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William Dean Howells Society - ALA 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:15am
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. 

1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn 

Book Chapters on Halide Edib Adivar's Serialized Novels

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:04am
Iclal Vanwesenbeeck
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018

Call for Book Chapters:

A critical edition of Halide Edib Adivar's serialized novels (1910-1961) in English translation is currently under consideration for publication. I am soliciting book chapters on:

-Halide Edib and women's literature

-Women, media, and the Turkish novel in twentieth-century Turkey

-Film adaptations and/or book illustrations of Halide Edib's novels

Please send inquiries, 500-word proposals and biographical information to

Iclal Vanwesenbeeck at vanwesen@fredonia.edu

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Hong Kong Studies—Call for Papers (Issue 4)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 4 (Fall 2019) Call for Papers—General Research Articles The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting general research articles on Hong Kong for Issue 4 (scheduled for publication in Fall 2019). We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs.Research articles in English should be no longer than 6,000 words (including footnotes but excluding references).

EXTENDED DEADLINE: SCSECS 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

The paper submission deadline for SCSECS 2019 has been extended to Friday, December 14. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu

Dos Passos Today: Roundtable at the American Literature Association (Boston, MA: May 23-26, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conservation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”

The Matter of the Elgin Marbles: Romantic Materiality

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:59am
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR Conference 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)

 

The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.

 

RELIGIONS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:58am
Religions (Special Issue)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This special issue, “Religions in African American Popular Culture,” will focus on the intersection of religions and African American popular culture and provide a snapshot of the current relationship of African American popular culture to religions. African American popular culture is defined here asthose aspects of culture largely created and produced by peoples of Africana descent in the United States of America that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through artifacts (e.g., icons and personas) and practices (e.g., arts and rituals). The artifacts of African American popular culture are inclusive of but not limited to objects and material culture, heroes, celebrities, stars, and stereotypes.

[One-Day Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant. They can also, in both their physical and figurative senses, change over time, beset by vagaries, be they sociological, geographical, political, moral or even psychological..These changes can be existential—neighbourhoods come and go, they die out or are subsumed into larger ones, or are supplanted by newer geographical collectivities.

City Scenes, Urban Spaces, and the Civic Mind

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

The 44th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies theme is "The Eighteenth Century in Perspective." The meeting will take place February 21-23, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. The full conference announcement is available at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2019/2019cfp.html.

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture conference (Dublin, 29th and 30th March 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:40am
The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (https://issclblog.wordpress.com)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture 

The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature biennial conference

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019

Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9, Ireland 

Keynote address: Professor Kimberley Reynolds 

CFP: PLAY Conference (Texas Tech University, April 13, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:40am
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

“PLAY” Conference
Texas Tech University
April 13, 2019
 

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) is happy to announce a call for papers for our second Annual Conference in the Humanities, to be held in Lubbock on April 13, 2019.  The conference topic each year aligns with the Center's annual theme, which for 2018-2019 is "PLAY.” We are interested in the interdisciplinary study of play in myriad forms and in any of the following categories: art, culture, literature, music, dance, games, sports, politics, technology, and education. This list is open-ended and, in the spirit ofplay, we are open to proposals that catch us by intellectual surprise.

A Methodology for the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:39am
ASLE at the ALA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) at

the American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019

Boston, MA

 

Close Reading Close Reading: A Methodology for the Anthropocene?

Divisions/Revisions of Labor: Tufts University Women's Center Symposium on Gender and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:39am
Tufts University Women's Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

What counts as labor, and who gets to decide? For the 8th Annual Tufts University Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, we will explore how questions of identity shape our ideas about labor. What kinds of work are men, women, and trans or nonbinary people expected to perform, and for whom? How do various identities and positionalities—like gender, race, class, and sexuality—inform the work we do? And what does it mean to resist gendered, raced, classed, or otherwise invisible labor? How can we reshape our understanding of what is work and what work matters?

EXTENDED DEADLINE: “Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:38am
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions?

'Science's Literary Turn' Panel at ASLE

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:37am
Katherine Buse, UC Davis & Priscilla Wald, Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Science's Literary Turn 

A panel at the thirteenth ASLE Biennial Conference: Paradise On Fire

June 26-30, 2019
University Of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Organizers: Katherine Buse (kebuse@ucdavis.edu), UC Davis, and Priscilla Wald (pwald@duke.edu), Duke University 

Crossing Boundaries: Towards an Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:37am
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Crossing Boundaries: Towards an Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies

The 14th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 4, 2018 

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY 

Keynote Speaker: Shirin Khanmohamadi, San Francisco State University

UPDATED: Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 1/15/2019; Completed Draft: 6/15/2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:37am
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

Predicate (Spring 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:34am
Predicate: An Academic Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Call for Papers: Predicate (Spring 2019)

An Academic Journal of Literary Studies

 

Jane Austen Upside Down

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Lisa Hopkins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

JANE AUSTEN UPSIDE DOWN

A special issue of Persuasions On-Line

Mind, Matter(s), Spirit: Forms of Knowledge in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Dr Janine Hatter / University of Hull
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers, panels of three papers affiliated with an organisation or a group of scholars and non-traditional papers/panels, on topics which can include, but are not limited to:

Columbia Graduate Student Conference - Religion & the Future

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:30am
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Religion and the Future

 

Columbia University

April 5, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech

 

Conjugal Wrongs: Marriage, Sex, and Text - 1970-present

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:19am
Newman University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

 

A one day conference at Newman University, Birmingham, UK

Thursday 17th January 2018

 

Author reading and Q&A with Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon (2016) and Trick to Time (2018).

 

Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Update (11/18/2018): 

To increase accessibility to the conference and encourage participation from a more diverse range of scholars, the conference planning committee is adding a limited virtual presentation (Skype) track. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for our Skype track. We require that Skype presenters are available to (virtually) join us at least one week before the conference for a trial run to ensure that the technology runs smoothly. There will be limited spots available on the Skype track, and preference will be given to international presenters outside of North America.  

 

Call for Papers: Journal Articles

updated: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:58am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues.

(Re)membering Africa: Creative Writing Workshop

updated: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 4:37pm
Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Creative Writing Workshop

deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018

name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston

contact email: Novuyo Tshuma (nrtshuma@uh.edu)

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade

Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga

March 28 - 30, 2019

University of Houston

 

 

In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that

 

2nd Singapore Literature Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:14am
Poetry Festival (Singapore)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

2nd Singapore Literature Conference

Deadline for submissions:

Monday, December 31, 2018

Organized by Poetry Festival Singapore, this conference is slated to take place on Saturday July 27, 2019. The tentative venue is the National Library. Conference participants may also attend events at Poetry Festival Singapore, which will take place from July 26 to 28.

 

Extended Deadline: Survivor Stories: Challenging Our Rape Culture Together

updated: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:23pm
Laura Gray-Rosendale
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Survivor Stories: Challenging Our Rape Culture Together

 

In the last few months survivors’ efforts have been mobilized by efforts around the Me Too Movement, Time’s Up efforts, and, most recently, the Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. Right now survivors’ voices are being heard at protest rallies, speak outs, and academic conferences across the country.

 

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