Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian nature writing, tentatively titled Appalachian Nature. While there are locale-specific nature writing anthologies, this will be the first to focus on the entire Appalachian region.
Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and one-act plays are welcomed and demographics traditionally underrepresented in Appalachian literature are encouraged to submit. While all contributions should engage with the Appalachian environment specifically, possible topics or themes include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
-Disability and the environment
The North Carolina Central University Women's & Gender Studies Program is now accepting abstracts for the first annual research symposium Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Durham, NC. The Women's & Gender Studies program is in its inaugural year at NCCU.
Paper, panel and poster sessions are welcome from all discplines and diverse research methods that address intersections of gender, race and / or class. Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from NCCU and the surrouding region are encouraged to submit. Topics could include, but are not limited to: performing gender, representations of gender, historical perspectives, social justice and gender, masculinity, and gendered health and medicine.
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts
Dutch Journal of Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies - Amsterdam University Press)
Guest Editors: Looi van Kessel, Liesbeth Minnaard, Eliza Steinbock (Leiden University)
Deadline (submission abstracts): March 15
CALL FOR PAPERS
April 21-22, 2017 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Odile Cazenave
Professor of French, Boston University
Deadline: 16 December 2016
Guest edited by Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma
As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.” Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.
The meanings of dialects in British poetry – from late 19th century to early 21st century.
May 19th, 2017, Lille 3 University.
Tom Burton (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Jane Hodson (University of Sheffield, UK)
Despite the fact that, quite recently, and ironically, The Guardian headline read “Regional dialects are Dying Out – It’s Enough to get you Blarting” (May, 30th 2016), dialects have always been – and continue to be - present in poetry.
Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism
Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
Graduate Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Maryland-College Park
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University
Abstract proposals due: January 9, 2017
The Henry James Society
Call for Papers
"If I were to go to Japan": Theory and practice of travel in Henry James and beyond
ALA Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston
She looked up from her book. “What you despise most in the world is bad, is stupid art.”
“Possibly. But yours seem to me very clear and very good.”
“If I were to go to Japan next winter you would laugh at me,” she went on.
Osmond gave a smile—a keen one, but not a laugh, for the tone of their conversation was not jocose.