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[REMINDER abstract due 5/29] CEA at SAMLA: Popular Culture (11/3-5)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.

Perspectives on Natasha Trethewey (SAMLA 89, Nov. 3-5, 2017, Atlanta)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:40pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This special session invites papers that offer diverse perspectives on the work of Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and SAMLA 89’s Plenary Speaker. Paper proposals may address the conference theme of SAMLA 89, but all topics and approaches to Trethewey’s work are welcome. By June 7, please email a 200-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Harper Strom, Georgia State University (hstrom@gsu.edu).     

The Literary Interface

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:40pm
The Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

This convention will bring together scholars working across the broad field of literary studies to discuss the literary as an interface between different forms of knowledge and processes of knowledge formation, looking at questions of how and through what means the literary is communicated, represented, negotiated, and remade. By placing the concept of the literary centre-stage while at the same time interrogating its role as an interface, we wish to open up for discussion questions about the role, dynamism, and value of the literary in a time of institutional change and ongoing disciplinary formation.

Studies in the Fantastic Issue 5

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Studies in the Fantastic requests submissions for issue 5 of our peer-reviewed academic journal, to be published in winter 2017/18. Essays examining the fantastic from a variety of scholarly perspectives are welcome. For consideration for issue 5, please send submissions to fantastic@ut.edu by August 1, 2017.

 

Submitted articles should conform to the following guidelines:

1. 6,000-12,000 words

2. MLA-style citations and bibliography

3. A separate title page with author information to facilitate blind peer review

4. 1” margins, 12 point serif font, page numbers (but no identifying information in page headers)

 

Call for Contributors: 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:44pm
Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Call for Contributors: 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History

ABC-CLIO, the leading publisher of academic reference works, is developing 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History to be published in 2019. This single-volume project covers the breadth and depth of Asian American history through key events that include diverse Asian American groups including Chinese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese American history. Each essay will be around 7,000 words. Contributor guidelines with samples will be provided.

Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
NeMLA, April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Title: Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

NeMLA

Pittsburg, PA

April 12-15, 2018

Session Co-Conveners: Neil Doshi, University of Pittsburg & Alexandra Gueydan-Turek, Swarthmore College

 

Considering Modernist Confusion

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Otherness: Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies, Autumn 2017.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
Studies in Testimony
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The peer-reviewed, online and open access journal Studies in Testimony is currently accepting submissions. The call for submissions is intentionally broad in nature, allowing for submissions that look at emerging areas of academic interest, in addition to those of continued and lasting relevance from a wide range of academic disciplines.

Subject areas could include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Testimony of survivors

  • Testimony in the digital age

  • Post-colonial testimony

  • Hybrid forms of testimony

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