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NeMLA creative session: Portuguese and/or Canadian texts: Borders, Postcolonialism, Saudade, and 'the North'

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for creative proposals for NeMLA 2018 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

This creative session asks participants to write through a Portuguese and/or Canadian perspective in regards to borders, postcolonialism, saudade or 'the North'. The work focuses on understandings of these themes; the idea is to bring together a blend a contemporary national and/or personal views. The participant should write on either Portugal or Canada; there can be a Luso-Canadian view but this is not required for all entries. The goal is to understand and question nationhood through geography (landscapes), politics (economy), and culture (the self and the community).

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta

Migrant Works in German-Language Literature: Loss of Heimat and (Yugo)nostalgia (NeMLA 2019 Convention)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:27am
Aleksandra Starcevic / Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yugoslavia’s ties with German-speaking countries are deeply rooted in history. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through to the Gastarbeiter program of the 1960s and 1970s, various historical political connections account for why a great number of Yugoslavs live in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland today. In more recent times, the geographical proximity of German-speaking countries made these an accessible safe haven for refugees fleeing Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s. To this day, the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) remain the most brutal and violent conflict in post-1945 Europe. Following the cessation of violence in the Balkans, many of these refugees returned home, while others chose to stay in their new, adoptive homeland.

“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue” International Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:21am
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue”International Conference8-9 June, 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed, but we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference: Conceptions and Perceptions of Time and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:20am
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

                                                                                                                  "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference:                                                                     Conceptions and Perceptions of Time and Space                                                                                                                                        16-17 February, 2019 - London                                                                                                                  organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

2019 Supernatural Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:17am
Supernatural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

The Supernatural Studies Association (www.supernaturalstudies.com) invites submissions for the second annual Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at The College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY, on Friday, March 29, 2019.

The conference welcomes proposals on representations of the supernatural in any form of text or artifact, such as literature (including speculative fiction), film, television, video games, social media, or music. Submissions regarding pedagogy and supernatural representations will also be considered. There is no restriction regarding time periods or disciplinary and theoretical approaches (examples include literary, historical, and cultural studies approaches).

Association for Asian American Studies panel proposal: Crazy Rich Asians (April 25-27, 2019, Madison, WI)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:16am
Association for Asian American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

Call for papers for Crazy Rich Asians proposed panel at the Association for Asian American Studies meeting (April 25-27, 2019, Madison, WI)

The online publics hailed by the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians have done a remarkable job in providing lively counterpoints to the film’s surface celebration of Han Chinese diasporic wealth. The superabundance of social media posts and thinkpieces on the film have grappled with critiques of heteronormativity, wealth porn and wealth gaps, the ongoing effects of British and Chinese colonialisms in Southeast Asia, racial performativity, visibility politics, the political economy of Asian American representation in Hollywood, and much more.

Fluidity of Place: Creative and Analytical Interpretation of Place as Fluid

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:13am
University of South Florida, English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

Fluidity of Place: Creative and Analytical Interpretation of Place as Fluid 

deadline for abstract: 

October 22, 2018

conference:

November 9, 2018

contact email: 

egsafallconference@gmail.com

  

In this place we want your home or where you’ve left it.

We want your travels, your definitions, your dream homes,  your place in place—your rank. 

Not limited but may include a critical take on a novel, poem, film, art, or place. 

How water represents a way to erase.

Not limited but may include your specific coordinates. 

Your quiet place, that water.

Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:13am
Center for Western Lands and Peoples and the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, Montana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West:

Reimagining Place, Region, Nation, and Globe in an Era of Instability

 

-A Call for Papers and Other Creative Work-

 

Center for Western Lands and Peoples

Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies

College of Letters and Science / Montana State University, Bozeman

 

Caribbean Meridians

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
*Caribbean Meridians*
Female Orphan School, Parramatta South Campus
Western Sydney University, February 7-9, 2019

Keynote Speakers
Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique)
Alexis Wright (University of Melbourne)
Michael Bucknor (University of the West Indies)
Anna Cristina Pertierra (Western Sydney University)

Call for Papers

International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am
Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

The objective of the Congress is the diffusion of research studies in the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Gender, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, etc.

Call for Articles, Migrations in American Drama and Theater

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
John S. Bak
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Articles

 

Title: Migrations in American Drama and Theater

Edited by: Ramón Espejo, Josefa Fernandez Martin, Alfonso Ceballos, John S. Bak

Publisher: Brill/Rodopi                                                                                   

 

Due date for submitted articles: 10 January 2019
Date for acceptance notifications: 15 May 2019

Due date for final (revised and formatted) articles: 1 August 2019

 

"Memorializing War, Destroying Memory" NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
Urszula Rutkowska
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In explaining what inspired 1984, George Orwell wrote that what “frightens [him] much more than bombs” is imagining a future in which “some ruling clique controls not only the future but the past.” The retroactive curation of memory is an oft-undertaken project, practiced in ways as particular as the redaction of a text like Guantanamo Diary, and as absolute as the omission from history of the story told by Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go, in which Robert Jones is punished for a crime he did not commit by being forced to enlist in the Army in order to fight, and likely die, in World War II.

