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Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:22pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable link to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.

Teaching for Tone at NeMLA 2018

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
On Teaching Tone as Well as Content at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In our current climate of fake news from seemingly authoritative sources, and high journalistic integrity from formerly discounted sources, it is clear that our criteria for evaluating the reliability of sources is shifting. I propose that a lack of news literacy is part of a larger literacy problem: readers need to understand tone from context and form. For as long as we have been assigning our composition or literature classes to read "A Modest Proposal" or anything else with an unreliable narrator, and as long as we have been explaining to potential book banners that a book with blatantly racist characters is not inherently racist, we language and literature instructors have been developing strategies to teach tone.

SAMLA Session: High Moderns/Low Art

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
Joanna Tapp Pierce/Mars Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

HIGH MODERNS: LOW ART

This panel at SAMLA 89 welcomes papers about any British modernist author(s) and how art is depicted/utilized in their work. The goal is to examine from diverse perspectives how the “high art” of the modernists utilizes art, low or otherwise, textually. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme of "High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture" are especially welcome, and should be a good fit for the session. By June 30, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Joanna Pierce, Mars Hill University, at jtpierce@mhu.edu.

Landscapes of Emotions in Italian Literature

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
NeMLA April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh (PA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In light of expanding literary theories contributing to a better understanding of emotions and affects in literary texts, this panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the representation of emotions in Italian literature and art.

Proposals that analyze early modern through contemporary Italian literary production are welcome. We seek papers exploring the manner in which writers convey emotions to their readers, to the literary community of their day and, to their society at large.

Indiana College English Association Annual Conference

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
Indiana College English Association (ICEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Indiana College English Association 2017 Conference

The Gift of Words

Friday, October 27, 2017

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus

Columbus, Indiana

 

This year’s ICEA interdisciplinary conference invites researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of

academic fields, including Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Linguistics, the Arts, Theology,

Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and other areas to generate discussion about how fiction and other

literatures cherish the gift of words.

 

Assume the Position: Academic Creative Writing Programs and the Rhetoric of Literary Culture

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

In his seminal history The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing, Mark McGurl argues that one aspect of the proliferation of graduate creative writing programs in the twentieth century, now the most significant literary patronage system in the U.S., was a pressure on the programs and their participants to “[rationalize] their presence in a scholarly environment by asserting their own disciplinary rigor.” Historically, this has manifested itself in a strong emphasis on “craft,” influenced heavily by the modernist movement and the theories of the New Critics.

Contending with Crisis

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal For Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 

For its twenty-eight issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Jorunal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of contending with crisis. 

The First Frontier: Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania in Early America

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller’s classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation, other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nationhood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

ECHIC 2018: Equip & Engage. Research and Dissemination Infrastructures for the Humanities (Leuven, 4-6 April 2018)

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
ECHIC/KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

A European Conference for the Humanities

Equip & Engage: Research and Dissemination Infrastructures for the Humanities

Leuven, 4-6 April 2018

 

In April 2018, the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven and the KU Leuven Libraries are hosting a European Conference for the Humanities on behalf of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC, http://www.echic.org/).

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 'Theatre and the Kitchen'

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2017

Call for Papers PlatformJournal of Theatre and Performing Arts 11.2  Theatre and the Kitchen Food and gastronomy saturate contemporary cultural spheres. From social media’s ‘food porn’, reality television and culinary pop-ups to concept-restaurants and the internationalisation of local cuisines. Arguably, menus have recently become a privileged medium for cultural transfer and appropriation, but food has long been both the signifier and transmitter of emotion, identity, ideology, belonging and wealth.

"Quand l'industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics"

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:19pm
GREPs
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Appel à communications

« Quand l’industrie du cinéma enquête sur ses publics »

(2ème journée d’étude du GREPs)

Jeudi 16 novembre 2017, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7

 

WSQ: Protest

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:19pm
WSQ
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue
PROTEST
Guest Editors:
Elena L. Cohen, Graduate Center CUNY
Melissa M. Forbis, Stony Brook University SUNY
Deepti Misri, University of Colorado, Boulder 
Saadia Toor, College of Staten Island CUNY

One way of telling the story of feminism is to tell it as a story of protest: protest against, protest for, protest within. In this issue, we invite contributors to reflect on the histories, presents, and futures of protest through a feminist lens.

Sean O'Casey beyond Irish Nationalism, Louisville Conference

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:17pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Since the plays of Sean O'Casey are ripe for analysis beyond historical/new historical readings that examine them in light of Irish nationalism, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on O'Casey for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/) on February 22-24, 2018.  O'Casey's work, both that which focuses on the years just before and after Irish independence and that written during his years in England, offers varied resources for scholarship from the perspectives of colonialism/postcolonialism, Marxist theory, and gender analysis.

New Directions in Black Western Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:17pm
Michael K Johnson / Western History Association and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

New Directions in Black Western Studies

Western History Association Conference

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, California

01-04 November 2017

We are seeking proposals for the 57th Western History Association Conference workshop and American Studies Special Issue: “New Directions in Black Western Studies.”

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Northeast MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If ecology is without nature, as Timothy Morton provocatively argued in 2007, then one may wonder of ecology without the feminine as a corollary. For nature, much like the feminine, has been fetishized, exoticized, and romanticized as a signifier emptied out—a sort of lacuna. If we can be at ease with the gap, vacancy, or interval and, perhaps, theorize about the unfilled space while sorting out the inconsistencies of what it means to represent nature, the feminine, and androgyny, then we might begin to trace the valuable contributions of 19th-century women writers to the development of the term oecologia coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866 and beyond. 

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