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Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:54pm
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS, FICTION, ART, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC

 

 Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

 

A Reprise of the 2014 Conference,

Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018,

at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University,

 

with a Keynote Performance by

Adam Zaretsky (Marist College)

 

and a Roundtable on the Future of Animal Studies feat.

[EXTENDED] MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE "ALIEN" AND "UNDERWORLD" FILMS

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:17pm
Dr. Christie Rinck, University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE ALIEN AND UNDERWORLD FILMS

 

The portrayal of women warriors in literature and popular culture is a subject of study in history, literary studies, film studies, folklore, and mythology.  In 2011, Rebecca Stringer noted the archetypal figure of the woman warrior is an example of a normal thing that happens in some cultures, while also being a counter stereotype, opporing the normal construction of war, violence and agression as masculine.  This convention-defying position makes the female warrior (or, shero, heroine, hero) a prominent topic of investigation for discourses surrounding female power and gender roles in society.

CFA: The Philosophy of Werner Herzog (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield)

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:08pm
M. Blake Wilson, Cal State Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

THE PHILOSOPHY OF WERNER HERZOG

Edited by M. Blake Wilson & Christopher Turner

California State University, Stanislaus

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Publisher: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), The Philosophy of Popular Culture Book Series (Series Editor: Mark Conard).

Abstract Due Date: March 15, 2018 (450 word max)

Decision Date: April 15, 2018

Full papers due: September 15, 2018 (7,000 word max)

Call For Papers: 2018 American Cultures Workshop, The University of Sydney

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:08pm
The University of Sydney
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney invites paper proposals for 2018 from scholars across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Indian Ocean Basin.  Beginning in March 2018, the American Cultures Workshop will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at the University of Sydney. One workshop a month will feature a scholar from the Sydney metropolitan region; the other will feature a scholar from the broader Pacific and Indian Ocean Basins. The workshop will provide partial funding to help defray travel expenses for scholars coming from outside of the Sydney region.

*E-mail Address Corrected and Submission Deadline Pushed Back* The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:52am
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

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« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 et 13 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke

 

Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

Deadline Approaching: (Un)Moorings Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 9:31pm
(Un)Moorings Conference, Emory University, Departments of English, French and Italian, and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

 

 

The Departments of

Comparative Literature – English – French and Italian,

Global & Postcolonial Studies (GPS)

announce:

 

(UN)Moorings

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Friday, April 20, 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François,

Pennsylvania State University

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline for abstracts February 9, 2018

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:03pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-11, 2018.  

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, letters, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. Following from the conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” we are especially interested in papers that explore those themes in Scott’s work and/ or that of her contemporaries.  Conference themes include:

•Writing the fight: social justice, resistance, and protest in poetry and prose

Worldcon 76 Academic Track

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:15pm
The 76th World Science Fiction Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 1, 2018

Science fiction always plays a part in recreating our world and directing civilization's progress. While much SF takes place in a hypothetical "future," the entire body of speculative literature influences and interacts with our world—suggesting potentialities, solutions, organizational methods, alternative cultures, and paths to follow or avoid. In that spirit, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in San José, California has chosen "Make the Future" for its overarching theme.

Telling Stories: Rethinking Narrative in Literary and Writing Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:31pm
St John’s University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Department of English at St. John's University invites papers that think about narrative across literary and writing studies. Our topic for this year's graduate conference, "Telling Stories: Rethinking Narrative in Literary and Writing Studies," asks us to conside what is entailed in generating narrative(s). We seek work that explores the cultural place of stories and their various modes of telling--through drama, poetry, prose forms, performance, digital media, translation--as well as the role of narrative in pedagogy and writing studies, in any historical, national, or diasporic tradition.

CFP: (RE)UBICANDO EL SER ECUATORIANO

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:22pm
Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

ConvocatoriaLa Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura), la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, y la Casa del Cultura del Ecuador, núcleo del Guayas convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del 17-20 de julio del 2018

Tema:
EL "SER" ECUATORIANO

Essay collection: The Robinsonade

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:23pm
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations

Rhetoric of Exile

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:20am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

(ISSN: 2457-0044)

 

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

Rhetoric of Exile

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:50pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Associaiton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

The 90th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 2-4, 2018 at the Birmingham Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama. This year's conference theme is Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.

