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Dickens Day 2017: Dickens and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*DICKENS DAY*

Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London

Dickens and Fantasy

 

MLA 2018: Living Law and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

This non-guaranteed panel welcomes up to 250-word abstracts analyzing the relationships, including synergies and tensions, between the literary and legal work of lawyer-authors. All periods/genres.

"Book 'Em: Including the Humanities in Conversations about Crime" (Panel Discussion for National Humanities Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Katherine Gaudet / University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

I am planning to propose a panel on humanistic perspectives on crime for the 2017 National Humanities Conference, to be held Nov. 2-5 in Boston. I am seeking presenters to discuss strategies for incorporating humanistic perspectives into community conversations about crime, policing, and incarceration. The arts, literature, philosophy, and history have the potential to bridge disparate perspectives, which is crucial in addressing such a divisive and important issue. Ideally the panel will include a mix of academic and community-oriented perspectives. Topics could include:

Freedom and Justice: Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
National Economic Association and American Society of Hispanic Economists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fourth annual interdisciplinary summer conference August 10-12th, 2017.   This year’s theme is:  Freedom and Justice:  Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion.  The conference will be held at and co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New School in New York City.  The Freedom and Justice Conference is a social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars who are dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color.

 

War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
The Invasion Network at the Department of History Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’

One-day international workshop organised by the Invasion Network at Lancaster University, 8th September 2017.

 

Key-note speaker: Professor Emeritus David Glover

Call for Papers Deadline: 30th April 2017

 

Graphic Resistance: Comics and Social Protest: MLA 2018 Special Session

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
MLA/ Leah Misemer and Margaret Galvan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

From March artist Nate Powell sharing a poster design for the Women’s March to Phil Noto’s revised image of Muslim American superhero Kamala Khan going viral in response to the Executive Order on Immigration, comics have played an active role in recent social protests.  They have formed the visual vocabulary of protest, taking advantage of the combination of text and image to efficiently circulate ideas of resistance.  The role of comics in social protest is not new.

International Poe & Hawthorne Conference--Kyoto, Japan 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:08pm
Sandra Hughes/Nathaniel Hawthorne Society/Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

International Poe & Hawthorne Conference—Kyoto, Japan

 

The Poe Studies Association, The Poe Society of Japan, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan invite paper and session proposals for a joint conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 21-24, 2018.

 

The 2018 Kyoto conference is the successor to the 2006 Oxford conference and the 2012 Florence conference of the Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson societies.

CFP MLA 2018: The Language of Populism (3/15)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:08pm
David Bahr/MLA-Nonfiction Prose Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This guaranteed session explores populism as a “discursive style” of paranoia, division, identity formation, conspiracy and/or emergency, among other categories. All periods/global perspectives welcome. 300-word abstracts by March 15; David Bahr (dbahr@bmcc.cuny.edu)

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