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[Call for Abstracts]

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:37am
Backreading Hong Kong: An Annual Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The 2018 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 5 May 2018. We are particularly interested in papers that challenge existing interpretations of any aspect of Hong Kong.

Abstracts of 250 words for 15 to 20-minute presentations can be sent to Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (tammyh@hkbu.edu.hk) before 15 March 2018 for consideration. Please also send us a bionote of no more than 100 words. Scholars whose papers have been selected will be notified before 1 April 2018.

Plots: Literary Form and Conspiracy Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:35am
Co-editors: Dana Crăciun, Todor Hristov, Ben Carver / for Routledge series: "Conspiracy Theories"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Aims & Synopsis:

Atwood on TV: Adaptations

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:34am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Conference: Modern Language Association

3-6 January 2019

Chicago, IL

The Margaret Atwood Society is sponsoring a panel on adaptations of Atwood at the 2019 MLA convention. Send a short bio and 250-500 word abstract to Karma Waltonen, kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu by 15 March 2018.

Our Dying Earth: A Journey Through Eco-Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:33am
Michael Brett Fish/University of North Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The University of North Alabama English Department

Announces the 9th Annual Alabama Regional Inter-Disciplinary Graduate Conference

March 8-10th, 2018

Our Dying Earth: A Journey through Ecocriticism

“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas

The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present: The Position[ing] of Italians and the Diaspora

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:22am
Italian American Studies Association (IASA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

51st Annual IASA Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago

 

— Call for Papers —

“The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present:

The Position[ing] of Italians and the Diaspora”

 

Date: October 18-20, 2018

Location: University of Illinois, Chicago

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018

Upload/submit proposals to Submittable:

 https://italianamericanstudies.submittable.com/submit

Thinking Transoceanic Justice...

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:21am
2018 NWSA--National Women's Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

NWSA--National Women's Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA Nov. 8-11 2018

 

Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:20am
Edwidge Danticat Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel at SAMLA 90 Conference

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

 

November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Contact email: maia.butler@edwidgedanticatsociety.org

 

Edwidge Danticat’s Activist and Cultural Work

Southern Foodways - SSSL at MLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:19am
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

If “eating is a means of performing identity” and if “the way southerners eat is a text,” as critics David Davis and Tara Powell assert in their introduction to Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways, then how do we think, talk, and write about culinary “textual transactions?”

 

Humor and Satire

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:18am
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School's graduate journal of religion
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

CFP: SPRING 2018 EDITION OF GLOSSOLALIA

Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s peer-reviewed journal of religion, is pleased to announce a call for papers for inclusion in the Spring 2018 edition, on the theme of “Humor and Satire.”

CFAs Writingplace journal #2 issue Inscription: Tracing Place

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:18am
Writingplace org
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Inscription: Tracing Place

The journal issue Inscription: Tracing Place focuses on the role of history and memory in literary and architectural practice.

 

Unsettling Oceania

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:15am
Commonwealth Essays and Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

Call for Papers

Commonwealth Essays and Studies

Topical issue: Unsettling Oceania

41.1 (Autumn 2018)

 

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: "Consuming Cultures"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:11am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Travel Writing / Writing Travel Permanent Session, Midwest Modern Language Association

Kansas City, Missouri 15-18 November 2018

Conference Theme: “Consuming Cultures”

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s Permanent Session of Travel Writing / Writing Travel is soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers. The conference this year is 15-18 November 2018 in gorgeous, historical Kansas City, Missouri.

Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth Von Arnim

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:10am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 11 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

 

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

KATHERINE MANSFIELD 
AND ELIZABETH VON ARNIM 

Guest Editor Isobel Maddison

Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

 

Katherine Mansfield to Elizabeth von Arnim 1922:

‘I would like to write one story really good enough to offer you one day’;

‘please let all the pride be mine that you are my cousin’.

*******

Representations of Human Trafficking in Literature or Film

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:08am
SAMLA 2018 Conference - Sheraton Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2018 SAMLA Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, November 2-4, 2018. Paper proposals addressing human trafficking or forced migration within the context of vulnerabilty, precarity and globalization are especially welcome. By May 29th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Visualizing Theory: An Interdisicplinary Conference on Critical Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:07am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Visualizing Theory

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers: Anne Carson & Kaja Silverman

 

The Critical Theory Certificate Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York presents the seventh annual interdisciplinary conference on Critical Theory to be held May 10-11, 2018. This year’s conference will be devoted to the role of the visual imagination.

