This panel will examine the function of nostalgia in class-conscious writing, specifically its role in the construction of working-class identities, both fictional and otherwise. To that end, presentations will gauge the efficacy of nostalgic representation in terms of literary aesthetics and/or political imperatives. Using literary texts as a lens, topics might include (but are not limited to):
Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.
Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective, An International Symposium
Proposals are invited for a Symposium, "Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective" to be held at Liverpool Hope University (UK) on 21 June 2019. The symposium seeks to interrogate the potential and limitations of Intersectional approaches within a global context. It is part of an AHRC funded International Networking Project that seeks to scope the potential and limitations of intersectionality in relation to both theory and praxis. In keeping with this broad-based agenda, the organisers seek contributions from any discipline and welcome interdisciplinary approaches.
Identifying Value(s) in Literature, Culture, and Society 20 ─ 21 June 2019
Stonewall at 50: A Roundtable (guaranteed session)
Sponsored by the Sexuality Studies Forum
Approaches might include, among many others: coalitions; activism; queer and trans of color critique; pride; shame; state violence; police brutality; mythologies; New York City; urbanism; gentrification; history; genealogies; nightlife; periodization; gay liberation; visibility.
150-word abstracts and CVs by Friday, March 15, 2019
Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought
10th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought
20-21 June 2019, London
Keynote address: Prof. Richard Whatmore (St. Andrews)
Seeking Submissions for New Open Access Online Journal
The Journal of Epistolary Studies (JES) aims to be the premier international publication venue for all scholarship epistolary. The purpose of JES is to publish quality research in all areas of epistolary study, bringing together scholarship of letters and letter writing from across disciplines and historical time periods. Social, historical, literary, linguistic, bibliographical, and material approaches to letters and letter writing all will be considered. JES will offer a forum for academics researching a major genre hitherto not served by major periodical publication. It will be an articles-only journal published bi-annually in the spring and fall.
SITUATED KNOWLEDGES OF GENDER AND LOVE:
SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF GENDER AND LOVE
23-25 SEPTEMBER 2019
MONT FLEUR ESTATE, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
STR 2019: Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, University of LimerickMay 10th & 11th 2019 Call For Papers: Conversations Through Time: Intersectional, Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary Keynote Speakers:Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Ulster UniversityDr. Emilie Pine, University College Dublin Theatre and performance practices have often been called upon as ways to understand contemporary discourses. Now more than ever academics and theatremakers need to use art and the analyses of various mediums to explore and explain the world in which we live.
Panel Title: Intersectionality in Fantastic and/or Magical Realist Multi-Ethnic Literature
We invite papers that examine the ways that race, gender, and/or sexuality intersect in American multi-ethnic texts that might be categorized as “magical realist” or “fantastic” and that promote the notion of coalition building.
Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019
Submit to Stella Setka, email@example.com
The Margaret Atwood Society is putting together a roundtable to discuss The Handmaid's Tale sequel at next year's MLA. Unfortunately, the book will come out after MLA's session proposals are due. Thus, send an abstract of 150-250 words (on the lens through which you anticipate reading the novel) and a brief biography to Karma Waltonen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Margaret Atwood Society is proposing an MLA panel on Atwood's graphic novels and illustrated books, including adaptations and literature for children.
Please send an abstract of 150-250 words and a brief biography to Karma Waltonen, email@example.com.
THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY
PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2019
Welcome to this year’s Patrick Tolfree essay competition, open to students of any academic level over the age of 18 and living anywhere in the world.
In line with the projected theme of the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of the Thomas Hardy Journal, the theme of this year’s essay competition is “Hardy Now”. We invite entries of 3,000-4,000 words that reflect on “the contemporary purchase” (Kornbluh and Morgan 2015) of Hardy’s writing. These might focus on a Hardyan theme with particular resonance today, such as:
Call for Papers and Panels:
The Futures of Solidarity: Transnational and Queer Feminisms
Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
12 th Annual Graduate Symposium
Rice University, Friday, April 5, 2019
Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for "Radical Materialisms" by one week. We will now accept abstracts until February 8th. Please consider submitting your work, and see the CFP below.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
We are delighted to announce the interdisciplinary workshop “Gen(d)eration: Gender and Construction of Subjectivity”. The event is funded by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) and will take place at Durham University on 10 May 2019.
The workshop will focus on the interconnections between gender and cultural studies (literature, art, history, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) and will be looking at how the construction of gender is connected to, and interwoven with, writing, capitalism, globalization, trauma, therapy, ethics, transformation and autopoiesis, to name a few.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Gender and Capitalism
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panels of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/.
We accept papers from any non-dramatic literary genres—this includes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Texts are not limited to those of English origins, and the topic is open. Please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words to Nicholas Brush (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2019. Please use the e-mail address listed here as the e-mail address listed on the SCMLA Full CFP is not up-to-date.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in the BerkshiresCatalyzing 21st Century Discourse and Engagement on RaceJune 11-14, 2019Keynote Speaker: Nikki Giovanni (Biography)World-renowned activist, commentator, educator, poet, and writer
Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Lines and Landscapes
Friday 5th April 2019
Hastings Campus, University of Brighton
Keynote Speaker: Nerys Williams, University College Dublin
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.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
***We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submissions to February 8th***
New materialisms and object-oriented ontology offer a radical reorganization—perhaps a democratization—of human/object relations, deemphasizing human agency in favor of a “parliament of things.” This conference asks if such approaches have been too quick to abandon human politics altogether. Can new materialisms be both conceptually and politically radical?
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:
Engaging Fictions: Aesthetic Orientations and Reception of Novel
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.
The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival
June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
June 22-26, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago
Despite the incidence of climate change scepticism amongst right-wing politicians in the United States and elsewhere, there is a near-consensus amongst scientists that current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas are sufficient to alter global weather patterns to possibly disastrous effect. Writing in the journal Utopian Studies in 2016, the Californian science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson observed that: "Climate change is inevitable - we’re already in it - and because we’re caught in technological and cultural path dependency, we can’t easily get back out of it ...
EXTENDED DEADLINE: YOU CAN SEND YOUR ABSTRACTS UNTIL 15 FEBRUARY!
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group
invites you to participate in its conference
Performativity in Contemporary Culture
on May 24-25, 2019
at the School of English and American Studies, ELTE, Budapest
The newly-formed North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Data Caucus will host its free inaugural conference at the University of Virginia on November 15-16, 2019. Our conception of data encompasses British and North American practices for gathering and expressing information; cultural attitudes toward data; the rising disciplines and technologies that lead to today’s communications, new media, critical coding, and data science; digital collections; digital pedagogies; quantitative methods; data theory, and digital humanities. We welcome proposals from those working with historical and/or technical data, as well as the digital-curious.