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 11th Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
20-21 October 2017
Abstract Submission Extended to February 15th
Imagination and Representation: Descriptions of Arcadia from Antiquity to Pre-Modernity
What incites the resurgence of an old -ism under the banner of the “new”: new criticism, new historicism, new formalism, new materialism, new secularism, new Americanism? The recurrence of the “new” is itself an academic tradition of some standing, yet the relationship between the –ism and its newness is not just the announcement of a break, but a negotiation between return and departure, opposition and progression. Taken as a whole, critical tendencies and preoccupations begin to look less like radical ruptures and more like reinvestments in persistent questions.
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Hull, England from July 24 to July 27, 2017. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
CFP for 2018 MLA
4H: History, Hamilton, & Hip hop in High School
2018 MLA Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018
Session sponsored by MLA’s Children & Young Adult Literature Forum
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.
2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:
Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites complete panel,
workshop, or roundtable format submissions (not individual submissions) for a guaranteed
caucus sponsored session to be held November 16-19, 2017 at the annual conference.
According to the conference CFP, “NWSA is an organization of feminist scholars and
scholar-activists that emerged out of the social movements of the 1960s and 70s. It is fitting
then that since our 40th anniversary conference will take place in Baltimore, the site of the
Call for Papers: Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland
Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, in partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust at StrokestownPark, is hosting an international conference,
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts will now be accepted up to Tuesday 14 February. Abstracts submitted by this date will receive a decision around the second half of March or sooner. Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Those who have already submitted abstracts, thank you -- decisions will be sent out for these by late February or latest early March.)
Full details at: www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/
PLENARIES / KEYNOTES include:
“Robert Penn Warren & Time”
Most of Warren’s oeuvre concerns itself with Time in one way or another, whether through personal memory, metaphysical speculation, “official” history, cultural traditions, or prognostication. While the historical and socio-historical elements of Warren’s work remain of permanent interest, we particularly encourage studies that explore Time in its relation to Warren’s metaphysical quest, or “yearning,” and/or in its relation to his aesthetics. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
In June 1914, Wyndham Lewis published the first of the two-issue BLAST, a literary and arts magazine dedicated to a new artistic and cultural movement dubbed Vorticism. Though short lived, the journal tried to reinvigorate the avant-garde in England and is largely recognized as a seminal work in pre-WWI modernism.
The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney invites paper proposals for 2017 from scholars across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Indian Ocean Basin. Beginning in March 2017, the American Cultures Workshop will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at the University of Sydney. One workshop a month will feature a scholar from the Sydney metropolitan region; the other will feature a scholar from the broader Pacific and Indian Ocean Basins.
A Joint Panel for NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) at ACCUTE(Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
27-30 May 2017 at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
MIND-READING 2017: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE WRITTEN WORD
Venue: Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
10 March 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Barrett (UCD) and Dr. Melissa Dickson (Oxford).
Prof. James V. Lucey (TCD),
Prof. Fergus Shanahan (UCC) and
Prof. Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford).