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Refuge

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:19pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CFP: Refuge

46th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900

http://thelouisvilleconference.com/

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

22–24 February 2018

 

The whole world was a refugee now that the war had at last ended. 

 — Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, or Ruling Passions (1982)

 

Any man, even the greatest, can be broken in a moment and has no refuge. Any theory which denies this is a lie. For myself, I have no theories.

 —Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince (1973)

 

Shakespeare’s Heterotopias in Times of Conflict (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Sonia Perelló / 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks to discuss the worldwide impact of Shakespeare's Afterlives in contexts of social, political or ideological conflicts.

The Global Screen

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
Independent Magazine | Obsessed with Independent Film since 1976
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call for proposals: “The Global Screen” for Independent Magazine.  (http://independent-magazine.org/)

CFP: Special issue- "Women in Buddhism"

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:29am
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The topic of women in Buddhism spans a large geographical and historical expanse, beginning some 2500 years ago during the lifetime of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Throughout the history of Buddhism, women—their status within the traditions, their contributions, and their myriad roles—have been a subject of attention and concern.  The present volume seeks to examine how women’s roles in Buddhism have changed over time, how the women’s ordination movement has developed in specific contexts, and how women have changed the landscape of Buddhism, both as practitioners (lay and monastic) and as scholars in the field.

(1) This issue will examine the changing landscape of women in Buddhism;

disClosure, vol 27: Archives

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 27: Archives

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

 

CFP for ACLA Convention in Los Angeles  March 29-April 1, 2018  Tropical Disasters: New Approaches from the Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:46pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities offers new ways of considering tropical disasters.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and similar incidents were once thought to be acts of God or isolated natural occurrences.  New eco-critical approaches to the field, however, challenge the separation between human activity and environmental events.  

Minor Print Cultures of the Nineteenth-Century United States

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2018 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA

"Minor Print Cultures of the Nineteenth-Century United States" (Panel)

Twenty-First Century Historical Fictions

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past two decades, a preponderance of Man Booker Prize winning novels (and even short-listees) have restored to life vanished worlds, suggesting that the appeal of the past persists in contemporary Anglophone fiction. This roundtable seeks to showcase contemporary historical fiction written since 2000 in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. If historical novels represent sites of contested memory or cultural trauma, then which critical junctures do these recent novels depict? Possible areas of exploration might include wartime novels post-Pat Barker, the evolution of neo-Victorianism, the roles of pastiche and parody, the status of historical metafiction, and the new directions taken by novels from the Antipodes.

Defining Nationhood

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:33am
Harry Olufunwa/ Journal for Theatre and Cultural Studies, vol. 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

In an age in which the centripetal forces of multilateralism are being challenged by the centrifugal pressures of populism, nationalist agitation and the rediscovery of indigenous forms of collective identity, what exactly is nationhood?

Once defined as the enhanced awareness of one's exclusive nationhood, and laden with associated emotional impulses of pride and belonging, conventional ideas of nationhood are being challenged as never before.

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