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Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:45pm
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

University of Portsmouth

March 24th, 2018

Keynote: Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)

 

Post-Truth, as a concept, seemed to exemplify 2016. The term, in fact, was appointed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, underscoring its pre-eminence. The phenomenon is characterized by notions of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘false information’, but is this simply academic residue from the postmodern debate trickling down to its broader expression in social media?

Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:29am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details » 

22-25 May 2018

Nice-Sophia Antipolis University

 

PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Call for Papers for Trauma; 12th Issue of Watermark

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:07am
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2018

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered. 

 

BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

18th April 2018, Northumbria University

 

BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to draw together a range of approaches and methodologies for exploring various facets of the contemporary shift towards studies of the body and emotions in the humanities.

 

Digital Society and Capitalism

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:34pm
Palgrave Communications (published by Palgrave Macmillan)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Digital Society and Capitalism

Editor: Professor Mike Grimshaw (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

We are inviting article proposals for this special issue to be published in the open access journal Palgrave Communications, published by Palgrave Macmillan (https://www.nature.com/palcomms/).

Separate Spheres and Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:06am
GENCAS (Swansea University Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

Separate Spheres & Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space

Call for Papers

April 19th-20th 2018

Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea

American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018 (San Francisco): “Stevens’ Americana”

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.

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