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Ways of Reading: Beyond, Beneath, and Beside Theory (Grad Conference)

updated: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:59pm
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce their bi-annual conference on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Heather Love (Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania) and Bernie Rhie (Associate Professor of English, Williams College).

Teaching the History of the Book (edited collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:36pm
MLA Options for Teaching series
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Teaching the History of the Bookwill assemble essays by scholars and teachers from across all fields of literary and language study, exploring theories, practices, and problems in teaching about and with the history of the book. Essays in the volume will provide historical context, theoretical frames, and practical insights for effectively teaching the history of the book, as a subject in its own right and as a component or method in courses on other subjects in the field of literature and language, both within and beyond the Anglophone world.

Gender-Switching and Queer Opportunities in Web-Native Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), Montpellier, June 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference (http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/francais/sos2019.htm) in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.

Worldwide Waste:Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:01pm
Worldwide Waste:Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Dear colleagues,

 

On behalf of the Editorial Board, it is my pleasure to share with the launching of Worldwide Waste:Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. The journal will be of direct interest to scholars in postcolonial studies, waste and discard studies, environmental humanities, cultural anthropology and others. We have issued a Call for Papers, Special Collection: ‘Unpacking Food and Drink’ (details below).

 

ANGUISH

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:37pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Georgetown Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Conference Date: March 30, 2018

 

ANGUISH

Samaj (Society) and Freedoms - the relevance of Gandhi and Tagore’s Ideas Today

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:37pm
Manipal University with Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Collaborative International Conference on Gandhi & Tagore organised by MAHE and Edinburgh Napier University

Hosted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka

22 and 23 February 2019

 

Concept Note

Samaj and Freedom(s)  - The relevance of Gandhi and Tagore’s Ideas Today

Opening Doors: Creating Opportunities for Difficult Conversations

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
Graduate Students in English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Graduate Students in English 2019 Conference

“Opening Doors:Creating Opportunities for Difficult Conversations”

March 9, 2019

Starting conversations on difficult topics can seem insurmountable at times. The 2019 GSE Conference focuses on how texts (books, tv shows, films, social media, etc.) open the door to difficult conversations, offering the opportunity for enlightenment and understanding in a time seemingly bereft of both.

Seminar: From Life to Afterlives: Creative Re-presentation in the Premodern World

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:01pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Organizer: Alison Frazier, University of Texas, Austin

DESCRIPTION:

Across the pre-modern world, biography in all media focused largely on rulers, warrior heroes, and spiritual adepts. Such figures, historical or not, were understood to embody virtues worth preserving, admiring and, on occasion, imitating. Thus, the global phenomena of afterlives: creative re-presentations that aimed to secure the posthumous life, or life-effect, of the hero. The topic of afterlives encourages pursuit of a global and comparative pre-modernity that remains generously local, conceptually and theoretically astute, and disciplinarily diverse.

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