Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "Gender and the Cultural Preoccupations of the American West," guest edited by Sigrid Anderson Cordell (University of Michigan) and Carrie Johnston (Bucknell University), which will be published in fall 2017.
Call for Publication: Essays in Virtual Dark Tourism
"Call it a pilgrimage, perhaps." --C.L. Moore, Vintage Season
Dark Tourism studies are expanding as scholars, largely from public history fields, have become interested in the phenomenon of thanatourism: people's fascination with traveling to places that have witnessed death or that recreate sites of calamity, war, and destruction. Ranging from the comical to the profoundly moving, these sites connect people to the past in tangible ways through objects, spaces, exhibits, and dramatic recreation.
The 6th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers'
20 – 21 May 2016, Nice, Côte d'Azur, France
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 4th of April 2016
These roundtable panels will discuss successful, innovative strategies for teaching 18th-century studies. Digital or chalk, it's great teaching being discussed here!
NB: Pedagogy roundtable participants can also present research papers in other panels at the conference.
A conference session on teaching gossip, scandal, history, secrets and lies in the 18th century. Proposal deadline March 13
The border is a liminal space, made ambiguous by the dualities that it encompasses: it unites and separates, opens up and closes off, includes and excludes. The border exists to define one space in opposition to another, yet often functions as a meeting-point, a place of exchange, of mixing, and of hybridity and cross-fertilization. That porousness, on a large scale, can unleash complex processes of de-territorialization and re-territorialization of perspectives, of identities, of cultures and histories.
Black Ontology and the Love of Blackness
It's HBO! Life After Legacy: Reading HBO's New and Original Voices (Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Power)
It's HBO! Life After Legacy (2018) will examine, not HBO's legacy shows, but its current programming, bringing together an international group of media and cultural studies scholars to offer an in-depth look at issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and power behind HBO's new and original voices.
With a growing number of older people in the world, it is time for Reproductive Health Matters to look more closely at the sexual and reproductive health of people in this different stage of life.
This issue of the journal will shine a spotlight on people over 50, inviting research, policy analysis and examples of practical actions that address the effects of ageing on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. We also welcome contributions that highlight the often ignored health and social challenges faced by older people in meeting their sexual and reproductive health needs and rights, and best practices for overcoming these barriers.
Reading Eastern Europe Digitally: Promises for the New Millennium
This panel proposes to study the shifting registers of geographic identity post-1960s. Submissions for any language dealing with post-1960s literature are welcome. Panelists may consider-
+perimeters of exile
Please send your 300-word abstract along with a short bio-note (of 50 words) by 12 March 2016 to Rupsa Banerjee (email@example.com).
This is a proposal for a special session at the MLA conference 2017. Selection at this stage does not ensure the acceptance of the session at the conference.
A monographic volume on Science Vs. Spirituality.
Papers are invited to discuss a wide range of issues concerning Science Vs. Spirituality in poetry, novels, autobiographical works, etc.
Essays should be 7,000-8,500 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references, and should follow the MLA Style Manual (7th edition) for internal citation and Works Cited.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 April 2016
The final date for submitting articles: 30 June 2016.
Please send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As SAMLA heads to Jacksonville, Florida, for its 2016 conference, one recalls Keith Cartwright's characterization of the state as a "longtime frontier of creolizing contact" (8): "Whether in Old South Jacksonville or St. Augustine, or south of that South in Miami's creolizing space, Florida repeats itself as an 'un-American' frontier of the nation, a multi-ethnic borderland, a point of contested migration and immigration, a location of repeating racialized violence, and a divinatory contact space" (188).
This conference seeks to investigate the linguistic manifestations of egocentrism and anthropocentrism. While the existence of these two related, though distinct, phenomena is well established, the aim is to understand more specifically the extent of their influence on the structuring and interpretation of language and discourse, taking into account a wide range of languages and genres (political speech, computer-mediated communication, press articles, advertising, novels, letters, [auto]biographies, etc).