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TOLKIEN AS COMMENTATOR: PHILOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY, AND FANTASY

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:07am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 90
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In his introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, Tom Shippey argues that “The Lord of the Rings has established itself as a lasting classic, without the help and against the active hostility of the professionals of taste; and has furthermore largely created the expectations and established the conventions of a new and flourishing genre.” The impact Tolkien has made on not only high fantasy, but also on the importance of language and mythology studies is undeniable. The influences of World War I, modern industrialization, and more are evident in his works as socio-political commentary, despite his personal dislike of allegory. Tolkien studies reflects a thriving culture in and outside the university.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on A Comparative Analysis of Health Care in a Globalizing World: Recent Trends in Developing Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:20pm
SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Special Issue on A Comparative Analysis of Health Care in a Globalizing World: Recent Trends in Developing Nations
Guest Editor: Prof. Ronn Pineo Chair, History Department, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

The Journal of Developing Societies calls for article manuscript proposals to explore medical and public health care achievement in recent years in developing world nations.

First Four: The Films of Kasi Lemmons

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:25pm
D. E. Wynter / California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses and close 'readings' 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.

All the world's a stage: performance and the public stage

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:08pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: PERFORMANCE AND THE PUBLIC STAGE

SAGES Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference

The University of Akron

Student Union

March 15, 2018

 

Call for Submissions: Teaching Thoreau

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:41am
The Thoreau Society Bulletin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Submissions: Teaching Thoreau

In 2018, the Thoreau Society Bulletin will begin publishing a series of essays on the subject of “Teaching Thoreau.” This new regular feature will focus on strategies for teaching the life and works of Henry David Thoreau while giving educators the opportunity to share their expertise and experiences with an audience of fellow teachers and students of Thoreau.

We are currently accepting submissions for next year. We invite educators of all levels and subjects to submit short essays (1,000-1,500 words) on their pedagogical methods both inside and outside of the classroom. The series will explore the value of teaching Thoreau from many different perspectives. Possible topics include:

Fourth International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference - Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA) - Theme: Boundaries - Date: 2 – 6 September 2018 - Venue: Valley Lodge and Spa (South Africa)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:20am
Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CFP

Boundaries  can literally  be defined as  limits, limiting  factors,  borders  or barriers. The  term connotes the idea of restriction in both a physical  and ideological  sense. In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood  as a metaphysical notion  to describe various ideas which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice  based on issues such as patriarchy,  race, ethnicity,  class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classification. Examples  of such  conceptions  of boundaries  in  colonial,  postcolonial,  poststructuralist  and postmodern discourses include  the practices of stereotyping or othering.

Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:18am
Research in Drama Education
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

RiDE Call for Papers: Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes

The victim as a cultural expression: Representation, Perception, Symbolism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:17am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Arts and Humanities is an event organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society Nicosia that aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. The conference is to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.

"Moving In and With the Gaps" Second Annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:15am
Department of Liberal Studies--Texas A & M at Galveston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

“Moving In and With the Gaps”

Second Annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

Department of Liberal Studies

Texas A&M University at Galveston

September 12-13, 2018

Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center

Galveston, Texas

 

Heresy Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:14am
International Society for Heresy Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Third Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies

with the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature

 

“Heresy and Borders”

 

Senate House, London, 15-16 June 2018

CFP Deadline: April 1, 2018

 

Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:12am
AAR, Religion and Science Fiction Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

I am working to organize a panel proposal for this year's American Academy of Religion conference for the Religion and Science Fiction Unit. In particular, I am looking for fellow panelists interested in presenting papers on the topic "Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding." If you are interested, I would need your 1,000-word proposal and 150-word abstract by February 23rd so that I can draft a cohesive 1,000-word panel proposal before the final deadline. Please reach out to me if you are interested.

Fictional Religions (in Film, Literature, and Other Media)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:12am
AAR, Religion and Popular Culture Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

I am organizing a panel in response to this year's call for papers from the Religion and Popular Culture Unit of the American Academy of Religion. In particular, I am responding to the call for papers on the topic of "Fictional Religions in Film, Literature, and Other Media." The creation of fictional worldviews is a fascinating aspect of robust worldmaking and mythopoesis, and the phenomenon suggests all sorts of interesting questions about the relationship between artistic creativity and the religious imagination, the dis- or re-enchanted qualities of the secular, the role of mass media in forming our worldviews, ways of life, and identities, and other issues.

“Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:10am
Christopher Weaver, Phoebe Jackson
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

For an edited collection, “Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice,” we seek chapter proposals with a particular focus on English language learners.

William Faulkner and World War I -- MLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:09am
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modern Language Association Convention

January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

Faulkner and World War I

Journal of Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:09am
University of Texas at San Antonio
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Journal of Undergraduate of Research & Scholarly Work is a peer-reviewed, fully-indexed journal that showcases scholarly work from undergraduates in all fields.

