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update: call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:40pm
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on treatments of Donald Trump in literature, film, and television, tentatively titled Trump Fiction, under contract for publication with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

The Global English Department

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:34pm
Ashley Squires, Myles Chilton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Global English Department

(Edited Collection)

Editors: 

Ashley Squires, New Economic School

Myles Chilton, Nihon University

  

New Feminist Materialism and Queer Studies in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:33pm
gender forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

We would like to invite contributions exploring an intellectual meeting ground between new feminist and queer materialisms and affect theory, environmental humanities, science studies, and many more inter- and transdisciplinary fields. New/feminist materialisms and the affective turn are emerging at a time in need for alternative visions of the world threatened by human exceptionalism, ecological terror(ism), and devastating, extinction-fostering capital flows: they pose the question of how to theorize and practice ethical and decidedly posthuman or rather nonanthropocentric feminisms in the geological era of the (late capitalist) Anthropocene.

"You Are Here" 2019: ID Conference on Place, Space, & Embodiment

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:31pm
"You Are Here": Creighton University's Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space & Embodiment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

“YOU ARE HERE”:

4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT

MARC15–16TH,2019

CREIGHTOUNIVERSITY

OMAHA, NE, USA

The Brontes and their Contemporaries: Texts and Contexts (1816-1855)

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:31pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018

This year (2018) the Bronte Society, centres of Victorian Studies as well as Literature departments across the Anglophone world are commemorating the bicentenary of Emily Bronte's birth with several conferences and events. The three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, were born in Yorkshire between 1816 and 1820. They all died young, with the longest survivor, Charlotte, passing away in 1855, possibly from tuberculosis (like her sisters) or typhus. However, in their short literary life, the sisters published one volume of poetry and seven novels – many of them as the Bells – which have ensured their presence and influence in the English literary sphere to this day.

D.H. Lawrence Virtual Conference for Graduate Students - April 13, 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:25pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.

Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.

 

Literary Universals Workshop

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

LITERARY UNIVERSALS WORKSHOP 

The University of Connecticut, Storrs 

24 May 2019 

Announcement and Call for Papers 

CFP: Stony Brook University -- Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:21pm
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CFP for Stony Brook University’s Third Annual

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference:

“Asking for a friend (of Dorothy): what to expect when you’re expecting the end of the world?”

Keynote: Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Assistant Professor, English, St. John’s University

April 5, 2019 (if we survive)

 

CFP: "Archives and Popular Culture," A Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.

Queer Worldmaking

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:19pm
QED:
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (published 3 times/yr.) brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of LGBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews. Our use of the term “worldmaking” is much more deliberate in its derivation.

Hidden Gems from Fleet Street: New Perspectives on Non-Canonical and Popular Eighteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Beginning with the pamphlet wars during the Restoration and ending with authors serving as critics to one anothers’ writings in the Romantic period, the eighteenth century was rife was debates about how to define and identify good literature. Authors such as John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, and many others served as adjudicators of good literature by chastising others’ work in their prefaces, poetry, pamphlets, and mock epics. Theater history and book history however, tells us that some of the works of these dunces were widely popular and important in their own right—regardless of how derided they were by their peers.

[ASLE 2019 Panel] Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers: Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, UC Davis, June 26-30 2019

 

Organizer: Danielle Crawford (dbcrawfo@ucsc.edu), UC Santa Cruz

SWPACA Call for Papers 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:16pm
Southest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers
Steampunk/NeoVictorian Lit
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Special Issue: Adaptation and Nostalgia

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
Adaptation (Oxford Journals)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Adaptation, like nostalgia, is inextricably linked to the past. Both must grapple with the politics, pragmatics, and poetics of bringing the past into the present; and, in so doing, adaptation and nostalgia must also wrestle with one another.

