Logic and Literary Form
Poetics Out of Place
Seeking papers addressing applications of poetry outside the domain of poetics "proper." Abstracts of approximately 300 words and brief bio by 12 March 2017; Rebecca Kosick (email@example.com).
Call for Proposals: “Bildung Across Languages”
MLA Convention 2018
New York City
January 4-7 2018
What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths? Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.
Nation and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
April 14 & 15, 2017
Organized by: Department of English University of Gour Banga
Venue: University of Gour Banga, Malda West Bengal, India 732103
Seminar Concept Note
The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation
A Roundtable sponsored by the LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum for the MLA Annual Meeting in New York, Jan. 4-7, 2018.
Seeking proposals for papers that examine comics and graphic novels considering any aspect of ecocriticism. Please send 250-word abstracts and bios by 10 March 2017 to Juan Meneses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing Rural Women
We invite you to submit an abstract for a proposed collection of critical essays focused on historical and contemporary representations of rural women in North America.
We are interested in interdisciplinary topics and theoretical approaches that help provide new understandings of the lives and experiences of rural women. We are seeking contributors from American studies, women’s and gender studies, ethnic studies, English, popular culture studies, film and media studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and other relevant disciplines. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
This proposed session for MLA 2018 (NYC, 4-7 January) seeks to explore the relationship between race and beauty in the 19th century. How were Victorian concepts of beauty tied to theories of race? Papers that define beauty in terms of Victorian aesthetic theories are especially welcome, as are papers that deal not only with physical beauty but with beauty in the arts. How did Victorian theories about music and art, for example, participate in imperlalism, colonialism, and / or race theory? This session seeks to deepen scholarly understanding of the ways that Victorians theorized beauty, broadly defined, in relation to racialized evolutionary concepts.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium
Call for Papers | http://dhsicolloquium.org
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal.