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Single/Solo/Lone Parenting in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:19pm
The Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Following the international conference Close relations: a multi-and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, the Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies invites chapters for a contributed volume which will explore, discuss and theorise single/solo/lone parenting in Europe and North America. Palgrave Macmillan have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life series. 

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting, "RPW and Education"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
Robert Penn Warren Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN

"Robert Penn Warren and Education"

For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
following ideas:
 Teaching Warren’s work
 Warren as teacher
 Warren’s students
 Warren’s textbooks
 Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
 New Criticism in the classroom

Naval Wakes & Black Galactics: Being and Blackness in the Age of Slavery

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 28, 2018

For at least the last half-century, theories of Blackness have challenged the foundations of modern critical thought. Theorists such as Fred Moten, Jared Sexton, Christina Sharpe, Hortense Spillers, Alexander Weheliye, Frank Wilderson, Achille Mbembe, and Sylvia Wynter variously interrogate the politics, discourse, and materialities of the imperial, capitalist experience of slavery (and its afterlife). One important avenue of consideration is how this perverse institution undermined possibilities for the Enlightenment subject not simply for those of African descent but for all people complicit in the imperial project.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

Non-Binary: Retheorizing Romantic Sexes and Genders

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.

Societal Constructions of Masculinity in Latinx and Latin American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
Edited Volume
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Patriarchy, as defined by bell hooks, is a social disease. Hegemonic masculinity does not allow men to express their emotions, except through anger, violence and sex. Consequently, all who are in a relationship with men (parents, children, spouses, lovers, siblings, colleagues and friends) are likely to suffer from the manifestations of hegemonic masculine behavior, including the men themselves who must constantly repress their feelings.

Pleasure

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:29am
Rice English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

CFP: Pleasure

Time: February 15 - 16

Place: Rice University, Houston TX

Keynote presentations will be by Rita Felski and Tim Morton. Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Her current interests are in aesthetics, interpretation, and method; recent books include Uses of Literature, The Limits of Critique, Critique and Postcritique.

Interventions: New Perspectives on Politics, Freedom, and Democracy

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:23am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Interventions: New Perspectives on Politics, Freedom, and Democracy 

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Journal of Languages, Texts, and Society. 

A collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Nottingham Trent. 

 

 Friday 10th May 2019 - Leicester, UK. 

 

Keynote Address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway London) 

 

Short Forms and Adolescence

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:44am
University of Angers, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Short Forms and Adolescencehttp://blog.univ-angers.fr/shortformsandadolescence/ CFP for a three-day conference at the University of Angers, France
Organizers: François Hugonnier and Karima Thomas
June 19-21, 2019 Guest speaker: Michael Cart (USA) 

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:44am
University of Florida - University Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy

Race: Embodying Academia

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:40pm
University at Albany English Student Graduate Oranization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

"Race: Embodying Academia"

University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: April 5-6, 2019

Submission Deadline: January 18, 2019

 

Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."

—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

 

Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science|SF

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

The world we inhabit is framed, driven, (re)produced, and conceptualised by and through science. Science as a mode of knowing contours the prevailing episteme, whilst technological innovation continues to remake work and leisure experience. At the same time, society is both reflected and in turn formed by science fiction (SF): as contributor to the nostalgia economy, as a dominant visual-commercial aesthetic, as a mimetic index of the present’s utopian and dystopian tendencies. The now is a time of extreme precarity. We face a raft of catastrophes – political, socioeconomic, and, most pressingly, ecological. And yet, even as our own survival comes into question, capitalism itself seems unassailable, primed to outlast ‘humanity.’

 

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

A Feast of Blood: the Vampire in the Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:34am
Brooke Cameron
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Feast of Blood: the Vampire in the Nineteenth Century

 

We invite essay proposals on the vampire figure in the long nineteenth century.  Our edited collection will look at the vampire figure’s rise in popularity throughout the period and across a range of literary texts. 

 

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1) - Deadline: Extended by November 15th, 2018

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:33am
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1). (ISSN 2093-5498)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.9 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2018. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 9(1), please submit your manuscript by October 31, 2018. Submissions are open all year round.

 

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Can superheroines escape their gender ?

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:32am
Réjane Hamus-Vallée
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers for n°10 Gender in series: http://genreenseries.weebly.com/

 

Can superheroines escape their gender ?

by Sophie Bonadé, doctoral student (UEVE/Saclay, SLAM) and Réjane Hamus-Vallée,
professor (UEVE/Saclay, Centre Pierre Naville)
"Jewel is a great superhero name! »
" Jewel is a stripper's name. »
dialogue in Jessica Jones

Political Performances Working Group at IFTR Shanghai 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:31am
International Federation of Theatre Research - Political Performances Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2019 IFTR conference, which will take place on 8-12 July in Shanghai, China. The theme for the 2019 conference is Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism. We have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of many researchers in the wider field of political performances, but that also align with the 2019 conference theme. The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:

(A)     Citizenship

African American Literature and Culture Society at 30th American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:30am
African American Literature and Culture Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature Association

30th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019

Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA

 

The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature

Washington Irving's Sketchbook at 200 (ALA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), which includes the legendary stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Washington Irving Society invites proposals for any topic related to The Sketch Book for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 15, 2019.

Jack London Society Panels at the 2019 American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2019 Boston, MA

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:29am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society (http://jacklondonsociety.org/) panels at the American Literature Association 30th Annual Conference, May 23-26, 2019, Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 21, 2019. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs.

CFP: Frontier: Exploring Boundaries in the History of Art and Architecture

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:23am
Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

The 35th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture

Submissions Due:       November 30, 2018
Symposium Date:       March 2, 2019

Frontier: Exploring Boundaries in the History of Art and Architecture

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:23am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers

 

  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)

 

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

Fear and Paranoia: Forging Meaning in Chaotic Times

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:22am
Red River Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fear and Paranoia: Forging Meaning in Chaotic Times

deadline for submissions: 

February 1, 2019

full name / name of organization:

Red River Graduate Student Conference/North Dakota State University

contact email:

stephanie.lemmer@ndsu.edu

16th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference | March 1 and 2 North Dakota State University

Keynote Speaker:

Duchess Harris, Ph.D., J.D. Professor of American Studies Macalester College
Curator, Duchess Harris Collection

Hawthorne Society CFP for MLA

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:20am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Seattle on January 9-12, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites proposals investigating the topic, “Hawthorne, his Circle, and the Digital Humanities,” or “DH for NH,” for short. We welcome interest in all aspects of the intersection of digital humanities with Hawthorne’s circle, including figures such as Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (whose papers were digitalized alongside those of Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, and 35,000 other items from the NYPL’s Berg Collection in 2012), Melville, Emerson, Fuller, and other local (Salem, Concord, Boston, the Berkshires) contemporaries. Proposals might include (but are not limited to) such topics as:

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:12am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

Queer Modernism(s) III

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:11am
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

‘How does one go about getting an introduction to a fictional character?’ ― Richard Bruce Nugent

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