Indigenous communities offer models of collective sustainability, territorial sovereignty, ecological justice, and cultural persistence, keenly appealing to a world threatened by environmental pillage and ideological warfare. The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference aims to build a global indigenous community without borders. Legacy of the recently deceased Colonel Frank Lumsden, leader of the Charles Town Maroons, this vision of global unity among geographically distinct yet politically allied indigenous communities advances an alternative to global disaster that combines transnational commonality with cultural specificity and political purpose.
Studies in the Novel welcomes proposals for its Fall 2017 special issue on any topic pertaining to the novel, from its origins to the present. Previous special issues have focused on a specific author (David Foster Wallace, Willa Cather) or on a particular category, subgenre, or theme (South African Novel, terrorism, the Graphic Novel). However, we welcome proposals that take a more innovative approach to the tried and true focus on individual novelists or subgenres.
Proposal deadline: February 1, 2016
Contact: Send proposals and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective guest editors should submit a proposal that provides:
Extracting the Resources of History
Keynote Speakers: Susan Buck-Morss, Christopher Pavsek, and Kristin Ross
10-12 March 2016 at the University of Florida
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the annual American Literature Association conference in San Francisco in May 2016.
Panel 1: Neglected Works
the quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
This panel welcomes any papers on restoration and 18th century prose, poetry, and drama for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.
Abstracts should be 300 to 500 words. Abstracts that relate directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are welcome, but
If you are interested in presenting a paper in a session, email an abstract and a brief CV to Courtney Simpkins at email@example.com by March 31, 2016.
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their seventh annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016.
This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender in Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6-8, 2015. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2016. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2016.
More information is available on the conference website:
The Patrick Henry College Literary Colloquium is put on by a group of undergraduate literature students at Patrick Henry College, with the interest of promoting lively and relevant discussion of literary topics. We believe that literature should not be simply left in the classroom, that the study of literature ought to be taken up and applied in the context of everyday culture and experience. Dialoguing about these matters is part of how we learn and grow as human beings, cultivating a deeper appreciation of art and meaning. This call goes out, then, to other undergraduate students to bring what stories or research they have concerning the colloquium theme.
Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.
The editors of the collection of essays on old age and aging in (currently) British theatre and drama have received a few wonderful contributions on Irish playwrights and plays. We therefore decided to potentially broaden the scope of the initially planned publication and include some more essays, focused on Irish and Northern Irish dramaturgy and old age/aging.
We invite abstracts on the following topics but other notions related to age, the elderly and aging in drama across centuries are likewise encouraged:
• biological, chronological, functional, cultural definitions of old age, senescence and aging in drama but also beyond
• performativity of old age (markers of old age; the old body on stage; etc)
(Women + Queer) of Color Critique Working Group CFP
2016 Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference
Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (US)
Villanova University, Villanova, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2-5 June, 2016
Writing of the Pacific in 1870, Walt Whitman proclaimed that the U.S. was "destined to the mastership of that sea and its countless paradises of islands." While the touchstone year of U.S. Imperialism in that hemisphere remains 1898, literary representations of the Pacific and its peoples are present throughout the long nineteenth century.
In the name of the master's program "Aisthesis: Art and Literary Culture – Discourses and Methodologies from a Historical Perspective," encouraged by the Elite Network of Bavaria and of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, we invite you to apply to participate in the project
Debating Aisthesis as Social Perception, Biopolitics, and New Ideas of Humanism
and to present a paper (20 minutes) at a research atelier scheduled for the week of April 4 to 10, 2016.
1. The topic
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The OED defines 'refuge' as "the state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or difficulty." As this all-encompassing definition suggests, refuge is a multifarious concept, subject to many interpretations. Conditions of economic, social and political crisis in our contemporary world have, however, rendered achieving 'refuge' an ever more elusive state.