Sexy Beast: Amorous Monsters, Incest, and Bestiality in Medieval Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Literature, a panel featured at the 49th NeMLA Annual Conference, April 12th-15th, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA.
This critical panel or roundtable invites proposals from scholars working at the intersection of modernist and Anthropocene studies. Presentations might engage with the following quandaries and/or themes, as well as unlimited others:
The International Layamon's Brut Society is accepting proposals for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2018, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
Land and Language in Layamon’s Brut
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for an EDITED COLLECTION WRITING AS A WAY OF STAYING HUMAN IN A TIME THAT ISN’T Deadline for submission of manuscripts: September 15, 2017 This edited collection will continue conversations started at the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning’s 2017 Annual Conference, Writing as a Way of Being, by providing concrete, specific strategies to readers for incorporating the human element in their teaching, writing, research, or/and everyday lives. The human element of our work has never been more important. As conference keynote Robert Yagelski explains, ideological and social pressures have put our institutions under increasing pressure.
For the joint national conference (28-31 March 2018 in Indianapolis, IN) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA), we invite proposals of individual papers or special panels.
Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, & other water craft
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals
Invitation to participate in:
The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune – 4th Meeting
17 November 2017
University of Toronto
Comparatists: Assert yourselves!
We’ve just finished a successful Kickstarter that raised $660 from backers. That money will fund prizes for authors who submit the best “visions” (short essays of 800-1,000 words) of how we might (not) adapt to life in a climate-changed world.
Visions are “fictional” because they take place in the future, but they are based on the storyteller’s imagination or practitioner’s knowledge.
Anyone can submit a story or perspective no matter the author’s background, qualifications or job.
There will be four categories of prizes:
(UN)ETHICAL FUTURES: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND SCIENCE FICTION
16 & 17 December 2017
With pre-conference activities for postgraduate students on 15 December 2017
Hosted by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
Organised by Monash University and the University of Warwick with funding provided by the Monash Warwick Alliance
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 13 August 2017
In the last two decades, Young Adult (YA) literature has become increasingly popular; both the YA fan base and YA publishing imprints have continued to grow at a time when many other subsets of book publishing are shrinking. Debates about whether YA literature qualifies as “High Art” or is always relegated beyond an arbitrary boundary to be “Low Art” are ongoing. Regardless of those debates, YA literature and its adaptations dominate popular culture.