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Yeats and Eros/Yeats and Paris

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:14am
The International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

  The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"

Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December

Call for papers 

Yeats and Eros:

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Middle Grounds: The Politics and Aesthetics of Medieval Mediocrity

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 7:16pm
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Medievalists @ Penn Sponsored Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

What can we learn from unexceptional texts and artifacts in the Middle Ages? How can we critically assess the metrics by which we evaluate quality? How can medieval studies reconcile, or recover from, the history of Orientalism in its estimation of non-European medieval traditions? This panel builds on conversations during the 2019 Medievalists @ Penn Conference on Mediocrity (https://middling-ages.tumblr.com), which we seek to carry in more explicitly transcultural directions.

Narrative Voice in Autobiographical Graphic Novels (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for panel at NEMLA 51st Annual Convention (Boston, March 5-8, 2020)

Narrative Voice in Autobiographical Graphic Novels

ICMS 2020: Orientations: Intersections of Queer, Trans, Ace, and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:26am
Zachary Engledow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

Sponsored by the BABEL Working Group and Co-Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages. 

International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10 2020

World-Building: Tolkien, His Precursors and Legacies

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:25am
Fantasy Research Hub, School of Critical Studies, Univ. of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Call for Papers:"Medieval World-Building: Tolkien, His Precursors and Legacies”

sponsored by the Fantasy Research Hub, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow,

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

James Baldwin Review Volume 6

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:40am
James Baldwin Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

 

James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its sixth volume. An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical essays and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacies of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

BORDERS

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:45am
BAKEA 2019 6th INTERNATIONAL WESTERN CULTURAL AND LITERARY STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Cultural, geographical, political, social, emotional, linguistic, and economic borders, among others, define and determine different aspects of our identities, cultures, and social lives along with literatures and arts. In a world charmed by 'globalization', interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social sciences has thrown further lights on the definitions, conceptualizations, roles and functions of borders. They are understood not only in terms of limits, restrictions, and divisions but also in terms of opportunities, possibilities, and reconstructions.

Complicity [ACLA 2020]

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 2:56pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In recent years, subtle discussions of beneficiaries (Bruce Robbins), bystanders (Robert Meister), spectators (Luc Boltanski), and implicated subjects (Michael Rothberg) have drawn attention to the political, ethical, and aesthetic imperatives emanating from occupying positions of complicity in structures propped up by historical injustice. While much of this scholarship zeroes in on atrocities and events of historical significance, Robbins and Meister, at least, also wedge open space for considering complicity at the level of everyday life. What does it mean for someone to feel depressed by diagnosis of climate catastrophe? To feel overwhelmed by capitalism? To desire escape routes in the face of resurgent racist nationalisms around the world?

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