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"Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:02am
English Graduate Organization (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

EGO’s 2018 Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Conference Theme: “Disruptions, Distortions, and Dystopias”
February 24th, 2018

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/iupegoconference/home

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Bell -- a Rushdie, postcolonial, and modern film scholar, Dr. Bell is an alumni of the Literature & Criticism PhD program at IUP. 

Hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Indiana PA

Deadline for Proposals: January 21, 2018

Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 1:51am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations

Escaping Escapism in Fantasy and the Fantastic

26th – 27th April 2018

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation: issue 16 (open, non-thematic)

updated: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 4:43pm
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation, University of Zadar, Croatia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

 Deadline extended until February 1, 2018!

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 16th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital

updated: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:27am
ULICES - Univ. of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital (May 7-10, Lisbon, Portugal)

English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.

**LAST CALL** Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 9:53am
Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies, Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

**Le français suivra**

Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)    

(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—APRIL 19-20-21, 2018, Université de Montréal)

The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures (Malta Conference, 2019), CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:53am
University of Malta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

 

The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures

University of Malta

Thursday 11th April—Saturday 13th April 2019

 

‘My style and my mind alike go roaming’

-          Montaigne

 

‘The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark’

-     G. K. Chesterton

 

Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema

updated: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 7:28pm
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Akita International University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema (Second Call)

This volume takes up the topic of sexism within American Cinema from its early days of film production to the present. Covering over 300 film entries, as well as conceptual and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics and general audiences alike. The first of its kind—indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market—The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema is a timely companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.

The Comics of Seth DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

updated: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:19am
Dominick Grace
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

 Seth, born Gregory Gallant, is one of the seminal alternative cartoonists. His comic Palookaville, which began in 1991, continues today; issue 23 (summer 2017) will complete the serialization of Clyde Fans, twenty years in the making and arguably Seth’s magnum opus. He has produced the seminal It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken (1996; originally serialized in Palookaville), Wimbledon Green (2005), George Sprott (1894-1975) (2009; originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine), and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists (2011), in addition to numerous shorter strips and illustrations.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Constructing Experience: Narrative Innovations Across Time and Media

updated: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Graduate English Students Association, University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Constructing Experience: Narrative Innovations Across Time and Media

March 23-24, 2018

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Keynote: Robyn Warhol (Ohio State University)

Master Class: Robyn Warhol, Alison Booth (UVA), Susan Fraiman (UVA)

https://uvagradcon2018.wordpress.com/

uvagradcon@gmail.com

 

"In The Margins"

updated: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:55pm
Medieval and Renaissance Student Association California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on April 19-20th, 2018.

 

Contamination: Adoptions, Influences, and Intrusions Across Textual Lines

updated: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:56pm
The Acacia Group (California State University, Fullerton)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Contamination: Adoptions, Influences, and Intrusions Across Textual Lines

The Acacia Group Annual Graduate Conference

California State University, Fullerton

March 23-24, 2018


 

Captivating Criminality 5: Insiders and Outsiders

updated: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:11am
International Crime Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018

 

 

28th – 30th June 2018

Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK

 

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fifth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous four successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders, will examine the ways in which Crime Fiction as a genre is able to incorporate both traditional ideas and themes, as well as those from outside mainstream and/or dominant ways of thinking.

 

The Condition of Contradiction: Implications for Globalization, Identity & Culture

updated: 
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 4:39am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Call for Papers: The advent of neoliberalism after the 1970s in “core” western economies has unleashed a relatively deregulated and more palpably globalized economy. The results have been convulsive in the socio-economic concomitants and contradictions that have followed. They include: intensified, bare-knuckled class striation alongside tendencies toward intensified tolerance and mixing; finance that moves more readily across borders than (many) flesh-and-blood people; cosmopolitanism alongside re-invigorated identity essentialism; and places and identities stuck between global forces and renewed assertions of localism. And all of it subject to 24-hour globalized, new media display.

