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American Literature Association: Charles W. Chesnutt panels

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

 The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2018 ALA conference in San Francisco.

 

Session One: Outside the Chesnutt Canon

Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:44pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panels at the American Literature Association Conference

May 24-27, 2018 | Hyatt Regency San Francisco 

The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels to be held at the 2018 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco, CA. Though we welcome papers on the themes below, we also strongly encourage submissions on any topic related to Langston Hughes and his contemporaries.

I. “Hold[ing] Fast to Dreams”: Tracing the Literary Legacy of Langston Hughes

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:45pm
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

University of Portsmouth

March 24th, 2018

Keynote: Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)

 

Post-Truth, as a concept, seemed to exemplify 2016. The term, in fact, was appointed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, underscoring its pre-eminence. The phenomenon is characterized by notions of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘false information’, but is this simply academic residue from the postmodern debate trickling down to its broader expression in social media?

Call for Conference Papers--Home: Belonging and Displacement

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:52pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Home: Belonging and Displacement

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal published at The University of Western Australia since 1995. The 13th Annual Limina Conference will be held on 26 and 27 July 2018 at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. 

Call for Papers

Home is a dynamic concept which imbues space with social and symbolic meaning. Home may encompass different scales of place, from a room in a house to a nation, and it may either express or constitute our identities.

(Dis)Unity and Destruction: Surviving the Storm Together

updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:44pm
University of Texas at Arlington English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

The 6th Annual English Graduate Student Association’s Literary Conference

at The University of Texas at Arlington, April 5-6, 2018 

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." – Charles Darwin 

REMINDER CFP ReFocus: The Films of Pablo Larraín

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:43pm
Laura Hatry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

One of the central figures in contemporary Chilean film, director Pablo Larraín (b. 1976), presents a harsh portrait of his country’s current reality and of its tortured history in a direct, sometimes surprising, and often controversial oeuvre, never demurring in the face of violence or painful truths about the past. His first feature film, Fuga (2006), which was poorly received by critics, focuses on a composer’s mental health issues; his striking trilogy about Chile’s recent history covers the Pinochet dictatorship in Tony Manero (2008), the last days of the Allende presidency in Post mortem (2010), and the democratic downfall of Pinochet in 1988 in NO (2012).

Fear 2000: Horror Media Now Conference – 6-7 April, 2018 (Abstracts due 15 January, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:43pm
Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers and 80 minute panels for the third annual Fear 2000 conference at Sheffield Hallam University – Fear 2000: Horror Media Now. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities, the conference will investigate the present and future of the horror genre across several media.

Confluence: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Inquiry

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:12pm
Published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of

Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work

produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing essays, short stories, poetry,

creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the

kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the

fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged

and explored. Submissions are welcome year-round, and will be reviewed promptly after receipt.

Transatlantica special issue: call for papers / Creating the child audience: media and the invention of modern American childhood in the late 19th and 20th centuries

updated: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:37am
Thibaut Clément, Université Paris-Sorbonne
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

One of the most original contributions of the so-called new childhood studies is the shift away from earlier notions of a “universal child” (marked by biological as much as cultural and psychological universals, cutting across all cultural and social groups) to the idea of childhood as a social construct, contingent on historically and culturally situated realities. Starting in the 1980s, researchers have increasingly placed emphasis on children as “agents” and “beings” in their own right, whereas before childhood was conceptualized as a social structure and a state of becoming toward fully realized human adults (James and Prout 1990).

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