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8th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Irakli Tskhvediani/Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

8thINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN STUDIES

 

October 14- 15, 2016 Kutaisi, Georgia

 

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University, ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia. The event is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia.

We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:

Second CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

Dickens, Race, Empire (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society-sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Baltimore, Maryland,  March 23-26, 2017:

Dickens, race, and empire. This session will explore the many facets of Dickens’s engagement with Victorian debates around race and empire. Open to proposals that examine any aspect of these issues and explore all parts of Dickens’s career, it seeks to consider Dickens within the context of both contemporary and current critical conversations around these key elements of Victorian culture and society.

The link to the NeMLA conference site is at

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

Sport in Italian Literature and Arts: NEMLA 2017, Baltimore MD

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Francesco Brenna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The panel is dedicated to the relationship between sport and Italian literature. How is sport portrayed in Italian literature? How does it function within a literary work? Is sport employed only as metaphors and to add a touch of color, or does it have deeper meanings? What can it tell us about an author? Papers on literary and artistic aspects of sport in journalism or various media, as well as on sport and the visual arts, cinema, etc., are welcome.

 

Please submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016:

 

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16216

Stained Pages: Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Richard Trama/Stockton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Stained Pages:  Fundamentalism, Action, and Reaction in Contemporary Novels

Recent events in Brussels, Pakistan, France (to name but a few places), demand the attention of the world. But, how does an academic organization such as NeMLA engage in discourse abut such violence without appearing to glorify or condone such acts?

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, Julie McCormick Weng, eds.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)           

       The editors are seeking contributors for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period.            

Poetic epistle. Canon, Variables, Functions.

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Carlo Tirinanzi De Medici - Permanent Seminar on Poetry - Trento University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Permanent Seminar on Poetry (SEMPER) organizes its fourth international conference devoted to the topic of “The Poetic Epistle”. It may seem that a poem in letter form has had a limited diffusion through literary history, but it has, on the contrary, been an important part of Western literary traditions since Latin poetry, where, from Lucilius to Catullus, and Horace, the Epistola was established as a poetic genre on its own.

Revisiting C. H. Sisson: Modernist, Classicist, Translator

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 3:16pm
King's College, London and Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Revisiting C. H. Sisson: Modernist, Classicist, Translator

London, 28-29 April 2017

Cybersecurity Ethics: The Common Good and the Digital Commons as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:42am
University of Hull
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cybersecurity Ethics:

The Common Good and the Digital Commons

as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

 20-21 October 2016, University of Hull

 Venue:

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)

Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow)

CFP: The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
Society for the Study of the American Short Story and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

A Symposium of the American Literature Association

 

Keynote Speaker:

J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University

Special Event:

A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer

 

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:

The Politics of the Personal Narrative Essay

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the potential (and threshold) of the personal narrative essay in our first-year writing courses. As opposed to other writing assignments (the research paper, the persuasive essay) that appear more geared toward developing transferable skills, the personal narrative is often considered, to borrow from Elizabeth Wardle, a “mutt genre,” meaning a genre important only in first-year writing courses to which they are also exclusive. However, this panel carefully considers how the personal narrative prompts and encourages such skills as rhetorical maneuvering, genre awareness, and metacognition, which many Transfer Studies scholars (see for instance: Devitt [2007]; Nowacek [2011]; or Russell [2002]) have often prioritized.

Heavy Metal at the Movies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
Gerd Bayer
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased sub­stantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.

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