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Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:44pm
ULICES - Univ. of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.

NINE Baseball History & Culture Conference (2/28/18-3/3/18; proposals due 12/1/17)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:44pm
NINE Journal of Baseball History & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces the 25th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

 

Wednesday, February 28 - Saturday, March 3, 2018

 

DoubleTree by Hilton--Phoenix Tempe

2100 South Priest Drive

Tempe, Arizona

 

 

The Changing Faces of Evil

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
The Changing Faces of Evil

including a guided tour of historic sites from the 1755 Earthquake and Tsunami and the ‘Easter Slaughter’ of 1506

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

As we head deeper into the 21st Century, what does it mean to call someone or something ‘evil’? Previously used to describe natural disasters such as the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 or even pandemics such as the Black Death, evil is now used as a popular term by the press and social media to refer to various acts of hatred, violence, terror, brutality and senseless killing.

Freedom of Speech

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
Freedom of Speech

including a guided tour of Lisbon's vibrant and exciting urban street art culture

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Freedom of speech – the right to speak out, to debate, to criticize, to disseminate information on matters of public importance – is one of the most basic of human rights. Article 19 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.” The constitutions and laws of countless countries strive to protect the free-speech rights of individuals and journalists. Yet the right to speak out is not absolute, and it is not enjoyed by everyone.

The Country and the City Rebooted

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
ACLA Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In his 1973 classic, The Country and the City, Raymond Williams noted an ideological divide between the country and the city, stating: “powerful, hostile associations have also developed: on the city as a place of noise, worldliness and ambition; on the country as a place of backwardness, ignorance, limitation. A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times” (1). Williams seeks to bridge this divide by demonstrating the ways in which both country and city were bound together in a complex system of rural exploitation. Nevertheless, today the ideological divide between rural and urban is as strong as ever, as highlighted by the recent U.S. presidential election cycle.

ACLA/2018: Art, Forensics, Memory, and the Public Sphere

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
ACLA Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Organziers: Kaitlyn Murphy, Arizona State University and Stephenie Young, Salem State University

ACLA Seminar @ UCLA, 3/28-4/1/2018

Youth and Violence in Contemporary Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:38pm
49th NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Young adults have historically been both subject to and perpetrators of violence, regardless of social class or culture of provenience. In the 20th and 21st century, literature and media have paid special attention to this relationship, focusing particularly on how violence shapes youths who will become the "leaders of tomorrow." Different cultures assign distinct values to the threats and challenges young adults face and, likewise, demonstrate varying responses to violence against or by youths.

Walt Whitman and the Press (ALA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Whitman Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Call for Papers: Walt Whitman and the Press

Whitman Studies Association panel at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Journal of Juvenilia Studies invites submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Journal of Juvenilia Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The newly-launched Journal of Juvenilia Studies (JJS) invites submissions. The JJS is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Society for Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ) and hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries through their web hosting service. The ISLJ was established in June 2017, during the Fifth International Conference in Literary Juvenilia, which was held at the University of North Alabama. The first issue will be launched at the Sixth International Conference and AGM, 5-8 July 2018, which will be held at the University of Durham.

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