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Call for Book Chapters: Women and Belles Lettres in the Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:49pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature.  Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.

SEX AND CENSORSHIP IN ART

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:48pm
REVISTA DE HISTÓRIA DA ARTE 15 UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA, PORTUGAL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

How have social inhibitions and taboos been addressed by art throughout history? And today, in a climate marked by neoliberalism, and by such phenomena as the "hyper-sexualisation" of culture or the "pornification" of art itself, how are the limits of the permissible, of the "decent", and of freedom of expression being considered? Within the framework of so-called Western civilization, these issues summon up the battles waged around tensions between art, eroticism and pornography. Intensifying as the twentieth century progressed, such tensions reveal how the limits of what is socially permitted have been tied to sexual explicitness and erotic representation.

CFP: GLOBAL ASIAS 5 CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 5, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science— in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history.

ACLA 2019 panel - Documented Figments: The Critical Value of Reimagining Facts in Biofiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Laura Cernat / KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Since biofiction is gaining legitimacy as a literary category, refining its theoretical framework becomes crucial. One of the main aspects of this process is to understand the uses of a novelist’s freedom to create meaning by altering or complementing the information provided by historical documents. It is our claim that, far from entailing an unfamiliarity with sources or an arbitrary play, the freedoms that biofiction takes are strategic. They express the assimilation of facts into a narrative thread capable of revealing tangled or unspeakable truths that the documents can only suggest, and of inserting these truths into the crevices of dominant narratives.

Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience (NeMLA, Washington DC)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We would like to call to your attention to a panel that will be held at NeMLA's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C. next spring (March 21-24, 2019). The calls for papers are copied below. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French through NeMLA's online portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17513 until September 30, 2018.

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

Topics and Themes in Canadian Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

The academic journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction (http://www.sf-foundation.org/publications/foundation/index.html), supported by the Science Fiction Foundation at the University of Liverpool, UK, invites contributions for a special issue on Canadian science fiction. The special issue is guest edited by Heather Osborne (University of Calgary, Canada).

Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

ChLA19 "Representations of the Other in Narratives of Rival Nations"

Dr. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Meral Kaya (Assistant Professor)

 

Panel for 2019 Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference “Activism and Empathy”, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 13-15, 2019

 

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Geneva M. Gano/ Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

MELUS Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2019

Sandra Cisneros is perhaps best known for The House on Mango Street, a “little” book that explores the interior life of a Mexican American girl growing up in a Chicago neighborhood.  Although this close focus has tended to position Cisneros as a writer of the minor and the domestic, this panel will investigate the breadth and range of her work and career, positioning her and her work within an intersectional framework that attends in particular to ways in which Cisneros identifies herself and her work as expansively multi-ethnic and multi-national. 

Culture, Community, and Change

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:40pm
21st Century Englishes via the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Culture, Community, and Change: The 6th Annual 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conferenc

The 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling Green State University’s Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America & BGSU Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU English Department, BGSU General Studies Writing, and BGSU Student Organizations.

Conference Date: November 10, 2018

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:39pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The International Sidney Society invites proposals for two Sponsored Sessions at the Interational Congress on Medieval Studies focused on the life and work of Philip and Mary Sidney and/or the life and work of 16th and 17th century writers within their literary, religious, and political spheres of affiliation and influence.  We welcome both traditional and innovative imaginings of "the Sidney Circle." 

The Congress is the site of the International Sidney Society's annual meeting, bringing together leading scholars in the field with emerging voices.  The conference will be held May 9-12, 2019 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Travel fellowships for graduate students are available on a competitive basis. 

Monuments - DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:31am
Nordic Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

The Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies

25 – 27 April 2019 in Bergen, Norway

Submission deadline extended: 1 Nov. 2018

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Literary Tourgée

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:27am
Literary Tourgée Conference at the Chautauqua Institution
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Literary Tourgée"

Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Sept 27-29, 2019

Inquiries to Sandra Gustafson (gustafson.6@nd.edu)

 

Inviting proposals for panels and individual submissions

Proposal deadline:  15 January 2019

Send a 250-word proposal for a paper or panel and cv(s) of presenter(s) to

2018 Future Humanities International Conference Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:25am
The Institute of the Future Humanities (November 10, Department of English, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

2018 Future Humanities International Conference

 

Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias

 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

October 1, 2018

 

Full name / Name of organization: 

The Institute of the Future Humanities (November 10, Department of English, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

 

Conference Date: November 10

 

Truth in Documentary and Docufiction: Images of Transnational Realities

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:16pm
Caroline Wakaba Futamura / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Although the term “documentary” with respect to film was not coined until 1926 by John Grierson, precursors to this genre have existed for ethnographic purposes from the late-nineteenth century. Defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary as “a presentation (such as a film or novel) expressing or dealing with factual events: a documentary presentation,” this cinematographic form, even from its very inception, has been grappling with the hybrid version, docu-fiction. This latter genre, a combination of seemingly mutually exclusive elements—objective factual and subjective fictional—seems to undermine the very essence of what constitutes documentary cinema.

