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Call for Proposals (2018)
The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
on College Composition and Communication (CCCC):
Theme: Inclusive Composition Practices, Processes, and Pedagogies
Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA | Friday May 25, 2018
Irish Journeys: Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities.
The 2018 Irish Famine Summer School and International Conference:
Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park House, the Irish Heritage Trust, and Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University
The 2018 Irish Famine Summer School will take place at Strokestown Park House from 20th-24th June. The theme is Irish Journeys: Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities.
We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.
We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet. Further details on our second keynote to be released soon.
Call for Papers
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 NOVEMBER 2017!
Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 12-17 May 2018
Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
CFP: Early American Literature and Food Culture (ALA 2018)
The Washington Irving Society invites proposals connecting Irving and his contemporaries with food culture studies for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the history of particular foods, the politics of the kitchen, agricultural practices, cross-cultural food encounters, mealtime rituals, hunger, or overconsumption as represented in early American literature. All critical frameworks are welcome. Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words plus a short CV to email@example.com by January 15, 2018.
CFP: Christmas Traditions in American Literature (ALA 2018)
***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic
21-22 June 2018
The Transatlantic Women 3 conference invites scholars representing various countries and disciplines to present on any topic related to nineteenth-century transatlantic women but are especially interested in those dealing with women of the Irish-American nexus. Some of the key concepts include race, stereotypes, assimilation, immigrant reality; conceptualization of space, distance, and identity; movement, and memory—historical and personal. Please see the full CFP here:
Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Motor Culture and the Road
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017
THE HUMANITIES AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEW EUROPE: CULTURE, LANGUAGES, IDENTITIES
8th International SELICUP Conference (Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture)
Portblue Club Pollentia Resort (Alcudia, Majorca, Spain)
24-26 October 2018
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 39th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 7 - 10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.