Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film and Culture
Panel Title: A Pluralistic American Literature
Call for Critical Abstracts and Creative Submissions
Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era
The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:
- Cummings in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
- Early experiments in modernism
- Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
- Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
- Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
- Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity
Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 27, 2018.
The 12th Annual International Conference of
Taiwan Association of
Classic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
At National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
19-20, October, 2018
Between Humanity and Divinity:
In Literature, Art, Religion and Culture
Call for Papers (February 15th, 2018 Due)
This edited anthology explores the nexus between violence and carcerality within the discursive order of state practices. Scholars within humanities, engaging with critiques of carcerality in relation to state violence from different global contexts are welcome to contribute to this anthology. This volume aims to align with the larger objectives envisioned by activist groups such as M4BL (Movement for Black Lives): building alliances with indigenous people’s struggles, political prisoners’ solidarity work, and activists resisting violence against women and LGBTQIA communities. It explores the potential to forge a global discursive order oriented toward anticolonial liberation struggles.
We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of the films Eve's Bayou (1997), Caveman's Valentine (2001), Talk to Me (2007), and Black Nativity (2013), as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. Abstracts are due March 15, 2018.
The EGSA is pleased to release the call for papers for our fifth annual graduate conference to be held on Saturday, April 14th 2018. This year's conference theme is "Haunted Heritage: Confronting a Culture of Specters."
Haunted Heritage: Confronting a Culture of Specters
Rutgers University, Camden Graduate Conference
Why are we often troubled by the presence of strangers? What does it mean to encounter strangeness in ourselves or in the spaces we frequent? What are the ethics, aesthetics, and politics of naming the strange – and the stranger? The next issue of Rejoinder explores the theme of the stranger within. Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, and social justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: http://irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinder.
The Second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 20-21 April 2018
N. B. EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE
UPDATE: Deadline Approaching
Call for papers:Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age, a Critical Anthology to be published by Mcfarland Press
Editor: Ivy Roberts, Virginia Commonwealth University
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to email@example.com by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.
Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:
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Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)
(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—APRIL 19-20-21, 2018, Université de Montréal)
Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity (CFP for edited anthology)
Deadline for submissions:
December 3, 2017
Description of the project:
We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles, testimonios, essays, creative non-fiction, and poetry, for an edited anthology tentatively entitled Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity.
Northern Illinois University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of English
are proud to announce the 26th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
April 13-14, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 13th-14th, 2018
Deadline for Proposals: January 31, 2018
Theme: “Borders and Transitions”