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Jonathan Swift in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Lynne Farrington / Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Jonathan Swift was a traveller, in his imagination as well as in life, regularly making his way, by ship and by foot, back and forth between Ireland and England during major periods of his life. Swift also travelled through genres and voices, among men and women, and between politics and religion. His works have travelled as well, through space and time, in numerous editions, along with translations, responses, adaptations, abridgements, continuations, and illustrated versions.

Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
New Voices Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Elsewhere: Wandering In and Out of the Humanities 

J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community.

Ethos Journal 3.2 “Cultural Artifacts in the Anthropocene”-- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
Ethos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its August 2017 special issue on the Anthropocene. In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy met to discuss whether or not to formally define our current geological epoch as the “Anthropocene.” Despite the fact that the term has not been officially sanctioned, it has been widely adopted by popular scientists, social theorists, humanities scholars and others since its coining in 2000 by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer.

Anthropocene Responsibility

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
Chase Pielak, Ph.D. / Auburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Anthropocene Responsibility

We are seeking proposals of 500 words by July 31, 2017 for essays to be included in an edited collection on the possibilities of responsibility in the anthropocene era.

 

Possible Times: Alternative Temporalities in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:58pm
Emily King / RSA 2018 (New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel investigates early modern coping strategies that engage both possibility and temporality. Specifically, how do early modern texts model alternative temporalities that evoke revised histories, alternative presents, or potential futures? How might intertextuality, grammatical structures, wordplay, and visual or other paratextual elements signal possibility? And how might alternative temporalities revise early modern subjectivity?

Topics of interest might include:

DREAM AND REALITY

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 20 (2/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 20 (2/2017), devoted to the VIS ŞI REALITATE  / DREAM AND REALITY / RÊVE ET RÉALITÉtopic. By the choice of this theme, we intend to bring together, in one volume, approaches to the different (and yet related) genres and subgenres of fantastic literature, science-fiction and imaginary ethnography.

TEXTS AND TERRITORIES: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE AGES

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
Hülya Taflı Düzgün, PhD, Medievalist, Deparment of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The writing of a literary text is as a retrospective explanation of what is happening in the present and such writing is the deliberate re-creation in actual practice. This present includes social, cultural, religious and political events. The impact of immediate contemporary concerns is served to place a literary text at least partly outside the author’s control. The author responds to a given context of historical and cultural incident that limits his freedom to invent or adapt or explain.

Craft Modernism An Assembly

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

*NEW: deadline for proposals extended to May 26 2017*

Craft Modernism: an assembly

Sussex University, 15 June 2017

We cordially invite you to come and take part in a new type of collaborative event: an assembly of thinkers and of ideas.

We want to gather a group of scholars and practitioners who are interested in instances or representations of craft in modernist writing, visual art, and sound.

We are open to inventive interpretations of the terms ‘craft’ and ‘modernism’. We welcome creatively imagined short presentations that will introduce an image or excerpt that the presenter will ‘speak to,’ and explain the connection to craft.

On Dramatic Theory

updated: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:18am
Eero Laine / Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
https://journals.ku.edu/jdtc

Special Section for Spring 2018
Guest Editor, Eero Laine

On Dramatic Theory

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