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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 JULY!
Join us in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, and Cuba!
 
Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Miami, Florida, USA, 17-24 December 2018Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined.  Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English.  Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following: 
Hurricanes
Typhoons
Tidal waves
Cyclones
Waterspouts
Nor’easters
Whirlpools
Floods
Salvage
Diving
Sublimity and the sea
Mutinies

Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive is inviting submissions

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:54pm
http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work.  We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.

For inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Daumer at edaumer@emich.edu and visit the website at http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/.

Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics After The Postconceptual Condition

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:52pm
University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics

After The Postconceptual Condition

TECHNE Postgraduate Student-Led Symposium

 

University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy

Friday, 9 November 2018

 

Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting. Please do circulate to anyone who may be interested.

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time (15-16 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:39pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

 

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

15-16 March 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)

 

The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.  

Politics and Ontology

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"

 

Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)

 

Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ICMS Kalamazoo 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation. Since Rita Copeland theorized vernacular translation in the western Middle Ages as a means by which the authority of a Latin auctor could be at once appropriated and displaced, further important and explanatory frameworks have been proposed for understanding different aspects of medieval translation. Many account primarily for translation from Latin into a local vernacular and/or from (what has traditionally been understood as) a high-prestige vernacular into a lower-prestige vernacular.

The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works. The session will examine the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on conceptions of the Middle Ages and the medieval that is prevalent in academic and popular cultures in any medium.

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Drake University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.

 

Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:25pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works. The panel will look at how the post-Tolkien works of fiction appropriate and misappropriate medieval religious constructions in any medium.

 

Kalamazoo 2019: Early Medieval Education

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:24pm
Sophia D'Ignazio, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

CFP: EARLY MEDIEVAL EDUCATION

ICMS, Kalamazoo 9-12 May 2019

NeMLA 2019 Panel: Contemporary Epistemologies of Militarization in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:23pm
Renee Michelle Ragin and Giulia Ricco, Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018

A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:21pm
Zeina Maasri / University of Brighton, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity  |  28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK  An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.

Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908.  The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?

"Lacan, Insecurity, Survival: Psychoanalysis and Political Anxiety"

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matthew Lovett / Julia Bruehne / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

Whether it is some sort of histrionic hyperbole or an actual description of our current state of affairs, it’s not a novel assertion to say that the West seems to be on the verge of collapse. If this is the case, the time and esotericism that psychoanalysis requires seems, yet again, to position it entirely on the axis of outdated luxury rather than sophisticated, trenchant, or even useful political analysis.

Middleton's Afterlives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:04pm
Renaissance Society of America Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):

What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:

 

·      Authorship and collaboration

·      Genres

·      Comedy and the grotesque

·      Performances

·      Affect

·      Editing

  

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Conference on Sermon Studies, October 11-14, 2018

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:43pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall university
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.

The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include

Language and Boundaries in the Brut @ ICMS 2019

updated: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:33pm
International Layamon's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This is a session sponsored by the International Layamon's Brut Society for the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-12, 2019, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.  

Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia (SUS 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:36pm
Society for Utopian Studies 43rd Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

DEALINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 10TH, 2018

Please send paper/presentation proposals of 300 or fewer words to cfp.spc.phd@gmail.com on or before August 10th, 2018.

Society for Utopian Studies

43rd Annual Conference

"Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder"

Berkeley, California

November 1-3, 2018

Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia

This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.

Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

updated: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:34am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14thBiennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

This panel seeks presentations that explore the broad conference theme of Jack London, the West, and the Environment as it relates to the maritime settings and themes of his writing. Proposals are welcome on any topic that brings together London’s treatment of the maritime environment (the sea, the coast, or the islands) with his interests in the craft of sailing and the romance of sail. 

Call for chapter Proposals: To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 3:04pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

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,

Capitalizing on Fashion and Luxury Studies and Practices: A Roundtable Discussion

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:43pm
Dr. Jen Sweeney and Dr. Nigel Lezama/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fashion studies’ move toward non-Western, non-traditional modes of exploring sartorial history (cf. The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, Riello and McNeil, 2010) and the rise of critical luxury studies (cf. Luxury. A Rich History, Riello and McNeil, 2016; Critical Luxury Studies. Art, Media, Design, Armitage and Roberts, eds., 2016) indicates a renewed interest in the ways that objects interact with the body and vice versa. Scholars have begun to study how luxury and fashion objects interact with consumers, designers, and manufacturers in a new light, focusing, for example, on non-hegemonic fashion makers and consumers.

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Edited collection: Empirical Ecocriticism

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:28am
Wojciech Malecki, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson & Alexa Weik von Mossner
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Papers

Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:17am
Dietmar Meinel (University of Duisburg-Essen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Papers

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

May 15-18, 2019, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) and University of Duisburg-Essen

1st International Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:14am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

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