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ACLA 2020 : Unfolding the Untold: New Stories from Old Parables

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Tulin Ece Tosun and Lisa Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“I  am  all  for  putting  new  wine  in  old
bottles,  especially  if  the  pressure  of  the  new  one
makes the old bottles explode”

           Angela Carter
“Notes from the Front Line”

WAR MEMORIES (2020) Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:33pm
Le Mans University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

24, 25 & 26 June 2020 (Le Mans University, France)
WAR MEMORIES (2020)
Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian

International Conference initiated by  Professor Renée Dickason (Université Rennes 2), Professor  Stéphanie Bélanger (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario) and Professor Delphine Letort (Le Mans Université)

https://warmem2020.sciencesconf.org/data/pages/CFP_warmem_2020_EN.pdf

Good Omens--Conference Presentation

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:27pm
Mandy Taylor/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

This is a one-time special area for the 2020 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference. 

Conference is in Albquerque, New Mexico, February 19-22, 2020. 

The Area Chair for Good Omens welcomes and considers any and all proposals related to the book, the series, or both. Proposals are especially encouraged on the following topics:

Reminder: NeMLA 2020 Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology: Writing Studies Pedagogy in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference “Risk and Safety” June 4-5, 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

We are honored to announce the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference. This combined conference is organized jointly by the University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) on June 4-5, 2020 in Białystok, Poland, and the topical theme of the conference will be “Risk and Safety” in different areas of human sciences.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Bayer, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg

Dr. Anna Barcz, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature

 

Panel Organizers: Alicia Alves (16apa@queensu.ca), Lin Young (l.young@queensu.ca), and Alyce Soulodre (17as43@queensu.ca)

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, May 30-June 5, 2020

Biofiction as World Literature / La Biofiction comme littérature mondiale - Leuven, 29-31 October 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:43pm
Laura Cernat, KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Biofiction (literature that takes a real biography as its point of departure) is powered by what Colm Tóibín has recently called “the anchored imagination”, which grants the fictional narrative a certain ambiguous (almost duplicitous) credibility. But what do biographical novels mean as world-making vehicles? Is the recent boom in stories that rely on the real past, yet project contemporary visions upon it, only a sign that we are trying to build a coherent world-image of centuries past, or is it also an attempt to bring into being a new way of seeing and/or being in the present?

Poetry and Identity: Shaping and Sharing the Trauma of Displacement (NeMLA 2020 - Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 5:13pm
Lucie HOUDU (for a 2020 NeMLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will broach the topic of shaping a poetic identity through the prism of a traumatic experience of displacement. How does the poet present a disturbing personal history on the page? Coming from one place and being forcibly moved to another also involves confronting a different language and culture: how is such an occurrence translated to the page? Is poetry a space where cultures and languages clash with one another, or does the expression effect a reconciliation? How does this potential blend of languages and cultural references (including code-switching and code-mixing) inscribe a troubled identity, trying to reconstitute oneself via a poetic text?

Routledge Companion to Masculinity in American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:29pm
Lydia R. Cooper & Joanna Conings - Creighton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Masculinity—that hard to define notion of “being a man” or “acting like a man”—is largely understood through cultural expectations and images of masculine performance. Masculinity can seem nebulous, but literary and popular cultural representations of the idea help to solidify it both as a concept and as an identity. Westerns, noir, thrillers, war narratives, working class narratives, and even apocalyptic films and novels have shaped our definitions not only of what it means to be a man, or to be masculine, but indeed what it means to be American. 

 

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