Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. https://www.rsa.org/general/custom.asp?page=2019Toronto This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.
CALL FOR PAPERS—AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS OF DETECTIVE AND CRIME FICTION, ESPECIALLY THE WRITING OF SUE GRAFTON
The editors of a new scholarly journal, Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction, are pleased to present this Call for Papers for the inaugural issue. The journal will be published by the Pace University Press (New York City), which has been sponsoring scholarly journals since the 1980s.
Transnational discourse on Islam and gender has been a highly contested area of debate. Lila Abu-Lughod criticizes the notion of the existence of a “Muslim woman” because it is necessary to first define women’s historical , economic, and social status before making any statement applying to them. Our panel follows Abu-Lughod in an effort to combat essentializing. While Abu-Lughod primarily analyzes sociological accounts, our panel will investigate literary archetypes, images, and stereotypes of Muslim women, both from texts originating within the Muslim world, and from texts whose authors come to Islam as outsiders. We will focus on how cultural and religious identity is constructed in these memoirs, novels, short stories and poems.
We invite paper proposals for our panel at the 50th convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association taking place in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.
Call for Papers
International Journal of Theology Philosophy and Science
International Journal of Theology, Philosophy and Science (IJTPS) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the areas of philosophy and theology. This journal was founded with the aim of publishing high quality and original scholarly papers written from multiple perspectives (philosophical, theological, anthropological, moral and etic, science, etc.)
Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,
Panel: Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry
NeMLA Annual Convention: March 21-24, 2019, Washington D.C.
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
The theory of Imitation was a central topic of discussion in the ‘Republic of Letters’. The European community of humanists, philosophers, poets and artists was engaged in the dispute over the models to refer to during the creative process. How to develop a normative canon as a reference point for artists and writers in the practice of Imitation? Which poets and artists to select as the examples of ‘bello stile’?
While the authority of ancient models was universally acknowledged, the building of a canon of modern masters was under discussion. One of the typical environments of this discussion were the Academies, where writers, artists, philosophers, antiquarians gathered around learned patrons.
The International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS) invites abstract submissions for its Twelfth Biennial Conference, to be held at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL) from 14-17 May 2019. The theme of the conference is “Outlaw Bodies.”
Moving Centers & Traveling Cultures
October 10-12, 2018
Goethe University, Frankfurt
Confirmed keynote speaker: Alex Tickell (Open University)
In his Lettre sur les aveugles, Diderot shares the discovery that the cane of the blind is not a crutch, but a privileged organ of sensory perception, structuring the encounter with external reality and shaping its internal representation. Bernard Pivot may have had the same powers in mind when he compared the cigarette of Françoise Sagan to this cane: the writer can't see, and therefore can't write, without it. How has the mythical literary status of the cigarette fared in the decades since the first tobacco-control laws? How is smoking represented in an era of growing panic about addictions, as well as persistent unease about the role of government in promoting and enforcing good health?
This year’s NeMLA convention is historic: the organization celebrates five decades of cultivating scholarship and pedagogy in literary studies. Equally historic is the fact that 2019 is an anniversary year for pivotal texts by Black women writers. It marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry’s critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and the fiftieth anniversary of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). Moreover, 2019 is also the fortieth anniversary of Octavia Butler’s now canonized fictional slave narrative Kindred (1979).
The récit de filiation is a growing genre which can be divided into a number of subgenres. In the récit de filiation, the author seeks to position themselves within a lineage which is usually, though not exclusively, familial. The process involves a quest for additional information that is incorporated into a narrative which is both diachronic and retrospective. Subgenres include the récit de filiation ouvrière (Martine Sonnet); the historian récit de filiation (Stéphane Audoine-Rouzeau, Ivan Jablonka); the récit de filiation d’immigration (Doan Bui); the figurative récit de filiation (Pierre Michon, Amin Maalouf).
Call For Papers
Seventeenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 30-31, 2018
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE
For the next issue of The Scattered Pelican, we invite all graduate students in Comparative Literature or related fields to submit article-length contributions exploring the theme of the 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies and Theory & Criticism, which recently took place at Western University: Matter(s) of Fact.
6-9 JUNE 2019
HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
THEME: Natures, Pictures: Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity
Call for Papers
The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:
- art history
Seminar: The Faces of Depression in Literature
The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.
Call for Panel Papers : NeMLA Conference 2019
Sounding the alarm: ecological crimes and transnational crises
Faced with ecological disaster and the migratory crisis, what roles can literature, cinema and popular culture play in raising awareness and empowering human beings? This session welcomes contributions in the fields of contemporary francophone literature and cinema that address the problem of violence against wildlife and explore solutions to this violence in a transnational context.
Animaux et animalité dans les arts francophones
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019
Call for Chapters: “Being Dragonborn: Critical Essays on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” (edited collection)
Call for Papers
MLA International Symposium
Lisbon, Portugal – July 23-25, 2019
What do you imagine when you hear the word “family?” How do our traditionally nuclear imaginings of family serve to marginalize non-normative formations of family and kinship? Which iterations of family get left out of discourses of family values, are subjected to hate speech, or are somehow forgotten when the mainstream media talks about family?
Transcultural Encounters: Italian Americans and Greek Americans
World Picture Conference 2018
University of Cambridge
12 & 13 December
(Kansas City Art Institute/University of Cambridge)
Since 2005, when Sianne Ngai first developed the concept of “animatedness” to describe the ways that racialized bodies are made machine-like through external manipulation, Ngai’s work has continued to provide a useful foundation for investigating representations of black voices and black bodies in African American literature and culture. This session seeks papers that will contribute to this broader scholarly conversation by considering the ways in which black bodies have continued to be voiced, mediated, automatized, and silenced by external forces.
We seek intelligent critical articles written in a clear, readable style that offer our readers thoughtful, useful, pedagogically sound, and innovative ideas for teaching American literature. We are also interested in articles about new American authors or lesser known authors who haven't seen much study, particularly in ways that they could add to students' experiences of American literature. All articles go through a blind peer review process with editorial staff making all final publishing decisions.
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) invites you to attend the inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival (WWIF) to be held August 9-11, 2019 at Walt’s Birthplace on Long Island, NY, in celebration of Whitman’s Bicentennial birthday. Join this historic celebration.
Walt was born here in 1819 in a home built by his father. In Walt’s poem, “There Was a Child Went Forth,” he commemorates his Birthplace environs that “became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.”