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The Delusional Self or the Artful Self

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:52pm
ASECS 2017, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whether as a self in motion, a delusional self, or a pensive self, the construction and representation of the “self” is central to the 18C.  The scrutiny of self-representation has been taken up through the lens of rhetoric, literary genres, gender, modernity, politics, and history, to name but a few scholarly undertakings. This panel seeks to explore  self-representation as spectacle, performance, testimonial, revelation, and/or deliverance, be they evident in the printed word or in the visual and fine arts. Contributions across disciplines and geographies examining representations of the self are welcome. The use of visual aids is encouraged.

Port Cities of the South: Points of Assembly, Places of connection (ACLA 2017 (July 6-9) Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:51pm
Louise Green and Kristine Kelly/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 ‘Walvis Baai, Luderitz, Lobito, Luanda, Douala, Port Limbe, Bonny, Port Harcourt, Onne, Lagos, Cotonou, Lome, Tema...’ This list comes from the newly established website 'Ports and Ships: Shipping and Harbour News out of Africa' which provides a useful reference point for thinking about port cities in Africa and the spider web of connections shipping routes establish with ports in the global south and beyond. Port cities manage the relation between sea and land and facilitate the movement of people, animals, commodities and ideas across continents, among countries, and between hemispheres.

Returns & Revisions: The Eastward Counterflow from New World to Old

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:47pm
Symbiosis: Journal of Transatlantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

The 11th Biennial Symbiosis Conference

Returns & Revisions: The Eastward Counterflow from New World to Old

Keynote Speakers: 

Eve Tavor Bannet, George Lynn Cross Professor of English, University of Oklahoma

Jahan Ramazani, University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, University of Virginia

Venue: Daemen College and the University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York, USA

Dates: Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July, 2017

De-Periodizing Urban Spaces (NeMLA 2017, March 23-26, Baltimore)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:12pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association

March 23-26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland 

 

Victorian-Modernism. An unlikely match that many might consider intrinsically oxymoronic. In this panel, we invite Victorian and Modernist literary scholars to a productive conversation with a dual purpose. First, to trouble the boundaries between these two periods through papers that treat Victorian and Modernist literary texts as companions rather than as strictly periodized texts in opposition. Second, to examine representations of the city as a key site that initiates this dialogue.

Creative Writing: Fiction & Poetry (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:53pm
Amanda Brahlek / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Mapping the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
ASECS 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Amidst growing population and urban redevelopment, eighteenth-century cartographers turned to maps to structure the changing size and shape of cities. For example, topographical maps provided readers with details that visually enclosed and contained the increasing sprawl of a rebuilding London. Textual surveys, by such cartographers as William Stow, used narrative prose to expand the topographical view in order to show “where every Street, Lane, Court, Alley…or any other Place…is situated.” These maps and surveys flooded the market in the 1740s, the decade which also witnessed the intensifying growth of the novel.

Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries (ACLA 2017 panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Asma Sayed & Pushpa Acharya
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were 'deterritorialized' and 'reterritorialized' not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the story of the Indian Ocean has gained a renewed interest as it reminds us of the greatest mobility and traversal with such an impact that it forces us to rethink how the processes of such encounters operate and what the areas stand for.

The Travel Writings of D.H. Lawrence: A Savage Pilgrimage

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on Lawrence's travel writing and welcomes any submissions relating to this topic. We are especially interested in exploring questions of cultural identity among diverse populations and the contrasts Lawrence explores between his native British cultures and the cultures he visited on his travels. Finally, this panel hopes to investigate Lawrence’s travel writing as it relates to travel writers in languages other than English.

This panel welcomes the following questions but is open to others:

How did he document his discoveries of new cultures and his interaction with them? What preparation went into his travel pieces? What research?

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