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Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 9:47am
Film and History Conference 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CFP: Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA) 

[EXTENDED] DEADLINE for abstracts: July 15, 2016 

Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice

updated: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 1:04pm
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice

Dewey W. Hall, Editor

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

Call for Papers

 

“Another Children’s Literature”: Writing by Children and Youth

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:53am
Bookbird: Journal of International Children's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue on  “another children’s literature”—one created by children and youth themselves. Usually, “children’s literature” has been assumed to be literature written by adults for children. In this issue, however, we intend to focus on literature created by children and youth. While there has been some critical attention to the juvenilia of canonical authors and considerable educational and psychological interest in what children’s writing reveals about children, comparatively little attention has been paid to the literary dimensions of—and theoretical issues raised by—children’s and youths’ writing. 

The Quest for the Real: Nonfiction for Children and Teenagers

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Bookbird: Journal of International Children's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature invites contributions for a special issue on “nonfiction for children and young adults.” While many children and teenagers prefer to read nonfiction for pleasure (from books of records to military history to sex education) the focus of research and writing about young readers skews extremely heavily towards fiction. Indeed Bookbird itself has not focused on nonfiction since 2003 and no winner or shortlisted candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen writing prize has ever been an author of nonfiction.

Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Anna Battigelli, SUNY Plattsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CFP: Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference

SUNY Plattsburgh

23-25 March 2017

SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting “Jane Austen & the Arts,” a bicentenary conference that explores Jane Austen’s engagement with the arts.  Discussions of the role of the arts, broadly defined, in structuring Austen’s novels, shaping her characters, or enriching her life are welcome. 

The conference website, https://janeaustenandthearts.com, provides additional information and will soon contain online registration links.

Two Shakespeare Panels for ICMS Kalamazoo 2017

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

International Congress for Medieval Studies 2017

 

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2017 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 11-14, 2017.

 

Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The Academic job interview isn't a monolithic entity: each academic institution--ranging from research universities to community colleges--has its own processes. Learning to navigate these different environments is difficult, and job seekers can benefit from hearing from a wide range of stakeholders (administrators, departments chairs, junior faculty, etc.)

To that end, we are calling for a wide range of voices to join our roundtable and examine the academic job interview from a variety of perspectives.

Please submit brief abstracts (200 words) and a bio by Sep 30, 2016.

To submit, please use NeMLA's portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

Premodern Futurities: Speculative Objects and Prognostication in the Medieval World (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Carly Boxer, Jack Dragu, and Luke Fidler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.

Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Barbara Clare
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences'

7-9 November 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

What impact does women's limited presence in key fields of research have upon our capacity to grapple with social and political change? And if gender is ignored as an analytic category, can the social sciences make a meaningful contribution to understanding or resolving issues of gender inequality in society? 

Nihilism .. Utopianism

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2016

Modern Horizons Journal CFP – ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’

 

Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our sixth annual conference on ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’ to be held Friday, 27 October, 2016 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver, Canada. Proposals are to be sent to editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca by 25 July, 2016.

 

Why religion got it wrong? Conceptualising new methods of reading.

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Tapati Bharadwaj
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Why religion got it all wrong? Conceptualizing new methods of reading.

 

Literary scholars need to throw open the doors of what texts constitute the study of literari-ness and the methods of doing so; such an act will allow the discipline to examine and interrogate socio-discursive practices which affect the lives of women all over the world.  Religious texts codify culture and gender norms and it is imperative that literary scholars engage with these texts that perpetuate and maintain oppressive hegemonic institutions.

 

The Hindu Shastras.

 

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