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Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline for abstracts January 5, 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

29th Annual American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018

 

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott

(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult

literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially

interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which

Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott

participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference. Berlin, Germany July5-6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:23am
Ian McIntosh/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, and elsewhere, with the numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 5th Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of these often profound events.

The 5th World Humanities Forum 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:35am
World Humanities Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 Theme: The Human Image in a Changing World

The theme for the 5th World Humanities Forum is “The Human Image in a Changing World.” The very purpose of humanities research is to study humans, but the image of humans however, has gone through on-going changes not only throughout different time periods but also according to the various local situations. Therefore it is important that we primarily capture human images and then document the characteristics of the human images from past to present in various academic and ordinary lives.

Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:23am
UM Native Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 29, 2017

Submit an Abstract to the University of Manitoba's annual Native Studies Graduate Students Conference (March 9th, 10th): Rising Up

“Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies” will be an academic gathering that gives Graduate students the spotlight and allows them to present their work while connecting with other researchers. The conference is interdisciplinary, and attracts students and researchers who are working on a wide range of topics in the Indigenous/Native Studies field.

Charles Olson's Correspondence and the Emerging of the New American Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 4:58pm
Charles Olson Society - American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Charles Olson's Correspondence and the Emerging of the New American Poetry and Poetics
Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association
29th Annual Conference
May 24-27, 2018
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Charles Olson Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).

The Grimm Mouse: Violence in Post-9/11 Animated Disney Films

updated: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Christie Rinck and Heidi Tilley Kramer, University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

THE GRIMM MOUSE: VIOLENCE IN POST-9/11 ANIMATED DISNEY FILMS

 

In 2009, Hubka, Hovdestad and Tonmyr examined Disney animated films from 1937-2006 for "child endangerment," finding a total of 26 of the 42 (62%) main characters were maltreated at least once.  This trend continues in contemporary American G and PG rated animated features.

Not only are child characters in these films treated and portrayed poorly, 9/11 related themes have skyrocketed since 2001; these include issues of patriotism versus nationalism, the security state, and even torture scense.  For example, think of toddler Boo strapped into the torture chair ("scream extractor") in Monsters, Inc.

Travel Writing & Culture Studies | December Issue | Winter 2018

updated: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:16am
Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

 

Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures (ISSN 22789642 | E-ISSN 22789650)

 

This is a the call for submissions and guidelines for the journal section of Coldnoon. If you wish to write for the magazine, please follow the general guidelines of submissions here.

Coldnoon is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.

ANUVAD FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES 2017

updated: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:31am
The Northeast India Company
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

 

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 

ANUVAD ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Silchar, February 11-14.

 

The North East India Company (NEIC), a registered arts and humanities nonprofit collective based in Silchar, Assam invites applications for its first batch of annual residential programmes and for presentations at the second edition of the Anuvad Arts Festival, 2017. The residencies begin on 1st February, 2017 and will end on 14th February 2017 with the final day of the festival.

A Modern Day Salon de Refusés: Reconnecting with the Rejected

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:29pm
Arizona State University's Council for Graduate Art Historians
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Council of Graduate Art Historians at Arizona State University is pleased to announce “A Modern Day Salon de Refusés, Reconnecting with the Rejected”, their 12th annual graduate student research symposium.  This year, the symposium will again be held on Saturday March 24th, at the Phoenix Art Museum, where we will be exploring undervalued works of art and their importance throughout history.

 

Beyond Hollywood: Independent, International, and DIY Productions

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:29pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

The Projector is developing a special issue on film and media productions created by and for individuals and constituencies interested in something other than standard Hollywood fare.  The issue is for research that illuminates the cultural, historical, aesthetic, or material dimensions of productions that contribute to the remarkable but far less visible traditions of independent, international, or DIY film and media – traditions that give voice to people consistently left out of Hollywood’s long history of insular, hegemonic, and formulaic representations.  

Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:28pm
Early Modern Colloquium, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan

invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference,

"Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture,”

at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 16-17, 2018

 

with keynote lectures by:

 

Carla Della Gatta (USC) and

Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt)

 

and panel responses from the medieval

and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan.

 

CFP for Special Issue of Journal of Narrative Theory: "Refugee Literatures: Migration, Crisis, and the Humanities"

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:28pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions exploring the life and work of refugees as they engage the humanities today. Just as the mid-twentieth century refugee crisis shaped the emergence and development of aesthetic and theoretical movements around World War II, the mass movement of displaced peoples today stems from a convergence of forces concomitantly reshaping art and humanistic thought, from economic globalization to climate change, neoliberalism, neoimperialism, resurgent nationalisms, violence against black, latinx, Muslim, and queer peoples, and the waning securities of sovereignty and citizenship.

CREATION AND DESTRUCTION: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:28pm
Duke University MA Program in Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought 
Duke University                                                 February 23–24, 2018 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh

Beckett in International Culture and Politics

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:28pm
Samuel Beckett Today/ Aujourd'hui
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui solicits proposals for articles in French or English on Beckett’s global and political reach. More than the question of Beckett’s international influence, we ask scholars to consider how Beckett’s work provides aesthetic models for artists seeking to address political conflict, to break the straightjacket of imposed artistic forms, or to represent forms of human violence. Does Beckett’s work help or hinder artists in formulating a political aesthetic or navigating specific political demands and situations? Does Beckett’s work inform conceptions of committed art?

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