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Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
The Department of Philology, University of Ploieşti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti

The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture

 

in collaboration with

 

The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus

 

invite you to the international conference

 

Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma

 

Seeking Review Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:20pm
Chris Vanderwees, Reviews Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. Typically, a review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field.

CRAS is currently accepting review article submissions on a wide range of topics in the context of American literature, culture, and politics.

Please contact the Reviews Editor, Chris Vanderwees, with any questions or suggestions pertaining to review articles.

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THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.

UPDATED DEADLINE: On the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
Joseph P. Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection.  Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level.  In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.

CFP: "Shattered" - Pivot 6.1 (Articles Due 6 September 2016)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Shattered"
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood

“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane

The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:18pm
Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Below is an abstract for the upcoming SEA conference, March 2-4, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please feel free to email me with your abstract proposal, and please include a CV.  THE AMERICAN ROMANCE IN 2016 Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University amanda.l.johnson@rice.edu  This panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World.

The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due August 7, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:31pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

Writing Europe

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
Kingston University/ University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Papers: BrexLit: Writing Europe

A One Day Conference

Wednesday November 2nd 2016

Kingston University, London

Keynote speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning (Professor of European Philosophy –  LSE)

"Mysticisms": ELN 56.1, Winter 2018

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
English Language Notes (published by Duke University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Call for Papers

ELN 56.1, Winter 2018 (Duke University Press)

“Mysticisms”

Nan Goodman, editor

NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
Cabrini University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 26-27, 2016

 

The human body is both a site of resistance and conformity for constructed societal standards of beauty.  Some believe beauty is stable and can be physically measured, while others consider beauty to be a fluctuating manifestation of a cultural ideal.

The Cabrini University Department of English and Gender and Body Studies Program invites students and faculty to consider questions about what and who defines body image, as well as the significance of body image theoretically and historically understood.

Possible topics could address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

International Pearl-Poet Society CFP IMCS-Kalamazoo 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
The International Pearl-Poet Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI:

I: Death and Rebirth in the Pearl-Poet
II: The Transformative Pearl-Poet: Translation and Adaptation

Femorabilia Study Day

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
LJMU
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: FEMORABILIA

Saturday 22nd October 2016,
Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU, Liverpool, UK

A collection of women’s and girls’ periodicals, Femorabilia comprises two-thousand British publications (and more than ninety titles) from every decade of the twentieth century. Femorabilia will be available to view in a hands-on study session.

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