ACLA 2019: Imperial Performances: Self-Making in Travel Narratives

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 4:48pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

To broaden the conversation surrounding subjectivity, imperialism, gender and travel, this panel aims to advance the study of travel writing by considering performance as a category of significance to the understanding of the social production of travel narratives. Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst, in their introduction to New Directions in Travel Writing Studies (2015), establish a connection between performance and travel, claiming that performativity is a driving force behind the development of travel writing as a genre.

The Futures of Handwriting - Deadline Extended 10/8

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:22pm
University of Louisville - Rare Book School - Filson Historical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Futures of Handwriting A symposium sponsored by the University of Louisville and the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, in partnership with the Filson Historical Society. April 12-13, 2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Hager, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor, Department of English, Trinity College, Author of Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing (2013) and I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (2018)

Reading Con(Text): Dynamics of Power and Subversion within Novels

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:59am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Second half of twentieth century sees literary criticism interpreting the role of history, itself subject to interpretations bearing upon the kind of notion one has of history, as one of the dominant modes of creating ‘literature’ along with the persona of the artist. Oscar Wilde says that, “an artist is not an isolated fact, he is the resultant of a certain milieu and a certain entourage” – an assessment which is foregrounded in rise of the intellectual movements of Historicism, New Historicism, and Cultural Materialism during late 1970s USA and early 1980s Britain.

Récit de filiation roundtable with Martine Sonnet (NeMLA- Washington D.C.)

updated: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
NeMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In this Author-meets-Reader roundtable, Martine Sonnet will discuss her work alongside 3-4 scholars working on French-language filiation narratives. Filiation narratives reflect an effort to recover aspects of one’s family history which were not transmitted to the author. The quest for information, garnered through various possible sources, is then incorporated into the narrative. We invite scholars working either on a filiation narrative subgenre or on Sonnet’s work in particular. Papers may be delivered in French or English.

(Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:14pm
Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

How do comics and related visual media such as illustrated books, comic strips, and animation represent disability differently from other media, and what new possibilities do they propose for thinking about or visualizing ability?

Join us for a one-day conference at Dartmouth College on Friday April 26, 2019.

Approaches to Medieval Bureaucracies: A Roundtable

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:53pm
Special Session, 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Close to 100 years ago, T. F. Tout was able to claim in his magisterial six-volume study of England’s letter-writing offices that the administrative history of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England was "largely unwritten.” Within the last ten or twenty years, however, historians have undertaken socio-cultural studies of medieval bureaucracy and its personnel, moving from prosopographical and biographical sketches to nuanced examinations of the experience and challenges of bureaucratic employment throughout Europe.

Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer: Literary, Economic, Political, and Spiritual Approaches

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:50pm
Paper Session: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

It is hard to exaggerate the novelty of English Treasurer Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer, completed c. 1179. Often considered Europe’s first administrative manual, it required the invention of a new genre, the systematic thinking-through of collected bureaucratic knowledge and its categorization and organization. Successive generations of historians have mined this text for data about England’s taxation office and common law, but it has more to offer researchers of bureaucratic and institutional culture, medieval identity formation, and intertextuality. 

Melville's Origins NYC (Updated)

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:57am
Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: MELVILLE’S ORIGINS (UPDATED)

New York University, New York, NY

June 17-20, 2019

Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2018

Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:56am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Travel, Movement and (Im)Mobilities
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April 2019 – Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Travel, the daily movements of people (and animals), our mobility and ability to traverse spaces and places is the cornerstone of life in the 21st Century. We take it for granted, we presume it to be a feature of daily life and assume it to be a right which belongs to all of us. But whilst ‘travel’ appears to be initially straightforward, even a cursory glance quickly reveals an intricate, nuanced and multi-layered phenomenon which, even now, we struggle to fully understand or appreciate.

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:30am
University of East Anglia, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest, 12th-14th September 2019.The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is hosting an international conference to mark the centenary of Lessing's birth.

Bonnie Jo Campbell and the Midwest – SSML Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We invite paper proposals for a special panel sequence on Bonnie Jo Campbell, who will receive the 2019 Mark Twain Award for Outstanding Contributions to Midwestern Literature. These papers will be presented at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
David J. Organ
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

Call for Papers and Sessions

 

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference: A Quarter Century of Critical Geography

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 19-20, 2018

 

Doing Undoing: Cross-Disciplinary (and Non-Disciplinary) Approaches to Scholarship

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:09am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Since the 1970s, scholars and scholarship have pushed to undo different systems of power, for instance: Foucault mapped out the history of state control over bodies; Derrida revealed oppressive systems behind accepted logics; Lugones explained the logics of purity and impurity, showing us that fragmentation is actually a part of the logic of purity and so used to oppress; Crenshaw allowed us to see this logic of fragmentation in the legal system and how this system excludes black women.

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