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Keynote Update: Professor David Norbrook at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25-27 March 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Stella Achilleos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium will be Professor David Norbrook who will speak on Lucy Hutchinson.

 

THE SECOND ANNUAL EARLY MODERN WOMEN WRITERS’ COLLOQUIUM

At the 6th Annual Othello’s Island Conference 2018, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 to 27 March 2018

Full information at www.othellosisland.wixsite.com/emww


Lead Convenors:​

A Holiday from War? “Resting” behind the lines during the First World War

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Soorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

A Holiday from War?

“Resting” behind the lines during the First World War

Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle

 

June 22 & 23, 2018

 

Maison de la Recherche (75005, Paris)

 

Organised by Sarah Montin (EA PRISMES) and Clémentine Tholas-Disset (EA CREW)

 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Tim Kendall (University of Exeter)

 

 

 

Shirley Jackson's Domesticity

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
American Literature Assoc./Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Shirley Jackson wrote about about haunted houses, dysfunctional families, wayward children, attempts at maintaining a sane work-life balance, as well as restricted, doomed women in a period when Americans were constantly reminded of their civic duties to manage and maintain clean, comfortable, ‘normal’ domestic spaces. But as evidenced by letters from her fans, Shirley Jackson’s approach to domesticity opened up the possibility for something different, something more for women who felt trapped by their home lives.

This panel seeks work that addresses any aspect of Jackson’s domesticity in her fiction or nonfiction for the May 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco.

Philip Roth's Non-Fiction

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2017 saw the publication of the final volume in the Library of America series of the complete works of Philip Roth:  Why Write?: Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013. The volume includes Roth’s literary criticism, critical introductions, interviews, movie reviews, political writing, cultural commentary and open letters.

 

Vulnerability: 10th Annual Medievalists @ Penn Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Medievalists @ Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Masha Raskolnikov, Cornell University

Conference date: Saturday, March 17th 2018, University of Pennsylvania

This conference aims to think of vulnerability as a state of being that precedes but does not necessarily entail violence, a condition that is temporalized, oriented toward a future that is potentially hazardous. To be vulnerable is to be under threat. What are the methods by which the Middle Ages constructed and maintained states of vulnerability? As a corollary, if we think of vulnerability as entailing threat, what are the methods by which people or things are constructed as threats? What did it mean for medieval people to be living under threat?

Victorian Animals

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Victorian Animals

 Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

 Saturday 18th November 2017

 Aldham Roberts Library, Liverpool John Moores University

 

9.30 – 10.00: Registration and Welcome

"T. S. Eliot and the Biological": Special Edition of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Julia Daniel,
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to volume 3 of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual (2019 publication). We welcome work on our special topic, “Eliot and the Biological,” particularly essays that engage with ecocriticism, animal studies, and theorizations of the body.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief CV to Julia Daniel, guest editor, at julia.eliz.daniel@gmail.com, before January 30th. Accepted essays will due by August 1, 2018.

Americanis/zation

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO, Tours University/ICD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Organized by Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO & Alexis CHOMMELOUX

Tours University/ICD (FRANCE)

8-9/2 2018

 

E. M. Forster: Nature, Culture, Queer!

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Dr Heiko Zimmermann, University of Education Ludwigsburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The œuvre of E. M. Forster is undoubtedly based on contrast: nature vs. culture, nature vs. queer, and/or culture vs. queer. However, there seems to be many instances when the oppositions dissolve in the triad of nature, culture and queerness. Nature sometimes functions as a connection between culture and life, and the life tends to be quite specific, queer. Sometimes still it is queerness (of the sex or of the mind) that links nature with culture. In turn, culture may be responsible for bringing nature and queerness together. The proposed conference shall shed more light on the relation of the triad nature, culture, and queerness in relation to the life and works of E. M. Forster.

Virtual D.H. Lawrence Conference for Graduate Students

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.

Call for Proposals : AAS-in-Asia 2018 - Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:39pm
Association for Asian Studies and Ashoka University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Ashoka University, India, we are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for organized panels and roundtables to be presented at the fifth AAS-in-Asia Conference to be held between 5th and 8th of July 2018 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

SIZE: SCALE AND PROPORTION

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:38pm
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scale and proportion in art and architecture are both concerned with size: while scale refers to the size of an object in relationship to another object, proportion refers to the relative size of parts of a whole. Throughout history of art, many artworks represent what was considered as an ideal based on the ancient classical Greek model and therefore serve as an illustration of both scale and proportion in art.

Here, we are interested in how scale and proportion function today in art and architecture, therefore we invite you to submit papers to bring scale and scaling into view. What ideals and/or ideology do they represent, how measurement scales are built and what are these, what are the relationships between materiality and size?

Great Stones Symposium

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:37pm
The OTS Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

What drove ancient societies to change the landscape and create monumental ritual, ceremonial, and gathering places?  We will explore the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a clearer understanding of the genesis of community-driven built environment. 


CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CFP - Myth and Fairy Tales

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
SWPACA (Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

All scholars working in the areas of myth and/or fairy tales are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the upcoming SWPACA Conference. Panels are now forming on topics related to all aspects of myths and fairy tales and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales; one or the other is perfectly fine. Presentations considering both genres are of course welcome and can stimulate interesting discussions. Proposals for forming your own Myth or Fairy Tale-focused panel – especially panels focused on one particular myth/tale – are encouraged.

Paper topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):

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