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Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English at Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting. Spokane, Washington. October 12-14, 2017. Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, WA. Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2017. Send questions and/or abstracts to: judy.sneller@sdsmt.edu.

Judy Sneller.Dept. of Humanities, South Dakota School of Mines, 501 E St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995. Phone: 605-430-5956.

DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality. [...] We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Acceptance Speech (National Book Awards 2014)

Global Modernism and Media

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Elize Mazadiego
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

*With the extension of the deadline, we are re-opening our CFP.

 

Panel at Modernist Studies Association 2017 Conference (Amsterdam)

CFP: Global Modernism and Media

 

Modernism as distinctly international is largely discussed through the movement or migration of artists and writers in the multinational metropolitan centers. Despite the global reach of practitioners, there were still many who did not share the same mobility and direct access to traditional artistic centers. We wish to open up the discussion to a different kind of transnational network that fostered reciprocal exchanges and collaboration among cultural producers between the center and periphery.

 

Mellon Foundation 9/11 Museum Conference June 15-16

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
September 11 Memorial and Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

This past September, thousands of family members gathered at the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. At this site, the effects of that day are still obvious: memorial fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, the steady drone of construction on surrounding projects still underway, rebuilding the devastation left behind, and two large steel tridents that once formed part of the external façade of the North Tower visible through the windows of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s entry pavilion. Here, the effects of terror are evident. Here, to quote Pope Francis on his own visit to the site in 2015, “grief is palpable.”

Wooden O Symposium - August 7-9, 2017

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Wooden O Symposium / Southern Utah University-Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM • SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY • AUGUST 7–9, 2017
Cedar City, Utah, USA

The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare. 

The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.

MLA 2018 - Performing Philosophy

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Laura Mielke / ATDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Philosophy,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).

We encourage submissions that take up such topics as: 

MLA 2018 – Theatrical Collaboration

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Laura Mielke / ALS & ATDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).

Canadian Association for American Studies Panel Proposal: The Future of Love

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Meryl Borato
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Future of Love

Despite its ubiquity in literature, music, and culture, the concept of love has received little critical attention in the academy and is often associated with the more negative aspects of critical discourse that are linked with femininity, such as softness and sentimentality. In an era when psychology is the most dominant mode of critical vocabulary and exploration, the notion of love that survives is overshadowed by theories of human desire such as ambivalence.

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