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Spaces & Flows: Ninth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Common Ground Research Networks
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spaces & Flows Research Network: a conference and journal founded in 2010, brought together around a shared interest in the changing shape of human spaces and the social, economic, and informational flows that connect these spaces.

Topics include: Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Geography, Sustainable Development, Urban Studies, Globalization, Public Policy, Politics, Environment, Architecture, Labor Markets, Diaspora, Economic Development, Sociology, Design

Visit our website for more information: http://spacesandflows.com/2018-conference/call-for-papers

"Border Crossers and Crossings: Taking Risks in Writing Fiction" (Creative Writing)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:35pm
Jody Lisberger/NeMLA 2018, Pittsburgh, Apr. 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Border Crossers and Crossings: Taking Risks in Writing Fiction" (Creative Writing) This creative writing panel invites writers to read from and discuss moments in their literary fiction where they or their characters have dared to cross some kind of border. This border might include portraying the life of someone very unlike themselves or outside the spheres of their own world, as in crossing boundaries of race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism, work-life, point-of-view, etc. Or the border crossing might pertain to disrupting traditional forms. Or it might pertain to writing un-p.c. moments or despicable characters or speaking truths that normally don’t get spoken. Or. Or. Or. This panel is not interested in gratuitous violence, porn, or erotica.

Selling Out the Rejects: Adapting the Transgressive 'Other' for the Mainstream

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
Christopher Burlingame/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

It’s been more than 20 years since the release of Danny Boyle’s cult classic adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s gritty novel about a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Trainspotting, but the 2017 release of the follow-up, T2: Trainspotting, begs the question found in more than one headline “but did we really need a sequel?” Welsh’ oeuvre with and since Trainspotting has situated his work within the category of being what James Gardner describes as “transgressive fiction” or that which “violently attacks the center of culture” and is “literature of self-defined immorality, anguish, and degradation.” With this mission of transgression in mind, it seems odd that work by transgressive authors like Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and

'This Land is…': Landscape and Nostalgia in American Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
Christopher Burlingame/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

With Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a backdrop, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys show Michael Chabon finding his footing as a rising American novelist. One of the most notable devices employed in these and his later works is the way that the locations ground his characters and his plot as well as reveal his stylistic flourishes as a storyteller, even before The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay earned him a Pulitzer Prize.

Why and how are place such an evocative facet of many American writers’ work, and how does the repeated commitment to establishing place in American writing position it in a more global sense as a fiction writer?

Symposium: Byron Among the Poets

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:40pm
All Souls College, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Byron Among the Poets

a symposium at All Souls College, University of Oxford

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th January 2018

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
Northeastern Modern Language Assocation (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

NEW REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue November 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:55am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

The Transnational American Periodical

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:32pm
British Library/Network of American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Transnational American Periodical

A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies

British Library, London – 15 December 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:48am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates. We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or non-canonical Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on single author/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2017.

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