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Literary Politics Beyond Colonial Recognition

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:16am
MLA 2019/Gabriella Friedman and Alex Young
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

The goal of this session is to explore literature as an arena for articulating alternatives to colonial recognition. In recent years, scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, but especially in Indigenous and Black studies, have challenged the role of recognition in resisting regimes of racialization and empire. However, there is not yet a large body of scholarship grappling with the role of literature in crafting forms of politics that do not depend on the recognition paradigm. We believe that literature, with its emphasis on imaginative creation, is a site of cultural production that holds unique insights about what politics without recognition might be like.

 

"'Tell All The Truth, But Tell It Slant': Reading Between the Lines of the American Narrative

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:07am
American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

The 62nd Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 8th-10th, 2018 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting individual and panel proposals for the upcoming meeting that address the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective

Individual Proposals Each session will consist of 3 presenters, each of whom will have 20 minutes to present, with 15 minutes allowed for introductions and questions at the conclusion of the session. Panel proposals must be detailed in their thematic address of the conference theme

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:01am
Prose Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Prose Studies Special Issue: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures deadline for submissions: June 1, 2018 full name / name of organization: Prose Studies contact email: maraj.1@osu.edu 

Special Issue of Prose Studies

Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj

 

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018

 

#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

 

Colonialism and its Narratives

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:58am
Australian Centre, University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

Colonialism and its Narratives: rethinking the colonial archive in Australia

The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne: 10-11 December 2018

Call for papers

MLA Panel on Nabokov, the Unconscious, and Dreams

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:57am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The deadline for proposals for the official guaranteed International Nabokov Society panel at this year's MLA has been extended and the remit somewhat expanded. We are now soliciting proposals for 15 minute papers dealing with the broad subject of Nabokov, dreams, psychology, and the unconscious. Please submit short proposals, accompanied by a CV, to Thomas Karshan at t.karshan@uea.ac.uk, by the end of Friday March 23rd. The MLA will take place at Chicago between January 3rd and 6th and all speakers need by the time of the conference to be members of the MLA.

Affects, Feelings, and Emotions in Italian Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:34am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY).  This is a non-guaranteed session.

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability collection

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:17pm
Halmstad University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability collection

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

What role can reading fiction play in social literacy? This collection is a health, social sustainability and reading. Within nursing education and schools the reading of fiction is part of the curriculum but voices can be heard asking if it is really that necessary and how it is useful. Librarians deal with literature every day. A perspective that these professions three share is that fiction can be a bridge in helping practicitioners understand different perspectives, xperiences and cultures.

Borderlines Graduate Student Conference at UC Santa Barbara

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
Graduate Center for Literary Research at UC Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Borderlines

 

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of

The Graduate Center for Literary Research at the University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

 

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:35pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

Edited by Antonio Sanna

Sixteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:33pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its sixteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We are delighted to welcome historian Christopher R. Kyle of Syracuse University as our keynote speaker.  This year’s conference theme is Spaces of Authority.

 

The Langston Hughes Society CFP for MLA 2019

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Christopher Allen Varlack, The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Textual Transactions in the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
organized by the Langston Hughes Society

CFP: Theology and Game of Thrones

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones 

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:

The Fates of Frankenstein

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:48am
Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Call for papers

Conference: The Fates of Frankenstein

23-24 November 2018, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

2018 sees a flourishing crop of events commemorating, one way or another, the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication. The Fates of Frankenstein is a two-day conference about adaptations and appropriations of Shelley’s novel.

**[UPDATED DEADLINE]** EDITED VOLUME, CINEMA LIBERATION THEOLOGY

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:49pm
Anthony Ballas / University of Colorado at Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Edited Volume, Cinema Liberation Theology

 

I am looking for 7-10 additional 4,000-5,000 word chapters on cinema and liberation theology for an edited collection which a major academic publisher is interested in.

This collection focuses on liberation narratives which are in some way related to or inspired by religious traditions/literatures/practices/discourses from around the world. The films and analyses need not be explicitly religious in content, but need only to be argued in the context of liberation with theology, spirituality, or divinity functioning as a loose guide.

