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2016 John R. Milton Writers' Conference

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:49am
University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CALLS FOR PAPERS AND CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS

JOHN R. MILTON WRITERS' CONFERENCE:

POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBILITIES / IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBILITIES:

GEOGRAPHIC, AESTHETIC, GENDERED, RACIAL, AND HISTORICAL FRONTIERS

OCTOBER 27-29, 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

CFP: Possible Impossibilities / Impossible Possibilities: Geographic, Aesthetic, Gendered, Racial, and Historical Frontiers (7/15/16; The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, October 27-29, 2016) 

Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Panel for the 2017 NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Marriott Waterfront, March 23-26, 2017). Deadline Sept. 30, notification no later than October 15, 2016.

Abstracts must be submitted online to: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/Dashboard

Membership in NeMLA required.

Description of Panel:

Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 3-5, 2016) - DEADLINE June 30, 2016

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

*Deadline Extension* Marxist Literary Group @ SAMLA88

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:47am
Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Panel @ SAMLA88
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by June 9, 2016. 

Thoreau from across the pond

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:41am
Julien Nègre / ENS de Lyon, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

International Symposium

October 19-20, 2017

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (France)

 

Thoreau from across the pond

 

Organized by Julien Nègre (ENS de Lyon)

François Specq (ENS de Lyon)

and Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame)

 

CFP Abstracts: TV Network Execs, Producers, and Performers: Clashes over Television

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:52pm
David Pierson/2016 History and Film Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television. From the early pioneering days of network television in the 1940s to the present-day hypercompetitive, multiplatform TV program milieu, these figures have strived to interpret and comprehend public taste in order to produce and distribute programming that satisfies a wide range of audiences, advertisers, and subscribers. 

 

CFP NeMLA 2017: "Queer and Now": Queerness in the Mainstream

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

On or about June 26, 2015, human character changed. As late as 1991, Eve Sedgwick observed that being queer at that time still meant being someone whose life did not matter and whose very survival was highly uncertain (“Queer and Now”). Yet, our contemporary “now” is a moment which has seen same sex marriage declared a federal right; openly queer persons appear as comedians, TV reporters and characters on shows, in films and recently on the musical stage. No longer “apparitional” in Terry Castle’s well-known sense, queers of the current moment might not be confined to haunting the margins of the social imaginary.

Updated CFP--The American Graphic Short Story--A Symposium of the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for a panel on the American graphic short story to be held at an international symposium on the short story. The conference will convene in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel.

Watchung Review Call for Articles

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Watchung Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity.  We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:

Going Back to Roots: Revisiting the Groundbreaking Miniseries

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The broadcast of the miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots, which aired in January of 1977, became a ratings bonanza, a cultural touchstone, and a defining moment in the representation of African Americans in popular media. 40 years later, the impact of Alex Haley’s novel and the ABC miniseries continues to be felt, most notably in the recent History Channel “reboot” of the miniseries, but also in less obvious but more profound ways.

Literary Totalities

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Kurt Cavender, Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

One legacy of literary studies’ long love affair with post-structuralism has been a continuing reluctance to engage the concept of totality except in order to contest or deconstruct it. Two exceptions that prove this general trend are capitalism and ecology, and one could argue that it is precisely because both are still arguably acceptable as totalizing concepts that they continue to serve as productive sites of inquiry. Beyond these two instances, however, totality seems to have gone the way of closely related relics of Western metaphysics such as universality, objectivity, and the absolute: a conceptual category to be taken seriously only by the naive, dogmatic, or otherwise insufficiently critical reader.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Chapter Proposals For the book "Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:56am
Önder Çakırtaş-IGI Global- http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2166

This book project tries to produce an outline for the diversification of literature and political writings. The book covers many disciplines ranging from political literature, gender politics, identity politics, minority politics, to ideologized writing, censorship, rhetoric and aestheticism of politics, and gendered literature.

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