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Curiosity and Desire in Fin-de-Siecle Art and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
International Walter Pater Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

This two-day conference, to be held on May 11-12, 2018 at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA), is jointly organized by the International Walter Pater Society and the Clark Library, world-renowned for its holdings of rare and manuscript materials from the period, notably Oscar Wilde, George Egerton, Alfred Douglas, Charles
Ricketts, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, and the fine presses of the fin de siècle. The conference will include workshops in which groups of scholars will carry on exploratory discussions that relate to the Clark’s extensive fin-de siècle collections.

 

We welcome proposals for either conference papers or workshop contributions.

 

Proposed ACLA'18 Seminar: Encounters with Archaeology at the Outposts of Empire

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In advance of her 125th birth anniversary, and in the shadow of the destruction of antiquities during the ongoing crisis in Syria and Iraq, Agatha Christie’s ‘forgotten’ Syrian memoir Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archeological Memoir was republished in 2015. In the memoir, Christie chronicles her experiences of participating in various archeological digs at Nimrud, Mosul and Palmyra, all sites which have been irreparably damaged in the intervening years.

NeMLA 2018 Panel CFP - Strong Female Characters: Subversive Femininity in Literature and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Are strong female characters necessarily subversive representations of femininity--historically and/or presently? Strong female characters often buck expectations and subvert patriarchal norms: they are super-powered, defiant, and resistant towards authority. Yet, even as the number of female-centered films increases (Wonder WomanGhostbustersMoanaRogue OneBeauty and the BeastGhost in the Shell, and Hidden Figures), the problem of unequal representation persists, and as apparent in some examples given, so does the problem of female characters adhering to cliches or damaging stereotypes.

Confusion

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:02pm
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School's graduate journal of religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

CFP: FALL 2017 EDITION OF GLOSSOLALIA

Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s peer-reviewed graduate journal, is pleased to announce its call for papers for inclusion in the Fall 2017 edition, on the theme of “Confusion.”

Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers,  Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Special Topics Chair for Book History and Textual Criticism welcomes proposals and panels covering the areas below:

 

• Composition, publication, and reception histories

• Bibliography

• Textual criticism

Call for Submissions:Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Terra Foundation for American Art, Département d'études anglophones - University of Strasbourg and the Centre for American Studies - University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

A two-day international conference funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, in conjunction with the Centre for American Studies at the University of Kent and the Départment d’Etudes Anglophones at the University of Strasbourg.

Dates: 18-19 May 2018

Venue: Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France

Organizers: Monica Manolescu (University of Strasbourg) and Will Norman (University of Kent)

Canadian Youth and Culture in Transnational Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 13, 2017

This Special Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is intended to extend discussion of transnationalism in ways that explore how young people in Canada enact, embody, extend, or resist transnationalism through their lives.

Los Angeles: Grounds for protest. Panel for the 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Eleri Watson, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

Los Angeles: Grounds for protest

 

For writers and artists such as David Hockney, Christopher Isherwood, John Rechy, Paul Monette and Gore Vidal, Los Angeles provided the literary backdrop for gay communion and protest. As part of the upcoming EBAAS conference in London in April 2018 (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/history/eventrecords/2017-18/EBAAS-...), we are recruiting papers for a panel session exploring how and why Los Angeles has represented such a crucial stage for dissent for homosexual writers over the course of the twentieth century.

 

ACLA: The Medium Aevum is the Message: Appropriation, Reinvention, and Reception of the Middle Ages in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Organizers: Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Katherine McLoone.

A panel at the annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference at UCLA: March 29 - April 1, 2018.
Sponsored by the Cal State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

From the Renaissance invention of the term medium aevum to modern colloquial usage of “medieval” as a pejorative, the era between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries has been a site of contention through which western culture defines both its fears and its ideals.

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Revue LISA/LISA e-journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The World of Trump / Trump and the World

Pierre Guerlain (Université Paris-Nanterre) et Raphaël Ricaud (Université
Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3)

Trumpland isn’t just hell for Muslims, Hispanics, women, and other
vulnerable populations; it is hell for anyone trying to make sense of what
is going on. It is a topsy-turvy world, a world turned upside down, a
world where absurdity reigns .

Andrew Levine

“Objects of Desire” – International Conference at Lille Catholic University, 24-26 May 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Lille Catholic University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

“Objects of Desire” – International Conference at Lille Catholic University, 24-26 May 2018

Call for Papers

Literature, religion and art began with objects of desire and have never abandoned the theme. From Helen of Troy and the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden via Novalis’s blue flower to the throne of Westeros, numerous examples spring immediately to mind, and if the ten commandments tell people not to covet anything that belongs to their neighbours, this surely implies that they are highly likely to do just that.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SWPACA (10/22/17; 2/7-10/18)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers – Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Trump Fiction (NeMLA; updated)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
49th annual NeMLA convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump was a public figure long before he became President of the United States, one who became familiar to American audiences through his appearances in a wide variety of media over a period of several decades.  While much has been made of Trump’s selling of himself to the American public in branded productions that identified him as their author or producer, ranging from books such as Trump:  The Art of the Deal to his reality-TV Apprentice franchise, less attention has been paid to the treatment of Trump in works of fiction produced by authors other than Trump.  This panel will examine the treatment of Trump and his fictional analogues in films, television programs, and literature, with an emphasis on works that took up the subj

Seeking Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts: 

In The Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe (Duke 2016)

Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare's Time, Jeffrey Masten (UPenn 2016)

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, edited by E. Patrick Johnson (Duke 2016)

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