SAMLA invites scholars to submit CFPs both related and unrelated to our conference theme. Interested scholars can click http://bit.ly/2moL1kt to submit a CFP. A link to the CFP submission form can also be found on SAMLA's homepage at samla.memberclicks.net.

Why Kathy Acker Now? (American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:21pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018

With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short volume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making.  But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read?  If so, why?  How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today?  Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome.  Abstrac

CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 29th annual conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018 (deadline 1/27/2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:34am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

  • Cummings in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
  • Early experiments in modernism
  • Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
  • Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
  • Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
  • Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity 

Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster (websterm@gvsu.edu) by January 27, 2018.

CHAPTER PROPOSALS ARE INVITED FOR AN EDITED VOLUME TITLED STATES AND PRISONS: HUMANITIES AND CARCERAL IMAGINARIES

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:33am
Shreerekha Subramanian/University of Houston-Clear Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This edited anthology explores the nexus between violence and carcerality within the discursive order of state practices. Scholars within humanities, engaging with critiques of carcerality in relation to state violence from different global contexts are welcome to contribute to this anthology. This volume aims to align with the larger objectives envisioned by activist groups such as M4BL (Movement for Black Lives): building alliances with indigenous people’s struggles, political prisoners’ solidarity work, and activists resisting violence against women and LGBTQIA communities. It explores the potential to forge a global discursive order oriented toward anticolonial liberation struggles.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Haunted Heritage: Confronting a Culture of Specters"

updated: 
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:55pm
Rutgers University, Camden / English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 The EGSA is pleased to release the call for papers for our fifth annual graduate conference to be held on Saturday, April 14th 2018. This year's conference theme is "Haunted Heritage: Confronting a Culture of Specters."

Haunted Heritage: Confronting a Culture of Specters

Rutgers University, Camden Graduate Conference

The Stranger Within

updated: 
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:52pm
Rejoinder Online Journal (Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Why are we often troubled by the presence of strangers? What does it mean to encounter strangeness in ourselves or in the spaces we frequent? What are the ethics, aesthetics, and politics of naming the strange – and the stranger? The next issue of Rejoinder explores the theme of the stranger within. Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, and social justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: http://irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinder.

Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Science Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:18pm
D. A. Vakoch / METI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@meti.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:

**LAST CALL** Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:15pm
Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies, Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

**Le français suivra**

Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)

(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—APRIL 19-20-21, 2018, Université de Montréal)

Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:56am
City University of New York/State University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity (CFP for edited anthology)

Deadline for submissions:

December 3, 2017

latinaoutsiderscfp@gmail.com

 

Description of the project:

We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles, testimonios, essays, creative non-fiction, and poetry, for an edited anthology tentatively entitled Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity.  

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media - MCLLM

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 6:26pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Northern Illinois University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of English
are proud to announce the 26th annual

Registration Form

Online Registration

Call for Papers

 Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

 April 13-14, 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 13th-14th, 2018

Deadline for Proposals: January 31, 2018

Theme: “Borders and Transitions”

 

Call for papers and creative writing

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The quint’s thirty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th February 2018—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Animals in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Virginia Humanities Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 VIRGINIA HUMANITIES CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

Animals in the Humanities: Relations, Representations, Ethical Implications

Roanoke College, Virginia

Dates: March 23–24, 2018                Submission deadline: February 15, 2018

Does the presence of animals in culture call the very nature of the humanities into question?

Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Istanbul University, Department of Western Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Litera - Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal founded in 1954 by Istanbul University’s Department of Western Languages and Literatures. This journal is issued online and biannually (June & December). Litera publishes disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary, theoretical and/or applied research articles that focus on Western languages and literatures in the following fields: literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, media studies, translation studies, and language teaching.

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