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"Do I Wake or Sleep": The Manifold Implications of Gaiman's *The Sandman*

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Joshua Cohen/ Massachusetts College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Reading Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series, The Sandman, is like racing through a condensed combined curriculum in the classic humanities and modern cultural studies. This panel explores The Sandman as a work of art and as a manifold vision into human life as viewed within a vast cultural and cosmologicial framework. All critical perspectives (including cultural studies, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary approaches) are welcome. Please submit abstract  by 9/30/16 to <http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/call for papers/submit/html> or check NEMLA Website.

 

 

Call for Performance Reviews

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
David Henry Hwang Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Call for Performance Reviews by the David Henry Hwang Society

 

The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date.  From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.

 

SEA 2017 -- Early American Mysticisms

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“The mother sea and fountainhead of all religions lies in the mystical experiences of the individual.”
—William James to Henry Rankin, 1901

Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference -- Dublin 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation 
October 5-7, 2017
University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies
Dublin, Ireland
A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society
(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu)
 

ASLE 2017 panel or roundtable: “Nuclear Waste(lands)”

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Seeking panelists or participants for ASLE panel/roundtable: “Nuclear Waste(lands)”

Decades after the fall of the Soviet Union and end of the arms race, the nuclear bomb and its attendant Cold War anxieties seem already deeply buried in the past. While the weapons themselves remain housed in storage facilities and silos across the globe, much of the cultural and even political thinking about nuclear weapons is outdated, malformed and covered, as it were, in rust. And yet the technologies remain relevant today, and recent world events have brought nuclear technologies back to the fore—the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the Iran nuclear deal and even Donald Trump’s alleged remark, “If we have [nukes], why can’t we use them?”

Call For Abstracts: Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:14am
Jason Cohen / Berea College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2016 

Topic and Title: “Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Academia”

 

The editors, Dwayne Mack and Jason Cohen, seek new contributions for a collection focused on practices and theories related to teaching race and ethnicity in the classroom. Chapters may engage pedagogical or critical approaches that consider teaching race in its relationship with at least one of the following:

CFP For SEA 2017: Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13am
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

English and Englishness in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

The term 'Anglophone' of course means 'English-speaking', but the question is: Which English? Whose English? How far English is that English? Is English merely the master's tongue? Why is English used in the way it is used in a certain Anglophone literary text? When and why does a non-native-English-speaker decide to write in English? What are the social, cultural and political baggage attached to the use of this language?

Los límites de la nación en la España del siglo XIX

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

El siglo XIX se considera el momento en el cual se consolida la gran idea de “nación” en Europa y, específicamente en España, bajo la antorcha de la libertad. Este sistema de pensamiento ha modelado las fronteras externas e internas de Europa en los siguientes dos siglos. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo se han generado las semillas de algunas tendencias de las cuales somos hoy testigos, como la tensión entre europeísmo y ultra-localismo. Por lo tanto, se pueden individualizar multitudes de ejemplos que se contraponen al supuesto ideal que los liberales del siglo XIX pretendían inculcar a los españoles.

CFP: City, Space and Literature (Deadline Oct 15, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE

(Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)

 

Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.

Embodiment at the Margins: Theorizing Bodies and/as Subjectivity in Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Embodiment at the Margins: Theorizing Bodies and/as Subjectivity in Literature and the Arts

to be held July 6-9 2017 at ACLA in Utrecht, Netherlands

Co Chairs: Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
Stephanie Hilger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Katelyn Dykstra Dykerman, University of Manitoba

What makes a subject?  What imbues bodies with meaning?  What makes them matter? And how does this matter become (and remain) intelligible in social discourse? How can we discuss abject, unthinkable, unliveable bodies that exist outside available discourses?

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