Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,
Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts.
Emily Dickinson International Society (guaranteed panel) at SAMLA, November 2-4, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama
“A Corpus in Fever: Archival Impulses in Theory, Literature, and the Arts”
14 December 2018
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Hélène Aji, Université Paris Nanterre
Call for Papers
This edited volume interrogates the intersection of medicine and religion in a trans-Atlantic context in the early modern period, from 1550 to 1800. Kathleen Miller, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto/Queen’s University Belfast and author of The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan), will edit the volume and seeks out chapter submissions in the areas of literature, history and book history.
Chapters may address, though are not limited to, the following topics:
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the most successful series of all time, and since its publication, has inspired scholars to analyze its engagement with gender, its relationship to mythology and fairy tales, and its literary and historical influences. Scholars have examined the impact that the books have had on popular culture, children’s literacy, and children’s literature. Collections have considered the series as a way of exploring politics, philosophy, religion, ethics, and psychology, among other fields. Yet, lost in all this scholarship has been a serious engagement with the way the series portrays education.
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945
Call for Essays:
Cinema in the Space Between: An International Approach
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed digital journal of the Space Between Society, focused on interdisciplinary scholarship of the two world wars and the decades between.
Deadline for submission: December 31, 2019
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2019 issue, themed “Archival Research: Discovery, Truth, and Imagination.” Submission deadline: November 15, 2018.
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. In addition, we welcome creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and literary journalism.
Call for Chapter Proposals: Living Metal: Metal Scenes around the World”
“MeToo” was originally phrased/used as a slogan by Tarana Burke in 2006 to raise awareness against sexual violence against women. However, it wasn’t until October 15, 2017 that the slogan/phrase/hashtag became known globally. In the aftermath of the Weinstein affair Millano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.“ In less than 24 hours tens of thousands of people replied to her tweet.
Women Who Made History
3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 4-7 June 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus
Essay Collection on Clarence Major’s Work
Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene – PAMLA 2018 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.
We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture, and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics but particularly welcomes papers focusing on this year's special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." The 116th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will take place November 9-11, 2018 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Please send 500-word proposals to John C. Beynon at email@example.com by June 27, 2018.
‘Beginning is not only a kind of action; it is also a frame of mind, a kind of work’
—Edward Said, Beginnings: Intention and Method
How does one begin to speak of beginnings? If the beginning is behind us, how does one begin again? Should one attempt to, and is it up to us to choose?
“Do the Senses Make Sense?”: The Five Senses in Nabokov’s Work
After the successful Biarritz conference on the topic, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars for further contributions on the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov’s work, poetics and aesthetics, for the publication based on the conference.
The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication. Submissions requirements can be on any area related to language, literature, and philology from any time period and discipline. In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018. Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association. Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.
Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans
Call For Papers (CFP): Western Theatre Abroad (working title)
This edited volume aims to explore the junctures, tensions, and discoveries that occur when teaching western theatrical practice or directing English-language plays and musicals in countries that do not share Western theater practice histories or in which English is the non-dominant language.
November 8-10, 2018
Natural and Built Environment (formerly Environmental Studies and Architecture and the Built Environment)
tired bodies, tired worlds
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Department of English || University of Chicago
November 15-16, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute
Moving Centers & Traveling Cultures
October 10-12, 2018
Goethe University, Frankfurt
Confirmed keynote speaker: Alex Tickell (Open University)
CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL
February 1-2, 2019
Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.
We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issue of the MASKA academic journal, concerning themes presented below or other related to the topic of origins and genesis.Only English-language text will be accepted for this edition. Suggested themes include but are not limited to:
This year Brighton’s Big Read welcomes author Moshin Hamid to read from his Booker shortlisted novel Exit West (2017). To coincide with this event Brighton’s C21 Research invites papers on representations of refugees in contemporary writing. Focusing on work that is written by and about refugees we seek papers that examine the varied ways that refugeeness is represented in the contemporary moment. We encourage contributors to consider what is at stake in these representations. What are the relations between textual representation and real-world refugees? How does the act of writing enact or trouble the conditions of hospitality, exclusion and/or risk that shape the refugee experience?
CFP: Forms of Migration: An International Conference on Transnational Literature & Innovative Aesthetics
May 2—4, 2019: University of Graz (Graz, Austria)
NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.
Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada