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Essay collection: The Robinsonade

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:23pm
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

Energy humanities: What we know and where we are going

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matúš Mišík/Comenius University and Nada Kujundžić/University of Turku and University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.

POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Society for Contemporary Literature @ ALA 2018  | May 24-27, 2018 | San Francisco

POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

This panel aims to explore the various literary spaces—both urban and organic—that define American literature after deindustrialization. How does the postindustrial economy remake the ways that people work in, live in, rely on, and relate to their built and natural environments? And how, in turn, do those new environmental dynamics reshape contemporary novels and poems? 

Literature's Kinkiest Corners

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:01pm
Drs. Howe and Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.

Domestic Space: The Home in American Science Fiction--ALA 2018, San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.”  While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.

CFP Countercultures - Issue 26, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 26th February 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 26, 2018

Recently, there has been an increase in mistrust regarding the political establishment. Forms of expressing this disconformity have been at the centre of public and academic discussion. Countercultures, as attempts to find an alternative to social conformity, are central to these expressions of dissent. Books like Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies: Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right (2017) highlight the resurgence of youth subcultures in the last decade. Correspondingly, counterculture movements on both sides of the political divide have seen their numbers multiplied.

Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:16pm
Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

T(r)opophilia: Haunting/Haunted Places

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:34am
University of Suceava, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The academic journal Messages, Sages and Ages (http://www.msa.usv.ro/), based at the English Department, University of Suceava, Romania, invites contributions for an issue focusing on t(r)opophilia: sense/love of place.

Don DeLillo and Paradox at ALA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:34am
Jesse Kavadlo/Don DeLillo Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Don DeLillo Society plans to have two panels at the May 24-27, 2018 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, on the topic of “Don DeLillo and Paradox.” Throughout his career, DeLillo’s work has balanced oppositions: novelists, and terrorists, life and death, the power of fiction and the power of history, prescience and timelessness, among many others. This year’s panel hopes to explore these paradoxes, but also why paradox, perhaps paradoxically, seems central to our understanding of DeLillo’s work. Please send your 250 word proposal and brief CV to Jesse Kavadlo at jkavadlo@maryville.edu by January 5, 2017.

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