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[REMINDER abstract due 5/29] CEA at SAMLA: Popular Culture (11/3-5)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

Talking Back: Voices from Appalachia

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meredith McCarroll
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seeking submissions for a collection of personal narratives that address and complicate Appalachian identities. Interested in voices that challenge and enrich simplistic valorizing or demonizing images of Appalachia. Contributors might range from scholars to poets to farmers to fiddlers—anyone who can add a voice to create a more full chorus—at times dissonant, at times harmonic.

Possible entry points:

CFP, NEMLA Spaces of Hope and Desperation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If we reflect on Vivian Sobchak’s premise of science fiction’s role of reconciling humans with the unknown along with cyborg spaces of Haraway, we can easily perceive that today one of speculative/science fiction’s roles is imagining what is happening and what may happen to help us come to terms with a dreaded present and unstable future. Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of nationalism and racism and an expanding precarity, it should not be a surprise to see the fast increase in the sales of Orwell’s 1984, re-makes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell or appearance of SF works where strangers, aliens, and others are rethought and replaced in our topological frameworks.

Essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Edited collection of essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.

Latinx Literature and Culture Session at PAMLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:10pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Call for Proposals

Latinx Literature and Culture Session at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association) Conference 2017

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu

http://pamla.org/2017

Iconic Images in Media

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:08pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Whether it is the photo of V-J Day in Times Square or the image of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi on a beach, certain images have the power to become iconic for a generation. Through inspiring shots of Humans of New York or devastating pictures from natural and man-made disasters around the world, digital imagery and visual iconography have permeated our culture and, through their viral nature on social media, have opened us to stories and truths we might not otherwise know.

St. Francis Writers' Conference for Undergraduate Students

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:02pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

from undergrads and AP English high school students

26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)

to be held at the

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

Saturday, November 18, 2017

featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist

Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for proposed papers or samples of creative writing

by May 31, 2017, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or

1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) or presentations no

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:45am
The Shakespeare Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory

The Shakespeare Association of Korea

International Conference

 

Date: Oct. 27-28, 2017

Place:  Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea

 

Authorial literary translation / La traduzione letteraria d’autore / La traduction littéraire d’auteur

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:19am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Authorial literary translation 

            The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.

The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.

Truth and Representation / Vérité et représentation

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:09pm
Australian Society for French Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2017

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 07/03/2017

Truth and Representation
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 
The Australian National University, 13-15 December 2017

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University 

UPDATED: Essays for Collection on Supergirl Television Series--Under Contract

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:06pm
Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

McFarland Publishers, an independent book publisher devoted to a wide variety of topics, including history, sports, and pop culture, will be releasing a collection of essays on the CW television series Supergirl. Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler will take on the role of editors.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:03pm
Emily Butler-Probst/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged. 

Muslims in America

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 11:41am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters.

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