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Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Midwest Modern Language Association, "Women in Literature" Permanent Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

 

Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?

 

"Itinerant Dickens" panel at MMLA conference

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We announce a call for proposals for the Dickens Society panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association convention to be held in Cincinnati, November 9-12, 2017.

The topic is "Itinerant Dickens: travel and travelers in Dickens's life and works."

Proposals (250 words) should be emailed to the panel organizer Jerome Meckier at jmeckier@outlook.com by April 5, 2017.

 

Registrations now open - Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature, Lausanne, 11-13 May 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
Kader N. Hegedüs / University of Lausanne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Registrations are now open for the conference 'Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature", taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11-13 May 2017. Please note that the deadline for registration is March 31, 2017.

You will find an updated program, as well as further information about registration, meals and accommodation on the conference website: http://wp.unil.ch/johndonne-space/2017-conference/

For any further information, please contact Kader N. Hegedüs, University of Lausanne, at the address provided above.

Placing the Burneys

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:18pm
Burney Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 

THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA 

The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.

Inspired by the Burney's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."

"Women and the City"

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:19pm
Aphra Behn Society for Women and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 

THE APHRA BEHN SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS 1660-1830 

 

2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 

 

THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

                         "WOMEN AND THE CITY" AND "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA

 

http://www.aphrabehnconference2017.org/home.html 

Inspired by Aphra Behn's legacy as a female professional in London, and Pittsburgh's urban culture and history, we invite papers that explore the topic of "Women and the City." 

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Roger W. Hecht/Department of English, SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 27 – 30, 2017

SUNY College at Oneonta   Oneonta, NY

Watershed:

       1.  A region that drains into a river system

       2.  A critical point that marks a change of course

Irish Literature Panel: SCMLA

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Anna Stone/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

In her poem, "The Lost Land," Eavan Boland declares that  

 . . . memory itself  
has become an emigrant  
wandering in a place  
where love dissembles itself as landscape.  

From Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, Irish literature has always been especially concerned with travel, migration, and the fluidity of national boundaries. This panel seeks papers that examine migration, immigration, diaspora, and displacement in Irish texts.

 

 

Documents in Human Life: Fresh Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
Proceedings from the Document Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

Documents play roles in all aspects of human life. Recognizing this, the Document Academy seeks to celebrate and explore documents beyond traditional and formal academic research publications. We take inspiration from works such as Pablo Neruda's odes to common things and memoir essays telling the stories of particular documents, such as “The Money,” by Junot Diaz. Such approaches have the capacity to illuminate aspects of reality that are overlooked by traditional academic research.

Global Fantastika: Special Edition of Fantastika Journal

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Global Fantastika: Special Edition

Fantastika Journal

 

“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.

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