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Dirty Places: geographies of waste

updated: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:48pm
See below
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

We are putting together a special issue tentatively called “Dirty places: geographies of waste”. “Waste” is a broad and multifaceted concept, always open to interpretation. We want to keep it that way, partly because we are looking for fresh voices, and partly because we want to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation. However, for clarity’s sake, waste is here defined as “material that we failed to use” (Gille, 2018). Gille’s succinct definition reads like an updated version of Mary Douglas’s (1966) classic take on “dirt” —“matter out of place” —, this time formulated under the banner of the Anthropocene. For a deeper look into the concept of waste, please read the following texts:

 

Special Issue "War and Literature: Commiserating with the Enemy"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:50pm
Rachel McCoppin - Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

Special Issue "War and Literature: Commiserating with the Enemy"

deadline for submissions: 

January 11, 2019

full name / name of organization: 

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787)

contact email: 

mccoppin@umn.edu

Special Issue "War and Literature: Commiserating with the Enemy"

CFP: PLAY Conference (Texas Tech University, April 13, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:40am
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

“PLAY” Conference
Texas Tech University
April 13, 2019
 

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) is happy to announce a call for papers for our second Annual Conference in the Humanities, to be held in Lubbock on April 13, 2019.  The conference topic each year aligns with the Center's annual theme, which for 2018-2019 is "PLAY.” We are interested in the interdisciplinary study of play in myriad forms and in any of the following categories: art, culture, literature, music, dance, games, sports, politics, technology, and education. This list is open-ended and, in the spirit ofplay, we are open to proposals that catch us by intellectual surprise.

The Matter of the Elgin Marbles: Romantic Materiality

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:59am
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR Conference 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)

 

The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.

 

"Technically Yours": Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:37pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

An international conference organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, to be held October 18-20, 2019

Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2019

Conference website: https://ntuyours.wordpress.com 

Keynote Speaker:

Martin E. Jay (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Plenary Speakers:

Eyal Amiran (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature + Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, USA)

Book Chapters on Halide Edib Adivar's Serialized Novels

updated: 
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 4:06pm
Iclal Vanwesenbeeck
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Book Chapters:

A critical edition of Halide Edib Adivar's serialized novels (1910-1961) in English translation is currently under consideration for publication. I am soliciting book chapters on:

-Halide Edib and women's literature

-Women, media, and the Turkish novel in twentieth-century Turkey

-Film adaptations and/or book illustrations of Halide Edib's novels

Please send inquiries, 500-word proposals and biographical information to

Iclal Vanwesenbeeck at vanwesen@fredonia.edu

Deadline: January 15, 2019

RELIGIONS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

updated: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:13pm
Religions (Special Issue)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This special issue, “Religions in African American Popular Culture,” will focus on the intersection of religions and African American popular culture and provide a snapshot of the current relationship of African American popular culture to religions. African American popular culture is defined here asthose aspects of culture largely created and produced by peoples of Africana descent in the United States of America that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through artifacts (e.g., icons and personas) and practices (e.g., arts and rituals). The artifacts of African American popular culture are inclusive of but not limited to objects and material culture, heroes, celebrities, stars, and stereotypes.

Crossing Boundaries: Towards an Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:37am
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Crossing Boundaries: Towards an Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies

The 14th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 4, 2018 

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY 

Keynote Speaker: Shirin Khanmohamadi, San Francisco State University

UPDATED: Russian & American Short Stories and Influence Abstract: 1/15/2019; Completed Draft: 6/15/2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:37am
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: “Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:38am
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions?

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