Watermark 11 has extended the submission deadline to Monday, Feb. 20th, 2017! We advise all graduate students to participate in this great opportunity to have your work (seminar papers, critical essays, book reviews, etc.) reviewed by a blind, peer-review panel, as well as an opportunity to be published in an academic journal.
In line with the broader theme of LACK 2, “Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW,” this panel is interested in introducing the “postcolonial question” into the conference’s exploration of “the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.” Also hoping to restart dialogue between the now divorced fields of postcolonial studies and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the organizers of this panel are inviting papers addressing how postcolonial and psychoanalysis can come together to interrogate the politics of the global present.
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Ford and the Other’
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
September 7–9, 2017
Proposals are invited for an international conference on Ford Madox Ford and 'the other'.
The principle underlying Max Saunders’s magisterial biography on Ford is that of duality; of a man forever oscillating between differing versions of himself; between public and inner life; tradition and modernity; reality and authenticity. As Saunders reminds us, a writer’s life, according to Ford, is ‘a dual affair’; and this tenet seems relevant both as regards Ford’s life as a writer and his theoretical and literary writing. At the core of duality lies the idea that one is also always another.
The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,
University of Huddersfield, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA)
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)
‘What does marriage look like today?’ will be the crucial question in our upcoming issue on gender and marriage in the 21st century. Embedded in this are ethical and sociological deliberations on the values of contemporary forms of marriage and partnership in different cultures with ever faster-changing societies. What is the status of marriage in a world that faces demographic transitions, shifts in the composition of families, increasing divorce rates, secularisation on the one hand and religious conservatism on the other? In the discussion of such pressing questions we will cover a wide area of subjects ranging from marriage equality, arranged and forced marriages to domestic violence and plural marriages.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Spring 2017 issue, themed “The Sacrifice of Survival.” Submission deadline: May 15, 2017.
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
5th Annual Conference
October 27, 2017
Berkeley College, New York, NY
Hold Steady and Rock the Boat:
Stability and Transformation in the Twenty-First Century Classroom
Literary Texts as Raciolinguistic Projects?
The emerging field of "raciolinguistics" brings together linguistics, education, sociology, critical race theory, anthropology, and other fields, in an effort to jointly theorize race and language, "paying particular attention to how both social processes mediate and mutually constitue each other" (3). In what ways do literary texts facilitate, complicate, and negotiate the joint formation of racial and linguistic identity? What can literary studies glean from this new mode of inquiry? Please submit 300-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1 for consideration for a special sesssion at MLA 2018.
British Association of Holocaust Studies Fourth Annual Conference
University of Sheffield, July 25-27 2017
Call for Papers
A reminder that applications for the 2017 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research are due on March 1, 2017. Please see additional information below.
Call for Papers: International Conference, “Yoon Dong Ju: ‘A New Path’”
December 8-9, 2017
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.
The South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) aims to bring together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines during its 74th Annual Conference, October 5th – 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In an effort to reach this goal this year’s Technology in the Classroom panel welcomes you to submit a paper proposal by 4/1/17.
The topic for the Technology in the Classroom panel is open. We welcome papers, as well as practical or experience-based presentation proposals on the theory, pedagogy, or practical applications of technology in the classroom.
To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:
Jennifer Falcon at email@example.com
Special musicological issue on the topic “Music and Popularity”
One doesn't need to look hard to find someone declaring the "end of biography" generally, and in light of the various challenges posed by critical theory, perhaps literary biography is in an even more precarious position. Likewise, it seems clear that the academy generally devalues the efforts of life writers. This roundtable will consider the current state and future(s) of literary biography, in and out of the academy. Send 250 word abstract by March 15th.