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T.S. Eliot Society MMLA 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:16am
Edward Upton/International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

The Freak and its Discontents: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:18am
Alex Corey, Jason Marrott & Elisabetta Leopardi / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

‘There’s a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma.’ -Diane Arbus

 

The Christian Storyteller

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:18am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

  The   Southwest Conference on Christianity and
Literature will be held at  at the University of Dallas this year.
The theme of this year's conference is The Christian Storyteller, and
the keynote  speaker is Barbara Nicolosi Harrington. We wlcome papers  on all
aspects of narrative,  including film, which is a particular interest
of Dr. Harrington's.  Please submit abstracts of 150-200 words to Dr.
Bernadette Waterman Ward (bward@udallas.edu) by May 30.

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY (3/22/19) - MLA 2020 - Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human

updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:51pm
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a special session panel on the theme "Nabokov and the Risks of Being Human" for the MLA 2020 Meeting in Seattle next January.

The Work of Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Two-Year College Association-West (TYCA-West)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

“The Work of Community Colleges”

TYCA-West 2019

11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV

 

Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

 

In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s. 

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:59am
Tim Carens / victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.

 

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

 

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

 

Culture Mapping 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:38am
NewYorkScapes at New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Proposals for the 2019 Culture Mapping Symposium are due March 1!

Irish Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:54am
Courtney Simpkins/South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

“Pathways: Past, Present and Future” is this year's conference theme. Papers concerning Irish Literature's connection with the theme are encouraged, but not required! 

 

English IV: 19th Century British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:54am
Courtney Simpkins/South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme  takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.

11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:53am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 20-21, 2019 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2019 conference theme, “Becoming Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, peoples, and histories have evolved over time. Presentation proposals on any aspect of this theme, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

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