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Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11pm
Grand Valley State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

GRAND VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1

          
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018         
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

                                                                                     CALL FOR PAPERS – Submission Deadline JUNE 1, 2018

*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.

~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta 

Eighteenth-Century War Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11pm
National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Eighteenth-Century War Representation

National University of Singapore, 21-22 April 2018

Scholars have given less attention to war representation of the eighteenth-century than to that of other periods. This is probably a result of the absence of any important texts about war, and of widespread interest in the twentieth century.

However, many important ways of representing and understanding war emerged in the eighteenth century. There was, for instance, a new sense of the soldier's or civilian's experience of war, and of the infiltration of war into ordinary life.

The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke

 

Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

Theme: Redirection

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Taitung University, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The 26thAnnual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Redirection

Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Taitung University, Taiwan

Date: October 27, 2018

Venue: National Taitung University (Zhihben Campus), Taitung, Taiwan

Women Rewriting History: Critical Resistance through Literature, Film, and Art

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled: Women Rewriting History: Critical Resistance through Literature, Film, and Art

Editors: Lisa Bernstein and Tulin Ece Tosun

Deadline for Proposals: April 1, 2018

 

“I  am  all  for  putting  new  wine  in  old

bottles,  especially  if  the  pressure  of  the  new  one

makes the old bottles explode”

           Angela Carter

“Notes from the Front Line”

 

The Tacky South

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-11, 2018

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

Call for Applications: NEH Seminar "Why Literature Matters"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
The Dickens Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Dickens Project is now accepting applications for the NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, "Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century Britain and America," directed by Professor Janice Carlisle. The seminar will take place from June 24-July 29, 2018 at UC Santa Cruz. Applications are due March 1, 2018. Please see our website (https://teachers.ucsc.edu) for more information and to apply.

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.

The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.

For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary  scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.

Submission requirements for abstracts:

Melville at 200

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

“Melville at 200”

Deadline: September 1, 2018

And some certain significance lurks in all things, else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher. (Chapter 99 of Moby-Dick, “The Doubloon”)

Learning to Go High: Re-Awakening Hope through Education

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 1:58pm
The Assembly for Expanded Persepctives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Learning to Go High:

Re-Awakening Hope through Education

 

The 24th Annual Summer Conference of

The Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

Y of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

aepl.org

 

 

June 21-24, 2018

Willa Cather's Irish Connections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:20am
The Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

Willa Cather Symposium: IrelandJune 28–July 1, 2018Limavady and Derry, Northern IrelandHOSTED BY ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND THE ROE VALLEY ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, AND SPONSORED BY THE WILLA CATHER FOUNDATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN

Set in the ancestral home of the Cather family, and taking place during the centennial of My Ántonia, the symposium will explore themes deeply resonant in Willa Cather’s life and work (including but not restricted to):

Philippine-American Intersections and the Emergence of Transpacific Studies Traditional Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:20am
American Studies Association (ASA), 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The last two years have witnessed shifting relations between the Philippines and the United States, nations still tethered by a unique bond of transpacific colonial history. Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte’s calamitous war on drugs, as well as his designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as terrorist groups, have met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval and admiration. While the Obama administration sought to leverage Philippine alliance in a globalist “pivot to Asia,” it remains to be seen how the Philippine-American postcolonial relationship will be redefined in coming years.

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

"Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:02am
English Graduate Organization (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

EGO’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Conference Theme: “Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias”
February 24th, 2018

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/iupegoconference/home

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Bell -- a Rushdie, postcolonial, and modern film scholar, Dr. Bell is an alumni of the Literature & Criticism PhD program at IUP. 

Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Indiana PA

Deadline for Proposals: January 21, 2018

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