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World Literature Pedagogical Spaces: Weltliteratur, Untranslatables, and Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
ACLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

World literature has a tremendous capacity to broaden literary canons, but, when taught without a focus on translation, can succumb to cultural deracination, philological bankruptcy, and “the worst tendencies of capitalism” (Damrosch and Spivak 456). The World Literature Pedagogical Spaces seminar addresses these concerns by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and teachers in literary studies, comparative literature, and translation. This roundtable’s goal is to diversify and exchange ideas on world literature in theory and practice, while developing sensitivity to translation in cross-cultural literary study and giving equal attention to scholarship, pedagogy, and praxis.

2019 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:29am
Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP

Call for Papers

 

Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019. 

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:28am
Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2019
Call for Papers:
Panel on “East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century”

Panel Organisers:
Nazry Bahrawi, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Waiyee Loh, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Warwick
Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy CFP: Nov. 15, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:27am
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

 

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Southwest English Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:19am
Graduate Scholars of English Association at Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers: “Borders and Cross-Cultural Encounters”

March 1-2, 2019

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Lippard, University of Utah

The Southwest English Symposium (SWES) is a regional humanities conference held annually at Arizona State University. The conference provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an opportunity to present original scholarship before an interdisciplinary audience. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplines within the humanities and other disciplines.

Home, Community, and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:19am
Louisiana State University Comparative Liteerature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Home, Community, and Culture

3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference

Comparative Literature Graduate Association 

Louisiana State University


March 29 - 30, 2019

 

 

“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”

–      Salman Rushdie,

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:18am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

ACLA 2019--Marxism and Form, Revisited

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:12am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:39pm
Angela Hooks/ St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC

The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.

UPDATE: Accepted proposals will also have the opportunity to submit a book chapter for the book "The Diary as Literature through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America. I am the editor and have an interested publisher.

Empowering the New Professorate: Pathways to Publication among Contingent Faculty

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Deadline: September 30
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The economic realities facing today’s undergraduate population have led to a proliferation of enrollments into PhD programs. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of these neophyte graduate students are waiting for jobs that are either no longer available or never existed in the first place. Concurrently, for right or wrong, in US colleges and universities at all levels, adjunct and contingent faculty members are no longer in the minority. These part-time and non-tenure track (NTT) instructors outnumber their tenured and tenure-track counterparts at many two-year and four-year institutions.

Reminder: Global Capitals: CFP for 2019 NeMLA panel

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019. 
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.

This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies. 

Urban Otium. Materialities, Practices, Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:25am
SFB 1015 Otium. Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Urban Otium: Materialities, Practices, Representations

International and interdisciplinary conference, Freiburg, 2nd-4th May 2019

Call for Papers

39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dear colleague,

 

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit paper proposals or panels for our 39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. We will accept proposals dealing with all areas and aspects of Romance languages, literatures, and cultures. Proposals on film, popular culture, cultural studies, creative writing, Franco-Arabic and Hispano-Arabic studies, digital humanities, and non-canonical approaches to literature are especially welcome.

 

Attached you will find the Call for Papers with all the specifications and requirements to participate in our conference. 

 

Submission deadline: December 15th, 2018.

 

Kink and Graphic Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:17am
Sara K. Howe and Susan E. Cook / Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for a 5,000-word essay specifically focused on kink and graphic texts: graphic novels, comics, manga, etc. Proposals should explore both the kink and the graphic text(s) by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and/or feminist theory.

 

Call for Articles on Radicalism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:16am
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues. 

Forthcoming thematic issues will include anarchism, including Black Bloc activism, ecological radicalism, animal rights radicalism, and right-wing forms of radicalism. We are particularly interested in articles on transnational subjects as well as on lesser-known examples of radicalism, as well as in articles that include theoretical and methodological considerations.

British Women Writers Conference 2019: "Movement"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:16am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Meeting of the 27th Annual

British Women Writers Conference

“Movement”

April 11-13, 2019

Auburn University

sites.google.com/view/bwwc2019

 

CFP: Positioning Pooh - Edward Bear After 100 Years

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:14am
Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Chapters: Positioning Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years
Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018
Full name / Name of Organization: Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
Contact email: jharriso11@esu.edu

I am currently seeking further chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh.  This collection is under contract with the University Press of Mississippi in conjunction with the ChLA, and will be included in the ChLA’s centennial series.  

“On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God.”

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:14am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The special panel "On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God" seeks papers on rhetorics of the eighteenth century that address the central role of divine and natural interpretations of theology, nature, or lived experience. To be presented at SCSECS during the conference in Dallas, Texas, from February 21-23, 2019. Contact: Brian Fehler at bfehler@twu.edu  www.scsecs.net

International Conference: “Enumeration, Epistemology, Etcetera: Lists and List-Making in Literature and Culture”

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:10am
University of Freiburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

The ERC Starting Grant Project “Lists in Literature and Culture” invites proposals for an international conference that aims to examine the literary, cultural and epistemological potential of enumerative forms as well as their significance in diverse historical contexts.

The conference will take place at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany, from July 4 to July 6, 2019.

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:07am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple

Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:51pm
Anthony Stepniak & Connor Winterton / University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

CFP:

Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema

Conference to be held at the University of Northampton (UK)

16/02/2019 – 17/02/2019

(Neo-)Victorian 'Orientations' in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:10pm
Rosario Arias / University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

(NEO-)VICTORIAN ‘ORIENTATIONS’ IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

 

University of Málaga (Spain)

May 15-17, 2019

 

 

Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-)Victorian literature and culture.

Citizenship and American Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:09pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session seeks papers that explore the concept of citizenship in hemispheric American literature. The scale and severity of the current immigration crisis in the United States presses us to reconsider how the category of citizenship produces exclusions and abuses that arise from our national imaginary. Thus, we seek papers that broaden our understanding of citizenship beyond the spatially-bounded to better grasp the range of categories that bestow and rescind national belonging. Recent work, such as Carrie Hyde’s Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship, reframes citizenship as an imaginative longing that sutures the legal concept of the citizen to the cultural work of fiction.

Postwar Area Studies Group CFP for ALA

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:07pm
Postwar Area Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group

The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing two Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:

 

1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980

American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group

Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period.  Abstracts by January 15 to foertsch@unt.edu

 

2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980

“Envisioning the Renaissance” (at CEA 3/28-30/2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:07pm
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Renaissance” at CEA,  March 28-30, 2019

| CEA 50th Annual Conference: “Visons and Revisions”

| Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, 739 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

| Phone: (504) 962-0500 

“See better” --Shakespeare

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of “vision” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. CEA celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter.

Articles on Anglophone literatures and cultures

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:06pm
University of Warsaw, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. It is indexed in DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BAZHUM, Index Copernicus and ERIH PLUS. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures for our next issue to be published September 2019.

For Volume 28.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.

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