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The New Urban Gothic Edited Collection Call for Chapters

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 8:29am
Holly-Gale Millette, Southampton University, Ruth Heholt, Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Urban Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction, Gothic crime fiction, and television whose narratives spring from discourse on industrial and post-industrial urban society. Often dystopic, it was pioneered in the mid-19th century in Britain and the United States and developed in serialisations such as R. L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886); into novels such as Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). Much has been written on 19th century Anglo-centred Urban Gothic fiction and vampiristic, monstrous Urban Gothic, but less has been written on the 21st century reimagining and re-serialisation of the Urban Gothic in mechanised, altered, disabled, and dystopic states of being.

Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Christopher Newport University (VA) seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the "Global Status of Women and Girls." Please see URL (http://globalstatusofwomen-conf.org) for detailed information. The dealine for abstract submissions is September 3rd, 2017. 

(call for chapter proposals) Moving Stories: Emotion in, through, and around Texts for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:26am
Ed. Karen Coats and Gretchen Papazian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous?  Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?

 

Fictions of Circulation (journal special issue)

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Update: I am seeking one article and one book review to complete a forthcoming special issue of Papers on Language and Literature

The emphasis for the issue will be on examining self-reflexive (even self-theorizing) texts which may be considered "world literature", as described below:

Fourteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:19pm
Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs/The University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Department of American Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

Call for Local Stories

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45pm
Yoo-Hyeok Lee/Pusan National University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

 

Call for Local Stories for the 7th Issue of Localities

 

 

 

Twenty Years after 'The Savage Detectives': On the Legacy of Roberto Bolaño (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Roberto Bolaño's novel, The Savage Detectives, we want to address the legacy of this Latin American author. We intend to discuss Bolaño's status in world literature today, as a "local" voice that was never very local, to begin with (he was a Chilean who produced most of his work in Mexico and Spain, and who included cosmopolitan references in all of his stories), but has certainly become "global" in the 21st century. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Global Wars, Local Traumas (Panel NeMLA Convention 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Global Wars, Local Traumas" at the 49th NeMLA Annual Convention (April 12-15, 2018) Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Panel Title: Global Wars, Local Traumas

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