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CFP Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Bad Kind’: The Dark Energy of the Literary System - Amiens (France) 15-17 March 2018

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:20am
The Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur les Contacts Littéraires et Linguistiques (CERCLL, EA 4283), Université de Picardie Jules Verne
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Coordinators:Kevin Perromat (Assoc. Pr.  Latin American Literature)

 Georges Bê Duc (Assoc. Pr. Modern Chinese Literature)

Contact: mauvaise.litterature@gmail.com

               http://colloque-mauvaiselitterature.blogspot.fr/

 

Call for Proposals and Manuscripts

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:17am
Aporetic Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Aporetic Press is committed to publishing works that do not fall comfortably into accepted categories and established genres.

We are particularly interested in subjects which are not in vogue but nonetheless represent cutting edge thought, dynamic scholarship (including para-academic work) and unconventional creativity. We are willing to publish on the neglected and the niche providing the work is creative and original in approach.

Cluster of Essays on Personification

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:34pm
Yearbook of Langland Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The editors of the Yearbook of Langland Studies invite submissions to a cluster on personification for YLS 33 (2019). In keeping with the journal’s broad interpretation of the scope of Langland Studies, we invite notes and essays which approach the topic from any angle, and which investigate either Piers Plowman itself or texts that are in some way relevant to or contiguous with its tradition. Submissions are due to yls.submissions@gmail.com by June 1, 2018. Please contact the journal with any questions.

Suicidal Remains and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:19pm
N/A
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Judith Butler’s Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015) might best be illustrated as a treatise on the political, social, and ethical stakes—drawing from moral philosophy’s elementary question ‘how best to live?’—of the conditions of livable life. Butler writes, “it may be that the question of how to live a good life depends upon having the power to lead a life as well as the sense of having a life, or indeed, the sense of being alive” (212). In a similar vein, evoking Achille Mbembe’s deployment of the necropolitical, the chasms between rich and poor, human and non-human, citizen and non-citizen, the sovereign, “define[s] who matters and who does not, who is disposable and who is not” (27).

(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

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