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Confluence: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Inquiry

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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:12pm
Published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of

Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work

produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing essays, short stories, poetry,

creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the

kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the

fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged

and explored. Submissions are welcome year-round, and will be reviewed promptly after receipt.

SHARP 2018 Panel: Quantifying the Biases and Value of Book Reviewing and Prizes

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:13pm
Dr Melinda Harvey and Dr Julieanne Lamond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

Proposed Panel for SHARP18

Making it Count: Quantifying the Biases and Value of Book Reviews and Prizes

Convenors: Dr Melinda Harvey (Monash) and Dr Julieanne Lamond (ANU)

This panel proposes to bring together researchers who examine book reviewing, prizes, publishing and other consecratory acts in the literary field through quantification.

Edited Volume on George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:10pm
Thomas Horan, Associate Professor of English, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I need a few 5,000-word articles to complete a forthcoming Critical Insights volume on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Authors are invited to propose specific topics. If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please submit a 300-word abstract by 20 December to tom.horan@citadel.edu. Initial drafts will be due by March 31, 2018. I will review them and as needed return them to you for revision. When the book is published, authors will receive an honorarium of $250 and a complimentary copy.  

Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

This panel proposes to read texts to the letter, to risk close reading as a challenging methodology. In le Risque de la lettre, Isabelle Alfandary explains that “the negativity of writing depends on the otherness that is always already introduced at the heart of an impure and heterogeneous system, one it contributes to shaping—language. Writing does not go without a risk, the risk literature and language run through writing lies at the heart of language itself, and constitutes language as risk. From this point of view the literature of the letter carries the trace of the risk inherent to any act of speech” (Alfandary 2012, 27). Besides, reading a text to the letter, whatever its nature, means having it run the risk of writing.

Call for Papers for Trauma; 12th Issue of Watermark

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:35pm
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is now seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered. 

 

Popular cultures between artifice and trompe-l’oeil

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:34pm
2018 AFEA Conference Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details May 22-25, 2018, University of Nice.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

North-American Popular cultures between artifice and trompe-l’oeil

 

Danièle André and Elodie Chazalon

University of La Rochelle, CRHIA research center

 

Spaced Out. Spatiality in Comics

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Between
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Spaced Out. Spatiality in Comics

Space does for comics what time does for film.
McCloud 1994

How is space thematised and transformed, strengthened or weakened in the narrative comic? To what extent do comics rewrite and reinvent space by offering a place where spatial coordinates can be reconfigured in a utopian or fantastic manner? How does this reconfiguration affect perception devices? And again, how can the representation of spatiality in comics be modified within the network of the ongoing transmedia transformations?

CFP: Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Syracuse University Religion Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Religion Graduate Organization and the Department of Religion at Syracuse University announce the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process on Friday, April 13th, 2018.

Flour·ish: [flǝriSH] (n., v.) growth and development in a good environment; a gesture or to gesture in such a way that attracts attention.

De·cay: [dǝ͘‘kā] ‘(n., v.) to rot organically or the process of decomposition; to deteriorate; to fall into a state of disrepair. Rotten matter. A gradual decline of quality.

American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018 (San Francisco): “Stevens’ Americana”

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.

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