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ICMS 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"

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Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Kalamazoo 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"

 

Since the initial Brexit vote in 2016, conversations about devolution and national identity in the British Isles have become popular in modern discourse. These dialogues are not new; since the Middle Ages, the relationship between regional and national identities has permeated politics, culture, literature, and history. However, much of the focus has been on English perspectives. This roundtable wishes to explore the interactions between Celtic regions—such as Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and Scotland—and how these relationships between Celtic groups in the Middle Ages informs the identity crises evident in Great Britain today. 

 

Own and Other Voices: The 1st Biennial kidlit@hollins Symposium

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Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:25am
Hollins University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

American and English diasporic children’s literature plays a fundamental role in unconsciously reproducing the category of Self as white and male, and the rest of humankind as “Other.” Recent attempts to shift consciousness away from this include the hashtag #ownvoices coined on Twitter in 2015 by Corinne Duyvis, to use, she explains, “for whatever marginalized/diverse identity you want…and for whatever genre, category or form of art you want. As long as the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.” Of course, one marginalized identity no adult can share is that of a child. Still, we speak for children from their narrative viewpoints.

Society for Novel Studies: The Novel's New Worlds

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:11am
Penny Fielding/ Society for Novel Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Society for Novel Studies

Biennial Conference 

Call for Papers: The Novel’s New Worlds

St. John’s College, University of Oxford

April 2-4, 2020

 

Highlights of the conference include:

Keynote lecture by Leah Price 

Special panel on Novel Objects (RÊVE: European Romanticisms in Association)

Keyword and Novel Seminars lead by  Nancy Armstrong – Adelene Buckland – Paul Crosthwaite – Mark Currie – Merve Emre –Alex Houen –  Yoon Sun Lee – Deidre Lynch – B. Venkat Mani –Ellen Rooney – Helen Small – Vanessa Smith –Aarthi Vadde

Peripatetic seminar on speculative fiction led by John Plotz

 

Writing the Self and its Shame (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:36pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Writing the Self and its Shame - CFP (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

Queer Cultural Production in the Contemporary Islamicate World (ACLA 2020 Seminar)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:40am
Duygu Ula (Barnard), Peter Cherry (Bilkent), Etienne Charriere (Bilkent)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Despite widespread calls for increased critical attention to queer cultural production from the Global South, much scholarship still focuses on queerness as it is conceptualized in North American and Western European contexts. With the emergence of homonationalist discourses in the West that frame Islamicate societies as axiomatically homophobic and Muslim queer individuals as oppressed and in need of saving, there is a crucial need to address this lacuna.

Friendship: Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Few relationships are as significant as our friendships. The Buddha was once asked by his cousin, Ananda, “Is friendship part of the path?” The Buddha’s response, “No Ananda, friendship is the whole path,” suggesting the momentous power and meaning attributed to friendships. Certainly, close friendships can be as just as important to us as familial bonds. Conversely, the absence of friends can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Although the general psychological and biological benefits of friendship have been well documented, the actual experience of friendship is a deeply personal one. Not only do we each have our own views on what friendship means, we each have our own approach to choosing our friends.

The Erotic: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:51am
Progressice Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

Tantalizing, alluring and dangerous all at once, the erotic is one of the many great mysteries of the human experience. It crosses racial, ethnic, social, socio-economic, political, educational and age-related boundaries. It causes intense joy and excruciating pain. And it motivates demonstrations of both love and madness, and everything in between. Fragments of letters between long-separated lovers… carved phalluses and voluptuous stone goddesses… music that makes our hearts yearn for something we cannot name… desire and passion that courses through us at the mention of another… all of this and more informs our lives, shapes our perceptions, and guides our relationships.

Backdrops No More: Alternative Visions of Black Girlhood in Afrofuturistic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:22am
College Language Association (CLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019

In 1970, Toni Morrison published The Bluest Eye, which prominently features black female children and adolescents, who she considered to be the “most vulnerable, most undescribed, not taken seriously" characters in literature. Since that time, many authors have paid increased attention to black girls in their works; yet, a great deal of these children and adolescents still commonly exist as backstory or props for more centralized adult characters. However, as Afrofuturism offers broadened representations of and opportunities for African Americans in literature, the genre can also extend fundamental freedoms and alternative realities to black girl characters.

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