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The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:07pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation
An interdisciplinary symposium

University of Warwick
Saturday 10th November 2018

Organised by: Dr Catherine Lester

Keynote speaker: Dr Chris Pallant (Canterbury Christ Church University)

SEMA 2018 - Diaspora: Identity, Migration, Return

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:06pm
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Diaspora: Identity, Migration, and Return

November 8-10, 2018

Nassau, The Bahamas

‘Rex Quondam Rexque Futurus’: Reading Arthur Today

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:06pm
The Apollonian. A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 3, 2018

Rex Quondam Rexque Futurus’: Reading Arthur Today

Ana Rita Martins & Diana Marques

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon | ULICES

 

ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:05pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Negotiating, subverting, reconfiguring borders in the English-speaking world

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:05pm
University of Strasbourg, English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Call for Papers: Negotiating, subverting, reconfiguring borders in the English-speaking world

University of Strasbourg, France:  5-6 October 2018

 

Guest speakerPhilip Ursprung, Dean and Professor of the History of Art and Architecture, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

 

Essay Collection: What's Missing in Shakespeare?

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:03pm
Brett Gamboa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018

What’s Missing in Shakespeare?

Shakespeare's plays are often complicated by what they lack. Key characters go missing from scenes or drop out of the action entirely; absent characters exert influence over those onstage; mislaid or immaterial objects are pivotal to the resolutions of plots; urgent questions are settled through silences; and plays are frequently haunted by untaken roads or abandoned plot threads. In addition, contemporary performances are shaped significantly by cuts to the script, with some scenes or characters rarely realized in performance, and some plays rarely performed at all.

Arcadia University English Department Graduate Conference: the 19th Century and Gender & Sexuality

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
Arcadia University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Arcadia University English Department Graduate Conference: the 19th Century and Gender & Sexuality, hosted by the Arcadia University English Department

 

Deadline for Submission: May 30th, 2018

Registration Date: August 15, 2018

Contact Email: arcadia.graduate.conference@gmail.com

Conference Website: arcadiaconference.wordpress.com

Conference Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Location: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

 

Call for Papers:

 

Call for Papers [Volume: 06, Issue: 02]

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:58pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 06, Issue: 02 [April-June, 2018 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

Love etc.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:57pm
Center for Uses of Literature, University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

LOVE, ETC.

A conference sponsored by the “Uses of Literature” Research Project at the University of Southern Denmark, October 3-4, 2019

What is there left to say about love? Endlessly invoked, celebrated, assailed, abused, and parodied, love has been hailed as the meaning of life and disdained as the ultimate cliché. This conference is inspired by the conviction that love is poised to become a focus of renewed interest in the humanities. We anticipate two main focal points for the conference, without excluding other options.

A Diachronic Approach to Ian McEwan's Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:55pm
Armelle Parey ERIBIA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A diachronic approach to Ian McEwan’s fiction : from sensationalism to ethical writing ”

 

This call is for contributions to an ongoing book project on Ian McEwan's œuvre. We are specifically looking for chapters that examine the earlier part of his literary output – his stories in First Love, Last Rites and In Between the Sheets as well as his novels and novellas The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Innocent – and some of his more recent work: Saturday, On Chesil Beach and Solar.

Borderlines

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:53pm
Arpi Movsesian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 

Borderlines

 

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of

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

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:53pm
Amanda Konkle / Georgia Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

The CW’s show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has attracted considerable critical acclaim, including creator and star Rachel Bloom’s Golden Globe for Best Actress and Emmy awards for choreography and editing. Because of its female creator, screenwriter, and directors, its hybrid form as a television musical comedy, and its blatant engagement with “sexist term[s]” and mental illness, the show is ripe for feminist media analysis. I seek proposals for papers for an edited collection on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Modernist Studies Association: Photo. Graphic. Modernism.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:52pm
Kristin Canfield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

Photo. Graphic. Modernism.

 

Panel proposal for MSA Columbus, November 8-11 2018

 

This panel considers how working with photography reshapes how modernist writers conceived of graphic or violent images. Taking Virginia Woolf’s decision to leave the photos of “dead bodies and ruined houses” out of her feminist, anti-war essay, Three Guineas (1938), as a starting point, this panel welcomes papers that interrogate the relationship between literature and photography, particularly as it relates to images of violence, war, and dispossession.

 

Putting on a Good Show: Professor as Performer

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA 2018, Bellingham, WA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Jill Carroll, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that all instructors use a “teaching persona,” even those who unconsciously adopt what she calls a “default” persona. “If it [the default persona] works for you, consider yourself lucky,” she writes, “but if it doesn’t, the results can be messy.” This panel intends to address our teaching personae, and asks that participants consider the following questions (or any other questions that seem relevant to the issue at hand):

-Do you purposefully craft a persona for yourself, and if so, how have you gone about it?

-If at multiple universities, do you sample different approaches or personas?

-Who or what are your influences?

CFP: Health, Gender, and Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:11am
MedHum Dosis: Medical Humanities and Social Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CFP: Health, Gender, and Embodiment

The theme for our Summer 2018 issue will be health, gender, and embodiment. To be embodied selves, tied to our human form in sickness and in health, offers unique challenges, physically, socially, psychologically, and culturally. Dósis seeks engagement across disciplines on topics concerning health, gender, and embodiment, but also on other aspects of embodied experience. Of particular interest: issues of access, acceptance, justice, and human rights.

