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Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:17pm
University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice

The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

6-8 July 2017

 

Deadline for submissions: 3 February 2017

Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer j.seaboyer@uq.edu.au

Confirmed speakers:

Dr David Aldridge, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University

Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland

 

I <3 Pop

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:12pm
The Comparative Literature Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference

November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD

Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY

“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag

There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

 

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2016 edition.  Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons.  The journal is also seeking shorter “notes and queries” and “connections” that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

 

[UPDATE: Deadline extended] The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due August 15, 2016; collection of essays)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:48pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

CFP: special issue on Chris Marker and Jacques Rivette

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
The Cine-Files, www.thecine-files.com
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Cine-Files is now accepting submissions (4000-6000 words) for the featured scholarship segment of Issue 12 (Spring 2017), a special commemorative issue on Chris Marker and Jacques Rivette.

An aura of mystery surrounds Jacques Rivette and Chris Marker.  Little is known of the private identities of these reclusive and elusive figures, other than their mutual regard and affection for cats.  We remember them through their films, which continue to redefine the art of cinema around the world.

CFP: ACLA Seminar 2017: Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA Conference, Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Seminar Organizers:
Alejandro Zamora, Glendon College, York University
Jocelyn Frelier & Mélissa Gélinas, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

           

Bring Out Your Undead: Undead South/Undead Nation

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

This proposed session for SASA 2017 pushes and pulls beyond traditional notions of the “gothic,” horror, and hauntings, instead engaging with more expansive ideas enabled by recent theorizations of undeadness. Special attention will be given to proposals that link forms of undeadness associated in some way with the American South to formulations in or across other regions and nations. What is "undead nation," and how might we understand it in relation to undead Souths? How does undeadness migrate and circulate across regional and national frames and at the same time backlight gender, sexuality, race, settler colonialism, and more?

Intersecting Global Modernism and World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA 2017: Utrecht University, July 6-9
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The recent global turn in modernist studies prompts timely questions about the intersections between global modernism and world literature, and the role that global modernism plays within the study of world and comparative literature. In their article “The New Modernist Studies,” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz argued for an “expanded” vision of modernism that reconsiders canonical figures and texts, contests canonicity’s traditional limits, and redefines temporal and geographical coordinates beyond Anglophone traditions and Eurocentric frameworks.

Acting Age in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
NEMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Recent work in performance studies have trenchantly analyzed constructs of identity, gender, and race in the Long Eighteenth Century. In Rival Queens, for example, Felicity Nussbaum explores how actresses of the eighteenth century embodied and challenged femininity through their roles on and off the stage, roles that blended together in the mind of a public audience. But enlightening performance studies such as Nussbaum's do not often, however, account for age. Age cuts across gender, race, and class.

“Interrogating Discourses and Representations of Anger” Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
English Graduate Organization at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Anger is traditionally conceived as a contrary response to a negatively-perceived experience. Anger is an emotion that is acceptable for some and not others. For some, expressing anger can have a devastating impact on social, political, professional, and economic outcomes while it enables the successful outcomes of others. Moreover, it can function as an impetus for transformation or stall changes in culture.

Anger may color the actions of groups who strive for change. Particularly, in academia, anger and professionalism are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Calls for respectability and civility are often used to silence minority groups who express anger.

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Charles Brockden Brown Society
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

1980s Nostalgia in 21st Century Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Douglas A. Cunningham / Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2016

This is a call for proposals on 1980s nostalgia in 21st-century film and television.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, films and programs such as TRON: LEGACY, SUPER 8, STRANGER THINGS, CREED, and THE EXPENDABLES series, among many others.  A variety of disciplinary approaches is welcome.  Please send a 300-word proposal, a 50-word bio, and a list of at least five relevant sources to Dr. Doug Cunningham at dcunningham@westminstercollege.edu.  The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference will be held in Chicago between March 22 and March 26, 2017.

The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:40pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dear Researcher,

 The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages calls for papers (Ahwaz, Iran).

 Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in either English or Persian.

 For more details, please visit the conference website (WWW.LTLT.IR).

Please feel free to write if there is any query.

 The Conference Secretariat,
Pazhoheshgaran Andishmand Institute,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran

(+98) 61-32931199

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