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The Deep South in the Global South Conference

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Graduate Student Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

DATE: April 6-8, 2017

PLACE: The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Nothing important can come from the South. The axis of history starts in Moscow, goes to Bonn, crosses over to Washington, and then goes to Tokyo.  What happens in the South is of no importance.    

--HENRY KISSINGER, 1969

 

Under the Volcano: 70 Years On

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Helen Tookey / Liverpool John Moores University
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for papers

Under the Volcano, 70 Years On

International conference, Liverpool John Moores University and Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July 2017

 

Confirmed speakers: Sherrill Grace (Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia); Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL; Paul Tiessen (Professor Emeritus, Wilfred Laurier University); Vik Doyen (Professor Emeritus, KU Leuven); Miguel Mota (University of British Columbia); Chris Ackerley (Professor Emeritus, University of Otago); David Large (University of Otago); Patrick A. McCarthy (University of Miami)

 

The Reception of the Latin American 'Boom' Generation Abroad

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

It is well known that the writers of the Latin American “Boom” Generation have influenced authors in emerging nations all over the world. Gabriel García Márquez, for example, played a significant role in shaping the works of Ismail Kadare (Albania), Salman Rushdie (India), and Chinua Achebe (Nigeria). All three of these authors have acknowledged García Márquez as a source of inspiration for their own writings; however, García Márquez’s other contemporaries including Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortázar and more also influenced countless writers abroad. The main focus of this session is to explore how García Márquez and the other writers of the Latin American “Boom” have made an impact on authors beyond Latin America’s borders.

Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Fantastika Journal and Conferences
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

July 3rd – 5th, 2017, Lancaster University

The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies?

CINEMA 8 CFP: Marx’s Philosophy

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:26am
full name / name of organization: 
CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 11, 2016

CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE shares the CFP for its next issue one more time. But this time with additional news.

Mike Wayne (Brunel University London: http://mikewayne.info) is confirmed as a Guest Editor for this issue on Marx’s Philosophy and the moving image, joining the Managing Editor, Sérgio Dias Branco (University of Coimbra).

Oceanic Modernism

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long, University of the South Pacific
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Oceanic Modernism
Editors: Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long

(University of the South Pacific)

 

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Book Collection - Lacan and the Nonhuman

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Michael Dickstein and Gautam Basu Thakur
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

In today’s global landscape, the category of the “human” has assumed a principal position not simply in terms of its ontological centrality but also in relation to surrounding nonhuman worlds. At stake are questions ranging from the impact of humans on the biosphere (the Anthropocene) to their involvement in the virtual world (Knowledge Commons and Ergodicity) to their experiences of the “inner life” of things (Object-oriented ontology and Affect Theory) to the ethical politics over the Other (the terrorist, the refugee, the queer).

The Public “Humanities” in the Eighteenth Century: Roundtable

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:26am
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Defending and explaining the “humanities” and “liberal arts” has become a regular challenge to many of us at institutions public or private. How can turning to the eighteenth century help us to clarify the stakes and to develop more nuanced rather than reactive responses? What were eighteenth-century understandings of the value of the literary, the artistic, the amateur scientific experiment? 

In this era of multiple public spheres and global publics, how was multilingualism or the cultural encounter valued?

2017 International Conference on Life Writing: Self-Representation, Medical Narrative and Cultural Memory

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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 8:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
I-Chun Wang, Kaohsiung Medical University
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Life writing is a genre and a practice of criticism (Marlene Kadar, 1992) that refers to history, literature, and documentary and includes the sub-genres of memoirs, biography, oral testimonies, diaries, epistolary works and personal narratives. The genre writing has been a favorite one for research in the humanities serving to explore identity formation and inner dialogue with the self as well as with critical transitions, such as cultural adaptation, diaspora, migration, and other traumatic experiences. Life writings are an important resource to understand individuals, communities and the cultural impacts of historical periods. The immediate effects of personal letters and journals disclose the past of individuals and collectives.

Reckonings: Essays on American Revenge Narratives (edited collection)

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 3:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kyle Wiggins, Boston University
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I invite proposals for a collection of essays that examines the theme of revenge in American fiction, film, and television. Vengeance – that quest for violent reciprocity – is one of storytelling’s oldest and most enduring plots. But in the modern American imaginary the familiar shape of retribution assumes a new form. Over and over, avengers on page and screen desire not only blood but also symbolic victories. In Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer (1996) a troubled protagonist named John Smith yearns to kill the one “white man [who] was responsible for everything that had gone wrong” for Native Americans.

War in the Whedonverses: Essays on Warfare and Military Studies in the Works of Joss Whedon

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Ensley F. Guffey and Samira S. Nadkarni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP for Edited Book Collection: War in the Whedonverses: Essays on Warfare and Military Studies in the Works of Joss Whedon

 

Editors: Ensley F. Guffey and Samira S. Nadkarni

Publishers: McFarland and Co.

Book Website: warinthewhedonverses.wordpress.com

 

Undergraduate Research and Higher Education of the Future

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Council on Undergraduate Research
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Over the past few decades, undergraduate research has moved from an elective activity that engaged a handful of faculty members and students to a central part of the undergraduate experience at many colleges and universities. The Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly will examine how undergraduate research impacts the landscape of higher education of the future. How does current practice prepare students to be the faculty members of the future? How does the centrality of inquiry-based learning affect the notion of disciplinarity? How does undergraduate research evolve to include a focus on innovation and impact---i.e., turning research findings into applications that change lives?

CFP: The Profession

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Intermezzo
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019

 

 

CFP:  The Profession

 

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication - http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/ - seeks submissions that deal with rhetoric and rhetoric and composition as a profession.

 

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