 

Romanticism and Time (Lille - Nov 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:07am
SERA - French Society for the Study of English Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Romanticism and Time

Conference of the French Society for the Study of English Romanticism (SERA)

co-organized by the Université de Lille and the Université de Lorraine,
with the support of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the SERA
to be held at the Université de Lille on 8-10 November 2018
https://romanticismandtime.univ-lille3.fr/

Keynote Speakers
Kevis Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London

Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies (DEADLINE: February 12, 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:04am
Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies Scholarly Interest Group for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Dear Colleagues, As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we are pleased to announce the third annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2018 SCMS meeting in Toronto.

Acts of Imagination: Reading, Writing, & Interpreting Affect (ively)

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:02am
CAPACIOUS - Millersville University, Lancaster, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

  

Acts of Imagination: Reading, Writing, & Interpreting Affect (ively)

 8th – 11th August 2018

http://capaciousjournal.com/conference

                                                                                         CAPACIOUS Affect Inquiry / Making Space Conference

Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:01am
University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The 24th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a graduate student event hosted by the University of Mississippi from 19-21 July 2018. We welcome abstracts for paper and panel proposals that explore Southern literature, writers, culture, and key figures. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary environment, featuring graduate students with an interest in the U.S South. Potential topics for discussion include:

  • Intersections of Southern material culture, cultural identity, and literature

  • Re-defining the boundaries of the “South,” and considering the region in a global context

MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:59am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 8-11, 2018 

CFP: Suicidal Modernisms

 

In Andrew Bennett’s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide “streams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon.”  And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on “literary suicidology” more generally has not matched the subject’s importance to our field.  This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.

 

Post-Independence Indian Theatre: A Critical Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:58am
Debayan Deb Barman/T H L H Mahavidyalay, University of Burdwan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED BOOK ON INDIAN THEATRE

Abstracts are invited from academics and research scholars for a book which shall be an anthology of critical essays on the work of the following modern Indian dramatists: Asif Currimbhoy, Habib Tanvir, Mahesh Dattani, Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, Dharamveer Bharati, Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sircar and Mahesh Elkunchwar, Ratan Thiyam and Heisnam Kanhailal. The book will be jointly edited by Dr. Sushanta Bardhan, Associate Professor of English, Suri Vidyasagar College (University of Burdwan) and Dr. Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor of English, THLH Mahavidyalay (University of Burdwan). It will be published with ISBN from a reputed international/national level publisher.

*DEADLINE TONIGHT* Constructing Experience: Narrative Innovations Across Time and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:40am
Graduate English Students Association, University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Constructing Experience: Narrative Innovations Across Time and Media

March 23-24, 2018

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Keynote: Robyn Warhol (Ohio State University)

Master Class: Robyn Warhol, Alison Booth (UVA), Susan Fraiman (UVA)

https://uvagradcon2018.wordpress.com/

uvagradcon@gmail.com

 

*NEW UPDATE* *Public lecture by Dame Marina Warner* - CfP - On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:08am
TIDE - University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700

26-28 July 2018

 

University of Liverpool, London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AG

 

How did early modern processes of global exchange influence English identity? How did the movement of peoples, objects, and ideas across the globe shape English concepts of self and belonging, both at home and abroad? Join the ERC-funded ‘Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, 1550 – 1700’ (TIDE) project to explore these questions through a three-day interdisciplinary conference in the summer of 2018.

 

Public Lecture: Dame Marina Warner

 

2nd call, 10th Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:01am
Swedish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

10th Biennial Conference of the

Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)

 

“Open Covenants: Pasts and Futures of Global America”

 

Stockholm, September 28–30, 2018

2nd Call for Papers

 

*Extended deadline March 1, 2018*

 

Literature's Kinkiest Corners

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:01pm
Drs. Howe and Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.

"Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:13pm
UCLA Graduate Student Conference in Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

 

 

The 2018 General Call for Papers

Imagining Life After Death: Past, Present, and Future

The Fourth Graduate Conference on Religion

Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018

University of California, Los Angeles

  

DEADLINE EXTENDED until February 2, 2018

                                                                                                   

Critical Essays on Charles Frazier

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:08pm
Margaret Bauer, East Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The West Virginia University Press has invited North Carolina Literary Review Editor Margaret Bauer to edit a volume of critical essays on Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier. Please email paper proposals before the final submission July 15 due date. Papers may be on a single Frazier novel, or they might trace a theme/conflict/character type through all of his novels. If needed, writers of the latter type of paper will be given the opportunity to expand their papers to include the new Frazier novel, Varina, due out spring 2018.

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