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Craft Modernism An Assembly

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

*NEW: deadline for proposals extended to May 26 2017*

Craft Modernism: an assembly

Sussex University, 15 June 2017

We cordially invite you to come and take part in a new type of collaborative event: an assembly of thinkers and of ideas.

We want to gather a group of scholars and practitioners who are interested in instances or representations of craft in modernist writing, visual art, and sound.

We are open to inventive interpretations of the terms ‘craft’ and ‘modernism’. We welcome creatively imagined short presentations that will introduce an image or excerpt that the presenter will ‘speak to,’ and explain the connection to craft.

SASGLS General Conference: "Things Fall Apart": 2nd Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS)/Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Algemene Literatuurwetenskap
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SASGLS General Conference

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

 “Things fall apart”

17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.

New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable) (MAPACA Philadelphia 11/8-11/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:48pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable) (MAPACA Philadelphia 11/8-11/2017)

Call for Papers
New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable)
Proposals no later than 29 June 2017

Session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
For inclusion under the  Medieval & Renaissance Area at the 28th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8-11 November 2017

The Final Frontier: Outer Space and Popular Culture (Special Session, SAMLA Conference 2017, Atlanta, GA, 11/3-5, 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Andrea Krafft
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

This CFP invites papers dealing with fictional representations of outer space, intergalactic travel, and other worlds. This panel is particularly interested in discussing why some texts about outer space remain central within scholarly and popular discourse while others fade into obscurity. Does the value of intergalactic fiction derive from its scientific and technological realism and its ability to, according to Hugo Gernsback, inspire “scientific fact and prophetic vision”? Or, does the staying power of these speculative fictions come from their complex worldmaking and engagement with empire and colonization (as in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series)? What determines whether we return to someone’s vision of life beyond the boundaries of Earth?

Failure to Conform: The Defiant Female Body in French and Francophone Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Women in French at SAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel considers examples of French and francophone literatures, films, and other art forms, in which contemporary women articulate and/or embody nonconformist physicality which challenges social order. How do women speak against or otherwise resist socially defined borders and boundaries of normative corporeality? Presentations may address both thematic and formal examples of textual disruption that is enabled by bodies which run counter to socially constructed ideals related to women, gender, and race. Possible thematic avenues of inquiry include but are not limited to: pregnancy, aging, disability, beauty, and illness.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at Louisville Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 28, 2017

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its eighteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 22-24, 2018. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

 

"The Holocaust and the Domestic"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust survivors. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.

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