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Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

updated: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 1:13pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Parlour Issue 4: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

 

“She rolled a bit of newspaper into a tight stick about six inches long, lit it and threw it onto the bed where the kerosene-soaked Plum lay in snug delight. Quickly, as the whoosh of flames engulfed him, she shut the door and made her slow and painful journey back to the top of the house” (Morrison, Sula).

 

Call for Papers: The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference (3/22/2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:19pm
The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018, and will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Dr. Victoria E.

Actors behind the camera

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

“Actors are cattle” was Hitchcock’s provocative judgement in the famous series of talks that the filmmaker gave to François Truffaut (Jeffries).

Truly enough, during the heyday of Classical Hollywood, actors were under contract, like any other cog in the wheel of production of the studio system. The prevailing star system put an end to the “multitasking” norm of the beginning of the movie industry and, in this context, the instances of actors who turned directors (Charles Laughton, Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino) were all the more remarkable.

Women's Autofiction

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The past several decades have witnessed the rise of the autofictional novel. Coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1977 and originally associated with French experimental writers, the term has come to encompass an ever-expanding corpus of quasi-fictional texts. This panel focuses on the women at the vanguard of this genre: from Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick (1997) to Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be? (2012), writers have blurred the line between truth and invention to explore and expose the artistic and existential conditions of female subjectivity. The frequently negative critical reception of their work (e.g.

Call for papers and/or creative writing

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The quint’s thirty seventh issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th November 2017—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Call for Papers, Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:14pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Children's and Adolescent Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

What If? Alternative Histories and Reimagined Worlds

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Seeking abstracts for the 49th Northeast Modern Language Asssociation (NeMLA) Annual Convention at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The panel is called "What If? Alternative Histories and Reimagined Worlds" (description below).

 

Abstracts of around 300 words must be submitted via the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17033.

 

“Oh, the humanity”: Humanitarian Reason, Humanitarian Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:13pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 26-29 May 2018

“Oh, the humanity”: Humanitarian Reason, Humanitarian Narratives

Ruth Vande Kieft Prize: Eudora Welty Essay Contest

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:11pm
Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, is awarded annually for the best essay on Eudora Welty by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Eudora Welty Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than 4 years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Crash Fictions and the Contemporary Moment (ACCUTE 2018: May 26-29, 2018; Regina, SK)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:44pm
Ian Butcher / Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, the beginning of widespread public awareness of the global financial crisis. In contrast to the assertions of experts in the years preceding the crash that the economy was simply too complex for individuals to understand, novels and films have emerged in the past decade as key genres in which to explore the causes and consequences of the financial crisis. This panel seeks to address two primary questions with regard to narratives of the financial crisis:

 

1) What is their ideological function, and

2) what is their ongoing cultural and historical significance?

 

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