Thatcherism Today Edited Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Professor Stephen Farrall, Dr David Jeffery and I are putting together an edited collection entitled 'Thatcherism Today'. The collection considers the legacy of Thatcherism (specifically the -ism, not Thatcher herself) in the 21st century.

The book is divided into four sections, one of which is "Citizens and Societies".

We are currently seeking abstracts for chapters which fit in the "Citizens and Societies" section. We would particularly welcome chapters which address the extent to which the current Conservative Party membership is Thatcherite, but this is not essential. All proposals should address the central theme of Thatcherism as it exists today: we will not consider papers that do not.

Deadline Approaching--American Literature Area at PCA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:09am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Submit proposals for presentation in the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) by October 1, 2018.

We invite submissions for our National Conference, to be held on April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park.

Folklore and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:09am
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

Folklore and Popular Culture

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 Wardman Park Marriott

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

ACLA 2019: Revisions of Fascism: History, Aesthetics, and Affect

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

“The logical outcome of fascism is an aestheticizing of political life,” writes Walter Benjamin in "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility," thus placing aesthetics at the center of the critical discourse on fascism. Employed in work as disparate as Klaus Theweleit’s Male Fantasies (1977/1987) and Erin Carlston’s Thinking Fascism (1995), Alice Kaplan’s Reproductions of Banality (1986) and Mark Christian Thompson’s Black Fascisms (2007), Benjamin’s concept has situated fascism as a historical and phenomenological phenomenon. Reproduced incessantly, this line of Benjamin’s refuses to resolve into a single tradition of thought, a crystallized image.

BARS' 16th International Conference, 'Romantic Facts and Fantasies', Nottingham

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Proposals are invited for the 2019 conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies, to be hosted by the School of English, University of Nottingham, from 25-28th July. Our theme is ‘Romantic Facts and Fantasies’.

Call for Papers: Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2019 3/28-3/30

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Visual and Material Culture 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 Visual and Material Culture for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Proposals are invited on the topic of visual or material texts in relationship to English studies. Possible ideas relating to the conference theme of “Vision and Revision” may include the following:

UPDATE: World & Comparative Literature in an Anti-Humanities Age – Northeast Modern Language Association

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:08am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Is World Literature the new, upgraded version of Comparative Literature (Comp Lit 2.0) or rather an attenuated, impoverished version of the latter? What unites us, and what divides us, especially considering that many World Lit faculty are drawn from Comp Lit backgrounds?  How do we, practitioners in these fields, rethink these disciplines for the era when humanities as such are under constant attack? In this session, we hope to discuss our shared ground and our shared challenges.  This roundtable is organized by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of World  Literature.

Thomas Merton (CEA 3/28-3/30/19).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:07am
College English Association /International Thomas Merton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

Subject: Call for Papers: Thomas Merton at CEA 2019

 

Call for Papers, Thomas Merton 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 Thomas Merton for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Overarching theme of the Conference: VISION/REVISION.

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):

Seminar on Jane Austen

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:07am
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Greetings from the Organising Team of the Seminar on Jane Austen, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras! The department is hosting a one-day seminar on Jane Austen, which seeks to explore concepts of gender and class in the narratives of Austen's novels.  This one-day national seminar explores the expositions of class and gender complexities in terms of how they impinge on the course of romantic love in the novels of Jane Austen. This forum hopes to understand the dynamic relation between the roles of the sexes and their “place” in the society of Austen’s narratives where successful courtships for the "companionate" heroes and heroines are attained after their navigation of several social, cultural, economic and psychological hurdles.

Literary Border-Crossings (ACLA 2019 seminar)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are inviting paper submissions for the "Literary Border-Crossings" seminar at the ACLA convention (Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019).

At Home in the World: The Benefits of Project-based Learning in (and out of) the L2 Classroom (Panel) (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (3/21/2019-3/24/2019 conference in Washington D.C.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The aim of this panel is to explore the potential of project-based teaching and learning as a way of increasing students’ proficiency and sensitivity to language and culture. More specifically, it proposes to reflect on the ways in which individual and group projects (such as research projects, translations, interviews, events programming, etc.) can help students obtain a better understanding of French language and society by developing their translingual and transcultural skills.

2019 GSWG Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:06am
Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the

 

Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019

 

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 

Intersectionality: 

Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

CFP: Environment: From A Humanities Perspective (Nov 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:05am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Environment: From A Humanities Perspective (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, 5.1)

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