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On the Period Formerly Known as the Program Era (NeMLA 2018)

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In The Program Era and “On The Period Formerly Known as Contemporary,” Mark McGurl and Amy Hungerford have offered compelling narratives for periodizing and framing the post-45 literary field. But despite Hungerford’s acknowledgment that global watershed events are difficult to perceive, it it simultaneously difficult not to think that, in the past two years, “everything has changed.” In fact, as cataloged by the Post45 group, over ¾ of the proposals for the recent Princeton conference “The Contemporary” involved “post-” as a concept. If these shifts are real, then an important new question emerges: In what ways has the post-2016 moment changed, revised, or even departed from these previously guiding understandings of post-45?

Call for Chapters: Posthuman Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:37am
Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

I am currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh.  As classics from the “golden age” of children’s literature, Milne’s Pooh stories have received considerable attention from critics and fans over the years; however, less critical attention has been devoted to the continuing relevance of the Pooh phenomenon in contemporary children’s culture.  As recent critics have discussed, the Pooh stories are complex and multifaceted, written in many different modes and employing a vast array of different narrative styles and techniques; they have also undergone transformation and adaptation into a plethora of related cultural artefacts. 

Sexy Beast: Amorous Monsters, Incest, and Bestiality in Medieval Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:48pm
A Call for Papers for the 49th NeMLA Annual Conference, April 12th-15th, Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sexy Beast: Amorous Monsters, Incest, and Bestiality in Medieval Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Literature, a panel featured at the 49th NeMLA Annual Conference, April 12th-15th, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA.

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI, Sept. 21-23 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

 

September 21-23, 2017

 

Keynote Address

 

Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University

 

Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle

 

 

Land and Language in Layamon’s Brut

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:13pm
International Layamon's Brut Society/Kalamazoo 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The International Layamon's Brut Society is accepting proposals for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2018, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.  

Land and Language in Layamon’s Brut

CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol.III, Issue 1, January 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:09pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Call for Papers

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455 6465)

Vol. III, Issue 1, January 2018

 

NeMLA 2018 - “Being in Love and Being Loved: Woman in Latin American Literature”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:28pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.                

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16643

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16643  

 

 

NeMLA 2018 - “Reasoning Voices: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:27pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16642

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16642

 

NeMLA Panel_"Culture, Imperialism, Capital: Said and Marx against the Grain"

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1993, Edward Said published—to great acclaim and critical discussion—what would come to be considered a signal achievement: Culture and Imperialism. Twenty-five years onward, Said’s text remains central to literary work from postcolonial studies to the Victorian novel, the New Historicism to World literature. Its endurance, it would seem, lay in its breadth: the magnitude of Said’s intervention, its power of synthesis, its inventive critical modes.

Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

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Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:49pm
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

Essay Collection: Deathbed Scenes in Irish Writing

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:48pm
Janes Silas Rogers (Universty of St Thomas)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

CFP:  Book chapters -- Collection of essays on deathbed scenes in Irish and Irish diasporic literature

New Voices 2017-18: Art and Movement

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:48pm
Association for Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2017

Association for Art History
New Voices 2017-18: Art and Movement

University of Birmingham
11 January 2018

Keynote speaker: Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Reminder: CFP Aug 1 Deadline, SFS Special Issue: Frankenstein at 200

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.

Reimagining Ecologies of Time/Place in Postcolonial Fiction (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Postcolonialism and ecocriticism have often been at odds with one another for the main reason that postcoloniality typically concerns itself with issues of displacement and diaspora, while ecocritical practice attends to a very specific ethics of place. However, as critics such as David Mazel argue, there exists an ability to interpret the land through the lens of a “poststructuralist ecocriticism” that encompasses “a way of reading environmental literature and canonical landscapes that attends concurrently to the discursive construction of both…environment and subjectivity,” creating an “analysis of the environment as a powerful site for naturalizing constructs of race, class, nationality, and gender” (American Literary Environmentalism, xxi).

Moderating: CFP: Psychedelics and Radicalism - Deadline 15 January 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues. 

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