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Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:35am
Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Proposals

Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2019

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University invites proposals from graduate, undergraduate, and professional scholars on all topics related to “Encounters and Crossings: Studies in (In)Visible Boundaries and Barriers.” The purpose of this year’s SELARC conference, scheduled for April 6, 2019 at Auburn University, is to explore the intersections and encounters within issues of power, representation, and identity across the disciplines.

Proust Post Prix Goncourt

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:34am
Adeline Soldin / Dickinson College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for papers: Proust Post Prix Goncourt

2020 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, USA from 9 to 12 January, 2020

How Red Is Modernism?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:32am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Conference: MSA 2019, Toronto (October 17 – 20)Panel Title: How Red Is Modernism?Organizers: Matthew Gannon and Tavid Mulder The perennial issue of the politics of modernism is in season once again. We might now finally be in a position to leave behind the intransigent Cold War opposition of political realism and apolitical modernism, opening the possibility of reevaluating modernist politics. Mark Steven's recent book Red Modernism, for instance, makes concrete historical connections between leftist social and political events and the practices and theories of literary modernism.

Reboot • Repurpose • Recycle (Portland, 9/12-9/14)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:31am
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

 

REBOOT • REPURPOSE • RECYCLE

September 12-14, 2019

University of Oregon in Portland

Portland, Oregon, USA

 

Keynotes: Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University, and Matt McCormick, Gonzaga University

 

African American Literature Section, MMLA 2019, 11/14-11/17 in Chicago

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Dr. Almas Khan / Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), W. E. B. Du Bois famously conceptualized doubleness as the condition of black life in America, asserting: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” African American literature has often thematically foregrounded double-consciousness, in addition to representing doubles, doppelgängers, and other forms of duality.

Girls, Girls, Girls!: Defining and Deconstructing ‘Domestic Noir’

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:29am
Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

Girls, Girls, Girls!: Defining and Deconstructing ‘Domestic Noir’

 

Deadline for Submission: 1 May 2019

 

Contact email: domesticnoirTCD@gmail.com

 

 

A free-of-charge one-day symposium on domestic noir fiction, hosted by the School of English at Trinity College Dublin in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub, on Friday 23 August 2019.

Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:29am
Dr. Joshua King/ Baylor University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

This flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). Since that century, anthropogenic climate change has rapidly accelerated, and in response to this legacy we will avoid air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, this method of networking, by lowering barriers of cost and transportation, promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.

Open Philosophy - Call for Papers for Topical Issue: Computer Modeling in Philosophy (second call)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:28am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

“Computer Modeling in Philosophy”

                                                                                                      (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Computer Modeling in Philosophy,” edited by Patrick Grim (Stony Brook/University of Michigan).

CFP "Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:27am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of "Open Theology" journal
EXISTENTIAL CONCEPTIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

 

Edited by:
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)

 

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Linguistic Reimaginings in Speculative Fiction (MLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:26am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New worlds and beings often entail alternate modes of communication and understanding. Posing speculative circumstances, lands, and creatures, works of science fiction and fantasy are therefore particularly conducive to linguistic reimaginings. Indeed, numerous speculative fiction narratives foreground a linguistic component: seemingly peculiar languages and unusual linguistic constructions drive characters to grapple with notions of communication, alterity, and humanity.

MLA 2020: “The Unbearable Wrongness of Being”: Abjection, Power, and the Possibilities of the Human in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:26am
Debarati Biswas/ Hunter College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

In her conversation with Katherine Mckittrick, Sylvia Wynter reminds us that black/lesbian/feminists in the sixties such as June Jordan took up and further elaborated “the color line’s range of subjectively experienced nonnormalcy of being.” They voiced their outcry against what Jordan defines as our “unbearable wrongness of being.” This panel examines the presidential theme of being human by shifting our gaze to the abject spaces and formulations that function to deny humanity to certain subjects. To create the “human” normative literary and cultural production interprets racialized and queer subjects through the lens of social death.

William Faulkner Society - MLA 2020 - Open Call

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

William Faulkner Society Open Call for Papers The William Faulkner Society is issuing an open call for papers. Submit 250-word individual abstracts or panel proposals with panel description, 250-word abstracts, and panelists' email addresses in Word attachments to Taylor Hagood at thagood@fau.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019

Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic U (thagood@fau.edu )

Reading the Landscape

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Graduate Literature Student Association of City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

“Reading the Landscape”

The Second Annual City College of New York Graduate Literature Conference

Conference Date: May 17, 2019

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019

Landscapes inspire contemplation. Some consider landscapes to be natural while others see them as something created by effacing people and their work. Much literature centers on relationships between people and landscapes and how these relationships are shaped by economic forces.

