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CFP: Literature and the Sea (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:30am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Call for Papers

Literature and the Sea: Maritime Literary Currents

 

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on literature and the sea, broadly defined.  Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the language for the volume will be English.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing has already expressed interest in publishing this collection. 

 

Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

 

SASGLS General Conference: "Things Fall Apart"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:59am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS)/Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Algemene Literatuurwetenskap
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SASGLS General Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

 “Things fall apart”

17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.

Feminist Spaces 3.2 CFW

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:09am
Feminist Spaces Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

CALL FOR WORKS

Feminist Spaces 3.2 (Spring/Summer)

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its sixth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research. Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Natures 2017: Collisions and Collaborations within Contact Zones

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:42pm
The Natures Conference: An Annual Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Natures 2017: Collisions and Collaborations within Contact Zones

The Natures 2017 conference convenes April 21, 2017 on the campus of La Sierra University (Riverside, CA USA).  Learn more about the Natures Conference here.

Deadline for title, 50-word summary, and a 250-word abstract submission to the online submission form is February 20, 2017 (Presidents’ day).  If extensions are needed, just let us know.

Replies to submissions will be made by March 10, 2017.

Deadline to register for the conference is March 20, 2017.

MLA 2018 “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity"

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino /Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Forum on Language Change is accepting proposals on “Language Change: Global (Im-) migration and Linguistic Insecurity” for the 2018 MLA in New York City. With increased immigration to developed countries in recent decades we have seen a proliferation in the number of languages, cultures, ethnicities, religions, nationalities and countries represented by the immigrants.  We seek papers that examine how global migration has an impact on language at the individual and community level contributing to linguistic insecurity and other language-related changes, such as language maintenance, death, choice, lingua franca / ethnolects’ development and other phenomena resulting from migrant contact situations.  How is language policy used to assimilate or margina

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

October 26-28, 2017

Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

at the Oakland Marriott City Center

Call for Papers

ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their

forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We

are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social,

and political dimensions of the arts today.

/ What roles can we imagine for the arts in relation to forms of social action and political

Appalachian Ecocriticism

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.

Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Accessibility/Disability and the environment

-Animal studies

-Mountaintop removal

-Significance of water/Water quality

-Fracking

The Poetics of Mapping: Representing the Built Environment

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Davy Knittle / University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

The Poetics of Mapping: Representing the Built Environment 
University of Pennsylvania 
April 20-21, 2017 

This graduate student conference is conceived as an opportunity to think more broadly about the ways that poetry shapes and is shaped by the environment in which it exists and the way qualitative visual representations of cities are shaped by non-narrative usages of language. It seeks to bring graduate students in city planning and the larger social sciences together with students who are putting poetry into conversation with spatial forms.

Queer Futurities in Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
MLA 2018 - Sponsored by the Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Although we have recently seen the implementation of institutional changes that have altered the legal and socioeconomic status of queer people in the United States (i.e. United States v. Windsor in 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015), queer individuals continue to encounter discrimination, violence, and death based on their gender and/or sexual orientation. The stark rise in murders of trans people of color and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting are just a few of the events that have disrupted the misguided sense of utopia instilled by institutional change, and have brought into question whether it is possible for queerness to link to notions of futurity. 

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

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