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An invitation to submit book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary periodical designed to comparatively explore literary, artistic and cultural issues, is seeking book reviewers to write essays about the publications it receives.

We also kindly invite publishers to send their publications of interest to the PLSJ office at Farideh Pourgiv, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Linguistics, Eram Campus, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Players and Playing in Eighteenth-Century Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

This panel will consider papers that explore “players and playing,” broadly interpreted, in drama of the long eighteenth century. Possible topics include games, gambling, and other forms of play; actors, acting styles, and staging; and representations of drama and the theater. Submit abstracts to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu.

This year's conference will be held February 23-24 in Oxford, MS. For more information, visit the website at http://scsecs.net/scsecs/2018/2018cfp.html.

Southeastern Theatre Conference Young Scholars Award

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Southeastern Theatre Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

Southeastern Theatre Conference

History/Theory/Criticism/Literature Committee

Call for Papers for 2018 Young Scholars Award

About the Award:

Call for Abstracts for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF INEQUALITY, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Kimberly Drake, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Kimberly Drake, the editor of the proposed book Critical Insights: Literature of Inequality, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO), seeks contributions on literature, music, and film/television dealing with inequality and social injustice.

Working Mothers Medieval/Modern (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

CFP: Working Mothers Medieval/Modern (A Roundtable)

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Sponsored Session

53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2018

Women, Madness, and Badness in Contemporary American Literature and Visual Arts

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Where does one draw the line between madness and badness when it comes to women’s misbehavior? In some cases, a woman who defies social convention is considered bad, exhibiting a kind of failed femininity. In others, her actions are, in fact, so bad that she must be mad to have committed them. This panel seeks to unpack the concepts of madness and badness in contemporary American literature and visual arts to determine when these terms are worth resisting, and when they might be worth embracing.

EXILE SURVIVAL DISSENT

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

 On Miracle Ground XX

          The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a July 2018 conference in downtown Chicago. In a year marking the centenary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Durrell’s satirical dystopia Tunc, ILDS welcomes papers reflecting on modernist and postmodern writers or artists who challenged the political and cultural ideologies of their time and place. Interrogating conceptions of exile, survival, and dissent, we will explore how the work of these past intellectual dissidents has shaped our critiques of twenty-first century society.

S. T. Coleridge's Biographia Literaria: 200th Anniversary

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
The Anachronist
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The New Series of The Anachronist

invites academic papers for its 2017 issue (to be published in 2018),

celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of

 

S. T. Coleridge’s

Biographia Literaria

 

15th Annual HCA Spring Academy Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:24pm
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 15th Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg, Germany, 19-23 March, 2018

/Call for Papers/

The fifteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion will be held from March 19-23, 2018. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.

Special issue on Adaptations and History

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:19pm
Adaptation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Submissions are invited for a special issue of Adaptation; ‘Adaptations and History’.

These might include:

The Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Contemporary Women's Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

The prize is open to anyone currently registered for a PhD, or anyone who has completed one within three years of the submission deadline. The winner will receive:

Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Please consider submitting proposals for the 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies panel on "Theatre, Performance, and Slavery." This panel is sponsored by the ASECS Performance Studies Caucus; we are interested in work by scholars from a variety of national-linguistic traditions (French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch), as well as comparatists. ASECS 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida, from March 22-25; deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15.

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CFP: Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

 

The Subject of Women in Proust (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 49th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Subject of Women in Proust

 

On first reading, Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization. Moreover, most critical discussions of women in Proust compartmentalize female characters either as “Madonnas” (Marcel’s mother and grandmother) or “whores” (Odette, Gilberte, Albertine, Léa, Rachel). But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.

Vol 7, No 1 (2018): "Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vol 7, No 1 (2018): “Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene”

“Progress means: humanity emerges from its spellbound state no longer under the spell of progress as well, itself nature, by becoming aware of its own indigenousness to nature and by halting the mastery over nature through which nature continues its mastery.” — Theodor Adorno, “Progress” (p. 62)

“This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it.” — Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology (p. 1)

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Irmengard Rauch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 2018

The Faculty Club

University of California, Berkeley

 

Invited Speakers:

Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham

Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

John McWhorter, Columbia University

Theo Vennemann, University of Munich

 

Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse approaches, synchrony and/or diachrony, historical and/or contemporary language are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a twenty minute paper by January 31, 2018  to the conference organizer:

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