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CFP: Suvin Today? A Roundtable Discussion (SUS 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:46pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 11, 2017

CFP: Suvin Today?

A Roundtable Discussion

The Society for Utopian Studies (November 9-12, 2017 in Memphis, TN)

Proposal Deadline: August 11, 2017

Co-Organizers: Gerry Canavan and Hugh O’Connell 

Fish out of Water: Adaptability and Interdisciplinarity in Today’s Job Market

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:03pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstract

In today’s economy, the field of composition studies is rapidly changing; partly out of the realities of the academic job market and partly as a result of the desire for high-level writing skills at the undergraduate level. As Magrino and Sorrell (2104) state in their discussion of the influx of graduate assistant in the composition classroom, “due to the demand upon Composition programs to provide courses that prepare undergraduates for authentic modes of discourse that they will encounter in the workplace, the number of undergraduate courses in Composition has risen dramatically, with the field of Business Communication seeing an especially steep spike.”

"Shut Up and Send Me More Pigs to Kill!": Contemporary WWII Film

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

After the recent seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II and with new films centered on World War II emerging, the implications of these popular, contemporary representations in American culture seem pertinent to investigate. Several contemporary and popular films depict the sheer violence and implied heroism from this war: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), the mini-series Band of Brothers (2001), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Defiance (2008), Valkyrie (2008)and The Monuments Men (2014).

Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:52am
Amber Buck
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).

American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:19am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2018 National Conference

Indianapolis, IN

March 28-31, 2018

Call for Papers: American Literature 

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2018 National Conference, to be held March 28-31 in Indianapolis, IN at the J.W. Marriot. 

PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:25am
University of Cordoba, Spain and Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

 

                                         1-3 February 2018

                                      Universidad de Córdoba, Spain

 

  In collaboration with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, India

 

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2018 Panel: West African Women's Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:01am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Penn State Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The passing in 2017 of Nigerian and Igbo novelist Buchi Emecheta, whose life and fiction memorably dramatize the deeply-rooted obstacles to women's emancipation and the strength and intelligence of women to face such obstacles, occasions a consideration of West African women writers. This NeMLA 2018 panel seeks to consider a variety of authors that might include Emecheta Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Ba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. The works of such authors raises many vital questions that are relevant today. We will ask what common threads are found in West African women's writing and what conflicts, challenges, and successes of women may be associated with West African space and its societies.

The Literary Lens: Craft, Technique, and Process in the Language Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm
Arkansas Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Arkansas Philological Association invites papers for its forty-fourth annual conference—“The Literary Lens: Craft, Technique, and Process in the Language Arts.” Papers exploring the modes and methods we use to create and interpret literature are particularly encouraged, though papers on related or alternative critical, creative, or pedagogical approaches to language, literature, creative writing, and rhetorical analysis are also welcome.

Branwell Brontë: 'Perfect Wreck'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm
Brontë Parsonage Museum & Leeds University Library Special Collections
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In her biography of Branwell Brontë, Daphne du Maurier described Branwell as ‘a spectre in the Brontë story, in pathetic contrast with the astonishing achievements of his sisters’. 2017 is Branwell’s bicentenary year, and Brontë Parsonage Museum is marking the occasion with a number of events and an exhibition curated by Simon Armitage, entitled Mansions in the Sky.

Law, Custom, and Joan of Arc / Joan of Arc and the Law

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm
International Joan of Arc Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI, USA

10-13 May 2018          

International Conference LITERATURE OF PRINCES

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:46pm
G. Călinescu” Institute of Literary History and Theory, Romanian Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dear Sirs,

During 24th-25th November 2017, the “G. Călinescu” Institute of Literary History and Theory, together with its partners from the academic institutes from Bucharest, Iași, Galati ant the National Museum of Romanian Literature as well, will organize the 3rd edition of The National Conference of Old Literature wich this year proposes the topic of

 

LITERATURE OF  PRINCES

rhizomes 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:46pm
unidcom/iade
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rhizomes aims to promote a reflection on the intersection between handicraft, design and art productions in insular spaces, in the context of globalization and increasing transnational mobility. Attention will also be given to new mainland cultural constellations resulting from these artistic migrations.

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