Mobilizing Self-Indifference: "The agitation is only on the surface. Underneath I’m indifferent"
This session invites considerations of the politics and affect of self-indifference in literary studies. Papers can address aggravations, radicalism, resistance, privilege, exceptionalism, and/or implement any theoretical lens. Please submit abstracts of 300 words.
Deadline for submissions: FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2019
Celiese Lypka, U of Calgary (firstname.lastname@example.org )
International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
“In Pursuit of Quality in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead”
JULY 18-19, 2019
Seeking paper abstracts for the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020.
Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Talking Back to the Dead: Neo-Victorian Gothic” at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020.
Three-day, international conference on Harold Pinter
Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds
Thursday 19th (15:00) – Saturday 21st September 2019 (17:00)
Papers for this session may focus on any aspect of Walker Percy’s life and works, either fiction or non-fiction. Especially welcome are topics relevant to the South Atlantic Modern Longauge Association's 2019 conference theme: “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.” For Percy, the human capacity for language and for naming gives us our identity and is only possible through relationships of intersubjectivity. Percy wrote extensively on language, creating his “radical anthropology” based on his unique semiotic, with these themes pervasive in his novels. For more information about conference theme, see: https://samla.memberclicks.net/
An academic tribute to The Beatles
Lisbon, 16-18 April 2020
FCSH NOVA, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Campolide
Current debates about digital technology are caught in a death spiral of gloom, doom and anxiety. After a long period of optimism that accompanied the explosion of social media and assumptions of their democratic potential, today’s discourse is dominated by fear. Fear about the unchecked power of digital monopolies like Facebook, Google and Amazon; about the (ab)use of social media by far right political movements; about the psychopathologies, risks and trade-offs associated with constant and unyielding connectivity; fears about the radical surveillance enabled by the digital.
University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of literature and sensory perception. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? What kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch?
The style of critical essays on the arts
CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW
The International Interdisciplinary Conference:
CHANGES IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEXT OF THE SPECIFICITY OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
4th-6th of December 2019 Wrocław (Poland)
Call for Papers
CALLS FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE—APRIL 5, 2019
The Canadian Association for American Studies will hold a symposium-style event at Concordia University in Montreal, from 25-27 October, 2019. The event will be an opportunity for both new and established scholars of American Studies to share new work, discuss the status of American Studies, and contribute to the future development of CAAS. All scholars are welcome.
The special issue emerges from the interdisciplinary research project Disability before disability (Icel. Fötlun fyrir tíma fötlunar) situated at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Iceland, initiated in 2017, and supported by the Icelandic Research fund (Icel. Rannsóknasjóður) Grant of Excellence No 173655-05.
25th AISNA Biennial Conference
University of Catania, Ragusa, September 26-28, 2019
Keynote speakers: prof. José David Saldívar (Stanford University)
prof. Ira Dworkin (Texas A&M University)
Call for Panels
Margaret Fuller's Ecologies
This panel seeks contributions that explore ecology, environment, and the natural world in relation to any aspect of Margaret Fuller’s writings. We also welcome proposals that approach Fuller along with other writers, and we encourage international perspectives.
Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): Fuller as ecotheoristEcofeminismEcopoetryEnviromental justiceSoundscapesAnimal studiesIndigeneityPosthumanismTeaching ecology with FullerBeing human with nature
11-12 October 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries:Contemporary British and American Literature The research group “Rewriting War: The Paradigms of Contemporary War Fiction in English” is pleased to announce its first conference, “Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Contemporary British and American Literature”, to be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from Thursday 02 April to Friday 03 April 2020. The major wars and conflicts of recent times (the two world wars, the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil war, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Falkland Islands War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, among others) have affected the lives and writings o
English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.
With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.
So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:
Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts
“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Organized bySophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne) andAnne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Institut Universitaire de France, Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)
14-16 May 2020
Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA)
Gothic Ecologies in British Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 2/2020)
Ever since the discussion about the name and nature of the European People’s Party in the 1970s, Christian Democratic parties in Europe positioned themselves in an alliance with conservative people’s parties. Corruption scandals, monetary crises, fear for loss of (national) identity and especially concerns about immigration, globalization, and internal security increasingly caused voters to drift away from their traditional parties and from Europe. New political formations at the left and the right, including populist ones, competed for these votes. While some historians asserted that Christian Democratic parties have successfully resisted the populist trend to scale down tolerance, recent observers are not so sure anymore.
This edited volume of Lexington Books (an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.) invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Minority Women and Western Media: Challenging Representations and Articulating New Voices”. The edited volume will join the Communicating Gender book series published by Lexington Books.
CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM
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 fourteenth year of issues.
We are particularly interested in articles that address the process of radicalization in relation to terrorism and radical violence in historical context.
VASILE ALECSANDRI UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF LETTERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERSTUDIA academic journal
THE CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY IN THE POST-TRUTH AGE
JAAAS General Call for Submissions
The Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (JAAAS) is a peer-reviewed gold open access journal.
Locations and Dislocations: Places and Spaces in Contemporary Women’s Writing
International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference
3-5 July 2019, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Call for Papers DEADLINE MARCH 18
Find the CfA online here: https://www.on-culture.org/submission/cfa-issue8/
This issue of On_Culture aims to explore the concept of distribution across disciplines, opening the scope from media studies and global history to the study of culture at large. By combining it with broader issues such as agency, digitality, or knowledge production, the issue will seek to capture distribution in its multiplicity of (political) implications, contexts, infrastructures, and applications.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag
2019 Annual Conference
Queen’s University Belfast
14-16 June 2019
Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers (in English or Irish) on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland, including its history, literature, language, and culture. There is no specific conference theme, but proposals for papers and panels addressing the following topics will be particularly welcome:
Language is a crucial aspect of the Francophone world, on the threshold between French and Creole, or other indigenous languages. The decision to write in a certain language can be simply dictated by the author’s feelings, or it can become a true political statement. As well, choosing one does not always mean that the other will remain silent: whether such process is carefully crafted, or on the contrary happens on a subconscious level, languages influence one another, and such influx tend to surface in poems, novels, songs, and other forms of expression.