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70 Years of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Pittsburgh, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In June of 1948, Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” appeared in The New Yorker. Jackson’s story juxtaposed a nostalgic depiction of rural America with a jarringly brutal ending, causing outraged readers to cancel their New Yorker subscriptions and to deluge Jackson with hate mail. In the 70 years since then, “The Lottery” has become a staple of short story anthologies and American literature curricula, as well as having been adapted into a radio play, two television movies, a popular educational film, an opera, a ballet, a one-act play, and an episode of South Park.

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

September 8-9, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: The graduate students in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University welcome proposals around the topic of alternative careers for PhDs in the humanities.

 

Keynote Speaker: Romand Coles, Professor of Political Theory and Practice, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University. Professor Coles is a scholar-activist who works at the intersections of continental and critical philosophy, radical democratic theory, and various modes of political organizing and activism.

 

Call for Papers / Convocatoria Textos Híbridos Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
Amber Workman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call for Papers Textos Híbridos Vol. 6 (2017)

Textos Híbridos, the only academic journal dedicated exclusively to the study of the Latin American and U.S. Latinx chronicle, invites submissions for its upcoming issue.

The journal publishes:

• scholarly articles

• book reviews

• translations

• creative work

• audio-visual submissions

Submissions may be sent by email or through the journal’s website.

Articles, translations, and creative work: workman.amber@gmail.com Reviews: viviane.mahieux@uci.edu

Journal website: www.textoshibridos.com

Philip K. Dick, Here and Now

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
David Sandner, California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 In Spring, 2016, California State University, Fullerton hosted a singular Philip K. Dick Conference, bringing scholars from around the world to the place where he left his manuscripts and papers. We currently seek chapter submissions to join the strong core work from the conference in an edited volume that reinvents the study of major American author Philip K. Dick now that he is considered to be a major 20th-century American author. Where previous scholarly collections set out to explain why we should read Dick, our collection interrogates why we must and do—why he has become a touchstone for our culture today.

 

Urban Souths (SAMLA 2017)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
Emerging Scholars Organization of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

CFP: Urban Souths (South Atlantic Modern Language Assocation, November 3 - 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia)

 

Pop South: Consuming the Region (SAMLA 2017)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
Emerging Scholars Organization of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

POP SOUTH: CONSUMING THE REGION (South Atlanta Modern Language Assocation, November 3 -5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia)

 

Debt in History [reminder]

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
Tom Ue, Department of Engish, University of Toronto Scarborough
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Debt in History

 

Department of English

University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

18-19 May 2018

 

Resistance and Reform: Modernist Women and American Social Engagement

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:18pm
Jody Cardinal, Deirdre Egan-Ryan, Julia Lisella
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

While the study of modernism typically focuses on avant-garde formal experimentation, the collected volume of essays, Resistance and Reform: Modernist Women and American Social Engagement, offers an important corrective by insisting on a reassessment of the roots of modernist experimentation and innovation. This volume will include essays that analyze the careers and writings of modernist women writers during the first half of the twentieth century whose artistic productions were closely tied to or invested in various forms of social engagement, community activism, political resistance, or cultural change.

Interdisciplinary Idealism: The Role of the Humanities in Capstone Projects

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Capstones are an established part of undergraduate curricula. Often a requirement in degree programs, these investigative and research-based projects stress relevance and practicality. They are, thus, often promoted as necessities; they demand critical thinking, clear analytic writing, methodological application, and for those projects collaborative in their structure, teamwork and negotiation. Capstones encourage inventive and imaginative thought, reinforcing activities we associate with what we might call the ideal “humanist” – philosophically and ethically engaged, socially aware, and community minded.

Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.

Deadline extended to June 19! SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

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