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Race and Renovation in the Contemporary Novel (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

This panel seeks to open a conversation about how formal experiments in the contemporary American novel attempt to find new ways to discuss race, and what these experiments might signal about the future of the novel.

ACLA 2019 panel - Documented Figments: The Critical Value of Reimagining Facts in Biofiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Laura Cernat / KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Since biofiction is gaining legitimacy as a literary category, refining its theoretical framework becomes crucial. One of the main aspects of this process is to understand the uses of a novelist’s freedom to create meaning by altering or complementing the information provided by historical documents. It is our claim that, far from entailing an unfamiliarity with sources or an arbitrary play, the freedoms that biofiction takes are strategic. They express the assimilation of facts into a narrative thread capable of revealing tangled or unspeakable truths that the documents can only suggest, and of inserting these truths into the crevices of dominant narratives.

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Geneva M. Gano/ Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

MELUS Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2019

Sandra Cisneros is perhaps best known for The House on Mango Street, a “little” book that explores the interior life of a Mexican American girl growing up in a Chicago neighborhood.  Although this close focus has tended to position Cisneros as a writer of the minor and the domestic, this panel will investigate the breadth and range of her work and career, positioning her and her work within an intersectional framework that attends in particular to ways in which Cisneros identifies herself and her work as expansively multi-ethnic and multi-national. 

Culture, Community, and Change

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:40pm
21st Century Englishes via the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Culture, Community, and Change: The 6th Annual 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conferenc

The 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling Green State University’s Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America & BGSU Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU English Department, BGSU General Studies Writing, and BGSU Student Organizations.

Conference Date: November 10, 2018

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:30am
University of East Anglia, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Doris Lessing 100: The Writer's Quest, 12th-14th September 2019.The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is hosting an international conference to mark the centenary of Lessing's birth.

Bonnie Jo Campbell and the Midwest – SSML Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We invite paper proposals for a special panel sequence on Bonnie Jo Campbell, who will receive the 2019 Mark Twain Award for Outstanding Contributions to Midwestern Literature. These papers will be presented at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.

(Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:14pm
Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

How do comics and related visual media such as illustrated books, comic strips, and animation represent disability differently from other media, and what new possibilities do they propose for thinking about or visualizing ability?

Join us for a one-day conference at Dartmouth College on Friday April 26, 2019.

Shapes of Futures

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:19am
Shapes of Futures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Shapes of Futures

Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ziauddin Sardar

Rafał Matyja

 

What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan

 

Call for Papers on Subcultures for PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand) 2019, Melbourne, Australia

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:21am
Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal, Area Chair of Subcultures for PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Call for papers for the Subcultures panel at the 10th Anniversary of the Annual International PopCAANZ Conference to be held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 3 - 5 July, 2019.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), in association with RMIT University, is marking a decade (2010-2019) devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures.

The Association is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

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