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IRSCL Congress 2017 - Intersections of Children's Literature & Childhood Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

                                                                          CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)


Congress 2017
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be hosted by the Children’s Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Congress Co-Convenors
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming

Congress Dates
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Language of the Unheard": Riot on the American Cultural Stage

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Susan Gilmore, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Seeking proposals for a special session at the 2017 NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26.  How does a riot speak? How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change? How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them? Presentations welcome on riot in literary and theatrical works, such as poems and plays by Anna Deavere Smith, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Luis Valdez, as well as work in other contemporary media and social spheres. Papers on the literature and voices of the Stonewall Riots and papers with an emphasis on urban, cultural, ethnic, and Queer studies approaches and cross-cultural approaches to the phenomenon of the riot are also welcome.

Stardom in Contemporary Bollywood

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:59am
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Popular Hindi films stars are a vast but still largely untapped area of academic interest. Within film studies, a number of articles and book chapters have probed the significance of stars as compelling personas, industry assets and bellwethers of larger social trends. As yet, though, there is no volume or collection that brings together a set of reflections on stars and stardom in one forum. This edited volume fills this gap with a sustained and diverse consideration of the phenomenon of stardom in contemporary Bollywood.

 

Labor, Leisure, and the Anthropocene: ASLE, Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:59am
ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seeking conference paper proposals for ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment.   

The Anthropocene has developed largely because of our cultures of work and our work machines. This fact calls for a reevaluation of work. How might this effort proceed? How should we reimagine labor and leisure in light of climate change? What does the news of the Anthropocene teach us about ideologies of labor and leisure? What does the naming technology of “the Anthropocene” make possible? What does it suppress or disable?   

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 7, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:48pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance Seminar

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:44am
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2016

Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage
27 – 30 July 2017, University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland

Is There A Working Class In This Literature Class?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 2:43pm
Dan Bender/neMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcome.  The purpose of this roundtable is  first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to  propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing  working class subjectivity within a traditional literary canon?  This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.

Contemporary Adventure Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:06am
Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet/University of Lausanne
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Contemporary Adventure Narrative – Call for Papers to be Included in a Panel at the 2017 International Conference on Narrative

 

Joyce’s Fiction and the New Rise of the Novel: The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:06am
The James Joyce Italia Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2016

Joyce’s Fiction and the New Rise of the Novel:

 

The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

 

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2016

 

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 135th birthday.

 

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