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(call for chapter proposals) Moving Stories: Emotion in, through, and around Texts for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:26am
Ed. Karen Coats and Gretchen Papazian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous?  Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?

 

Fictions of Circulation (journal special issue)

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Update: I am seeking one article and one book review to complete a forthcoming special issue of Papers on Language and Literature

The emphasis for the issue will be on examining self-reflexive (even self-theorizing) texts which may be considered "world literature", as described below:

Medieval History and Marxist Thought

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:13am
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

CFP: 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies

Session Title: “Medieval History and Marxist Thought”

Session Organizer: Luke Fidler (Department of Art History, University of Chicago)

 

Philosophy and the American Renaissance (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In Moby-Dick, Ahab, the monomaniacal captain of the Pequod, famously iterates the following lines: “Hark ye yet again,—the little lower layer. All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event—in the living act, the undoubted deed—there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask!” In this instance, Ahab might be seen as possessed by what John Dewey called philosophy’s endless “quest for certainty.” Thus, Ahab’s monomaniacal discourse can be said to turn on the appearance/reality distinction—a dichotomy germane to Western metaphysics since Plato.

Composition as Big Data

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Amanda Licastro and Ben Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following edited collection. Feel free to share widely (with apologies for cross-posting).

This edited collection, currently under consideration, will serve as a research and methods guide for practitioners interested in conducting large-scale data-driven examinations of student writing.

Global Wars, Local Traumas (Panel NeMLA Convention 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Global Wars, Local Traumas" at the 49th NeMLA Annual Convention (April 12-15, 2018) Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Panel Title: Global Wars, Local Traumas

CfP NeMLA 18: Keeping it Real in the Age of Post-postmodernism (Roundtable)

updated: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:58pm
NorthEast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Postmodernism is clearly dead—its death and what follows it have been theorized in a myriad of different ways, most recently perhaps by the special edition of Twentieth Century Literature entitled Postmodern/Postwar—And After in the spring of 2016. The advancements of digital technology and the pressing need to look beyond the human and onto a planetary scale of existence are frequent explanations for recent shifts in literary and cultural production. But what explains the resurgence of novels written in the realist mode?

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Leadership, Dissent, and Disobedience: Leaders and Followers in a Populist Age

updated: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:12am
International Studying Leadership Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Recent populist movements in the U.S., U.K., and around the globe suggest that the practices and theories surrounding dissent and civil disobedience are now more relevant than ever. With the Women’s March reaching nearly five million people world-wide, sparking protests not only across the United States, but in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, and even Antarctica, it is clear that the praxis of protest will be a hallmark of this period in the twenty-first century.

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
University of Leipzig, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Call for Papers:

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

 

“The coils of a serpent are even more complex than the burrows of a molehill.”

(Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control)

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