Du Bois, Darkwater, and the Modernisms of 1919

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Modernist Studies Association roundtable
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Roundtable on the global modernisms of 1919. Submissions particularly invited for contributors on W. E. B. Du Bois's Darkwater at the centenary of its composition.

MSA 2019: Toronto 

Unearthing Indigeneity and Color Lines from 1865 to 1965

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
DeLisa Hawkes & Tim Bruno/ U of Maryland - College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will meet on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, WA.

This special session seeks to recover forgotten authors’ lived responses to white supremacy beyond the black-white dichotomy. Focus will be on North American authors and justice movements from 1865-1965.

Please submit your 250-word proposal and brief C.V. to DeLisa Hawkes (dhawkes@umd.edu) and Tim Bruno (tbruno@umd.edu) by Friday, March 15, 2019. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

“Repurposing Chaucer” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Repurposing Chaucer”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What are/should be Chaucerian scholarship’s ethical commitments? What is/could be its relation to Chaucerian adaptations in various media? Gender, sexuality, race, and class; politics of Chaucer scholarship and amateur or creative Chauceriana. 250-word abstracts for roundtable presentations by March 15 to Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu) and Cord Whitaker (cwitak3@wellesley.edu).

“Chaucer’s Walls” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“Chaucer’s Walls”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What makes a wall medieval? Chaucerian walls as physical, political, phenomenological, and psychic structures. Porosity and impenetrablity. Demarcation and enfoldment. Polity and publicity. Privacy and voyeurism. Classical echoes and contemporary resonances. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Wan-Chuan Kao (kaow@wlu.edu) and Eleanor Johnson (ebj2117@columbia.edu).

 

“Periodizing Race” (MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“Periodizing Race”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to susie-phillips@northwestern.edu and/or mmdowd1@ua.edu

Posthumanism and Premodern China

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:21am
MLA 2010 Pre-14th Chinese LLC Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Posthumanism and Premodern China

What Is (Chinese) Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:21am
MLA Pre-14th LLC Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

What Is (Chinese) Poetry?
Organized by Jack W. Chen, University of Virginia

Sponsored Panel by LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum

The Work of Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Two-Year College Association-West (TYCA-West)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

“The Work of Community Colleges”

TYCA-West 2019

11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV

 

Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

 

In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s. 

William Faulkner and World War I

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Mississippi Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Call for papers: William Faulkner and World War I

World War I was a pivotal moment for William Faulkner. He changed the spelling of his name to join the Royal Air Force. Although the war ended before he finished flight training, he wore a pilot’s uniform around Oxford, Mississippi. He wrote his first novel about the war, he wrote his first Yoknapatawpha novel about the war, he wrote several short stories about the war, and he wrote one of his late novels about the war.

Symposium Modes of Capture: The Capturing of Process in Contemporary Dance-making.

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Jenny Roche/University of Limerick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

 We are inviting proposals for the Modes of Capture Symposium which will be held at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick in partnership with Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival. DATES: Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June 2019 The theme of the symposium is an exploration of the various means of capturing creative process to engage with the layers, threads, fragments and memories that interweave throughout the process of dancemaking.

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:19am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel for MMLA 2019

General Conference Topic: “Doubles, Duality, Doppelgangers”

General Conference Information: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with every aspect of the theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” for the 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 14-17, 2019. A general description of this theme can be found here.

EDITED: Due 3/1 Literary Universals Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:47am
University of Connecticut--Literary Universals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

To be held at The University of Connecticut, Storrs, on 24 May 2019

Announcement and Call for Papers

117th Annual PAMLA Conference in San Diego, CA: "Send In the Clowns"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:46am
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference theme: “Send In the Clowns”

Re-Orientating E. M. Forster (Cambridge, 2 - 4 April, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:31pm
Re-Orientating E. M. Forster: Texts, Contexts, Receptions at the University of Cambridge, 2 - 4 April 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Call for Papers

 

RE-ORIENTATING E. M. FORSTER

Texts, Contexts, Receptions

 

An international anniversary conference

Cambridge, Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 April 2020

 

Confirmed speakers: Paul Armstrong (Brown), Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Santanu Das (Oxford), Leela Gandhi (Brown), Jane Goldman (Glasgow), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Stefania Michelucci (Genoa), Rachel Potter (East Anglia), and David Trotter (Cambridge).

 

UPDATED: Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 3/31/2019; Completed Draft: 8/15/2019

updated: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 8:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

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