REMINDER: ANIMAL REMAINS CONFERENCE - APRIL 29-30TH, 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 3:56pm
Sarah Bezan, The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 23, 2018

ANIMAL REMAINS

 

Biennial Conference of 

The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC)

 

April 29-30th, 2019

Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speakers: 

Lucinda Cole, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Thom van Dooren, The University of Sydney, Australia

 

Artist in Residence:

Steve Baker, The University of Central Lancashire, UK

 

Illustration and Adaptation

updated: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
Illustratio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

“ILLUSTRATION AND ADAPTATION”

International conference organised by TIL and ILLUSTR4TIOUniversity of Burgundy, 10 & 11 October 2019

Keynote speakers: Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University, UK), Dave McKean (UK) and Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design, USA)

Forms of Justice: Reflections on Writing, Creativity, and Social Change

updated: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:17pm
St. John’s University English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Forms of Justice: Reflections on Writing, Creativity, and Social Change

St. John’s University English Graduate Conference

Date: April 6, 2019

The Department of English at St. John’s University invites papers that consider justice across literary, writing, media, and performance studies.  We welcome work from graduate students that critically engages justice in a myriad of ways, including analyses of individual or collective texts as well as theoretical and pedagogical approaches to questions of creativity and social change.  Submissions may explore racial, sexual, transnational, socioeconomic, and environmental struggles and reforms.  Topics may include:

The Age of Anxiety: Literary Studies in a Culture of Risk

updated: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:24am
Department of English Twelfth Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Age of Anxiety: Literary Studies in a Culture of Risk

Location: University of Ottawa

Proposals Due: December 15, 2018

Conference Dates: March 8-10, 2019

 

“We would rather be ruined than changed” - W.H. Auden, “The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue”

 

Daphne du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment

updated: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:58am
Le Mans Université, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An International Interdisciplinary Conference

27-28 June 2019

Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France

Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history

At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:55pm
Society of English Graduate Scholars at Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2019

Call for Papers:

 

At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums

 

The Third Annual Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference is currently accepting presentation proposals. This year’s conference theme is “At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums.”

 

Undergraduate students are welcome to apply and registration fees are waived for all participants.

 

Women of Color

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:20pm
Women of Color/ SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

We are looking for papers focusing on women of color in various contexts: socially, culturally, historically. Thematically, papers may focus on women of color in literature, media, and film. From a theoretical standpoint, you may submit papers that validate your claims in a myriad of ways: feminist, postcolonialist, environmental, Marxist, etc.

Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:43am
Anthony Stepniak & Connor Winterton / University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

CFP:

Straight to the Front Row: Investigating Contemporary Western Gay Male Cinema

Conference to be held at the University of Northampton (UK)

16/02/2019 – 17/02/2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 16/11/2018

But now, we must eat! Food and Drink in Science Fiction (deadline approaching)

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:28am
Cindy Miller | Steve Rabitsch | Michael Fuchs
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

But now, we must eat!
Food and Drink in Science Fiction

 

Shepard: Why are you so interested in fish from the Presidium?
Kargesh: It’s so decadent! Eating fish from the Presidium would be like screwing Sha’ira.
Mass Effect 2 (2010)

 Guinan: Gentlemen, something new from Forcas Three.
LaForge: What?
Data: I believe this beverage has provoked an emotional response. [...]
Guinan: It looks like he hates it.
Data: Yes. That is it. I hate this. […] It is revolting!
Guinan: More?
Data: Please.
Star Trek Generations (1994)

'Breaking Bounds' Postgraduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Website: https://breakingbounds2019.wordpress.com/

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (9:00- 18:00)

Location: University of Portsmouth  

Organisers: Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott; Lucie Cook; Debbie Parker Kinch; Rachel Rawlings and Sara Zadrozny

First keynote speaker: Professor Gail Marshall,  University of Reading

Second keynote speaker: Professor June Purvis,  University of Portsmouth 

 “We shall and must break bounds at intervals, despite the terrible revenge that awaits our return.”   - Charlotte Brontë, Villette (1853).

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