The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual prize for Outstanding Conference Paper. This award recognizes the best entry for a scholarly essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference the previous year. Entrants should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a national, regional, or international academic conference during 2018 (January to December) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society.
twentieth century and beyond
The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to invite paper proposals for SAMLA 2019 on the conference theme of "Language: Power, Identity, and Relationships." Proposals addressing any aspect of McCullers' life and works are welcome, especially those that contribute new understandings of how McCullers deploys language to institute, reify, challenge, and/or reconfigure power relations at the individual, communal, societal, national, or geopolitical levels. If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amber P. Hodge, Carson McCullers Society Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 20, 2019. SAMLA 2019 will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8-10.
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.
The Medieval in Modern Children's Literature
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Edited by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo
Deadline: 1 November 2019
Freedom of Speech at the Start of the 21st Century
2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th October 2019
This inclusive interdisciplinary conference aims to explore all aspects of free speech at the beginning of the 21st century with a view to forming a selective and innovative publication to engender further research and collaboration.
CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX
Dates: October 10-12th, 2019
This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (email@example.com) no later than March 1, 2019.
Centre for Postdigital Cultures
19th & 20th June 2019
Square One, Coventry University
Call for Papers
Submissions for the screening programme also welcome.
(See instructions at the end of the call.)
The Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), Coventry University, UK invites contributions to its second annual conference, which will explore the phenomenon of ‘Pirate Care’. Presentations and talks will be complemented by a film programme tackling the main theme of the conference.
Conference Theme: “Upheaval and Reconstruction”
Tracing the origins of what he calls the “Myth of the [Great] War,” Samuel Hynes has argued that soldier-poets and memoirists gave this narrative of the conflict its “fullest definition” in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and that it “can be reduced to two terse propositions: the old betray the young; the past is remote and useless” (A War Imagined x). “No generation since then has questioned its validity,” Hynes continues; rather, the soldier-poets’ account is “repeated in texts written by authors who did not experience the war, but who inherited its myth.”
Call for Papers: XV Symposium for Film Music Research
„Music in Documentary Film“
Fri5 - Sun7 July2019 atKiel University
Journal Formes poétiques contemporaines: "Lists and Litanies"
The journal Formes poétiques contemporaines (founded in 2002, Presses Universitaires de Liège) focuses on the formal dimensions of contemporary poetry, with particular emphasis on the immediate present. Each issue discusses a specific aspect, whether general or more technical. Essays, literary analyses and contributions by poets (poems and/or comments on formal features) are all welcome.
"Lists and Litanies” issue