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“Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Susan Gilmore, Central Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays,  “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:

  

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.” 

 

Revolutionary Book History (SHARP at SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:05am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political Activists and Their Allies," are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism? How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between printing and social justice, activism and print culture?

Twenty-First Century True Crime

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:04am
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:16am
Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

Agency and Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st Century American Literature

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:07am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA Conference

November 9-11, 2018

Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.

 

Panel for SAMLA 90_Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:05am
SAMLA 90, November 2nd-4th_Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:04am
Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences 

Barcelona, Spain 

5th and 6th October 2018 

This international conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to:

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:43am
Organizing Committee TTT2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

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