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DEADLINE EXTENDED: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EMOTIONS: 7th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:17pm
Alfa BK University (Belgrade, Serbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Seventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 18–19 May 2018.

Conference programme will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Daniel Dejica from Politehnica University of Timisoara, titled "A Historical and Emotional View into the Evolution of the Translation Profession," another keynote lecture by the renowned author Laura Barna, "The Coloring of Words," and a projection of The Motel in the Well movie (2016) by Sara Rajaei and Neva Lukic.   

Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 2:57pm
Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati (Guest Editors) / Arab Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic arts, Comics and Memes in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore Graphic arts, Comics and Memes, and their uses and functions in a changing Arab world. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of visual means of production of these works especially in relation to online communication. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing.

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:36pm
Saint Louis University, Madrid campus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene deadline for submissions: April 9, 2017 full name / name of organization: Saint Louis University Madrid contact email: slumadridconference@gmail.com 

Dealine Extended!

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018

Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic

Journal Submission - Call: great apes and personhood

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:36pm
ASEBL Journal, St. Francis College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for a paper that addresses and compares great ape intelligence and social behavior. Specifically, we’d be interested, in line with the aims and scope of the journal, for a paper that looks at, among great apes, what has been traditionally considered human-unique traits and characteristics like moral behavior. Therefore, emphasis could be placed, comparatively speaking even among the great apes, on the similarities and differences in helping, aggression, and intelligence among orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. In this regard, one could discuss recent findings in the context of great ape personhood. In turn, the paper could dovetail into a discussion about great apes in captivity, habitat loss, and animal rights.

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 8:15am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dealine Extended!

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018

Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all—even if its letters are invisible and its words are buried in the cells of our bodies” (Beadle and Beadle 1966).  

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Interrogating "Common Language"

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:38am
English Dept Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Interrogating “Common Language”

Simon Fraser University, Department of English

June 22nd-24th, 2018

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2018

“English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.” – wikipedia.org entry for “English Language” (2018)

“Writers – journalists, essayists, bloggers, poets, playwrights – can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma that despots call peace.” – Toni Morrison, Burn This Book (2009)

My Victorian Novel: an edited collection

updated: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 9:20pm
Annette R. Federico
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 My Victorian Novel

Isobel Armstrong has lamented that the way we teach the Victorian novel, with enthusiasm and delight, is so different from the way we criticize it. I wonder if this is also partially true about the way we really read and experience Victorian novels, if there is a Wemmick-like division between the absorbed and happy reader, cozy and contented in the Castle, and the buttoned-up professor at the lectern or the laptop. Rereading Victorian fiction over time, for our classes or our scholarship, must at some level involve a relaxation of feeling, the evocation of memories, psychic immersion, and moral engagement––alongside critical distance, objectivity, or suspicion. 

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXII, Sept. 13-15, 2018

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:50pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Medieval-Renaissance  Conference XXXII, September 13-15, 2018

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

 

               

Keynote Address

  

                                                                                                     Ellen Arnold, Ohio Wesleyan University

 

Rivers and Riverscapes in the Early Middle Ages

 

 

2nd CFP: Submission open for the “Manifestations of male energy in the world cultures” Volume

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:58am
Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations Jagiellonian University in Krakow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the forthcoming publication that will be released in English and is scheduled to be published in 2018, in the Jagiellonian University Press series “Bezkresy kultury”. The series is the project of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations that focuses on various cultures as seen from different perspectives and aims at publishing monographs popularising research deepening our knowledge of the world.
The volume will be a peer reviewed, independent publication discussing the problem of male energy and its manifestations across multiple disciplines, for example:
- Aesthetics
- Literature studies
- Religious studies
- Social studies

Deadline Extended: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:08am
Drs. Tiffany Austin and Emily Ruth Rutter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

For this edited collection, we seek essays that investigate contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. We are especially interested in essays that discuss contemporary black writers’ responses to personal and public deaths, challenging some of the foundational components of the elegy, while still drawing on the form.

Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:55pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film, guest edited by Luca Barattoni (Clemson University) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:14pm
Royal Holloway, University of London, in association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and the United States Embassy, London
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Royal Holloway, University of London

In association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and

the United States Embassy, London

 

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium 

Senate House, London. May 31st, 2018.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

Truth(s) and Alternative Facts Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:51am
Dragoș Manea / English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018

AICED-20

 

THE 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 20th Annual International Conference:

 

Truth(s) and Alternative Facts

 

Dates: 7–9 June, 2018

Projectivisms Symposium - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:06am
Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Projectivisms Symposium

Call for papers deadline: April 3, 2018
Projectivisms.wordpress.com

May 18 and 19, 2018
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales 

 

Encountering the Future through the Lens of the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:48am
The Institute of the Future Humanities (IFH), Chung-Ang University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Papers: The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH), 1 (2018)

 

The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH) seeks essays that investigate how the humanities would deal with the future and the possible issues that could arise. JFH is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that collects and publishes various interdisciplinary work that focuses on the study of the future in relation to the humanities.

