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CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2017--Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:16pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2017 National Conference

San Diego, CA

April 12-15, 2017

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016

The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:38pm
NANO: New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.

 

Form in the Anthropocene: The Politics of Representation Without Us - ACCUTE 2017

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:17am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences

27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario

 

Form in the Anthropocene: The Politics of Representation Without Us

Taking Drugs Literally — Troping the Human and Turning a Phrase

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:08am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A satirical post on a bulletin board in a hallway of a university arts building condemns the literary genius — citing Shakespeare, Coleridge, Yeats, Baudelaire, Poe, Hemingway, the Beats, and others — for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, proposing that we take anti-doping measures to cull the canon of those who would cheat at their craft.  Jesting aside, however, such satire points not only toward the near-ubiquity of psychotropic plant use to the literary imagination, but also to the cultural expectation placed upon the artist to trope, to turn the mind as well as the word.

SPECIAL ISSUE 2018: Investigating Second Language Speech

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:08am
Ilha do Desterro Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS - Ilha do Desterro Journal

 

SPECIAL ISSUE 2018: Investigating Second Language Speech

Guest Editors:

Rosane Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Walcir Cardoso, Concordia University

Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus University

Donesca Puntel Xhafaj, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

 

Text and Performance: Writing the Real

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

When James Joyce was composing Finnegan’s Wake with Samuel Beckett as a scribe, someone knocked on the door. Joyce responded, “Come in?” When he realized he had mistakenly written this down, Beckett asked Joyce how far back to cross out. Joyce—so the story goes—decided to leave it in the novel, delighted at the way his life had blended with his work. How can we understand the dynamic relationship between art and life? When does the depiction of life become life itself? We propose a panel to investigate performance, specifically, as a liminal space between art and life, or between text and action, that offers the opportunity to explore the possibilities of the real and the unreal, of assumption and disruption, of subject and object.

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, Ca, March 31-April 2, 2017.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

“It’s come too late for me”: War, Peace, and Commemoration, 1914-Present

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
A. Irene Mangoutas / ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain reflects that the Armistice has “come too late”: “[the people] did not cry jubilantly: ‘We’ve won the War!’ They only said: ‘The War is over’” (421-2). This panel addresses practices of memory and commemoration, particularly relating to the fraught relationship(s) between war and peace, and the ways in which, as Madelyn Detloff reminds us, we exist in a “‘patched’ present troubled by modernist constellations of personal trauma, militarized violence, and ‘imperial loss’” (Modernism 10).

Canadian Literature and the Price of “Progress”

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A member-organized panel of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Ryerson University, Toronto

27-30 May 2017

 

War, Trauma, and Healing

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English / Christianity and Literature Study Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Jointly-sponsored panel

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
Christianity and Literature Study Group

 

Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

May 27-June 2 2017

 

War, Trauma, and Healing

 

Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners (4/1/2017)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 24, 2016

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fifth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The conference theme is “Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners.”

 

International Yeats Studies, 2nd issue

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
International Yeats Studies, general editor: Lauren Arrington
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

International Yeats Studies welcomes articles on any aspect of Yeats’s life and work.  We also invite reviews and perspectives from the field.  Submissions are double peer-reviewed, with at least one reviewer from the IYS editorial board.

Dissertation prize (medieval)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
Canadian Society of Medievalists
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize

The competition for The 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies is currently open. This prize will be awarded to an outstanding dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada. Entries are adjudicated by the Dissertation Prize Committee, a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM). The prize consists of a cash award as well as a membership in the CSM for three years. Members automatically receive copies of the journal Florilegium and the CSM's newsletter “Scrinium.”

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