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Katherine Mansfield Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

 

‘But this is all a dream you see. I want to come home – to come home’

Letter from Mansfield to Murry [18 March 1918]

 

New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:45pm
Lars Schmeink
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The German influence on science fiction is substantial, even though it might not register as obvious in the minds of many academics, even less with fans around the world. Kurd Laßwitz might be an overlooked father of science fiction, taking a backseat to the popularity of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne due to a lack of translation, but his Auf zwei Planeten, a novel about a conflict with a Martian civilization, has preceded the imaginations of Wells’ War of the Worldsor Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories. Similarly, cinematic science fiction owes many of its iconic images to the Weimar republic’s early film movement.

NeMLA 2020 Panel: 'The New Lost Generation': African American Expatriate Writers in Paris, 1945-60

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
Courtney Mullis, Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020: Boston, MA

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

In his 1961 essay “The New Lost Generation,” James Baldwin argues that Europe gave the “new” African American expats of the late 1940s and the 1950s “the sanction, if one can accept it, to become oneself. No artist can survive without this acceptance. But rare indeed is the American artist who achieved this without first becoming a wanderer, and then, upon his return to his own country, the loneliest and most blackly distrusted of men.” Indeed, Baldwin asserts that African American expats in Paris gained a kind of liberation through their experience with a culture wholly unlike their own.

[NeMLA 2020] Detecting the Margins: New Perspectives on the Critical History of Detective Fiction (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 2:10pm
Mollie Eisenberg, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since its emergence from the periodical press into the first mass-market novelistic craze, detective fiction has occupied a liminal position in the margins of aesthetic legitimacy—and critical study. Detection is a popular genre, a “literature of escape,” that nevertheless seems to make a claim to, and find purchase in, more rarefied aesthetic and intellectual precincts. Michael Holquist styles detection as a guilty pleasure of the reading classes: “The same people who spent their days with James Joyce were reading Agatha Christie at night.” This panel asks what that liminal position might show us about both the genre and the conditions—theoretical, professional, material—of its study. 

PAMLA 2019: Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics

Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019

For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:

Post-Truth: Perspectives, Strategies, Prospects (January 16-17 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:04am
KU Leuven -- Letteren
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
 

  • Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol)

  • Maria Mäkelä (Tampere University)

  • Jason Reifler (University of Exeter)

  • Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm University)

 

 

Roundtable on George Romero’s Knightriders (1981) (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Another Reason to Celebrate Pittsburgh: A Roundtable on George Romero’s Knightriders (1981)

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019 (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa /Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019

 

Medieval Undead/Undead Medievalisms (A Roundtable) (MAPACA 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:29pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Call for Papers for Medieval Undead/Undead Medievalisms (A Roundtable)

 

A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

 

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

 

7-9 November 2019

 

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

 

Horror Within and Beyond the Nation

updated: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 11:36am
Dr. Christopher McVey, Boston University | Dr. Jack Dudley, Mount Saint Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

To what extent does horror operate as an allegory for the nation and the body politic? To what extent can horror function as an aesthetic space to engage and critique the sociocultural, political, and historical contexts from which it emerges? And what happens if or when horror—a genre that seems inherently interested in troubled borders, marginalized spaces, and unstable boundaries—reaches beyond the nation, into transnational and global contexts?

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