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MLA 2020: After Work?

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:42am
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Papers sought for a special session at the 2020 MLA Convention. The panel will consider the ways in which working-class writing intervenes in debates about the definition of work, its changing forms, and its political implications. Papers might consider writing that explores subjects such as:

 

- the impact of increasing automation on the understanding and experience of work

- precarity and the “gig economy”

- marginalized and/or criminalized work

- unemployment

- the rise of surveillance capitalism and new forms of workplace discipline

- the increasing exploitation of emotional labour

- domestic work and caring

Scotland in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:37am
CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing

8-9 June 2019, The Pleasance, Edinburgh UK

CYMERA is a new literary festival launching this June in Edinburgh, Scotland’s first such festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. This ambitious event already has a guest list of more than 60 authors from across all three genres (full programme to be announced in March at https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/). Now the festival is inviting early career researchers to participate in its innovative academic strand with this call for papers.

SYNAESTHESIA [UCL English Graduate Conference 2019]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 8:36am
University College London [Department of English Language & Literature]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference, 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? And what kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch? And how do material texts become stimuli for synaesthetic experiences through their interaction with the physical bodies of writers and readers?

SCMLA 2019 Eudora Welty—Open Topic

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:55am
South Central MLA/Welty Society Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

SCMLA 2019 Eudora Welty—Open Topic

 

The Eudora Welty Society panel at SCMLA 2019 welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Welty’s work, particularly projects that engage with the conference theme, “Pathways: Past, Present, and Future.” Send 250-word abstracts and a short bio to Allison Nick at amnick@go.olemiss.edu by March 31, 2019.

 

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference will be held in Little Rock, AR, October 24-26, 2019.  Conference information is available at http://www.southcentralmla.org/

The Handmaid's Tale Sequel (MLA, Seattle, January 9-12, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:28pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Margaret Atwood Society is putting together a roundtable to discuss The Handmaid's Tale sequel at next year's MLA. Unfortunately, the book will come out after MLA's session proposals are due. Thus, send an abstract of 150-250 words (on the lens through which you anticipate reading the novel) and a brief biography to Karma Waltonen, kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

70 Years of The Second Sex

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:41pm
UK Sartre Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

UK Sartre Society is pleased to announce that our 2019 conference will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir’s hugely influential work The Second Sex.

The conference will be held at the Maison Française d’Oxford on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Manon Garcia of the University of Chicago, author of the highly acclaimed new book On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (Flammarion, 2018).

Call For Abstracts

Call for Papers for the 66th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:35pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 66th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.

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