The University of Connecticut’s Irish Studies Alliance will hold a graduate student conference that aims to bring together new and emerging scholars in the field from colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. We are interested in papers that highlight recent and developing debates in Irish Studies and showcase the ways emerging voices participate in these conversations. Due to this conference’s focus on emerging voices in the field, we will accept undergraduate and graduate student work. We invite papers from a wide array of disciplines and encourage interdisciplinary work as well as scholarship that uses innovative methodologies.
Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies
Saturday 2 June 2018
York St John University
School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
So—satire is no more—I feel it die—
No Gazetteer more innocent than I—
And let, a’ God’s name, every fool and knave
Be graced through life, and flattered in his grave.
Alexander Pope, ‘Epilogue to the Satires’ (1738)
This panel seeks to find 3-4 strong proposals that would talk about the varied themes of international interest that emerge out of Visniec’s critically acclaimed plays. The political and the social are always strong points of interest as explored by the characters’ dynamic dialogues. Born in Romania, Visniec now lives in France, but his plays are performed internationally. He connects with audiences globally and that is proof of his exquisite writing. The panel also seeks to discuss how theater and performance are much needed in today’s conflicting and violent international context, and how the stage becomes an international platform where we are more than passive members, but instead are transformed by the spectacle.
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Contact: Brooke A. Opel, Ph.D. Candidate, Indiana University—Bloomington
CFP: "Recovering Laura Curtis Bullard and Early Suffragist Literature"
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
We invite paper proposals for a panel entitled “Recovering Laura Curtis Bullard and Early Suffragist Literature” at the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado from November 7-11, 2018.
Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper
Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Contact Email: email@example.com
As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more!
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 06, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2018 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.
Interrogating “Common Language”
Simon Fraser University, Department of English
June 22nd-24th, 2018
Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018
“English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.” – wikipedia.org entry for “English Language” (2018)
“Writers – journalists, essayists, bloggers, poets, playwrights – can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma that despots call peace.” – Toni Morrison, Burn This Book (2009)
Call for Book Reviewers
Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal
One of the premier publications in the field of feminist and gender studies, Frontiers has distinguished itself for its diverse and decisively interdisciplinary publication agenda that explores the critical intersections among—to name a few dimensions—gender, race, sexuality, and transnationalism. Frontiers is currently housed in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah
Our panel seeks to make a slight pivot on the opening provocation of this year’s conference theme, “States of Emergence,” that “our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.” Rather than thinking of our sense of crisis and our commitment to challenging calamities as two things we might put alongside each other, what happens if our commitment to challenging calamities emerges precisely within, even as, our sense of crisis?
CALL FOR PAPERS
THEATERS OF MARGINALITY
University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College
September 21-22, 2018
The Iberian Theater and Performance Network (ITPN) is devoted to the study of Iberian theater and performance from a trans-historical perspective, bridging Golden Age theater (1580-1700) with contemporary playwriting, performance, and theatrical practices in the plurinational setting of the Iberian peninsula.
Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age
August 23-24, 2018
University of Tampere, Finland
Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen's University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)
First Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS: British Women’s Writing from 1930 to 1970
Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype
A two-day Conference at the University of Chichester
Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th 2018
Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton
Department of English, Creative Writing, History and Politics
14th ESSE Conference, Brno 2018 (Czech Republic)
Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno and Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)
Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018
Scholars wishing to present their paper at the ESSE 2018 Conference in Brno are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to the convenors of the respective seminars.
"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"
Supporting the Vulnerable: Responsibility and Academic Freedom
MLA Committee: Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession
Participants will offer and discuss best practices supporting academic freedom, particularly for precarious faculty, for departments, institutions, and professional organizations. 200 word abstract & CV. by 2 March 2018. Send submissions to Stacey Amo, CSWP member (staceymarieamo at gmail.com).
In an introduction to a 2017 special issue of American Literature, Carol Batker, Eden Osucha, and Augusta Rohrbach ask how our current political moment gives rise to new questions about the role of teaching and scholarship in American literary studies. The issue calls for the radical potential of intertwined scholarship and teaching that makes literary studies necessary to the work of unmasking the asymmetrical relations of power that persist in the academy. In response, our roundtable proposes an examination of feminist pedagogy practices, or a pedagogy that privileges collaboration and resists canonical syllabi to engage students in interdisciplinary projects of recovery and resistance.
Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations
Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic
26th – 27th April 2018
Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital (May 7-10, Lisbon, Portugal)
English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.
Biannual Meeting of the European Early American Studies Association
London 14-16 December 2018
The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850
Call for Papers for a Panel on
Communities in Print / Communities of Print:
Periodicals and the Constitution of Community in Early America
Conveners: Tim Lanzendörfer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Julia Straub (University of Bern)
Call for Participation
Third Annual Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC)
June 18 & 19, 2018
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2018
The Media, Communication, and Film Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium is dedicated to providing a space for faculty engaged in the scholarly and pedagogical praxis of media, communication, and film studies in the liberal arts context.
We invite proposals of 250–500 words for papers, panels, workshops, student-work showcases, and exhibits for a two-day symposium, to be held at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, outside Chicago.
Storytelling Conference 2018 deadline for submissions: March 30, 2018 full name / name of organization: University of Suffolk - Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards and Tom Vine contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Storytelling Conference 2018
10th and 11th July 2018,
University of Suffolk, UK
We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our Storytelling Conference is now open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically.
We are happy to announce that in June 2018 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing the Philippines” issue. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018. If you have something original to say about the Philippines, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.
Second and Final Call for Papers:
Irreconcilable differences? Peace and Conflict in Irish Literature, Culture, and Politics. 10th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (Kristiansand, Norway, 3-4 May 2018)
Irish Studies is a contested field. Much of this can be construed as a healthy sign of differences of opinion or approach, but dissension can also be the source of weakening fragmentation and waste. This conference wishes to address notions of peace and conflict in a constructive manner, in a way that crosses the disciplines of Irish Studies.
CFP: “Forms of Resistance: Women’s Family Letters of the Early Americas” SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 7-11, 2018
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES
14TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference April 20, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Morton, Professor of English, Rice University
From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism
Queer theory underscores the importance and history of intersectional identities in the LGBT movement as it pertains to race, gender, religion, class, immigration, disability, etc. We are looking for dynamic presenters who will offer case studies analyzing how outsider and mainstream art as well as grassroots and establishment political activism interrogates and employs intersectional identities to advance LGBT rights.
Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.
Material Culture, Labor and Childhood Identities
Blockchain technology offers many new opportunities for social and informational organisation. While most people equate the blockchain with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology also has far broader applications in the financial sector, as well as land registration, voting, prediction markets, identity verification, smart contracts and any number of other domains where decentralized and transparent processes add value.
Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University
Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
The international peer-reviewed journal South Asian Review (published by Taylor and Francis) invites submissions to a special issue revolving around “South Asian Graphic Narratives” for its Winter 2018 issue.