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The Popular and Polarizing Works of Leonard Cohen

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:27am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.

Technology of the Soul and of the Self

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).

 

Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.

 

Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

CFP (Colloquium) - Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Southern Studies in the UK Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations

 A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network

26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Atlantic World Arts--Sept. 7-9, Featuring the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL and FIONA RITCHIE

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Atlantic World Research Network - UNC Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 17, 2017

The Atlantic World Research Network is pleased to announce our 2017 conference, "Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Revision," an international, inderdisciplinary conference presented by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in partnership with the National Folk Festival.

Featuring

Fiona Ritchie, National Public Radio (“The Thistle & Shamrock”)

Dr. Doug Orr—President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College; Chancellor Emeritus, UNC Asheville

Dr. Candace Keller, Michigan State University

Dr. Jeff Titon, Brown University

Revisiting Adventure

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Johan Höglund
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We hereby invite proposals for papers to be included in a Special Issue on “Revisiting Adventure.”

Arab-American Literature and Culture Panel RMMLA (Spokane, WA) Oct 12-14, 2017

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:37pm
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Please send abstracts of 250-500 words on any aspect of Arab-American literature or culture for a panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association's conference in Spokane, WA to be held October 12-14, 2017. The conference site can be found here: http://www.rmmla.org/convention. Submission deadline is April 30, 2017.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Arab-American Fiction

Arab-American Poetry

Arab-American Graphic Novels

Arab Americans and Religion

Arab Americans and Sexuality

Arab Americans and Politics

Arab Americans and Immigration

Arab Americans in Movies and Television

Arab Americans and US Education

Activism and Literature of the World Wars

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This special section seeks papers that examine activist anti-war literature and propaganda produced in the United States and/or Great Britain during and between the World Wars. More specifically, texts that foreground the fragility of the human mind and body in combat, and that make these the sites of anti-war rhetoric or art are especially welcome. Papers may consider anti-war activism in the forms of poetry, memoir, novel, pamphlet, and visual texts such as posters and films.

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