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The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:18pm
Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Below is an abstract for the upcoming SEA conference, March 2-4, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please feel free to email me with your abstract proposal, and please include a CV.  THE AMERICAN ROMANCE IN 2016 Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University amanda.l.johnson@rice.edu  This panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World.

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due August 7, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:31pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

Writing Europe

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
Kingston University/ University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Papers: BrexLit: Writing Europe

A One Day Conference

Wednesday November 2nd 2016

Kingston University, London

Keynote speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning (Professor of European Philosophy –  LSE)

"Mysticisms": ELN 56.1, Winter 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
English Language Notes (published by Duke University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Call for Papers

ELN 56.1, Winter 2018 (Duke University Press)

“Mysticisms”

Nan Goodman, editor

NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
Cabrini University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 26-27, 2016

 

The human body is both a site of resistance and conformity for constructed societal standards of beauty.  Some believe beauty is stable and can be physically measured, while others consider beauty to be a fluctuating manifestation of a cultural ideal.

The Cabrini University Department of English and Gender and Body Studies Program invites students and faculty to consider questions about what and who defines body image, as well as the significance of body image theoretically and historically understood.

Possible topics could address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

International Pearl-Poet Society CFP IMCS-Kalamazoo 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
The International Pearl-Poet Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI:

I: Death and Rebirth in the Pearl-Poet
II: The Transformative Pearl-Poet: Translation and Adaptation

Femorabilia Study Day

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
LJMU
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: FEMORABILIA

Saturday 22nd October 2016,
Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU, Liverpool, UK

A collection of women’s and girls’ periodicals, Femorabilia comprises two-thousand British publications (and more than ninety titles) from every decade of the twentieth century. Femorabilia will be available to view in a hands-on study session.

Moral Sense Colloquium III

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL for papers, posters, or presentations:

 

Moral Sense Colloquium III at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., 2 June 2017   (15 February 2017 Deadline). moralsense2017.org

 

This day-long conference is an opportunity to explore and exchange interdisciplinary ideas concerning the notion of moral sense.

 

Click and Read: Computation and Text Analysis in the Post-print Era

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm
Andrew Klobucar / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA's 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland 

March 23-26, 2017

Click and Read: Computation and Text Analysis in the Post-print Era

Call of Duty Essay Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm
Nate Garrelts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

It is no surprise that Call of Duty is one of the best selling game franchises of all time. The games have been celebrated for their historical accuracy, bonus zombie content, and competitive multiplayer gameplay. Call of Duty's popularity has spawned toys, comic books, and even a special edition Jeep Wrangler. In January 2016 the Call of Duty World League was founded for players to compete on a global stage for millions in prize money. Events can be watched on sites like Twitch and MLG.TV.  

Call for submissions - Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Palgrave Macmillan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for submissions
Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.

Society for Cinema & Media Studies - 2017 - Mediating Things in Motion

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Kim Beil / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Mediating Things in Motion

(Audio)visual media structure and articulate our relation to speed, slowness, and mobility. In the arts, in the sciences, in the realms of commerce and government, as well as on the terrain of the everyday, they serve to organize perceptions and to ground understandings of various moving phenomena, of things and worlds in motion. The audio-/optico-technological capture and storage of such phenomena—accelerative objects and bodies, motive energies and materialities—have, in turn, enabled and impelled the reinvention or revaluation of certain media-aesthetic conventions and media-epistemic protocols.

The Medieval History of Attention

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:24pm
Michael Raby, McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP: The Medieval History of Attention (A Roundtable)

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11-14, 2017

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