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:31pm
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Students’ Committee at American Studies Association is sponsoring the following roundtable:

Emerging Scholars: Graduate Students In and Beyond Crisis

We are looking for 5-6 panelists for a roundtable that focuses on graduate school issues for the 2018 ASA conference. This year’s theme:

“States of Emergence,” emphasizes that our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.

 

Two-day international seminar "Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English"

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:54pm
Research Project “Secrecy and Community in Contemporary Narrative in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English

University of Granada, Spain

4th-5th October, 2018

Organized by the Research Project “Secrecy and Community in Contemporary Narrative in English” (ref. FFI2016-75589-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Essay collection: The Robinsonade

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 2:41pm
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations

[updated] How to Teach a Play: Call for Teaching Exercises

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 2:40pm
How To Teach a Play Book Project (2018, Bloomsbury Methuen)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The editors of How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury Methuen Publishers) are seeking submissions of teaching exercises on the 75 most popularly-taught plays at the university level.

How to Teach a Play provides a new generation of teachers with the tools to develop their students’ performative imagination.  Grounded in scholarship, each teaching exercise will call attention to the performance elements of a specific play and show how the performative can illuminate the thematic meaning of the script.  The collection will consist of exercises that connect close textual analysis with performance. 

Off- and Off-Off-Broadway (ALA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:34am
Postwar Area Literature Group - American Literature Association - 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Postwar Area Literature Group panel (1 of 2) at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Off- and Off-Off-Broadway: Papers discussing the birth of Off-Broadway in the postwar
decades, important Off-Broadway plays and playwrights, Off-Broadway-Broadway
crossovers, the importance of Papp and the Public Theater, the Obie Awards, notable Off-Off
New York playhouse (La Mama, Caffé Cino) and regional theater productions, 1945-
1975. Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu and ndib@umail.ucsb.edu by 20 January 2018.

Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s.

Paper proposals on the work of Lyn Hejinian, for the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:45am
Professor Laura Hinton, Department of English, City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.

Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018


The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder.” As an interdisciplinary society from its founding, we encourage scholars and practitioners from any academic field to contribute, as well as architects, city planners, artists, musicians whose work relates to utopian thought and possibility, and dystopian realities and visions. Members of intentional communities are also welcome to attend and/or present. Non-theme related papers are welcome.

Abstracts and proposals of up to 250 words for the following:

The Shifting Landscape of Crime on the German Small Screen

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:17am
German Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

We are soliciting abstracts for a panel at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA September 27-30, 2018.

Traditionally the small screen has portrayed danger and crime in the context of the metropolitan, but shows like Weinberg, Dark, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, among others have increasingly shifted the focus to suburbs, small-towns, and countryside infringing on the tranquility of these supposedly safe spaces. These shows expose the deviance and intrigue of non-metropolitan locales. Does this conflict move from the city and into the small-town or have these towns always maintained an undercurrent of menace, of which we are just now aware? 

Call for Papers for Trauma; 12th Issue of Watermark

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:37pm
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 13, 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. 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 5:29pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Parlour Issue 4: Toni Morrison, Violence, and Domestic Space

“She rolled a bit of newspaper into a tight stick about six inches long, lit it and threw it onto the bed where the kerosene-soaked Plum lay in snug delight. Quickly, as the whoosh of flames engulfed him, she shut the door and made her slow and painful journey back to the top of the house” (Morrison, Sula).

The Philosopher Franz K. - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Papers

 

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 53 (2/2019)

 

The Philosopher Franz K.

 

Editors:

Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)

Monika Stępień (University of Warsaw)

 Sonia Kamińska (Jagiellonian University)

 

 

Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance (SSAWW, 11/7-11/11/18, Denver CO)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Alice Rutkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Please email, to Dr. Alice Rutkowski (rutkowsk@geneseo.edu), by Fri Feb 9 an attached Word document that includes: 1) title of paper with 250-300 word abstract 2) contact information 3) a brief bio statement (no longer than 60 words) and 4) any a/v requirements. Decisions will be made by Mon Feb 12 in time for scholars to – if need be- submit to the general call deadline of Feb Feb 16.

 

Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance

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