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CALL FOR ARTICLES: Materiality in Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Dr Laura Eastlake, The Wilkie Collins Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 27, 2018

 GUEST EDITORS: DR KYM BRINDLE, DR LAURA EASTLAKE ‘I prophesy that we shall see ghosts and find treasures, and hear mysterious noises –and, oh heavens! What clouds of dust we shall have to go through’ (The Dead Secret) Wilkie Collins’s fiction depicts a rich cabinet of material curiosities. His novels evidence the wealth of objects with which the Victorians surrounded themselves in everyday life. This special issue looks to explore the entanglements between object and subject in Collins’s work. We seek proposals exploring the ways in which aspects of identity in Collins’s novels are articulated through forms of material culture.

Convergence and Divergence: Indian Literature in a Global Context—Canadian and Indian Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:40am
Department of English, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

International Conference

HOSTED BY

SHASTRI INDO-CANADIAN INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY, PUDUCHERRY 605014 INDIA

 

Convergence and Divergence: Indian Literature in a Global Context—Canadian and Indian Perspectives

 

AUGUST 30-31, 2018

 

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Call for Papers: Aletria – Revista de Estudos de Literatura, v. 28, issue 3 (2018) [Brazil] – Dossier: Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:36am
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Literários da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Aletria – Revista de Estudos de Literatura, v. 28, issue 3 (2018) [BRAZIL  - FREE OF CHARGE]

Dossier: Early Modern English Literature

 

Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.

(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:35am
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 5, 2018

(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.

—Seamus Heaney,“Digging”

As a discipline, the humanities seeks to uncover and explore various cultures, histories, experiences, and truths. The 2019 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of unearthing.

Trash Objects (Deadline 7/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:34am
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Conference Date: October 27th, 2018

Trash Objects

 

The defining qualities of trash can change from moment to moment.  Who gets to discard detritus, and who is thrown into to the garbage can? Whether referring to cast-off material or undesirable aesthetics and affects, “trash” is designed, regulated, and disposed of by social hierarchies. Consumer culture manufactures trash–both the literal waste that lingers in landfills and the lowbrow schlock produced by executives in corporate boardrooms. But can trash also refuse Western power structures and the white, masculinist heteronorms inherent to them?

 

Origins and Assemblages of the "Modern;" Shakespeare and the Gothic Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:32am
Lucian Ghita (Clemson University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Writing in 1800, the Marquis de Sade claimed that the Gothic was the inevitable product of the revolutionary tremors felt throughout Europe. In revealing the proximity between poetic and political terror, the Gothic became the inescapable condition and symptom of modernity itself. The rise of the Gothic in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe is closely bound up with the discovery of Shakespeare as a "modern dramatist" by Hegel and, later, Marx. Like the Gothic, Shakespeare's plays had a propensity for exploring the "dark underbelly" of the new modern world. This seminar explores the mutually constitutive relationship between "Shakespeare" and "the Gothic," viewed as cultural catalysts for modernity and modern creativity.

Fairy Tales Area at PCA in Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2019 (submission deadline: 10/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:31am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

PAMLA Children's Literature

updated: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:27pm
Amanda Anderson PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Amanda Anderson /PAMLA

deadline for submissions: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! JUNE 27 2018.

PAMLA Conference

 Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

Children's Literature

November 9-11, 2018

Data Visualization in Eighteenth-Century Studies

updated: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:25pm
Ileana Baird / Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled Data Visualization in Eighteenth-Century Studies. The main goal of this collection is to bring to light new research that involves the use of visualizations in approaching eighteenth-century texts and cultural phenomena (graphs, maps, geospatial representations, social networks, data mapping, and/or any patterns of intellectual exchange presented in a visual form).

 

"Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018
Name of organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Contact email: matobin@psu.edu

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Washington, DC March 21-24, 2019

"Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Edited collection: Empirical Ecocriticism

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:01am
Wojciech Malecki, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson & Alexa Weik von Mossner
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism

MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Kaisa Kaakinen / The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD 6–8 March 2019, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland With confirmed keynotes from N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University, USA) and Bernard Stiegler (IRI: Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at the Centre Pompidou de Paris) As our visible and invisible social reality is getting increasingly digital, the question of the ethical, moral and political consequences of digitalization is ever more pressing. Such issue is too complex to be met only with instinctive digiphilia or digiphobia. No technology is just a tool, all technologies mark their users and environments.