The Journal is accepting submissions for its Spring 2018 volume.  The Journal publishes long abstracts, posters, papers, reviews, and submissions of unique formats of visual/auditory material.  The submission deadline for Spring 2018 is May 15, 2018.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Call for Papers for Trauma; 12th Issue of Watermark

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:07am
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2018

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered. 

 

Re/Inventions: Trauma - Graduate Student Conference - CSU, Long Beach

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:09pm
English Graduate Student Association (California State University of Long Beach)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

ATTENTION! EXTENDED DEADLINE

ABSTRACTS DUE: February 16, 2018

 

 

CONFERENCE DATE: April 5, 2018

 

KEYNOTE LECTURER: DR. MITCHUM HUEHLS 

 

Simms and Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
William Gilmore Simms Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul/ Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.”

-  Mnemosyne-Lamp of Memory-Ricordanza - Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881)

CALL FOR PAPERS 

CONFERENCE: SIMMS AND MEMORY

SPONSORED BY

The William Gilmore Simms Society

 http://simmssociety.org/

University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. 

SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018

Edited Volume: Bollywood’s New Woman: Liberalization, Liberation and Contested Bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:51pm
Megha Anwer (Purdue University) & Anupama Arora (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This collection will examine the cinematic representations of the New Indian Woman in recent popular Hindi or Bollywood films. On the one hand, this figure is a variant of, and has trans-historical connections to, the phenomenon of the “New Woman” in England and the United States. On the other hand, in the Indian context, the New Woman is a distinct articulation resulting from the specificities of the nation’s tryst with neoliberal reform (introduced in 1991), consolidation of the middle class, and the ascendency of aggressive Hindutva or Hindu Right politics. In this scenario, as Rupal Oza has argued, the New Woman becomes a bodily site upon which these dramatic socio-cultural and economic upheavals are measured and contested.

Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:51pm
17th Annual UW Madison TDGSO Spring Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The UW Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization Invites Submissions for our Spring 2018 Conference

Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance Studies

April 14th, 2018

Early Modern Songscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:49pm
Scott A. Trudell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Symposium on Early Modern Songscapes 8-9 February 2019

University of Toronto

 

Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9 February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada.

 

"Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision" Special Journal Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:23am
Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology

Editor: Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University)

Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision"

Age Matters - Cultural Representations and the Politics of Ageing

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:22am
German Association for the Study of British Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

In 2017, the well-known actress Miriam Margolyes proclaimed that “old age is going to be shitty” (Ferguson 2017). Such a negative outlook is nothing singular and looks back on a long history. Though old age has also been associated with positive characteristics and virtues such as wisdom and experience, more often than not the downsides of the ageing process have been paramount. From Socrates, who allegedly regarded old age as “the most burdensome part in life” (Xenophon in Parkin 2005, 55), to Shakespeare, for whom the last stage of life was “sans everything” (As You Like It, 2.7.167), to today, old age has commonly been understood in terms of bodily and mental decline and as nothing to look forward to.

Buddhism and Literary Study

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:21am
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

SAMLA Conference

November 2-4, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama

"Buddhism and Literary Study" will consider a range of topics including but not limited to Buddhism and literary theory; the place of "the literary" in classic Buddhist texts; Buddhist influences on individual authors and literary movements; Buddhism and pedagogy; and Zen folklore, haiku, and other forms of literary expression. By May 25, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and AV requirements to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

 

 

Sowell Collection Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:19am
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texac Tech U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018.  Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker. 

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels.  We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection.  However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:16am
Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

State of Exposure: "Post-Truth" and the Politics of Looking

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:14am
Wayne State University Visual Culture Spring Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLives Matter, images of racially motivated violence have spurred nationwide protest. Despite overwhelming photographic evidence, juries – in the case of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, and countless others – nonetheless failed to find the perpetrators guilty. A picture of a toddler lying face down on a beach brought worldwide attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. The initial outrage caused by the photograph quickly dissipated, and today, this ongoing global crisis has largely disappeared from the public view.

Paradise to Regain: Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:13am
Book Harushimana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are calling on Black women educators–African Americans, Naturalized Black Americans, and Foreign-born Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America--to bring forth their stories of Paradise Gained and Lost through the meanings that they assign to the 2008 and 2016 elections and, perhaps, related elections that have impacted their role as parents, educators and role models for black children.  We are inviting stories that tell of the greatness of the Mother continent and the invincibility of the African spirit of courage and bravery and how they shaped the authors’ identities and their attitudes towards White domination.

WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:11am
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING

Johannes Gutenberg University

Mainz, Germany

5-6 July 2018

 

Organised by

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)

 

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