The graduate students of The University of Alabama’s Department of Modern Languages & Classics, in collaboration with the graduate students of the Department of Education, the Department of English, and TESOL program, invite papers for our seventh annual University of Alabama Languages Conference entitled “Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Through Language” to be held February 17-18, 2017, at Hotel Capstone and The Ferguson Center of The University of Alabama.
Proposals about all languages are welcome in, but are not strictly limited to, the following topic strands:
CFP: Writing Meat: Flesh-Eating and Literature Since 1900
Call for Papers for the 2017 Berkeley Graduate Student Symposium
“Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World”
ScandGrads, the graduate organization affiliated with Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley, is proud to announce the interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium in Berkeley, California to be held March 3-4, 2017.
CFP: Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond
An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
[EXTENDED] DEADLINE for abstracts: July 15, 2016
Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice
Dewey W. Hall, Editor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Call for Papers
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue on “another children’s literature”—one created by children and youth themselves. Usually, “children’s literature” has been assumed to be literature written by adults for children. In this issue, however, we intend to focus on literature created by children and youth. While there has been some critical attention to the juvenilia of canonical authors and considerable educational and psychological interest in what children’s writing reveals about children, comparatively little attention has been paid to the literary dimensions of—and theoretical issues raised by—children’s and youths’ writing.
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue on “nonfiction for children and young adults.” While many children and teenagers prefer to read nonfiction for pleasure (from books of records to military history to sex education) the focus of research and writing about young readers skews extremely heavily towards fiction. Indeed Bookbird itself has not focused on nonfiction since 2003 and no winner or shortlisted candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen writing prize has ever been an author of nonfiction.
CFP: Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference
23-25 March 2017
SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting “Jane Austen & the Arts,” a bicentenary conference that explores Jane Austen’s engagement with the arts. Discussions of the role of the arts, broadly defined, in structuring Austen’s novels, shaping her characters, or enriching her life are welcome.
The conference website, https://janeaustenandthearts.com, provides additional information and will soon contain online registration links.
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
International Congress for Medieval Studies 2017
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2017 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 11-14, 2017.
Call for papers in consideration for a preconstituted panel proposal for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago, March 22-26, 2017.
Still Taboo: Sexual Provocation on 21st Century Screens
The Academic job interview isn't a monolithic entity: each academic institution--ranging from research universities to community colleges--has its own processes. Learning to navigate these different environments is difficult, and job seekers can benefit from hearing from a wide range of stakeholders (administrators, departments chairs, junior faculty, etc.)
To that end, we are calling for a wide range of voices to join our roundtable and examine the academic job interview from a variety of perspectives.
Please submit brief abstracts (200 words) and a bio by Sep 30, 2016.
To submit, please use NeMLA's portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.
7-9 November 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
What impact does women's limited presence in key fields of research have upon our capacity to grapple with social and political change? And if gender is ignored as an analytic category, can the social sciences make a meaningful contribution to understanding or resolving issues of gender inequality in society?
Modern Horizons Journal CFP – ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’
Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our sixth annual conference on ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’ to be held Friday, 27 October, 2016 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver, Canada. Proposals are to be sent to email@example.com by 25 July, 2016.