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ACLA 2018-The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators (UCLA, 3/29-4/1, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 1:19pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

CFP: ACLA 2018

The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

March 29-April 1, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 21st , 2017

 

Contact: Mavis Tseng

Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

maviscomplit@gmail.com

 

 

 “We talk about our memories, but should perhaps talk more about our forgettings, even if that is a more difficult – or logically impossible – feat.”

Julian Barnes, Nothing to Be Frightened of

 

The Frankenstein Story in Children’s and Young Adult Culture (10/1/2017; PCA 3/28-31/2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Michael A Torregrossa / Frankenstein and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Friend or Fiend?

The Frankenstein Story in Children’s and Young Adult Culture

A Special Session of the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Sponsored by Frankenstein and the Fantastic, an outreach effort of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

For the 2018 Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 28-31 March 2018

Proposals no later than 1 October 2017

CFP: 2017 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research on Philip Roth

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:36am
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CFP: 2017 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student work written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s fiction.

We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike. 

 

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

Institutions of Theory

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:20am
ACLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

"The first swallows of a recognisably contemporary philosophy and theory took their flight," writes Frederic Jameson, in [Georges] Bataille’s journal Critique.1 They nested in still other journals whose names continue to hold an almost talismanic power over their fields (Tel QuelMerkurePrésence AfricaineCahiers du cinéma, and Screen), as well as a later generation of journals born out of theory’s first American heyday in the 1970s (SignsSubStance, Semiotext(e)Critical InquiryOctober, and Diacritics), not to mention book series published by university and small presses committed to theory’s translation into English and proliferation throu

ACLA 2018: Existentialism and Queer Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:05pm
Chase Dimock - College of the Canyons
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for a panel on "Existentialism and Queer Studies" for the 2018 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Always Periodize? Methods and Implications of Literary History (ACLA, March 29--April 1st, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ralph Clare, Boise State University; Matthew Mullins, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Jeffrey Severs, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the very first issue of Comparative Literature René Wellek challenges A. O. Lovejoy’s insistence that the explanatory power of traditional periodization has been exhausted. In the pages of PMLA, Lovejoy had advocated that literary critics think in terms of “Romanticisms” in the plural rather than “Romanticism” in the singular. “I propose to show,” Wellek counters, “that there is no basis for this extreme nominalism, that the major romantic movements form a unity of theories, philosophies, and style, and that these, in turn, form a coherent group of ideas each of which implicates the other.” Nearly seventy years later, the question of periodization has become central to literary studies once again.

Special Issue on Percival Everett

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Anthony Stewart / African American Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

African American Review is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the work of Percival Everett and coedited by Anthony Stewart and Joe Weixlmann. Because of the eclectic nature of Everett’s output (novels, short stories, poetry, visual art), the potential scope of the issue will be determined by the submissions themselves, but possibilities might include:

Call for Contributors: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

ABC-Clio intends to publish a two-volume reference collection in 2018 titled Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History. The editors seek contributors from fields of history, political science, literature, sociology, communication, and related subjects to write entries in the range of 750-2500 words on a wide variety of conspiracy-related topics.

 

Rise Up: Social Protest in Literature, Creative Writing, & Pedagogy

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Pennsylvania College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

Call for Papers

“Rise Up: Social Protest in Literature, Creative Writing, & Pedagogy”

 

The 2018 Pennsylvania College English Association’s Annual Conference

 

Hotel Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, March 24, 2018

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