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THE GOOD LIFE IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE: UNCOVERING UTOPIA IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY CANON

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr. Bell evoke “Utopia” flatteringly in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South, each mention of the term situates the concept of utopianism at the center of the novel’s labour dispute and makes the reader wonder if Margaret Hale might not be a utopian heroine. Not considered a utopic text, North & South nevertheless engages itself in a conversation about utopianism (and dystopianism). This panel seeks papers re-reading non-utopic texts (or authors) from the nineteenth century as utopic. By June 9th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, dabitz1@gsu.edu.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Realisms in American Detective Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 7:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel invites papers that question and expand the critical discussion on the issue of realism in American detective fiction. Where does detective fiction fit within the tradition of American realism? To what extent does the detective story endorse, critique, or push back against the latter genre’s perceived conservatism? In what ways do realist detective fiction adhere to, or differ from, other genre fiction’s attempts at authenticity? How does the genre codify authenticity and how does the codification change historically? We seek presentations that touch on questions such as these as well as others that uncover novel aspects of realism in American detective fiction.

NEMLA 2017. March 23-26. Baltimore, MD.

Abstract: 300 words

MMLA 2016: French I panel (abstract due 5/30/2016, conference in Saint Louis Nov. 10-13, 2016)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal  (see CFP below).

Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.

The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to

christa.jones@usu.edu by May 30.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of

borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Coldnoon Cities London – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions) IInd Round of Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5:25am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016

 Mapping the Metropolis: Coldnoon CitiesLondon – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions)

 

To read the concept note and call for submissions, please visit: http://coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/

 

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

updated: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 1:33pm
ScanGrads, University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for Papers for the 2017 Berkeley Graduate Student Symposium

“Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World”

 

ScandGrads, the graduate organization affiliated with Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley, is proud to announce the interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium in Berkeley, California to be held March 3-4, 2017.

 

Cultural development and territorial innovation

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:40am
Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Call for papers

 

International and interdisciplinary conference

 

Cultural development and territorial innovation

 

Blaise Pascal University, Clermont Ferrand, France

8-9-10 November 2016

 

In Celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising: Re-Telling the Rising

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:27pm
Alan Delozier/ Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

 

“In Celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising: Art, Articulation, & Inspiration - A Conference in Honor of the Easter Rising Centenary”

“Re-Telling the Rising: History & Research”

Call for Papers

October 21st 2016

Seton Hall University - South Orange, New Jersey

This conference will look at the theatre, art, philosophy, theology, and history of the Easter Rising and its centennial observance as well as the post-rebellion period from a liberal arts perspective. We are seeking papers on the historical and research-oriented aspects of the Easter Rising in particular.      

Please sent an abstract of 500 words or less and your CV for consideration.

LITERARY HERMENEUTICS

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2016

 

PAMLA 2016: "Queering Terror" (Abstract Due 6/10/16; Conference 11/11/16-11/13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

PAMLA 2016, Special Session

Institutional sponsor: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Chair: Stephanie Gibbons, Independent Scholar; Aaron DeRosa, Assistant Professor of 20th/21st C. American Literature, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Session Title: Queering Terror

Abstract (50 words): If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

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