Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript). Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership
Call for Papers
Approaches to Teaching and Learning with Urban Spaces
49th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds
April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NeMLA Web Site: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
the International Laurence Sterne Foundation
the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of
Adaptation in the Age of Sterne Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on adaptation in the eighteenth century in general.
CFP: Nasty Women in Popular Culture
Editors: Dr Alexia L. Bowler, Dr Adele Jones & Dr Claire O’Callaghan
Donald Trump’s now infamous phrase ‘such a nasty woman’, uttered about his then rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential debates, was rudely used to patronise and belittle Clinton, who is known for being a strong, independent (and feminist) politician.
Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes. It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.
Listening to Literature: A One Day Symposium on Soundscapes
University of Exeter, 28th July 2017
CFP: Global Studies of Childhood
Special Issue: Children and Popular Culture
Guest Editor: Patrick Cox, Rutgers University
The editor seeks scholarly essays that address some aspect of HBO’s television series The Leftovers (2014-2017) and/or its source text, Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same title (2011). Perrotta co-produced the series with show runner David Lindelof (Lost). Both novel and series are set three years after the “Sudden Departure” of 2% of the world’s population. In ways distinct to each form, The Leftovers serves as a study of the psychological, social, and cultural impact of a large-scale traumatic event. Perrotta’s spare, satirical, character-driven fiction lies in the lineage of modern novels set in the American suburbs. The television series’ first season exhausted Perrotta’s plot, if not its primary conceit.
Earlier this year a river revered by the local Mauri people in New Zealand has been granted legal rights as a living entity. This first incident was then succeeded by a court’s decision in India to grant the rivers Ganges and Yamuna the status of living beings. Not all parts of the earth benefit from such legal protection as evidenced by the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in 2013 and by the Dakota Pipeline protests more recently.
Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations
A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network
26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire
Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch
Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations
Issue Editor: Dr. Sony J. Raj
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Media Watch
Department of Communication
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada
September 30, 2017 (Full paper submission)
CALL FOR PAPERFor young researchers, Ph.D. students and Professorsdeadlyne 31th aug 2017 Ist International Conference on Ancient DramaThe Forgotten Theatre 30th November – 1th December 2017University of Turin (Italy)Aula magna, Palazzo del Rettorato Conference coordinator Francesco Carpanelli (Professor of Greek-Latin theatre, University of Turin),Keynote speaker Enrico V. Maltese (Head of the Deparment of Classics, University of Turin). The Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico (Center for Studies on Classic Theatre) has scheduled for 30th November-1th December 2017 its first academic conference for young researchers, Ph.D.
CFP - Invito a intervenirescadenza 31 agosto 2017 Università degli Studi di TorinoSeminari universitari di ricerca sul dramma antico frammentario Frammenti sulla ScenaFsS Il Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico dell'Università di Torino promuove, a margine delle attività didattiche erogate nell'a.a. 2017/2018, un ciclo di seminari a cadenza bimestrale inerenti la ricerca sul dramma frammentario greco e latino dedicati a studenti, dottorandi e professori dell'Università degli Studi di Torino e di altri atenei.Gli interventi ritenuti meritevoli a insindacabile giudizio del Comitato scientifico saranno oggetto di pubblicazione nella collana scientifica Il Carro di Tespi (diretta dal prof.
PAMLA November 2017, Honolulu Hawaii. 1 more paper needed for 2 Food Studies panels. ANY-FOOD related topic related to literature or film and culture. Any time period.
PAMLA 115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
Research papers are invited for an edited book on
THE MYRIAD SHADES OF MOTHERHOOD: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND LITERARY INTERPRETATIONS