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“Hawthorne and Things” MLA 2018 deadline 3/15

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper proposals for a panel on “Hawthorne and Things” at the 2018 MLA.

We welcome proposals that consider “things” in any facet of Hawthorne’s work. 

Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
James Gabrillo & Nathaniel Zetter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Venue: University of Cambridge

Dates: 30th June – 1st July 2017

Religion and the Formation of US Literary Histories (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford UP, 2016), Jeffery Einboden writes that his "excavat[ion]" of "Arabic and Persion precedents that shaped U.S. authorial lives and letters" rests on the ongoing "remappings of U.S. literary origins" which have redefinined the ways we think about authorship, nation-states, and literary texts in the wake of the transnational turn.

Truth and Representation / Vérité et représentation

updated: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:09pm
Australian Society for French Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2017

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 07/03/2017

Truth and Representation
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 
The Australian National University, 13-15 December 2017

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University 

Critical Theories of Education Today

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:54pm
Critical Theories in the 21st Century Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Date: November 3-4, 2017,

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

Conference themes: Given the current political climate, what role should critical theories of education play? The Critical Theories in the 21st Century conference will feature presentations by researchers and student activists. Papers and workshops addressing any of the following are welcome:

Critical pedagogy, history of education, education and social change, movement pedagogy, philosophy of education, critical theory, Marxist educational research, race and education, gender oppression, or other related themes.

“Alternative Facts” and Fictions: Multiplicity, Indeterminacy, and the 2016 Presidential Election

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it?  (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.)  Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (benmerdn@buffalostate.edu).

Scrutinising Beauty

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:22pm
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

SCRUTINISING BEAUTY

 

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

-          Oscar Wilde

 

Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

-          Georges Bataille

 

Reminder: CfP Special Issue: Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Looi van Kessel / Dutch Journal of Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This special issue of the Dutch Journal of Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) will bededicated to the exploration of trans* as a critical approach to rethink the projects of gender andsexuality studies, critical race studies, decoloniality, and translation studies, following the June 2016conference Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts, organised by the Netherlands Research Schoolfor Gender Studies (NOG).

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