, 2019
Conference Location: Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

The College English Association—a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies—welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature (and the theme of vision/revision) as part of our fiftieth annual conference in March 2019. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Taking Risks and Code Meshing: Multimodal Approaches to Engaged Pedagogy (Roundtable)

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these opportunities aside as less than tertiary. However, these “alternative” discourse spaces often mirror the level of engagement instructors want to see in the argumentative papers their students write for composition and literature-focused classes.

Radical Elegy: Memorial Praxis for Precarious Life

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:31pm
David Sherman, Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association), March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Radical Elegy: Memorial Praxis for Precarious Life

 

This seminar addresses elegy as a performative repertoire in political extremity.  Elegy, at a radical pitch, occupies public space and public memory to resist forgetting, a second death.  How have expressive practices to and for the dead generated ideas of justice, bonds of solidarity, ethical responses to violence, and communities of contested memory?

 

Transatlantic Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Template for Special Topic CFP

 

Subject: Call for Papers: Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2019

 

Call for Papers, Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Post-Colonial Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Template for Special Topic CFP

 

Call for Papers, Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Food and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:26pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Food and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

NeMLA 2019 - “Intimacy in Latin American Writing: Affections and Love” (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:25pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 50th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Washington, DC / March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel explores the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and affections expressed by Latin American authors. Its focus is writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2018, to Session ID # 17255

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17255

 

NeMLA 2019 - “Inquisitive Minds: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:25pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 50th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Washington, DC / March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2018, to Session ID # 17254

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17254

 

CEA 3/28-3/30/19

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, CEA 2019 |

50th Annual Conference | March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans

  

Vision/Revision

Submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities. The

birthplace of jazz, it is also notable for its proud literary heritage. Its iconic setting has

inspired generations of American writers, such as Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin,

William Faulkner, John Kennedy Toole, and Anne Rice. From Easy Rider to

Transgressing/Transcending Borders through Translation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:22pm
East West University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

5th International Conference, Department of English, East West University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

25-26 January 2019

 

Transgressing/Transcending Borders through Translation

Linguistic (Re)Turns

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:21pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Linguistic (Re)Turns"

Organizers: Sara Ceroni (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Luke Mueller (Bentley University) 

Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer: Literary, Economic, Political, and Spiritual Approaches

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:19pm
Paper Session: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

It is hard to exaggerate the novelty of English Treasurer Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer, completedc. 1179. Often considered Europe’s first administrative manual, it required the invention of a new genre, the systematic thinking-through of collected bureaucratic knowledge and its categorization and organization. Successive generations of historians have mined this text for data about England’s taxation office and common law, but it has much more to offer researchers of bureaucratic and institutional culture, medieval identity formation, and intertextuality. 

NeMLA 2019 Panel: The Role of Literature in Contemporary Italian Philosophy

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session for the NeMLA 2019 Convention in Washington, DC (March 21-24):

 

The Role of Literature in Contemporary Italian Philosophy

 

Approaches to Medieval Bureaucracies: A Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:08pm
Special Session, 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Close to 100 years ago, T. F. Tout was able to claim in his magisterial six-volume study of England’s letter-writing offices that the administrative history of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England was "largely unwritten.” Within the last ten or twenty years, however, historians have undertaken socio-cultural studies of medieval bureaucracy and its personnel, moving from prosopographical and biographical sketches to nuanced examinations of the experience and challenges of bureaucratic employment throughout Europe.

Engaging Difference: Supporting LD, ELL, First-in-family and Other Exceptional Learners

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:06pm
NeMLA, March 2019, Washington D.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In typical college classrooms, instructors face large groups of highly diverse students. In fact, students are often so diverse that even their diversity is diverse. Differences in educational background, family support systems, English-language proficiency, abilities and disabilities, and more, can strongly impact students' capacities to fulfill course expectations.

But while "differentiation" has become a pervasive buzzword within K-12 pedagogy, in higher education it remains unclear exactly how, where, when, and whose responsibility it is to engage and support students with various learning challenges.

Truth in Documentary and Docufiction: Images of Transnational Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:06pm
Caroline Wakaba Futamura / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Although the term “documentary” with respect to film was not coined until 1926 by John Grierson, precursors to this genre have existed for ethnographic purposes from the late-nineteenth century. Defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary as “a presentation (such as a film or novel) expressing or dealing with factual events: a documentary presentation,” this cinematographic form, even from its very inception, has been grappling with the hybrid version, docu-fiction. This latter genre, a combination of seemingly mutually exclusive elements—objective factual and subjective fictional—seems to undermine the very essence of what constitutes documentary cinema.

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