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Late Summer Lecture Series 2017 CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 7th annual Late Summer Lecture Series CFP. We invite postgraduates and early career researchers to submit abstracts for consideration. The Series gives researchers an opportunity to present their work as an accessible public lecture - open to academic and non-academic audiences alike.

This year’s theme is Change and proposals are welcomed on any focus relating to this topic. We invite proposals from any area of literature including those with an interdisciplinary approach. Proposals linked to County Durham and the North East are particularly encouraged. Lectures from the previous series have included:

Extension: 64th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

CFP Extended Deadline: April 23, 2017

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.

Penny Dreadful; Gothic Reimagining and Neo-Victorianism in Modern Television

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:20pm
J. Greenaway/ S. Reid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.

 

Performativity of Satire as Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.

Call for Chapters: The Casino Games and Classic Card Games Reader

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:17pm
Bloomsbury Academic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 17, 2017

We are soliciting chapter proposals for a volume tentatively entitled The Casino Games and Classic Card Games Reader: Communities, Cultures, and Play. This volume would be the first in a new series under consideration at Bloomsbury Academic entitled Play Beyond the Computer.


Series Description

Classics & Children's Literature Working Group: A Call for Participants

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
Pegasus: The Reception of Greek & Roman Antiquity in Children's & YA Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Are you interested in writing an article or essay about any aspect of the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in children’s literature, sharing your ideas, learning about other people’s work, and giving and receiving suggestions as you write?

Members of the Pegasus working group will exchange ideas and drafts electronically between June 2017 and April 2018, and each participant’s piece will ultimately be posted and archived on the Pegasus website (pegasus-reception.com).

Digital Resistance, October 19-21, 2017, Johns Hopkins U Campus, Baltimore

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CFP: Digital Resistance

2017 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 19-21

Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus

Baltimore, Maryland

With participation from Project MUSE

 

Bodies of Virtue: Asian Perspectives on Ethics and Somaesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:03am
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

Call for Papers

 “Bodies of Virtue: Asian Perspectives on Ethics and Somaesthetics”

 November 9-10, 2017

 The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, November 9-10, 2017 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:29am
American Literature Association Symposium, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media

updated: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:47am
Melanie A. Marotta, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I am seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. An academic publisher has expressed interest.

Unfortunately, one of my contributors has pulled out of the project. As a result, I am seeking an additional essay. While I am looking for an essay, I am happy to accept more if they contain examinations of previously unaddressed areas of study.

Call for Special Issue Proposals

updated: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 6:25am
Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Call for Special Issue Proposals

 

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

 

Transnational narrative

Postcolonial narrative

Fictional and factual narrative

Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

Classical narratology revisited

 

Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance

updated: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:29pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance

“And there is pause, a breathspace in the strife;/A spirit brave has passed beyond the mists/And vapors that obscure the sun of life./And
Ethiopia, with bosom torn,/Laments the passing of her noblest born.”

7th International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:18am
University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The University of Bucharest, Romania, is pleased to host the Seventh International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Bucharest from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th June 2017. The main conference venue will be the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest. Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work!

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