 

CFP: German Women Writers - MMLA Nov 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:00am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 MMLA Conference Theme

“Consuming Cultures"

Kansas City, MO

November 15-18, 2018

 

http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

 

Panel: German Women Writers

 

Topic: Open

 

We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the Convention theme of “Consuming Cultures” are especially welcome.

 

Contestations: Literature & Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:19am
Regent’s University London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Contestations: Literature & Aesthetics

Regent’s University London

11 – 12 July 2018

Keynote speakers:        Prof Peter Lamarque, University of York, UK
                                    Dr Jukka Mikkonen, University of Tampere, Finland

 

***Extended deadline for abstracts: Monday 30 April 2018***

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (DIME): Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:57am
Dr. Gulbahar Beckett & Joshua Taylor / Iowa State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME)

 

Special Issue: Role of Technology in Indigenous, Minority, and Diaspora Language

            Maintenance, Cultural Survival, and Curriculum Innovation: Digital Divide, Access, and Empowerment

 

International Seminar on Identity, History, and Narrative in Contemporary Afghan Literature in English

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:24am
Department of English, Gauhati University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

International Seminar on Identity, History, and Narrative in Contemporary Afghan Literature in English

6-8 February 2019

 

The Department of English, Gauhati University, has been organizing a series of international seminars on literature emerging from India and its neighbours, with two seminars already held on Sri Lanka and Pakistan. This year, we are shifting our focus to Afghanistan, the nation, and its diaspora.

Digital Humanities in India: Contestations, Connections and Collaborations (Jointly organized by IIM INDORE and IIT INDORE)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:20am
Digital Humanities Alliance of India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

In his recent polemical piece, noted academic and cultural critic, Timothy Brennan calls Digital Humanities, a “bust” and declares: “[a]fter a decade of investment and hype, what has the field accomplished? Not much.” Brennan’s critique of DH, amongst others, is that “[DH] promises to break the book format without explaining why one might want to — even as books, against all predictions, doggedly persist, filling the airplane hangar- sized warehouses of Amazon.com.” What remains potently interesting is that Brennan’s questioning of DH and its machine-oriented methodology[ies] is itself rooted in an Anglo-American episteme: one that has continuously promoted the “print medium” as the only legitimate paradigm for advancing worthwhile humanistic inquiry.

MMLA 2018 special session: Consuming Cannon: adapting the 19th Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:19am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

From Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film Clueless to Seth Graham-Smith’s 2016 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and its many adaptations),and from Sherri Browning Erwin’s 2011 novel Grave Expectations to Thomas Vinterberg’s 2015 film Far from the Madding Crowd, the proliferation of adaptations of nineteenth century texts does not look to abate soon, and scholars have been taking notice. Adaptation offers a new way to consume both nineteenth century culture and canonical texts. We are seeking submissions of papers exploring adaptations of Nineteenth Century literature in new genres and/or mediums. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:19am
Adaptation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018Entries now open

About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Prize

The winner’s prize will consist of:

Resistance and Recovery across the Americas

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:16am
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing invites proposals for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado. November 7-11, 2018.

In keeping with the Conference Theme: “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” the SSATW seeks proposals that examine the ways American women travelers use their writing to critique society, the nation, and the injustices they experience or observe as travelers. 

Whether traveling in America or abroad, women travelers are uniquely positioned

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:16am
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

Gravity Assist: Speculative Change in Literature, Film and Art

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:40am
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Split, Croatia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Gravity assist is a slingshot move, when one object uses the gravity of another to propel itself out of orbit. This concept from space travel, first used with the Mariner 10 probe in 1974, functions as a metaphor for escaping the constraints of the present to create change for the future. The conference, to be held by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia, 14-15 September, 2018, aims to examine strategies for challenging the limitations of the present in order to escape from them. Much contemporary thought is unfortunately, but understandably, focused on dystopia.

Learning to Go High: Re-Awakening Hope through Education

updated: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:58pm
The Assembly for Expanded Persepctives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Learning to Go High:

Re-Awakening Hope through Education

 

The 24th Annual Summer Conference of

The Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

Y of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

aepl.org

 

 

June 21-24, 2018

Joyce and Paris

updated: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:12pm
Catherine Flynn/UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

As a means of understanding the importance of wider aesthetic and social contexts for Anglophpne modernism, this MLA Chicago 2019 panel examines James Joyce's work within the setting of Paris. Papers on issues of intertextuality, reception, and translation, as well as surrealism, war, cosmopolitanism etc., are welcomed. 250-word abstract and 150-word bio by March 31, 2018.

MLA 2019, 3–6 January, Chicago

Do Area Studies Matter?

updated: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:10pm
Catherine Flynn/UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

MLA Panel: "Do Area Studies Matter?" MLA 2019, 3–6 January, Chicago

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