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Special Issue: Trans Victorians

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:48pm
Victorian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Victorian Review invites submissions for its special issue devoted to Trans Victorians. From the Chevalier/Chevalière D’Eon, Fanny and Stella, Dr. James Miranda Barry, and Vernon Lee, to the intersecting identities found in gender diverse side shows, including Madame Clofullia and Julia Pastrana, and the political cross-dressing of the Welsh Rebecca Riots, the Victorian era was populated by all manner of non-binary and gender expansive slippages. At the same time, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s conflation of queer sexual orientation and trans gender identity and expression became part of the scientific foundation that informed cisnormative and heteronormative standards not only in medicine and the law, but the popular imagination.

Signs Special Issue: Gender and the Rise of the Global Right

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

As political events across the world have made clear, the right wing is ascendant: from the election of Donald J. Trump in the United States; to the Brexit victory in the United Kingdom; to the rise of rise of rightist, nationalist, anti-immigrant, and neo-Nazi parties across Europe; to the election of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in India; to the Philippine president’s professed admiration for Adolf Hitler; to the impeachment of a democratically elected woman leader in Brazil; to the military coup and gendered crackdown in Egypt; to the virulently antigay legislation in Uganda, in which US–based Christian evangelicals played no small role.

Terrorism in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:30am
literary arena
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

CFP

 Terrorism in Literature: On Examining a Global Phenomenon

A monographic volume on Terrorism

 

Mahmud Darwich claims: “Nothing, nothing justifies terrorism”. Terrorism, like a virus, is spreading to the whole world. It does not advocate any ideology; it rather involves psychopathological personalities.

Papers are invited to investigate and discuss terrorism in literary texts from different perspectives. What is this phenomenon? Why? What for? For/by Whom? What are its social, political and cultural drawbacks? What happened to humanity? How to stop this plague?

 

Call for Articles on Indian, Southeast Asian Philosophies and Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Embodied Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embodied Philosophy is an online educational portal dedicated to Indian, Chinese, and Southeast Asian philosophies and practices. We are currently in the process of building a more robust writing faculty of scholars and scholar-practitioners to educate our growing audience on the nuances of Eastern thought, practice and the intersection between these modes of praxis and the contemporary cultural milieu. 

Independent one-off submissions are welcome, however EP is seeking regular monthly (or bi-monthly) contributors. Compensation packages will be offered to those who are accepted as regular writing faculty. 

Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Faculty of Letters, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Academic journal CULTURAL INTERTEXTS invites proposals of original articles for its 7th volume.

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle, among others:
- discourse of literature. text, pretext and context;
- history and his story;
- women’s voices;
- memory and (re)writing;
- dialogism and intertextualities;
- writing games;
- politics in and of fiction;
- representations of identity;
- sociological imagination in literature;
- literature in and of the new media.

 

2018 AUM Southern Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

The Domestic: Princeton Department of French and Italian 2017 Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Call for Papers

Princeton University

Department of French and Italian

October 20, 2017

The Domestic

 

In light of recent questions of immigration and terrorism, international politics has recently seen a surge in concern for “domestic” issues: the security, well-being, and unity of the nation. Increasingly, countries like France and the United States are “closing their doors” to the rest of the world, reasserting the boundaries of their “homelands.”

 

IRELAND, IRISH AMERICA, and WORK

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
American Conference for Irish Studies--western region
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ireland, Irish America, and Work is the theme of the 33rd annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional [ACIS-West] for Oct. 19-22, 2017 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Many prominent members of the American Labor Movement were Irish and Irish-American. Jim Larkin and James Connolly worked for the I.W.W in both Ireland and the United States, where, in 1917, the I.W.W. began to face vicious repression. By July 1917, federal troops began to be used to suppress industrial conflicts, to raid I.W.W. halls, to break up meetings, and to arrest Wobblies. In Spokane, Irish I.W.W. leader James Rowan was arrested and sent to Leavenworth.

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