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Call for chapter Proposals: To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 3:04pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,

Capitalizing on Fashion and Luxury Studies and Practices: A Roundtable Discussion

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:43pm
Dr. Jen Sweeney and Dr. Nigel Lezama/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fashion studies’ move toward non-Western, non-traditional modes of exploring sartorial history (cf. The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, Riello and McNeil, 2010) and the rise of critical luxury studies (cf. Luxury. A Rich History, Riello and McNeil, 2016; Critical Luxury Studies. Art, Media, Design, Armitage and Roberts, eds., 2016) indicates a renewed interest in the ways that objects interact with the body and vice versa. Scholars have begun to study how luxury and fashion objects interact with consumers, designers, and manufacturers in a new light, focusing, for example, on non-hegemonic fashion makers and consumers.

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Edited collection: Empirical Ecocriticism

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:28am
Wojciech Malecki, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson & Alexa Weik von Mossner
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Papers

Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:17am
Dietmar Meinel (University of Duisburg-Essen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Papers

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

May 15-18, 2019, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) and University of Duisburg-Essen

1st International Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:14am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:48am
Popular Culture Association National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture

Please join us for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2019 National Conference in Washington, D.C. from April 17-20, 2019.

For details about the PCA, go to the website:  https://pcaaca.org/     

For details about the conference, go to the conference website:  https://pcaaca.org/conference/2019

Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2018

All Proposals & Abstracts must be submitted online (starting July 1) at:  https://pcaaca.org/     

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA National Conference 2019, Washington, DC, April 17-20)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:48am
Popular Culture Association (Black Performing Arts Area)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Performing Arts:  Sound, Movement, Image, Text

 

Popular Culture Association

2019 National Conference

 

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW

Washington, D.C.

20008

 

 

April 17-20, 2019

 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Victor Malo-Juvera & Crag Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals

Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique

 

Editors

Victor Malo-Juvera, University of North Carolina Wilmington, malov@uncw.edu

Crag Hill, University of Oklahoma,  crag.a.hill@ou.edu

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018

Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018

Overview

Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines: Thirty Years After

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Shadow Lines (1988) is Amitav Ghosh’s acclaimed masterpiece. The novel won the Sahitya Akademi award, India’s most prestigious annual literary prize, as well as the Ananda Puraskar in 1990. The novel has gained enormous resonance in postcolonial studies as it touches upon some of the major issues in the fields of colonial history, national identities, memory,time and space, hybridity, transnationalism and borders. It has been seminal in the definition and discussion of a postcolonial cartography.

Sacred Troubling Topics in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:50am
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN/CLOSE DATE ON ACLA WEBSITE--ACLA.ORG: August 30-September 20, 2018

ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:37pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Taking Risks and Code Meshing: Multimodal Approaches to Engaged Pedagogy (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these opportunities aside as less than tertiary. However, these “alternative” discourse spaces often mirror the level of engagement instructors want to see in the argumentative papers their students write for composition and literature-focused classes.

Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition (Sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:24pm
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”

 

Girls to Women, Boys to Men: Gender in Medieval Education and Socialization (Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:41pm
Dainy Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Session at ICMS Kalamazoo 2019, May 9-12. Sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. 

We encourage submissions that address non-European and / or non-Christian contexts.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words, along with a completed Participant Information form, to session organizer Dainy Bernstein (dainybernstein@gmail.com) by September 15. Please include your name, title and affiliation on the abstract itself. All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, per Congress rules.

Language and Boundaries in the Brut @ ICMS 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:38pm
International Layamon's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This is a session sponsored by the International Layamon's Brut Society for the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-12, 2019, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.  

Beasts in the Brut @ ICMS 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:38pm
International Layamon's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This is a session sponsored by the International Layamon's Brut Society for the 54th International Congress on Medieval Stodies, Western Michigan University, May 9-12, 2019.

Approaches to Teaching Fake News: When Technology Acts Faster than Journalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The Influence of RuPaul and Her Girls on Culture and Gender

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race has steadily increased its audience share and jumpstarted the careers of dozens of drag performers. It’s not simply a contest to be declared “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but a platform for each queen to shape their brand, promote different forms drag, and start conversations on a number of cultural questions (i.e. gender, race, and identity). This panel seeks paper that considers how the show has educated audiences on drag, beauty, race, and gender through its successes and failures.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2018

Linguistic (Re)Turns

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:35pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Linguistic (Re)Turns"

Organizers: Sara Ceroni (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Luke Mueller (Bentley University) 

The International Congress on the Enlightenment - ISECS 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:11am
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies - ISECS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

ISECS 2019, Edinburgh

The International Congress on the Enlightenment is the quadrennial meeting of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) and the world’s largest meeting of specialists on all aspects of the eighteenth century. Recent ISECS congresses have been held in Los Angeles (2003), Montpellier (2007), Graz (2011), and Rotterdam (2015). The 15th ISECS Congress will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from Sunday 14 July to Friday 19 July 2019. It is organized by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS), and hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

Feminism. Historical Legacies and Current Challenges

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:09am
Special Issue of Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, edited by Rossella Ghigi (University of Bologna) and Catherine Rottenberg (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev).
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

FEMINISM: Historical Legacies and Current Challenges
Call for papers, Special Issue of Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, edited by Rossella Ghigi (University of Bologna) and Catherine Rottenberg (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:08am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

March 7 – 10, 2019

 

Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism

https://www.acla.org/transregional-postcolonialisms-queer-remainders-disappearing-imperialism

Co-organizers:

Ryanson Alessandro Ku, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (ryanson.ku@duke.edu)

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