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Conference CFP: #Agreement20

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Dr Caroline Magennis, University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

An Academic Conference at University of Salford, 6-7th April 2018, on the impact and legacy of the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

This will form part of #Agreement20: an academic public engagement project featuring an Open Access Special Issue, digital recordings and journalism.

Keynotes: Dr Máire Braniff (Director of INCORE, University of Ulster) and Professor Colin Graham (Head of English, NUI Maynooth)

Creative Speakers: Jan Carson and Billy Cowan

We seek 20 minute paper contributions for our conference. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

Transformations of Gertrude Stein (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:58pm
Madison Priest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This panel takes its title from Marianne DeKoven’s introduction to Modern Fiction Studies’ special issue on Gertrude Stein, and seeks new perspectives on Stein’s work, life and celebrity. “Cases no longer need to be made for Stein’s importance,” DeKoven observed in 1996; “she has become a figure of limitless capaciousness and magnitude, a site of potentiality.” Two decades later, how is Stein’s critical legacy being transformed? How does her work speak to trends in different fields; and how does new work in those fields in turn reinvigorate readings of Stein?

 

Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Madison Priest, mpriest@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

 

 

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870 MMLA “Art and Activism” Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870

MMLA “Art and Activism”

Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

 

In recognition of this year’s theme: “Artists and Activists,” the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that address the connections, contradictions, and tensions between literary production and political activism in America from 1865 to the present.

Possible topics for discussion include:

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination Summer Seminar

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Bryan Johnson/Samford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Summer Seminar

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination

Samford University

July 9-14, 2017

Led Dr. Bryan Johnson (Director & Professor, University Fellows), Dr. Christopher Metress (University Professor), and Dr. Shannon Flynt (Assistant Professor of Classics)

Old and Middle English Language and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.

In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017

Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision                             

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference                                                                                     

Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival                                    

http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/ 

Submissions sought for upcoming issue of journal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
REPUBLICA INTELLIGENTSIA: A Journal of Literature and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

We are looking for papers, stories, and poetry for the new issue of Republica Intelligentsia. Specifically, we are looking for literary texts that are explicitly philosophical, or philosophical texts, which cross into the realm of literature. For this issue, we want pieces critical of the current turn towards conservatism. Works tackling the environmental crisis, late capitalism, and LGBTQI studies will be considered. For more information and to make a submission, please visit https://www.republica-intelligentsia.com/submissions/

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