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Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
French PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.  

Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives of Southern Matriarchy

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
Ernest J. Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Edited By: Cheylon Woods and McClung, Kiwana  

 

Format: A collection of 10-15 essays (4000-5000 words, .doc or .docx  and no more than 10 images per submission [300 dpi JPEG or TIFF]; Citation Style: Chicago Manual Style) that address the subject matter in a range of disciplines, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. (Foreword, Introduction, Essays, Photographs/Images/Charts, Conclusion, Appendix.)

 

Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press

 

Submission requirements:Abstract length: 3-500 words

 

Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London

 

Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar  

 

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Thursday 12-Friday 13 April 2018

 

Keynote Speakers: Greg Dart (University College London), second speaker TBC

 

Scientific Committee:

Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

David Duff (Queen Mary University of London)

Caroline Bertonèche (Université Geronoble Alpes / Société d'Etudes du Romanticisme Anglais)

Dr Laurent Follliot (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Special Issue on “Frankenstein 200”

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:48pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com, E-ISSN 0975-2935, indexed/abstracted by Elsevier Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting latest interdisciplinary research works on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) on the ocassion the completion of 200 years in 2018.

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA

Special Issue: Jane Austen after 200 Years

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
Spring Magazine on English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

One of the original bestselling authors, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has successfully managed to bridge the gap between what is often perceived as the non-negotiable chasm between canonical and popular literature. Her works, two centuries after her demise, are, in fact without exaggeration, more popular now than in her own period. Once written off as an author who provides the readers with a limited perspective of the world — as her characters are seemingly unperturbed by political events, Austen shows unparalleled finesse in depicting the characters and setting using a “fine brush” to artistically explore and exploit her “two inches of ivory”. What is evident, debates regarding her subject matter notwithstanding, is that Austen’s popularity has not faded.

M/C Journal: 'Walking' issue

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
Amy Mead and Melanie Pryor
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture Call for Papers for 'walking' issue

Why do we walk? Walking traverses boundaries of the physical, political, artistic, narrated, literary, and psychological, and can be deployed as a complex practice in an increasingly digitised world. In this issue, we examine the contemporary practices and representations of walking. We encourage work with an interest in the hybrid, the interdisciplinary, the intersectional; that looks to fields as diverse as feminist studies, life writing, nature writing, anthropology and fictocriticism.

We think walking can be an act, a response, a methodology, a transgression. Areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

Animal Print - Call EXTENDED

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
contact email: concordiacolloquium@gmail.com Animal Print DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2017 [T]o forge another word in the singular, at the same time close but radically foreign, a chimerical word that sounded as though it contravened the laws of
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2017

 

[T]o forge another word in the singular, at the same time close but radically foreign, a chimerical word that sounded as though it contravened the laws of the French language, l’animot. 

Jacques Derrida, “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow),” 409

ORIENTATIONS: A CONFERENCE OF NARRATIVE AND PLACE

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet (2017). Details regarding our second keynote will be released soon.

Centralizing Non-White Voices in Midwest Studies

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

From regionalist writers Gene Stratton Porter and Edward Eggleston through modernists Sherwood Anderson and Willa Cather up to contemporary authors Marilynne Robinson and Jeffrey Eugenides, Midwestern literature is often thought to be by and about white people. This is clearly a falsehood.

 

South of the River

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
University of Greenwich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

South of the River 

Second International Conference of the South of the River Research Group (SRG

17-18thMay 2018, University of Greenwich

Keynote speakers:

Brycchan Carey (University of Northumbria);

John Williams (University of Greenwich).

Digital Media and Sociality

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
TransScripts: A Graduate Student Journal for the Humanities & Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

TransScripts Volume 7, Spring 2018

“Digital Media and Society”
Submission deadline: January 5, 2018

TransScripts—the interdisciplinary online graduate student journal based at the University of California, Irvine—invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of our seventh volume is “Digital Media and Society.”

American Literature Association: Charles W. Chesnutt panels

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.

 

Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon

Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, submit by 2/15

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Beth Seltzer / Bryn Mawr College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts conference will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College, just outside of Philadelphia. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning.

Our definition of blended learning is quite broad, encompassing any combination of online and face-to-face instruction that supports close faculty-student interactions and high-impact, student-centered pedagogies, promotes life-long learning, or otherwise contributes to the goals and mission of a liberal arts education.

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