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Aigne | Call for Submissions: conference / academic event reports

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:56am
Marija Laugalyte / University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Aigne  

Online Journal of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork 

 

Call for submission: conference / academic events reports 

  

The Specialness of Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

MLA 2019 Special Session: Service Learning & Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Scott Zukowski, Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

As more institutions turn outward to offer unique learning experiences for students, how do we create literature-based service-learning projects that are engaging and impactful?

Looking for presentations on successful service-learning projects that will be completed or in-progress by Fall 2018. 

Faculty-student co-presentations are especially welcome. 

Email CV & 200 word abstract by 25 March 2018.

 

Futures of Feminist Science Studies, Women's Studies Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Call for Papers, Women's Studies Special Issue: "Futures of Feminist Science Studies"

 

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: "Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture" and "Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom."

 

The State of American Literature in the Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:10am
Adam Meehan / Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Session panel for 2019 MLA Convention (Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019):

How has the Trump Era (re)shaped the ways we read/teach American literature? How has it affected American literary production?

Send 250-word abstract and brief bio/CV by 15 March 2018 to Adam Meehan (ameehan@palomar.edu).

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:52pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Embodied Grad Student in Relation This panel considers the importance of various forms of self-making, kinship, coalition, and allyship within the graduate student experience. With an attention to concepts of power and notions of identity, it seeks to explore how we survive and thrive in the academy variously as individuals, as part of communities, and in relation to our objects of study. Abstracts (200 words max) and CV to Christine "Xine" Yao (christine.yao@gmail.com) and Barbra Chin (barbra.chin@bison.howard.edu). This is a guaranteed session organized by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities.

Call for Papers for ELOPE 15 (1), 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:11am
Andrej Stopar / University of Ljubljana
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre.

MLA: Intertexts of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:12am
Brenda Machosky / American Assoc of Australasian Lit Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity.  Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.  

Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged.  See:  https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2019/2019-Presidential-Theme

Leonard Cohen: A Retrospective

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:11am
Kait Pinder / Mount Allison
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

At the time of his death in November 2016, Leonard Cohen had published two novels, eight poetry collections, and several volumes of selected works. In his better-known role as a singer, he had produced fourteen studio albums (which he once claimed to be hardly different from his books of poems), including You Want It Darker, released in October 2016 just before his death. Beloved by fans around the world for his “golden voice” and its signature mixture of the holy and the profane, Cohen was mourned at the moment of a perceived shift in global politics. Cohen died on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections and did not see Donald Trump’s victory.

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