We invite essays, commentary, reviews, and visual art that meditate on these themes. Our expectations are as follows:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EMOTIONS: 7th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:17pm
Alfa BK University (Belgrade, Serbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Seventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 18–19 May 2018.

Conference programme will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Daniel Dejica from Politehnica University of Timisoara, titled "A Historical and Emotional View into the Evolution of the Translation Profession," another keynote lecture by the renowned author Laura Barna, "The Coloring of Words," and a projection of The Motel in the Well movie (2016) by Sara Rajaei and Neva Lukic.   

Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 2:57pm
Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati (Guest Editors) / Arab Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic arts, Comics and Memes in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore Graphic arts, Comics and Memes, and their uses and functions in a changing Arab world. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of visual means of production of these works especially in relation to online communication. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing.

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:36pm
Saint Louis University, Madrid campus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene deadline for submissions: April 9, 2017 full name / name of organization: Saint Louis University Madrid contact email: slumadridconference@gmail.com 

Dealine Extended!

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018

Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic

Journal Submission - Call: great apes and personhood

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:36pm
ASEBL Journal, St. Francis College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Call for a paper that addresses and compares great ape intelligence and social behavior. Specifically, we’d be interested, in line with the aims and scope of the journal, for a paper that looks at, among great apes, what has been traditionally considered human-unique traits and characteristics like moral behavior. Therefore, emphasis could be placed, comparatively speaking even among the great apes, on the similarities and differences in helping, aggression, and intelligence among orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. In this regard, one could discuss recent findings in the context of great ape personhood. In turn, the paper could dovetail into a discussion about great apes in captivity, habitat loss, and animal rights.

Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 8:15am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dealine Extended!

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018

Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all—even if its letters are invisible and its words are buried in the cells of our bodies” (Beadle and Beadle 1966).  

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Interrogating "Common Language"

updated: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:38am
English Dept Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Interrogating “Common Language”

Simon Fraser University, Department of English

June 22nd-24th, 2018

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2018

“English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.” – wikipedia.org entry for “English Language” (2018)

“Writers – journalists, essayists, bloggers, poets, playwrights – can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma that despots call peace.” – Toni Morrison, Burn This Book (2009)

My Victorian Novel: an edited collection

updated: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 9:20pm
Annette R. Federico
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 My Victorian Novel

Isobel Armstrong has lamented that the way we teach the Victorian novel, with enthusiasm and delight, is so different from the way we criticize it. I wonder if this is also partially true about the way we really read and experience Victorian novels, if there is a Wemmick-like division between the absorbed and happy reader, cozy and contented in the Castle, and the buttoned-up professor at the lectern or the laptop. Rereading Victorian fiction over time, for our classes or our scholarship, must at some level involve a relaxation of feeling, the evocation of memories, psychic immersion, and moral engagement––alongside critical distance, objectivity, or suspicion. 

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXII, Sept. 13-15, 2018

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:50pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Medieval-Renaissance  Conference XXXII, September 13-15, 2018

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

 

               

Keynote Address

  

                                                                                                     Ellen Arnold, Ohio Wesleyan University

 

Rivers and Riverscapes in the Early Middle Ages

 

 

2nd CFP: Submission open for the “Manifestations of male energy in the world cultures” Volume

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:58am
Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations Jagiellonian University in Krakow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the forthcoming publication that will be released in English and is scheduled to be published in 2018, in the Jagiellonian University Press series “Bezkresy kultury”. The series is the project of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations that focuses on various cultures as seen from different perspectives and aims at publishing monographs popularising research deepening our knowledge of the world.
The volume will be a peer reviewed, independent publication discussing the problem of male energy and its manifestations across multiple disciplines, for example:
- Aesthetics
- Literature studies
- Religious studies
- Social studies

Deadline Extended: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

updated: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:08am
Drs. Tiffany Austin and Emily Ruth Rutter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

For this edited collection, we seek essays that investigate contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. We are especially interested in essays that discuss contemporary black writers’ responses to personal and public deaths, challenging some of the foundational components of the elegy, while still drawing on the form.

Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:55pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film, guest edited by Luca Barattoni (Clemson University) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:14pm
Royal Holloway, University of London, in association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and the United States Embassy, London
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Royal Holloway, University of London

In association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and

the United States Embassy, London

 

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium 

Senate House, London. May 31st, 2018.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

Truth(s) and Alternative Facts Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:51am
Dragoș Manea / English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018

AICED-20

 

THE 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 20th Annual International Conference:

 

Truth(s) and Alternative Facts

 

Dates: 7–9 June, 2018

Projectivisms Symposium - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:06am
Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Projectivisms Symposium

Call for papers deadline: April 3, 2018
Projectivisms.wordpress.com

May 18 and 19, 2018
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales 

 

Encountering the Future through the Lens of the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:48am
The Institute of the Future Humanities (IFH), Chung-Ang University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Papers: The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH), 1 (2018)

 

The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH) seeks essays that investigate how the humanities would deal with the future and the possible issues that could arise. JFH is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that collects and publishes various interdisciplinary work that focuses on the study of the future in relation to the humanities.

 

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