In the American cultural imagination, the Midwest embodies the “home” or “heart” of the nation associated with frontier and rural values of promise, fertility, order, and stability, according to Joanna Jacobson in “The Idea of the Midwest.” Jacobson argues that the Midwest has come to symbolize the quintessentially “American,” speaking to “the impulse to invent a myth of commonality rooted in the physical landscape at the center of the continent and for the insufficiency of that myth as a response to the conditions of urban industrial culture.” While the idea and image of the Midwest in American culture serve as resources of recovery and refuge from the ill effects of urban industrialism, it is increasingly evident that these visions of a pastor
The 2019 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 15–17, 2019
New York, NY
Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism
I have received a contract to collect, edit, and introduce a volume of original critical/scholarly essays—currently with the working title National Identity and International Crime Fiction in the Age of Populism and Globalization—from McFarland & Company.
I’m Already Dead: Essays on The CW’s iZombie and Vertigo’s iZOMBIE
Ashley Szanter, Weber State University
Jessica K. Richards, Weber State University
Call for Papers
University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow
Hosted at the School for Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh
On 15th and 16th November, Edinburgh LLC is hosting “Seduction”, a two-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to bring together scholars working on “Seduction” across a broad range of subject areas, places, and periods. The keynote address, on perfume, will be given by Sophie Read (University of Cambridge). The committee has also commissioned the bilingual (English and Scots Gaelic) poet Robbie MacLeod to create some poetry for the event.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa
The peer-reviewed Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture (ISSN: 1551-4730) is soliciting previously unpublished scholarly articles on the subject of literary and artistic representations of womanhood and the female experience within a modernizing/globalizing sub-Saharan West Africa for publication in its Fall 2018 volume (deadline: 31 August 2018).
2018 DisArt Call For Submissions
DisArt Process and Presence
October 26-28, 2018
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Postcolonial Interventions has been striving consistently to explore new frontiers of knowledge in the field of postcolonial studies which remains characterised by fluidity, plurality and consistent refashioning of disciplinary boundaries. The next issue of Postcolonial Interventions will be an Open Issue that will hope to testify to this ever-expanding variety, especially by focusing on recent literary, cultural and socio-political phenomena with greater theoretical richness and dexterity.
“Melville at 200”
Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.
The last decade has witnessed a transformation in electronic visual media. Film, television, video games and user- generated- content (UGC) are increasingly commingling. This has facilitated significant changes in the traditional models of production and consumption, leading to new practices and relationships as divergent production communities operate together.
Deadline Extended! Submissions now accepted until July 13!
Call for Papers
“Reflections in the Funhouse Mirror”
Saint Louis University, Department of American Studies
October 19-20, 2018
Deadline for proposal submissions: July 13, 2018
Facebook: SLU American Studies Department
This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.
Location and date: Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th floor, 27 October 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm
Introductory Speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Keynote Speaker: Suzy Anger, University of British Columbia
“And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.”
Mary Shelley, 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein
GRAND VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
CALL FOR PAPERS –DEADLINE EXTENDED!! JUlY 23, 2018
*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.
~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta
‘What happens when Derrida, a great thinker, becomes silent? What becomes of Derrida, what becomes of his friends, those who read him, think through him, speak to him?’(Douzinas, “Adieu Derrida”) With this rhetoric question, Costas Douzinas starts a book Adieu Derrida, in which renowned contemporary thinkers (Jean-Luc Nancy, Alain Badiou, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Žižek and others) reflect on the intellectual legacy of one of the most important philosophical figures of 20thcentury, Jacques Derrida. Indeed, what does it mean now, after almost 15 years after Derrida’s death, to read him, to think through him, to speak to him?
International Conference on Landscape and Cinema
December 3 and 4, 2018
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
CFP 2018: Essay Abstracts for a Collected Volume
- 1. Title
Hybrid Poetry & Tertiary Pedagogy: Experimental Verse across the Disciplines
- 2. Background
PAMLA 116th Annual Conference-Bellingham, WA
Nov 9-11, 2018
Western Washington University
Shakespeare and Related Topics
We are seeking proposals focusing on Shakespeare and his time, Shakespeare and/or his peers, the influence of Shakespeare on later works of literature, adaptations of Shakespeare, and other proposals that touch on any aspect of Shakespeare and related topics. As a standing session we welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics; however, papers that address the conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages" in relation to Shakespeare are particularly welcome.
Open (accepting submissions until June 27)
This year’s New York College English Association annual conference will explore the intersection of English with other majors, fields, and disciplines. How does literature connect with different fields? How is writing essential to other majors? In what ways can literature and writing improve the work of students and professionals in all disciplines?
Proposals are welcomed to examine the influence of literature and writing within various fields, helping to enrich every aspect of our culture and society.
ASLE 2019: Paradise on Fire
Call for Panels now open, deadline is Sept. 1, 2018
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment is very pleased to announce that our next Biennial Conference will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019. We look forward to visiting the Sacramento Valley region, and to the first ASLE biennial conference ever in the state of California.
Otherness: Essays and Studies 7.1
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, forthcoming Spring 2019 – “Otherness and the Urban”
Edited by Maria Beville, this issue seeks to publish research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity as these relate to the experience and representation of the city.
Ocotber 19-20, 2018
The Black New England Conference is accepting abstracts for 10- to 15-minute presentations that examine any number of questions related to African American style. Presentations should deepen an understanding and appreciation for African American cultural traditions and promote critical engagement. Although abstracts on any aspect of African American style will be considered, we are especially interested in receiving abstracts that speak to the following themes:
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Arthurian Legend in the 20th & 21st Centuries. The volume will be edited by Susan Austin, Associate Professor of English at Landmark College in Putney, VT.
Nostalgia for an imagined and glorious past has influenced the evolution of stories about King Arthur and his court for centuries. According to the moods and needs of the period, new characters were added to demonstrate or question the excellence of these paragons, or to replace those who had perhaps become too human or simply gone out of style. New plot motifs, such as the search for the grail and Lancelot’s love for Guinevere became part of the legend.
LITERACIES ACROSS MODALITIES
Popular Culture and Film
Call for Papers–2019 Conference 43rd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationApril 4-6, 2019Orlando, Florida
2019 Keynote Event
April 5, 2019 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Keynote Q&A: TBA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2018
Please note the change in the deadline. It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.If you are an international scholar and need even more time to apply for funds, please send us your abstract when ready and we will turn around a decision within two weeks.
Proposals are invited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.