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American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2017 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

 

Happiness - A special issue of Writing from Below

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:25pm
Writing from Below
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

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).

Southeastern Renaissance Conference 2017, University of South Carolina, Oct. 13-14

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

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.

Etropic: Bold Women Write Back

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Ariella Van Luyn, James Cook University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK

Women and Heresy

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:38pm
Call for Contributions to the Spring 2017 Issue of exCommunicated
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

exCommunicated, the publication of the International Society for Heresy Studies, is looking for contributions from writers and academics on the subjects of heresy, blasphemy, and non-belief. An international, interdisciplinary, and non-sectarian academic organization, the ISHS is committed to investigating the subject of heresy as broadly defined, across disciplines including history, literature, religious studies, theology, sociology, anthropology, art history, gender studies, cultural studies, area studies, and other subjects. Since the organization’s founding in 2014, it has held two successful international conferences and  released five issues of exCommunicated.

#Agreement20: The Legacy and Impact of the 1998 Agreement

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Dr Caroline Magennis, University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Please find the CFP for our Special Collection of essays on the conference theme here

April 2018 will see the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, the central protections of which are currently under threat from the Brexit negotiations, special elections and the RHI Scandal. This special issue will discuss the impact and legacy of this Agreement on social, political and cultural life in Northern Ireland. The Agreement has proven strangely resilient. It has suffered many challenges, from inside and out, for the last 20 years but at the time of writing remains enshrined in UK and Irish law.

The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Melanie A. Marotta, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017

I am seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. An academic publisher has expressed interest.

Unfortunately, one of my contributors has pulled out of the project. As a result, I am seeking an additional essay. While I am looking for an essay, I am happy to accept more if they contain examinations of previously unaddressed areas of study.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200 (Science Fiction Studies, Special Issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.

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