BLACK POPULAR CULTURE

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:10pm
Africology: Journal of Pan African Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Black Popular Culture,” those aspects of culture by people of African heritage in all parts of the world that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through formulas and genres (www.jpanafrican.org).

PEOPLE’S PROJECT IN MEDIA (-ATED) MARTYRDOM

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:10pm
Kusumita Datta (Assistant Professor, Behala College, University of Calcutta) and Arijit Mukherjee (Assistant Professor, Behala College, University of Calcutta)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This collection attempts to look at the role of digital media as a constructive and disseminating narrative in the world, to delineate a meta-narrative of ‘digital martyrdom’. This collection aims to initiate a study not only on martyrdom in the digital space but a digitisation of martyrdom. It will seek to look especially at the role of mainstream and sponsored media propaganda to locate those interstices in the narratives which subtly subvert narratives of the mainstream mass media. In the first section of the collection, the focus will be on chapters which use as its premise usage of commercial media. The subversion is to be specifically located in the dissemination, language, and reception of the contents of the media matter.

Avenging Nature: A Survey of the Role of Nature in Modern and Contemporary Art and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Rebeca Gualberto (et al.) // Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities, Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world.

Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. As such, we are seeking pedagogically driven, teachable articles that new and veteran faculty may integrate into the classroom.

This is an open call for papers. Aside from longer articles, book reviews and short essays on integrating non-traditional texts into the classroom are also welcome.

New and veteran faculty are encouraged to submit, as are graduate students. For more information, please check us out on the web:

www.thisroughmagic.org

Transatlantic Shell Shock

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018

 

Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.

 

Some authors to consider include:

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:36am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Postgraduate Conference

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker

 

CFP: Radicalism, Radicalization, and Terrorism - Deadline 1 August 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:10am
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues. 

Women and Work in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:09am
Susanne Weil/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA, the west coast regional division of the Modern Language Association)

Special Session:  Women and Work in Literature

Chairs:  Susanne Weil, Centralia College; Christine Mower, Seattle University

MSA '18: Modernist Women, War, and the Graphic

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:08am
Modernist Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.

Art After Galtung: Structural Violence and the Arts of the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:07am
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference: October 17-20, 2018 (New Orleans, LA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 26, 2018

Art After Galtung: Structural Violence and the Arts of the Global South

A roundtable proposed for the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference: October 17-20, 2018 (New Orleans, LA)

MMLA - Permanent Section Latin American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:07am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Call For Papers

2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"

November 15-18, 2018

Kansas City, MO

The permanent section SPANISH III (Latin American Literature) welcome proposals that explore Latin American Literature and Culture and create space for dialogue across disciplines and genres in the context of this year’s conference theme “Consuming Cultures”. Proposals exploring issues related to cultural engagement and cultural appropriation in Latin America from any time period will be given preferential consideration. Papers on any aspect of this topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:

Discourses of Instability, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:06am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Discourses of Instability, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Trump Era

Papers are welcome that address the destabilizing of language and discourse practices, particularly in the inclusion and exclusion of various constituencies, in the Trump Era. These practices may range from micro-level ones, such as inclusive/exclusive pronoun strategies, to macro-level ones, such as the explosion of fake news and the semiotic challenges posed by it to the representation of politics and policies.

SCMLA Meetings

October 11-14, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

Questions? Please contact Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., Chair of General Linguistics Session, SCMLA at mhill@stmarytx.edu. Thank you.

 

Teaching Hemingway and Film

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:40pm
Cam Cobb (University of Windsor) / Marc Dudley (NC State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

Teaching Hemingway and Film

 

Essay collection for Kent State University Press

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: September 30, 2018

Deadline for Accepted Papers: January 31, 2019

 

Celebrating Chinua Achebe & African Languages, Literatures, Arts and Cultures beyond the Continent: The 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart

updated: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:19pm
Norfolk State University and SEALLF (South East African Languages and Literatures Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CFP for the 9th Annual Conference of the South East African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF) from October 5th to October 6th, 2018, Department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA, USA: Celebrating Chinua Achebe & African Languages, Literatures, Arts and Cultures beyond the Continent: The 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart.
 
Deadline for submissions:                                           May 29, 2018
Notification of acceptance date:                                June 30, 2018

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