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The Child: What Kind of Human? (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University and Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Proposed Special Session for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City, January 4-7

The Child: What Kind of Human?

Theories of child development and attendant norms of maturity are wielded to evaluate the humanity of beings whose humanness is not self-evident. The child becomes an intellectual and physical unit of measurement against which a host of others are judged: enslaved people, pets, primates, plants, robots, extra-terrestrials, avatars, animated characters, the incarcerated, inhabitants of the global South, the differently abled, and the elderly to name just a few.

The Unique Copy: Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
Dr Christina Ionescu and Dr Sandro Jung
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Unique Copy:

Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture

 

Workshop (Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany; 24-25 May 2018)

 

Co-organisers: Dr Christina Ionescu and Dr Sandro Jung

 

MLA: Australia and New Zealand literature, film, performance

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
MLA Allied Organ: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers on any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or New Zealand.  Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity.  Comparative projects that engage with Australia in relation to other literatures and cultures are also encouraged. 

 Submit 250-word abstracts by March 20 to:  machosky@hawaii.edu

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA (11/9-11/12)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
ASLE / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at MMLA 2017

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Cincinnati, OH November 9th-12th.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

English III: English Literature After 1900 (MMLA 2017 Permanent Section)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Leanna Lostoski, University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 MMLA Convention

Permanent Section Call for Papers: English III: English Literature After 1900 

In keeping with the conference’s theme “Artists and Activists,” this permanent section panel seeks to explore how authors have responded to the turbulences of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether authors were writing in response to modernization, globalization, or even more recent digitization, I welcome papers in this panel that address how English literature has provided a means for social commentary and critique in a rapidly changing world.

 

Women and Archives

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

2017 International Yeats Society Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 International Yeats Society Conference

New York City October 20-22

Please send paper abstracts (250 words) and panel proposals by May 1 to James Pethica at wbyeatsnyc@gmail.com. Papers focusing on the conference themes of "1917" and "Yeats in America" are particularly encouraged.

 1917: 

 

The Wild Swans at CooleAt The Hawk’s WellThe Cat and the Moon; Yeats’s marriage to Georgie Hyde-Lees/the automatic writing; the acquisition of Thoor Ballylee; Yeats in the wake of the Rising

 

Yeats in America

 

Approaches to Teaching Creative Writing, K-12 to Higher Ed

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Wisconsin English Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

The University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop says that “Writing cannot be taught” but that “writers can be encouraged.” Whether or not literary creativity can be taught, certain skills can certainly be enhanced. Students can acquire insight into what constitute effective or realistic description, style, narrative, characterization, or use of language. They can also learn about voice, diction, plotting, setting, and figures of speech as well as how to craft dialogue that gives clues to a character’s personality, social position, values, and character.

The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Art of Artertainment:

Nobrow, American Style

 

  Many of our current cultural practices are marked by a union of art and entertainment. Underlined by all-pervasive processes of globalization and digitalization, this union comes in all shapes and sizes, transforming culture so that it can no longer be comfortably classified as high or low, art or genre. Surprisingly, this ‘art of artertainment’ has not, as yet, attracted much scholarly interest. It is with the aim of overcoming this omission that we launch this call for papers.

Literature and Psychology (SCMLA, Oct. 5-8, 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
South Central Modern Language Association (Oct. 5-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

500-word abstracts for conference presentations on the topic of Literature and Psychology are sought for South Central Modern Language Association’s 2017 conference in Tulsa, OK (Oct. 5-8, 2017). 

Possible topics include:

Reading and empathy

Reading, writing, and brain research

Narratives of psychosocial development

Psychoanalysis

Text and reader

Emotion and affect

Trauma

Disorders

Gender

etc.

Please send your 500-word abstract, contact information (name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number), and brief bio (2-5 sentences) to

James Kelley (jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu). 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200 (Science Fiction Studies, Special Issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.

#Agreement20: The Legacy and Impact of the 1998 Agreement

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Dr Caroline Magennis, University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Please find the CFP for our Special Collection of essays on the conference theme here

April 2018 will see the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, the central protections of which are currently under threat from the Brexit negotiations, special elections and the RHI Scandal. This special issue will discuss the impact and legacy of this Agreement on social, political and cultural life in Northern Ireland. The Agreement has proven strangely resilient. It has suffered many challenges, from inside and out, for the last 20 years but at the time of writing remains enshrined in UK and Irish law.

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