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Double Talk: Dialect, Multilingualism, and Coded Language in American Literature

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Andy Harper / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.

Embodying Fantastika

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Embodying Fantastika

An Interdisciplinary Conference

8 - 10 August 2019

Lancaster University, UK

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sherryl Vint (UC Riverside, USA)

Sara Wasson (Lancaster, UK)

ABSTRACT DEADLINE

1 May 2019

 

‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term that embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The sixth annual Fantastika conference will aim to define, challenge and debate

Domesticity in Odd Places - EC ASECS 2019

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:57pm
East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Domesticity in Odd Places (EC ASECS October 24-26, 2019, Gettysburg, PA)

Heroes, Villains, and Victims: Hagiography, Demonization, and Narrative's Role in Assessing Who Matters

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Literature and history are rife with figures who are difficult to assess. For example, the television show Dexter was premised on the question of whether or not a murderer who only kills other murderers is a villain or a dark hero. Likewise, both historians and authors have attempted to determine whether John Brown was a hero, a terrorist, a victim, or a madman? Similarly, depending on the perspective from which he is analyzed, Che Guevara was a heroic revolutionary, a violent executioner, or, perhaps, a bit of both? Was Bertha Mason the madwoman in the attic as Charlotte Bronte would have us believe or a victim of the forces of both colonialization and patriarchy as Jean Rhys describes?

CFP: Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:05pm
Prof. Anna Maria Guasch / Art, Globalization, Interculturality / Universitat de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination

 

24 – 25 October, 2019. Barcelona

 

Venues:

Aula Magna, Faculty of Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona (Montalegre 6); MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Plaça dels Àngels 1).

 

Direction: Anna Maria Guasch (UB)

Co-direction: Nasheli Jiménez del Val (AGI)

 

John Milton: Identity, Relationships, Power

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Milton Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This session invites submissions for twenty-minute, scholarly presentations on any aspect of John Milton. Especially welcome are proposals addressing the conference theme, “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.” From Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost to Satan and Jesus in Paradise Regain’d to the Lady and Comus in A Masque, Milton encouraged readers to think power, identity, and relationships in many forms and in many contexts. What might these intersections of power, identity, and relationship reveal to us about Milton as a poet and political activist? By Friday, May 25, please submit an abstract of 200 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr.

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:08pm
Dr. Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS for Edited Volume with ISBN.

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

CFP--book collection, "Wilde Politics"

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:02pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I have spoken with an Senior Commissioning Editor at Manchester University Press (with their strengths in theatre, nineteenth century lit, and politics), and he is very excited about the prospects of this edited collection. He/MUP is eagerly awaiting a proposal.

The book is called, Wilde Politics: The Political Thought of Oscar Wilde. My Introduction is (currently) entitled, “The Politics of Being Oscar Wilde.” The three sections of the book are “Victorian Politics”; “The Politics of Aesthetics”; and “Political Philosophy.” 

Radical Immersions | Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:46am
Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Radical Immersions: 
Navigating between virtual/physical environments and information bubbles 
8 – 10 September 2019 

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