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Encountering Shakespeare

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:09am
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Inviting proposals for

ENCOUNTERING SHAKESPEARE

The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 20–22, 2016

Wright State University Dayton, Ohio

Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University  

Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Call for Book Articles: Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature at the Post-Secondary Level

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:09am
John Pruitt / University of Wisconsin-Rock County
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In 1995, George Haggerty and Bonnie Zimmerman’s landmark volume Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (MLA), followed by William Spurlin’s Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English (NCTE, 2000), began addressing the esoteric discussions that complicate intersections among gender, sexuality, and other identity constructs within the English classroom.

Wise Latinas: Expressions of Subversion in Latina Writings

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel examines writings by Latinas during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It utilizes Justice Sonia Sotomayor's “wise Latina” figure as a framework for how different writers identify and subvert different forms of social oppression in the U.S. This panel explores how these subversions are created using specific aesthetic conceits that are culturally nuanced and thus provide moments of community fashioned healing and empowerment that are specific to their own communities while also making spaces for solidarity between Latinas.

Is a recipe a poem?: Nineteenth-century Domestic Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Is a Recipe a Poem? Nineteenth Century Domestic Literature

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland

March 23-27, 2017 

Special Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.

Comparative American Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Barbara Kitt Seidman/Linfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Proposal submissions are welcome for the standing panel on Comparative American Ethnic Literature in conjunction with the 114th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) being held Nov. 11-13 in Pasadena, CA. 

The extended deadline for proposals is July 1, 2016.

This year's conferencee theme is "Archives, Libraries, and Properties" (to align with the wealth of archival and library resources in the Pasadena area).  However, the Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel is NOT restricted to discussions related to the conference theme.  All topics relevant to the standing panel focus on American Ethnic Literature are encouraged.

Is There A Working Class In This Literature Class?

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Dan Bender/neMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcomed.  The purpose of this roundtable is  first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to  propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing  working class experience within a traditional literary canon?  This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.

Narratives of the (Un)self: American Autothanatographers, 17th-21st centuries

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
E-Rea, peer-reviewed journal of Aix-Marseille University's English and American Studies Unit, France
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Since the 1980s-1990s, the terms “autopathography” and “autothanatography” have increasingly been used by the theorists of autobiography. Defined by Thomas Couser as “life writing that focuses on the single experience of critical illness” (“Introduction: The Embodied Self”, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol.6, no 1, Spring 1991, 1), autopathography often— but not always—envisions death. The aporic term autothanatography, the writing of one’s own death, has provided a useful framework for the theorists interested in the relationships between writing, the self and death.

Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

 

Book -- Menstruation Now

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
Demeter Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                    Demeter Press

                     Is seeking submissions for an edited collection of scholarly chapters (not personal essays) entitled:

                                          Menstruation Now

                                          Editor: Berkeley Kaite

                      Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016

 

Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes (Seminar)

48th Annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 23 - 26th, 2017

Deadline to submit abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: World Literature.
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Institutional host: Johns Hopkins University

CFP: seminar on "Global Arab Literature in the 21st Century: Transformations, Shifts, and Changes"

Twenty-Five Years of Regeneration: A Pat Barker Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday 15 October 2016, Durham University, 10.30 am – 5.00 pm

Twenty-five years after the publication of Regeneration, we invite proposals for papers on Pat Barker’s formative work of First World War historical fiction, as well as on her wider oeuvre.

 In 1991 Regeneration focused readers’ attention onto a lesser-visited space of war, the psychiatric hospital, onto challenging narratives of trauma and sexuality, and onto the ideologies of a society struggling to negotiate the effects of a global and industrialised conflict.

Literary Maryland in the American Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Anthony Dotterman/NeMLA Conference (March 23-26)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In her 1998 play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel described Maryland as a place where “You can still imagine what how [it] used to be before the malls took over. This countryside was once dotted with farmhouses. From their porches, you could have witnessed the Civil War raging in the front fields.” Considering the preceding quotation—as well as Maryland’s geographical and figurative status as a border state between the North and South—in terms of America’s complicated racial and social history, the following panel invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to present on the representation of Maryland in the American consciousness at NeMLA's 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23rd-26th).

Death in Supernatural [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:57am
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

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