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Slave Poetics and the Political Present (interdisciplinary)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:55am
American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8th-11th
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.

Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:16pm
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

Reminder: Women and Archives

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:46am
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies

Saturday 2 June 2018

York St John University

School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy

So—satire is no more—I feel it die—
No Gazetteer more innocent than I—
And let, a’ God’s name, every fool and knave
Be graced through life, and flattered in his grave.

 

Alexander Pope, ‘Epilogue to the Satires’ (1738)

 

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In Retrospect: Ellis Bell, Emily Bronte and their Wuthering Heights

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Call for Papers: The Confidential Clerk (Vol.4)

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2018 issue.         

In Retrospect: Ellis Bell, Emily Bronte and their Wuthering Heights

Irreconcilable differences? Peace and Conflict in Irish Literature, Culture, and Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:12pm
Charles Ivan Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Second and Final Call for Papers:

Irreconcilable differences? Peace and Conflict in Irish Literature, Culture, and Politics. 10th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (Kristiansand, Norway, 3-4 May 2018)

Irish Studies is a contested field. Much of this can be construed as a healthy sign of differences of opinion or approach, but dissension can also be the source of weakening fragmentation and waste. This conference wishes to address notions of peace and conflict in a constructive manner, in a way that crosses the disciplines of Irish Studies.

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:33pm
University of British Columbia - Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities 

Endnotes 2018 

UBC English Graduate Conference 

University of British Columbia 

May 4-5, 2018 

 

Of bodies changed to other forms I tell; 

You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change, 

Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay 

In one continuous song from nature’s first 

Remote beginnings to our modern times. 

- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I 

 

To recognize in paranoia a distinctively rigid relation to temporality, at once anticipatory and retroactive, averse above all to surprise, is also to glimpse the lineaments of other possibilities. 

"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
ESSE - The European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno 2018 (Czech Republic)

Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno and Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018

 

 

Scholars wishing to present their paper at the ESSE 2018 Conference in Brno are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to the convenors of the respective seminars.

 

 

"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"

Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
Dave Clayton / University of Chichester
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: British Women’s Writing from 1930 to 1970

 

Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype 

A two-day Conference at the University of Chichester

Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th 2018

Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton

Department of English, Creative Writing, History and Politics 

CFP: Third Annual Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) June 18-19, 2018, Lake Forest College

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:13pm
Andrew Utterson (Ithaca College)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Participation

Third Annual Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC)
June 18 & 19, 2018

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2018

The Media, Communication, and Film Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium is dedicated to providing a space for faculty engaged in the scholarly and pedagogical praxis of media, communication, and film studies in the liberal arts context.

We invite proposals of 250–500 words for papers, panels, workshops, student-work showcases, and exhibits for a two-day symposium, to be held at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, outside Chicago.

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