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Literary Imagination of the Plasticene

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:06am
MLA 2020 Convention Just-in-Time Session
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

According to the US Geological Survey’s findings published in May 2019, “it is raining plastic” in the Rocky Mountains. Reports of airborne microplastics travelling around the globe are being released. The Arctic snow is shown to contain plastic particles. These disturbing discoveries attest that the pervasiveness of plastic has never been more conspicuous, even in the most “pristine” regions of the planet. At the same time, with India's impending ban on importing plastics from abroad for recycling purposes, plastic acts a political metaphor of neoimperialism that backfires on the “first-world” countries. In this era of Plasticene, we breathe, eat, drink, and excrete plastic.

Call for Papers, CEA 2020 National Conference at Hilton Head Island, SC, March 26-28

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:14am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

General Call for Papers at CEA 2020

Conference Theme: Tides 

Conference Date: March 26-28, 2020

Conference Venue: Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa; One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928; 1-843-686-8400;

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhgr-hilton-head-marriott-resort-and-spa/

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentation for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

NeMLA 2020: Alternative Narratives of Trauma in Recent Latin American Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
Mai Hunt & Tess Renker/Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We are seeking abstract submissions for a roundtable to be held at the 51st NeMLA Annual Convention during March 5-8, 2020 in Boston, MA. Abstracts are due September, 30th. 

Alternative Narratives of Trauma in Recent Latin American Cultural Production:

Curriculums for Social Justice

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:47am
Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice.

Literature as Vocation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:46am
Western Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Why do we do what we do in the field of literary studies? Why does it matter? To whom? What redemptive or transformative work does literature do? When? Where? How? We invite reflection and conversation about the different kinds of work literature does to and through writers, readers, teachers, thinkers, and scholars. Our topic is intentionally broad as we seek to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creation, interpretation, and appreciation of literature from any historical period and any genre. Our format is inclusive with panels for professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as scholars from multiple disciplines including English, Modern Languages, Theology, Education, Psychology, Science, and Humanities.

Special Issue: Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:43am
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Special issue title: Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative
Issue editors: Dr. Malcah Effron (MIT) and Dr. Nicole Kenley (Baylor University)

EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP // EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

25th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 17-19 July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

OUR DICKENS: DICKENS AND HIS PUBLICS

17th-19th July 2020, Bloomsbury, London

In 2020, the 150-year anniversary of Dickens’s death, the annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in Bloomsbury, Dickens’s home for periods of time and where he produced some of his most memorable novels. Organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum (formerly the Dickens House Museum), the anniversary Symposium seeks to explore what Dickens means to so many people across the world and why he has meant so much to diverse publics over time.

Leeds IMC 2020: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:46pm
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020

Sponsors: Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University and the Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University

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