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BSJ3:The Edition With Truth

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:06am
BSJ The B. S. Johnson Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 18, 2016

The B.S. Johnson Journal is pleased to announce the new theme for our forthcoming issue; “Truth”. Johnson struggled with questions of truth his entire life and we now invite research papers struggling with the same issue. These might entail readings and reassessments of Johnson’s work from contemporary theoretical perspectives, pieces utilising historical or archive research, or new works that have been created based on or responding to Johnson’s work and insights. Questions to be engaged with include:

 

WALKER PERCY'S UTOPIAS AND DYSTOPIAS

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Much of Walker Percy’s fiction and non-fiction writing is social commentary. At least two novels - Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome - may be called dystopian or post-apocalyptic.  His numerous essays on race relations, on secular materialism, on misguided “self-help” books in a postmodern world seem to indicate that he suspected 20th century America was a dystopia itself.  Additionally, Walker Percy’s personal life included social action in his local community and through the Catholic Church.  Proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" in Walker Percy’s fiction, non-fiction, or life are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr.

WALKER PERCY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In honor of Walker Percy’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, proposals addressing any topic or area celebrating Walker Percy’s life, his fiction, or his non-fiction are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Karey Perkins, University of South Carolina - Beaufort, at both kareyp@uscb.edu and kareyperkins@gmail.com by June 7.

Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies at SAMLA

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:02pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies session seeks proposals related to the literatures and cultures of Portugal, Lusophone Africa, and Brazil for the SAMLA 88 conference to be held in Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016. Papers that engage with the conference theme of utopia/dystopia in contexts such as exploration, migration, and nation formation in the Portuguese-speaking world are especially encouraged. By June 1st, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words and expected A/V requirements to Katherine Ostrom, Emory University, at kostrom@emory.edu.

British Women Writers Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill, June 22-25, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:02pm
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing.

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal

 

Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

 

People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.

English and Italian Hybridity

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Past and Present: New Directions in Victorian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

October 29, 2016, 8:30am - 5:30pm

4th floor Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elaine Hadley, The University of Chicago Introductory Speakers: Anna Kornbluh and Benjamin Morgan, V21

In Past and Present (1843), Thomas Carlyle states, “The condition of England, on which many pamphlets are now in the course of publication, and many thoughts unpublished are going on in every reflective head, is justly regarded as one of the most ominous, and withal one of the strangest, ever seen in this world.”

Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a rolling CFP for our open access, peer-reviewed journal of fandom and neomedia studies. The projected publication date for our next edition is January 2017. Items submitted after 1 December 2016 will be considered for inclusion in the next journal edition in July 2017.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Mother Figures and Representations of Motherhood in English-speaking Societies

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

               Alternately celebrated and pilloried, mother figures have been assigned contradictory roles throughout the histories of English-speaking societies. Reflecting the power structures and conflicts of their times, they have been portrayed as pillars of society, providing material and emotional security, and models of sacrifice, or vilified for failing to perpetuate the expected values of individual responsibility and self-control. Nearly a century after winning political emancipation and almost half a century after the historic struggles for sexual emancipation—which yielded unequal results from one country to another—, women in all segments of society in the USA, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are still regard

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:26am
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming volume. 

THATCamp @ The Lake

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:12pm
THATCamp - Wright State University Lake Campus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Announcing THATCamp @ The Lake! On June 18th and 19th, we’ll gather at Wright State University’s campus in Celina, OH for an open meeting of the minds. In two days, we plan to explore the intersection between technology and the classroom, as well as discuss the ways that technology can expand our pedagogy and research.

Censorship in World/Global YA Literature - "Right to Read" Column

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
Angel Daniel Matos - Column Editor for The ALAN Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am currently seeking a scholar, teacher, or librarian who is interested in writing a 3,000 word essay on censorship in world/global young adult literature. In particular, I am interested in essays that explore YA censorship in a non-U.S. context, and that offer readers strategies on how to prevent, address, and prepare for potential acts of censorship. The piece written by the selected columnist will be published in volume 44, issue 3 of The ALAN Review (http://www.alan-ya.org/calls-for-manuscript-submissions/). 

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