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Roundtable Deadline Extended: Kurt Vonnegut Panels at the ALA

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:15pm
Tom Hertweck, Vice President / Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Vonnegut Society has extended its deadline for proposals for the roundable portion of our program, "Whither Vonnegut Studies?" as detailed below, due by 21 January.  The original CFP follows the roundtable information.  Please consider submitting!

Roundtable: Whither Vonnegut Scholarship?

This roundtable will consider past, current, and future trajectories for Vonnegut scholarship. Presentations will be 4-8 minutes (depending on the number of participants) using these brief statements on the current state of Vonnegut studies as a stepping-off point for further discussion. Though any angle will be considered, topics of particular interest could include:

WSU SJCON Doing Social Justice: Reclaiming Space and Place

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:01pm
WSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Social Justice Conference (WSU SJCON)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Washington State University will be hosting its inaugural Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Social Justice on March 6th-7th, 2020 at WSU's Pullman, WA campus.  Our theme for this year’s conference is Doing Social Justice: Reclaiming Space and Place. We seek proposals that look at the ways that space interacts and intersects with social justice action and activism. Please submit proposals to the following link: https://forms.gle/nfTfryABUFoSsTpo8. The submission deadline is January 24th, 2020.   CFP Details:  

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** - The 26th Annual Disjunctions Graduate Student Conference: "Read for Filth"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:14pm
University of California, Riverside/English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019

Contact email: disjunctions2020@gmail.com

Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020

Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014)  and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)

 

“Always read good books...and bad people.”

  • TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer 

Nordic Irish Studies journal - articles for regular issue (05/01/2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:29pm
Carmen Zamorano Llena / Dalarna University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2020 regular issue (December 2020). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.

 

The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.

 

Generation X: Studies in Culture, Demographics and Media Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:58am
Thomas Pace, John Carroll University; Elwood Watson, East Tennessee State
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are soliciting manuscripts for monographs or edited collections that examine the topic of Generation X for our new series titled Generation X :  Studies in Culture, Demographics, and Media Representation.  Academics and non-academics alike from all generational backgrounds are welcomed to submit abstracts and/or completed manuscripts for review. Projects will be published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Erasure and the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:58am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

 

 

Imagining Communities, Multilingually

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:57am
University of Groningen / Campus Fryslân
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

 

Special issue title: Imagining Communities, Multilingually

Journal: parallax

 

Edited by Jesse van Amelsvoort (University of Groningen/Campus Fryslân, NL) and Nicoletta Pireddu (Georgetown University, USA)

 

Utopia 2020: Plans for the New World Order

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:57am
Florida State University, Graduate Literature Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.” - Victor Hugo

 

A Graduate Conference at Florida State University, Saturday April 4th.

Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:56am
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:

Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.


Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020

 

Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

 

Confirmed Plenaries: 

 

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:55am
Cultural, Social and Political Thought, University of Victoria, BC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020       
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 01, 2020
Website, http://www.alterityofaffliction.com/

“Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language . . .” – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain

Revisiting Poe's Poems

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021

 

The Scandal of Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Taking its cue from Lawrence Venuti's work on the scandal of translation, the ways that translations of texts originally produced in other languages carry the power to affront the norms and assumptions of both source and target languages and cultures, this roundtable for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's conference, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, 13–15 November 2020, welcomes submissions on either particularly scandalous adaptations or the scandal of adaptation generally.

Tattoos, Literature and the Law

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
La littérature dans la peau (Université Paris 8 et Université UPHF Valenciennes)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

 

This conference is part of the collaborative project "La littérature dans la peau" organized by the Université Paris 8 and the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes.

The aim of the project is to foster scholarly exchanges and explore how literature and tattooing practices intersect via the reproduction on the skin of texts, quotes, illustrations, portraits of authors or characters, autographs, ornamental symbols and signs.

How does fiction address the legality of tattoos?

How does it represent tattooed characters on the wrong side of the law?

How do tattoos celebrate the law?

Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Announcement: Submissions Deadline Extended to January 18

TRANSFORMATION

26-27 March, 2020

University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

 

Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"

Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"

DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)

 

S37: Just “making it new”? Modernist Fiction Writers Reaching Back to their Predecessors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
ESSE 2020 Conference Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Modernist writers have been notoriously known as “making it new”, cutting ties with the previous generations, as famously declared by Virginia Woolf, denigrating their predecessors as materialist Edwardians. More recent research, however, argues that in spite of their manifestos, modernist writers actively engaged in a dialogue with their predecessors from all ages, taking inspiration and even narrative models from their texts, thus deconstructing the sharp dividing line created by the modernists themselves. The seminar invites presentations that pertain to this area of research so that we can have a more complex view of how modernism is positioned in literary history.

Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 2.1 “Contamination”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the theme of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to submissions@soapboxjournal.com by February 3. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due March 2. 

2020 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship

 

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)

 

(Deadline extended) Call for Papers: "Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration," Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
Temple University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

Call for Papers

Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)

New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

 

[Extended] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

(Re)Mediations 

Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto

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Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.”
Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”

London Rising: Struggle, Rebellion, and Revolution

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:21am
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

London Rising: Friday, 6 March

 

’Cause in London Town

There’s just no place for a street fighting man

—The Rolling Stones, 1968 

Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic.  London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris.  This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?   

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