Administrative staff at the Regional Divisions of the MLA will lead a discussion featuring scholars who have successfully developed panels at major national conferences in language and literature. We will consider all aspects of organizing conference panels: writing the session proposal, promoting the call for papers, curating abstracts, facilitating discussion among panelists and audience members, and developing panels into publications. Interdisciplinary session proposals are encouraged. Audience members should come with questions and to share advice from their own experiences. This workshop is in preparation for a guaranteed session at NeMLA 2019 in Washington, DC. 250-word abstracts and 50-word bios.
Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society
Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017
International Conference on Music, Avant-Gardes and Counterculture: October 25-27
Venue: University of Lisbon/ School of Arts and Humanities and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Maat)
Conference organized by: Anabela Duarte (ULisbon) and Andrew Hussey (ULondon)
Call for Participants
Modern Language Association Convention (Jan 4-7, New York City)
“Can we read?”: Literacies in the Era of Fake News
Note: This call is for participation in a Working Group session, which meets for two or three days and includes 8-12 participants. For more information about this session format, please visit the MLA convention website: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2018/New-Session-Formats-at-the-Convention
The new president did not show any interest in higher education until the late stage of the campaign. His pick to lead the Education Department, Betsy DeVos also does not have any background in higher education. In addition to his impulsive and popularist policies that horrify experts, his connivance of white supremacy and anti-intellectualism especially put academe in jeopardy. We have already witnessed unpromising changes on campuses in the U.S. since his appearance for the election. Racial and religious minority groups became targets of hate-motivated incidents. White-supremacist posters and fliers, swastikas, and racial epithets, which were once believed as taboo, cause constant controversies on campus.
Emergent research into happiness is still largely situated in fields such as sociology, psychology, and neuroscience. Traditionally the uncontested domain of the Humanities, the question of “How should we live?” is too rarely approached in contemporary literary and cultural studies. Indeed, even in a thriving field such as affect studies, research still largely focuses on negative emotions, ugly feelings (Ngai), shame (Probyn), paranoia (Sedgwick), failure (Halberstam), and the cruelty of optimism (Berlant). But perhaps the critical tide is turning. Scholars are beginning to theorise the end of our well-rehearsed “hermeneutics of suspicion,” and conjecturing what comes after (Felski).
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 74th Annual Conference, which will be held on October 13-14, 2017, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.
The deadline for submission of full essays (20-minute reading time) is June 16, 2017. Papers may be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, art, or culture. Submission of your work to the Conference is also an automatic submission to Renaissance Papers, the journal of the Conference. Even those articles not accepted for delivery at the meeting will be considered for publication in the journal.
SCMLA 74th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 5 - 8, 2017
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center • 6808 South 107th East Avenue • Tulsa, OK 74133
CREATIVE WRITING - CREATIVE NONFICTION
Completed works of creative non-fiction are preferred by the 3/31 deadline, though abstracts are also accepted. Works should be able to be read in the typical 15 min. time limit. Below is the theme for this year's conference, but all topics are welcome.
Email your work/abstract to Ms. Sarah Shelton, email@example.com.
BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK