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Queer Futurities in Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
MLA 2018 - Sponsored by the Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Although we have recently seen the implementation of institutional changes that have altered the legal and socioeconomic status of queer people in the United States (i.e. United States v. Windsor in 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015), queer individuals continue to encounter discrimination, violence, and death based on their gender and/or sexual orientation. The stark rise in murders of trans people of color and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting are just a few of the events that have disrupted the misguided sense of utopia instilled by institutional change, and have brought into question whether it is possible for queerness to link to notions of futurity. 

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions in Intra-Asian Travel

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:20am
Department of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Department of English

University of Delhi

Delhi – 110007, India

 

International Conference

On

 

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions

 in Intra-Asian Travel

March 20-21, 2017

Call for Papers

Voicing the Refugee Crises

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Special Session MLA 2018, New York
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Please consider submitting to a special session in MLA convention 2018.

Voicing the Refugee Crises:

The urgency of the current refugee crises in the Western world impels us to examine texts coming from refugee writers seeking hospitable homes.

Deadline 1 February 2017. Send abstracts with brief CV to Dr. Feroza Jussawalla: fjussawa@unm.edu and Lava Asaad: la3g@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017: The University of Arizona’s Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Call for Papers

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 29

 

New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017:

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

 

The University of Arizona’s Department of English

 

April 21-22, 2017

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

“[T]here are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”—Herman Melville, Mardi

 

Joe Orton: 50 Years On

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Deadline for 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers: 31 April, 2017

Possible topics include:

Orton and satire/black comedy/farce

Orton’s TV plays

Orton as diarist

Orton and race

Orton and crime

Orton and art

Orton on screen

Orton and the 1960s

Gay/Queer Orton

Orton and Halliwell

The defaced library book covers

Orton and Leicester

The Orton industry

Orton’s influences

Orton’s influence

Orton’s legacy

Special Issue call for Papers on MIGRATION: Change and Continuity

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:22am
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics: Call for Papers

Special Section on MIGRATION: Change and Continuity
Guest Editors: Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics, United Kingdom and Chinmay Tumbe, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics invites submissions for a Special Issue forthcoming in July 2018, on Migration: Change and Continuity, with reference to internal migration in South Asia or cross-border migration within South Asia.

Margaret Atwood Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Margaret Atwood Studies Journal always invites submissions (from both members and nonmembers of the Society alike). Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 6,250 words, double-spaced, written in grammatical English, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. Please include an abstract. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. There is no submission deadline; we take submissions on a rolling basis.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Reading and its Objects

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:23am
University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

‘Reading and Its Objects’

 

University of Sussex

8-9th May 2017

 

‘What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see

more, to hear more, to feel more. […] The function of criticism should be to

show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.’

-- Susan Sontag, ‘Against Interpretation’ [1964]

 

‘What would a less strong theory look like – one that leaves room for the

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