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Not Reading: University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:29am
University of Chicago, Department of English Language & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017

 

Not Reading: University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 2-3, 2017

Keynote speaker: Amy Hungerford, Professor of English and Divisional Director of Humanities, Yale University 

[UPDATE] SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination. Call for Issue Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:06am
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.

[UPDATE] SLI Special Issue. Revisiting Tarantino: From Forebears to Heirs and Basterd Children

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:05am
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 19, 2017

Quentin Tarantino’s knowledge and love of film and television are evident in his allusions and homages; Tarantino explains and expands upon those influences in talks and interviews, illuminating connections the audience may have missed. His influences range from Spaghetti Westerns to Samurai films, Blaxploitation flicks, film noir, Hong Kong crime, revenge cinema, American TV Westerns, and so on. Tarantino also highlights his literary inspirations, from pulp to classics. In a 1994 interview with David Wild, he spoke about J. D. Salinger’s influence on the structure of Pulp Fiction: “When you read his Glass family stories, they all add up to one big story. That was the biggest example for me.”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Toronto Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:50am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

deadline for submissions: May 30, 2017   

The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege

Toronto: October 28-29, 2017

Keynote Speaker: 
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

CFP:

Our conference will examine the current and past state(s) of inequality and social justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The conference takes place October 28th and 29th 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

To submit a proposal, visit our website: http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

John Berger Now 12-13th September 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:45am
School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

 

John Berger Now

12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Dr Tom Overton (editor, Landscapes and Portraits, currently writing Berger's biography)

Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)

The Conference:

Hong Kong Studies - a new bilingual, interdisciplinary academic journal seeks submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:41am
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Submissions are solicited for the inaugural issue of Hong Kong Studies (https://www.chineseupress.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_...). Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary arts and cultural studies perspective. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, the journal will launch in 2017. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong.

Memories, Marks and Imprints

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:20am
CELEC, Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne, France
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

November 20-21, 2017

Université Jean Monnet, Saint- Etienne, France

Organized by : Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Floriane Reviron-Piégay and Emmanuelle Souvignet

 

Keynote speaker: Nancy K. Miller, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY,

teacher, feminist author, memoirist, author of the following books (among others).

Breathless: An American Girl in Paris, Seal, 2013.

What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People's Lives. Columbia University Press, 2002. 

Orphan Black: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science UPDATED

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:44pm
Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman, eds.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Call for Contributors UPDATED!

 

ORPHAN BLACK: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science

Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman

 

Mythcon 48: All That Is Gold, 29-31 July 2018

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:43pm
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries—of the founding of the Society in 2017, of the conception and launch of our scholarly journal Mythlore in 2018, and of our first society conference in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we would like to see papers and panels relating to gold, and to celebrate the work of our Guests of Honor, to the gold that can be found through library and archival research. As always, papers on any topic relating to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic fantasy in general, not just our theme, are welcome as well.

 

Gold in fantasy:

Worldwide Educators of African Descent: Lessons from International Teaching and Tests in the Field

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:22pm
Black Educators Abroad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.

20th Generative Art International Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:22pm
Argenia Ass & Generative Design Lab, Politecnico di Milano University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

GENERATIVE ART 2017
C A L L - F O R - P A P E R / P O S T E R / A R T W O R K S / P E R F O R M A N C E
GA2017 , the 20th Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: MAR, Museum of Art and Classense Library in Ravenna, Italy, the (12), 13, 14 and 15 of December 2017

Propose a Women's and Gender Studies Panel or Roundtable for NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

Be sure to propose a panel or roundtable session for NeMLA 2018, which will be held in Pittsburg April 12-15, 2018. The deadline for proposals has been extended to May 8, 2017. So you still have about a week to submit something. We are in particular need of Women and Gender Studies sessions -- so we hope that you consider creating a proposal for a session that will help to make sure that we secure a strong representation of women and gender studies sessions.

CFP: Oceanic Literatures and Cultures for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

While islands of the Pacific figure prominently in the Western imagination, literary and cultural productions of Oceania are generally elided in Humanities scholarship of the continental U.S. Since its inception in 2008, PAMLA's standing session on "Oceanic Literatures and Cultures" has featured papers on indigenous, settler, and touristic artists of the Pacific as well as mass/popular cultural phenomena in and about Hawai'i and other "insular" locales. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

CFP: Western American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on Western American Literature in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Film and History for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Kenneth C. Hough, University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session will explore the intersection of film studies and history. We are looking for papers that explore filmic depictions of historical events, including motion pictures and television forms. Papers that foreground discussions of the accuracy, truthfulness, and ethics of filmic depiction, issues of historiography, and questions of the history of film-making itself are welcome. Since this year's conference theme also addresses sight, visuality, and ways of seeing, papers submitted that combine historical philosophies of film with the ontology of vision are also very welcome.

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