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[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

ACLA-The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future (Washington DC, 3/7-3/10, 2019)

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2019 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The deadline is approaching! Abstracts must be received by Thursday, September 20, at 9 a.m. EST. 

Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. 

(Neo-)Victorian 'Orientations' in the Twenty-First Century

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:10pm
Rosario Arias / University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

(NEO-)VICTORIAN ‘ORIENTATIONS’ IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

 

University of Málaga (Spain)

May 15-17, 2019

 

 

Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-)Victorian literature and culture.

Race and Renovation in the Contemporary Novel (NeMLA 2019)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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