all recent posts

Call for Editors: The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.

The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review.

Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
J. Jesse Ramirez / University of St Gallen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017 Seminar Proposal: Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50When Frank Kermode delivered the Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mar College in 1965, he tried hard to debunk the apocalyptic anxieties of his time: “it seems doubtful that our crisis, our relation to the future and to the past, is one of the important differences between us and our predecessors.” It is a remarkable claim to have made just a few years removed from the Cuban Missile Crisis; perhaps it was even more remarkable to read in 1967, when the lectures were published as The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction.

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

A two-day conference organised by the Modern & Contemporary Research Group at Loughborough University

Keynote speaker:

Professor Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware)

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 April 2017

 

CFP NeMLA 2017: Economy of I's: Bartering Subjects & the Multiplied Self in the American Lyric

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable session is seeking papers that consider how first person pronouns and declarative clauses are used in the American lyric and how their use potentially highlights the ways in which place and nationality work to construct notions of the self in relation to the collective body—work to construct a political economy of empathetic identification.

 

To submit papers, go to: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

'The Art of Punk'

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
The University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reminder: CfP 'The Art of Punk' Deadline fast approaching!

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON & PUNK SCHOLARS NETWORK PRESENT THE THIRD ANNUAL

In partnership with PIND (Punk is Not Dead)

A History of the Punk Scene in France (1976-2016)

CONFERENCE AND

POSTGRADUATE

SYMPOSIUM

THE ART OF PUNK

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

Third Annual PSN Conference

Rendering Subjectivity and Perspective in Visual Representations

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Uncertainties, positionalities, and shifting interpretations often play an important part in our research, but standard graphical representations, which are frequently used in the Digital Humanities, seem to represent information objectively. Do charts, maps, graphs and other forms of representation hinder our discussions of experiential issues, or can we reinterpret this supposed objectivity to put tension on empiricism itself? Can we work to reimagine these traditional graphic representations through layer or distortion, or should we invent new forms for humanities work?

Global Crime Fiction, Film, and TV: Bodies, Guns, and a Measure of Truth?

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel proposes to investigate the evolution of crime literature, film, and TV across international borders from 1950-2017. 

Specifically, we will probe the relationships among literature, film, and TV as they evolve from the mid-twentieth century until the present day. We would like to do this on an international and comparative basis, analyzing the similarities and differences in this genre from country to country, culture to culture, and language to language.

We hope this panel will include many different strategies and approaches.

"Microzones": (Un)settling Culture in Caribbean and Latin American Texts

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:20am
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will examine how literary and visual expressions challenge and denounce epistemic violence in the Caribbean and Latin America. The scholar Nelly Richard identifies “microzones of agitation and commotion that unsettle the normative equilibrium of what is dictated by habit or convenience, and thereby creates disturbance in the semiotic organization of messages that produce and reproduce institutional consent”(1). This panel evokes the dialogue and study of the microzones in Caribbean and Latin American literature and art.

NEMLA 2017 -- Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:16am
Amy Friedman / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reports From Academic Moms on Life-hacking the Ph.D-Career-Kid Matrix  (Roundtable)Submit Abstract


A roundtable discussion on how women with kids manage and thrive in academia. Are women getting support on the road to becoming Dr. and Mom? Or are we ignoring: a chronic lack of mentorship; negative administrative policies; and even outdated, patriarchal, institutionalized expectations of who gets to succeed? Personal experiences good and bad are welcome, as are moms of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16122

"Do I Wake or Sleep": The Manifold Implications of Gaiman's *The Sandman*

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Joshua Cohen/ Massachusetts College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reading Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series, The Sandman, is like racing through a condensed combined curriculum in the classic humanities and modern cultural studies. This panel explores The Sandman as a work of art and as a manifold vision into human life as viewed within a vast cultural and cosmologicial framework. All critical perspectives (including cultural studies, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary approaches) are welcome. Please submit abstract  by 9/30/16 to <http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/call for papers/submit/html> or check NEMLA Website.

 

 

Call for Performance Reviews

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
David Henry Hwang Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Call for Performance Reviews by the David Henry Hwang Society

 

The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date.  From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.

 

SEA 2017 -- Early American Mysticisms

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“The mother sea and fountainhead of all religions lies in the mystical experiences of the individual.”
—William James to Henry Rankin, 1901

Pages