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Virginia Woolf and spirituality: essay collection

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Kristina K. Groover
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.

Why Kathy Acker Now? (American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:21pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018

With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short volume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making.  But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read?  If so, why?  How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today?  Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome.  Abstrac

Hot Mess: Nasty Feminisms in Performance

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:43am
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

On February 25, 2017 at Fashion Week in Milan, over 40 statuesque women stalked Missoni’s runway in pink pussyhats. Was this a rebellious act of women’s defiance in a world they are systematically put down or a neoliberal opportunism to capitalize on a world in which feminism is a burgeoning trend? This trend didn’t begin with the Women’s March or Lady Gaga, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump’s “nasty” label. Women were “bad feminists” as early as the 1990s. Second wave feminists rejected third wave performers for the controversial way they used their bodies and spoke their minds to a public who didn’t want to hear or see them (Buszek). Today we hear and see them, labeling them and ourselves as “difficult”, “nasty”, and “bad” (Gay).

Strolls Across paper. Celebrating the 140th Birth Anniversary of Robert Walser

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
University of Opole and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

STROLLS ACROSS PAPER

CELEBRATING THE 140th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROBERT WALSER

Opole (Poland), October 22 – 24, 2018            

 

Conference organized by the University of Opole and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Venue: University of Opole (Upper Silesia, Poland), with events held in the (Walserian) Dambrau castle.

 

Conference Committee: Prof. Adrian Gleń, Prof. Jacek Gutorow, Prof. Daniel Pietrek (Opole), and Prof. Łukasz Musiał (Poznań).

 

Adopt, Adapt, Adept -- Pacific Rim Conference -- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
Pacific Rim Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon

March 23rd and 24th 2018

Pacific Rim Conference

University of Anchorage Alaska: English Department

BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK

 

 

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
Sally Joan Jones (MPhil/PhD, University of Chester)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 26, 2018

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium

University of Chester, Friday 14th September 2018

 

The twentieth-century American author Patricia Highsmith is arguably experiencing a posthumous resurgence of popular interest (and, we would argue, not before time), owing, in part, to the recent success of Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Carol 2014, and Anthony Minghella’s earlier remake of The Talented Mr Ripley 1999. Many titles from her extensive repertoire have, thankfully, recently been republished, with tasteful matching jackets, by Bloomsbury and Sphere in the UK.

Images of the Translator and Interpreter in Anglophone Literature, special issue of American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
Adriana Neagu / Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special 2019 issue on Images of the Translator and Interpreter in Anglophone Literature, guest edited by Dr Adriana Neagu and Dr Alina Pelea, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj. The Special Issue will explore fictional representations of translation and interpretation roles across the centuries with emphasis on the dominant motifs, the myths, stereotypes, clichés and their reverberations in Anglophone translation and interpretation cultures.

American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

American, British and Canadian Studies is now accepting submissions for its June 2018 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries. Guidelines for contributors are available below and on the journal’s website, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/abcsj#. 

 

Final CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey--Spring 2018 General Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies
Association of Turkey (ASAT), the Journal of American Studies of
Turkey (JAST) operates with a double-blind peer review system and
publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American
literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions,
politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board
welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic
disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other
cultures. The journal also publishes notes, comments, interviews, and
book reviews.

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