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Call for Papers: The Future of Feminist Disability Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Maria Rovito
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, 35 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:54am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985 and was critically acclaimed. It is a novel that has consistently been considered one of Margaret Atwood's best. However, though it was made into a movie in 1990, The Handmaid's Tale has never been more prominent and recognized than it has been since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Chinua Achebe's No Longer at Ease at 60 (for Northeast Modern Language Association 5-8 March 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As Chinua Achebe's second novel, No Longer at Ease, first published in 1960, arrives at its 60th anniversary, scholars have an opportunity to reassess its significance not only for African literature, but also for world literature in general. The story is set in the 1950's and richly depicts the cultural tensions of African societies nearing independence from Great Britain. It forecasts both the optimism and the disappointment that would characterize post-independence Africa. In dramatizing the fortunes of the Okonkwo family in rural Nigeria and Lagos, No Longer at Ease forms a sequel to Achebe's first and most famous novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), but is not as widely read and discussed as its predecessor.

Transatlantic Connections: Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:34am
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute has extended the deadline for proposals to our 2019 conference:

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Disability Studies and Horror

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:16pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Conference Information:

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

https://mapaca.net/conference

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The Disability Studies Area of the MAPACA, a regional organization of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), seeks papers for a panel on the intersection of Disability Studies with the Horror Genre. One of the most influential strains of Disability Studies has been critical approaches to media such as literature and film. Disabled characters abound in the horror genre, and disability often features as a thematic focus.

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:49pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts

March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

Working Class Studies in Fiction, Film, and Media

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:50pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Working Class Culture
Area chair: Greg Bruno (Teachers College, Columbia University)

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