Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
American Literature Association Annual Conference
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
American Literature Association Annual Conference
New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2019 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.
New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography. It can also be found via EBESCO and other sites.
Call for Papers:
Literary London Conference
11th-12th July 2019
Senate House, London, U.K.
‘Neighbours of Ours’: Cities, Communities, Networks
The Pacific Rim English Conference is a graduate student ran academic conference in English studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Aspen Knight, the director of this years conference is a second year masters student with the department of English at UAA. Her current research is on digital rhetoric and feminism. She, and the rest of the Pacific Rim conference committee welcomes all participants and is excited about this upcoming conference.
2019 Call for Proposals
Considering Languages, Cultures, and Identities
Beyond the Margins: A Graduate Journal of Literary Scholarship
Beyond the Margins is a new annual, open access, blind peer-reviewed journal, housed at the University of New Orleans, dedicated to furthering diversity in academia through the publication of graduate student scholarship in the field of English, with a focus on literary and textual studies. The journal's aim is twofold: to broaden opportunities for graduate student scholars to contribute to academic conversations and to provide a platform for alternative forms of scholarship.
In February 2020, Penguin Random House will publish for the first time Claude McKay’s never-released revolutionary novel, Romance in Marseille, written circa 1929-1933, edited by Gary Holcomb (Ohio U) and William J. Maxwell (Washington U in St. Louis). A “Black Spine” series Penguin Classics paperback, Romance in Marseille will be the publisher’s Black History Month selection and centerpiece of the 2020 catalogue. McKay’s late-Harlem Renaissance novel lends itself to several contemporary critical concerns: queer, disability, proletarian, black transnational, and New Modernist studies among them.
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. We have recently published our Winter 2018 issue. We will begin accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 issue in early November 2018.
Extended deadline for submissions: January 31, 2019
Email your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034
Registration includes a luncheon featuring authentic Asian foods.
Academic Freedom and Academic Lives
The concept of “academic freedom”—always contested—has been muddied, polarized, and done violence to in recent years. This special cluster of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly invites contributions from a variety of perspectives that seek to illuminate the politics of academic freedom and censorship in the face of rapidly escalating racist, xenophobic, anti-semitic, Islamophobic, sexist, misogynist political currents. Essays connected to personal experience, or that situate questions of academic freedom within the problem of experience as a category of scholarship and public knowledge, are particularly welcome and encouraged.
Living Circles: Jewish Philosophy & Performance
Call for Roundtable Participants
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
June 3-6, 2019
14th Annual Carleton Communication Graduate Caucus Conference
March 21–22, 2019 | Richcraft Hall | Carleton University | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Is progress always … progressive? Or can progression and regression occupy the same space? According to anthropologist Brian Larkin (2008), “progress can thus be seen as a mode of social ordering, of governmentality in Foucault’s sense that power works not by repression but by incorporation and internalizing modes of rule.” In other words, the tools of innovation often reimagine dominant ideologies with both positive and negative effects.
Panel Topic: "'Writing' Wrongs: Notions of Justice and Civic Engagement in Multi-Ethnic American Literature"
Elie Wiesel believes that “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” With these words in mind, this panel invites abstracts for papers that consider themes of protest in literature, film, and music. Prospective panelists may consider, but are not limited to, texts from authors such as W. E. B.
The Digital Americanists Society solicits abstracts (c. 250 words) for papers to be included in the Society’s pre-arranged session at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference (Boston, May 23-26, 2019).
If you are a graduate student or an independent researcher without institutional support, we encourage you to apply for our $100 travel grant. If you wish to be considered, please send a short statement of interest (one sentence suffices), as well as a note on your current institutional travel support, alongside your paper proposal.
Call for Chapter Proposals: Women in Pop Culture in Canada
Women’s Press / Canadian Scholar
The RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group warmly invites session and paper proposals for its 7th biennial two-day international conference, to be held in London on 11–12 July 2019. The event will offer an opportunity for those with an interest in music and philosophy to share and discuss work, in the hope of furthering dialogue in this area.
We are inviting proposals for individual papers and associates sessions on any theme in the intersection between music and philosophy, broadly understood and spanning both analytic and continental traditions. We particularly welcome papers and session that bring together together disciplines and subdisciplines. Abstracts should be submitted via the website by December 15, 2018.
Environmentangled: A Germanic Perspective on Ecological Coexistence
11th Annual Germanic Graduate Student Association Conference at The Ohio State University
Keynote Address by Professor Caroline Schaumann
The University of Rhode Island
13th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
April 13, 2019
Knowledge Across Borders: Conversations Among Disciplines
Dr. Solomon Friedberg
Department of Mathematics, Boston College
***** AFLiCo 8 – 2019 : 2nd call for papers *****
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FRENCH VERSION BELOW
2nd CALL FOR PAPERS - AFLiCo 8 - “Language, Cognition, and Creativity”
8th International Biennial Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo)
University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France
Wednesday 5 June 2019 to Friday 7 June 2019
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Laura Hildalgo Downing (Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain)
Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham, UK)
SCSECS invites paper proposals for 2019 annual meeting. The paper submission deadline is 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 email@example.com.
Conference Website: https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/
ASLE 2019 Conference: Paradise on Fire
June 26-30, 2019
University of California, Davis
Submission deadline is December 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
CALL FOR PAPERS
ANTAE (ISSN 2523-2126) invites original full-length article submissions for its upcoming general issues.
ANTAE is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal aimed at exploring current concerns and debates within literary studies, theory, and criticism. The journal welcomes submissions situated across the interdisciplinary spaces provided by diverse forms and expressions within narrative, poetry, theatre, literary theory, cultural criticism, philosophy, media studies, digital cultures, and language studies. Creative writing, translations, and book or conference reviews are also encouraged.
This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.
This panel invites interdisciplinary thinkers to transcend standardized methodologies for teaching and learning about the environment. The ASLE Biennial Conference (themed 'Paradise on Fire') will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019.
Paradise is burning - or melting, flooding, or otherwise collapsing. In actuality, these collapses are simultaneous, or convergent as Christian Parenti has termed it. Or, as a recent article states, "when the Arctic melts, the West burns."
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
CFP: 54th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Cultural Memory and Trauma: Literary and Visual Representations
Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25, 2019
4th Annual “Cultural Carolina”Graduate Student Conference
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures’ Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of South Carolina
Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.
Teaching the History of the Bookwill assemble essays by scholars and teachers from across all fields of literary and language study, exploring theories, practices, and problems in teaching about and with the history of the book. Essays in the volume will provide historical context, theoretical frames, and practical insights for effectively teaching the history of the book, as a subject in its own right and as a component or method in courses on other subjects in the field of literature and language, both within and beyond the Anglophone world.