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Happiness - A special issue of Writing from Below

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:25pm
Writing from Below
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

Emergent research into happiness is still largely situated in fields such as sociology, psychology, and neuroscience. Traditionally the uncontested domain of the Humanities, the question of “How should we live?” is too rarely approached in contemporary literary and cultural studies. Indeed, even in a thriving field such as affect studies, research still largely focuses on negative emotions, ugly feelings (Ngai), shame (Probyn), paranoia (Sedgwick), failure (Halberstam), and the cruelty of optimism (Berlant). But perhaps the critical tide is turning. Scholars are beginning to theorise the end of our well-rehearsed “hermeneutics of suspicion,” and conjecturing what comes after (Felski).

SCMLA 2017: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

SCMLA 74th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 5 - 8, 2017

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center • 6808 South 107th East Avenue • Tulsa, OK 74133

http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY LITERATURE

We encourage papers that engage with or play off of the “Moving Words” theme (see below) and/or position themselves within a posthuman framework. Regardless, all Sci-Fi/Fantasy topics and approaches are welcome.

 

Etropic: Bold Women Write Back

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Ariella Van Luyn, James Cook University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK

Women and Heresy

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:38pm
Call for Contributions to the Spring 2017 Issue of exCommunicated
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

exCommunicated, the publication of the International Society for Heresy Studies, is looking for contributions from writers and academics on the subjects of heresy, blasphemy, and non-belief. An international, interdisciplinary, and non-sectarian academic organization, the ISHS is committed to investigating the subject of heresy as broadly defined, across disciplines including history, literature, religious studies, theology, sociology, anthropology, art history, gender studies, cultural studies, area studies, and other subjects. Since the organization’s founding in 2014, it has held two successful international conferences and  released five issues of exCommunicated.

SCMLA Renaissance Literature excluding Drama (3/31/17; 10/5-8/17)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:54pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 5-8, 2017, in Tulsa, OK.
The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, ““Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations” Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy & Rebecca Sader (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 31, 2017.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visithttp://www.southcentralmla.org/

The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media

updated: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:47am
Melanie A. Marotta, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I am 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. An academic publisher has expressed interest.

Unfortunately, one of my contributors has pulled out of the project. As a result, I am seeking an additional essay. While I am looking for an essay, I am happy to accept more if they contain examinations of previously unaddressed areas of study.

Literature and Psychology (SCMLA, Oct. 5-8, 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
South Central Modern Language Association (Oct. 5-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

500-word abstracts for conference presentations on the topic of Literature and Psychology are sought for South Central Modern Language Association’s 2017 conference in Tulsa, OK (Oct. 5-8, 2017). 

Possible topics include:

Reading and empathy

Reading, writing, and brain research

Narratives of psychosocial development

Psychoanalysis

Text and reader

Emotion and affect

Trauma

Disorders

Gender

etc.

Please send your 500-word abstract, contact information (name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number), and brief bio (2-5 sentences) to

James Kelley (jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu). 

Women and Archives

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:43pm
Edited by Lisa Hopkins and Aidan Norrie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The editors invite chapters of c. 7000 words for an edited collection called Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe. We are interested primarily in historical rather than fictional women, but also welcome discussion of the treatment of historical women in early modern writing and drama. Topics might include (but are not limited to) women whose geographical location is in some way marginal; women in liminal positions and situations; women whose marital status was uncertain or ambiguous; women with mental health issues; women waiting to see if they would or might inherit land or titles; divorced women; women whose status shifted throughout their lives; or women who were neither maid, widow, nor wife.

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