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African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/ArtsActivismConference

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to https://griotinstituteforafricanastudiesbucknell.submittable.com/submit

Ezra Pound's Vision of Paradise in The Cantos

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at grienej@scf.edu.

Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.

Labor and Social Class in American Utopias/Dystopias

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
Owen Cantrell/Georgia Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of utopia and dystopia, this panel will investigate the ways in which work, class, and labor have been represented throughout these traditions in American literature and culture. From utopia texts from authors like Edward Bellamy and Ignatius Donnelly to dystopian films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, utopian and dystopian representations have had a lot to say about work, class, and labor. In this panel, the questions we are interested in posing in this session are these: how are utopias/dystopias important for thinking about social class and labor? What can these representations tell us about popular and theoretical understandings of social class and labor?

Muslims in America

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference, Jacksonville FL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts.

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE

This panel invites papers that focus on any aspect of contemporary Spanish American literature and popular culture. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to co-chairs Elisabeth Austin, Virginia Tech (elaustin@vt.edu) and Elena Lahr-Vivaz, Rutgers University, Newark (el431@rutgers.edu).

Call for Papers: LiNQ 2016 Place, Past, Perspective issue

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:42am
Literature in North Queensland (LiNQ)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Perspective, in the context of time or place, is one of the primary orienting tools of narrative.  In life and story, new or different perspectives can reveal hitherto hidden aspects of realty, and differences in perspective lead to misunderstanding or conflict. In literature ranging from the English poet William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to the Australian novelist’s Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap, readers are exposed to the possibilities and problems that emerge from differences of perspective. In the very act of reading and writing, readers and authors alike are forced to confront the points of contact between their own perspective and those of others.

Young Adult Literature and the Postsecular [Update]

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:14am
Jacob Stratman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am interested in collecting essays that explore religious belief and practice in contemporary young adult fiction (written after 2001).  There are several questions that each chapter will address:  How are the religious experiences of teenagers expressed in contemporary young adult literature?  What is the relationship between the characters’ religious beliefs/values and their interactions with parents, their friends, their schools, and their societies (real and fantastic)?  How do young adult authors use religious texts, traditions, and beliefs to add layers of meaning to their characters, settings, and plots?  How does contemporary young adult literature place itself into the larger conversation regarding the postsecular? 

Witchcraft & Catholicism in the Early Modern Period

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:11am
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association at the RSA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.

CFP - Apollon Undergraduate Humanities eJournal

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Apollon, Humanities' Only Hope
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Apollona peer-reviewed undergraduate eJournal in the humanities, announces the call for papers for its seventh issue. The sixth issue is online with six peer-reviewed research contributions from undergraduate scholars across the US, and expanded features such as audio and video interviews, material and art history videos, and editorial pieces. Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is July 01, 2016. Interested faculty should contact us with interest or inquiries as well. Go ahead -- you know you want to.

Vernacular Practices across East Asia: The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
The University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Call for Papers:

 

Vernacular Practices across East Asia

The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference 2016

Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th

 

Keynote Speaker: Bao Weihong, Assistant Professor in the Chinese Program and Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley 

 

Special Event“Kagawa Ryo Live in Chicago,” a performance of Japanese folk music

 

Conference Description:

Tennessee Williams Annual Review accepting submissions for 2017 issue

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Tennessee Williams Annual Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Annual Review invites academic writing on all aspects of the Williams oeuvre, including his plays, poetry, prose, and correspondence. Studies of the productions of his plays and technical analyses of stagecraft and institutional issues are welcome, as is work on present-day productions of recently discovered and newly edited texts. The journal also routinely publishes brief texts that emerge from the ongoing examination of his literary records. Of particular interest is the history of the reception of Williams’s work and public persona in the postwar Broadway renaissance and in the period roughly from 1940 to 1980, along with scholarship on the lasting effects of Williams’s work on the cinema.

Special Issue: Horace Walpole

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Image [&] Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special tercentenary issue devoted to the work of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). Articles covering all aspects of Walpole’s literary career are welcome, though preference will be given to those focusing on the correspondences between word and image.

Possible topics may include:

- narrative functions of images in Walpole’s work

- Gothic imagery in The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

- art commentaries in Walpole’s correspondence, journals and Anecdotes

- narratives and catalogues of Houghton Hall and Strawberry Hill

- book design at the Strawberry Hill Press

- illustrations of Walpole’s work

 

Call for Papers: PAMLA 2016 Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

We invite submissions for the Rhetorical Approaches to Literature panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

This year's conference theme is "Archives, Libraries, Properties." However, papers on any topics related to literature from a rhetorical analysis and perspective are welcome.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system, which requires a PAMLA website user account for access. Click on "Online Proposal Submission Form" on this page:

EC/ASECS 2016 CFP / Historical Poetics: Strangely Familiar?

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:08am
Michael Edson / University of Wyoming
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

CFP for EC/ASECS 2016 (Fredericksburg, VA, 27–29 October 2016)

Historical Poetics: Strangely Familiar?

Recent scholars such as Yopie Prins and Virginia Jackson have identified and contested “lyricization”—the tendency to view all poetry as lyric poetry, as the solitary effusions of an expressive speaker—in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American criticism that continues to inform much current scholarship. Prins and Jackson are nineteenth-century specialists, and they have positioned their work under the rubric of “historical poetics,” an approach questioning the relevancy of some of the most familiar and supposedly universal genres, modes (lyric), and meters (foot-scansion) by which scholars traditionally analyze poetry.

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