Transnational Spaces in the Poetry of Ezra Pound

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:59am
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seeking abstracts for consideration on a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. Please submit abstracts and contact information by Sept. 30 using the following link: http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/17510

Literature & Religion

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Meeting, Bellingham WA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:   http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

RSA Panel: The Female Body as Text in Renaissance Literature

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Allison Collins, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all.  These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?

What's Jewish About Death (Special Issue of Shofar)

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Laura Limonic, SUNY Old Westerbury; Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Call for Papers: What’s Jewish about death? - A Special Issue of SHOFAR: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

Guest Editors: Laura Limonic, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Old Westbury; Tahneer Oksman, Assistant Professor of Academic Writing, Marymount Manhattan College

Journal Editors: Eugene Avrutin, University of Illinois; Ranen Omer-Sherman, University of Louisville

Activism

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:36am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Activism area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) is seeking proposals for the 2018 Conference (November 8 – 10) in Baltimore, Maryland.

We welcome submissions from a broad range of perspectives (media studies, gender studies, English, cultural studies, history, political science, art and art history, etc.) relating to activism and/or activists from regional/local to national/global levels. Proposals might examine activism in the age of Trump (Black Lives Matter, conservative movements, immigration, etc.), activism and music, environmental activists, lawyers and legal/judicial activism, etc.). Proposals may consider activism from historical and/or alternative perspectives.

Re-Visions of Eden: The Idea of the Midwestern Gothic

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:35am
Brandi Homan & Julia Madsen
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

In the American cultural imagination, the Midwest embodies the “home” or “heart” of the nation associated with frontier and rural values of promise, fertility, order, and stability, according to Joanna Jacobson in “The Idea of the Midwest.” Jacobson argues that the Midwest has come to symbolize the quintessentially “American,” speaking to “the impulse to invent a myth of commonality rooted in the physical landscape at the center of the continent and for the insufficiency of that myth as a response to the conditions of urban industrial culture.” While the idea and image of the Midwest in American culture serve as resources of recovery and refuge from the ill effects of urban industrialism, it is increasingly evident that these visions of a pastor

National Identity and International Crime Fiction in the Age of Populism and Globalization

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:31am
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 

I have received a contract to collect, edit, and introduce a volume of original critical/scholarly essays—currently with the working title National Identity and International Crime Fiction in the Age of Populism and Globalization—from McFarland & Company. 

 

Seduction

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:28am
University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Seduction

University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow

Hosted at the School for Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh

On 15th and 16th November, Edinburgh LLC is hosting “Seduction”, a two-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to bring together scholars working on “Seduction” across a broad range of subject areas, places, and periods. The keynote address, on perfume, will be given by Sophie Read (University of Cambridge). The committee has also commissioned the bilingual (English and Scots Gaelic) poet Robbie MacLeod to create some poetry for the event.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:22am
Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa

The peer-reviewed Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture (ISSN: 1551-4730) is soliciting previously unpublished scholarly articles on the subject of literary and artistic representations of womanhood and the female experience within a modernizing/globalizing sub-Saharan West Africa for publication in its Fall 2018 volume (deadline: 31 August 2018).

DisArt 2018 Process and Presence International Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:22am
DisArt
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 DisArt Call For Submissions

DisArt Process and Presence

International Conference

October 26-28, 2018

 

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 East Beltline Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

 

Conference Invitation

CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. IV, Issue 1, January 2019

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:18am
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Postcolonial Interventions has been striving consistently to explore new frontiers of knowledge in the field of postcolonial studies which remains characterised by fluidity, plurality and consistent refashioning of disciplinary boundaries. The next issue of Postcolonial Interventions will be an Open Issue that will hope to testify to this ever-expanding variety, especially by focusing on recent literary, cultural and socio-political phenomena with greater theoretical richness and dexterity.

Submission Guidelines:

Melville at 200

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:17am
Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

“Melville at 200”

Mediascape CFP: Digital and New Media Issue - Meta-Section

updated: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:16pm
Mediascape - UCLA's Graduate Cinema and Media Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.

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