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MLA Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Ferdâ Asya/Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

CONTRIBUTE TO A MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA) APPROACHES VOLUME ON TEACHING THE WORKS OF EDITH WHARTON

The volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

As with other similar books published by the MLA, this one will contain a discussion of the most important and useful materials available to teachers—in this case, of the works of Edith Wharton—and it will be composed largely of essays by instructors. A list of books published in the series can be found on the MLA Website (http://www.mla.org) under MLA Library.

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:14pm
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Reminder Call for Papers

The First International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton and Redeemer University College, Ontario presents

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

Thursday 15th February 2018 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton

Keynote: Professor Adam Barkman, Redeemer University College, Ontario

Breaking New Grounds: Perspectives on Recent Indian English Fiction (Collection of Essays)

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:12pm
Dr. Arindam Sarma and Himakshi Kalita
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Indian English writing, from its infancy, has been preoccupied with representing the nation. This national dimension of Indian English writing is undoubtedly its most distinctive feature. Indian English novels as a postcolonial genre emerged out of the colonial encounter, and it is only natural that “its concern has been with that equally postcolonial entity, the nation-state” (Priyamvada Gopal, 2009). India as a postcolonial nation is a classic case of the history-nation confluence.  Writers have been much beholden to this confluence as both history and nation come together to shape what political scientist, Sunil Khilnani terms, after Nehru, “the idea of India” (Khilnani, 1983).

Mythmoot V Call for Proposals

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:12pm
Signum University / Mythgard
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What is Mythmoot V?

Mythmoot V combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention into one event. It creates a space for serious scholarship in fields that are only beginning to be considered in the academic world (such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc.) in a way that both academics and enthusiasts will appreciate.

Date: June 21-24, 2018
Venue: National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA
Theme: Fantastic Frontiers

Call for Proposals:

Comparative World Literature Conference: Borders, Place, and Translations

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
California State University, Long Beach, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference: Borders, Place, and Translations

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

Jack London, the West, and the Environment: 2018 Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, October 11–14, 2018. The general focus of the symposium will be Jack London, the West, and the Environment, and the organizers also welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and work. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Please email 200–300 word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu.

Roots: Tradition and the New

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
The University of St. Thomas Catholic Studies and English Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The University of St. Thomas English & Catholic Studies graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, faith, visual arts, and culture will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic "Roots: Tradition and the New" across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. Download the Roots: Conference CFP.

Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.

ALA 2018--Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:10pm
Comics and Graphic Narratives Circle at the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

29th Annual Conference: May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

 

The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.

 

Session One:

Underground, Indie, and Alternative Publishing & the Graphic Novel

 

New Perspectives in Science Education, 7th edition - International Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:07am
NPSE / Pixel
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The 7th edition of the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 22 - 23 March 2018.

The objective of the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.

The Call for Papers, within the New Perspective in Science Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects.

Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

updated: 
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 4:03am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.

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