Too often, especially in the United States today, religion is seen as the enemy of socio-political progress and change. But even a cursory glance at U.S. history — the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sanctuary Movement — attests to the role religion and religious individuals have played in resistance movements. This panel seeks papers that consider the influence of religion on political activism and protest movements — and not only in America, but globally.
It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.
Imagining the Last Things: Eschatology and Apocalypticism, 1500-Present
A 2-day conference to be held at the British School at Rome, 25-26 October 2018.
Organizers: Lloyd Strickland and Andrew Crome
Call For Papers
Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Oct 4-6, 2018. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.
Call for Chapters: Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage
Daniel H. Olsen, Brigham Young University
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palmero
In recent years there has been a growth in the academic literature related to travel to sites related to tragedy and death. Labeled as dark tourism or thanatourism, this research has focused on typologizing dark tourism supply and demand, the ethical considerations regarding the commodification of death, as the ways in which death and tragedy are presented to a post-modern consumer society, and how dark tourism sites can be used for reconciliation and healing.
Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.
A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University
Keele University, Staffordshire, Friday 13 April 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
IFTR Working Group, Performance, Religion and Spirituality
CALL FOR PAPERS
For the group’s meeting at the IFTR conference Belgrade, Serbia, 9-13 July 2018
Migration, Exchange, Identity and the Other
in Performance, Religion and Spirituality
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.
The MHK Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Kingston’s life and work. The topic is open. Especially welcome are papers exploring Kingston’s work across genres. How are her thematic and political commitments inflected by artistic choices involving prose, poetry, theatricality, and the cinematic imagination? What is the importance of space and place in her work--San Francisco, Stockton, Berkeley, Honolulu, New York, the Sierra Mountains? Please email abstracts of 2-300 words to John Whalen-Bridge at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 13, 2018.