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CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

updated: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
CinemArts, Special Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its first Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2019 conference.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture.  Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2019 conference).  Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019.  Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.

Ford and Toulon: Biography, Culture and Environment in the 1920s and 1930s

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:31am
Ford Madox Ford Society / Université de Toulon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’.

This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.

[ASLE 2019 Panel] Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers: Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, UC Davis, June 26-30 2019

 

Organizer: Danielle Crawford (dbcrawfo@ucsc.edu), UC Santa Cruz

Decadence [Call for Papers/Reviews]

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
University College London [Dept of English: Moveable Type, Vol. 11 (Summer 2019)]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.

Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.

 

update: call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:40pm
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on treatments of Donald Trump in literature, film, and television, tentatively titled Trump Fiction, under contract for publication with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

Jim Thompson and the American West: A Critical Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:24pm
Meredith James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

  Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906.  Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind.  His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification.  Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America.  As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting, "RPW and Education"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
Robert Penn Warren Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN

"Robert Penn Warren and Education"

For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
following ideas:
 Teaching Warren’s work
 Warren as teacher
 Warren’s students
 Warren’s textbooks
 Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
 New Criticism in the classroom

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