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Cognitive Ecocriticism Panel--NeMLA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:26pm
Todd Owen Williams/Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of the mind is essential to an understanding of humankind’s relationship to and perception of the non-human environment.

Teaching and Researching Kate Chopin

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:06pm
Kate Chopin International Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2019 American Literature Association conference in Boston in late May 2019.

The first panel, a roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work. Proposals for presentations no longer than twenty minutes should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 400-word abstract.

Steinbeck and the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Influence, and Impact

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:23am
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies / San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars Announces
An International Conference

Steinbeck and the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Influence, and Impact
May 1-3, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, San José State University

Diagnosing History: Medicine in Television Costume Dramas

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:11am
Dr. Julie Anne Taddeo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

There has been a long relationship between television and medicine: some of the small screen’s most popular shows, on both sides of the Atlantic, have been medical in focus, from hospital-set dramas like ER to reality TV shows and docudramas like One Born Every Minute. This fascination with doctors, hospitals and bodies is also shared by period drama television, but scholarship has paid little attention to this intersection/relationship.

Clarence Major essay collection

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:28am
Martin Japtok/Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018


Essay Collection on Clarence Major’s Work

The 5 Senses in Nabokov's Work

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:23am
Marie Bouchet, French Vladimir Nabokov Society / University of Toulouse, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018

“Do the Senses Make Sense?”: The Five Senses in Nabokov’s Work


After the successful Biarritz conference on the topic, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars for further contributions on the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov’s work, poetics and aesthetics, for the publication based on the conference.

Auburn University at Montgomery Southern Studies Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:11am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL
February 1-2, 2019

Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.