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Critique and the World Outside Us

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.

Craft, Community, and Politics: Reforming the Creative Writing Workshop

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.

Call for Papers: English for Specific Purposes (For November issue, 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:02am
ENCG Chouaib Doukkali University El Jadida, Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) welcomes the submission of papers for November issue, 2018. The deadline for article submission is 20 October, 2018.The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits. The journal covers all areas of English for Specific Purposes such as the following:

Debating (Ultra)Minor/Small and World Literatures in the Age of Cold War

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:58am
Yanli HE(Sichuan University),Iker Arranz(University of California, Santa Barbara)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.

Whitman & Disability Studies (Special Issue of Commonplace)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:55am
Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.

[Call for Abstracts] Backreading Hong Kong Symposium 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:52am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.

The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.

Decency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:49am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

Decency
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.

The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:42am
St Andrew's College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

National Conference

 on

The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre

Infrastructural Texts, Textual Infrastructures

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
NEMLA 2019 (Washington DC)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is the relationship of infrastructure to the social, the historical, and the literary, and how might different methodological approaches help us understand this relationship? In the introduction to their book Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski have described "critical infrastructure studies" as a way to consider and historicize "infrastructures as large technical systems, urbanization campaigns, and sites of material culture...from bridges to power grids, from railways to sewer systems." When dreams of development, of globalization, of prosperity, or of imperial power take physical shape, they often take the form of large-scale construction projects.

Re-presenting David Jones

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Thomas Berenato / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019

https://www.acla.org/re-presenting-david-jones

Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center

Representation of Disability in Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:35am
Northeast MLA 50th Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Northeast MLA 50th Annual Convention: “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples”

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, D.C.

 

Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Area: Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities

Session Format: Panel

 

The Postcolonial Queer Body as Palimpsest (NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.

Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention

(http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html )

Convention Site

Gaylord National Resort Center
Washington, DC
March 21-24, 2019

Convention Theme

Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

Panel CFP:

Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature

(https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17517 )

Periphery and Center: Mapping Minor/Small and World Literatures

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 8:45pm
Yanli He(Sichuan University), Robert T. Tally, Jr. (Texas State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30 2018.

Special Issue of Canadian A&HCI and SCI journal: Space and Culture.

 

General Call for Papers - Winter 2018

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:01pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

2019 Call for Papers: Jeffers's Inevitable Place

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:59pm
Robinson Jeffers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Meeting
February 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA

1st Reminder: CFP for Cine-Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance - 8th-10th November

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:55pm
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

 

Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance
8th-10th November 2018
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Victoria Price (Author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography)
-Victoria Price will be receiving a posthumous Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late father on the 50th anniversary of Witchfinder General

Extended Deadline - Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

Queering Art History Conference (New York City, 1-2 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:21am
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018

CFP: Queering Art History Conference (New York City, 1-2 March 2019)
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Friday March 1 – Saturday March 2, 2019
Keynote speaker: Dr. Heather K. Love, Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania 

Ecocritical essays wanted on Arthurian legend

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:19am
Dr. Tim Wenzell/Virginia Union University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Essays are invited from ecocritics, ecofeminists, ecopsychologists, Medievalists, and scholars for an anthology to be tentatively titled Eco D'Arthur: Green Camelot. The direction of current scholarhsip in ecocriticism focuses on science, ecology, and nature writing. More attention needs to be given to older literature, and in British literature, the medieval period. Though some attention has been given to Chaucer and to the period in general, there is relatively little ecocritical scholarship on Arthurian myth. This book- length work will analyze Arthurian myth through ecocritical/ecopsychological/ecofeminist perspectives. Indivudual essays might include:

 

JOSF Special Issue on Disability Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:18am
Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 19, 2018

The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on disability studies and science fiction, to be released on January 31, 2019.

 

SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA - PCA 2019 -

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA

Popular Culture Association Conference

April 17-20, 2019 

Washington, D.C.

Call for Papers: The American Short Story at the ALA Symposium

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for two panels to be held at the November 2018 American Literature Association Symposium. The conference will convene in Santa Fe, NM, November 1-3, 2018, at the Drury Plaza Hotel.

The governing idea of the conference is Sights and Sites: Vision and Place in American Literature: What does it mean to envision the American landscape? What are the philosophical, psychological, and political factors that shape how writers look at a place and transform their perceptions into works of fiction, poetry, drama, travel writing, and autobiography? How does race, class, and gender influence the perception of natural and social sites?

Nineteenth-Century Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019   

Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019     

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NemLA 2019: Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:09am
North-East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers: 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention (March 21-24 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort Center, Washington DC).

 

**Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience**

In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.

Derrida's Belle Époque (ACLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.

British Crime Series

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:55am
Jim Daems
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP—British Crime Series

 

I am seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on British television crime series. British crime / detective television series are a significant cultural export and have spawned international adaptations. Originally available primarily on public broadcasting stations for North American audiences (giving them a sort of high-brow standing in contrast to their American counterparts), they now form a significant number of programs on Netflix (produced not only by the BBC and ITV, but also in collaboration with Netflix).

 

Digital Italian

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:54am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The field of digital humanities is still hard-to-define, and one open to many interpretations and ideas but also criticism. The term made its first appearance in A Companion to Digital Humanities in 2004, and it has become very popular ever since. However, although it is more and more common to see new courses on digital humanities, the application and delivery of this new area in Italian courses on culture, history and literature is rather limited. This panel seeks to fill this gap by seeking papers that explore different methodologies of traditional teaching with the use of digital resources in courses that also promote student acquisition of technology literacy and collaborative projects.

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