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Liquidity: "Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores"

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
SFU English Graduate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference 2017 - Liquidity: “Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores”

Location: Vancouver, BC / Conference date: July 7-8

 

From this perspective, water is no longer a singular, external object, but rather a material that animates us, and that we in turn animate. [...] water is no longer just something out there, but is very much the majority of what is in here, perpetually moving in a temporal flux.     - Rita Wong, “Waters as Potential Paths to Peace”

Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.     - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Be water, my friend.    - Bruce Lee, A Warrior’s Journey

MLA 2018: Nabokov vs. Tyrants

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites papers on Nabokov's representations of—and resistance to—tyrants and tyranny, political or non-political, for a special session at the 2018 MLA Annual Meeting (New York, January 4-7). Papers treating the author's literary engagements against despots (real or fictional), demagogues, police states, fascists, Soviet oppression, Nazism, and/or totalitarian regimes (e.g., “Tyrants Destroyed,” Invitation to a Beheading, Bend Sinister, etc.) are especially welcomed, but the topic may also be conceived broadly in relation to his many works (e.g., Humbert's tyranny over Lolita, Kinbote's over Shade's poem in Pale Fire, the tyranny of Nabokovian narrators, etc.).

Call for Submission -- Studies in American Culture

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of literature, film, language, visual and performing arts, and history from all scholarly and critical approaches.

Queries are encouraged.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of the arts, music, theatre, digital humanities, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

"Writing Japan": Call for Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (http://www.asiancha.com) is now accepting submissions for "Writing Japan," an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan.

Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."

The 4th Asian Conference on Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
INTESDA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 25-27, 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan. The event will be held shortly after the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All early bird registrants will be treated to a special guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Park and the shrine island known as Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Authorial literary translation / La traduzione letteraria d’autore / La traduction littéraire d’auteur

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:01am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Authorial literary translation 

            The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.

The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.

Speculative Vegetation: Plants in Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:37pm
Katherine E. Bishop, Jerry Määttä, & David Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Plants have played key roles in some of the most notable science fiction, from prose to graphic novels and film: John Wyndham’s triffids, the sentient and telepathic flora in Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Vaster than Empires and More Slow,” the gene-hacked crops of Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, the agricultural experiments of Andy Weir’s The Martian, the invasive trees and mechaflowers of Warren Ellis’s Trees, and the galactic greenhouses of Silent Running represent just a few. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations, and inhabit our metaphors—and yet in some ways they remain opaque.

SECOND CALL 2018 Quatuor Coronati Conference: Freemasons in the Transatlantic World during the long eighteenth century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:12pm
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Papers

SECOND CALL

Date: September 14-16, 2018

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA: George Washington Masonic National Memorial

2018 Quatuor Coronati Conference: Freemasons in the Transatlantic World during the long eighteenth century

British Women’s Writing between 1930 and 1960: ‘Influences and Connectivity’

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:46am
David Clayton / University of Chichester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A One-day Conference at the University of Chichester. West Sussex. UK
Saturday May 27th 2017
Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton
Department of English & Creative Writing

The conference aims to extend the discussion of British women’s writing that was initiated at the University of Hull in June 2016.

International Conference “Representations of Hostile Spaces in Literature and the Arts: Images and Metaphors”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:31am
Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

The International Conference “Representations of Hostile Spaces in Literature and the Arts: Images and Metaphors” sets out to study works of literature, cinema, music and the visual arts related to hostile spaces and the images and metaphors derived from them in literature and the arts.

This interdisciplinary conference intends to be a meeting point for specialists in literature and different arts in order to foster debate around the artistic representations of hostile spaces in the modern world. Thus, we propose new approaches to a subject that has great impact on the cultural sphere with a special emphasis on literature, the arts and architecture.

Nabokov and Correspondence: Guaranteed MLA Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:25am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is soliciting proposals on the subject of 'Nabokov and Correspondence' for its guaranteed MLA Panel at the 2018 Modern Language Association Conference, which will take place in New York City from January 4th to January 7th.

Deadline Extended! Word Hoard - Issue 6 - Hangover

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Word Hoard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Word Hoard is currently soliciting articles, essays, interviews, poetry, fiction, creative pieces, and other publishable works on the theme of HANGOVER.

How do you prepare for a hangover? You can’t. Though folk and faux-scientific remedies abound, you can neither predict nor control what comes after celebration, outburst, exertion, or indulgence. A hangover reaches its tortuous apex when intoxicant levels return to zero, when necessary recovery and bare survival become the consequences of excess. How does one begin to cope, to clean up? How does one think through, and despite, one’s bodily timeline? What of the past still saturates the present?

64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

Animal Studies Panel at NWSA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Liz Curry - University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2017

Two PhD candidates (English, German) at University of Oregon are proposing a panel for the annual NWSA (National Women's Studies Association) conference in Baltimore November 16-19th, 2017. In line with this year’s topic on “Revisiting Intersectionality” we are proposing a panel on Animal Studies and intersectionality. We are currently looking for a third panelist and one moderator who work in this field, especially on Animal Studies and Black Feminism, Queer Theory, or Disability Studies to participate on this panel. Please email us (evah@uoregon.edu and curry2@uoregon.edu) if you are interested in participating (the deadline for abstracts is 2/22).

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