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DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
La Ceiba
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies is now accepting submissions for its spring 2018 special issue, themed “DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S.” From the White House and State Capitols to city councils, immigration policies are currently intensely debated and contested, resulting in a myriad of changes in federal, state, and municipal laws.

MLA 2019 - Humour in Literature from Africa and the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Adwoa Opoku-Agyemang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This panel will discuss the place of humour and laughter in African literatures and literatures from the African diaspora. What are the various ways in which humour manifests itself, and to what end? Diverse methodological approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-word proposal and a short bio. 

“Bad Boys” and Girls in Sports: an edited collection of scholarly analyses

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Book publication
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

At their most basic level, sporting events are about numbers: wins and losses, percentages and points, shots and saves, clocks and countdowns. However, when it comes to sports narratives—the expert commentary before, during and after, the athlete interviews and press conferences, the fan debates around a television or in online forums, etc.—the stories quickly leave the realm of analytics and enter into mythos. The narratives we tell make sports so compelling. We shape athletes into heroes or scapegoats, Davids or Goliaths. We mold the sporting event into a comeback tale or a fall from grace. In other words, we make sports dramatic.

 

REMINDER MLA 2019: Bion and the humanities

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 8:05am
Emilia Halton-Hernandez-University of Sussex, Valerio Amoretti-Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

We are seeking 20 minute papers exploring the work of psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion and its relevance to literary studies and the humanities for the special session panel "Bion and the humanities" at the 2019 MLA in Chicago.

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a brief bio by March 15th 2018 to Valerio Amoretti (valerio.amoretti@columbia.edu) and Emilia Halton-Hernandez (e.halton-hernandez@sussex.ac.uk).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:59am
Ivy Roberts, Virginia Commonwealth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

UPDATE: Seeking critical essays on early 20th-century SF

 

Call for papers: Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age

This anthology of proto-SF seeks critical essays that situate stories in their cultural and historical contexts.

In particular, we are looking for responses to early 20th century “pulp” SF (written before 1923), including but not limited to:

Digital Identities **EXTENDED DEADLINE**

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:51am
New Perspective in the Digital Humanities, Kings College London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Conceptions of identity, community, and space are given a new dimension in the digital age. Particularly since the mid 20th century, there has been a significant interest in the myriad ways that human identity is developed and expressed through technology. Researchers have adopted new tools and adapted old ones in order to account for the ways in which the digital serves to inform, organize, record, and explain both individual and communal identity. It is this flexibility to both adopt new tools and critically interrogate them that is at the center of digital humanities.

 

2018 Science Fictions, Popular Cultures Call for Presentations

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:22am
SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES CONFERENCE @HAWAIICON
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES
devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-genre, and cross-media scholarship

SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES is a scholarly, academic conference which runs in conjunction with HawaiiCon (September 13-16, 2018) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i.

Extended Deadline for "Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future" (June 20-24, 2018)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:21am
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"

June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

 Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.

All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:08am
Ileana Baird / Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.

William Morris and Trans-Atlantic Radicalism (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:54am
William Morris Society in the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following guaranteed session for the 2019 MLA Convention:

Labor unrest and repression in late nineteenth-century Chicago, Paris, and London helped forge internationalist ties that laid the basis for the Second International. William Morris, Walter Crane, and their acolytes were very much a part of this trans-Atlantic radical political, literary, and artistic exchange of ideas. This panel explores the dynamics and consequences of their efforts, doing so in a way that more fully elucidates Morris’s trans-Atlantic influence on socialism’s rise in the West.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:33am
University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age”

9-11 July 2018

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 16 MARCH 2018

 

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: May 1, 2018)

I welcome chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

--Rachel as a national and international celebrity

"Apocalypse: Performance and End Times"

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA Drama and Performance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

"Apocalypse: Performance and End Times"

 

"Aging and Theatre/Performance"

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA Darama and Performance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

"Aging and Theatre/Performance"

 

The Limits of Form: On Literary Content

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA 2019: Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What exactly is the content of a literary text, and how does it affect the experience of reading?  How should critics approach a text's overt elements and ideas?  A lengthy and currently influential tradition of thought has emphasized literary form in a variety of creative ways, but very little has been done to explain how critics should think about content.  This panel will bring together six scholars, who will each briefly (in 8 to 10 minutes) offer a definition of literary content and an example from a particular text.  Please submit an abstract for such a paper, along with a one-page CV, to pfessenbecker at gmail.com by March 15.

Note: this is a non-guaranteed special session, and requires MLA approval.  

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:08pm
SFSU Comparative and World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Spring 2018

The SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) is accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 edition of the literary journal Portals.

In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:

  • Papers comparing at least two authors or texts (print/media)

  • Interdisciplinary research within the arts (philosophy, cinema studies, etc.) and sciences

DEADLINE EXTENDED EDITED VOLUME Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:35pm
LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

contact email:

lacieraec@unr.edu

 

A man can’t die where there is no earth

because there will be no place

to bury him. His body is the sky

and understands the language of birds.

 

-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.

 

CFP for an edited collection on Eliza Rachel Felix

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:19am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: May 1, 2018)

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

I welcome chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

Media Journey Symposium 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:17am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Media Journeys 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

Symposium at the University of East Anglia

 24th May 2018

 

Call For Papers: Paper Proposal Deadline: 9th March 2018 (Extended deadline)

 

TIMEFRAMES

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 2, 2018

                                                                                           TIMEFRAMES: Southland Graduate Student Conference

UCLA Department of English  June 8-9, 2018  Los Angeles, California

Sponsored by the UCLA Friends of English

Keynote Speakers: Professor Ursula Heise, Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies, Department of English, UCLA, and Affiliate Faculty, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; second speaker TBD

 

The Specialness of Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:19am
Frontiers of Narrative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

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

 

MLA 2019 Special Session: Service Learning & Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Scott Zukowski, Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

As more institutions turn outward to offer unique learning experiences for students, how do we create literature-based service-learning projects that are engaging and impactful?

Looking for presentations on successful service-learning projects that will be completed or in-progress by Fall 2018. 

Faculty-student co-presentations are especially welcome. 

Email CV & 200 word abstract by 25 March 2018.

 

Futures of Feminist Science Studies, Women's Studies Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Call for Papers, Women's Studies Special Issue: "Futures of Feminist Science Studies"

 

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: "Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture" and "Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom."

 

The State of American Literature in the Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:10am
Adam Meehan / Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Session panel for 2019 MLA Convention (Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019):

How has the Trump Era (re)shaped the ways we read/teach American literature? How has it affected American literary production?

Send 250-word abstract and brief bio/CV by 15 March 2018 to Adam Meehan (ameehan@palomar.edu).

MLA 2019 Conference “Ecopoetics and the Animal”

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:07am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Call for Abstracts

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:05am
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

 

 

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality

General Call for Abstracts and Papers

Volume 1 Issue 2, Summer 2018

 

Authors are welcome to submit articles or abstracts for the general issues of PRS at any time.

 

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