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CFP: Poetry and Urban Transformation (ACLA 2019 - Georgetown, March 7-10)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
Davy Knittle (Penn) and Sarah Arkebauer (Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

How does poetry model, resist and press against the material transformation of cities and urban regions? How do poems engage with urban change as it shapes the movement of people, commodities, and ideas, and as it curates affective experience and interior lives?

At a time when urban areas house the majority of the global population, and in which their continued uneven (re)development and decay perpetuates the stratification of access to material, social and economic resources, we are interested in how poetry across historical periods and geographies responds to, synthesizes, and participates in the transformation of the urban built environment.

Nutrition and Health in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:02am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

In the preface to Louis Lémery’s translation of his 1702 Traité des aliments, he argues that “the Ground-work of our Preservation, consists chiefly in a Knowledge of suiting Foods to every Constitution, as it best agrees with; and so the Knowledge we ought to be most desirous of, should be that of Foods” (ix-x). Diet and survival were salient concerns throughout the eighteenth century, and, in turn, literature is bursting with references to the production and consumption of food. However, foodstuffs in relation to health is still a relatively overlooked topic in long eighteenth-century scholarship (approximately 1660-1832).

This panel welcomes papers that explore, but are by no means limited to:

*Dieting for weight loss

Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference (21-23 March 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:40am
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Held in conjunction with the art exhibition “Assembling Animal Communication” 

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

21-23 March 2019 

ACLA 2019: Imperial Performances: Self-Making in Travel Narratives

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 4:48pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

To broaden the conversation surrounding subjectivity, imperialism, gender and travel, this panel aims to advance the study of travel writing by considering performance as a category of significance to the understanding of the social production of travel narratives. Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst, in their introduction to New Directions in Travel Writing Studies (2015), establish a connection between performance and travel, claiming that performativity is a driving force behind the development of travel writing as a genre.

Migrant Works in German-Language Literature: Loss of Heimat and (Yugo)nostalgia (NeMLA 2019 Convention)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:27am
Aleksandra Starcevic / Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yugoslavia’s ties with German-speaking countries are deeply rooted in history. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through to the Gastarbeiter program of the 1960s and 1970s, various historical political connections account for why a great number of Yugoslavs live in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland today. In more recent times, the geographical proximity of German-speaking countries made these an accessible safe haven for refugees fleeing Yugoslavia during the wars of the 1990s. To this day, the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001) remain the most brutal and violent conflict in post-1945 Europe. Following the cessation of violence in the Balkans, many of these refugees returned home, while others chose to stay in their new, adoptive homeland.

Theorizing the Border

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:37am
ACLA 2018 (March 7 - 10, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The aim of this seminar is to bring together new theoretical perspectives on the border.  How might contemporary events have introduced new crossings, flows and frictions, realignments and ruptures that invite rethinking of the concept of a border?  All approaches welcome.

Submit paper proposals through the ACLA submission portal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper?destination=/theorizing-border&semin.... Deadline 9/20/18 @ 9:00 AM EST.

MVSA 2019: Victorian Power

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

 

  April 26-28, 2019                         Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

VICTORIAN POWER

Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference

NeMLA 2019: Collaboration, Community, Learning (Strategies Across Cultures) (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:34am
Leah Richards, Shannon Proctor, Robert Daniel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This roundtable session invites teachers across a variety of disciplines (language studies, literature studies, composition, media studies, cultural studies, humanities in general) to talk about their praxis or to reflect on strategies that may be useful, particularly in helping learners in heterogeneous courses, programs or institutions.

The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)'s 50th Anniversary Convention/Dana Horton (Mercy College)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Panel: The Black Atlantic in Popular Culture

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